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Gilbey's Redbreast

Postby jet » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:42 pm

This has been in my mother-in-law's cabinet for many years. I'd like opinions as to age and value. Thank you.
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Re: Gilbey's Redbreast

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:03 pm

This could be 70's but more than lightly an 80's bottling.

If it is the 80's bottling it is probable that it was made up with the last of the remaining Gilbey's stock. This means that some much older whiskey has gone into the batch. That on the surface sounds great but it is actually the opposite ... some of the whiskey used spent way too long in wood and well past it's best. The end result is a disjointed slightly off whiskey.

If not it should be a little cracker so if Whiskeybro happens along he might be able to date this for you.

Strangely it will not overly have a major impact on the price. But the current state of finiancial affairs might ... the Irish whiskey market is not in a good place and prices have really fallen. I would hazzard a guess that if the bad one £80 if a good one £100. :(
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Re: Gilbey's Redbreast

Postby Brgreat5 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:33 pm

This actually dates from the period 1967-1972 so it is at the earlier end of Irish Whiskey Chaser's estimate of age. In terms of value I would also estimate slightly higher €150-€170. (£120 - £150)

hope that helps Brgreat5 aka TheWhiskeyBro

agree that the collector's market for Irish Whiskey is weak at the moment
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Re: Gilbey's Redbreast

Postby jet » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:33 pm

Thanks for the information. Now I can't decide whether to drink it or save it!
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Re: Gilbey's Redbreast

Postby good_whiskey_hunting » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:55 pm

jet wrote:Thanks for the information. Now I can't decide whether to drink it or save it!


I hope you haven't drank it, i seen one on ebay recently for €200+
i sold a later edition one for €180.
if you wish to part with it PM me.
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