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humchan2k
01-06-2010, 19:01
So, for $350+ MSRP, did anyone take the plunge and buy the set Julian bottled?

http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs/vw/website3.nsf/pagesbyname/home?opendocument

If so, did you think it was worth the high price? Why/Why not? How different is it than the usual PVW 23?

SMOWK
01-06-2010, 19:31
I've got a few on the way.

Lost Pollito
01-06-2010, 20:07
Simple answer...yes. Many people have bought it. Reviews have been good so far. I haven't heard any bad ones to date...reviews that is. Also, I can say the packaging is pretty incredible ,IMO. The price is on the high side, but compared to scotch it's pretty cheap. BTW, Preston VW commented on the selection right here at SB.com in the other OR 23 thread. For what it is, the price seems reasonable to me. Not that I can afford it, but it doesn't feel like a gouge.

docbible
01-07-2010, 05:44
I have an open bottle and it is well worth the price tag. I did not want to miss the opportunity to sample a unique piece of history hand selected by Jullian and Preston with a beautiful decanter to remember the expirence. The Van Winkles hade never disappointed my taste buds and I appreciate their standards. I would get another if able. tim

BootFNBD
01-07-2010, 06:49
Perhaps, you Emperor's should look in the mirror!

BourbonJoe
01-07-2010, 06:52
Anybody know where any of this stuff is (who hopefully ships to PA).
Joe :usflag:

silverfish
01-07-2010, 07:47
Anybody know where any of this stuff is (who hopefully ships to PA).

I see a few results using www.wine-searcher.com (http://www.wine-searcher.com)

Not sure how much you wanna pay but here's a couple

$330. cellar.com (http://www.cellar.com/inventory.aspx?ID=1532225) ships to most states.
$370. beltramos (http://www.beltramos.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=301259) check for state

jburlowski
01-07-2010, 10:42
I passed... both because of the price and on principle.

But then again, since I'm a bourbon whore, I may change my mind.

sku
01-07-2010, 11:02
I see a few results using www.wine-searcher.com (http://www.wine-searcher.com)

Not sure how much you wanna pay but here's a couple

$330. cellar.com (http://www.cellar.com/inventory.aspx?ID=1532225) ships to most states.
$370. beltramos (http://www.beltramos.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=301259) check for state

Those look like Pappy 23, not Old Rip, though neither have pictures, one is described as Pappy and the other as Van Winkle Family Reserve.

gblick
01-07-2010, 11:59
One of the things that got me interested in switching from tequila to bourbon was the price difference. The taste experience sealed the deal.

I won't be buying one of these, but I do admire anyone who can afford to spend this much for one bottle.

IronHead
01-07-2010, 13:40
I was going to pick one up with some Xmas money, but I decided to get a Blu Ray player instead.

hectic1
01-07-2010, 14:21
I was talking about this bottling and with Binny's 15% off day on Saturday my wife chimed in that if I wanted it for my Birthday she would get it for me...now to decide if I want to spend that kind of money on a single bottle.

Old Lamplighter
01-07-2010, 15:04
Only seen one in person but with the pre-Christmas and post-New Year light wallet looming, was afraid to even ask the price. The flesh is willing but the purse is weak.....especially this time of year. If you happen to see one firsthand, it is very, very tempting.

BBQ+Bourbon
01-07-2010, 16:16
Hopefully I will never see one on the shelf at a reasonable price. I don't want to have that battle with myself.

Lost Pollito
01-07-2010, 17:48
Hopefully I will never see one on the shelf at a reasonable price. I don't want to have that battle with myself.
In all honesty... I've never craved a $100 + bottle ever. Maybe PHC 27... but that was a one time sorta thing. This darn package has turned me into a sucker. I'm sure I'd love the juice, but it's the decanter I want. :lol: Seriously. I look at it everyday , and think... rent can wait. :lol: Oh, I want to get one.

whskylvr
01-07-2010, 18:16
Hey Joe if I buy one next week from you.

You can keep the decanter, and glasses:cool: and pour the contents into a Pappy 23 yr old bottle and send it to me. Do you have any Pappy 23yr old bottles with a bag lying around?

Oh yeah you have to sell me one of those 27yr Willets hanging out:bigeyes:

camduncan
01-07-2010, 22:50
By the time I got it to Australia, it'd probably cost me close to my yearly bourbon budget. Having said that, if I had the spare cash, I'd definately buy one for sure. :bigeyes:

BigRich
01-11-2010, 13:48
I passed... both because of the price and on principle.

But then again, since I'm a bourbon whore, I may change my mind.

Same here. I can't say dropping $350 for a bottle bourbon is something I'm likely to do. (anything over $100 is a tough sell) but I too am an easy whore when it comes to whiskey.

fishnbowljoe
01-11-2010, 14:22
I contemplated buying one my last trip to Binny's the weekend before Christmas. I passed on a trip to Binny's this past Saturday, mainly because the weather was supposed to be crappy. I also passed because the temptation would probably have been too much for me to resist with the 15% off. :rolleyes: Joe

Old Lamplighter
01-11-2010, 17:07
Finally got up the nerve today to check with the store where I previously mentioned seeing one of these.....$400 + tax. Unless I get a nice tax refund this year and can hide that much of it from the wife (2 highly unlikely feats), I think it is safe to say I won't bringing one home with me. Well, guess that takes care of that temptation.....for now.

IronHead
01-11-2010, 17:09
Crap, I had forgotten about our tax return...there might be one of these in my future after all.

AVB
01-11-2010, 20:17
I did get one and it is very good however, I would have rather had a regular bottle at $250 then the presentation we got for $350.

edo
01-13-2010, 03:25
The last two bottles of 12 y. o. Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml, 43%) I bought each came with a free authentic Glencairn glass. The bottle is clear glass, it's handsome, ergonomic, long and flatish with an embossed elf-rune like 'h' (and cool embossed in glass writing stating 'ESTd 1798') and it has a rather large mouth with a cork stopper. The whisky is very nice. I paid about $35 a bottle.

I mean I LOVE the two excellent Van Winkle products I've tried, but I'm just sayin' ...

HighTower
01-14-2010, 04:27
I think I'm going to get one. Wait for the dollar to go a little higher and then wait for Binny's to have another 15% off, thought I think you have to have a Binny's card for that shit...maybe I need a Binnys card.....:grin:

Scott

hectic1
01-14-2010, 07:26
I think I'm going to get one. Wait for the dollar to go a little higher and then wait for Binny's to have another 15% off, thought I think you have to have a Binny's card for that shit...maybe I need a Binnys card.....:grin:

Scott
They won't honor the 15% off on the ORVW 23 set as it's an allocated bottling...the 15% off is also only good on in store purchases only. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that is what I was told when I tried to buy one. :(

BourbonJoe
01-14-2010, 17:47
I came really close to getting one (I really did) but I just could not justify that price.
Joe :usflag:

Res/st-or
01-14-2010, 18:03
I want it... I usually stop at the 2 bill range.... Hope I don't see it on the shelf.... I might get ugly.

onmytrack
01-14-2010, 18:19
ORVW 23 is out in LA now at $369 to $399 + 9.75% sales tax. Are you kidding me? For one 750ml bottle! I say; "sucker" to anyone who falls for this marketing hype. I see it all the time in LA.

I can pick up a PVW 23 for $179.99 (+8.75% sales tax) in OC any day (still over priced). You tell me what's the difference because I'll never have any ORVW 23.

Let me do the math, 2 PVW 23 or 1 ORVW 23. Or I could just pick up two cases (6 bottles) of 2009 GTS for the same price as 1 ORVW 23. Oh wait, I already have picked up two cases of 2009 GTS @ $180 per case.

I guess I just pass on this over priced "once in a lifetime, until the next time" bottle and enjoy my GTS.

Jim