he popularity of single malt Scotch whisky has been on a steady rise in recent years. In his whisky investment masterclass, Mike Soldner, whisky connoisseur and founder of B28 Whisky Fund, said single malt Scotch is rapidly becoming the drink of choice in Asia.
“The right bottle, cask, collection or portfolio of single malt Scotch whisky is viewed by savvy Asian investors as a viable alternative asset class,” he added, as he outlined the various types of whisky available and three investment recommendations: rare bottles, casks or distilleries. However, he stressed that there is a limited supply to fit the growing demand for whisky around the world, seeing as how whisky takes more than a decade to mature.
Participants were encouraged to join the whisky tasting and appreciation sessions, where Soldner introduced enthusiasts to three single cask Scotch whiskies, namely Port Dundas 28 Years Old, Glenburgie 36 Years Old and Laphroaig 16 Years Old as well as the Ardgowan Exhibition 20 Year Old Premium Blended Malt, which was the whisky of choice for explorer Robert Swan and his son, Barney, in their expedition to the South Pole. www.btwentyeight.com