7 %
Historical return

16 %
Return 2007-2018

(Net return. Traded on the World Whisky Index))

Total invested capital

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Why invest in whisky

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.

Creating value

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.


In 2014 we have obtained a licence from the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) ). Since that time we are authorized to offer single malt Scotch whisky in bottles or barrels as an official investment object. So far we are the only whisky investment company in the world that has obtained a licence from a national financial regulatory authority.


All of the bottles and barrels that we manage for our investors are insured. The bottles can be insured against their purchase value or market value. The barrels that are stored in Scotland are all insured against their purchase value plus 30%.

No hidden costs

When purchasing barrels or parts of barrels you pay an all-in price. This means that all of the costs of your barrels or partial barrels for the remaining period are included in the purchase price.
Each quarter you pay a storage fee for bottles that are stored in our whisky safe, similar to the custody fee of a stock portfolio. The storage fee depends on the size of your portfolio.


When you purchase barrels or parts of barrels, we guarantee the number of (0.7 litre) bottles that you will receive at maturity. We also provide a quality guarantee for the whisky at the maturity date. This means that an independent whisky panel must give your whisky a score of at least 80 points out of 100.

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