Whisky specialists VCL Vintners has tapped into the growing demand for the amber spirit, and made a name for itself buying and selling some of the world’s finest malts. Rare and maturing whiskies can be potentially lucrative long-term investments for anyone searching for a more secure stock, especially during times of economic and political uncertainty. Scarce bottles and casks have increased in value by around 20pc in recent years, with a Macallan single malt distilled in 1926 selling for a world record £1.5m at auction a few months ago. Meanwhile, the Knight Frank Rare Whisky 100 Index, which tracks actual UK auction hammer prices, revealed that whisky was the best-performing collectable throughout 2018, experiencing a rise in value of 40pc.
Why are more and more people investing in whisky?