“I started collecting miniatures
in 1987, and a few years later (empty) whisky-tins. By the end of 1996 I
started to sell some of my miniatures and to collect full size bottles of
Bowmore. I sold all of miniature collection by 2002 and now my Bowmore
collection. I will continue to collect my whisky tin presentations!”
“The most rare was a Bowmore 25
years old for ‘Auld Alliance’ at Chateau Lagrange which was limited to
75 bottles only. I had 9 different Bowmore Bi-Centenary bottlings which were
precious to me and other specialities are still available to be seen on my
website 'My Bowmore Pages'.
“No comment on the sale value,
We asked if he
had any other comments, what is he collecting now, and any advice for
other whisky collectors?
“I will continue collecting the
tin boxes for the time being”.
“My advice would be to build a
good network of collectors who help each other. Treat them fairly with
fair prices and you will be treated the same way. Be happy with what
you’ve got, don’t be unhappy with what you are missing. Don’t envy other
people who have your missing bottles but praise them with their findings.
Don’t buy bottles at any price, as with a little patience you might get a
better deal some time later. Buy new editions as soon as possible before
they increase in value. Display your collection to have more enjoyment
from it. Go to see the people at the distillery and meet other collectors
in person as well as shops like Loch Fyne Whiskies”.