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by corbuso
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: White Horse Blended Scotch Whiskey
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: White Horse Blended Scotch Whiskey

:-(
difficult to say anything without the cap and the label image
by corbuso
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best way to store bottles...Related to earlier post
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: Best way to store bottles...Related to earlier post

They should be stored upright, protected from light as much as possible, at room temperature. To reduce evaporation, you can wrap the cap with parafilm (that you order at the pharmacy/drug store)
by corbuso
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bottling from Cask
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: Bottling from Cask

see my reply above...
by corbuso
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Wedding Gift - Can it be done?
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Re: Wedding Gift - Can it be done?

As they will have met 3 years next years, you cannot do to that, as to be called whisky, the whisky must be definition 3 years old. Thus, I could only be bottled as a whisky on their wedding day...
by corbuso
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: In my early 20s - want to start a collection
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: In my early 20s - want to start a collection

I wrote an article on the topic some years ago (http://whisky-news.com/En/reports/Whisky_and_collectors.html) but my best advice is to buy the whiskies you like. Taste a lot of whiskies, read and then eventually buy to invest. 1. Avoid any mainstream brands (e.g., Johnnie Walker Red Label, J&B, ...
by corbuso
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New to collecting, tips/advice for a newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

Re: New to collecting, tips/advice for a newbie?

I wrote an article some time back http://whisky-news.com/En/reports/Whisk ... ctors.html
but I would not recommend investing in whisky if you are not interesting in whisky. Best is to buy the whiskies you like...
by corbuso
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bottling from Cask
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: Bottling from Cask

Either contact an independant bottler or a broker like whiskybroker.co.uk
by corbuso
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Macallan cask strength red label 57.8%
Replies: 1
Views: 1802

Re: Macallan cask strength red label 57.8%

standard bottling of very good quality, sold until the early 2000s..
by corbuso
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: White Horse Blended Scotch Whiskey
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: White Horse Blended Scotch Whiskey

without photographs, not possible...
by corbuso
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Real or Fake
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Real or Fake

whiskgeek wrote:I can't imagine why anyone would bother to fake Johnnie Black. What continent are you on?

Well, in countries such as Thailand, this is not uncommon..
by corbuso
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: "Old" bottle of Ballantine's???
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Re: "Old" bottle of Ballantine's???

without any photographs, it is not possible to tell...
by corbuso
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Mackies Ancient Brand
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Re: Mackies Ancient Brand

Better to sell it with an EU whisky auction house.
Prices in the US for this type of bottle are 20-25% lower, based on the previous results of whisky auctions in US and EU.
Simply ship the bottle to the selected auction house and they will transfer the money afterwards...
by corbuso
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Vintage Whiskey found Value please
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: Vintage Whiskey found Value please

I cannot give the values for the minis, but for the full bottle, the Black & White is from the late 1950s-1960s and can be found for around 150-180 euros. The Jameson is from the same period and the price for the full bottle more in the 250-300 euros ranges. The Black & White is a good whisk...
by corbuso
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Good Whisky for a Beginner
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Good Whisky for a Beginner

and this depends on what style you like? peated? unpeated? Sherry? Unsherried? As a mix: Lagavulin 16, Aberloud A'bunnadh, The Glenlivet 12 YO and Ardbeg 10 YO might be a good start. You might also want to have a look at my selection of good values whiskies: http://whisky-news.com/En/reports/Value_w...
by corbuso
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: new book: Brora, A Legendary Distillery and Whisky
Replies: 1
Views: 2339

new book: Brora, A Legendary Distillery and Whisky

Should you be interested in the old Clynelish/Brora distillery, this book should interest you:
http://whisky-news.com/En/Brora_book.html
by corbuso
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Whisky Magazine Tastings - First 10 Years
Replies: 10
Views: 44072

Re: Whisky Magazine Tastings - First 10 Years

I bought it last year and the book is okay. Unfortunately, the details on the bottles are limited and it is not possible to identify accurately the bottle tasted from several independent bottlers.
I hope this could be corrected in a future version..
by corbuso
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Springbank 1966
Replies: 3
Views: 2188

Re: Springbank 1966

I tasted it last year and it is excellent, with a nice smokiness and a light to moderate sweet sherry influence. It is not as sought after as the 1966 Local barley, and the last figure I remember was about 900 euros,
by corbuso
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Whisky investing
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: Whisky investing

As it is a closed distillery, it will gain some value over time. However, the products from this distillery are not sought after, nor from the Frist Cask bottler. Do not expect maked increase in values for the next few years...
by corbuso
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Dimple whiskey
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: Dimple whiskey

Bottle in the 1970s, value is about £25-30, not much unfortunately
by corbuso
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Old Bottle of Scotch
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: Old Bottle of Scotch

Probably 30 to 40 year old, but in terms of value, probably around £30
by corbuso
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky investing
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Whisky investing

investing in whisky is a complicated matter, that required knowledge of the whisky dynamic, as for stock exchange. Some products might increase rather quickly, but many wiill maintain their original value. For exemple, a dewar white label will probably maintain the same price over 30-40 years, but a...
by corbuso
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Can anyone identify this old Balvenie
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Can anyone identify this old Balvenie

I am wondering how TWE fixed this price, since the street price is closer to 200-230 euros...
by corbuso
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Advice on where to sell my whisky collection
Replies: 11
Views: 7312

Re: Advice on where to sell my whisky collection

considering the type of bottles, don't expect too much from an auction. Some might even refuse it
by corbuso
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Evaporation and the Angels Share
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Evaporation and the Angels Share

Osmosis is the term used for equilibrium in liquid solutions.
Since there is only 1 liquid compartment, this is diffusion :-)
by corbuso
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: New Book: Glengarioch, the Manson distillery
Replies: 0
Views: 5742

New Book: Glengarioch, the Manson distillery

A new book on the glengarioch distillery and glen garioch single malt is available here:
http://whisky-news.com/En/Glengarioch_book.html

Special offer for the US until Sunday, contact me directly
by corbuso
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: New Book! New Book! Roll up! Roll up!
Replies: 1
Views: 7201

Re: New Book! New Book! Roll up! Roll up!

Thanks for the news Ian.
I will order one :-)
Looking forward reading it.
Best
by corbuso
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Help date this old bottle of Johnnie Walker
Replies: 3
Views: 2981

Re: Help date this old bottle of Johnnie Walker

From the look, I would guess end of the 1950s-1960s.
by corbuso
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: how to date a bottle
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: how to date a bottle

If the filling level is okay, then the content should not have been to much affected.
To date a bottle, you might ask whisky connoisseurs, look into old books and whisky auctions.
You can also guess the period based on the bottle shape, companies names and closure system (e.g., screw cap)
by corbuso
Tue May 07, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Which single malts still only use American whiskey barrels?
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

Re: Which single malts still only use American whiskey barre

the list is too long, since this is the majority of single malts...
by corbuso
Tue May 07, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: loch fyne whiskies
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: loch fyne whiskies

sold to The Whisky Shop
by corbuso
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: a one of a kind burberry whisky
Replies: 1
Views: 6744

Re: a one of a kind burberry whisky

Could you provide a picture?
If It is the bottle I think of, one got sold last week for about £180.
by corbuso
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ebay - what is going on ?
Replies: 77
Views: 17286

Re: Ebay - what is going on ?

You were probably removed from ebay germany since you are not based in Germany.
by corbuso
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Help with a Coleraine whiskey
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Help with a Coleraine whiskey

Coleraine used to produce single malt until 1964 and sold it as a 10 yo single malt. 2-3 years the single malt was selling for several hundred £ . Unfortunately, your bottle is more recent, with a screw cap from the 1970s, in line with your information. The distillery was then only producing grain. ...
by corbuso
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Help with a Coleraine whiskey
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Help with a Coleraine whiskey

Hello,
Could you please send a picture of the bottle?
This would be needed for evaluating the age and value of it.
Thanks


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by corbuso
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Girl needing help for fiancée wedding gift - single malt
Replies: 1
Views: 6662

Re: Girl needing help for fiancée wedding gift - single malt

In order to help with your choice, it would be nice to have more information about his type of whiskies. The Macallan 18 YO 100% sherry matured (not the fine oak) tend to be very good, but they are rather pricey and your future husband should enjoy sherried whiskies. In the sherry style, the Glenfar...

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