Willie JJ wrote:I've always said that I was buying for drinking rather than collecting, but given the number of bottles in the house these days that position begins to look disingenuous. My only defense is that with whisky prices rising at the rate they are, it's good to have stocks. I do occasionally buy something, because I'm trying to fill in a hole in a lineup, like the odd Laga 12yo for instance, but I do intend to have a mega tasting with these things one day.
jmrl wrote: So I haven't bought anything to collect for a while but iif I did it would start with a 'B' and end in a 'rora'.
Willie JJ wrote:...with whisky prices rising at the rate they are, it's good to have stocks.
Willie JJ wrote:The price of 18yo Macallan is now insane.
Willie JJ wrote:Those bottles are about £30 here now and those companies are the ones that have longest resisted the price increases in the standard bottlings. Diageo typically look for around £40 for their entry level whiskies now and others are worse.
The view from the industry is that the potential for expansion into new markets is so great that there is no medium term prospect of a downturn. I share your view that this is shortsighted, but I think we can expect it to get worse for the forseeable future.