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by Onefortheditch
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most underrated single malt?
Replies: 69
Views: 50262

Re: Most underrated single malt?

Asda's own Islay malt currently for under £18
by Onefortheditch
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: What have you bought to collect?
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: What have you bought to collect?

Those bottles are about £30 here now and those companies are the ones that have longest resisted the price increases in the standard bottlings. Diageo typically look for around £40 for their entry level whiskies now and others are worse. The view from the industry is that the potential for expansio...
by Onefortheditch
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: What have you bought to collect?
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: What have you bought to collect?

I’ve just bought 2 bottles of Glenmorangie Ealanta to collect at the distillery. The lady in the shop said they started out at £90, but were now £140 and there was less than 400 bottles left. They were supposed to last 4 years, but have gone in months! Then took the dog a walk on Dornoch beach. What...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: What have you bought to collect?
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: What have you bought to collect?

So I haven't bought anything to collect for a while but iif I did it would start with a 'B' and end in a 'rora'. I have been thinking of buying a Brora to collect for years, but haven't got round to it. But I do have a distillery only cask strength 14 YO Clynelish which I bought a few years back an...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Oxidation of whiskey
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Oxidation of whiskey

It's a week for me! :coffee:
by Onefortheditch
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Oxidation of whiskey
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Oxidation of whiskey

Willie JJ wrote:I think that's a reasonable position to adopt, but sometimes the first pour can be amazing and air doesn't help it.


I've found that after a rare and prolonged period of abstinence!
by Onefortheditch
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Oxidation of whiskey
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Oxidation of whiskey

I now don't judge a whisky by the first dram in the bottle as I think it needs some oxidation initially.
by Onefortheditch
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: What have you bought to collect?
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

What have you bought to collect?

What bottle or bottles have you recently bought to collect as opposed to drink? My most recent one was a 20YO, Old Malt Cask, Cask Strength, Macallan distilled in 1993. I bought it without doing any research as I thought it must be in safe investment territory. Now that I’ve looked at auction exampl...
by Onefortheditch
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: laphroaig cairdeas 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4775

Re: laphroaig cairdeas 2013

I did as I was at the distillery on Friday while at the festival. Seems I lucky this time!
However, I have felt I've been let down as a customer by more than one distillery from which I've made regular purchases in the past. It's right to express dissatisfaction, but I've learned to move on too.
by Onefortheditch
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: laphroaig cairdeas 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4775

Re: laphroaig cairdeas 2013

Buying rare whisky can be like fishing, some of the good ones simply get away. There will be other rivers and other fish....
by Onefortheditch
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

OK, I'm throwing this out there!!! Its based on only a combination of my knowledge and guesses. Show me I'm wrong!! Scottish Distillery Collectability Rankings 1st Highland Park Distillery Macallan Distillery Ardbeg Distillery Rosebank Distillery Port Ellen Distillery St. Magdalene Distillery 2nd Be...
by Onefortheditch
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

Dog: Some mishmash of thoughts. 1. I was thinking of your scale for decades. Consider you may have a 32, 39, 40. It would seem that there should be a difference between first and second and it should be greater than between second and third. 2. Along those lines, I would suggest certain vintages ta...
by Onefortheditch
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

"Aberlour produced some vintage bottlings around 1998 to 2002. Very good and my understanding they are collectible now. Also, the old square bottles are highly sought after. Dog, the last time I saw a silver label for sale it was going for around $220 (exchange at time was around 1.6 to 1).&quo...
by Onefortheditch
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Peated Tomatin
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Re: Peated Tomatin

And the Legacy I'm drinking now is superb value for £24.99. Next is an old friend - the Antiquary.
by Onefortheditch
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Peated Tomatin
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Re: Peated Tomatin

I'm also told that Tomatin are going to produce a wolf bottling - the last UK wolf was killed at Tomatin.
by Onefortheditch
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Peated Tomatin
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Peated Tomatin

I've been told that we are due to get a peated Tomatin shortly and I'm looking forward to it. :thumbsup:
by Onefortheditch
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

Glad you included rating of a Distillery, though that is awfully hard to place. The real question is do the bulk of the buyers really like that distillery. While do not quite have good examples, but I wouldnt find it hard to think that some distilleries produce highly drinkable whisky that is well ...
by Onefortheditch
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

As a novice this is very interesting reading. I do have one question however. If a whiskey has a first batch of 1050 bottles and a second batch of 600 bottles would it a make a difference to the collectibility? I look forward to being educated The differences in numbers are small, so numbers would ...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

So the factors to consider now are: 1. Number of bottles of whisky produced (including single casks) 2. Age of whisky 3. Distilled date of whisky 4. Rating of whisky (choose several sources and be aware of good vintages) 5. Rating of the distillery 6. Lost or non operating distillery 7. Presentation...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

Dog: Some mishmash of thoughts. 1. I was thinking of your scale for decades. Consider you may have a 32, 39, 40. It would seem that there should be a difference between first and second and it should be greater than between second and third. 2. Along those lines, I would suggest certain vintages ta...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

Examples using 1st version of scale (to be refined later given comments) 1) Ardbeg Still Young. Retail £25 in Oddbins sale in December 2006. Auction price £85 in March 2013. 5 factor rating is 0+1+1+4+10 = 16pts. Percentage increase = 340% 2) Bruichladdich Blacker Still 20YO. Retail £109 in Whisky S...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

Dog: Some mishmash of thoughts. 1. I was thinking of your scale for decades. Consider you may have a 32, 39, 40. It would seem that there should be a difference between first and second and it should be greater than between second and third. 2. Along those lines, I would suggest certain vintages ta...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

I can't claim any great insights on collectability but I usually see enthusiasm varying depending on the bottler, with OB highest and a range of rankings for IBs. Another thought is on the distillery rating. Rather than add points have you considered applying this as a factor? Any old PE and most l...
by Onefortheditch
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

Interesting. I am by no means an expert or a "collector" but before I buy for my own use I usually refer to sites such as Whiskybase.com or connosr.com for reviews and ratings. These sites seem to give me a better handle on a particular dram than does the "Bible" or any other so...
by Onefortheditch
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Isle If Skye 18yo
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Re: Isle If Skye 18yo

Its a blend as opposed to a malt, so that factor diminishes its value. It looks old, but its seems to be an Iain MacLeod bottle and their website says it been supplying supermarkets for over 40 years, so its not really that old. My guess is that it will have a limited collectable value. Try finding ...
by Onefortheditch
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Re: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

Crowd sourcing the Whiskymag forum....what was I thinking of....? :roll: Anyway a couple more thoughts. The scale is aimed at buying initially from retailers, i.e. distilleries and IB shops. Obviously constantly improving auction prices is the best scale to use on the secondary market. Available at ...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale
Replies: 16
Views: 5920

Collectable Whisky - A Rating Scale

Is there a rating scale for the collectability of a bottle of whisky – has it been done on the forum? In 10 years of collecting whisky I haven’t heard of one or read about one. So, in response to marketing ploys like No Age Statement, number of limited edition bottles not specified, etc, I've decide...
by Onefortheditch
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Poteen
Replies: 24
Views: 21422

Re: Poteen

I was told Highland poteen tastes like a combination of alcohol, diesel, meths and sheep’s pish and is best avoided. I was also told the makers of it call it liquid sunshine!! Personally I’ve never tried it nor felt the need to seek it out! :yuk:
by Onefortheditch
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your pictures are wanted!
Replies: 900
Views: 171120

Re: Your pictures are wanted!

The wife's away so the whisky's on display!! :thumbsup: Funny that. My Mrs bought me two clear glass whisky cabinets to display some of my stuff either side of the entertainment cabinet in the living room and has been know to throw me a grand to buy whisky. :P Lucky man - what did you buy! To be fa...
by Onefortheditch
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whisky of the Year 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 3276

Whisky of the Year 2012

What is the best whisky you have had in 2012? For me it’s Benromach Hermitage Wood Finish and it only costs around £30. When I bought it at the distillery, I was told the wine taste was not very noticeable – but I think it is. It is delicious, I hope to get more.
by Onefortheditch
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your pictures are wanted!
Replies: 900
Views: 171120

Re: Your pictures are wanted!

The wife's away so the whisky's on display!! :thumbsup:
by Onefortheditch
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The W Club
Replies: 0
Views: 1380

The W Club

The whisky club ( or the W club) is organised by the Whisky Shop and costs £10 to join. Membership gives you access to the monthly tasting nights, i.e. you get to try a few drams at no addition cost. It has been going in Inverness for a while now and I've been to 3 events. It's excellent value and g...
by Onefortheditch
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Macallan Jubilee Bottling
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: Macallan Jubilee Bottling

I picked mine up from the distillery on Friday and am very pleased with it. The speculators are currently out to make a fast buck and this will go on for quite a while. Eventually, when the real collectors buy them and the supply dries up, the true value of the bottle will appear.
by Onefortheditch
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you watching while drinking whisky
Replies: 553
Views: 91817

Re: What are you watching while drinking whisky

I watched the opening ceremony accompanied by a pleasant Deanston. It was excelllent and very British, so I don't know what if people from other countries would get some of it? Celebrating the NHS is something that I hope we will do more often in the future as it is one of our most proud and treasur...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Decision-One Malt to Drink that's it..Forever
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Re: Decision-One Malt to Drink that's it..Forever

Very good choice! Talisker 18 for me.

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