The corporate started working with United Kingdom buyers, however has seen an enormous curiosity from Asia, North America, Europe, and the Center East prior to now 4 years. It now has purchasers everywhere in the world. Some corporations are merely within the funding as whiskey’s worth solely will increase with age and it’s not correlated to the markets.
Thom mentioned the corporate has grown exponentially, doubling annually, and through COVID since buyers have been completely different choices due to the inventory market volatility and inflation. Whiskey has confirmed to be an incredible hedge in opposition to inflation, which has reached 11.1% in the UK.
“What we’ve seen since we began,” mentioned Thom, “is that persons are changing into much less inclined to have a look at conventional investments and extra inclined to assume outdoors of the field a bit bit.”
VCL’s inquiries have tripled, nevertheless it’s additionally seeing youthful buyers, whilst younger as 18. Lancaster famous that, whereas individuals have been conscious of whiskey as an funding alternative, COVID allowed them extra time to discover alternate options. It additionally precipitated the price of uncooked supplies to extend, which impacted bottling. However, general, the asset isn’t impacted by political or financial elements.
“It’s inflation proof in some methods,” he mentioned, noting that additionally appeals to mass market buyers. Thom mentioned that, whereas the funding is steady, the corporate is experiencing provide chain points. Lancaster mentioned there isn’t sufficient whiskey in Scotland to produce India proper now