November 8, 2022 Forbes 0

Is Scotch Whisky The Next Alternative Asset Class?

Whisky is becoming an alternative asset class, getty

Over the last two decades, there has been a significant appreciation in the value of many whiskies. This phenomenon has been particularly true of Scotch and Japanese whiskies and, to a lesser extent, American whiskeys.

Concurrent with this price appreciation, and often intertwined with it, has been a second trend towards the “premiumization” of many whiskies.

Premiumization refers to the release of expensive ultra-aged whisky expressions, single malts and blends, and non-age statement whiskies that incorporate rare malts of undisclosed age. These whiskies can retail for thousands, sometimes tens of thousands, of dollars a bottle. These whisky expressions are highly collectible due to their small numbers. Many have a history of significant value appreciation after their release.

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