According to 2019 annual Wealth Report from Knight Frank, rare whisky was the best performing collectable in 2018, experiencing a meteoric rise in value of 40% after only just being featured in the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index for the first time.
The Scotch whisky market is enormous. To the UK economy it is worth approximately £5 billion and accounts for around 25% of UK food and drinks exports with more than 90% of Scotch production sold abroad. Broadly speaking, the luxury whisky investment market is booming- genuinely rare and unrepeatable whiskies are what the market desires and as a result the potential for long-term growth is enormous as demand is increasingly high and supply finite.
VCL Vintners maintain regular contact with Scottish distillers, bottling agents and experienced brokers of Single Malt Whisky and relishes the opportunity to search out that once-in-a-lifetime cask or bottle. If it exists we will hunt it down!
The opportunities in whisky extend beyond that of Scotch alone. Japanese whisky represents an opportunity for astute investors, with Karuizawa whisky standing at the top of the global whisky market, with the brand rising most in value compared to any other whisky in the world since 2013.