The perils of investing in whisky

Glenigma whisky casks

A brilliantly useful survey by our new whisky expert of the possible pitfalls in falling for the current rash of ads for whisky as an investment. The casks pictured above and below, photographed by Christina Kernohan, are from distilleries that offer genuine private cask sales (Isle of Harris distillery above).

It might come as no surprise that one of the most frequent words I use in my search engine is ‘whisky. Recently, each time the first result has been for ‘whisky investment’ offers, which is somewhat ironic, as my most frequent search has become ‘whisky investment scams’. One...