08 Feb EXPERTS: WHISKY is a BETTER investment than GOLD
Bottles of rare whisky stashed away for a rainy day were better money-earner than gold or the stck market in 2005, new figures show.
Experts at Rare Whisky 101 (RW 101) , the valuation service, brokerage and consultancy launched two yeas ago by Andy Simpson, of Lairg in Sutherland, and David Robertson, of Edinburgh, found collectors’ item bottles of Scotland’s national drink “significantly” outperformed other types of investment.
RW 101’s Apex 1000 Index, measuring the performance of valuable whiskies, rose 14% in 2015.
By contrast, rare wines lost 0.42% of their value and the price of gold fell more than 10%.