WHY INVEST IN WHISKY

Scotland’s liquid gold is outperforming other luxury assets such as coins, arts and wine.

As both an investment and a collectable, Scotch continues to rise. Across Asia, collectors are moving into whisky trading, as whisky enjoys a history of continuous, steady growth, unlike the fluctuations which are often seen in other luxury assets. Single malt investment provides portfolio diversity with this fast-growing alternative asset.

BEST PERFORMING LUXURY ASSET

A bottle of The Macallan 60-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky distilled in 1926 has set a new world record at auction after selling for over US$2 million including auction fees. The previous record for rare bottles of whisky stood at US$1.5 million. In the global whisky market, these records are frequently overtaken, even through turbulent times and global economic issues. Rare single malt whisky continues to perform and grow in value.

 

ALTERNATIVE VALUE ASSET GROWTH IN 2018

WHY INVEST IN CASKS?

Excellent Performance

Over the last decade, the value of rare whisky has increased by +478%, with whisky cask trading a large contributing factor to the growth. Typically, the average annual return per cask ranges from 10 to 15%, making it an excellent investment opportunity for investors looking to make capital gains with this high-performing alternative investment. In 2019, a single cask sold for over US$570,000, while casks on the secondary market continue to rise in value year after year.

Unique and Limited

In the world of whisky, every cask is different, even the ones from the same distillery. To maintain complete transparency, each Scottish whisky cask is monitored carefully by individual warehouses and follows the UK government's stringent regulations that ensure the uniqueness of every cask. Once bottled or traded, the same cask will not exist again, unlike bottles, which are mass produced in their hundreds and thousands. This makes cask trading of unique whiskies much easier due to their individuality.

Safe and Secure

Rest easy knowing your whisky assets are individually numbered and held in government-bonded warehouses. These Scottish whisky warehouses hire professionals to monitor your assets and assist you when you need further information or a taste of your cask. Warehouses are temperature-control allowing the rare single malt whisky to age slowly and peacefully. Should you choose to transfer your casks or move the liquid into a new vessel, many warehouses supply all these services and more. Your cask collection is monitored, kept safe, and is immediately authenticated.

Evolving in Value

What is the difference between whisky bottles and casks? Whisky in casks continues to mature, which adds to its value the longer it is left to evolve. However, once bottled, the ageing process stops. The longer whisky ages in an oak barrel, the more flavours are imparted from the wood into the single malt whisky. As the age of the rare whisky increases as well as the brand's popularity, your asset will build momentum to deliver huge returns.

Tangible Asset

A whisky cask is a tangible asset that you physically own. It is yours, and you can visit it and taste it whenever you please. Unlike cryptocurrency and stocks, rare Scotch whisky casks gives you numerous exit strategies. Owning a cask can grow into a passion as you build your cask collection. If you want to commemorate a special milestone in your life or buy a cask for your newborn to celebrate their 18th birthday, a whisky cask is the perfect gift option. The whisky will age with your child and will be ready to be bottled at your chosen date!

Exit Strategies

Do you want to bottle your cask for a special occasion? Do you prefer to sit back and let Rare Finds Worldwide re-trade it, to get you the capital gains you desire? Or are you a fan of excitement and want to wait to see your cask's value rise at an auction? With our comprehensive Scotch whisky investment experience, extensive client base, and industry network, Rare Finds Worldwide provides you with a hassle-free exit for your investment, no matter what you choose to do. To guide you every step of the way, Rare Finds Worldwide is always at hand to advise you on the best time to exit your investment and the best course of action for your specific timeline, portfolio, and needs.

INVESTING WITH RARE FINDS WORLDWIDE

01. WHY WHISKY

Whisky investment is booming, as this liquid gold continues to outperform other luxury assets, including coins, art, cars, and wine. With a pour from the world’s most expensive bottle of whisky valued at US$42,000, the possibilities are endless.

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02. WHY SCOTCH

Scotch whisky is regulated strictly and overseen by government bodies, making it a safe investment. Out of all whisky categories, Scotch is monitored to the highest standards across the world, making it the most straightforward and hands-off investment choice.

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03. THE MARKET

Scotch whisky is unrivalled in the global whisky industry in terms of reputation, sales volume, collectability, and history. Authenticity, provenance, and well-aged assets for great prices; Scotch whisky has it all.

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HOW IT WORKS

Entering the whisky world will be one of the most fulfilling and fun adventures you undertake. To help you understand every part of the process, we’ve documented all the information you will need to make the start of your cask portfolio as smooth as possible.

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Book a Consultation

The first step on your whisky investment journey is to book an appointment with our experienced whisky specialists and portfolio managers. Contact us for a quick consultation today!

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Choosing and Buying Your Whisky Cask

After a brief chat, we are certain you will know the best way for you to enter into whisky investment and start making a profit. Our dedicated experts will advise you on the best cask for your needs and budget and present you with several options for your first cask. The steps are simple: after signing the agreement and completing the payment, you will receive your Cask Certificate of Title and Transfer of Ownership. These documents prove that you are the new owner of the cask.

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Storage and Insurance

Allow your cask to mature in our government-bonded warehouse in Scotland, overseen by professionals. As the new proud owner of your first Scotch whisky cask, you will have all the information you need at your disposal. Over time, your whisky will continue to mature and grow more complex in its cask, unlike bottles that stop ageing.

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Exit Strategies

The time will come when you’re ready to sell your casks, and Rare Finds Worldwide will be there to help you every step of the way. Retrade, auction, or bottle your cask with help from our team. Retrading your cask or selling it via auction are the easiest options. Our extensive channels and growing client base will make this process quick and easy. Simply name your price and wait for a sale. Alternatively, you can bottle your cask and sell it via stores and sales channels. Note that this only recommended for business owners, stores, and those with established sales channels.

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