It is clear to see the Scottish whisky industry has entered a period of demand even with their Japanese rivals rising in the ranks, Scotch whisky is the favoured tipple. There has been an increase of interest in the investment of whisky in recent years as collectors noticed the fluctuation in value on the market over periods of time. We take a look at the top rare whiskies to add to your collection.
Top Rare Whiskies
The Dalmore Quintessence
Released in 2016, the Quintessence comes from one of Scotland’s most sought-after Dalmore distillery. This unique spirit differs from others as it spent the final phase of maturation in five wine casks for five years. What makes this a rare whisky to invest in is the method of maturation being a first in the industry to use this selection of wine casks.
Ardbeg Twenty One
Ardbeg has shown quick expansion with loyal followers across the globe investing in its growing product range. To invest in this Islay single malt you need to be a member of Ardbeg’s 120,000 strong committee.
The Macallan Archival Series Folio 1
A limited release in 2015 from the Macallan Distillery where it was limited to under 2000 bottles. This is exclusively sold from the Macallan Distillery itself, however, available to purchase from specific rare malt whisky sites.
The Balvenie 50-Year-Old Cask No.4567
One of the upper market prices for this single malt will set you back more than £25,000. Cask 4567 produced only 131 bottles making it one of the oldest and rarest whiskies in The Balvenie range. This rich, spicy whisky is indeed a collectors dream.
Highland Park – Dark Origins
Coming in at a more affordable price of £65.00, Dark Origins uses twice the volume of whisky from sherry casks compared to their regular 12 year-old.
Old Pulteney 35-Year-Old
Setting you back around £500, this 35 year-old single malt is matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks giving it a golden glow.
Tomatin 36 Year Old, Batch No.2 Rare Casks, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
With only 800 bottles of this premium single malt, Tomatin remains a highly under-rated distillery in the highlands. Bursting with notes of clove, vanilla and cardamom, this is one to surely invest in.
Glen Grant 50 Year Old, Gordon & Macphail, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Sitting at £650 a bottle, this great value single malt provides a great age and high quality. A rich and intense fruit flavoured malt leaves a subtle lingering taste.