Originally Posted by Unregistered
I was given a bottle of whisky as a present, I think its worth a lot but am not an expert. Its a J&A Mitchell's Campbeltown Scotch Whisky. Its a limited edition made for the Tiree Wave Classic (one of the worlds biggest windsurf events), with only 150 bottles made. Its a 2008 so I guess it needs time to mature.
How long until its at its peak? and what would it be worth then and now??
Thanks a lot.
I hate to disappoint you but J & A Mitchell's Campbeltown Scotch Whisky is a very common Cadenhead bottling which is a VATTED MALT ( New Term; BLENDED MALT ). The only difference in your bottle and the regular bottling is that the TIREE WAVE CLASSIC paper label is limited to 150, not the bottling. This bottle has a NO AGE STATEMENT label as does the regular label bottling. Cadenhead bottles a CAMPBELTOWN CLASSIC MALT ( which is the one you have ), CADENHEAD CLASSIC HIGHLAND, CADENHEAD CLASSIC ISLAY, and CADENHEAD CLASSIC LOWLAND. Your bottle is worth about $38.00 and contains Campbeltown malts; among them SPRINGBANK ( which is owned by J & A Mitchell ) and Glen Scotia. It could possibly contain some Longrow, Hazelburn and Kilkerran which are also Campbeltown malts owned by J & A Mitchell as well. The malts used for bottling are probably 3 to 8 years old if Kilkerran and Hazelburn are included in the recipe. If Kilkerran and Hazelburn are not in the recipe, then the malts used in the bottling recipe are probably 6 to 8 years old.
Once Scotch whisky has been bottled, aging stops. Hope this helps.