Investing in whisky is no longer a niche market occupied by dedicated enthusiasts. You can either buy a cask of whisky and store it till it matures or invest in a whisky fund to multiply your money.
Here in this article, we provide you with a comprehensible guide to investing in whisky, from how whiskies are made to how you can invest in a managed fund.
What is whisky?
In a nutshell, whisky is what happens when you make a beer, make that beer far too strong, and then forget about it in a warehouse for a few years. This explanation, however, does no justice to devoted collectors in search of canny investors seeing great increase in the value of their treasured assets.
How are whiskies made?
It all starts with barley, a cereal grain with a useful feature. Once harvested, the barley grain allows it to be partially germinated. This produces maltose sugar and becomes malted barley, or just “malt”. After grinding to grist, the grains are soaked in water to extract their sugars and this sugary “wort” is a perfect stock for yeast to work its magic and produce alcohol.
Whisky will need to spend a very long time within its oak cell. Although the legal minimum for whisky maturation in Scotland is three years, it is unusual for a single malt whisky to leave its cask before 8 years have passed. The process of maturation is slow, but the accumulated benefits cannot be exaggerated.
Why invest in whisky?
- Whisky can be a sound investment. The major reason why whisky is an investable asset is that it gets better and better over time. It’s not a depreciating asset and one of the most remarkable things about it is the strong protection against inflation.
- Whisky is not only for drinking. It’s a liquid asset. The intrinsic quality of the product and the investment-grade potential sets them to be both drunk and enjoyed, also to be collected.
- Whisky is a long-term historical asset. Collectible whiskies are those whose value is expected to rise over time, and these are based on two basic factors: rarity and quality. As there is less and less whisky available in the marketplace, it gets scarce and therefore becomes a valuable asset. Also, whisky is a lot less sensitive to economic conditions. Let’s say there is a housing market crash throughout Europe. Your whisky investment will stay totally fine!
What is an open-ended managed fund?
In a managed investment fund, investors’ money is pooled together and is used by the fund manager to buy investments and manage them on behalf of all investors in the fund. By pooling funds, investors can gain access to investment opportunities that they may not be able to access if acting on their own.
When an investor invests in a managed fund, they are assigned units proportionate to the amount of money they have invested. A managed fund is open-ended, meaning that it does not limit the number of shares it can offer and is bought and sold on demand. There is no fixed capital size and we will be accepting new orders every month.
When an investor purchases shares in an open-ended fund, the fund issues those shares and when someone sells shares, they are bought back by the fund. An open-ended fund issues shares as long as buyers want them.
What is the Whisky Fund offered by ORDA?
ORDA offers you an opportunity that allows you to invest in a portfolio of whiskies that not only protects you from the countless risks of today’s highly inflationary economy but also is managed by our professional investment team in a timely manner based on market and investor pool changes.
The Whisky Fund will consist of at least three top-performing cask and bottled whiskies on the market, mainly from Scotland, Ireland, Japan and other geographical sections.
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