Joined: 23 Dec 2007 Posts: 478 Location: Lincolnshire England
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:31 pm Post subject:
I was asking the same question on the 1st auction.
I do not know why the fill levels are so low but they have all been kept in a self made whisky room so it should be at around the right temp?
But looking at the prices they were selling for people do not care any more.
I have not even looked at the 2nd auction yet and I am going to give it about a week before I do..
You are correct about people not caring anymore but that is because collectors are buying them, a drinker would not go near them, far too risky with such low levels.. _________________ Pour me a glass please.
I've just had a look. Amazing bottles but surely not in decent condition to have those low fill levels?
I'm wondering how often the bottles have been turned? Perhaps the corks have dried and lost their air tight seal? It appears to be consistent across 'families' of bottles like the Black Bowmores and so on...
It is only Champagne that needs turning to collect the sediment generated by the secondary fermentation into the neck.
As for whisky it has such a high ABV % they should not be kept on there sides as the alcohol will rot the cork. Some say you should turn the bottles upside down once every 6 months just to make sure there is still a good seal.
But I know quite a few people that have a good size collections inc me that just can not get to half of the bottles. (for me I would have to spend a full day to empty, turn and refill it)
One thing I did notice, is that quite a few of the bottles that where shown in the videos have not come up for sale in this or the 1st auction. It just goes to show that some people have managed to buy bottles outside the auction..
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