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Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby serko » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:11 pm

I'm not a whisky drinker at all but my brother is. I was at an auction and saw they had some old whisky's and decided to by them for my brother I knew they were worth something so bought at £20 a bottle. Having got back and looked on the internet it seems they might be worth considerably more.How do i go about valuing/selling them? Here's what I got

The Balvenie founders reserve cognac style bottle (no 10 years mentioned on the wax just a thistle logo) no box
the Glenturret distilled in 1976 bottled in 1986 (boxed)
The Macallan-glenlivet Liquer whisky 15 years old (label damaged no box) (i saw the 12 year old version for sale at £750)
Linkwood over 12 years old distilled in 1971 (boxed)
Longmorn Conniseurs choice 25 year old distilled 1960
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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby John Barleycorn » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:34 am

Hi serko

Welcome to the forum. If you could post photos of the bottles it would be helpful.

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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby serko » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:33 pm

Here are some photos

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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby serko » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:36 pm

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I also got the below Cognac at the same time.

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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby jmrl » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:41 pm

They're all worth at least £100 each except the Macallan which will be two or more times that, clueless about the cognac though. nice buy.
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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby John Barleycorn » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:22 pm

jmrl wrote:They're all worth at least £100 each except the Macallan which will be two or more times that, clueless about the cognac though. nice buy.


That’s what I would estimate them at, may be a wee bit more with the Glenturret at around the £200 mark and the Macallan at between £250 and £300.

To get a better idea you should contact either Martin Green at Bonhams in Edinburgh http://www.bonhams.com/eur/whisky/ or Stephen McGinty at McTear’s in Glasgow http://www.mctears.co.uk/

I must say it’s a bit of a dream find, let me know how you get on, I would be interested in their valuations.

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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby whiteshirt » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:26 pm

You have PM
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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby r900p » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:19 am

Fantastic bottles. If you bought at £20 a bottle and the urge is to sell consider Scotch Malt Whisky Auction, or if based in Europe WhiskyAuction.com who do free postage for sellers.

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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby jmrl » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:24 am

I second contacting Martin Green at Bonhams for valuations- has anyone more experience? but if selling at auction be aware of the 'hammer' 20% + vat on top of the bid for the buyer followed by 15/20% off bid to seller, ouch- but with the web the potential number of bidders is very significant.
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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby toshie » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:37 pm

http://www.scotchwhiskyauctions.com 10% of the hammer price to buyer and seller.
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Re: Help needed don't know what I bought

Postby serko » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:45 am

ok I've now decided to sell which of the auction houses is the best? or what are the pro's/con's of each?
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