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Monday, August 10, 2009
And Now...whiskies that are over-priced
John Hansell's What Does John Know? blog has a good -- if somewhat inevitable -- companion post to last week's "What Are The Good Whisky Values?" post. This one asks which whiskies are over-valued. It's just been posted, but there are already some trends appearing in the comments. Early front-runner: Johnny Walker Blue.
Posted by Lew Bryson at 11:35
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Yep, see, this speaks directly to my comment on the other thread -- who has the money to be trying all these different whiskies/whiskeys? I can't gamble on a $100 bottle of something new. I hate gambling on a $60 bottle.
Interesting that the whiskies owned by Diageo were repeatedly dinged -- Johnny Walker Blue, Lagavulin, Oban. I sense a pricing theme. Lagavulin is my all-time favorite whisky, and I'll happily spend $75 once a year on a bottle... but when I was first introduced to it, it was $35 and Laphroig 10 year was $30. Now, it's $75 and Laphroig is $40. Hmmm.
Also I visited a liquor store which was selling ritttenhouse rye (for like $18) and Pikesville supreme for 13 which seems pretty silly
Try try lots of whiskies, you need to find a good bar that will do taster flights. You can usually find a single malt flight for no more than $20 for good stuff. Then, you go buy the $75 dollar bottle of what you like best.
MPAD, I'd like to visit bars with good whisky selections, but rarely am in a situation to do so that wouldn't involve driving.
Bourbon, boys, bourbon (and rye)! Excellent Elijah Craig at $30.99 a 1.75 liter here in PA, and Wild Turkey Rye 101 is 20 bucks! You can order a CASE of the vaunted Rittenhouse Rye BIB for $150, tax included!
Really, JP? You think the regular bottling of Buffalo Trace is over-priced? The PA State Stores have it for $21 a 750 ml, and it's 90 proof. Where's the over-priced there, unless you personally don't care for it? $21 ain't bad these days.
your right that is not that, bad I was actually thinking of Bulleit broubon but wrote Buffalo trace sort of a senior moment maybe they sit next to each other on the shelf. But I think that 1.75l of Bulleit is like 50 bucks compared to Dant which is like 15 that seems steep to me.
Speaking of whiskey, I assume you saw this: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/business/11bedford.html?_r=1&hpw
As a native (albeit former) Tennessean, I must admit, I'm not a fan of Old No. 7, although I am partial to other KY/TN Bourbon Belt products..
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