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Highland shop aims to support customers in whisky investments with new venture as statistics suggest growing trend


By Neil MacPhail

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The Whisky Shop manager Scott Dunn aims to simplify the process and give customers the best options.
The Whisky Shop manager Scott Dunn aims to simplify the process and give customers the best options.

MORE people are developing a thirst for investing in whisky, despite the current pandemic turmoil.

Investment in collectable whiskies is outperforming that in cars, art and fine wine, with one luxury investment report showing that the value of rare whisky grew by five per cent during 2019.

The report hails rare whisky as one of today’s most “coveted objects of desire”.

Scott Dunn, manager of The Whisky Shop in Inverness, certainly agrees and the Bridge Street branch of the national chain has launched a new venture to tempt enthusiasts.

The branch is offering an exclusive service covering the Highlands and Aberdeen-shire that includes customers having their bottles valued with discretion,with the prospect of a bottle of liquid gold lying out there forgotten in a cupboard.

Mr Dunn said: “Store drop-off will operate a fully flexible service during our daily opening hours. The new and unique aspects include a dedicated Tuesday evening opening with pre-booked slots solely for auction customers from 6pm-9pm.

“Free bottle collection from the customer’s home, free, unbiased and unconditional consultation with myself, and favourable seller’s commission rates are integral.

“Discovering rare whisky and selling your own with The Whisky Shop Auctions is swift, transparent and straightforward.

“Once you’ve signed up via our website and paid the £5 registration fee, you can begin buying and selling with us right away.”

He added that the pandemic’s effect on people such as home workers has given more time for hobbies and interests such as whisky investing.

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