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St. Patrick’s Distillery Ltd was incorporated in 2014, and commenced with the purchase of new make spirit and maturing Whiskeys from a number of other distilleries.

The St. Patrick’s trademark is registered in Europe, USA, China and enjoys WIPO status for the rest of the world. We are members of Guaranteed Irish, and are Origin Green approved and certified.

The Founding Directors bring decades of industry knowledge and multi-generational experience to craft and curate multi award winning drinks.
We also produce other Irish spirits: Vodka, Gin, Cream Liqueur, Whiskey Liqueur and Zero Alcohol drinks.

Download our St. Patrick’s Members Club Brochure. 

Why invest in Irish Whiskey?

Irish Whiskey is liquid gold. It is a physical asset stored in Irish Government approved bonded warehouses. Your cask is insured, securely stored and exempt from all taxes until release.

Unlike other investments, Maturing Irish Whiskey has never fallen in value. Over the last 5 years Irish Whiskey has grown 13.4% compound annual growth, with analysts predicting the growth to continue surging. [Forbes, 2022]
We expect that that the value of your Whiskey will increase by around 12% per annum, based on past performance and current supply and demand factors. Returns are not guaranteed.

Irish Whiskey is protected by Geographic Indication Status, as it has a specific geographical origin, distinct qualities and reputation that are due to that origin
– so it can’t be produced, replicated or copied anywhere in the world. For centuries Irish Whiskey was the leading spirit worldwide and for the last decade it is one of the fastest growing alcohol categories internationally, and is soon forecast to resume its rightful place as the worlds’ favourite Whiskey.

"Unlike other investments, Maturing Irish Whiskey has never fallen in value.
Over the last 5 years Irish Whiskey has grown 13.4% compound annual growth, with analysts predicting the growth to continue surging."

[Forbes, 2022]

Where will my Whiskey be stored?

Cork Bonded Warehouse moved to their purpose built site adjoining the Customs House in 1818, and has survived famines, revolutions, civil wars, world wars and pandemics, providing duty suspended warehousing, storage, certification and logistic support to generations of Wines and Spirits Merchants, Distributors, Importers and Exporters. Incorporated as a Company in 1918, its’ current Managing Director, Harry Golden, is now the third generation to hold that position.

The Bonded Warehouses were built between 1814 and 1818 by convict labour. Much of the interior is paved with hand-cut limestone, while the construction of vaults is such that they all remain at a consistent temperature, which is one of the reasons that they were so effective as warehouses for alcohol for two hundred years. Located at the easternmost tip of the island of Cork City in the Port of Cork, the Bonded Warehouses stored goods before being imported, exported or distributed to and from Cork to other locations within Ireland, the British Empire, Europe and the Americas from 1818 to 2016, when they moved to their principle warehouses in Little Island in Cork harbour.

Cork Bonded Warehouse moved to their purpose built site adjoining the Customs House in 1818, and has survived famines, revolutions, civil wars, world wars and pandemics.

How do I invest?

The first step is to reserve your Cask. Once agreement and payment is made, you will receive your cask Certificate, a photo of your named cask and a personalised bottle of St. Patrick’s Irish Whiskey as a welcome gift.

You will also receive a generous founder’s discount on all online purchases of the entire St. Patrick’s portfolio during your cask ownership. A unique gifting opportunity with your personalisation. Once matured, we will assist with either the bottling, onward sale or further aging if preferred.

Contact our Commercial Director Liam Lynch or our Managing Director Tom Keightley.
Or get in touch with us via our Contact Form.

Exit strategies

1. Sale

Whiskey auctions, brokers and bottlers are readily available options. We will contact you in advance to discuss your preference.

2. Bottling for gifting and personal use

We can assist with the calculation and payment of excise duty, the selection of your preferred bottle, label design and print, proofing and bottling. As there are many variables, it’s difficult to determine at this point in time what those costs will be.*

3. Bottling for your own brand

We can assist with the design of your own brand, source glass and packaging, provide barcodes and bottling services. We can also assist with legal compliance and registration with the regulatory authorities in Ireland.*

4. Re-casking

We have considerable experience of secondary aging in Wine, Sherry, Cognac and Rum Casks, and can assist with the process at prevailing costs.*

5. Further maturation

The value of Whiskey rises exponentially as it ages. Patient investors may wish to hold for 10, 12 or more years.*

 

* We will use our economies of scale so that your costs are minimised. 

Questions & Answers

We’re currently offering new make Irish Whiskey in 200-litre first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels. Other options, like Irish Stout, Sherry, Port, Red Wine, Brandy etc., are available on request with a minimum of 24 casks per order.

Cost includes transport to bonded warehouse, insurance, 5 years maturation, bond fees and certification. As all costs are pre-paid – this removes inflation risks. Duty and VAT are payable on removal from bond.

A number of elements affect evaporation rates: origin, grades and quality of casks, temperature and humidity, variations etc. In our experience, the Angel’s share would typically be 2 – 2.5% per annum, so over a 5-year maturation we would expect a 200-litre cask to retain 85% – 90%.

Each Cask bottled at:
63% ABV would yield circa 250 x 700 ml bottles.
45% ABV would yield circa 350 x 700 ml bottles.
40% ABV would yield circa 400 x 700 ml bottles.

Bottling costs in 5 years’ time are not known. We will use our economies of scale to ensure you will get the best value.

St. Patrick’s Distillery Ltd. is a Revenue approved tenant warehouse keeper. Ownership is transferred to the buyer on purchase. Whiskey ownership is exempt from Capital Gains Taxes.

Branding, bespoke bottling and labelling would be key determinates in adding value. Maturing Irish Whiskey has never fallen in value.

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