By John Rose

Collector's corner

John Rose provides another selection of collectible bottles
Aberfeldy 19 year old The Manager's DramDistillation: Distilled at Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy, Perthshire.Bottling: Aberfeldy 19 year old, single malt from a sherry cask, bottled 1991 by the proprietor. No contents statement.Strength: 61.3% Natural cask strength. Presentation: Bottle produced without a presentation carton.Comments: This Aberfeldy Manager's Dram was specially selected for the Malt Distillery Managers within United Distillers in 1991. The label is signed by the distillery manager.Price Guide: £110-£140Black Bowmore Final EditionDistillation: Distilled at Bowmore Distillery, Isle of Islay, Argyll in 1964 by Stanley P. Morrison Ltd.Bottling: Limited edition 70 cl. Bowmore single malt matured in sherry wood, bottled by the prop. in 1995.Strength: 49% vol.Presentation: Numbered bottle contained within it's original wooden presentation box with the year of bottling embossed on the front. Bottle no. printed on rear label.Comment: Black Bowmore was produced in a limited edition of 2,000 bottles in 1993 at 50% vol., followed in 1994 by another 2,000 bottles also at 50% vol. The final edition in 1995 produced 1812 bottles at 49% vol. (due to the angel's share).Price Guide: £900-£1000Bowmore 1968 Distillation: Distilled at Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll, in 1968 by Morrison Bowmore Ltd.Bottling: Limited edition of 1,860 700ml. bottles of 32 year old Bowmore single malt, bottled by the prop.Strength: 45.5%Presentation: Bottle contained within its original silk lined presentation case. Comment: These very limited edition bottles were given to guests at a celebration luncheon held at Bowmore distillery on the 26th February 1996, to commemorate the distillery being awarded the I.S.O. 2002 award. The guests name was printed on the label.Comment: This 32 year old Bowmore was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company and personally selected by Brian Morrison.Price Guide: £170-£200Bowmore 21 year old Celebration LuncheonDistillation: Distilled at Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll by Morrison Bowmore Ltd.Bottling: Very limited edition, 21 year old Bowmore single malt, bottled by the prop. No contents statement.Strength: No strength statement. Presentation: Bottle contained within its original silk lined presentation box, with the bottle number on the rear label, authorised and signed by Brian Morrison.Comment: These very limited edition bottles were given to guests at a celebration luncheon held at Bowmore distillery on the 26th February 1996, to commemorate the distillery being awarded the I.S.O. 2002 award. The guests name was printed on the label.Price Guide: £200-£250Clynelish 17 year old The Manager's DramDistillation: Distilled at Clynelish Distillery,
Brora, Sutherland.
Bottling: Limited edition of 1800 bottles 70cl. Clynelish 17 year old single malt, from a sherry cask, bottled in 1998 by the proprietor.Strength: 61.8% vol. Natural cask strength. Presentation: Bottle produced without a presentation carton.Comments: This Clynelish Manager' s Dram was specially selected by the malt distillery managers within United Distillers and Vintners, for the staff. The label is signed by the distillery manager and dated 23-11-98.Price Guide: £100-£150Glenfarclas 18 year old Morgan Sports Car ClubDistillation: Distilled at Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Banffshire.Bottling: Glenfarclas 18 year old single malt, 75cl., bottled by the proprietor in 1989.Strength: 43% vol.Presentation: Bottled produced without a presentation carton.Special notes: This 18 year old Glenfarclas was bottled for the Morgan Sports Car Club, Scottish International Gathering 23rd-25th June 1989.Price Guide: £150-£200The Glenlivet Royal Wedding ReserveDistillation: Distilled at the Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, by George & J.G. Smith.Bottling: Limited edition 25 year old single malt matured in oak wood. Bottled by the proprietor. 75cl.Strength: 43% vol.Presentation: Numbered bottle contained within its original silk lined black wooden box.Comment: This limited bottling of Glenlivet 25 year old single malt was produced to mark the occasion of he wedding of His Royal Highness
the Prince of Wales.Price Guide: £250-£300 The Macallan Nicol's NectarDistillation: Single Highland Malt distilled at The Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Banffshire.Bottling: Whiskies selected by Peter Nicol and bottled by the Macallan Distillleries (the proprietor) in 1996. 70cl.Strength: 46% vol.Presentation: Bottle produced without a presentation carton.Comment: Peter Nicol worked in the whisky industry for over 43 years. 120 bottles of Nicol's Nectar were produced and presented to his guests
at a celebration dinner to mark his retirement.Price Guide: £400-£500Oban 19 year old (The Manager's Dram)Distillation: Distilled at Oban Distillery, Oban, Argyll.Bottling: Oban 19 year old single malt from a refill cask. 70cl., bottled in 1995 by the prop.Strength: 59.8% vol. Natural cask strength. Presentation: Bottled produced without a presentation carton.Comment: This Oban Manager's Dram was specially selected for the malt whisky distillery managers within United Distillers. The label is signed by the manager.Price Guide: £90-£120AmendmentWe apologise to readers for the error in Collector's Corner Issue 38. The notes for the Glen Elgin 19 year old Limited Centenary Bottling were incorrect and those printed were actually for The Macallan 1938 featured in that issue. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Below are the correct notes as they should have read.Distillation: Distilled at Glen Elgin Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Morayshire.Bottling: 750 limited edition bottles of Glen Elgin 19 year old single malt, 70 cl. Bottled by the proprietor.Strength: 60% vol. Natural cask strength.Presentation: Bottle produced without a presentation carton.Comment: This Glen Elgin 19 year old was selected to commemorate the centenary of the first distillation at the distillery on the 1st May 1990.Price Guide: £120-£150