Me & My Money

When whisky is more than an indulgent tipple

What started as a hobby has turned into a top-shelf investment for entrepreneur

Mr Low Boon Seong, the founder and managing director of human resource consultancy and outsourcing firm Align Group, is also an investor in whiskies. About one-third of his portfolio consists of 3,000 bottles of whisky, including some older bottles o
Mr Low Boon Seong, the founder and managing director of human resource consultancy and outsourcing firm Align Group, is also an investor in whiskies. About one-third of his portfolio consists of 3,000 bottles of whisky, including some older bottles of Springbanks, Bowmores, Macallans and Karuizawas that can range from $5,000 to $50,000 a bottle.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

A shot of whisky can be an enjoyable indulgence, but entrepreneur Low Boon Seong has turned it into a top-shelf investment.

Around a third of Mr Low's portfolio consists of 3,000 bottles of whisky, including some older bottles of Springbanks, Bowmores, Macallans and Karuizawas.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 25, 2021, with the headline 'When whisky is more than an indulgent tipple'. Subscribe