Originally Posted by Guythunder
Wouldn't you think that this bottle with the case and the two glasses would be worth more than a plain old bottle of White Horse.?
Just my two cent's worth.
I believe that you may be comparing the gift-set above to a value of a similar bottle of White Horse with an acceptable fill-level. ("Low-shoulder" or better.)
Normally, the gift set in this post would be worth more than a standard bottle of the same age....but only if the gift-set bottle was in better condition.
Unfortunately, once a whisky is at/below the shoulder level of the bottle, it transforms the taste (oxidization) of the contents dramatically, and greatly reduces the value considerably to experianced collectors.
A similar bottle of White horse (with a good fill-level) may fetch $250-$300 in value, but a bottle like the one in the gift-set above may only be worth $50-$100 due to the poor quality of it's contents.
The value of the Gift-set "box & glass" is about $60-100 (without the bottle): Combined with the poorer-quality bottle, it's worth about $120-$200 as it is.
***The value of this set will likely decrease in the future, due to the poor condition of the whisky...which will only continue to evaporate over time.
On the other hand, a well-sealed bottle with a good fill-level will only continue to steadily increase in value as time goes on.
Walter C Hurst