We are Scotch Whisky International
An international trading house born out of a passion for whisky. With our years of expertise, our strong buying position with Scottish distilleries and our sharp focus on the future, we have all the tools necessary to help investors stabilise their investment portfolio.
Whisky investment pioneers
Before 2007, not a single person had heard of investing in whisky. Since then single malt Scotch has grown to become a mature, fully-fledged investment class.
As pioneers, we are proud of the role we have played in developing whisky as an investment product. We have been active in the industry for almost two decades and we can see that the value of whisky will only continue to increase in the future.
Our head office (including our whisky vault) is located in Sassenheim, in the heart of the Randstand conurbation and close to Schiphol Airport. In addition to this, we have our own bonded warehouse for the storage and management of casks in Scotland. We only trade in bottles and casks of rare single malt Scotch whisky and our team of experts looks after the entire process, from raw materials to the end product. Everything to make sure that serious investors such as you can invest in the future with confidence.
Michel Kappen leaves Rabobank and starts The Whisky Talker.
Mastering the value
Our mission is to protect the status and value of whisky and to change the whisky market forever. We provide secure storage and quality assurance, which inspires confidence for both suppliers and investors. Thanks to our strong buying position in Scotland, we are regularly offered special bottles and casks, such as Glenlivet 1952 (65 years old) and Macallan 1950 (58 years old). For instance, the renowned whisky connoisseur Valentino Zaggati sold his special collection of whiskies to Scotch Whisky International, subject to the guarantee that they would be used to create a permanent exhibition.
How it began
The discovery of unprecedented returns
In 2002, Michel Kappen, the founder of Scotch Whisky International, decided to resign from his job with Rabobank in order to devote himself to his passion for single malt Scotch whisky. He rechristened himself The Whisky Talker and travelled throughout the Netherlands giving talks and tastings. Little did he know that this would become the basis for a new form of investment: rare single malt whiskies.
During this same period, Michel also devoted himself to research. He investigated the price movements of hundreds of whiskies which had been bottled and sold between 1936 and 2007, and discovered that in the course of those 70 years, single malt Scotch whiskies experienced an average annual increase in value of 6.6%. It was this understanding that gave Michel the confidence to take the next step, launching his first investment products at the end of 2007.
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