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Whisky – Valuations & How to Sell

What is Your Whisky Worth?

Single Malt whisky has always been synonymous with quality, however, it is now also associated with record prices, with some bottles selling for in excess of £500,000.

Some might say that it is a good investment for the future, but we believe that the market is experiencing a huge bubble and there will be a correction in price within the next year or so.

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

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

Whisky Value

What to Look For

The six factors that affect the value of Whisky bottles

Macallan Whisky Vintages

Age of Whisky

This relates to the time the whisky spent in the cask not how long it has been in the bottle.  This 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 (1980’s, 1990’s etc). Holding onto a bottle for a long time does not necessarily mean its value will increase as the whisky does not improve once bottled, unlike wine. However, as bottles are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s is now considered sought after.

What is Macallan Worth

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of whisky.  A vintage is expressed as a date on the bottle from the year the whisky was produced.  The vintage has no effect on the quality of the whisky (unlike wine vintages) but they are viewed in the same way as coin dates or stamp sheet numbers (where collectors try and collect one from each year).

Macallan Royal Marriage Worth

Limited Editions

There are two types of limited edition bottlings.  The first are single cask editions and are 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 Macallan Private Eye or The Macallan Royal Marriage.

Macallan Whisky Worth 18 Year Old

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of whisky is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. Bottles also need to have their original cartons/boxes if they were issued with them in order to get the best price. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Macallan Whisky Level

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. It is advisable to use Parafilm to seal the capsule.

The most popular single malt whisky distilleries

Ardbeg
Brora
Glenlivet
Glenfarclas
Glenmorangie
Highland Park

Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Mortlach
Macallan
Port Ellen
Springbank

What Is Your Whisky Worth?

Single Malt whisky has always been synonymous with quality, however, it is now also associated with record prices, with some bottles selling for in excess of £500,000.

Some might say that it is a good investment for the future, but we believe that the market is experiencing a huge bubble and there will be a correction in price within the next year or so.

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

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

Whisky Value

Specialist Pages

The six factors that affect the value of Whisky bottles

Macallan Whisky Vintages

Age of Whisky

This relates to the time the whisky spent in the cask not how long it has been in the bottle.  This 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 (1980’s, 1990’s etc). Holding onto a bottle for a long time does not necessarily mean its value will increase as the whisky does not improve once bottled, unlike wine. However, as bottles are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s is now considered sought after.

What is Macallan Worth

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of whisky.  A vintage is expressed as a date on the bottle from the year the whisky was produced.  The vintage has no effect on the quality of the whisky (unlike wine vintages) but they are viewed in the same way as coin dates or stamp sheet numbers (where collectors try and collect one from each year).

Macallan Royal Marriage Worth

Limited Editions

There are two types of limited edition bottlings.  The first are single cask editions and are 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 Macallan Private Eye or The Macallan Royal Marriage.

Macallan Whisky Worth 18 Year Old

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of whisky is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. Bottles also need to have their original cartons/boxes if they were issued with them in order to get the best price. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Macallan Whisky Level

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. It is advisable to use Parafilm to seal the capsule.

The most popular single malt whisky distilleries

Ardbeg
Brora
Glenlivet
Glenfarclas
Glenmorangie
Highland Park

Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Mortlach
Macallan
Port Ellen
Springbank

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