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Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby smalyth1@live.com » Fri May 29, 2009 10:01 am

Hello, I have just been given two bottles of Macallan 25 anniversary malt. distilled 1958/1959, bottled 1985,
can someone help with a valuation of these please
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby wolpertinger » Fri May 29, 2009 5:42 pm

With the wooden box and certificate 500 Pounds - without the "extras" probably a lot less.
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby smalyth1@live.com » Fri May 29, 2009 5:57 pm

Thanks Wolpertinger, unfortunatly, no box or certificates, just the two bottles.
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby smalyth1@live.com » Sat May 30, 2009 8:46 pm

Anybody else able to help with a valuation of these bottles please?
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby smalyth1@live.com » Sun May 31, 2009 8:27 am

Thanks for the warning Collector 57, these two bottles were given to me by my father who has had them since 1988, I have no intention of selling them, just curious as to a valuation.
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby Laifi » Sun May 31, 2009 8:39 am

Hi,
these bottles are original and the are between 650-700 GBp worth.
no more less.
but you have no wooden box, so i thing you must reduce about 50 GBP each.
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:08 pm

Laifi wrote:Hi,
these bottles are original and the are between 650-700 GBp worth.
no more less.
but you have no wooden box, so i thing you must reduce about 50 GBP each.
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don't you mean "if these bottles are original"

or have you seen them 1st hand?


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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby Laifi » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:53 pm

No,
i have seen these bottles not in original, but i have some of them in my cellar - and they look as same as them on the picture.
I think they are original, if the photo is the same as the bottle(s).
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby r900p » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:05 pm

I would say without a box there would be a huge reduction in the value, certainly more than £50 IMHO.

I personally wouldn't buy a bottle without the original boxes/ceryificates if i was getting it for the collection, for drinking obviously i'm happy to be buying it without the box as its cheaper.

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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby Sherried Malt » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:10 pm

C57 is absolutely spot on. Check out the Whiskyfun site for more details. It'll curl your toes! :shock:
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby smalyth1@live.com » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:25 pm

Thanks once again for taking the time to answer my question, I'm pretty sure they are the real thing, my Father aquirred these in 1988, I dont think they would have been making fakes so soon after the original bottling,(although I have a feeling I'm about to be shot down about that)
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby Laifi » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:54 am

hello,
i had hundreds of macallan Anniversary in my hand - these two bottles are definitiv original. They look absolut beautiful and if you anytime would sell them - i would buy them, really :thumbsup:
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Re: Value of Macallan 25 anniversary malt.

Postby Bloody Marvellous » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:08 pm

The positioning of the "25" lettering isn't nearly as absolute in determining whether you are dealing with the real thing or a fake.

I bought a bottle of the Macallan 25 from a liquor store a while back, but it came in a red painted box instead of the pine box. Since I hadn't seen it before I e-mailed Macallan for more info.

They sent me this picture of the whisky as I had described it for identification.

The Macallan 25 Anniversary Malt 2002 (43%).jpg


As you can see, the bottom line of the 2 falls neatly in between the lines. Apparently, on later releases, the printing was aligned slighty differently. (It matches the printing on my bottle by the way, which was purchased by the liquor store from Macallan themselves.)

E-mail from The Macallan Distillery:
We stopped referring to our 25 years old as the Anniversary Malt in 2004 but the wooden Burgundy box was only in place for less than 2 years so I would suggest that your bottle was released in 2002/3. The year of distillation was removed a year or two before that as this conveyed that all the whisky contained therein was distilled in that year, whereas this was not always the case. There is frequently older whisky contained in the vatting.

I attach an image of what I think your bottle looks like. Assuming this is the correct packaging, then your bottle will contain whisky distilled in 1978 or before.

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