The Whiskystats Price Update for February 2018

16. March 2018 | 1.9K 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.

In February our two major indices, the WWI and Fab50, continued to climb. We also observed price increases for the most traded Port Ellen and Rosebank bottlings. Here it is, the Whiskystats Price Update for February 2018! 

In February we added 5.453 price observations to our whisky database which affected 3.075 bottles. On average 309 Euros per bottle were paid which is the lowest value since June 2017. This doesn’t mean that the prices fell in general as a look at our Whiskystats Whisky Index (WWI) shows. Describing the historic value development of the currently 300 most traded single malt whiskies we saw the WWI standing at a constant level of around 345 index points from May to December 2017. Now, in 2018, it started to move again.
The Whiskystats Whisky Index by February 2018
In January 2018 the value of the 300 included bottles climbed by more than 5%. The latest price observations of February 2018 saw the value of this virtual collection rise by another 3%. Similar is true for our Fab50 index. For these handselected collection of 50 single malt legends we use a six-month moving-average index. This index now broke through the 300 points threshold for the first time ever. Leaving aside the monthly averaging, the current total worth of these 50 bottles is 93.500 Euros!

Market Movements

Surprise, surprise! The Macallan index climbed yet again by 2,5% giving the Grand Macallan price rally no break at all! But not everything is Macallan. In February 2018 the 100 most traded Port Ellen bottlings gained 2,6% in value too! The also silent Rosebank distillery reached a new all-time index peak with almost 250 index point. Rosebank thereby overtook Bowmore in our distillery ranking to now take the 12th place.
Rosebank Index by February 2018
Also on the way up is Glenury Royal. For Glenury Royal we can only use 31 bottlings to form the distillery index. For this 31 bottlings we find 584 price observations. Since January 2017 our Glenury Royal index went up by more than 12%. In February 2018 alone we observed an 2% increase in value.

Most Traded

The most traded whisky of February 2018 was the Yamazaki 18yo Single Malt with 34 observed trades. These prices averaged to 381 Euros. In total we now count 487 trades for this 18 years-old Yamazaki bottling. The earliest observations come from January 2009 were one of this bottles was sold for 79 Euros.
The Yamazaki 18yo by February 2018
Also very frequently traded is the Highland Park Ingvar. In February 2018 alone we observed 22 trades. It was exactly two years ago, in February 2016, when we observed this whisky on auctions for the first time. There it was sold for 256 Euros. Nowadays it seems like prices settled in at around 120 Euros.
Also check the latest change in value of your personal collections!

Found in Shops:
Highland Park Valknut Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl / 46.8% / Distillery Bottling - The second release in Highland Park's Viking Legend series. Found upon the bodies of slain warriors and thought to invoke the presence of Odin himself, Valknut will transport you to a roaring longhouse feast with its woody, smoky and spicy character.
Fair Prized
57 GBP Shop Price at The Whisky Exchange
60 GBP Estimated Market Value
Highland Park 15 Year Old Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl / 40% / Distillery Bottling - The 2016 re-release of the much-missed Highland Park 15 Year Old. Aged in sherry casks, this is rich and initially sweet before a dry smokiness comes to the fore.
Fair Prized
85 GBP Shop Price at The Whisky Exchange
90 GBP Estimated Market Value
Macallan 12 Year Old / Sherry Oak Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl / 40% / Distillery Bottling - Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with woodsmoke and spice. Described by F Paul Pacult, the renowned international whisky writer, in his book Kindred Spirits as 'simply the best 12 Year Old single malt around'.
Slightly Underprized
70 GBP Shop Price at The Whisky Exchange
80 GBP Estimated Market Value