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Liquid Gold

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So whats your most expensive bottle worth?

£11-20
1
2%
£21-50
5
10%
£51-100
9
17%
£100-200
15
29%
£200-500
11
21%
£500-1000
5
10%
£1001-2500
3
6%
£2500-5000
1
2%
£5001+
2
4%
 
Total votes : 52

Liquid Gold

Postby woodhill » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:22 pm

Purely being nosy here?

Just wondering what your most valuable bottle is worth?

Extra details below (Price paid, What it is, What you plans are for it, (oh and where do you live :lol: ))
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:37 pm

the thing is, what one person values it at it diffrent to what another person values it at. its like the collectos corner in whiskymag, its only one persons veiw.
ive voted 1001-5000 (big range) as ive got a bottle in my collection that ive seen sold for a price within this range.
and i bought it for only about 10% of what i seen it sell for.
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby woodhill » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:40 pm

vitara7 wrote:ive voted 1001-5000 (big range)


I've halved that for you now

hope thats better

please revote :thumbsup:
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:05 pm

lol.. unfortunatly its still in the 1001+ range.
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby jockonarock » Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:30 pm

Last purchase was a bottle of Ardbeg Mor, paid £400 all in, planing to keep it for an investment.
Cheers Stevie :o
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:18 pm

id love to know who voted 2.5k-5k range and what there bottle is, must be a cracker!
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:13 pm

Interesting question.
I have a few in the ranges of €500 to €900 but my most expensive is possibly a 20 year old Macallan (1979-1999) bottled to commemorate the Solar Eclipse in 1999.
This is bottle No. 2 of only 16 and is the only one I have ever seen sold (I bought it). I guess it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay.

http://www.whisky-emporium.com/Files/170MacSolEclip.htm
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby woodhill » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:19 pm

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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby woodhill » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:23 pm

How do you get ONLY 16 bottles to a Cask Some very thirsty Angels :dead: :empty:
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:41 pm

I say it's a toss up between a bottle of Signatory 1974 Glen Albyn and a D Laing 21 yo 1982 Port Ellen, Both of which I originally paid $240+ each, a number of years ago.

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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:38 pm

woodhill wrote:How do you get ONLY 16 bottles to a Cask Some very thirsty Angels :dead: :empty:


Woodhill,
this is an independent bottling and although it is a single cask, not all the cask was bottled for this run.
It was bottled by the chappie at Kyrburg Castle in Germany who has a whisky museum and (I think) the largest whisky collection in Germany.
He also offers gourmet dinners at the castle restaurant and just as I bought this bottle, I saw him offering a whisky dinner which included this dram .... at something like €300 per head for the meal & whisky.
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:50 pm

I don't have any really expensive bottles but I have a few which costs from £ 135,- up to £ 165,- . I think the most expensive bottle I ever bought was a Douglas Laing Port Ellen 1983 21yo.
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby hiccy » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:04 pm

I recently purchased a '71 Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling which cot me £280. I have no idea what it is worth, but it's staying in the cupboard until 2011 anyway. :)
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:58 am

My two most expensive bottles are my Caol Ila 25yo and Talisker 25yo and they retail out here for for $200 and $190 respectively, so I voted the £50-100.

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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby randall fairbrook » Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:11 am

i voted the 50-100

my most expensive bottle thus far has been a 65 ($128 us) port charlotte pc5 cask strength

next would be the george t stagg 144.8 proof and the compass box flaming heart second edition..both 40.42 ($80 us)
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby Sherried Malt » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:05 am

I voted for the £200-500 range. I bought a 1952 Macallan about a year ago for about $750. They saw me coming! :P

Must've been momentarily insane... (I was offered another bottle the previous year for almost half of that...) Oh well, you can't take it with you... :D
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:52 pm

I purchased (and opened) a bottle of the Duncan Taylor 36 yo Springbank. Marvelous stuff. This is right at the lower end of the £200-500 range.

I've also split a couple of bottles with my best friend. We have a bottle of the Bruichladdich Legacy V and the Ardbeg Provenance, originally $500 US.
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby andyt » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:27 pm

Can't really justify spending more than £200 on a bottle to the wife, however going to the Grill (fantastic Aberdeen pub) and spending £18.50 on a nip of Ardbeg Provenance seems to slip under the radar.
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Re: Liquid Gold

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:16 am

Collector57 wrote:
Ganga wrote:I purchased (and opened) a bottle of the Duncan Taylor 36 yo Springbank. Marvelous stuff. This is right at the lower end of the £200-500 range.
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Ah, I've been toying with the idea of a 38yo Springbank. Sounds like you found it aged well...


It is different than many of the other (older) bottlings of Springbank that I have had the pleasure of dramming. This one is quite strong on the herbal notes and less so on the spices and caramel notes. Also, this one is down under 42%; the other older ones I've had have been at a higher strength.

I found the MMcD 1965 - 35yo to retain more of the spices and caramel but it was a higher alcohol percentage.

If you go forward with the DT 38yo let me know as there are a couple of bottles around the LA market.
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