Do you by any chance have a copy of Michael Jackson's excellent "Malt Whisky Companion"?
In this book he offers tasting notes on somewhere around 1000 different whiskies, one of which is The Macallan 1874, which scores a very resepctable 95 points out of 100.
If however, you would like some information on this bottle as an investment opportunity, comparing current value with market trends and possibilities for future appreciation. Maybe even so that in future it could be sold to a buyer who would like to drink it after all other possibilities of getting hold of one had dried up, then of course, as a collector and specialist in this area, I would be only too happy to oblige.
The book you mention I do not have but shall obtain since i have heard acclaimed praise for such a publication.
95 points out of 100 reads impressive no doubt. However, i wish to find out about this particular drop from an experience perspective.
I thank you for your input from an investment point of view but am interested in the quality of the drop more so than it's monetry value currently or in time. Either way, much obliged.
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Welcome to the forums. I may stand to be corrected on this, but was advised by one of my whisky muses that the 1874 replica was merely a lovely bottle containing a pleasant 12 yo whisky. For £350 or more I'd be tempted to look elsewhere for something to drink. As an investment, maybe. The stock is limited.
It was a nice whisky. But - mind you - not a great whisky, and I'd be the first to suggest that the price tag does not reflect the quality.
In other words, for the same amount of money, you could buy a much better bottle, or even two bottles, of something else.
And in no way do I want to sound like a cynic or be disparaging towards the great MJ, but Michael Jackson's scores of Macallan bottlings are always very generous, and must be viewed as being highly subjective. The same can be said of Jim Murray's scoring of Ardbeg bottlings.
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