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I have recently come across a bottle of whisky from my Grandfathers selection that I know absolutely nothing about. It is a Douglas Laing Port Ellen Premier Barrel 24 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 700ml. Is anyone able to advise me if this was a good bottle and how much a bottle like this would cost to buy ??
If anyone could help me I would be very grateful.
We did a bit of research for you and found out directly from Douglas Laing that your particular Port Ellen 24 was a bottling in Premier Barrel livery specifically for NATEX...the NATO air-base in Germany. It was arranged through Douglas Laing's German Duty Free agent and **** well -- as Port Ellen is always an eye and palate catcher.
We've been told a retail price on the base of about GBP 120 per decanter - although this cannot be exactly sure as different shops work on different margins which of course may fluctuate the value a bit.
If you'd like an evaluation, we suggest you contact Martin at Mctear's - his email is: martin.green (AT) mctears.co.uk. Be sure to have excellent photos of your bottle to send him.
Hope this helps!
Thankyou for replying. This does make sense as I have family that served in the forces recently in Germany. Made specifically for a NATO air base has taken away some of the glamorous thoughts of it being a "classic". In your experience would you believe that this is worth keeping as a collectors item as im not experienced in these one off's however desirable it may be. Or do you think it is worth *******.
If you want a better idea of what it's worth, contact Martin at McTear's. A few things to keep in mind if you want to sell it - do you know how it was stored all these years? Ideal storage includes keeping it out and away from sunlight, avoiding extremes of temperatures (cellar-like temps are ideal) and the Scotch should not have been in contact with the cork.
The decision is yours - I would likely have it appraised and go from there. But, if I couldn't account for how it was stored all these years, it may be something I would keep in memory of my grandfather and think of it as a reminder of all the great times we had together!
Whatever you decide - good luck!
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