With equities constantly hitting 52-week new lows and inflation still setting record numbers, many are looking for alternative investment opportunities.
Enter whisky. According to the 2021 Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, rare whisky investment saw an incredible 483 percent growth in the last decade. One of the rising stars in this market? The Dalmore, a storied whisky founded in 1839 by an entrepreneur named Alexander Matheson, 32km north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.
With over 180 years of history, The Dalmore has been a single malt masterpiece in the making like no other, overseen by an unbroken chain of visionary whisky makers whose entrepreneurial spirit and restless pursuit of the perfect whisky endures today.
The Dalmore’s master distiller, Richard Paterson and his protege — rising star of the Scotch industry, Gregg Glass — continue to hand-select rare casks from the world’s finest bodegas and wineries in which to mature the carefully composed spirit.
This commitment is at the heart of The Dalmore’s exceptional whiskies and has been the artistry that has guided the distillery through its troughs and peaks. The Dalmore grew 12.4 percent within the single malt category from 2018 to 2020 — the largest in terms of absolute value within the single malt category.*
Last year, The Dalmore broke records yet again when the Decades No. 6 Collection, a one-of-one, exceedingly rare collection of six extraordinary whiskies sold for US$1,124,000 at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. It’s the highest value for a whisky lot sold in 2021 and the most valuable ever sold in Asia.
The brand is continuing its meteoric rise and in keeping with the times, recently partnered with BlockBar, a direct-to-consumer NFT marketplace for luxury wines and spirits, to sell 223 NFTs of The Dalmore 33 Year Old.
For those who want to dip their toes in The Dalmore’s growth, a 21 Year Old is set to be added to the brand’s principal collection. A true coming of age whisky, it is matured in rare 30 year old matusalem oloroso sherry casks unique to The Dalmore — an embodiment of true potential and the making of a masterpiece.
The Dalmore is just one of the many successful spirits brand under Whyte & Mackay Ltd, one of the top global whisky producers globally. Jura and Tamnavulin, brands also produced by Whyte & Mackay Ltd, are now the 1st and 2nd fastest growing single malt brands in the United Kingdom.*
Central to this massive growth and expansion in the last few years is Emperador Inc, a global liquor conglomerate based in the Philippines that acquired Whyte and Mackay Ltd in 2014.
Emperador Inc. is the world’s largest brandy company. It also owns the multi-awarded Fundador Spanish Brandy de Jerez — Spain’s oldest and largest brandy and sherry maker with 300 years of heritage.
Backed by a parent company that believes in the vision of long-term growth over short-term bravado, The Dalmore’s stock is set to rise even higher.
*According to alcohol intelligence company IWSR, International Wines & Spirits Record.