in barrels of whisky
in barrels of whisky
Stilnovisti is the oldest alternative investment company in Central and Eastern Europe.
Several years of experience in the industry and cooperation with the largest authorities and distilleries in the world of Scotch whisky allows us to offer our customers the highest quality advisory services when purchasing investment barrels.
Why is it worth investing?
In the long term, the whisky market has been steadily growing for two decades. The value of Scotch exports in 2019 reached a record level of £4.9 billion.
Last year, the Scotch whisky industry was affected by three unprecedented events – the global pandemic, the customs war with the largest export market and the difficulties caused by Brexit. The situation did not cause a drop in consumer interest and demand for Scotch whisky, nor did it have a negative impact on the price of bottles of whisky.
The data for the first half of 2021 show the first signs of recovery – exports of Scotch whisky increased by 31% compared to the first half of 2020.
All available data indicate that the supply of Scotch whisky is not keeping up with the growing demand. Despite the growing number of distilleries in Scotland, the demand for Scotch whisky, especially in Asian countries, is much greater than the production capacity.
Whisky barrels purchased by our investors are a quality component of blended whisky, which still accounts for the majority of production in Scotland.
Whisky maturing in oak barrels gains value with age for two reasons - its quality improves, but also the number of barrels at a similar age decreases - about 85% of whisky is bottled just after the age of 12, and whisky aged 25 and more is rare and is desired by a growing group of connoisseurs.
The uniqueness of investments in whisky barrels is that they are independent of the financial markets, so even the possibility of an economic crisis does not affect them. A large influence on the stability of the market is the steadily increasing demand, both for blends and single malts, while the supply of barrels is limited. Returns on the whisky and stock markets and on raw materials are characterised by low (close to zero) correlation coefficients, indicating that the whisky market can be considered as an alternative to the stock and raw material market.
Whisky barrels purchased by our investors are a quality component of blended whisky, which still accounts for the majority of production in Scotland. Despite the growing number of distilleries in Scotland, the demand for Scotch whisky, especially in Asian countries, is much greater than the production capacity.
By investing in barrels of Scotch whisky, you become the owner of physical assets. Investors receive a full description, along with information on the number and place of storage of specific barrels. The barrels are insured and stored at a distillery in Scotland.
Investors can see their assets with their own eyes at any time. The experience of Scottish distilleries guarantees storage in ideal conditions that ensure the safety and proper ageing process of the distillate. The customer can terminate the investment and sell their barrels at any time.