VCL Vintners
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  • 173 Reviews
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Jun 10, 2021
this was my third whisky cask investment,for my pension pot,and had Benjamin Lancaster to thank for his knowledge and knowhow on anything whisky,he sure knows his stuff,I will be back later on this year for another go,cheers Ben.
Jun 08, 2021
wow what an experience Dillon Southgate has given us.
1st time investors who are conservative in their views to say the least.
Dillion was very patient informative and made the procedure seem very smooth.
previously I was looking to invest in fixed bonds but didn't feel and like the way it was being dealt with.
a total opposite experience with VCL Vintiners
Jun 07, 2021
The process to purchase is easy (selling hopefully too, in time). The concept of taking a share of profits made means VCL is incentivised to get the best price when the time comes to sell.
Jun 02, 2021
This was my first dip into the world of cask investment. I’m a risk averse person by nature, but speaking to Ben on a number of occasions, he patiently went through the numbers and statistics (as well as potential risks). Importantly, I didn’t feel pressured in to making a decision about a particular product or even rushed to make a decision of whether or not I would even invest.

I found Ben to be knowledgeable and always available to respond to my queries (even on weekends!).

This is of course only my first impressions in what I hope to be a long lasting relationship with VCL. But it is all too common to see companies put in a lot of effort to get the new customers and less interest in keeping existing customers. However, from what I have heard VCL do have quite a few things lined up for existing customers. Time will tell.

All in all ... great start to the new world for me.
Jun 01, 2021
Great service including on follow up for some samples. Thanks Dillon.
May 31, 2021
Ben was professional and not pushy at all. He was really good at selecting some barrels for me within my budget, which had the most potential for a decent return and then left me as long as I needed to make the decision to buy. I'm looking forward to seeing how they perform over the next decade and if I'm already considering investing more as soon as I'm able.
May 25, 2021
I have been quietly impressed with VCL. The discussions with Ben Lancaster were open and honest. I felt the flexibility of the investment plan suited my circumstances perfectly. I took the opportunity to contact one of the distilleries I had been recommended in my portfolio. They spoke very highly of VCL and the professional way they conduct their business. This is my first investment of this kind and I'm looking forward to see how things progress. And hopefully a long and successful partnership.
May 25, 2021
As I am new to whisky investment, I carried out my own research prior to contacting VCL Vintners. I spoke to Ben who was very knowledgeable about the product & investment opportunity. I wanted to buy whisky purely as a good investment. The no fee until eventual sale was a very positive indicator to me that VCL will work hard to fulfil their projections especially when it's 10% of profit, not the invested amount. Also I was reassured that I hold title to the whisky casks,( for which title documents were sent very promptly after purchase), allaying my fears should VCL cease trading. As I was made aware of which distillery my investment would be placed, I was able to check directly on the distillers own website that the investment projections were/are reasonable. A very positive experience and I look forward to seeing if the industry continues to provide very good returns. VCL (Ben) has been professional throughout and I would not hesitate to recommend VCL Vintners.
May 25, 2021
Ben at VCL has been excellent to deal with. Great communication and guided me through the process in a very straightforward way and provided excellent recommendations!
May 25, 2021
Adter an initial chat, I was very pleased to receive the presentation package which is well prepared and extremely interesting. The 'proof' will be not only in the tasting, but in the 'expert' selection. Fingers crossed and hopefully promises fulfilled...
May 18, 2021
excellent and knowledgeable service in putting a good starting portfolio together
which I can build on in the future
May 07, 2021
Dillion was hugely professional and easy to engage. Information was presented clearly and thoughtfully.
Apr 27, 2021
An excellent future investment opportunity not to miss out on!!
Apr 27, 2021
Very easy to get investing for the first time and excellent advice!
Apr 23, 2021
Highly satisfying. I received clear to the point information allowing me, being new in this sector, to go ahead with my first investment. Very exciting indeed.
Thank you for your support!
Apr 13, 2021
This was my first experience buying whisky casks and I have been extremely well accompanied by Benjamin, from the choice of casks to the final admin details. I can only but recommend VCL to anyone interested in diversifying investments.
Apr 07, 2021
Found Stuart very informative and helpful as this my first investment in Whisky. I found VCL easy to deal with and no hard sell.
Maybe more regular updates on the current market would useful, but it is early days in my investment.
Mar 27, 2021
Very helpful and supportive, always informative and keep in touch and update me on my investment. They sent me free tasters of the whiskey I invested in and I would definitely recommend going through them for a whiskey cask investment.
Mar 08, 2021
The customer service from Benjamin Lancaster was first class from the outset in terms of providing insight, to completing a purchase with complete confidence in VCL
Mar 08, 2021
Wonderful service, straightforward contract, would recommend to anyone thinking seriously about investing in whisky.
About VCL Vintners
Based in London, VCL Vintners are a team of fine wine & spirit specialists with years of experience in buying and selling the world’s finest and rarest wines and whiskies.
VCL Vintners is a Verified Merchant
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