The Most Extreme Pricechanges of September 2015

6. October 2015 | 3.5K Views
Please note that this article is based on the old Whiskystats database.
Some numbers and figures may not match what you find in the Whiskystats 2.0 database.

As part of our whiskystats price update for September 2015 we want to present some additional tools to analyse the pricemovements of a single month. The Value-Gainers and -Losers simply list those bottles which experienced the highest gain or loss in value. 

Sure, the priceobservations of a single month don’t tell us much about the overall trend. But nevertheless they are interesting and represent the most recent information the market has to offer. You can find the Value-Gainer and Value-Looser tool in our Toolbox in the Monthly Stats category.
Value-Gain made in the Laboratory
The first thing you may notice when looking at the value-gainers of September 2015 ist that three out of the top four bottles are from the Elements of Islay range by Speciality Drinks. The design of these bottles is inspired by “traditional laboratory labels”. Another observation is that seven of the ten top bottles of this month are bottled by independent bottlers. This is remarkable since we already figured out that most of the bottles in our database are original bottlings.
A Humble Month for the Kilchoman Distillery
If we look at the value-loosers, we notice that the “top”-three of September 2015 are all distilled in the kilchoman distillery on islay. In contrast to the gainers, only one of the value-loosing bottles was bottled by an independent bottler.
One fact that has to be considered when looking at these lists is that they are very likely to be dominated by rarely traded bottles. This is simply because the chance of observing a higher change in price increases with the length of the time period in between these observations.