A NOTE ABOUT COLLECTIBILITY:
Originally Posted by Unregistered
I liked this whisky but becoming rarer all the time . If it`s so bad why collect it.
Collecting is not whether it is good or not. It is about the novelty and rarity of any collectible. Loch Dhu happens to possess both novelty and rarity; the method of achieving the black color ( which has not been fully revealed by Diageo ) and the rarity as it was produced in limited quantities.
I found 53 bottles that have been auctioned since 2005.
2005 ( 1 bottle ): 145 EURO / US$183
2006 ( 6 bottles ): 101 - 155 EURO / US$127 - 195
2007 ( 9 bottles ): 105 - 151 EURO / US$132 - 190
2008 ( 16 bottles ): 82 - 255 EURO / US$103 - 321
2009 ( 17 bottles ): 70 - 145 EURO / US$88 - 183
2010 ( 4 bottles ): 77 - 96 EURO / US$97 - 121
AVERAGE AUCTION PRICE
= 107 EURO / US$135
There was only 1 out of 53 bottles that broke the 200 EURO price
which sold for 255 EURO
. Considering one broke this price and assuming this is a "flyer" so to speak, then the average price of Loch Dhu
at auction over a 5 year period
was 104 EURO / US$131
As these are the final prices brought at auction, and as I have written many times before, all associated costs such as shipping to the auction house and selling fees will come out of this price.
So three things to consider for ANY
collectible, but for this particular collectible:
1) Do I collect to have it and display ( which has an aesthetic and intrinsic value)?
2) Do I sell to gain just a few dollars in the end?
3) Do I open the bottle and experience what few people will never have the opportunity to do?