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How to invest in whisky: expert tips from a master vinter

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How to invest in whisky: expert tips from a master vinter

Tim Ashley could be a broker at Goldman Sachs. He does come off as a City trader – chatty, gregarious, up for a laugh (and, one day, a drink). But his VCL Vintners firm trades whisky rather than shares from an office that is just beside the Gherkin in the City. Today, Tim is running a business with £70 million of whisky under management with a target of £300 million in the next few years. His aim is to demystify a trade he plainly thinks is a little pompous. Whisky, he notes, has three ingredients. It really isn’t that complicated…