What is Macallan Private Eye Worth?

 

Do you want to know the value of your bottle of Macallan Private Eye?

We can value your whisky and help you find the best price for your bottle if you are looking to sell your Private Eye.

Macallan Private Eye Valuations

Mark Littler Ltd specialise in the valuation and sale of bottles of Private Eye whisky and can help you get the best price for your bottle.

We have brokered the sale of thousands of bottles of whisky and can use our expert industry knowledge to give you an honest, impartial price for your bottle.

If you are looking to sell your whisky we can source no obligation offers from our international network of buyers. We can also advise whether an auction or private sale will be best for you.

Mark Littler Ltd are proud to offer the highest level of expert advice to our clients and we have over 250 independent, five-star reviews.

Please get in touch for a no obligation valuation on your bottle of Private Eye.

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Macallan Private Eye is one of the most sought after bottles of Macallan on the market at the moment. Despite there being over 3,500 litres of the malt bottled in 1996 collectors and investors have pushed the market to record heights.

A History of Macallan Private Eye

Macallan Private Eye Value

1996 represented a special year for Private Eye magazine as it was their 35th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion they commissioned a special bottling by Macallan to be made widely available to its readers.

How much was Macallan Private Eye when it was released?

It was put on general release at £36 per bottle. There was even a nationwide advertising campaign in the Daily Telegraph.

How many bottles were produced?

It was released in an edition of 5,000 bottles.  Each bottle was individually numbered.

What is Macallan Private Eye worth now?

There are two prices. The open market price and the retail price. The open market price is the price that the bottle makes in open, public auction. This is currently around £2,500-£3,500.

The retail price is constantly increasing as the price at auction increases. See note below.

Why has it increased in value so much?

A combination of greed and an increasing numbers of investors looking for interesting bottles. Let’s be straight, the value has not increased because critics have been drinking it and stating the cost is low in comparison with the quality of the malt (as is the case in the wine market). The rise in the value of Macallan Private Eye is simply down to investors looking at the rise in value year on year and wanting a bottle for their own portfolio.

Will it continue to rise in value?

Not in our opinion and not in the opinion of those we know inside the whisky trade. As mentioned above the increase in value is driven by greed and not by appreciation. The whole Macallan whisky market is expected to slow down in the next year or so.

Why can I not sell my bottle for the same price as the online shops?

Whisky is a licensed product so the general public cannot sell alcohol. This means you, and no one else, can undercut the retailers. When the price at auction (the open market) increases, the retailers increase their price too. Note there is no price war amongst the retailers. They also have to factor in 20% for VAT and also a sum for negotionations, as  it expected that buyers will haggles on the price.

Can you sell my bottle?

Of course. If you want to contact us using the form below we will be happy to see what offers we can get from our private clients. Our commission on sales is 10%. You can also email images to [email protected]

Macallan Private Eye: What to look for

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Level

The image above shows the level that your bottle of Macallan Private Eye needs to have to get the best prices.  Any lower and it indicates that the seal is not perfect and some of the alcohol has evaporated.

macallan private eye miniature

Label

The label was designed by Ralph Steadman. It is a plastic label and there is zero tolerance for scuffs, marks or scratches. As it is investors who are buying these bottles, they have to be perfect. 

macallan private eye auction

Limited Editions

There may be a small premium for good bottle numbers.  Those with an edition number of less than 10, and also 1111, 2222, 3333 etc. Otherwise the edition number of your bottle makes no difference to the value.

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of Private Eye

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

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Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Private Eye?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

There is more information about each section below the form.

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Images Of Your Bottle (stood upright ideally)
Drop a file here or click to upload images of your bottle Choose File
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

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Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

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“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

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“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google

Have you ever wondered what your bottle of Single Malt or Blended Scotch Whisky is worth?

Use this guide to find out more or get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

Macallan Private Eye is one of the most sought after bottles of Macallan on the market at the moment. Despite there being over 3,500 litres of the malt bottled in 1996 collectors and investors have pushed the market to record heights.

macallan private eye for sale

Mark Littler Ltd specialise in the valuation and sale of bottles of whisky and can help you get the best price for your bottle. Contact us for a free valuation using the form below, and read on for more information on your bottle.

Free Valuation Request

Bottle Valuation Form Mini
PLEASE SELECT

A History of Macallan Private Eye

1996 represented a special year for Private Eye magazine as it was their 35th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion they commissioned a special bottling by Macallan to be made widely available to its readers.

How much was Macallan Private Eye when it was released?

It was put on general release at £36 per bottle. There was even a nationwide advertising campaign in the Daily Telegraph.

How many bottles were produced?

It was released in an edition of 5,000 bottles.  Each bottle was individually numbered.

What is Macallan Private Eye worth now?

There are two prices. The open market price and the retail price. The open market price is the price that the bottle makes in open, public auction. This is currently around £2,500-£3,500.

The retail price is constantly increasing as the price at auction increases. See note below.

Why has it increased in value so much?

A combination of greed and an increasing numbers of investors looking for interesting bottles. Let’s be straight, the value has not increased because critics have been drinking it and stating the cost is low in comparison with the quality of the malt (as is the case in the wine market). The rise in the value of Macallan Private Eye is simply down to investors looking at the rise in value year on year and wanting a bottle for their own portfolio.

Macallan Private Eye Value

Will it continue to rise in value?

Not in our opinion and not in the opinion of those we know inside the whisky trade. As mentioned above the increase in value is driven by greed and not by appreciation. The whole Macallan whisky market is expected to slow down in the next year or so.

Why can I not sell my bottle for the same price as the online shops?

Whisky is a licensed product so the general public cannot sell alcohol. This means you, and no one else, can undercut the retailers. When the price at auction (the open market) increases, the retailers increase their price too. Note there is no price war amongst the retailers. They also have to factor in 20% for VAT and also a sum for negotionations, as  it expected that buyers will haggles on the price.

Can you sell my bottle?

Of course. If you want to contact us using the form below we will be happy to see what offers we can get from our private clients. Our commission on sales is 10%. You can also email images to [email protected]

Macallan Private Eye: What to look for

macallan private eye 35th anniversary

Level

The image above shows the level that your bottle of Macallan Private Eye needs to have to get the best prices.  Any lower and it indicates that the seal is not perfect and some of the alcohol has evaporated.

macallan private eye miniature

Label

The label was designed by Ralph Steadman. It is a plastic label and there is zero tolerance for scuffs, marks or scratches. As it is investors who are buying these bottles, they have to be perfect. 

macallan private eye auction

Limited Editions

There may be a small premium for good bottle numbers.  Those with an edition number of less than 10, and also 1111, 2222, 3333 etc. Otherwise the edition number of your bottle makes no difference to the value.

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of Private Eye

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

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Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Private Eye?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

Bottle Valuation Form
Images Of Your Bottle (stood upright ideally)
Drop a file here or click to upload images of your bottle Choose File
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Bottle Selling FAQ

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Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

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“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google