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Price and value of whisky
Searching for value and valuation of old bottle of whisky ?
What is the value of my old whisky Bottlings
|Price and value of whisky bottling|
|Sorry but we are unable to give you an exact value of your bottling. There are millions of different bottlings, collectors value and different interest. We haven't seen a database with price information of world whiskies (like stamps and coins) !|
Whenever we have time and are able to set value or price information on single bottlings we will update our Whisky index. But then again the price information is only a hint and it may vary from country to country and in time. (So please only use it as a guideline.)
We can recommend you to take a look at http://www.mctears.com or http://mctears.co.uk in order to search for older bottlings !
The price information on our testpage or in our whiskyindex are guidelines and printed on the given time.
For real-time price information you should check the shops or whisky webselling sites.
or you could search on e-bay for whisky
|bottlebooks if your are looking for value of empty bottle check : Digger Odell Bottle price guides sometimes gives you the value of old bottle or decanters..|
The old glenfiddich value search are no longer available..
Rare Scotch whisky tops world record auction price
A 157-year-old whisky was sold for more than £29,000, $59,200, setting what is thought to be a world record auction price for a bottle of Scotch. The Bowmore single malt, which was bottled in 1850, was sold at McTear’s auctioneers in Glasgow for £29,400 to an anonymous telephone bidder, beating the distillery itself.
The price, which included buyer’s premium, comfortably beat the pre-sale estimate of between 15,000 and £20,000. The whisky, which was was sold on behalf of a private owner, is the oldest known bottle of Bowmore in existence. An auction spokesman said the sale came despite the bottle’s cork dropping into the whisky itself. Bowmore’s brand director Glen Moore said they had planned to bring the bottle back to the distillery to take pride of place in its new visitor centre on the island of Islay, off Scotland’s west coast.
“We bid beyond the value limit we had set ourselves, but unfortunately, the winning bidder went beyond that,” he said. “There are some serious whisky collectors around the world, and we know Bowmore is incredibly popular amongst them.” Twin brothers William and James Mutter operated the distillery from the 1850s until the early 1890s when Bowmore Distillery Company Limited was formed.
The bottle was presented to William Mutter in 1851 at the time of him giving up his share of the distillery and has remained in the family for generations. In 2005, a businessman paid £32,000 for a 1942 bottle of Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky. A bottle of Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky from the 1850s sold at auction in London for £14,850 last year. afp
Try a to google the whisky or search for whisky auction