Nick Brown wrote:I don't see why it should be particularly collectible. Longrow never has been collectible so far, the presentation is nothing special, it is a second label for the Springbank distillery and at £80 for a bottle of 18yo it looked overpriced to start with.
I still contend that the "run" on this bottling was orchestrated to make it appear underpriced with a view to making a fast buck.
This bottle was not neither cheap nor expensive. It was the price the distillery decided it considered was fair.
There were 540 bottles availble for the UK market.
A one off bottling would always sell well.
All I did was highlight to fellow whiskyforum members MY opinion that this bottle needed buying... OK ... the 'hoovering' phrase was a bit tounge in cheek. But come on boys and girls .. to say a few comments on a website will effect the whisky market that to be frank is only visited by 30 or 40 whisky anoracks is .. derisery.
The Springbank 21 yo that was released 3 years ago still only sells for the release price of c.£150.
All i was doing was telling my mates that this bottle needed serious consideration.
A fat overweight Bank Manager from the East Midlands of England who has more toes on one foot than the number of bottles he has bought and paid for of Longrow 18, really isnt going to effect the price of a bottle on ebay.
Now I will admit, much to somes' dissapointment, I will sometimes buy a few extra bottles of something with the knowledge it will increase in the value in the future. But we are talking a handful (two or three) (bar the two cases of Cadenheads Ardbeg)
I always (except when wife wanted a patio Hardwood table) invest it abck into whisky.
If some people dont like that .. so be it..