Re: Collectors: What factors make a bottle collectable for you?
I am a collector of more than 15 years and, by collector, I mean that as someone who does not open bottles in the collection, but store them purely to be resold later as an investment.
I have studied collecting for investment and now have quite some experience and knowledge in this field.
As people have already mentioned, there are no clear-cut rules or guidelines to collecting for investment, it really is a fickle area. One which can depend upon distillery name, reputation and even fashion.
Some distilleries are sought after, no matter what they produce. Others are the opposite.
Then we have the issue of closed distilleries which cause people to speculate ........
Add to this the rarity value of so-called limited edditions, then you have a complicated equation as the answer to your dilemma.
Just to throw a further spanner into the works, OBs are generally more collectible than IBs, even though IBs are often more limited bottlings and also excellent to drink.
Therefore, in conclusion, I think you must agree that this is a complicated area and one with no clear-cut answer in such a poll.