Because of the appealing shape of the dimple bottle a lot of people bought them and gave them as gifts which remained unopened so there are a lot of bottles out there.
The bottle shape has been in use since the 1890s and the Dimple is still being produced.
Hence the value for a modern (last 20 years) metric %ABV standard bottle with the Queen Elizabeth warrant is low.
Other bottling with the king warrants on them have a higher value because of the age and also there are some limited editions that have higher collectors values
Dimple - Royal Sovereign 21 year old pewter decanter at £299
Dimple Mexico Games 1986 12 year old £200
Dimple 13th 1986 Commonwealth £150
Dimple Year of Horse/snake £150
Dimple 1890 commemorative £100
The 1960s 12 year old, spring cap wire mesh 70- proof imperial size With Dimple in white on the bottle about £125
The 1950s 12 year old, spring cap wire mesh 70- proof imperial size With Dimple in white on the bottle Boxed about £250
The 1980s 12 year old, Plastic Cap at about £50
Present day bottling is £35
These are retail prices for first class condition not auction prices which will be lower.
This also does depend on clean tidy labels, the seal being intact and a high level in the neck.
To identify your bottle try the results page at www.whiskyauction.com
Bottom Left Corner – Results Database-then - Vatt & Blend-then Select Dimple from the dropdown
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The winning bid price is in euros - Like all whisky when sealed in a bottle does not go off and is perfectly drinkable.
The name pinch is for the American market the whisky in the
is called dimple both names refer to the shape of the bottle. UK