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Expensive booze

Post by HookLine » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:09 pm

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Re: Expensive booze

Post by Godstilla » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:32 pm

I'm surprised that the wine that was once owned by Thomas Jefferson is not worth more.

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Post by Ayay » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:30 am

Very interesting! Making the bottle out of gold or glueing on diamonds is cheating, it's just a fancy container that money can buy anytime.

The genuine old stuff in ordinary bottles is something else, a time capsule plus the longest ageing around. I would pay to get pissed on a bottle if I could afford it, but they should go to someone who can describe the taste properly so we can all benefit from the experience.
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Post by Dnderhead » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:11 am

I seen somewhere that a kid found a bottle of beer on a sunken ship and the yeast manufacturers were bidding on it for the yest.
that was up in the thousands.

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Re: Expensive booze

Post by goose eye » Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:10 am

would bet t jefferson wine is vineagar.

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Post by HookLine » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:20 pm

Kinda what I was thinking there, Goose. If you paid that much money for a bottle, you probably wouldn't be game to open it to find out it was just swill. Very, very expensive swill.
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Post by Hawke » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:46 pm

Heck, I was pissed when I spent the $30 for Knob Creek and found out how skanky it was. Have tasted a few high end wines that I wouldn't drink if they gave it to me.
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Post by duds2u » Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:37 pm

I have a bottle of 1893 Para liqueur Port in a presentation case. Maybe someday I'll get round to selling it along with the full series of the dated vintages.
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Post by HookLine » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:05 pm

duds2u wrote:I have a bottle of 1893 Para liqueur Port in a presentation case. Maybe someday I'll get round to selling it along with the full series of the dated vintages.
Where did you say you lived? :twisted: :mrgreen:

Once, many years ago, I got to try a glass of good quality 40 year old port.

Mmmmmmmmm. Yumyumyumyum.

A (rich) man could easily become an alcoholic on that kinda stuff.
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Re: Expensive booze

Post by big worm » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:40 pm

forgive me but, exactly what is port?
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Re: Expensive booze

Post by punkin » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:32 pm

It's fortified wine.

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Post by absinthe » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:06 am

my folks have a barrel of 35 year old port and a barrel of 20+ year old double still port.. the best port i have tasted.. and you haven't tasted sherry until you have tasted 30+ year old (its as dark as port, thick and rich)

also for those who want to have a gander at some whiskey that has been barreled since the 40's go to the cigar shop in crown casino Melbourne (a bottle goes for the tens of thousands)
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Re: Expensive booze

Post by goose eye » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:16 am

some of them hi falutenin eatin places have got insurance on there hi end wines. noed a boy that use to
run with them got titles an they was eatin an man order a hi doller bottle of wine an it was off. the
the eatin place got to of there tasters to sip an then they put it to the side for insurance man.

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Post by Uncle Remus » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:28 pm

About a year ago I heard on the radio, about a scotch tasting and offering that was happening in Calgary Alberta. I don't remember the name of the distillery, but what they had was 2 casks of 70 year old single malt. It was being offered for $25,000 per bottle.
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Post by blanikdog » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:05 pm

How much for a case? :roll:

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Post by pHneutral » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:31 am

True story.. my wife, when she was born, her parents bought a then expensive bottle of red wine.

At our wedding party, they brought it out for us to open and drink.

The year.. was the year of my birth. And I checked later.. that bottle was worth something in excess of $1k

It was really good :)

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Post by bourbonbob » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:12 am

I know a guy that had a bottle of red he paid $300 for 45 year ago, he opened it recently on a special occassion, it tasted like bad vinegar.
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Post by Markme » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:40 pm

you guys will be horrified with this, but back in the day when i was about 14 or 15, my mate and i would sneak bottles from his parents port collection..
anyway, one day we found a bottle that was dated in the late 1800s, went to open it, the cork broke in half, we had a swig each... and tipped the whole bottle out.
Only now, after being able to appreciate the taste of a drink and not the drunken stupor it produces do i feel very ashamed of myself..
i think we must have drank two dozen bottles of port that were atleast 60 years old.

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Post by blanikdog » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:03 pm

I was talking to a mate over the weekend and he told me that Bundaberg black rum is now bringing around $1500 a bottle. We used to drink it after working on his aircraft and it's all gone. BUGGER!!!

A bottle of that would have paid for my dogs vet bill after being bitten by a snake last week. BUGGER again. :) :) :)

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Post by The Baker » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:11 am

Then there was the time a few years ago, we were staying in a seaside house with friends.
We opened a bottle of 1972 Penfolds Grange Hermitage and drank it with the pizza; beautiful.

(For those who don't know, it is pretty much Australia's top wine.)
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Re: Expensive booze

Post by Hawke » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:22 am

I haven't found a single bottle of wine that I would pay more than $5.00 for. Just not my taste. Would love to try some of the high dollar whiskey or Scotch, but somebody else would have to pay for it. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Expensive booze

Post by Coyote » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:45 am

A good pard of mine and I both love a great Scotch. A few years back we were in Las Vegas for the NFR. While waiting for some friends to meet us we sat down at a Scotch Bar
in one of the casino's ( don't remember which one) After about 3 hours of " lets try that one and that one" the bar maid said her shift was ending and would we mind
paying our bill. "Sure be happy too" ( really happy at this point )

$ 2,400.00 Thanks God she discounted it to 1,800.00 and we left her a $300 tip

His wife learned about this ( he told her ) and she nearly divorced him
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Post by reenari » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:58 pm

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