For investors, whisky casks are a lucrative opportunity to buy a tangible asset that will gain intrinsic value within a relatively short timespan.
Whisky has returned 14.9% over the past year. During the COVID-19 recession, the S&P 500 returned -9.73% while whiskey was up 2.20%.
During high inflationary periods, whisky appreciated by over 20%.
Good For Competitive historical returns that aren’t correlated with the stock market Time Horizon 5-10+ years
Is Rare Whisky A Good Investment?
Whisky has returned 14.9% over the past year During the COVID-19 recession, the S&P 500 returned -9.73% while whisky was up 2.20% During high inflationary periods, whisky appreciated by over 20%
Rare whisky and whisky casks are real assets with intrinsic value that should appreciate naturally over time.
The Knight Frank Rare Whisky Index, which tracks a variety of rare Scottish single malt whiskeys, continued to produce generous returns even in early 2020 when the stock market crashed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Historically, whisky has offered competitive returns over the long run too. Over the decade leading up to 2020, the index grew 586%—outperforming other popular luxury collectibles like wine, vintage cars and watches.
Investing in collectibles does come with a learning curve as well as additional costs and logistical considerations like transportation, storage and insurance. That said, whisky is easier and less expensive to store than other collectibles like wine and art.