Investing in bottles is far trickier to navigate than casks, so having an expert to guide you through the pitfalls and select the highest potential bottles is always a smart move. In recent years the market for rare whiskies has boomed. In 2019 the record for a single bottle was broken twice in 2019, reaching an impressive £1.5 million for an exclusive 1926 Macallan Fine and Rare.
Although it might seem like a romantic notion, owning a cask of whisky is a solid alternative investment strategy delivering market-beating returns. The Frank Knight Index Luxury Investment Index 2018 rated whisky the top of its list of assets to invest in with annual returns in the region of 15%. Casks typically have an edge over bottles. Whisky remains an appreciating asset whilst still in barrel which means that you can see great returns on even modest casks.