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bowmore ceramic 30yr old

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bowmore ceramic 30yr old

Postby maltcollector » Wed Dec 29, 2004 6:07 pm

I have a bottle of Bowmore ceramic, seal intact, never been opened in mint condition, however I dont have the box.
Anyone have any idea how much this is worth (boxed normally costs £190 per bottle)
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:51 am

The empty bottles and box turn up on ebay quite frequently and can sell for about US$75 so I would imagine you could get a price quite close to the £190 if you were to auction it.
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Postby WestVanDave » Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:39 am

Actually - we have been finding a few of the 30 year old ceramic bottles (and the 25's as well) in Alberta, Canada. (The place to buy whisky in Canada.)

Last few 30's purchased just a couple of months ago were a mere $220 ~ $240 Cdn. for the 30 year old. The 25 can be found for $219... Box and all...

If you can enjoy it and still e-bay off the empty shell for $75 US (>$90 Cdn.) well that should encourage some recycling, eh!!!


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Postby maltcollector » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:44 pm

Yeah that sounds like a good plan, all I need now is a good occiasion to open it up :)
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Postby Admiral » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:39 pm

There was one lonely 30yo ceramic Bowmore in a single shop in Sydney. It sat on the shelves for AUS$500 for two years or so, and then one day it was gone. $500 seemed a bit much for a 30yo, given that - at the time - 30yo Macallan was about $320 and 30yo Glenfarclas similarly priced.

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:46 pm

Remember that the ebay buyer is usually a person who does not have access to a particular bottling through normal channels and is quite willing to pay a significant premium for something 'sparkly' and that has been my selling experience. However it is a very nice whisky and you might consider opening it New Year's Eve but if you're at a party hide it as somebody might pour the whole bottle into the punch. :D :shock:
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Postby Lawrence » Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:26 am

The Whisky Exchange is offering this bottling for £199 a bottle, it's intersting to see the various prices from aroun the world.
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