Whisky collecting has become increasingly popular as demand has soared, so it’s not surprising that many people are seeking to broaden their portfolios with this luxury commodity.
Distilleries typically cap the number of casks or bottles they produce, so there is only ever a limited number available. Over time, this number decreases as they are purchased and consumed. As the number of assets is reduced, demand is subsequently increased and, as a result, the value rises too.
This, combined with the natural depletion caused by the evaporation process during ageing, means that demand often outstrips supply, which is why rare whiskies can command huge sums when they come up for sale.