Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Collecting Advice

Do you have a 50 year old vintage waiting to be discovered by a worthy collector? Post your details here and find out!
Forum rules
Please note items can not be offered for sale on this forum.

Collecting Advice

Postby hearts151 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:11 am

Just starting out on my collecting journey. Decided to make Kilchoman my starting project buying 2 of each yearly release, one to drink, and one to keep. Which should hopefully build up a nice collection over the years.

However, other than that am not sure what to look to buy for investment purposes other than the usual limited releases that ardbeg etc release now and then.

My minds crossed between one of two purchases at the moment.
A Laphroaig 15yr which i can get hold of for £45 from whiskyshop.com or a Laphroaig 1990 signatory cask strength for £60 from RMW http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000037333 My budget really only allows me to buy one at the moment (still a poor student :lol: )

So, just wondering what peoples opinions are for which one would be the better to go for investment wise?

Thanks in advance to anyone that can be bothered helping me out :thumbsup:
hearts151
New member
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:55 pm
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Re: Collecting Advice

Postby borgom » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:16 am

I'm no expert (especially given my purchases are only for consumption) but I believe the traditional wisdom is that official 70cl bottlings are far more collectable than independants or 100cl bottlings.
borgom
Gold Member
 
Posts: 715
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:37 am
Location: Australia

Re: Collecting Advice

Postby slojo » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:50 am

No claims to any sort of expertise, but I agree that independent bottlings are (with perhaps a few exceptions) considered to be less collectable than distillery bottlings.
slojo
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 164
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:42 pm
Location: UK

Re: Collecting Advice

Postby r900p » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:56 pm

get the 15 distillery bottling, its discontiued and also great to drink if it doesn't rise in value.

Be carful with whiskyshop.com as their prices can sometimes be on the steep side IMHO.

If you looking at the Islay angle an excellent place for info is http://www.spiritofislay.net particularly on Ardeg.

Kilchoman are producing a fair few New Make Spirits i think up to 8 now, how 'investable' these are is yet to be seen as we have no actual whisky yet so be carful.

Rob
r900p
Double Gold Member
 
Posts: 1510
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:24 am
Location: Liverpool

Re: Collecting Advice

Postby vision*R » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:24 pm

Always buy original bottlings if the sole purpose is collecting.
User avatar
vision*R
New member
 
Posts: 74
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:26 pm
Location: Spain & Belgium

Re: Collecting Advice

Postby hearts151 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:22 pm

r900p wrote:get the 15 distillery bottling, its discontiued and also great to drink if it doesn't rise in value.

Be carful with whiskyshop.com as their prices can sometimes be on the steep side IMHO.

If you looking at the Islay angle an excellent place for info is http://www.spiritofislay.net particularly on Ardeg.

Kilchoman are producing a fair few New Make Spirits i think up to 8 now, how 'investable' these are is yet to be seen as we have no actual whisky yet so be carful.

Rob


Yeah so i've noticed!! Keeping an eye on it lol. I have tasted it already and do like it so its not all a loss if the value doesn't really rise, can always enjoy both bottles all to myself :-)

Thanks for the advice everyone. Its very much appreciated!!
hearts151
New member
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:55 pm
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Return to Collector's Corner

Whisky gift and present finder