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What Affects The Price Of Signatory Vintage Whisky

 

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The History Of Signatory Vintage

Signatory Vintage, owned by Andrew Symington, is a highly renowned and innovative independent bottler that often has somewhere in the region of 50 different single malt varieties at a time and include such diverse ranges as the Single Grain Collection, Cask Strength Collection and the Un-chill filtered collection.

Before establishing Signatory, Symington was assistant manager at the noted Prestonfield House Hotel. From there, he was responsible for critically acclaimed bottlings of Bowmore 1965 and a Springback 1967 with the Prestonfield House Label. This was the start of his career in the whisky bottling industry and where Signatory began.

It was in 1988 when Symington invested in what was at the time, the smallest bottling plant in Scotland, which gave him full control over the bottling process and set him apart from other organisations as a bona fide independent bottler.  He started first with bottling Cask Strength whiskies, which was more-or-less unheard of during the 80s, with the Glenlivet 1968 Sherry-cask release.

In terms of quality, Signatory Vintage were more than a match for their main Scottish rivals, Gordon & MacPhail and Cadenhead. The company introduced some real innovations too, such as the number of bottles available, cask number and type of cask. Things that would greatly intertest whisky connoisseurs but were not often offered by other bottlers at the time. As if that wasn’t enough, they also hand numbered each label and bottled literally thousands of miniatures that were also hand numbered.

Signatory grew in prominence and became known for its Springback, Bowmore, Laphroaig and Ardbeg casks, along with the often-never-bottled and rarer Killyloch, Glen Glagler and Ben Wyvis brands. As of 2002, Symington bought the Edradour distillery in Pitlochry, and a building adjacent to it for all Signatory’s offices, bottling and bonding.

What To Look For

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Signatory Vintage Dumpy

Signatory Vintage’s Dumpy bottles are famous for their unique presentation and brightly coloured labels. They have released over 500 bottles in this style that was presented in a square box, lined with leather or velvet, in a colour of the client’s choice. The original Dumpy bottle comes with a gold-capped stopper cork, typically they were 75cl at 57.9% ABV, however this changed in 1992 when new regulations changed the volume of bottles from 75cl to 70cl.

The Dumpy is as famous for its labels as for the whisky itself and has undergone a vast progression over the years, but always utilising its signature typeface and artwork. The ‘ink’ label was the first label used for the collection and even after they changed it for the ‘Cask Label’ the ink style was still used for US releases.

The cask label followed the ink label in infamy, it includes an image of a cask, baring the Signatory calligraphy ‘S’. The stopper corks varied between gold and black, also baring the ‘S’. Some very rare single malts have been released under this label, including Glenflager and Kilyloch (the Glenflager was sealed with a screw top). A 29-year-old cask-labelled Signatory Vintage Clynelish 1965 recently sold for £5,100.

Signatory Vintage also released a selection of limited-edition bottles, themed around Christmas or dates marking anniversaries for the distillery or their distributors.

Vintage Collection

Signatory have released over 500 bottlings in their vintage collection, created in 1992. The collection generally consists of single malts less than 20 years old, presented in a classic tall bottle at 43% proof. The label follows the same format as the Dumpy bottles, listing the vintage, age, type of cask, cask number and number of bottles on the label. They were displayed in round tubes, initially made of card and later of metal. Bottles were all in the 70cl size and sealed with the cork stopper and bear the classic cask label.

The label for this collection evolved again in the late nineties, losing the familiar cask image in favour of gold lettering, with the Signatory ‘S’ and a gold feather; the label itself became much smaller, with the colouring of the background changing from white to an off-white duck-egg blue.

In 1999 they produced a specialist Millennium Edition with a white label. In this range they also produced a few rare magnums at 150cl, including the Caol Ila 1989, Highland Park 1988, Macallan 1990 and Rosebank 1990.

Signatory also produced some rare casks in a limited-edition bottle, which looked like a hybrid of the traditional tall bottle and the dumpy style, these were presented in a mahogany coloured wooden box, embellished with a gold plaque detailing the distillery and year of bottling. In further celebration of the millennium Signatory also bottled a 1965 Glen Grant in a decanter, which they sold with a miniature bottle of whisky included.

A bottle of 40-year-old Springbank 1969 Signatory Vintage recently sold for £6,999.

Sell Signatory Vintage Whisky Online
Signatory Vintage Whisky Valuations

Silent Stills

One of the most interesting bottles produced by Signatory Vintage is the Silent Stills collection, which consisted of a series of whiskies produced in closed distilleries. The new Signatory hybrid-style bottle was used for this and a new label was created.

This latest edition of the Signatory label was purple in colour and included the usual information; date of distillation, bottling date, cask and bottle number, volume and ABV. The illustration is completely different than the Dumpy and Vintage Collection, digressing from the usual calligraphy ‘S’ and cask image, instead including an image of the distillery and two lion silhouettes.

The bottle is presented in a satin lined wooden case, including a miniature bottle and a piece of the cask it had been produced in. The miniatures included in this collection quickly became a collector’s item and are much sought-after.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Signatory Vintage Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Signatory Vintage. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Signatory Vintage. 

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Signatory Vintage is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It 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.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Signatory Vintage

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.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

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

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

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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.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“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

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews
Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“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 Signatory Vintage whisky is worth?

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

The History Of Signatory Vintage

Signatory Vintage, owned by Andrew Symington, is a highly renowned and innovative independent bottler that often has somewhere in the region of 50 different single malt varieties at a time and include such diverse ranges as the Single Grain Collection, Cask Strength Collection and the Un-chill filtered collection.

Before establishing Signatory, Symington was assistant manager at the noted Prestonfield House Hotel. From there, he was responsible for critically acclaimed bottlings of Bowmore 1965 and a Springback 1967 with the Prestonfield House Label. This was the start of his career in the whisky bottling industry and where Signatory began.

It was in 1988 when Symington invested in what was at the time, the smallest bottling plant in Scotland, which gave him full control over the bottling process and set him apart from other organisations as a bona fide independent bottler.  He started first with bottling Cask Strength whiskies, which was more-or-less unheard of during the 80s, with the Glenlivet 1968 Sherry-cask release.

In terms of quality, Signatory Vintage were more than a match for their main Scottish rivals, Gordon & MacPhail and Cadenhead. The company introduced some real innovations too, such as the number of bottles available, cask number and type of cask. Things that would greatly intertest whisky connoisseurs but were not often offered by other bottlers at the time. As if that wasn’t enough, they also hand numbered each label and bottled literally thousands of miniatures that were also hand numbered.

Signatory grew in prominence and became known for its Springback, Bowmore, Laphroaig and Ardbeg casks, along with the often-never-bottled and rarer Killyloch, Glen Glagler and Ben Wyvis brands. As of 2002, Symington bought the Edradour distillery in Pitlochry, and a building adjacent to it for all Signatory’s offices, bottling and bonding.

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
Please upload a photo of your bottle standing upright
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

What To Look For

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Signatory Vintage Dumpy

Signatory Vintage’s Dumpy bottles are famous for their unique presentation and brightly coloured labels. They have released over 500 bottles in this style that was presented in a square box, lined with leather or velvet, in a colour of the client’s choice. The original Dumpy bottle comes with a gold-capped stopper cork, typically they were 75cl at 57.9% ABV, however this changed in 1992 when new regulations changed the volume of bottles from 75cl to 70cl.

The Dumpy is as famous for its labels as for the whisky itself and has undergone a vast progression over the years, but always utilising its signature typeface and artwork. The ‘ink’ label was the first label used for the collection and even after they changed it for the ‘Cask Label’ the ink style was still used for US releases.

The cask label followed the ink label in infamy, it includes an image of a cask, baring the Signatory calligraphy ‘S’. The stopper corks varied between gold and black, also baring the ‘S’. Some very rare single malts have been released under this label, including Glenflager and Kilyloch (the Glenflager was sealed with a screw top). A 29-year-old cask-labelled Signatory Vintage Clynelish 1965 recently sold for £5,100.

Signatory Vintage also released a selection of limited-edition bottles, themed around Christmas or dates marking anniversaries for the distillery or their distributors.

Sell Signatory Vintage Whisky Online

Vintage Collection

Signatory have released over 500 bottlings in their vintage collection, created in 1992. The collection generally consists of single malts less than 20 years old, presented in a classic tall bottle at 43% proof. The label follows the same format as the Dumpy bottles, listing the vintage, age, type of cask, cask number and number of bottles on the label. They were displayed in round tubes, initially made of card and later of metal. Bottles were all in the 70cl size and sealed with the cork stopper and bear the classic cask label.

The label for this collection evolved again in the late nineties, losing the familiar cask image in favour of gold lettering, with the Signatory ‘S’ and a gold feather; the label itself became much smaller, with the colouring of the background changing from white to an off-white duck-egg blue.

In 1999 they produced a specialist Millennium Edition with a white label. In this range they also produced a few rare magnums at 150cl, including the Caol Ila 1989, Highland Park 1988, Macallan 1990 and Rosebank 1990.

Signatory also produced some rare casks in a limited-edition bottle, which looked like a hybrid of the traditional tall bottle and the dumpy style, these were presented in a mahogany coloured wooden box, embellished with a gold plaque detailing the distillery and year of bottling. In further celebration of the millennium Signatory also bottled a 1965 Glen Grant in a decanter, which they sold with a miniature bottle of whisky included.

A bottle of 40-year-old Springbank 1969 Signatory Vintage recently sold for £6,999.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Valuations

Silent Stills

One of the most interesting bottles produced by Signatory Vintage is the Silent Stills collection, which consisted of a series of whiskies produced in closed distilleries. The new Signatory hybrid-style bottle was used for this and a new label was created.

This latest edition of the Signatory label was purple in colour and included the usual information; date of distillation, bottling date, cask and bottle number, volume and ABV. The illustration is completely different than the Dumpy and Vintage Collection, digressing from the usual calligraphy ‘S’ and cask image, instead including an image of the distillery and two lion silhouettes.

The bottle is presented in a satin lined wooden case, including a miniature bottle and a piece of the cask it had been produced in. The miniatures included in this collection quickly became a collector’s item and are much sought-after.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Signatory Vintage Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Signatory Vintage. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Signatory Vintage. 

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Signatory Vintage is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It 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.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Signatory Vintage

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.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

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 Signatory Vintage whisky?

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)
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Bottle Selling FAQ

Asset 4
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Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.
Receive money when selling your cask of whisky

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.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“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