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Issue 57 - Is it a bear or a bull?

Whisky Magazine Issue 57
July 2006


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Is it a bear or a bull?

John Rose with another selection of outstanding collectible bottles

There was a great deal of interest in a whisky valuation I did recently, with most of the collectors eager to find out how much their bottles were worth.

As I have stated in the past, think along the same lines as the stock exchange. In the long run most bottles will increase in value, some remain much the same value, and some will fall in value.

With this explanation I sometimes get a collector who will not accept this fact and express their dismay when I inform them the bottle they have is now changing hands at considerately less than it was two years ago. In a case like this the person has to decide either to hold on to the bottle,in the hope the price will rise again, or sell it at the new value. How has the value dropped they ask?

Well it is simple. When the price was good two ago years there had been more collectors than bottles for sale, then as the price went up collectors had started to sell their bottles and therefore there were more sellers on the market than buyers, and the price goes down.

I have included in this issue some bottles that have risen since I first valued them, that's the good news, next issue I will include bottles which are not so good news.

Black Bowmore Final Edition

At Distillery, Isle of Islay, Argyll 1964 by Stanley P. Morrison Ltd. Limited edition of 1,812 bottles single malt matured in sherry wood, 70 cl. Bottled by the proprietor 1995.

49º proof

Plain lead capsule over cork stopper contai...

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