For the last 10 years the Whisky Cask Market has yielded an average return of 12% per annum. The market has moved from the margins into the mainstream due to this consistent performance.
At the end of 2019 Knight Frank published their annual “Luxury Investment Index”. It reported that the Whisky Market rose 40% throughout the year, and over 580% over the last decade, making it the top performing asset class.
According to research published by Lloyds Private Bank in 2019, 88% of their whisky investors were satisﬁed with the market’s performance.
The Single Malt Whisky Fund launched on the Nordic Stock Exchange late 2019. It is on course to raise €25 Million. The minimum investment is €100,000 and it aims to project an investment return of 10% per annum.
Over the period from December 2014 to June 2019, the Apex 1000 Index, which tracks the best performing rare whiskies rose by 162%, considerably outperforming the FTSE 100 (13%), Brent Crude (11%) and Gold (19%).
In November 2019 Bonhams Auction House in Hong Kong set a new record for a cask of Whisky. A 30 year old cask of Macallan sold for over £440,000. It is believed this cask was originally purchased for a few thousand pounds.
The whisky boom is by no means limited to the Asian markets. In London, Sotheby’s held their ﬁrst whisky only auction which netted
£7.6 Million in revenue.