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Young & Savvy: Looking past the glitz of luxury investment

A Patek Philippe once owned by the last emperor of China Puyi recently sold for US$6.2 million – an example of brand value and provenance at play. PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE – A hint of cardamom on the nose, a tinge of rose syrup on the palate, a spread of warmth as it glides down the throat like smooth honey.

The limited-release Glenlivet whisky I am sipping as I write this tastes great, but a whisky’s flavour alone does not a good investment make. Rarity, age and provenance can see bottles appreciate in value over time, prompting growing interest in whisky investment.

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