Whisky Magazine Issue 100
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In this 100th Edition of the Whisky Magazine which was first printed on the 20th November 1998, John Rose has selected six bottles at the price collectors could have bought them at auction in that year and the prices they would realise at auction in 2011. The investment potential has been quite impressive. If a collector had bought six bottles of each of the above in 1998 the cost would have been £6,828 and if sold at auction in 2011 the investment would be worth £40,620.
BOWMORE BLACK 1ST EDITION
Distillation: Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll. 1964.
Bottling: Limited Edition of 2,000 Bts. Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, bottled by the prop.
Strength: 50 % Vol.
Presentation: Tall clear glass bottle, plain black wax capsule over cork stopper, wax seal on the shoulder over black ribbon,main label etched on the glass, white letters, black background, bottle contained within its original wooden presentation box.
Comment: Black Bowmore was produced in three editions,1st 1993, 2nd 1994, & Final 1995.
Price Guide: This bottle could be bought at action in 1998 for £420 and was sold in 2011 for £2,300.
MACALLAN 18 YEARS OLD 1967
Distillation: Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie, Banffshire.1967.
Bottling: Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky, bottled by the prop. 1986, 75cl.
Strength: 43 % Vol.
Presentation: Tall clear glass bottle, embossed gold capsule black letters,shoulder label white background gold, red & black letters, main label white background gold, red & black letters.
Comment: All the Macallan 18 Years Old series have been very popular with collectors.
Price Guide: This bottle could be bought at auction in 1998 for £50 and was sold at auction in 2011 for £550.
MACALLAN PRIVATE EYE
Distillation: Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie, Banffshire, 1961.
Bottling: Macallan Single Highland Malt,bottled by the proprietor, 70cl.
Strength: 40% Vol.
Presentation: Tall clear glass bottle,plain black foil capsule over cork stoppe...