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¿Why investors are moving from wine to whisky?


It seems that pressure from Asian investors in the wine world has discouraged traditional investors. Due to skyrocketing prices of top wines, investors are increasingly turning to Scotch and Japanese whiskies as an alternative investment.

Wine lovers will always be loyal, but trends always influence, like it or not, our decision making when buying and maybe more people could want to give a chance to whisky with these trends, which after occurring among investors will reflect also in the market and consumers.

In reaction to the growing number of fine wine investors setting their sights on whisky, Rickesh Kishnani, CEO of a wine investment company based in Hong Kong, created the first worldwide whisky fund in June.

Investors are looking for malt Scotch whisky brands such as Macallan, Bowmore and Dalmore, along with Karuizawa and Yamazaki, Japanese whiskies.

Recently a bottle of Hanyu Ichiro Malt Ace of Spades (Japanese whisky) sold for HK $ 85,750 (equivalent to 8,400 Euros) at a Bonhams auction in Hong Kong, exceeding the price of a case of Chateau Margaux 1982 sold at Sotheby’s New York in June.

The bottle of this Japanese whisky was number 5 of 122 distillations in 1985, aged in old sherry casks and bottled in 2005.

As a result of this boom, tender prices of old and rare whiskeys are soaring. A sign of it: Sotheby’s sold a Macallan “M” single malt 6 litres in January at $ 4.9 million (over 3,750,000 Euros).

According to the Scotch grade index of investment, top 100 single malt whiskies gave an average yield of 440% since the beginning of 2008 until the end of July this year.

?It’s crazy, demand has skyrocketed?, said David Wainwright, managing director of the auction house Zachys Asia.

In addition to the rising value of old and rare whiskeys, the recent increase in demand has fuelled fears about speculators flooding the market.

With about 100 distilleries in Scotland for malt production, many are unable to keep pace with the recent surge in demand, due to the long ageing process of whiskey.

It is expected that auction market of whiskey will continue increasing its numbers this year, and on the other hand, the decline in value of fine wines can be great news for many who seek to enrich their personal cellars.

Today we recommend two whiskeys to invest… If you can avoid the temptation to open them!

 TAGS:Hibiki 21 Years

Hibiki 21 Years

Hibiki 21 Years


 TAGS:The Macallan 15 Fine Oak

The Macallan 15 Fine Oak

The Macallan 15 Fine Oak

The most expensive whisky in history


The passion for whisky is universal, equal, in tradition, as of other beverages such as wine.

Although in whisky does not occur as with wine, in which production is subject to the quality of the vintage, the tradition manufacturer of the whiskey distilleries means quality, and gets higher and higher, In addition, these spirits age almost indefinitely, which makes the value of a good bottle to consolidate over time, growing exponentially in terms of consideration for the producer

Dalmore is the case of one of the Scotch whisky distilleries who produces the highest quality. The brand can presume of being the deer head and of having sold the most expensive bottle of Scotch in history. In particular, it is a bottle of Dalmore 62 that sold in the Singapore Changi Airport 143,000 euros.

This is a unique whisky of the one they had bottled 12 units and only 3 came onto the market (the other 9 were sold to VIP customers of the Distillery).

Asia is becoming the desired destination of exports of alcoholic beverages, especially of higher value. And not only of drink, but the companies themselves are realizing who see that with the Asian capital investments helps them to revive the companies, or even provide them without having to dissolve it.

Dalmore distillery itself, Indian property, is a clear example. It was originally managed by the Mackenzie family, whose ancestors rescued the King Alexander III during a hunt in 1263 (hence the reference to the deer’s head on the label). Later on, the Highland distillery was acquired by Whyte & Mackay in 1960. Finally, India’s United Distillers, led by businessman and politician Vijay Mallya, bought Whyte & Mackay in May 2007.

Scotch Whisky distilleries are highly desirable to investors, both for its tradition as for the brand value with whiskies, in a global market. So, even if they change hands, as has happened throughout history, the value of its products remains. Who does not like a good whisky?

Today we’ll recommend a couple to see what would you prefer:

 TAGS:Dalmore 12 YearsDalmore 12 Years

One of the most accessible whiskey brands can now boast of having sold “the world’s most expensive Whisky”.

Buy Dalmore 12 Years 37,50


 TAGS:Laphroaig 10 YearsLaphroaig 10 Years

Laphroaig, one of the finest whiskeys in the world due to its originality.

 TAGS:Buy Laphroaig 10 Years 24,90