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Dalmore 2007 Whisky Cask – The next level of Whisky Investment?

As some of our readers may be aware, The Rare Whisky Shop has recently had the pleasure of launching an online brokerage service. This endeavour has now developed into us becoming the first whisky retailer to sell entire whisky casks online, side by die with our rare whisky bottles. The phenomenal Dalmore 2007 presents a …

Yamazaki Sherry Cask – Highly Collectible

In 2014 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible crowned a whisky from Japan as the best whisky in the world. The whisky – Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013. The rest is history. Cue mass devastation of Japanese whisky stocks, cue empty warehouses of mature single malt, cue discontinuation of lines across the board, cue a worldwide crisis of …
Macallan 1946 whisky for sale

Macallan 1946 Select Reserve 52 Year Old

The Macallan 1946 select reserve 52 year old is a rare and luxurious peated malt whisky from the esteemed Macallan Distillery in Speyside. Described as a truly stunning example from whisky lovers worldwide, this Macallan was distilled in 1946 and matured for over half a century until bottling. Presented in a gorgeous wooden box under lock …

The Macallan Sherry Oak 40 2017 Release –  A Complex Character

The Macallan Sherry Oak 40 Years Old – 2017 Release is a rare single malt that is being hailed as the pinnacle of the Sherry Oak Range. This whisky was matured in Oloroso sherry seasoned oak casks handpicked from Spain. Making interesting use of three cask types – the European Oak Sherry Butt, a European …

Hibiki 17 Whisky “400% increase in 1 month” – has the world gone mad?

Japanese whisky giant Suntory, announced on 16th May 2018 they will be discontinuing their Hibiki 17 year old and Hakushu 12 year old. This has in turn sparked a global hunt for this elusive bottle from drinkers, collectors and of course investors. Ultimately the retail price for this bottle has increased from £180 last month …

Hibiki 12 – Whisky’s Hottest Entry Level Investment

Why has the retail value of this bottle increased by 650% in 3 years? Let’s start with who makes the wonderful Hibiki 12 Year Old. Hibiki is a blend made from the Japanese giant Suntory. Suntory are not just a Japanese Whisky company. They are one of the largest food and drink producers in the …

Silent Distilleries

Scotland is the historical home of Whisky.  As such, Scotland has had plenty of time for numerous distilleries to pop up and die again, leading in their wake what is known as silent distilleries. What is a silent distillery? Basically, a silent distillery is a distillery that is no longer in use. It could have been mothballed (meaning …

Rare Whisky Buying Guide

A lot of people often ask us – what makes a bottle of whisky rare and investible? The answer – rarity, quality and age. If you have one of the three you are doing well. If you have two out of the three, then you have a great bottle. If you have three out of …

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