Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Bowmore 1957

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Bowmore 1957

    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!

  2. #2

    Re: Bowmore 1957

    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.
    Chuck has pretty much summed up our collective viewpoint of whisk(e)ys as investments here:
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...nt.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?
    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.
    Last edited by TNbourbon; 12-04-2009 at 17:22.

  3. #3
    Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Chicago suburbs
    Posts
    2,857

    Re: Bowmore 1957

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    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?
    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.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

  4. #4
    Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    2,006

    Re: Bowmore 1957

    Please get it and provide tasting notes.

  5. #5
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Near York, PA
    Posts
    897

    Re: Bowmore 1957

    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
    Illuminati in training

  6. #6
    Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    2,006

    Re: Bowmore 1957

    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.

  7. #7
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Near York, PA
    Posts
    897

    Re: Bowmore 1957

    Yeah the first release 29 yo was only £80 list price when it came out. Tasted pretty good too!
    Illuminati in training

  8. #8

    Re: Bowmore 1957

    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. What a day!!

  9. #9
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Near York, PA
    Posts
    897

    Re: Bowmore 1957

    Pictures are required.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    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. What a day!!
    Illuminati in training

  10. #10
    Guru
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Metro Detroit
    Posts
    5,206

    Re: Bowmore 1957

    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    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. What a day!!
    Congratualtions Greenman, it's been a long journey, I'm glad you finally spent the money.
    bibamus, moriendum est
    Sipology Blog

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Bowmore recommendation?
    By Sijan in forum Non-Whiskey Alcohol
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-17-2008, 13:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top