It’s been a turbulent time for all of us over the last 14 months and we’re still a long way from being back to normal. A global pandemic has inevitably had an effect on investments as people have been more risk-averse, looking for safer bets to put their money into. One of those safe ports in a storm has been Scotch whisky.
Whisky may have originated in illegal stills hidden in the Scottish Highlands and coastal areas, but it’s a global passion now and much of the investment comes from ultra-high net worth individuals from China and the Asia Pacific regions. This helped it rise to the top of the Knight Frank Investment Index in 2020 thanks to a remarkable 564% growth over a 10-year period and a 5% growth that year alone.