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Issue 36 - Collector's corner

Whisky Magazine Issue 36
December 2003

 

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Collector's corner

Distillery representative for whisky Magazine John M Rose presents another selection of collectible whisky

In the last five years there has been a huge increase in the number of people collecting old and rare whiskies. I think this is due to publications such as Whisky Magazine and also to the six fine whisky auctions held in Scotland each year: Three in Glasgow at Robert McTear & Co. Ltd., two in Keith, Morayshire at Robert Hendry & Son, and one in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire at Thainstone Specialist Auctions. The whisky industry has also released many fine old bottlings and the many excellent specialist whisky shops have also played their part.

With so many special whiskies to choose from you have to buy the bottles that you really like and enjoy owning because sometimes in the short-term values can fluctuate. However, over a longer period they usually prove to be a sound investment and hopefully give the collector a lot of pleasure.
With so much enthusiasm for whisky collecting, the next five years should prove to be every bit as exciting.

Ardmore 15 year-old
A selection of John's collectible bottles followsennethmont, Aberdeenshire by Wm. Teacher & Sons Ltd.
Bottling: Limited edition of 600 bottles,
15 year-old single malt, 75 cl. Bottled by the proprietor.
Strength: 45.7% vol.
Presentation: Bottle produced without a presentation carton.
Comment: This Ardmore was produced for the staff of Wm. Teacher & Sons Ltd.
Price Guide: £800-£900

Aultmore 16 year-old centenary bottle
Distillation: Distilled at Aultmore Distillery, Keith, Banffshire.
Bottling: Limited edition Aultmore ...

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