Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index 2019
According to The Wealth Report 2019, 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.
A year of unprecedented growth.
Not only in the year of 2018 did it out perform all other asset classes, but for the last decade it also has been on top and by a considerable distance too. The value of rare whisky has increased by 582% with the closest in second place being classic cars at 258%. Coins, stamps and art make up the rest of the top 5 highest performers over the last decade. 2018 provided another landmark for the whisky market as a new record was set for the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold – a bottle of 1926 Macallan fetched $1.5million at auction.
It is clear to see that high net worth individuals are prepared to pay top prices for rare and desirable whiskies, with many collectors not only seeking singular bottles but also their own casks which can cost up to seven figure sums to acquire. Moreover, there is a noticeable increase in people educating themselves and sourcing whiskies in order to build their collections and diversify their investment portfolios, with demand for ghost distilleries increasing alongside the desire for ‘in operation’ classics such as Lagavulin and Talisker.
Whisky Investment Guide
The VCL Vintners Whisky Investment Guide will teach you all you need to know about the world of Fine Whisky, from expanding your knowledge to making your first investment.