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Port Ellen 1st Release

Postby ianalex » Sat May 23, 2009 8:21 am

I`m looking for a bottle of the Port Ellen 1st Annual Release.

Does anyone have a bottle they would wish to sell ?
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Re: Port Ellen 1st Release

Postby Jhelder » Sat May 23, 2009 10:14 pm

Hi,

It will be a costly search...you're able to find some bottles on Ebay (1 from a Dutch seller which is on ebay now)...but prices between 500-600 or even above are quite normal. I bought mine via whiskymag.com in 2007 for 400 euros...making my collection complete :D .

Good luck with the search...and hopefully you be one of the few with a 1st release in his collection!

Cheers
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Re: Port Ellen 1st Release

Postby daveski » Sun May 24, 2009 1:33 pm

Ian

Join the club. The prices have been going up for a while now and it appears that there are less and less about. I think that it has got to the stage when the price being asked is probably greater than the value being sold.

Not wanting to get into a debate about the value being equal to the price people want to pay though.

Good luck with the search and keep us posted on here. :)
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Re: Port Ellen 1st Release

Postby Leorin » Sun May 24, 2009 2:36 pm

I'm not going to sell mine :D but there are two bottles at whiskyauction.com at the moment.
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Re: Port Ellen 1st Release

Postby badgerbrown » Sun May 24, 2009 7:44 pm

At the last McTears auction on 13th May a PE1 sold for £380, so the price for this looks to be falling rapidly. This could be a blip, of course, but this particular auction had a bit more of a higher profile than usual, so you would have expected prices to be at least in line with the estimates here.

Although they are rare, there do seem to be quite a few knocking about at auction time, so have a look around and don't pay the ridiculous prices that some people want for them.
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Re: Port Ellen 1st Release

Postby Leorin » Sun May 24, 2009 9:51 pm

Hmm, hard to tell how many of the original 6000 bottles have been drunk and how many still exist.
I think there are quite a lot left, because the Annual Release was aiming at collectors right away. After the two Rare Malt releases of PE sold very fast, Diageo stated the collectible AR-series with a more fancy box and - guest what - sold it for a price almost twice as high as that of the previous Rare Malt releases.
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Re: Port Ellen 1st Release

Postby corbuso » Mon May 25, 2009 3:00 pm

Collector57 wrote:The 20yo RM was superb. I still have one in store :D

I do agree with you that the 20 and 22 RM were superb :-)
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Re: Port Ellen 1st Release

Postby badgerbrown » Mon May 25, 2009 6:55 pm

I found 3 more of these today on Bonhams next auction on 17th June, each one valued at £250 to £280, less again. With 3 lots to sell I wonder if they will go for any more than that? Somehow I doubt it.
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Re: Port Ellen 1st Release

Postby eggs » Wed May 27, 2009 1:24 pm

I have a spare bottle of the Port Ellen Rare Malt 20 y/o if anyone is interested? Unboxed

As for the 3 bottles at Bonhams, do people think that those estimates are realistic? There are a couple of bottles on Whisky Auction for 505 and 450 Euro, id definately buy one of those bottles for £250-280.


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