MARKETING/DESIGN/CONSUMER TRENDS/INSPIRATIONS Cognac & Brandy News for Consumers & Industry Experts
A bottle of 19th century Chivas Regal is expected to go for £3,000 to £3,600, while a “one pint eight fluid ounce” bottle of Haig & Haig “Liqueur Scots Whisky Pure Barley Malt” is valued at between £2,000 and £2,500.
The rare Janneau 1872 Cognac is expected to fetch up to £1,800. Distilled in 1872 and bottled in 1977, it is the oldest reserve ever released by Janneau.
McTear’s whisky and wine specialist Andy Bell is confident all of the bottles are still drinkable despite their age.
He said: “With very old bottles there is always the danger that over the years the spirit has been spoiled in some way, however these are very good examples and we are confident that the contents are in good condition and drinkable.”
“The big question though is having spent several thousands pounds on a bottle, would you actually want to drink your investment?”