Dating and appraising old bottles
Sailors and whalers who drank their whiskey in Hawaii prior to 1898 drank from bottles manufactured for Hawaiian companies that were embossed H.
You’ve amassed a collection of whiskies, properly inventoried every bottle—and if you haven’t, read this guide—and now you want to make sure that your investment is secure. Whether it’s for insurance purposes, or because you are selling at auction, an accurate valuation of your whiskies will be essential. Your collection may be worth much more than you think.
As such, it can be unpredictable and therefore difficult to establish the market value of an item after a loss has occurred, especially if there isn’t a valuation to back it up.
“It may take years to build up a similar collection again, searching auction sales and dealers on a global basis.” For this reason, it is important to appreciate how the insurance industry regards what your whisky bottles are worth.
By Mike Polak The history, culture and beauty of the Hawaiian Islands are intertwined with the history of the many varieties of bottles from all of them. Its history and culture began centuries earlier, when a 1,600-mile long fissure on the floor of the Pacific Ocean produced the Hawaiian Ridge.
That said, Hawaii, sometimes referred to as “The Aloha State,” didn’t become a U. Along the top of this ridge were individual protrusions of domes that over time formed the Hawaiian Islands: Hawaii (The Big Island), Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai.
“Insurance is there to put you back in the same financial position that you were in immediately prior to an insured event happening, such as a loss,” explains Alexandra Richards, a private client development executive at Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers in Scotland.
The company specializes in brokering private client insurance in the UK and has access to household policies that accommodate high-value wine and whisky collections.Just like with fine art and antiques, insurers in the collector market offer two bases of settlements when it comes to claims: agreed value and market value.