Mike M wrote:Help me out here on a few questions. I have inherited about 4 misc. bottles of whisky and reading previous posts on here how can these be an investment? How do you appraise a bottle of whisky & know by looking at it, it will taste great? I have recieved a lot of interest of private messages in my Glenfarclas is why this brings me to these questions.
Really experience and keeping tabs on the market is the best way but for somebody new I would suggest firstly you check the following website to see if they have the same or similar bottlings up for sale. They are alway a good indicator but remember you probably be lucky to get 80% of the value on the open market (i.e. selling it on ebay)
Actually google the exact label is always a good idea. You'll be amazed where you can find info and don't ignore foreign (german) sites. Use Bablefish translator to get a hand on what is being said on these sites
Single Malts will always be more collectable than blends or single grain whiskey.
Is the distillery working or closed.
Then the Distillery renown takes into effect the desirablity. Other than that you will have to rely on people here to give you an estimate.
Also if this bottle is not available and has not bee available for some time it is actually hard to put a value on a bottle until you put it up for auction.
At the end of the day do as much research through the internet before you sell to make sure you are selling for a good price.