VCL Vintners Finance
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Douglas B
Nov 07, 2023
Verified Buyer
Oliver is polite. knowledgeable and determined. He has the gift of the gab but sometimes his delivery is a little too fast.
Nov 05, 2023
Verified Buyer
I am impressed with the knowledge and approachability of the staff at VCL.
The Investment documents arrived with a very nice package of samples of some of my investments. Also, the quarterly VCL Vintners Post is a very educational and entertaining read.
I look forward to seeing my investments grow and to learn more about and enjoy more of the experience of Whisky.
Oct 31, 2023
Verified Buyer
I was looking for an investment that I felt I could engage with, and this seems to have hit the spot. Shane is easy to contact and a pleasure to talk to. He answered all my questions with patience. The transaction was simple to do online. I’m yet to see what the returns will be, but I feel that the personal service, including samples and newsletter, make this an investment I am comfortable with.
Stewart N
Oct 30, 2023
Verified Buyer
Great info from Shane from start to finish.
Easy process to invest in some whisky casks, cant comment on long term results yet but like all investing its risk and reward.
Very happy with VCL and Shane so far.
Michael D
Oct 25, 2023
Verified Buyer
Oliver replied to my initial enquiry by introducing himself and his company in a friendly and informative manner. Every question was answered to my complete satisfaction. explaining the complete process in acquiring whisky casks appropriate to my budget.
Richard W
Oct 24, 2023
This was my first time of selling a cask. Tommy moved quickly, submitted an offer to me, I accepted and within a couple of days the money was in my bank. Fantastic service
Joshua B
Oct 23, 2023
Verified Buyer
Great company to deal with, not pushy in their approach. Clearly at the centre of whiskey trading which cant be told by talking with Shane. Over two years ago I was in contact with Tim who was fantastic also - clearly experienced and sharp. Ive just made my first investment with VCL a couple weeks ago, great communication and care after the investment was made also. Looking forward to the journey. Rated 5 stars on my experience and 8 on 'if I would recommend to friends' as I haven't done an exit with VCL yet, however am confident the investment will exceed my expectations along with how its executed. Very pleased and excited.
Chao-Yuan H
Oct 17, 2023
Verified Buyer
Dr D
Oct 16, 2023
Verified Buyer
A very good experience from initial discussions to finally purchasing the casks. George was excellent throughout and communicated the investment and the regulatory systems. Highly recommended.
Peter W
Oct 11, 2023
Verified Buyer
Very professional service from Ben at VCL Vintners. Absolutely no pressure put on me to invest and I have been kept fully informed of the process throughout. While being at the lower end of the investment level that they deal with, I was not made to feel any less welcome than somebody investing a million quid. The welcome pack arrived today and just shows the quality and level of the company.
Oct 10, 2023
Verified Buyer
George was very informative and provide all the details before I invested. Now I am going to pt up my feet and wait for the returns
Oct 06, 2023
Verified Buyer
No complaints. The VCL team were helpful and knowledgeable.
Ganesh V
Sep 28, 2023
Verified Buyer
Still early days as I only recently invested in Whisky casks. But so far I have found the process relatively straight-forward, and found Shane approachable & easy to deal with.
Andy W
Sep 28, 2023
Verified Buyer
Mr Benjamin Lancaster got in touch after an email enquire. He was pleasant and explained the proses without fancy jargon or pushing you into buying. After the weekend with a planned call he came back with on offer after my concern of leaving myself short of cash. I was then happy with his offer and signed up.
John F
Sep 26, 2023
Verified Buyer
Shane blends friendliness and professionalism, delivering a good balance and generating a very good rapport .
We are first-time investors, so his patience and significant time-investment were very welcome. He answered all questions as comprehensively as I could have wished.
He was proactive, but not pushy, and was receptive to comments on the proposed portfolio of casks; with his help, we ended up with a range that we are comfortable meets our objectives and allows some flexibility.

His excellent service-delivery has maintained subsequent to our investment.

Highly recommended.
Debbie R
Sep 08, 2023
Verified Buyer
From start to finish George was extremely helpful and efficient through the whole process - great idea for a special birthday investment, and we are looking forward to sampling time!
Sep 05, 2023
Verified Buyer
Great service from start to finish from VCL. Ben was quick to respond to my enquiry and arrange a call to talk through my investment requirements. I was impressed with how easy Ben made the process, he listened to me and recommended a cask based on the value I was able to invest. The portal onboarding process was straightforward and clear; 24hrs and I am the proud owner of a cask.
I’m looking forward to working with the VCL team in the future.
Sep 03, 2023
Verified Buyer
Without FCA oversight, it's always hard to take a leap of faith on investment opportunities. I would consider offering more easily-accessed concrete and verifiable proof, especially for the bank, who had many questions to ask.

That being said, the wonderfully professional, passionate and informative staff made the process very easy and transparent. Good responsiveness, good digital access, good choice.
Aug 31, 2023
Verified Buyer
Shane was informative and professional, answered all my questions and made me feel at ease with the investment I made.
lindsey F
Aug 30, 2023
Verified Buyer
Very straightforward. George explained everything in layman’s language, which was perfect. He was friendly and professional and was able to answer all questions knowledgeably.
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.
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