When Scotch Whisky International started investing in whisky in 2007, we were truly the new kid on the block. Almost no one had ever heard of investing in whisky (and especially in single malt Scotches) or knew how it was done. Now it’s ten years later and single malt Scotch whiskies are increasingly seen as a perfect alternative for investors who want to diversify their investment portfolio. It’s a well-known fact that whisky gets better the longer you age it. Basically, the same can be said of investing in single malt Scotch whisky: it’s most attractive if you commit to it for a longer period of time.
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An investment in whisky can consist of an investment in raw material (barrels or parts of barrels) or an investment in the final product (bottles). If you invest in barrels you still have influence on a number of factors that affect the value, with bottles you can’t exert any influence. Except by opening a bottle, which will increase the scarcity of bottles of that specific whisky.
"Whisky...? To me that’s a new world that has opened up. A diversification of my portfolio. A very interesting product that will certainly earn us a nice profit in a few years time."
"Savings accounts don’t bring in any money. The future of the euro is uncertain. I’ve had bad experiences with investing in stocks. That’s why I’ve started building up a whisky portfolio and purchased a barrel of Clynelish.".
"Whisky is much more than just a tasty drink. It’s also a fascinating investment. The demand for special whiskies is rising, supplies are falling and that makes the prices go up spectacularly. Being an entrepreneur is looking ahead!"