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Dalwhinnie - HELP!

Postby Bexb0110 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:05 pm

Hello there,
I am sending you all a message to see if anyone can help me... My partner was recently given a 15 year old, 75cl / 43 percent bottle of unopened Dalwhinnie, complete with its packaging (the box, a bottle neck tag), this was given to him by his Grampy who said he had brought it approx 30 years ago. We are not really big whisky drinkers so only know the basics about the history of this product, but we are interested to know if anyone could help us find out more about Dalwhinnie. We know that Wine unlike Whisky etc changes in flavour as it ages, but surely the way they blend the Whisky changes over time!? Also the box - which is in good condition has what looks like a water colour hand painted picture on it - is this something they did, or is it generally printed on the box... Any advice would be much appreciated!!
Is it likely that the bottle is of any value? If so, where would i take it to get it evaluated and where would i go to sell it on if it is worth anything - any recommendations, advice and information would be great, helpful and very much appreciated!
Once again thank you....
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Re: Dalwhinnie - HELP!

Postby Bexb0110 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:42 pm

Thank you for your reply, we are not in the US but in Oxford. Any further information would be a great help.
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Re: Dalwhinnie - HELP!

Postby matteo » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:43 pm

Post some photos of the bottl, lable, box and so on :wink:
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Re: Dalwhinnie - HELP!

Postby Bexb0110 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:34 pm

Thanks for your comment, i will take them and post them later / tomorrow! Thanks again! :)
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Re: Dalwhinnie - HELP!

Postby matteo » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:32 am

I cant be helpful...but the bottle seems to be quite old and original.
The condition are not mint, but very good.
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Re: Dalwhinnie - HELP!

Postby corbuso » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:35 am

The bottle is not 30 years old, but about 20 years old. This was the first version of the Dalwhinnie for the Classic malts and it can found for about 2x the price of the current bottling.
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Re: Dalwhinnie - HELP!

Postby John Barleycorn » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:15 am

corbuso wrote:The bottle is not 30 years old, but about 20 years old. This was the first version of the Dalwhinnie for the Classic malts and it can found for about 2x the price of the current bottling.


I quite agree. The Dalwhinnie 15 year old was first released, if my memory serves me well, in 1987, so it cannot therefore be any older than 23 years. It's a standard expression of its time as part of the classic malts range. Before the 15yo came out the standard issue was an 8yo.

It's not in the best of conditions, looks to me as if it has be kept in the fridge or in very damp cold conditions.

I would estimate its value to be between £40 to £50, may be even slightly less.

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Re: Dalwhinnie - HELP!

Postby Bexb0110 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:45 pm

Thanks for all your comments!! I will find the code and post it later -- Collector57.
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