r900p wrote:I've never tried Bowmore, perhaps i should be enlightened, but i doubt by this particular bottle.
How old are the black bowmores, this isn't another i take it, sorry if its a silly question but just never thought of bowmore.
Rob do yourself a favour and try the 17 before it dissappears. Also the Cask Strength is an excellent dram.
Aidan wrote:I think they' re releasing two from that year. A first-fill sherry cask and a second-fill sherry cask. If they are the ones I tasted at teh distillery, they are stunning. The nicest whisky I've ever tasted. I don't know which one is better.
But the price will be quite hefty.
The previous 1964 were sold for £1200, so I am wondering what will be the price for the 2007 version. Something like £1500+ or much more?
r900p wrote:Wow, £1500 for one bottle, i thought spending £350 was a lot. I suppose the value will rise though.
I'm not sure that this is a certainty. Recent super-expensive bottlings - I'm thinking here of Ardbeg 1965, Bruichladdich 40yo and Glenfarclas 40yo have hardly set the auction houses on fire. These are on sale at the Whisky Exchange for £2000 each - which is also the ballpark figure for Black Bowmores right now. Would collectors really value a couple of Bowmore 1964s more highly than the Black Bowmore?
I'm not saying that these whiskies won't appreciate in value, but just that it is not a certain thing.
In terms of the other super-high prices, I'm not sure the distilleries have got the price right as the bottles don't seem to be selling. There seem to be ever more of the super-aged products on the market at ever higher prices. I know that there is an element of advertising - my whisky must be good because there is a bottle in TWE at £10000! - but they must also want to shift some product. I have a pet theory that the market is prepared to bear around £400 for a new bottle of whisky. Perhaps £700 for an exceptionally rare bottle, but very seldom more than that for a newly released whisky.
I concur with Les too try thy 17yo it's a cracker....
I'm heading to Islay in October maybe be they'll let us taste the '64
but I won't hold my breath
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