The value of collectible bottles is now more intimately tied to the worlds of art and timepieces than it is to the world of alcohol or bartending.
If you have a collection (or even just a few bottles), you should store them properly. So, how to keep costly whiskey?
If there isn't a cold storage facility in your neighborhood, you should store high-quality whisky in the coolest room of your home.
That way, no alcohol evaporation, also known as the "angel's share" by industry insiders, will be taken away, decreasing the value of the bottle.
Whisky must be stored upright, unlike wine. Whisky should be stored upright to avoid sediment buildup, unlike wine.
If a bottle is kept on its side, the strong alcohol content will dissolve the cork, allowing whisky to escape.
Keep bottles in the dark to preserve labels. This will also affect the whisky's future value, as mint labels are worth more than damaged ones.
Keep these considerations in mind the next time you decide to purchase some Luxury Whisky, and enjoy the results of your labor. Slainte, cheers, and thank you!