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40 year old highland park expression

Postby yorkiewest » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:19 pm

hello all,
i am no whisky drinker so i hope someone could give me some advice. i am the lucky winner of the above whisky in a competition. it came in a wooden box and with a leather bound booklet.
if i were to drink it, it would be completely wasted on me.
i believe its quiet an expensive whisky, if i were to sell it where would be the best place and roughly how much.
thanks in advance :D
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby Matt2 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:56 pm

Hi,
Around £900 retail price, and you can post it in the Whisky for Sale forum. Or hang on to it for a couple of years and it may increase in value (although its pretty damn expensive already)

But why not do something you will probably never get the chance to do again - Drink it.... go on, didn't cost you anything so take advantage of it. Get some friends and family round and give them something special, share your good fortune. You can't buy those memories :thumbsup:

Go on, crack it open now and enjoy, you never know you may like it :dead:

Just out of interest what competition was it, and why did you enter if you don't drink whisky :? :D
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby yorkiewest » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:09 pm

think i may just save it for a special occasion
the competition was for a holiday in scotland and this was the second prize i think, it was ages ago
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:38 pm

Congratulations on your win ..... as Matt says this would be a once in a life time win for most of us as I for one could not justify spending that money on a bottle. However if I won it I certainly would drink it. If you like whisky in any small capacity this will probably be heaven to drink for you.

However it is a big decision and nobody here would blame you for selling either. Don't know if you'd realise that sort of money by selling it though. Bottles like that are only worth what people are willing to pay for them and you won't have too many people on here with 900quid to spend on one bottle. However don't let it go for a half price bargain either (if you want to call spending 450quid a bargain :lol: )

Good luck with what ever you do with it :thumbsup:
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby yorkiewest » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:11 pm

thanks for your comments
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby oldrip57 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:32 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:... as Matt says this would be a once in a life time win for most of us as I for one could not justify spending that money on a bottle. However if I won it I certainly would drink it. If you like whisky in any small capacity this will probably be heaven to drink for you...

yorkiewest wrote:... I think i may just save it for a special occasion...

I think just having it would be 'special occasion' enough for most of us, or reason to create one... :)
As IWC notes, many here simply can't afford such good fortune, even if we were to want to buy if from you. That said, I've been lucky enough to be in situations where someone has offered me more than I could afford to refuse for a rare bottling. Not an easy choice, and one for each of us to make, without guilt from outside sources. I've made both decisions, being also notorious in my own circle for opening one-of-a-kind bottles of bourbon.:thumbsup:
Cheers on your good fortune, and appreciate and enjoy whichever benefit YOU select -- the financial windfall, or the unique whisky experience.
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby Jimmy321 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:36 pm

If you are not in to whisky you should sell it, the money raised would be better off spent on something you enjoy. It's worth far too much money just to try it imo.
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:38 pm

yorkiewest wrote:think i may just save it for a special occasion
the competition was for a holiday in scotland and this was the second prize i think, it was ages ago


How many ages ago was it?? Isn't this a new bottling for Highland Park, or did they do a 40 year old special bottling already some time ago? I thought this was the new bottling, oldest one yet by the distillery, to add to their regular lineup of great whiskies??
Enjoy it is my recommendation too!
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby Redland Hill » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:59 pm

Hi,

They did a 40 year old in 1998, like the new one boxed in a lovely wooden case with a small booklet and a Caithness Glass decanter with the Ring of Brodgar on it. It was often known as the 1958 ... available froma few places including Oddbins

The newer one is a flatter bottle, the older is more dumpy.

Either way a GREAT dram. If you are not into whisky, GET IT OPEN you soon will be

All the best with your good fortune

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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby Klas » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:42 pm

There were 665 bottles of the 1958 expression produced and the books that came with it were all signed by Highland Parks distillery Manager at that time, Jim Roberson. If it is the 1958 bottle that is referred to, I would say that the price actually could be higher than 900 GBP. (How now anyone can pay that much for a bottle of whisky...)
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby yorkiewest » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:23 pm

its not the 1998 bottle,
the letter i have received with it from highland park says that whisky specialists will be able to stock it in late august
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby Bunkermania » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:14 pm

yorkiewest wrote:its not the 1998 bottle,
the letter i have received with it from highland park says that whisky specialists will be able to stock it in late august


The I guess it is the new one.
770 GBP at TWE
http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-8333.aspx
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby yorkiewest » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:09 am

thats the same as mine. its really well presented.
its all a bonus to me, didnt cost me anything, so i have nothing to lose. hopefully someone will enjoy it
thanks
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby yorkiewest » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:12 am

thanks all for your comments.


that is what my letter said, i have no reason to make things up as my have been implied in the previous post
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby oldrip57 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:47 am

yorkiewest wrote:...i have no reason to make things up as m(a)y have been implied in the previous post

Please take no offense. Imagine if you were investing 1000 pounds Sterling (sorry, folks, I don't have that symbol on my keyboard :? ) in any collectible item only described online. Surely, provenance and authenticity would be important to you, as well, no?
I've no doubt many here value your invaluable bottling in their own way. But that's just the point -- until/unless one is completely assured of provenance, that value is a moving target.
For myself -- who am out of the bidding, but mightily interested, just the same -- I wonder if you might post a photo, or link to such, of your bottle.
Thanks.
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby UUNetBill » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:14 am

oldrip57 wrote:1000 pounds Sterling (sorry, folks, I don't have that symbol on my keyboard :? )

Welcome to "Stupid Yank Tricks"!!

You can get the pound symbol with Alt+0163. Kind of tricky on a laptop without a numeric keypad, but works fine on a full keyboard. I had to learn lots of the Alt+ key combos trying to type German on a US keyboard. :x

£££££££££

:mrgreen:
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Re: 40 year old highland park expression

Postby orangedogofglory » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:02 pm

UUNetBill wrote:
oldrip57 wrote:1000 pounds Sterling (sorry, folks, I don't have that symbol on my keyboard :? )

Welcome to "Stupid Yank Tricks"!!

You can get the pound symbol with Alt+0163. Kind of tricky on a laptop without a numeric keypad, but works fine on a full keyboard. I had to learn lots of the Alt+ key combos trying to type German on a US keyboard. :x

£££££££££

:mrgreen:


funny - doesn't work for me - I typed Alt+0001 and "Weißbier" didn't appear. :D
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