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by wolpertinger
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Bowmore 25 Feis Ile
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Re: Bowmore 25 Feis Ile

I was there and couldn't lay my hands on one. Staff told me that people were queueing as early as 3 am :shock: I found the Maltman's Selection a very good replacement. :thumbsup: At less than 1/3 of the price of the 25yo it is one of the best Bowies I ever drank. Look out for that bottle and buy one...
by wolpertinger
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse
Replies: 10
Views: 5229

Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

I've tasted the White Horse Laga and it didn't blow me away. Definitely not worth the asking-price of today.
Am still dreaming of the 12yo Laga bottled in the 80s :angel:
by wolpertinger
Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse
Replies: 10
Views: 5229

Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

The difference is price and taste. Its a bottling from the good old days and of course everything was better then. :smoke: The experts here will tell you in which year it changed from White Horse to Port Ellen. White Horse Lagas sell for two sometimes three times the amount of a "normal" 1...
by wolpertinger
Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Redbreast 15 is available again!
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Redbreast 15 is available again!

:D :D :D :D :D :D

at least here in Germany for ~ 60 Pounds.
Perfect timinig to re-stock, I was down to my last bottle :dead:
by wolpertinger
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Springbank
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Springbank

~200€
by wolpertinger
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bruichladdich Laddie Flu?
Replies: 0
Views: 681

Bruichladdich Laddie Flu?

I heard that Bruichladdich released that Valinch this year but I can't find any details or pictures of it.

Does anybody know how it looked like and how many were actually sold? I reckon the contents would be the same as in "Gene Genie"

cheers
wpt
by wolpertinger
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: What's a good price for the 1981 sherried Talisker 20 @ 62%
Replies: 12
Views: 3305

Re: What's a good price for the 1981 sherried Talisker 20 @ 62%

Willie JJ wrote: Research, research, research, that's the answer.


That Talisker sold for 255 Euro at Kruger's auction tonight - a little above average for the last 5 auctions.
by wolpertinger
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1008648

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Glenmorangie 1976 Concorde bottling 60.8% :thumbsup:

btw - I am still looking for the 60.4% version - anybody?
by wolpertinger
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: What's a good price for the 1981 sherried Talisker 20 @ 62%
Replies: 12
Views: 3305

Re: What's a good price for the 1981 sherried Talisker 20 @ 62%

299 is no bargain - at Krugers Whiskyauction there is almost every time one or two of this kind and they never sell higher than 265 Euro - sometimes 230 and less. Even with shipping and packing its cheaper to get it there. I've never been to a whisky auction, as there aren't any really in Holland. ...
by wolpertinger
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: What's a good price for the 1981 sherried Talisker 20 @ 62%
Replies: 12
Views: 3305

Re: What's a good price for the 1981 sherried Talisker 20 @ 62%

299 is no bargain - at Krugers Whiskyauction there is almost every time one or two of this kind and they never sell higher than 265 Euro - sometimes 230 and less.
Even with shipping and packing its cheaper to get it there.
by wolpertinger
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Macallan 50yo ... fake or what!
Replies: 23
Views: 4177

Re: Macallan 50yo ... fake or what!

that's rich - a scam artist is trying to rip off buyers by selling a fake bottle and NOT delivering it :P
by wolpertinger
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Quality VS Quantity
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Quality VS Quantity

tollickd wrote:http://www.spectus.com.cy/

Is one of the places I go!


Is it only my virus scanner or do others receive a Javascript virus warning as well? :shock:
by wolpertinger
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: how much is this worth
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

Re: how much is this worth

HP 1952 G&M ~ 400 Euro with perfect fill (with low shoulder fill probably only half of that)

HP 1967 OB ~ 350 Euro (the bottle was sold in the box you have)

prices are buyers prices at auction - sellers prices are 15%-20% below that
by wolpertinger
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: McTear's yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: McTear's yesterday

corbuso wrote:but there was also some interesting deals:
e.g.: Ardbeg 17 YO £100

Corbuso



£100 looks cheap but....

+buyers premium +VAT +credit card fee +shipping ~ £140

no bargain if you can not attend the auction personally and pay cash.

:x
by wolpertinger
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Advice if possible
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: Advice if possible

we had this before

viewtopic.php?p=199745
by wolpertinger
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: McTear's yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

McTear's yesterday

:headbang:

http://www.mctears.co.uk/news/view.aspx?id=91f6bceb-b6a9-4fbd-ba3a-db5ea73fe9e8

Still a lot of money out there. Considering that the buyer has to pay 20% on top of the hammer price.
by wolpertinger
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Vat 69
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Vat 69

the ususal price for that bottling in auctions is roundabout 30 Pounds - drink it! :thumbsup:
by wolpertinger
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What were blends like in the 1970's and early 80's?
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: What were blends like in the 1970's and early 80's?

I once had the chance to taste a 12yo Haig&Haig from the 30s. I can tell you it is not true if they say that Whisky does not change in the bottle. For the first time I experienced what people call the "cognacifying" effect. It tasted absolutely great and complex - I doubt that it did t...
by wolpertinger
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1008648

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

I can strike out number 1 and 2 from top of my Glenmorangie wishlist.
Today arrived the Everest bottle and the "Last Christmas at Leith"

Next up on the list and new number 1 is the 21yo Claret finish. If anybody wants to part with it - here I am :D
by wolpertinger
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: time machine?
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: time machine?

C_I wrote:At Whiskyauction I use the result link to search in past auctions ;).


Yes, but that only goes back 4 years. For auctions further in the past this is the only way to find information.
by wolpertinger
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: time machine?
Replies: 2
Views: 837

time machine?

wanna travel back in time? Some kind of internet archeology? You can do a search now as if you were 2-3-4-5 sometimes even more years back. Great fun - type the URL of your favourite whisky shop and if you are lucky it is in the archive. See the prices 10 years ago and weep :headbang: Check auction ...
by wolpertinger
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Unknown Glenlivet
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Unknown Glenlivet

DukeofSandwich wrote: You can't fake something that was never real.

Interesting - if I follow that.. then Hitler's diary wasn't a fake :D

IMHO this bottle is a private bottling with a custom designed label bottled somewhen after 1992. I would be surprised if the distillery would know anything about it.
by wolpertinger
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Unknown Glenlivet
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Unknown Glenlivet

another thing that's odd is the size of the bottle. AFAIK 20 years ago 0.7l bottlings never happened. It was always 0.75. I think it was in 91 or 92 when that changed to 0.7 in Europe
by wolpertinger
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Nose, Palate or Finish
Replies: 30
Views: 4125

Re: Nose, Palate or Finish

so palate is in the lead. :shock: Maybe you should know that there are no taste buds at all in the palate. Zero, nada, nought! :P In the tongue you can only distinguish bitter, sour, sweet and salty - nothing else. :thumbsup: Everyting else comes from the nose. Close your nostrils with your fingers ...
by wolpertinger
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Is Whisky collecting now a 'bubble' market?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

Re: Is Whisky collecting now a 'bubble' market?

Somehow that reminds me of a saying by Fat Freddy of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers (Comic by Gilbert Sheldon)

Dope* will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.


(*replace with your favourite malt - after all we're not twens in the Sixties)
by wolpertinger
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: new collector seeks rare whiskies
Replies: 44
Views: 8352

Re: new collector seeks rare whiskies

richard wrote:hi bloody marvelous as i dont know what a interpunction is itwould be helpful if you explained it to me


richard


he means punctuation
by wolpertinger
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Nose, Palate or Finish
Replies: 30
Views: 4125

Re: Nose, Palate or Finish

It takes me roughly an hour to finish a quality dram. From that I have my nose at least half of the time in the glas. Palate and finish only add up to several minutes. Therefore I voted for nose.
by wolpertinger
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Searching for a Rose
Replies: 18
Views: 2403

Re: Searching for a Rose

and Kruger at http://www.whiskyauction.com has two of them ending Saturday selling for way less than 300 GBP at the moment - good luck!
by wolpertinger
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Glenmorangie Cullodan Commemorative Bottling
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Glenmorangie Cullodan Commemorative Bottling

nice bottle. worth GBP250 in a bad market and GBP 400 in a good. If you want to sell it, send it to McTears in Glasgow the Auction house GB 400 in a good market? When ever was this sold for that price? The highest I could find was 441€ at Kruger which left the owner with a net profit of roughly 3...
by wolpertinger
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Is Whisky collecting now a 'bubble' market?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

Re: Is Whisky collecting now a 'bubble' market?

Have we seen any price falls? Yes we have. The old standard OBs from the 70s and 80s had quite a hit in the last Kruger auction. If it was the record number of over 1500 bottles in one single auction or the financial crisis or anything else - who knows. Fact is those old bottlings were sold at pric...
by wolpertinger
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Fakes and the recession
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Fakes and the recession

Maybe I should not say this loud, but stay away from Macallan, Ardbeg, G&M Talisker and Springbank on ebay and you're probably fine. IMHO 90% of all fakes are bottles of those 4. Especially if they wear an Italian tax mark. The fakers seem to love these distilleries. :twisted:
by wolpertinger
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Bowmore - Love It/Hate It
Replies: 19
Views: 2337

Re: Bowmore - Love It/Hate It

I tried several standard OBs and didn't like them. I noticed FWP in 2 cases. :yuk:

But then I had a SMWS bottling - I think it was 3.54 - which IMHO was one of the best malts ever :P
by wolpertinger
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Cardhu Rare Malts 27
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: Cardhu Rare Malts 27

kallaskander wrote:
It was made to be drunk so don`t let them keep you! :wink:


Absolutely right, but some of us are not in a position to open a bottle like that because they simply can not afford it. At least I can't. :cry:
by wolpertinger
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many Glenmorangies do you know?
Replies: 23
Views: 3412

Re: How many Glenmorangies do you know?

The biggest surprise for me is how many of you embraced the new range. In 2006 I thought this to be a sole marketing wahoo - but obviously they did something more right than to choose fancy names and bottles. Seems they hit the nerve of the non-peat community with what they put in the bottles, too. ...

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