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Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby thespeculator » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:07 am

This is my first post after months of simply reading the forum, thanks for everyone's help in answering others questions. Now I have two of many of my own......

I have wanted a bottle of the very rare Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve for a few months now and one appeared recently on eBay for £279.

But of course I waited a few hours too long and it was sold very quickly. Upon further research I found more bottles online but in the region of £450-£500.

I know that last year when it had it's release you could buy it for £50 which is stupidly cheap for a single cask Glenfiddich but less than a year later it's increased to almost ten times it's original value :shock:

Do you think it would be wise to purchase a bottle at £450-£500?

If there were only 500 bottles created and assuming (according to other forums) that most people bought 2 or 3 and drank one then is it right to assume there are probably only 250 closed bottles left? Or am I looking at this the wrong way?

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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby thespeculator » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:12 am

Just found a bottle for £399 but this seems to be the absolute cheapest I can find now :(
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby les taylor » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:23 pm

That's great news. I've got two of these unopened.
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby thespeculator » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:23 pm

Lucky devil!!!

Another one just popped up on eBay for £380 and I found one on a site called Whiskybid for £320 but it's a bit of a strange site so I'll give that one a miss :)

I suppose if the the Foundation Reserve is moving this fast - what's to say it won't hit £1000 by Summer 2013?

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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby les taylor » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:30 pm

thespeculator wrote:Lucky devil!!!

Another one just popped up on eBay for £380 and I found one on a site called Whiskybid for £320 but it's a bit of a strange site so I'll give that one a miss :)

I suppose if the the Foundation Reserve is moving this fast - what's to say it won't hit £1000 by Summer 2013?

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That's worth considering.
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby bredman » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:32 pm

Wow, what really £1000 by next summer? I'm going to start buying them all up. You'll never get your hands on them 'cos i'm having them all. :P
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby Ganga » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:27 pm

Or reality might set in. Many times I've seen the initial bump but then it takes time to realize another bump in price. Good luck.
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:38 pm

Ganga wrote:Or reality might set in.

No chance of that if Bredman is buying them all :P
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby bredman » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:41 am

:lol:
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby les taylor » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:15 am

Ganga wrote:Or reality might set in. Many times I've seen the initial bump but then it takes time to realize another bump in price. Good luck.



I think we are well past the initial bump. This is the "takes time" period.
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby thespeculator » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:17 pm

bit of a noob reply here but if we are to suppose that most people upon the initial offering bought two, one to drink and one to keep then is right to assume that there would only be around 250 closed bottles which would make it rarer or don't we look at things like that. :) (noob question)

Oh to be collecting whisky this time last year!!! :headbang:
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby dramtastic » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:15 pm

thespeculator wrote:bit of a noob reply here but if we are to suppose that most people upon the initial offering bought two, one to drink and one to keep then is right to assume that there would only be around 250 closed bottles which would make it rarer or don't we look at things like that. :) (noob question)

Oh to be collecting whisky this time last year!!! :headbang:


No need to panic, there will be plenty more opportunities if your into that kind of thing.
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:13 pm

Dramtastic is correct. If that is what you want to do there are potential investment bottles released all the time.
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby r900p » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:06 am

It your a spectator as your name suggests forget this one and look for the next bottle.

If your desperate for one of these look at picking one up at Scotch Whisky Auctions in the next auction bound to be one, two or three in the next.

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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby Ganga » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:05 pm

r900p wrote:It your a spectator as your name suggests forget this one and look for the next bottle.

If your desperate for one of these look at picking one up at Scotch Whisky Auctions in the next auction bound to be one, two or three in the next.

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Spectator? Classic.... :thumbsup:
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:47 pm

you can buy these for £250 on ebay sometimes .. me thinks its the classic whisky price graph... low .. very high, drop to mid leagues then a slow burn upwards
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby whiteshirt » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:06 pm

adogranonthepitch wrote:you can buy these for £250 on ebay sometimes .. me thinks its the classic whisky price graph... low .. very high, drop to mid leagues then a slow burn upwards


Yes I agree, this seems to be the trend for whiskys that are bought for resale..
Macallan Jubilee/ Royal Wedding are another two examples
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby sorren » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:17 pm

The price seems to be steady now, can't see it reaching too much higher, I was lucky to get 3 bottles, and as I am to understand bottles 1-5 and 500 were never released for general sale but were for private auction,
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby Birdy » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:30 am

I know the last communications regarding the Glenfidich Foundation Reserve were a couple of years ago, but I have 2 bottles of the aforementioned and I am considering selling 1 or both of the bottles, but do not know whether this is a good move at this time. Any advice from someone in the know would be most gratefully received.
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:08 am

I suggest that you look at whiskyauction.de (I think that is right) and also The Whisky Exchange. See what they are selling for.
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Re: Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve

Postby agoldf » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:26 am

In the past couple of months, they have gone for between 250 and 350 pounds at SWA.
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