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How much does an American Cask cost?
The total cost of an American Cask is $3,600. This includes storage and insurance for up to 10 years. This is a one-time purchase made in full.
However, cask owners will be liable for all Import, Duties, Federal, State, and Local Taxes at the time of import.
What’s included in my purchase?
Each American Cask owner will receive one cask filled with Borders Distillery Single Malt Scotch, eight years maturation and warehousing insurance, bottling, shipment, customized bottle label, and one bottle from the first bottling of Borders Distillery Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Is there an app for American Cask?
Our team is working on an American Cask app which will allows cask owners to watch the maturation of their cask.
How do I get my cask?
After storing your American Cask at The Borders Distillery warehouse in Scotland, we will bottle and ship your Single Malt Scotch Whisky to an assigned U.S. bonded warehouse.. From there, customers can make arrangements with the warehouse company, a customs broker, or licensed distributor/retailer for payment of applicable taxes and duties (see FAQ No. 1) and to collect or receive their bottles.
This is subject to the current laws and regulations for imports in the USA. Please note at the time of writing (2022) we cannot currently deliver to the states of Alaska and Hawaii.
Can I visit The Borders Distillery and sample my American Cask?
American Cask owners are welcome to visit The Borders Distillery all year round and will receive a complimentary tour, for up to six people, from one of our expert distillers. You will be invited to taste Borders Distillery spirit.
However, you will not be able to sample directly from your cask. Once your cask has been filled, you will be given access to a live app that will allow you to track the flavor development of your Scotch Whisky after the first year of maturation.
How many liters of alcohol do I get from my American Cask?
We predict each American Cask will produce an estimated 270 70cl bottles, at 92% PROOF. Please note this may vary as each cask matures in its own way.
Can I store my American Cask for longer than 8 years?
Yes, by arrangement. At the time of writing (2022) the annual storage fee is $42.00 per cask per calendar year. We can’t predict where this will be but the fees for storage have been stable and consistent at this level for the last ten years.
Where and how are the casks stored?
American Casks are stored in a secure bonded warehouse owned by The Borders Distillery, a mile and half from the distillery. Each cask carries your personal identification code.
I hear a lot about the Angels Share. Can you explain to me what this is?
On average up to 2% of the cask contents naturally evaporate each year and at the same time the strength of the spirit decreases. The evaporation rate for each cask will vary and the amount of liquid and/or strength of the spirit therefore varies between casks.
When can I bottle my cask?
You can bottle your American Cask after 8 years of storage.
Will I get to design my own label?
Each label will carry a standardized format which includes all US legally mandated information. There will be space on the label for your own words and images. A member of The Borders Distillery team will be in touch when your label is ready to be designed.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.