Are you looking to diversify your investment portfolio in 2022? There are, of course, many potential avenues to maximise one’s wealth from cryptocurrencies and NFTs to luxury real estate and rare works of art but it’s not often one is given the chance to own a rare and prized piece of whisky history.
Whisky investment specialists Stewart and Robertson are offering a rare opportunity to do just that, enabling single malt enthusiasts the chance to obtain a revered and highly coveted bottle of Glen Grant 70.
“Within the whisky investing industry, casks are bought and sold every day to meet demand, and we are opening the door for you to participate in this ever-growing market, which offers some incredible long-term opportunities due to supply constraints,” says Tim Connell at Stewart and Robertson.
“We’re excited to be able to offer investors and collectors the opportunity to own a bottle of Glen Grant 70 – a rare, prestigious and truly exquisite whisky which also happens to offer some impressive potential returns.”
Distilled in 1948, the year Scrabble was introduced, the State of Israel was created, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, and the Marshall Plan to aid post-war Europe was ratified, this exquisite whisky slumbered for the next seven decades in a first fill sherry butt. It was disgorged in December 2018 and bottled in crystal decanters. Only 222 were filled in total.
With a natural cask strength of 44.8 per cent and its natural, dark amber colour, this exceptionally smooth and balanced single cask whisky features a punchy nose bursting with sweet aromas of apricot jam and honey, mingled with citrus peel and charred, mature oak. However, that’s just the initial impression because subsequently this morph into more masculine scents of polished leather and a subtle hint of smoke, countered by a sweet herbal piquancy.
Long, smooth and balanced on the palate, Glen Grant 70 is initially sweet with delicate stewed fruit flavours, followed by cracked peppercorns, zesty mandarin and aniseed with a lingering finish of mature oak, dried tobacco and gentle spices. Together, these sumptuous flavours come together to create an opulent whisky that is quite unlike any other, and one of the most highly sought-after amongst fans and collectors alike throughout the world today.
But aside from its delectable taste, it also happens to constitute an exceptional investment opportunity.
To put it simply, the astonishing Glen Grant 70 is a trophy whisky asset that is amongst the oldest single cask whiskies ever released, and seasoned drinkers and collectors alike are already clamouring to purchase a rare bottle.
Stewart and Robertson are offering the chance for potential investors to lay their claim to this unique and tempting asset. It is available via S&R for a price of just £15,000. This affords buyers the chance to make a substantial profit should they later choose to sell it as the current online retail price is £17,500. It is expected to fetch even more at auction.
To give you some notion of the potential, it was just last year (2021) that a 72-year old bottle of Glen Grant single malt whisky from Scotland sold at auction for an eye-watering $54,000 to a buyer in Hong Kong.
The 1948 whisky by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail was the first of its kind to be offered at auction, and the appetite for it was clear as soon as bidding opened. It was number 88 of just 290 decantered bottles and was presented to potential buyers by esteemed auction house Bonham’s. The lot obviously exceeded its book estimate of US$38,000 to USD$49,000 by a considerable margin. Now track forward to a Bonham’s auction in Hong Kong this year (2022) and a 72-year-old MacPhail’s Glen Grant achieved a record HK$ 937,500 (approx. USD 119,500) including buyer’s premium.
Whatever the vagaries of the investment climate in the current pandemic era, it seems our appetite for a fine beverage remains as healthy as ever, and interest in fine whiskies such as these has remained stubbornly high. Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed collectible whiskies roughly quadrupling in price, which is good news for investors, and the indication is clear, that now remains an auspicious time to either add to your existing whisky collection, or to take the plunge by starting a whisky portfolio.
To find out more about this opportunity, visit stewartandrobertson.com.