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how to collect the whisky you like?

Postby bg4cgt » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:41 pm

I start to fall in love with the SMW. and hope can collect some.
but I don't know how to:
1) store the whisky. collect the bottle or whisky with the original bottle?
2) buy the whisky. I am in china now. SMW is in scotch. how to in china?
3) collect with what standard? age? region?

any advice are welcome and many thanks
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:31 pm

I would search throughout the wealth of information in the other forums, as there has been lots of discussion regarding these questions. Of course it's best to collect what you do like, in case one day you can't sell a bottle for what you'd like, then you get to drink it! Good luck and welcome bg4cgt!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:01 pm

Ni hao bg4cgt,

Nice to know that China has also whisky-lovers! I visit Beijing and Shanghai a few times a year and usually try take with me a few good whiskies to enjoy with a friend who lives in Beijing - last time I brought with me a few select Caol Ila bottles to sample and compare.

To answer you briefly based on just my opinion,

1) Collect full bottles and keep the collection ones unopened (but do try and get a least one more of the same allways for tasting).

2) This can be difficult, as even most airport duty frees I have seen in China and elsewhere in the region are full of rather uninteresting blended whiskies. It may be difficult to get what you like there. I do not know of specialist companies operating there importing good single malts. A business idea?

3) Briefly, keep to single malt whiskies. Which ones, well - this is up to you, the availability etc. My collection for example has a lot of Islay malts, as well as some lowland whisky (mainly my favorite, dear Rosebank). Many collect Macallan whisky. Some collect a particular series of bottlings (such as the Flora & Fauna series, or the Rare Malts).
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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:03 pm

I would also hunt around the internet, watch whisky auctions, and which distilleries, specific types, etc of whiskies are selling and people are interested in and buying. Be careful of course for fads, and go after whiskies with good history, or even new whiskies, (like Mackmyra!!), that are starting to build a history! As they, Mackmyra, are getting great publicity and selling out all over where they're sold. Blends can also fetch big prices, but which is for us to all find out. Good luck!
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