Although there are few guarantees in the world of investment, one could reasonably expect to see maturing whisky rise in value as it becomes rarer. Industry experts point to several top 100 investment grade whisky brands that multiplied in value five times over the last decade, due to strong demand and the relatively small number of distilleries.
Whereas NAS (no age statement) may be a popular technique with marketers, certified older scotch is becoming increasingly prized. Generally, irrespective of the brand and quality, older whisky makes a better investment.
At auctions, bottles from yesteryear continue to be desirable: Laphroaig 10-year old varieties from the 1970s, as well as Lagavulin 12 and Talisker 8-year olds. Limited supply and demand from curious connoisseurs look set to ensure prices remain high. Thus, when it is time for an investor to sell and realise their profit, whisky varieties such as these should deliver consistent returns.