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Highland Park – Valuations & How to Sell

What Is Highland Park Whisky Worth?

If you were lucky enough to purchase bottles of Highland Park whisky over 10 years ago you could be in for a windfall.  Prices for rare whisky, especially from top-tier distillers such as Highland Park, have grown exponentially.  

The best prices are not just reserved for ultra rare bottlings or very old distillations.  Even ‘standard’ bottles produced prior to the 1980’s are very commercial.  This page is intended as a starting point highlighting a few key features about your Highland Park and how to go about getting it valued, and eventually sold.

With prices at record levels this makes the ideal time to sell your Highland Park whisky and we are here to help and ensure you get the best deal.

We can advise the value of your Highland Park whisky and help you find the best place to sell it.

Mark Littler Whisky Broker

What Is Highland Park Whisky Worth?

If you were lucky enough to purchase bottles of Highland Park whisky over 10 years ago you could be in for a windfall.  Prices for rare whisky, especially from top-tier distillers such as Highland Park, have grown exponentially.  

The best prices are not just reserved for ultra rare bottlings or very old distillations.  Even ‘standard’ bottles produced prior to the 1980’s are very commercial.  This page is intended as a starting point highlighting a few key features about your Highland Park and how to go about getting it valued, and eventually sold.

With prices at record levels this makes the ideal time to sell your Highland Park whisky and we are here to help and ensure you get the best deal.

We can advise the value of your Highland Park whisky and help you find the best place to sell it.

Mark Littler Whisky Broker

What is Your Bottle of Highland Park Worth?

What is Your Bottle of Highland Park Worth?

Age of Bottle

Whisky does not continue to age when it is in the bottle.  Holding onto a bottle for a long time does not mean to say you will increase its value.  However, an old bottle of ‘standard’ Highland Park single malt whisky can be VERY collectable as whisky collectors often look for changes in labels.

Vintages

Vintages are different to the age of the whisky and are a declaration of the specific year the whisky was distilled.  It is on of the most important factors that can impact the price of your Highland Park.  A vintage is expressed as a date on the bottle from the year the whisky was produced.

Age of Whisky

Another major factor that impacts the price of a bottle of Highland Park is the age of the whisky.  This is expressed on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.  This age refers to the age the whisky when it was bottled and whisky does not continue to age when it is in the bottle.

Age of Bottle

Whisky does not continue to age when it is in the bottle.  Holding onto a bottle for a long time does not mean to say you will increase its value.  However, an old bottle of ‘standard’ Highland Park single malt whisky can be VERY collectable as whisky collectors often look for changes in labels.

Vintages

Vintages are different to the age of the whisky and are a declaration of the specific year the whisky was distilled.  It is on of the most important factors that can impact the price of your Highland Park.  A vintage is expressed as a date on the bottle from the year the whisky was produced.

Age of Whisky

Another major factor that impacts the price of a bottle of Highland Park is the age of the whisky.  This is expressed on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.  This age refers to the age the whisky when it was bottled and whisky does not continue to age when it is in the bottle.

Limited Editions

Single casks bottlings are a limited edition by the simple fact that the bottling run is limited to the number of bottles of whisky contained in the cask.

The second type of limited edition are those that were made for a specific event, such as the 1977 21 Year Old, Bicentenary Bottling.

Level

The level of the whisky should be into the neck (the narrow part).  As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first which damages the flavour.  If the level is lower than the neck it will have an impact on the price.

Label

The label on your bottle of Highland Park is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value.  However, it will not be as damaging as having a level lower than the neck.

Limited Editions

Single casks bottlings are a limited edition by the simple fact that the bottling run is limited to the number of bottles of whisky contained in the cask.

The second type of limited edition are those that were made for a specific event, such as the 1977 21 Year Old, Bicentenary Bottling.

Level

The level of the whisky should be into the neck (the narrow part).  As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first which damages the flavour.  If the level is lower than the neck it will have an impact on the price.

Label

The label on your bottle of Highland Park is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value.  However, it will not be as damaging as having a level lower than the neck.

How to Date Your Bottle

No mention of capacity: most likely pre 1950
26 2/3 fluid ounces: no later than 1980
75cl: from 1980 until 1992
70cl: 1992 onwards

Packaging

If you are fortunate enough to have the original packaging that your bottle was supplied with, such as a presentation case or card box, then this will have a positive impact on the value of your bottle of Highland Park.

Highland Park

How to Date Your Bottle

No mention of capacity: most likely pre 1950
26 2/3 fluid ounces: no later than 1980
75cl: from 1980 until 1992
70cl: 1992 onwards

Packaging

If you are fortunate enough to have the original packaging that your bottle was supplied with, such as a presentation case or card box, then this will have a positive impact on the value of your bottle of Highland Park.

Highland Park

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