Today i came across a litre bottle of Singleton - 10 Years Old (Auchroisk) at a whisky shop. I knew that this was a discontinued bottle but wasn't sure if this will be a good investment. The price at the shop was very good though. I'm not intending to drink it myself but sell it for profit. With the profit i could buy a nice bottle i like. On whiskyexchange i saw that the price is £89.50 . Are there really people willing to pay so much for this bottle?
So in short, is this a good investment?
the Singleton of Auchroisk 10 year old was the first OB from this distillery and could well be the only one from that certain time and there are not many OBs from them around. That means that the whisky from this distillery is not a collecters field of activity like Macallan or Glenfarclas or others. The bottle in itself is rare as the Singleton is now named simple Auchroisk and was available from independent bottlers only for a long time. I can not tell you if it makes a big difference between the litre bottle or the usual 0.7 litre bottle for collectors but a certain scarcity is a good starting point for the increase in value. But most probably it will not reach prices like old Macallans or others.
The collectors value depends solely on someone willing to pay what collectors think the item is worth. If for you it is only a bottle of a whisky you never tried before it is just a bottle of whisky. Then stay away from the price tag.
Regarding the Singleton 10 Y0, one bottle was sold for £100 last year during the speyside whisky auction. From what I heard, the Singleton of Auchroisk is better than the Auchroisk F&F. Also, it is very unlikely that there willl be a further Singleton Auchroisk, since Diageo has just lauched the Singleton of Glen Ord.
To come back to your question, I don't think that the price will increase above £100 in the next 5-10 years, since Auchroisk is a rather unknown malt.
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