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Macallan-Glenlivet

Postby r900p » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:28 pm

I have a friend who is selling a selection of Macallan-Glenlivets from the mid 1930-70s, ranging in price from 300-500 british pounds, he's offered them to me for around £250 each, is this a good investment, should i buy them off him or tell him to go to auction at mctears? At £250 would they be a good investment to me?

All reploes would be greatly appreciated by both of us.

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Rob
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:40 pm

I have a few examples of prices for these, but none from the last few months.

To give you some ideas:

Macallan Glenlivet, 1942, 35 years - €530 Sept. 2004 on Whiskyauction
Macallan Glenlivet, 1946, 33 years - €406 April 2006 Ebay.de
Macallan Glenlivet, 1949, 25 years - €516 Sept. 2004 Whiskyauction
Macallan Glenlivet, 1950, 40 years - €375 Aug. 2004 Ebay.de
Macallan Glenlivet, 1937, 405 USD, Jan 2005
Macallan Glenlivet, 1937, €306, Feb. 2005, Ebay.de
Macallan Glenlivet, 1957, €353, Dec. 2004, Ebay.de

I hope this helps,
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Postby r900p » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:47 pm

thanks MT,

i think i'll pass, there's is something i'm not keen on about them, plus i think they're a bit steep, looks like he's done his research though.

Rob
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:14 am

Offer him 200 GBP per bottle and you should be OK.

When you say "Not keen on" - is it that you don't like collecting Macallan, or is there something strange about the bottles themselves?
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Postby r900p » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:48 am

I'm not a Macallan fan, the bottles i know are 100% genuine, he's had them for years just collecting dust. There is just somethingabout them that makes me uncomfortable, can't put my fingeron it.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:57 am

Yes, if you are unsure for any reason at all, it's best not to buy.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:42 pm

r900p wrote:I'm not a Macallan fan, the bottles i know are 100% genuine, he's had them for years just collecting dust. There is just somethingabout them that makes me uncomfortable, can't put my fingeron it.


Trust your gut....pass..
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Postby The Fachan » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:45 pm

Are these bottles distillery bottlings called Macallan-Glenlivet or as usual from independents?
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Postby Sherried Malt » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:24 am

What's the difference between Macallan-Glenlivet and Macallan? Were Macallan and Glenlivet one company previously? :?

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:50 am

The Fachan wrote:Are these bottles distillery bottlings called Macallan-Glenlivet or as usual from independents?


If I remember correctly, many of these older Macallan-Glenlivet that come on sale every now and again are G&M.
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Postby Lawrence » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:39 am

Sherried Malt wrote:What's the difference between Macallan-Glenlivet and Macallan? Were Macallan and Glenlivet one company previously? :?

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The reference to Macallan Glenlivet refers to the area of Glenlivet. Many distilleries used the XXXXX-Glenlivet, they were all trying to capitalize on the good name of The Glenlivet, there was a court case and only Glenlivet can be called THE Glenlivet. Even today in some warehouses you will see XXXXX-Glenlivet stencilled on some casks. That's the very short version of the story.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:44 am

This topic cropped up in another discussion quite recently and I remember lots of good information, including the longer version of what Lawrence has quite correctly abridged.

I just couldn't find the discussion to post a link for you SM.
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