Cask Investments Offer Real Returns for First Time Investors
Investing in rare whisky bottles can be incredibly lucrative, with rare vintage bottles of Macallan selling for more than £1m at auction in recent years. However, if you’re starting out, you can’t expect to make that kind of overnight profit from a 5k investment in bottles, so a wiser choice would be to invest in casks.
The kind of profits available in whisky casks have been shown by a recent report that showed that a $100,000 investment in July 2018 would have been worth $160,000 within the first two years.
Casks are a wise investment because they’re one of the safest assets, along with gold, because as the whisky matures inside them, it becomes smoother, richer and more valuable. A cask of Macallan 1989 was bought in Hong Kong for £441,000 at auction in 2019, setting a new world record.
Another reason why casks make an ideal investment for your first 5k is that each one is also unique and limited because of the nature of the process, with no two casks being the same. You can choose to bottle the whisky or leave it to mature, giving you the kind of options that are hugely appealing for new investors.
If you want to start off your whisky investment journey, casks represent a safe route to profit and things to look out for include rarity and collectability, (investing in popular brands like Macallan and Highland Park for example). Why not find out more about how to get started with cask investments?