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Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

Postby firtho4th » Tue May 05, 2009 9:28 am

Hello again, all, and my thanks to those who have patiently corresponded on this bunch of bottlings, only to wait. And wait. And wait some more. Apologies are in order for my taking so long to get this first lot compiled and put out for comment; next time, I'll wait until all the scut work is done before Posting.

A footnote: When I was first enlisted to do this, I have to admit that the chance to handle someone else's Whisky collection excited me, and I naively believed it would be a fun, 'easy' way to see rare bottles, and maybe even earn a few nice bottles for myself. Ha ! Between the travel to & from the owner's storage, being away from family in the evenings, pissing off my wife, trying to extract practical prices from the owner (who has blurted repeatedly that he "effing well HATES selling" his beloved drams, duplicates or no), pecking with one finger, and juggling regular work & minimal sleep, my experience to date has demonstrated nothing could be further from the truth. Something for nothing, as my Da tried long and hard to convince me, simply doesn't exist. Which proves once more that he was alot smarter than I ever gave him credit for.

And so --- here are the first 70 of 225 bottles or so that I've been able to unpack, write a brief description of, and place on Collector's Corner. They run the gamut, yeah ? I've no control over that, I just unpack boxes as I get to them in the storage room. Quite alot of my time has been put into researching prices, and given completed auctions/shop prices high & low/Buy-it-Now or 'Asking' prices/select London retailer prices (ah, I divided prices shown by 2, and occasionally 3, on this last source...), I think these prices quite fair; feel free to comment if you think otherwise but, please, show me examples of ready availability in the marketplace, at said lower prices, rather than just throw stones. The prices shown reflect what seems to be in line with comparative bottles that have been sold in various, global venues recently, less 15% to 20%, or more.

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Given the difficult times we're all struggling through just now, I know I'll take flak for including this, but I've specifically been asked to include it:

This first lot of Whisky bottlings, at the prices shown below, tots up to $25,460[USD]. This entire, initial Listing can be purchased outright for a total of $19,500[USD], should anyone have a mind to build a collection from it and/or have an eye toward potential resale. If such a Buyer, one that is both willing & able, steps forward to make a lot purchase, he/she should know that the owner will split the actual, Insured delivery costs to that buyer's chosen shipping destination.

Also, please note that while the owner warrants every bottling to be 'correct', without exception, and will be happy to aid any & all Buyers in the unlikely event of damage, breakage, loss, or seizure, these risks are undertaken by & shall remain the sole burden of the Buyer; once any or all of these bottles are given over to the Insured delivery system, the original owner's obligations with regard to the overall transaction end there.

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Finally, I can do photos of specific bottles on request, within 24 hours or so of your request, and will post bottles worldwide from the Eastern US at exact cost, no packing or handling fees. Please PM with any & all enquiries. The next List of bottles, expected to be 75 to 100 in number --- and just as varied in content --- will Post here by the weekend of 09-10/05/09.

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If you are that uncommon individual who fancies a bulk purchase, might I suggest that you please get in touch ASAP, as a few of the "best" bottles in this 1st batch will hopefully be getting multiple enquiries in fairly short order. Thanks to all for having a look !

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(All prices shown in US Dollars.)


ARDBEG:

* Lord of The Isles, boxed, $199 each (2 available)
* OB 1977, 1 boxed, 1 w/o, $299 each (2 available)
* OB 17yo, $125 each (2 available)
* OB Single Cask 4704, $599
* OB Single Cask 2781, $599
* OB Single Cask 866, $599
* OB Single Cask 861, $599
* Kildalton 1981, boxed $425
* OB Very Old, 30yo $250
* G&M, 1975, 27yo, box $199 (Connoisseur's Choice, pink label)
* Cadenhead, 1975, 15yo $425 (squat bottle, black label, full strength)
* D. Laing, "Ardbegeddon" $1250 (boxed, for "The Plowed Society")


BOWMORE:

* OB 1968 32yo Anniversary, green box $395 each (2 available)
* OB "Sea Dragon" 30yo, boxed $325
* OB "Claret", #8651, tube $125
* Duncan Taylor, 1966, 40yo $395 (1 of 130 bottles)
* OB 1964 "Oloroso", 1 of 300, cased $1595
* OB 1964 "Bourbon", 1 of 300, cased $1595
* OB 1964 "Black Bowmore", boxed $1795 ('Final' Edition)



BRUICHLADDICH:

* 1986 OB "Blacker Still", tube $ 95
* 1973, OB, bright copper-coloured tube $195
* 1991, OB, copper tube, "Yellow Submarine" $ 95
* OB "Legacy 1", 36yo, tubed $195
* OB "Legacy 3", 35yo, tubed $195
* OB, 1965, 22yo, "Reserva Veronelli", box
(full-strength, 48.8%, bottle #969) $225


CAOL ILA:

* 1984 Signatory, 17yo, tube, cask #5739 $95


GLENFARCLAS:

* OB 1959 "Christmas Day" bottling, same
basic label designs, but background on one is
red, the other one green $375 each (2 avail.)


GLENLIVET:

* Cadenhead, 1974, 16yo, full-strength,
squat bottle, black label $475 (55.2%)


GLENMORANGIE:

* OB, "White Rum", 18yo $75
* OB, 1981, 25yo "Claret Finish", wooden casket $295 each (2 available)


HIGHLAND PARK:

* OB, 25yo, cylindrical 'wood' tubes $95 each (2 available)
* OB, 30yo, boxed $195
* OB, 1977 "Bicentenary" $195
* OB, 1958, 40yo, cased $1025


LAPHROAIG:

* OB, 11yo, "Friends of Laphroaig", 10th Anniversary, signed $195
* OB, 13yo, "2005 Islay Festival", tube $195
* OB, 17yo, "2004 Islay Festival", tube $195
* OB, 1994, "2006 Islay Festival" $195


MACALLAN (all Sherry Cask except one ESC & Oak Cask 25yo, I think):

* OB, "ESC" demi-bottling, 500ml, tubed $195 (cask 4063)
* OB, "ESC" demi-bottling, 500ml, tubed $195 (cask 17937)
* OB, "ESC" demi-bottling, 500ml, tubed $195 (cask 1780)
* OB, 25yo in maroon wooden casket, 750ml $395
* OB, 1963, 18yo, boxed $375
* OB, 1965, 18yo, boxed (3 available) $325 each
* OB, 1967, 18yo, boxed $295
* OB, 1978, 18yo, boxed $275
* OB, 1961, "Over 40yo", n.o. box $995


SPRINGBANK:

* OB, 10yo, 100-proof, boxed $50
* OB, 21yo, tall bottle, old-type box $275
* OB, 1965 "Local Barley", cask #6, 750ml $995 (Original box)
* OB, 1966 "Local Barley", cask #511, 55% $650
* OB, "Millenium Edition", 50yo, boxed $1495


That's it, and that's all, folks. Again, if you are that uncommon individual who fancies a bulk purchase, might I suggest that you please get in touch ASAP, as a few of the "best" bottles in this 1st batch will hopefully be getting multiple enquiries in fairly short order. Thanks to all for having a look !
Last edited by firtho4th on Wed May 06, 2009 5:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

Postby jobert82 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:50 pm

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Re: Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

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Re: Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

Postby Laifi » Fri May 08, 2009 10:24 am

hello from germany,
i saw your collection and i am interested to buy some of your bottles.
get in contact with me , please
kind regards
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Re: Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

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Re: Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

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Re: Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

Postby lohssanami » Wed May 13, 2009 7:45 pm

Everything arrived safe and sound...packed incredibly well. Great guy!!
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Re: Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

Postby les taylor » Thu May 14, 2009 8:27 am

lohssanami wrote:Everything arrived safe and sound...packed incredibly well. Great guy!!



Tim you bought the whole collection. You the Man. :thumbsup:
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Re: Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

Postby lohssanami » Thu May 14, 2009 3:48 pm

les taylor wrote:
lohssanami wrote:Everything arrived safe and sound...packed incredibly well. Great guy!!



Tim you bought the whole collection. You the Man. :thumbsup:



The tractor trailer took a while to unload... :P
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Postby Jobi » Fri May 15, 2009 2:10 am

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Re: Helping to sell 225-bottle Whisky hoard, have a look ?

Postby Ganga » Fri May 15, 2009 6:48 pm

You can send him a PM. Look for the button under his handle that indicates PM.

BTW, responded to your email regarding payment. Oh yes, Port Alan seemed quite pleased last night with the whisky. :mrgreen:
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