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Family offices

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Hong Kong




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Charles Beamish

Spear’s Review

Charles Beamish is CEO of Beamish International, which he founded in 2018 to provide client services in rare whisky. The firm works directly with brand owners and producers, advising clients on matters of acquisition, disposal and verification of rare single malts.

As well as offering dedicated portfolio management, Beamish is able to put together tailor-made whisky travel experiences as well as provide more prosaic services, such as personalised storage and logistic solutions.

‘It is often said that knowledge is one of the most powerful tools at one’s disposal,’ says Beamish. ‘Beamish International’s knowledge of the Scotch whisky industry and contacts within it are at the service of clients. It is a pleasure working with them.’

Adviser Profile

Charles Beamish has brought the bespoke private client experience to rare whisky with his company Beamish International, which he founded in 2018. A global whisky private office, the business provides direct-to-distillery access and advice to the world’s most coveted Scotch whisky stocks for private clients.

Building on a background in financial services, specialising in family offices and private equity, Charles Beamish set up Whyte & Mackay’s private clients business and significantly expanded its reach to HNW Asian collecting networks. He started Beamish International to service a private client demand for rare access across the leading Scotch single malt distilleries. In doing so, he could provide direct channels to producers of the rarest and most coveted whiskies available, with an indisputable provenance.

Beamish International works closely with the leading distilleries in Scotland, managing cask acquisitions for international clients at the highest end of the market. Beamish understands that each private client requires a bespoke approach and shapes each project to suit their discerning requirements, from origination through to completion. The company uniquely educates and guides clients through the process, managing their relationships with the distilleries and looking after their interests, whether they are buying for drinking or gifting.

Beamish’s disruptive innovation within the sector has seen him recognised as one of the industry’s leading rare whisky specialists. He is a Freeman of The City of London, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

Rank: Top Recommended

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