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Japanese whisky has been in the news this week, and if you're a drinker its bad news, however, what's bad news for whisky drinkers is usually good news for whisky investors.
Suntory, one of the biggest whisky produces in Japan and owners of Hakushu, Hibiki, Yamazaki and their own brand Suntory Whisky, has announced that stocks are running low and certain lines will be removed from the market, imminently.
Two popular lines that are on the chopping block are the Hakushu 12-year-old single malt whisky, which is due to be withdrawn next month and the blended Hibiki 17-year-old which will be withdrawn in September.
Back in 2015, the Hibiki 12-year-old was discontinued and replaced with the Hibiki Harmony. With news that the 17-year-old is now facing a similar fate as the 12-year-old, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at how the value of the 12-year-old has fared since 2015.
Blended whiskies, like Hibiki, don't usually increase in value at the same rate as single malts, however, Japanese whiskies seem to be under constant demand by both collectors and drinkers. So how will the negative connotations of a blended whisky be challenged by the positive demand for Japanese whisky? Let's look at some figures.
Back in late 2015 just after the Hibiki 12 had been discontinued there were not a huge number of these bottles being traded at auction. With an average price of £55, 12 months later prices had risen to £75, an increase of 36%. Fast forward to 2018, we see many more of these bottles up for grabs and last month average price for a Hibiki 12 was just over £153 a bottle. An increase of over 178% since 2015.
So, it's not a rule set in stone that single malts will always outperform blends, the Hibiki 12 is a clear example of that and with the news that the Hibiki 17 and the Hakushu 12 will soon be discontinued, we could see similar if not greater increases in their futures as well. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Sydäntalvi means midwinter in Finnish or "Heart Winters" and this is the third exclusive single cask release from Highland Park for the Finnish market.
Distilled in 2001 it was bottled in 2017 at 15 years of age at a cask strength of 61.3%. Only 576 bottles were produced from this single American Oak Sherry Butt, numbered 2155. ... See MoreSee Less
Johnnie Walker have launched a new website with a Build-your-own whisky theme, in support of their new "My Edition" blends.
The website asks the visitor a series of questions, from what type of flavours you prefer to how you choose a dish from a restaurant menu.
Using machine learning and complex analytics, they claim the online questionnaire is able to match a specific blend from the new releases, to your palate.
Have taken the quiz myself, answering once honestly and a few more times with contrasting answers, there is no way of telling how many different variations of the My Edition blends are available.
To see if the blend suggested for you is correct, the bottles are priced at £75. This comes with a personalised label and engraved bottle.
Head over to www.johnniewalkermyedition.com to take the test for yourselves. ... See MoreSee Less
Another Glenfiddich Rum Reserva to add to the collection.
After maturing the whisky for 21 years Glenfiddich finishes this single malt in first fill bourbon barrels that once contained Caribbean rum for a further four months.
When this rum-finished expression was first released in 2002, it was called Havana Reserve, the name was eventually changed to Gran Reserva to avoid problems with the United States embargo on Cuban products, which included second-hand casks. ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Highland Park are following up their winter release of The Dark, which celebrated the winter solstice, with the release of The Light, in preparation for the upcoming summer solstice on the 21st of June.
Presented in a similar but contrasting style, this second of a two-part series, The Light is presented in a pale green glass bottle with the same Viking-inspired design that featured on The Dark bottling.
The Light light will be limited to 28,000 70cl bottles, the same number released of The Dark. It will be bottled at 52.9% with a price tag in the region of £190 for a bottle. ... See MoreSee Less
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More Casks announced on our Platinum Cask Facebook Page. Fractions available for sale soon.Here are Two more Casks for you to take a look at before our Platinum Cask site goes live.
Fractions available to purchase soon, website still undergoing testing.
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Caol Ila 2011
Fill Date: 2011
Age: 7 years, 3 months
Cask #: 900097
-Silver Level Cask
Glen Moray 2007
Fill Date: 6/12/07
Age: 10 years, 4 months
Cask Type: 1st fill Bourbon Barrel
Cask #: 5729
-Silver Level Cask ... See MoreSee Less