whisky investment

Stop blaming Whisky Auctions

2018-02-26

Disclaimer: Yes, I’m working as a whisky auctioneer (here), so if you think I’m not being objective, you’re free to close this page – I’d rather think it puts me in a great position to understand the ins and outs of the whisky auction world 😉 As I’ve been wandering around the World Wide Whisky Web, I regularly come across the usual “auction shamer”, claiming …

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No, good whisky isn’t too expensive !

2017-11-10

You know what really grinds my gears? All those people always complaining about the prices of whisky. C’mon guys, there are so many affordable great malts out there! Yet another new release announced, yet another volley of criticisms from whisky drinkers, and yet this same old song “whisky prices have gone crazy, I could buy amazing bottlings 10 years ago for a third of the …

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Dos and Donts of Whisky Cask investment

2017-08-02

“The secondary (auction) market continues to become more important as a growth industry. 2016 was the first time traditional retail routes to market were overlooked in favour of auction for what in effect was a retail/primary market release.” . “Strathearn distillery sold their first 100 bottles of Scotch through Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer rather than seeking a more traditional retail route to market. With the benefit …

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Top tips for the aspiring whisky auction seller

2017-06-23

As I tend to receive more and more messages asking me for the Dos and Donts of whisky auctionning (you’re probably not without knowing that I’ve been working as a whisky auctioneer for auction website Catawiki for quite a while now…), I thought it could be useful to put together this quick handy guide for the wannabe whisky auction seller!  [Disclaimer: I’m not encouraging you …

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How To Enjoy Whisky Without Breaking The Bank

2017-04-18

You’ve recently discovered an interest for whisky but your budget is far from unlimited (let’s be honest, you still have to pay this extortionately-high monthly gym membership even if it’s been 6 months you haven’t worn your jog pants elsewhere than on your couch binge-watching Netflix), so how to keep discovering new expressions and enhance your malted knowledge whitout breaking the bank? Don’t freak out, …

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3 Whisky Geek Tricks You Need To Know

2017-04-10

I tend to receive more and more messages on a daily basis asking me all sort of whisky-related questions. I therefore realised quite a lot of you were interested in learning some “insider” whisky geek tricks, so here are 3 of them! Parafilm FTW – You’ve recently bought this highly-collectible/crazy expensive bottle at auctions and you want to keep it for a special occasion? Don’t …

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Discussing whisky investment with Cask88 director

2017-03-22

While demand for rare whiskies is becoming greater everyday those past few years – reaching crazy prices at auctions – I wanted to find out more about what Patrick Costello, director of online whisky retailer Cask88, thought of this never-ending trend and what lead him to the rare whisky world. Patrick kindly agreed to answer a few questions! First of all, could you please tell …

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Being a Whisky Auctioneer

2017-02-11

As I was looking through my latest Google Analytics last month, I realised how many of you were actually interested in the “auction” aspect of whisky. Blog statistics are always a real goldmine of information about your readers and I thought it would be just fair to tell you more about my job as a whisky auctioneer. Nope, this isn’t a sponsored post, just me …

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Closed Distilleries For Dummies

2016-09-19

Ok, here it is. I recently received a message on Twitter litterally asking me “WTF with closed distilleries?!” – while this isn’t the kind of message I would usually pay attention to (just as a reminder, I am still a human being and do appreciate a small “hi there” or “cheers” 😉 ), it just reminded me that some of you around here may not …

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Whisky Collecting: simple hobby or financial investment?

2016-08-03

Cover Pic from wsj.com  . I always see bidders going crazy over some specific bottlings on whisky auction website Catawiki for which I am currently working as an auctioneer – and getting to witness all those liquid gems changing hands each week made me wonder about their future… Are they going to get opened for a special occasion or completely randomly on a week night while …

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