Rare Bottled Whisky
The easiest and most well-known form of whisky investment is old and rare bottles, an excellent option for new investors looking to get started. Owing to the rise in online auctions, strategic bids can be placed on single bottles easily without necessarily breaking the bank.
Before you get started, it’s important to remember the two main factors in whisky investment: age and age statement (the duration of time whisky has been matured in a cask). What investors also need to carefully consider is that the older an age statement is, the more valuable the bottle is likely to be. Rarer whisky is more valuable, as is the case with most investment-grade luxury items.
Things to Consider
Demand for rare whisky is on the rise, with more serious and seasoned investors looking to commit to entire casks rather than acquiring individual bottles. For those just getting started though, bottles are an easy way to dip your toes in the water and still see significant returns.
Experts recommend being cautious when investing, including making sure the product is stored in an HMRC bonded warehouse and obtaining proof of the origin of the whisky when agreeing on the stock and price.
The team of rare spirit investment brokers at Liquid Opulence can help you navigate the process and choose the best whiskies for investment based on market trends and hidden opportunities.
For instance, long discontinued bottles from the 1960s and 1970s are in huge demand, as are bottles from silent distilleries which will only increase in scarcity (and therefore value) over time. Our team of experts can help you find and acquire the bottles that are most likely to give you a desirable return.
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