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do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anything

Postby HP 4 me » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:51 am

I just bought 2 bottles of Snow Phoenix, and was just wondering about peoples thoughts on whether i should drink them both, or save one bottle to collect. I know they are a limited bottling release from Glenfiddich, but they are very vauge as to how many bottles were actually made.
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby Onefortheditch » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:20 am

In my opinion you should save them both. It has all the hallmarks of a great collectible. You'll know in a decade if I was right.
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby bredman » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:48 am

60,000 bottles. The collectors out there will have hoards of these as initially no one had a clue there were so many, so they were bought by the case. Many supermarkets are still putting out stocks. I say drink one. Any appreciation will be slow.

The SP is put together from casks aged from 13 to 30 years old.
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby Ganga » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:53 am

In addition, it has one missing hallmark. It is not exceptional whisky. It is good whisky but not great.
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby dramtastic » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:49 am

No
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby Scottie » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:03 am

Can't see it.
From having vatted and bottled "a few" damaged casks, Glenfiddich seem to have mysteriously "found" a few more!
How many more will they find?
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby corbuso » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:22 pm

I bought a few of them, simply since I enjoyed very much. Maybe because was slightly different from the standard range.
Packing is unique for a Glenfiddich, price is good and it might eventually increase in value over time...
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby Onefortheditch » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:10 pm

Sixty thousand is a lot of bottles, but I think a lot of them will be drunk at the price asked and the tout market will largely dry up after 5 years. Glenfiddich is a very popular distillery and it doesn't do a lot of collectibles, so I think demand for it will be very high. It has a story and excellent packaging and a lot of people(including me) like Glenfiddich. I bought one to collect.
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby dramtastic » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:49 am

Still no
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:45 am

I don't know Dram. I'm think that in ten or more years time this might be collectible. Don't look for a quick return though. Like Corbuso I think this is enjoyable whisky. I hate the bloody stupid big tin, but other than that there's not much to dislike. Eventually folk will drink it and new collectors will come along. It was always a big batch, they just implied it was smaller than it is. It will run out and become desirable. I think the way they handled it was distasteful, but that's marketing.
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Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Postby dramtastic » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:54 am

And you'll probably be right Willie. But apart from the amount of bottles released(we did find a use for the naff tin), it's the whisky itself. A very good whisky from a solid distillery. But it's not outstanding, not special. I've never read anyone who thinks it is, but never read anyone who didn't like it either. Not always, but sometimes I even find it a bit spirity.
But I'm no marketing Guru so maybe this has nothing to do with collectability.
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