THe inventors of whisky investments
Scotch Whisky International was born out of pure passion for single malt Scotch whisky. When founder Michel Kappen decided to quit his job at Rabobank in 2002 and focus on the world of his much beloved single malt Scotch whisky, he didn’t know yet that he would discover a new investment opportunity. He started his new career as the Whisky Talker and held lectures and tastings all over the Netherlands, selling bottles of single malt Scotch.
Unprecedented historical return
During his time as Whisky Talker, Michel Kappen also did extensive research into the price development of 620 different whiskies that were bottled between 1936 and 2007 and offered for sale on the market. This research showed that in the period under review the value of single malt Scotch whisky increased by 6.6% on average each year. Armed with this knowledge, he launched his first investment products in late 2007.
Trading in bottles (and casks) of single malt whisky
We are a trading house with a financial focus that has offices in Sassenheim and Montenegro as well as its own location in Scotland. We trade exclusively in bottles and barrels of rare single malt Scotch whisky. In addition, our staff take care of the entire process from raw material to end product, from creating and managing the portfolio to the final sale.
Michel Kappen resignes from the Rabobank and starts as The Whisky Talker
Michel researches the historical value development of single malt Scotch whisky
Introduction of the first whisky investment products
Launch World Whisky Index
Obtained license of the Dutch Authority for the Financial markets
Assets under management: €47 million
Introduction Asset management with whisky.
Opening museum The Unseen Valentino Zagatti Collection.
Assets under management: €65 million
Establishment of the Scotch Whisky Investors Club
Relaunch renewed World Whisky Index
Assets under management: €100 million
Opening branch in Montenegro