Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Dimple (Pinch) Deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky Valuations on going project


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

Click the image for a larger version

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 UK is called dimple both names refer to the shape of the bottle.


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