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An aquired collection

Postby timknyn » Thu May 28, 2009 12:40 am

Hi

As you can probably see I'm a new member. I've just inherited some old whiskys as follows:

Haighs Dimple, seal intact, wire still surrounding bottle, 70' proof, Royal seal of approval is the Queens but not sure of year. Looks an old label.

Inchgower Spayside first cask 1976 numbered and unopened.

Glengrant Spayside first cask 1976 numbered and unopened.

Dalwhinnie Centenary Edition 1 Litre unopened still in the box (Great condition)

Any idea of history and values?

Cheers Tim
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Re: An aquired collection

Postby DukeofSandwich » Thu May 28, 2009 1:16 am

Unless it's really old, the Dimple Pinch is worth the same as a new one. If it has a closure like the picture below, then it might have some value. But it's a cheap crappy blend, regardless of age.

http://www.collectorsencyclopedia.com/v ... 257why.jpg

The range called FIRST CASK was bottled for "Direct Wines (Windsor) Ltd". The bottlings were bottled from 1993 until 1998/1999 and it seems that they haven't released any newer bottlings. Maybe $150 each. These might be tasty, but no reviews on them that I could find.

The Dalwhinnie (if it is the same one as below):

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-1815.aspx

Despite it's high price, ratings I found for it are in the low 80's, i.e. just OK whisky.
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Re: An aquired collection

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:30 am

The Sunday Times Wine Club had the First Cask series only a couple years ago and still have one on their site so it may be an ongoing thing.

They were all initially sold for circa £45-50 each and bottled at 46%.

Therefore not sure if the £150 estimate is realistic though.


In relation to the TWE price for the Dalwhinnie ... it again is very unrealistic and you'll find it hard to find someone willing to part with even half that amount if I was to hazard a guess. Just not a very collectable bottle imo.

Sorry :oops:
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Re: An aquired collection

Postby timknyn » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:42 pm

The Dimple looks as it is on the link with thick wire closure on the neck.

http://www.collectorsencyclopedia.com/v ... 257why.jpg
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