In my early 20s - want to start a collection

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rpi3snail
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In my early 20s - want to start a collection

Postby rpi3snail » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:20 pm

I figured combining my young age, love for business and whiskey, and start a collection. I plan to do some long term investments. I've read up on a few brands ie. Macallan that increased significant in value over the last years. Still i'm very inexperienced in this field andve some questions:
1. Is there a specific type of whiskey that is smart to focus on when I am planning to store it fat least 15 years?
2. Which brands or specific bottles are worth a siza invest long term?
3. So I've understood that old usually means good, considering I'm buying quality brands, would this be the case every time?

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Re: In my early 20s - want to start a collection

Postby corbuso » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:50 pm

I wrote an article on the topic some years ago (http://whisky-news.com/En/reports/Whisk ... ctors.html)
but my best advice is to buy the whiskies you like. Taste a lot of whiskies, read and then eventually buy to invest.
1. Avoid any mainstream brands (e.g., Johnnie Walker Red Label, J&B, Jim Beam, Glenmorangie original) and go for good values whisky.
2. Currently, most companies are pricing their limited editions at the collector price (e.g. Highland Park Ice of Fire), so difficult to forecast
3. Your understanding is not correct, thus read and taste many whiskies first. Older is not always better, as old whiskies can be very tannic (see http://whisky-news.com/En/reports/Older_is_better.html).
Conclusion:
Taste a lot of whiskies, read and then eventually buy to invest once you gained experience..


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