Rare Scotch whisky tops world record auction price

Sep 29, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Huliq.com

“There are some serious whisky collectors around the world, and we know Bowmore is incredibly popular amongst them.”

A 157-year-old whisky has sold for more than 29,000 pounds , setting what is thought to be a world record auction price for a bottle of Scotch. via Huliq.com

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Maxine in Lara Australi

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#174
Jul 22, 2012
 
I have a 1969 bottle of CHIANTI Gori Gori vino (which are the only words i can understand because the label is in Italian). It has never been opened but has started to seep from the top because the bottle is in the shaped of a bunch of grapes and has to lay on its side. I think it would be a litre or just over in size. Could anyone give me some feedback on it please.
mozilla

Austin, TX

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#175
Jul 23, 2012
 
sounds like your cork has gone bad. It might be time to decant the contents into another container. Use a nitrogen can to fill the air space in the new bottle...then, seal with a new cork. The contents should stay good till you decide to open and enjoy your bottle.

Good luck.

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you could try a taste before resealing the contents...just to make certain that you haven't been holding on to a nice bottle of vinegar.
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#178
Oct 31, 2012
 
I have 2 botlles of Old Forester, original sealed. Both are from spring 1945. Any idweas about the value?
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Chicago, IL

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Nov 1, 2012
 

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djdko wrote:
I have 2 botlles of Old Forester, original sealed. Both are from spring 1945. Any idweas about the value?
Value depends on several factors but they're probably worth somewhere between $50 and $100.
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#180
Nov 10, 2012
 
djdko wrote:
I have 2 botlles of Old Forester, original sealed. Both are from spring 1945. Any idweas about the value?
As a vintage spirits appraiser by trade, I can tell you that it
all depends alot on the condition of the bottle & labels, and most importantly on the fill-level & clarity of the contents.

I have several bottles of Old Forester in my collection...The Spring date is when they distilled it - What is the Fall date?

If you want to forward a few clear photos to me directly at wchurst@hotmail.com, I can get you an estimated value on them.

Cheers,
Walter C Hurst

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Tucson, AZ

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#181
Nov 10, 2012
 
Brandon wrote:
I have an old Blend 1917 scotch whisky it is made by White Horse Cellar if anyone knows anything about it please help
Brandon,

I can help you with that if you still need assistance...I have about 65+ White Horse bottles in my collection that date from 1927-1963.

I have been a private collector & appraiser of vintage spirits for
nearly 7 years.

Contact me via email, and send me some photos, and I will help you with any quetions you have!

Cheers,
Walter C Hurst
wchurst@hotmail.com
wondering plz

Cottageville, SC

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#182
Nov 15, 2012
 
we were giving a bottle of dewars white label scotch made in 1932 . does anyone know if it has a value. is has never been opened. thanks
Judy g

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#183
Dec 8, 2012
 
I have a full 1/10 pint bottle of Haig & Haig blended Scots Whiskey with a sticker saying State of Wisconsin occupational tax on intoxicating liquors 3-1/8 cents treasury dept beverage tax division. It also has the seal owner the top for Renfield Importers Ltd. New York, NY. It has not been opened. I'm guessing per-1950 since it was with a bottle that stated per may 1, 1934. Any value or worth opening?? Judygbass@gmail.com. Thank you
Otis Massengill

United States

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#184
Dec 12, 2012
 
I have 3 unopened bottles of 1974 Boonsfarm Strawberry Hill and was wondering what they are worth...
frank

Riverside, IL

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#185
Dec 13, 2012
 
Otis,
I'd estimate the value of your bottles at $250 each if they are in very good condition.
Otis Massengill wrote:
I have 3 unopened bottles of 1974 Boonsfarm Strawberry Hill and was wondering what they are worth...
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New Delhi, India

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#186
Jan 3, 2013
 
Patrick Hennessy wrote:
I have 3 bottles of Pinch 12yr old 200mll bottles with the original tax stamp dated 4-1-89. worth anything ?
kathy i think it should fetch u about 300 usd
new collecter

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#187
Jan 17, 2013
 
I recently inherited a small collection of vintage whiskey, is there anyone I could send a pic to to tell me if I have anything special
dr whiskey

Riverside, IL

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#188
Jan 18, 2013
 
If you'd like to send a pic, I'd be glad to assist you.
Email address?
new collecter wrote:
I recently inherited a small collection of vintage whiskey, is there anyone I could send a pic to to tell me if I have anything special
Stamatin

Long Beach, CA

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#189
Jan 20, 2013
 
I have an unopened 1 pint bottle of old Jordan made in 1917 and bottle in 1933. The seal is still on and the California tax stamp too.
What is it worth?
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Tucson, AZ

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Jan 21, 2013
 

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I have an EMPTY bottle of Pinch whiskey, distilled and bottled in Scotland. any idea if it has any value??? thanks
Deborah

Colorado Springs, CO

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#191
Jan 31, 2013
 
I have a 4/5 qt. 86.8 proof unopened bottle-the label reads: PRODUCT OF SCOTLAND BLACK AND WHITE REG.U.S. PATENT OFFICE FINE OLD BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKEY 4/5 QUART 8 YEARS OLD 86.8 PROOF BLENDED AND BOTTLED BY (in script) JAMES BUCHANON & CO Limited SCOTCH WHISKEY DISTILLERS GLASGOW SCOTLAND It's got a spring seal and a diamond shaped label on the back w/ the Black and White dogs

twizlersgirl@hotmail.com. Value?
mozilla

Austin, TX

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#192
Feb 1, 2013
 
Deborah wrote:
I have a 4/5 qt. 86.8 proof unopened bottle-the label reads: PRODUCT OF SCOTLAND BLACK AND WHITE REG.U.S. PATENT OFFICE FINE OLD BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKEY 4/5 QUART 8 YEARS OLD 86.8 PROOF BLENDED AND BOTTLED BY (in script) JAMES BUCHANON & CO Limited SCOTCH WHISKEY DISTILLERS GLASGOW SCOTLAND It's got a spring seal and a diamond shaped label on the back w/ the Black and White dogs
twizlersgirl@hotmail.com. Value?
Blended Scotches aren't worth much more than current value. You could probably expect to get about 20% extra from the current prices. Which would put your bottle in the $30-40 range.

Blended products are meant and intended to taste the exact same...your after year after year. So, therefor, your bottle won't be all that different than current offerings.

Sorry for the bad news...but, BLENDED products just don't have that big a following. If you had a Single Malt...that would be much more interesting to a prospective buyer.

Give it to a friend, drink it yourself, or pass it down to a relative...but, don't expect to make much money off of Black & White.
If you don't believe me...call your local liqour distributer...and ask them how many cases of blended Scotch they are sitting on(then multiply that number by every distributer in the US). It will blow your mind when you find out the numbers.
Molly-Beth

Concord, NH

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#197
Feb 13, 2013
 
Hi,
I have a bottle of Old Forester Whiskey, never opened still sealed. The label is in excellent condition and still full to just below the shoulder, the clarity seems excellent. The bottle dates "Made Spring 1917 Bottled 1933". I guess a Prohibition Bottle. It has been stored in a basement as since the 60's. Any idea on value or where I can get more information?
dr whiskey

Riverside, IL

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#198
Feb 14, 2013
 
How much more information would you like?

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Union, NJ

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#199
Feb 17, 2013
 
I was given an unopened and sealed decanter of Heather Dew Scotch Whiskey. I know they stopped producing it around 1942. My friends want me to open it, but I have second thoughts. Does anyone know if this Scotch is of any value or where I can find out. Thanks for any help..

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