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Bottle of The Macallan 1926 sells for record £1.5m
BBC ^ | 10-24-19 | BBC

Posted on 10/26/2019 4:55:02 AM PDT by dynachrome

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1 posted on 10/26/2019 4:55:02 AM PDT by dynachrome
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I’d be impressed, if I liked Scotch.


2 posted on 10/26/2019 4:58:50 AM PDT by Viking2002 (WARNING: Eating too much oatmeal can make you look like Wilford Brimley.)
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To: dynachrome

Jeez, and I thought it was hard trying to get a bottle of Pappy’s!


3 posted on 10/26/2019 4:59:18 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: dynachrome

Mix that with some 7up and I’ll bet it’s pretty good.


4 posted on 10/26/2019 4:59:46 AM PDT by Libloather (CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE!)
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To: dynachrome

and if you actually drink it, you are destroy an artifact of cultural history.


5 posted on 10/26/2019 5:02:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Recall that unqualified Hillary Clinton sat on the board of Wal-Mart when Bill Clinton was governor)
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To: dynachrome

I wonder if it’s any good. Wine that is decades old sometimes turns to vinegar.


6 posted on 10/26/2019 5:03:56 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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This is Scotch, not wine. It definitely did not turn to vinegar.


7 posted on 10/26/2019 5:15:07 AM PDT by dinodino
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Good Scotch sometimes turns to urine around here.


8 posted on 10/26/2019 5:17:49 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot (I won`t be wronged. I won`t be insulted. I won`t be laid a hand on. - John Bernard Books)
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9 posted on 10/26/2019 5:31:32 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: a fool in paradise

You don’t drink it,..you sip it, gargle, and spit it back in the bottle, and that’s about $50k/gargle.


10 posted on 10/26/2019 5:40:20 AM PDT by Cvengr ( Adversity in life & death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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“Jeez, and I thought it was hard trying to get a bottle of Pappy’s!”

Had a fellow buy me a shot of 50 year old Pappy’s once, before I knew what is was...

It was wonderful.

Had a bad hangover the next morning...


11 posted on 10/26/2019 5:49:24 AM PDT by BBB333 (The Power Of Trump Compels You!)
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The reason wine gets expensive is it changes chemically in the bottle as it ages. Most expensive wines are designed to age and become more interesting. It’s quite an art to know what wine will age well, and impossible to know what it will become.

Distilled liquors don’t age in the bottle; They don’t change at all.

I think it’s crazy to pay big bucks for an old bottle of whisky.


12 posted on 10/26/2019 5:59:28 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: dynachrome

Do you put something like that out to show off, or do you need to hide it in a climate controlled bunker?


13 posted on 10/26/2019 6:04:51 AM PDT by fproy2222 (In America today, womb lynching, the killing of innocent babies in the womb, is legal.)
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To: BBB333

50 YO?! Wow, that stuff is $250 a bottle here in North Central Florida (my daughter works at ABC Liquor). The 15 YO Family Reserve is “only” $125 a bottle (when you can get it...)


14 posted on 10/26/2019 6:08:03 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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and if you actually drink it, you are destroy an artifact of cultural history.

I don't care. Great scotch is to be sipped. '59 Bordeaux is to be poured and enjoyed. Classic cars and motorcycles are to be driven and ridden. Beautiful wooden boats need to rip the lake.

People that want an artifact of cultural history to sit unused should go buy a painting.

15 posted on 10/26/2019 6:20:02 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (They are openly stating that they intend to murder us. Prep if you want to live.>>>)
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“Wow, that stuff is $250 a bottle here in North Central Florida...”

I live in Montana and all liquor is regulated by the state so, naturally we pay more.

The Wife’s relatives live in Minnesota so we stockpile when we visit (by car, naturally).

I personally like The Dimple Pinch scotch, it’s $55 here but less than $30 in Minnesota...


16 posted on 10/26/2019 6:21:18 AM PDT by BBB333 (The Power Of Trump Compels You!)
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“Distilled liquors don’t age in the bottle; They don’t change at all.”

The points here are:

1) It was aged for 60 years in a barrel
2) Only 40 bottles were produced
3) This is one of the 40
4) The last time one of these 40 were sold, it fetched 1.2 million pounds.

It’s a rarity thing and a damn good investment.


17 posted on 10/26/2019 6:25:47 AM PDT by BBB333 (The Power Of Trump Compels You!)
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To: dinodino

Has it been in a cask, all along? Doesn’t it cease to “age,” once bottled?


18 posted on 10/26/2019 6:37:42 AM PDT by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: dynachrome

A fool and his money. The buyer would have done better throwing those thousands out the window.


19 posted on 10/26/2019 6:40:39 AM PDT by bgill
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I still hold a grudge against Pinch, dating back to the mid-80s. Epic hangover, entirely my fault, but still....


20 posted on 10/26/2019 6:41:05 AM PDT by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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