Things to look out for:-
Is the Distillery still operational?
This can fall into two categories,
Closed and demolished distilleries that will never produce again, and mothballed distilleries that are closed but have the capacity to be brought back to life.
Limited Edition or Limited Release Whisky.
Limited editions often state the number of bottles produced, with some individually numbering the bottles.
Are the bottles produced by the owners of the distillery?
Distilleries own bottlings tend to be more popular with collectors.
Independent bottlers often use single casks at a time. This makes the number of bottles produced seem small, but they could release cask after cask.
Some closed distilleries are only available from independent bottlers, these often have great potential.
Vintage Dated Bottles.
Distillation dates on bottles always appear more attractive as time moves on (especially as you progress into a new decade).
Ardbeg Lord of the Isles
25 year old
Islay Single Malt Whisky
46 % ABV 70cl
Arran Malt & Music Festival 2015
Isle of Arran Single Malt Whisky
59% ABV 70cl
Arran Malt 15th Anniversary
Arran Single malt Whisky
Cask Strength Limited Edition of 5640 bottles
Finished in Amontillado Sherry Casks
54.6% ABV 70cl
Arran Millennium Casks
Arran Single Malt Whisky
Limited Edition of 7800 bottles
Natural Cask Strength
53.5% ABV 70cl
Ben Wyvis 1972 Single Malt Whisky
Distilled Solely From
Munton & Fison Malt
54.4% ABV 75cl
Brora 1972 29 year old Platinum Selection£3,999.00
Brora Malt Whisky Connoisseurs Choice 1982£650.00
Glen Grant 1961 Single Malt Whisky
50 year old
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 2011
40% ABV 70cl
Glen Mhor 1980 Single Malt Whisky
Highland Single Malt Whisky from the
Demolished Glen Mhor Distillery
Distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2011 by Gordon & MacPhail
43% ABV 70cl
Glen Moray 25 year old Port Cask Finish
Speyside Single Malt Whisky
1988 Rare Vintage Limited Edition
43% ABV 70cl
Glenturret 12 year old Single Cask Edition
Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
Single First Fill Sherry Cask
Limited Edition of 590 Numbered bottles
55.5% ABV 70cl
Glenugie Single Malt Whisky 1967
Highland Single Malt Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Bottling