There are some people who develop and unusual hobby of collecting old whisky bottles. This is a hobby that can prove to be very profitable in the future provided if the right choices have been made. Collecting old bottles of whisky can be a slightly difficult obsession, especially if you want returns on your investment as it can be hard to predict which bottle of whisky will fetch a good price. Collecting old bottles of whisky is more a matter of interest and pride and these lovers almost value their possessions like gold.
Some people want to collect whisky bottles as it would be perceived as an eclectic addition to their bar or home. There isn’t a huge initial investment that you need to put in when you want to start your own vintage whisky bottle collection. All you need to prepare for is some good old scrounging around so that you can get vintage bottles at a good price. This might sound difficult to do but is actually not as hard as it sounds.
The first place to begin your collection of vintage whisky is to start browsing some antique stores. Some people steer clear of antique stores because they feel that everything there will be extremely expensive and overpriced. However, in truth you can get some splendid deals at antique stores. You might be surprised to find a true collectors pride sitting on some shelf or cabinet of a non descript antique store.
Another place to try out are good thrift stores. A thrift store is a place where you can get a wide variety of vintage bottles at relatively inexpensive prices. Another good place to start looking for vintage whisky bottles is at flea markets. Flea markets are places where you will be surprised to find almost anything. You can be sure of being able to find a vintage whisky bottle up for sale or a quirky bottle at the flea market only by keeping your eyes open.
You can also easily get your hands on some good vintage whisky bottles sitting at home. There are a number of auction sites that will give you the option of purchasing whisky bottles online. The good news about these sites is that they will give you all the information that you need regarding the bottle. If there is any historical significance that is associated with the bottle, you can be sure of getting that piece of information readily.
When you are looking at collecting old whisky bottles you should first start looking out for bottles that are well known and have been widely produced. Bottles of J&B, Jack Daniels, Jonnie Walker are fairly easy to get. If you are a more serious collector then you can look at bottles that come from the pre prohibition period. The bottles that have been produced pre 1920’s are highly prized and can sit very proudly on your collection space. Before you begin your collection prepare yourself as you will need a fair amount of patience to be able to build an enviable collection.