Kilchoman 100% Islay | 9th Edition at Abbey Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Kilchoman 100% Islay | 9th Edition

The 9th Edition of 100% Islay from Kilchoman distillery has been distilled from the 2007 and 2009 barley crops, then matured in ex-bourbon barrels for over 9 years. What makes this release so special is that each part of the process (grown, distilled, matured and bottled) has been done at the distillery itself!

Limited stock available, restricted to one per person.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/kilchoman-100-islay-9th-edition-at-abbey-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

Kilchoman 100% Islay | 9th Edition at Abbey Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Kilchoman 100% Islay | 9th Edition

The 9th Edition of 100% Islay from Kilchoman distillery has been distilled from the 2007 and 2009 barley crops, then matured in ex-bourbon barrels for over 9 years. What makes this release so special is that each part of the process (grown, distilled, matured and bottled) has been done at the distillery itself!

Limited stock available, restricted to one per person.

BUY NOW

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/kilchoman-100-islay-9th-edition-at-abbey-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

Tomatin Amontillado & Rum at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Tomatin 2006 2009 Vintages

Two new vintages releases from the Highland distillery matured in Amontillado sherry casks and Caribbean rum barrels. Just one bottle each for these 2019 limited editions.

Shop – Tomatin 2006 2009 Vintages

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/tomatin-amontillado-rum-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Tomatin Amontillado & Rum at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Tomatin 2006 2009 Vintages

Two new vintages releases from the Highland distillery matured in Amontillado sherry casks and Caribbean rum barrels. Just one bottle each for these 2019 limited editions.

Shop – Tomatin 2006 2009 Vintages

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/tomatin-amontillado-rum-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Introducing Two New Single Casks To The Loch Fyne Range – Order Now – Scotch Whisky News

New Loch Fyne Single Casks

Two new single casks in The Loch Fyne range are available to order now. Say hello to Aultmore 12 Year Old and Glentauchers 11 Year Old.

Personalise your bottle with our bespoke engraving service, available on both of these bottles!

The Loch Fyne Aultmore 12 Year Old

This Speyside single malt is the second time we have released a 2007 sherry cask from Aultmore distillery. Bottled in 2019 at 12 years old, this expression is two years older than our last release and shows the benefit of this added maturity. Bottled at 57.9% abv, this single cask edition is limited to just 996 bottles.

£80.00
(£90.00 Engraved)

The Loch Fyne Glentauchers 11 Year Old

This single cask release from Glentauchers is our third bottling from the distillery at the heart of Speyside. Single malt from Glentauchers is hard to come by as the distillery doesn’t bottle its own make. Selected from our unique and exceptional cask collection, this expression was distilled in May 2008 and has spent 11 years maturing in a single sherry cask before bottling at 57.7% abv. Limited to just 954 bottles, we think it is up there with the very best Speyside has to offer!

£75.00
(£85.00 Engraved)

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/introducing-two-new-single-casks-to-the-loch-fyne-range-order-now-scotch-whisky-news/

Introducing Two New Single Casks To The Loch Fyne Range – Order Now – Scotch Whisky News

New Loch Fyne Single Casks

Two new single casks in The Loch Fyne range are available to order now. Say hello to Aultmore 12 Year Old and Glentauchers 11 Year Old.

Personalise your bottle with our bespoke engraving service, available on both of these bottles!

The Loch Fyne Aultmore 12 Year Old

This Speyside single malt is the second time we have released a 2007 sherry cask from Aultmore distillery. Bottled in 2019 at 12 years old, this expression is two years older than our last release and shows the benefit of this added maturity. Bottled at 57.9% abv, this single cask edition is limited to just 996 bottles.

£80.00
(£90.00 Engraved)

The Loch Fyne Glentauchers 11 Year Old

This single cask release from Glentauchers is our third bottling from the distillery at the heart of Speyside. Single malt from Glentauchers is hard to come by as the distillery doesn’t bottle its own make. Selected from our unique and exceptional cask collection, this expression was distilled in May 2008 and has spent 11 years maturing in a single sherry cask before bottling at 57.7% abv. Limited to just 954 bottles, we think it is up there with the very best Speyside has to offer!

£75.00
(£85.00 Engraved)

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/introducing-two-new-single-casks-to-the-loch-fyne-range-order-now-scotch-whisky-news/

Rare whisky volumes explode but investment performance dips – Scotch Whisky News

Rare whisky volumes explode but investment performance dips

Record amount spend on rare whisky during H1 but oversupply leads to softening of prices

The investment performance of rare Scotch has dipped during the first six months of the year, the first such recorded half year decline, according to new figures published today by whisky analyst, broker and investment experts Rare Whisky 101.

The value of the broadest measurement of the market, the Apex 1000 index crystallised its first ever half year loss, dropping by 0.26%. This compares with an increase of 9.91% during the same period last year.

According to Rare Whisky 101’s 2019 Half Year Report, reasons for the decline include over supply of whisky during the early months of 2019, the continued proliferation of new-start whisky auction-houses, and a decline in the performance of the Macallan – the secondary market’s most dominant distillery by both volume and value.

While Scotch whisky has underperformed against other markets and traditional investments throughout the first half of 2019, including FTSE 100, Brent Crude, and Gold, it has still significantly outperformed those very same asset classes over the mid to long term, having increased 160% from December 2014.

Elsewhere in the latest report from RW101, Springbank has claimed top spot as the number one distillery in the investor rankings, closely followed by silent distilleries Brora and Glenugie. The Macallan’s late 2018 dip continued as it moved from 4th at the end of 2018 to 7th by the end of June 2019.

Volume and value still soaring

While the rare whisky market recorded a dip in investment performance, the number of bottles of Single Malt Scotch whisky sold at auction in the UK in H1 2019 increased by 43.90% to 71,544 (49,719 were sold in H1 2018).

The £ value of collectable bottles of Single Malt Scotch whisky sold at auction in the UK in H1 2019 rose by 58.39% to a record high of £25,873,963 (H1 2018 value was £16,335,635).

While the average per-bottle price is up in H1 2019 (£361.65) compared to H1 2018 (£328.56), it dropped 4.30% from December 2018’s record high of £377.91.

Whisky investment analyst and co-founder of Rare Whisky 101, Andy Simpson commented:

“On the back of ten subsequent years of growth in the investment performance of rare whisky, we have seen an oversupply of bottles, the continued proliferation of specialist whisky auction houses, and a record amount of money spent at auction all combine to produce the rare whisky investment market’s first ‘blip’ since we started reporting these results.

“However, collectors, investors and buyers would be well advised to note the dip. At this stage we do not believe it indicates the start of a longer-term downward trend. In fact, looking the last three months of H1 alone (April to June) the Apex 1000 index returned to slightly more significant growth of 1.29%, moving from 825.92 points to 836.55.

“While the broader market might be showing some signs of stress, there are plenty of pockets of growth for those who do their research and time their market entry/exit well: as with all investments. For example, in contrast to the Macallan’s secondary market woes, Springbank has turned in an incredible performance, claiming top spot in the investor rankings for the first time.

“We remain confident that the right bottles from the right distilleries will continue to offer a strong investment proposition. In fact our later than usual reporting of the half year figures has allowed us to see growth return to the market as the supply/demand equation has re-balanced. However, continued uncertainty over the UK’s post-Brexit future makes it very difficult to predict how the market will perform in the latter months of 2019.”

To download the 2019 Half Year Report visit http://www.rarewhisky101.com/intelligence

About Rare Whisky 101
Andy Simpson and David Robertson launched Rare Whisky 101 in 2014 with the aim of offering a whisky valuation service, brokerage and consultancy for whisky connoisseurs, collectors and investors. Having tracked every bottle sold at UK auctions over the past 12 years, the business now offers the world’s first, only and most comprehensive online single malt Scotch Japanese whisky dataset covering some 500,000 price records and 48,000 different bottle types. In the last 12 months, RW101 have brokered around 20,000 rare whisky bottles around the globe in addition to trading in almost 1000 aged casks from iconic distilleries such as The Macallan, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Springbank, Mortlach, Talisker, Caol Ila, Lagavulin and Highland Park.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/rare-whisky-volumes-explode-but-investment-performance-dips-scotch-whisky-news/

Rare whisky volumes explode but investment performance dips – Scotch Whisky News

Rare whisky volumes explode but investment performance dips

Record amount spend on rare whisky during H1 but oversupply leads to softening of prices

The investment performance of rare Scotch has dipped during the first six months of the year, the first such recorded half year decline, according to new figures published today by whisky analyst, broker and investment experts Rare Whisky 101.

The value of the broadest measurement of the market, the Apex 1000 index crystallised its first ever half year loss, dropping by 0.26%. This compares with an increase of 9.91% during the same period last year.

According to Rare Whisky 101’s 2019 Half Year Report, reasons for the decline include over supply of whisky during the early months of 2019, the continued proliferation of new-start whisky auction-houses, and a decline in the performance of the Macallan – the secondary market’s most dominant distillery by both volume and value.

While Scotch whisky has underperformed against other markets and traditional investments throughout the first half of 2019, including FTSE 100, Brent Crude, and Gold, it has still significantly outperformed those very same asset classes over the mid to long term, having increased 160% from December 2014.

Elsewhere in the latest report from RW101, Springbank has claimed top spot as the number one distillery in the investor rankings, closely followed by silent distilleries Brora and Glenugie. The Macallan’s late 2018 dip continued as it moved from 4th at the end of 2018 to 7th by the end of June 2019.

Volume and value still soaring

While the rare whisky market recorded a dip in investment performance, the number of bottles of Single Malt Scotch whisky sold at auction in the UK in H1 2019 increased by 43.90% to 71,544 (49,719 were sold in H1 2018).

The £ value of collectable bottles of Single Malt Scotch whisky sold at auction in the UK in H1 2019 rose by 58.39% to a record high of £25,873,963 (H1 2018 value was £16,335,635).

While the average per-bottle price is up in H1 2019 (£361.65) compared to H1 2018 (£328.56), it dropped 4.30% from December 2018’s record high of £377.91.

Whisky investment analyst and co-founder of Rare Whisky 101, Andy Simpson commented:

“On the back of ten subsequent years of growth in the investment performance of rare whisky, we have seen an oversupply of bottles, the continued proliferation of specialist whisky auction houses, and a record amount of money spent at auction all combine to produce the rare whisky investment market’s first ‘blip’ since we started reporting these results.

“However, collectors, investors and buyers would be well advised to note the dip. At this stage we do not believe it indicates the start of a longer-term downward trend. In fact, looking the last three months of H1 alone (April to June) the Apex 1000 index returned to slightly more significant growth of 1.29%, moving from 825.92 points to 836.55.

“While the broader market might be showing some signs of stress, there are plenty of pockets of growth for those who do their research and time their market entry/exit well: as with all investments. For example, in contrast to the Macallan’s secondary market woes, Springbank has turned in an incredible performance, claiming top spot in the investor rankings for the first time.

“We remain confident that the right bottles from the right distilleries will continue to offer a strong investment proposition. In fact our later than usual reporting of the half year figures has allowed us to see growth return to the market as the supply/demand equation has re-balanced. However, continued uncertainty over the UK’s post-Brexit future makes it very difficult to predict how the market will perform in the latter months of 2019.”

To download the 2019 Half Year Report visit http://www.rarewhisky101.com/intelligence

About Rare Whisky 101
Andy Simpson and David Robertson launched Rare Whisky 101 in 2014 with the aim of offering a whisky valuation service, brokerage and consultancy for whisky connoisseurs, collectors and investors. Having tracked every bottle sold at UK auctions over the past 12 years, the business now offers the world’s first, only and most comprehensive online single malt Scotch Japanese whisky dataset covering some 500,000 price records and 48,000 different bottle types. In the last 12 months, RW101 have brokered around 20,000 rare whisky bottles around the globe in addition to trading in almost 1000 aged casks from iconic distilleries such as The Macallan, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Springbank, Mortlach, Talisker, Caol Ila, Lagavulin and Highland Park.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/rare-whisky-volumes-explode-but-investment-performance-dips-scotch-whisky-news/

MACALLAN LALIQUE- 50 YEAR OLD LEADS BONHAMS WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH – Scotch Whisky News

MACALLAN LALIQUE- 50 YEAR OLD LEADS BONHAMS WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH

Macallan Lalique- 50 year old. Estimate: £67,000-93,000.

Two bottles of one of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, the Macallan Lalique- 50 year old lead Bonhams Fine Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 October. They are each estimated at £67,000-93,000.

The Macallan Lalique-50 year old is the first of The Lalique Six Pillars Collection of the distillery’s rarest single malts, released between 2006-2016. Distilled and bottled by The Macallan Distillers Ltd., Easter Elchies, Craigellachie, it is said to have the aroma of cumin, cardamom and maraschino, and a taste of dark prunes and plain chocolate.

Other highlights include:

·         Three bottles of Back Bowmore – 1964; one each of the first second and third editions. Estimate for each bottle:  £18,000-20,000. Black Bowmore 1964 first edition was bottled in 1993 in a production run of 2,000 bottles. The second edition followed in 1994 – when, again, production was limited to 2,000 bottles. The third, and final, bottling, in an edition of 1,812, took place in 1995.

·         Rolling Stones Suntory-50th Anniversary. Estimate: £25,000-35,000. The whisky is a blend of selected malts distilled in milestone years in the history of the Rolling Stones, including a malt from 1962 – the year the band was formed – that has been aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. The blend also contains whisky from 1971, when the famous ‘tongue and lips’ logo was launched; it’s said to be one of the most famous brand images in the world, and the original art work is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Bonhams whisky specialist in Edinburgh Martin Green said, “In a strong sale the exceptional Macallan Lalique- 50 year old stands out. This is one of the world’s great whiskies. It doesn’t appear at auction very often, so I expect a lot of interest from collectors.”

Follow the link to the online sale catalogue: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25369/

Sale: Fine Whisky Location: 22 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2Date: Wednesday 9 October at 11 am

NOTES 

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com. bonhams.com

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/macallan-lalique-50-year-old-leads-bonhams-whisky-sale-in-edinburgh-whisky-news/

MACALLAN LALIQUE- 50 YEAR OLD LEADS BONHAMS WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH – Scotch Whisky News

MACALLAN LALIQUE- 50 YEAR OLD LEADS BONHAMS WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH

Macallan Lalique- 50 year old. Estimate: £67,000-93,000.

Two bottles of one of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, the Macallan Lalique- 50 year old lead Bonhams Fine Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 October. They are each estimated at £67,000-93,000.

The Macallan Lalique-50 year old is the first of The Lalique Six Pillars Collection of the distillery’s rarest single malts, released between 2006-2016. Distilled and bottled by The Macallan Distillers Ltd., Easter Elchies, Craigellachie, it is said to have the aroma of cumin, cardamom and maraschino, and a taste of dark prunes and plain chocolate.

Other highlights include:

·         Three bottles of Back Bowmore – 1964; one each of the first second and third editions. Estimate for each bottle:  £18,000-20,000. Black Bowmore 1964 first edition was bottled in 1993 in a production run of 2,000 bottles. The second edition followed in 1994 – when, again, production was limited to 2,000 bottles. The third, and final, bottling, in an edition of 1,812, took place in 1995.

·         Rolling Stones Suntory-50th Anniversary. Estimate: £25,000-35,000. The whisky is a blend of selected malts distilled in milestone years in the history of the Rolling Stones, including a malt from 1962 – the year the band was formed – that has been aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. The blend also contains whisky from 1971, when the famous ‘tongue and lips’ logo was launched; it’s said to be one of the most famous brand images in the world, and the original art work is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Bonhams whisky specialist in Edinburgh Martin Green said, “In a strong sale the exceptional Macallan Lalique- 50 year old stands out. This is one of the world’s great whiskies. It doesn’t appear at auction very often, so I expect a lot of interest from collectors.”

Follow the link to the online sale catalogue: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25369/

Sale: Fine Whisky Location: 22 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2Date: Wednesday 9 October at 11 am

NOTES 

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com. bonhams.com

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/macallan-lalique-50-year-old-leads-bonhams-whisky-sale-in-edinburgh-whisky-news/