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Issue 101 - Under the Hammer

Whisky Magazine Issue 101
February 2012


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Under the Hammer

Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections he looks at some price guides for bottles at auction. In questions he fields your enquiries about collecting. In this issue John Rose looks at whiskies presented in ceramic containers

Distillation: Morrison Bowmore (Scotch Whisky) Ltd.
Proprietors of Bowmore, Auchentoshan, and Glengarioch malt whisky distilleries.

Bottling: Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, bottled by the proprietor, 75cl.

Strength: 43% Vol.

Presentation: Black shiny glazed ceramic decanter, gold letters, contained within its original presentation tartan lined box together with ceramic toped cork.

Comment: This ceramic decanter was produced by Bowmore to sell on the Q. E.2 Liner.

Price Guide: £100 to £150.

Distillation: Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Argyll.

Bottling: Bruichladdich Islay single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by the proprietor, 75cl.

Strength: 43% Vol.

Presentation: Dumpy flat type blue ceramic decanter, Bruichladdich embossed into the ceramic near the shoulder, gold transfer of Isle of Islay in the centre, decanter produced without a presentation carton.

Comment: This 10 Years Old decanter was produced in the 1980s one of a series of three.

Price Guide: £120 to £150.

Distillation & Blending: Bells Extra Special Scotch Whisky, a blend of Dufftown-Glenlivet, Bladnoch, Blair Athol, Inchgower & other malt and grain whiskies, bottled by the proprietor, 18.75 cl.

Strength: 43% Vol.

Presentation: Wade Porcelain Bell shaped decanter,white coloured background blue & gold lines, decanter contained within its original presentation tube.

Comment: This Bell was produced to comm...

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