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Victorian whiskies?

Postby Iain » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:33 am

A whisky-watcher just drew my attention to the latest batch of 6 (!) Victorian whisky bottles made available on e-bay:

http://search.ebay.com/whisky_W0QQfromZ ... Z2QQfsopZ3

What do you make of them?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:48 pm

They are in very good condition, aren't they? I imagine they are especially rare because they have the year on the labels.
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Postby Iain » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:43 pm

Another whisky chap just pointed out there are 17 of the blighters now...

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQf ... andselling
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:57 pm

I wouldn't touch them with your ten-foot pole.
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Postby Iain » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:36 pm

That's odd - the whiskies seem to have disappeared from the site and only this message remains:

"This seller is not currently offering any items for sale"
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:55 pm

Perhaps he got a good offer elsewhere? :roll:
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Postby MacLover » Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:41 pm

I wouldn't touch these with a 10 foot pole and a 50 foot extension.

Seller has been known to sell at least one "questionable" bottle in the past, although the bulk of his bottles (more newly released)seem to be authentic.

If you would like to know more, visit the Malt Maniacs web site and read about the fake and questionable bottles they have come across (many on ebay :roll: ).
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:59 pm

Iain wrote:That's odd - the whiskies seem to have disappeared from the site and only this message remains:

"This seller is not currently offering any items for sale"


Does that mean my bids have been cancelled????
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Postby MacLover » Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:13 pm

If you had bid on any of the auctions you should have received a cancellation notice from ebay. Unless he decided to end the auction early and sell to the highest bidder at the time he closed the auction. Maybe you will be getting some bottles at bargain basement prices :wink:

In the case you were being facetious, sorry for the ignorance :oops:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:17 pm

I was being tongue in cheek. Like most other posters here, I would be suspicious of one immaculate victorian bottle on ebay - but when seventeen come along at once...
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Postby MacLover » Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:37 pm

I should have guessed right off the bat as I have noticed a tendency of the posters to avoid ebay (and rightfully so).

Somehow this seller gets/has a great number of very rare bottles.

Willing to bet that most of them are acquired from Italy.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:10 pm

Nick, your dry sense of humor really throws people...we're much more used to you being cranky! :P
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:56 am

The seller is going to be receiving a letter from the Scotch Whisky Association and I don't think he's going to be happy. Much going on behind the scenes, keep and eye on http://www.maltmadness.com for further news.....
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Postby Iain » Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:34 am

I curse those meddlers at Maltmaniacs and the SWA. I had my eye on that 75 cls bottle of Victorian Glen Grant... :)
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:07 pm

Oh! Good idea, I could do an article on whisky curses...... :wink:
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Postby Iain » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:49 pm

Eye of newt,
Spleen of ewe,
May all your drams
Contain Loch Dhu.

You can credit me in the footnotes
Or just curse me back!
:)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:10 pm

Lawrence wrote:The seller is going to be receiving a letter from the Scotch Whisky Association and I don't think he's going to be happy. Much going on behind the scenes, keep and eye on http://www.maltmadness.com for further news.....


I would soooooo like to see a copy of that letter.
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:52 pm

You Gentlemen are very amusing.

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Postby Iain » Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:27 pm

Johannes has been looking into the "Malt Mafia"...

http://www.maltmadness.com/mm16b.html#16-17
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:09 pm

I wonder whatever happened to these Victorian whiskies.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:31 pm

Nick Brown wrote:I wonder whatever happened to these Victorian whiskies.


Probably sold to some unsuspecting poor soul by other means :cry:
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