At Speyside Capital we know that investing in whisky can be an exciting and profitable venture, but for beginners, navigating the world of whisky investment may seem daunting. However, with the right approach and knowledge, building a lucrative whisky investment portfolio is well within reach for many.
In this article, we’ve got our Speyside Capital experts behind us to provide us with three essential steps you can use to get started on the path to whisky investment success.
#1 Research and Education
The first crucial step in building a whisky investment portfolio is to immerse yourself in research and education. Familiarising yourself with the whisky market, industry trends, and the factors that influence whisky value will allow you to make more informed decisions surrounding what bottles and casks you choose to add to your portfolio. Dare we say it… even the different whisky regions, distilleries, production techniques and age statements make an impact!
Attending whisky tastings, joining online forums and engaging with fellow enthusiasts and experts comes highly recommended, however we know that you may be busy elsewhere. If you’re serious about seeing the returns from your investment, you could always book a free Speyside Capital consultation with one of our account managers who will answer all your questions for you.
#2 Start with Entry-Level Bottles
For beginners, it is advisable to start building your whisky investment portfolio with entry-level bottles. These are affordable options that still hold potential for future appreciation. Look for well-regarded distilleries that produce quality whisky at accessible price points. Consider limited editions, special releases, or independent bottlings that offer uniqueness and exclusivity.
Diversify your portfolio by selecting whiskies from different regions and distilleries. This diversification helps mitigate risk and allows you to capitalize on various opportunities within the whisky market. Remember to keep an eye on the secondary market and auction prices to gauge the potential value growth of your chosen bottles.
#3 Proper Storage and Patience
Once you’ve acquired your whisky investment bottles, it’s crucial to ensure proper storage conditions to maintain their quality and value. Here at Speyside Capital, we take care of this for you. However, not all routes to investment will cover this, so please look out for that. Whisky is sensitive to light, temperature fluctuations, and humidity, which can affect its flavour and potential for appreciation. Invest in a professional whisky storage solution, such as a specialised whisky cabinet or a reputable whisky warehouse.
Additionally, patience is key when it comes to whisky investment. While some bottles may appreciate quickly, others may take years to reach their full potential. Set a long-term investment strategy, resist the urge to sell prematurely, and allow your portfolio to mature over time! Remember, whisky investment is a marathon, not a sprint.
Cheers to your success as you unlock the potential of this liquid gold!