The Whiskystats Price Update for September 2020
Again our major market indices did not move at all. The Macallan Edition No.6 appeared on the market and all bottles of a Jura cask were sold on one single auction. Here is the Price Update for September 2020.
We made another 17.600 price observations in the September round of auctions. More than 12 thousand of those belonged to original bottlings, i.e. were bottled by the respective distillery itself. Our index of the most traded original bottlings currently stands at 222 points. From November 2019 to July 2020 this index gained 22%. However, this came after a loss of more than 15% from May to November 2019.
In the September round of auctions, the historically 100 most traded original bottlings retained their value. Same is true for the overall 500 most traded whiskies (represented by the WWI) and our Fabulous Fifty collection. Over the past four months, the WWI hardly moved at all. On the other side, the current level is the all-time peak, so we wonder if we will bounce back in autumn or strive for new heights.
Another year, another Macallan Edition. The Macallan Edition No.6 appeared on auctions now and the two trades averaged to roughly 300 Euros. Quite expensive when considering the bottle is available in various online shops for less than half of it. But then, this is hardly of any surprise, since we observed exactly the same for the Macallan Edition No.5 last year. In September 2019 the No.5 auctioned for 300 Euros too but then dropped to around 130 Euros ever since.
Same story for the Macallan Edition No.4, for which prices in September jumped up to around 180 Euros again. The Macallan Edition No.3 recently sold for 250 Euros, but we cannot identify any clear trend there. Over the past four years, the Macallan Edition No.2 climbed from around 100 Euros to now over 300 Euros. It is the No.1 that really gained strong momentum on the market. The Macallan Edition No.1 sold for more than 1.000 Euros in September 2020.
When looking at the most traded whiskies of the month, the Jura Distillery Cask 1708 stands out. This single cask gave out 470 bottles and all of them have been sold on WhiskyAuctioneer.com. Usually we do not include charity auctions in our database because those prices can be misleading. We made an exception for this release since all existing bottles went on auction at the same time. This 470 prices of course mark a new record when it comes to the number of trades of a single release. They averaged to around 120 Euros.
Some interesting observations were also made for the Edradour 9yo (2011) bottled by the Ultimate. Interesting because in September this whisky was sold at all four auctioneers we currently track. From June to August all price observations came from the UK based auction houses and roughly ranged from 80 to 110 Euros. Same in September were all UK trades came in at just 100 Euros. But it was also sold at WhiskyAuction.com (Germany) and reached 227 Euros there. Looks like we still have some work to do to increase market efficiency.
At last, our regular reminder to also recheck on the latest price movements of your personal whisky collections!