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Issue 101 - Ask the Expert

Whisky Magazine Issue 101
February 2012

 

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Ask the Expert

I have in my possession a bottle of MaCallum's Perfection Scots Whisky this bottle (unopened) has been in my family for 40 years, a present given to my late father.

I am unable to find anyone to give me a valuation for the bottle, is it possible you could do this for me?

I also have a bottle of Dimple with gold wire on it would you also know the value of this one? Your help would be most appreciated on this matter.

Mrs A Robertson, New South Wales, Australia

Your bottle of Mcallum's Perfection is a blended whisky from the 1970s prouced by D & J McCallum Limited, 4 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, a subsidiary of Distillers Company PLC. Now known as Diegeo PLC.

This blend was very popular in Australia were the company had a branch office in Sydney.

Unfortunately your bottle from the 1970s being a blend has a value of £30 to £40 U. K. Pounds, with your Dimple from the same time £20 to £30.

I would suggest you keep your bottles for a few more years to see if they go up in value or open them and enjoy the dram.

I have a bottle of Aberlour – Glenlivet 25 Years Old distilled in 1964 bottled in 1989, 75cl, 43% volume in a wooden box, I would like you to give me its value please.

I cannot find a retailer or wholesaler who has this product in stock.

S. McCartney, Glasgow, Scotland

Your Aberlour 25 Years Old distilled in 1964 would realise between £250 and £300 at auction in Scotland.

More than 50 years ago when I was a baby I was gifted a presentation box which contai...

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