Monday, April 27, 2015

Auction Results from ABA #61

I followed the progress of the western whiskey listings in ABA's Auction #61, which closed last evening, with a great deal of interest.
The "middle of the line", has remained strong like a bull, especially if a cylinder in this category has that little bit extra in terms of color and or character. Sadly, the upper end, over the past several years seems to have slipped badly.
The auction results seem to indicate a turning point for the "top end". Prices were strong, and the 10% buyers fee, although quite reasonable in today's auction arena, bolstered prices higher yet.
Here's the results of the auction.
Remember, click on the auction page and it will open in a large format readable window!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Verrry Interesting!

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Looks like the floodgates are wide open with regards to western whiskey bidding, as the auction ticks down to the final moments!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What Western Whiskies Have You Always Wanted But You're Surprised You Don't Have?

I read something similar to this on one of the gun forums that I follow. I found it interesting, and the level of participation from fellow collectors was over the top...

A recent thread on an exceptional, and recently dug, "shoulder crown" Cutter / E. Martin reminded me that it's one of those bottles that I always intended to acquire. But lo and behold, forty some years since forming that intention, I still don't have one.

My unrequited love for this Cutter variant remains unsated not because it's that rare or even particularly costly. I just never came across the right example at the right price. It's fair to say that I didn't expend much effort in the search.

I'm sure that everyone here has a wish list of "grail" whiskies, and there have been numerous threads in the past on the pieces that inhabit our dreams but evade our grasp in reality. The reason of course is simple, these whiskies are rarely encountered and when found often expensive.

I am curious what my fellow collectors want, lack, and just haven't chased down. Those bottles that don't qualify as a California Clubhouse grail level desire, but nonetheless represent a hole in the collection that you hope to fill.

What say ye?
Credit goes to Richard in NY / for the idea of this post.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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