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greenman
12-04-2009, 16:18
I have an opportunity to purchase this bottle, it will be around $1700.00. I will never open it, is this a good investment. For that amount of money, is their better buys for the long haul? Opionins would be great!

TNbourbon
12-04-2009, 17:19
By and large, you're asking the wrong folks here -- not because it's a Scotch, but because it's a collectible. Most of us drink our whiskeys. :yum:
Chuck has pretty much summed up our collective viewpoint of whisk(e)ys as investments here:
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/announcement.php?f=9&a=3
Although he is addressing American whiskey, and SMSW does have a pretty wide collector base, it is scattered so much throughout the world that bringing potential buyers together in a bidding critical mass would, I think, prove problematic.

For whatever it's worth, though, WineSearcher shows an average price for this bottling of c. $2,750. But, then, how thorough will a wine search engine be regarding liquor?:skep:
Also FWIW, if I were determined to spend almost $2,000 on whiskey, I believe I'd spread it out over several different bottles and types. Then, if my investment turned into a monetary bust, at least I'd likely have multiple bottles with which to drown my misery.

unclebunk
12-04-2009, 18:52
For whatever it's worth, though, WineSearcher shows an average price for this bottling of c. $2,750. But, then, how thorough will a wine search engine be regarding liquor?:skep:
Also FWIW, if I were determined to spend almost $2,000 on whiskey, I believe I'd spread it out over several different bottles and types. Then, if my investment turned into a monetary bust, at least I'd likely have multiple bottles with which to drown my misery.

Good advice! All that money on one bottle seems risky.

Lost Pollito
12-04-2009, 19:32
Please get it and provide tasting notes. :grin:

silverfish
12-04-2009, 19:33
For whatever it's worth, though, WineSearcher shows an average price for this bottling of c. $2,750. But, then, how thorough will a wine search engine be regarding liquor?:skep:

Tell the truth, I often use wine-searcher when
searching bourbon pricing and find it to be a big
help. Between that & google shopping, I'm able
to find the best price for someone that ships to
my area. I even subbed to WS pro at the suggestion
of some here (or at BE, I don't recall).



Also FWIW, if I were determined to spend almost $2,000 on whiskey, I believe I'd spread it out over several different bottles and types. Then, if my investment turned into a monetary bust, at least I'd likely have multiple bottles with which to drown my misery.

This seems like good advice, especially if you're
looking for investment material and not intending
to drink. Finding a happy medium might be your
best bet.

Lost Pollito
12-04-2009, 19:41
My jaded soul says," If you don't wanna drink it, don't buy it." Buy a bond or invest in something else. Whisk(e)y is the water of life. Let someone buy it that will drink it. A 52 year old bowmore may be a bit dry with the wood. Maybe grab a White Bowmore. I can say that the white is special. Lots of flavor, and shockingly sprite for its age. :grin:

AVB
12-04-2009, 20:01
Being a Scotch collector myself, $1700 is a good price at the moment for a 38 yo 1957 Bowmore distillery edition (1 of 861) provided that it has the box, key, key bag and the side inserts. You should be able to realize a nice return in 5 years.

I'd buy it if I knew where it was :)

Are there better buys.....sure, the problem is figuring out which one. I've done well with Balvenie Vintage Casks but they started at much less then $1700. The 1946 Macallan 50 & 52 yo have about doubled in price since release for example.

Who knew back in 1993 that the bottle of Black Bowmore I paid about $130 for would be worth $4000 today. It was a great bottle for $130 but I don't think I'd open it now if I had to shell out $4k. I guess I should have bought more of them and drank less. Good Luck

Lost Pollito
12-04-2009, 20:14
4600 for a black, and 6000 for a white. A 38 year old Bowmore should taste amazing. And...1700 is a steal IMO. 130 for a black AVB...that's awesome. I'm very, very, very jealous. :cool:

AVB
12-04-2009, 20:16
Yeah the first release 29 yo was only £80 list price when it came out. Tasted pretty good too!

greenman
01-26-2010, 18:30
Finally got it, Bottle #517/#861, excited, investment good or bad I have one. Did post this in, What did you purchase today thread. Just typing this in with a MM drink. :grin: What a day!!

AVB
01-26-2010, 18:40
Pictures are required.


Finally got it, Bottle #517/#861, excited, investment good or bad I have one. Did post this in, What did you purchase today thread. Just typing this in with a MM drink. :grin: What a day!!

Josh
01-26-2010, 19:40
Finally got it, Bottle #517/#861, excited, investment good or bad I have one. Did post this in, What did you purchase today thread. Just typing this in with a MM drink. :grin: What a day!!

Congratualtions Greenman, it's been a long journey, I'm glad you finally spent the money.

Lost Pollito
01-26-2010, 21:47
I'm happy for you as well. Now I can only hope you get week and crack open that bottle. :grin: BTW...how did my selection of bourbon turnout? Also, I was with a Morrison-Bowmore distiller tonight at work, and He's jealous. Way to go on snagging a great bottle.

greenman
01-27-2010, 11:22
here are some pictures, i hope