What are "Bottle Groups"?

A bottle group is used to match prices from the secondary market transactions to a group of bottles where we can't precisely match it to a single bottle.

Auctions and marketplaces use their descriptions (title, bottle description) for bottles. However, we have noticed that information is sometimes missing to identify a bottle correctly. Therefore, if we can not match the bottles in our database, we will connect the information to the bottle group.

The bottle group consists of all the bottles with the exact specifications (brand, vintage, age, ABV). Still, it might differ in bottle code, closure, and sometimes label. If the label is distinctive enough, it will be part of a bottle group where the label's design matches.

On the Whiskystats website, you can identify bottle groups by the bottle group symbol. You can see which whiskies are part of the group in the “Factual Data” tab on the whisky page of the group.

In other words: if we can't make an exact match, we will match it with a group of almost identical bottles.

When you add a whisky to one of your collections, you can also make use of bottle groups. See this article for more information.

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