Your first investment in whisky is likely to be by purchasing and storing bottles. Most collectors start this way because it is accessible and affordable, with the possible exception of particularly rare whiskies. You could opt to keep your stock in a safe place at home or in a dedicated storage facility, depending on the value and your contents insurance policy cover.
Significantly, bottles of whisky are usually easier to store than wine. Connoisseurs advise keeping bottles in a cool area, away from sunlight and excessive humidity. Unopened bottles keep well for a long time if stored upright to prevent direct contact between the alcohol and the cork.
Of course, it is essential not to open the bottle (under any circumstances!). Careful handling is vital to avoid total loss through accidental dropping.
Potentially, owners could benefit from selling a bottled product at any time, especially if the value peaks earlier than expected. Future buyers are likely to place added value on bottles of vintage spirits and ornate, period packaging