— One of the more unusual investment opportunities are Whisky casks.
What makes them so attractive?
— That's a great question. Whisky casks have undoubtably been an extremely popular asset for our clients and investors, and an area where we bring great expertise. We focus on Single Malt Scotch Whisky casks which unlike fine wine, continue to mature only in the cask, not the bottle. When thinking of investing in any beverage, investors instantly think of fine wine, however whisky has outperformed the fine wine market considerably over the past decade, yet hasn't been talked about or publicised in as much detail. What makes it so attractive… it's intrinsic value. Maturing Whisky is guaranteed to get better with age and thus, increase in value with each passing year. With 90% of all whisky being bottled or blended before it reaches the age of 12 years old, there is limited supply which diminishes over time. If we had to pinpoint the key areas which make whisky an exciting and attractive opportunity for investors, we'd have to say the high non-correlated returns it offers, it's proven tax efficiency, it's a real asset which is held securely in bonded warehouses in Scotland owned directly by the investor rather than through an elaborate structure, all casks are insured and as an industry governed directly by HMRC in the UK and finally, there are multiple exit points for investors over very realistic and varied timeframes.