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Cask Volume and Cost Calculator v0.6

Cask Volume (Litres)
Years Matured
Average Annual Evaporation (%)1
ABV at Fill (%)
ABV to be Bottled at (%)

Initial Cost of Cask

You can currently buy new casks
from the following distilleries:

Isle of Arran
Isle of Barra

Final Volume (Litres):
Final ABV (%):

Number of Bottles (70cl):
Number of Bottles at --% (70cl):
Duty to Pay (£):
VAT on Duty (£):

Final Cost (not including bottling) (£):

Final Cost (including bottling) (£):
Cost Per Bottle (£):

ABV evaporation rate is 0.75 of full evaporation rate.
The cost of bottling is set at £2.50 per bottle.
Duty is currently £28.22 per litre of pure alcohol (March 2013).

This calculator is meant only as a guide for those purchasing a cask of single malt whisky to mature and bottle themselves.
Outside factors such as humidity and temperature can not be taken into account and can only be suggested in the average annual evaporation figure.

1 The average is usually between 1% and 3%. 2% would be a good, general figure to try.