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Powertrip
05-08-2010, 16:43
Today I found a store with 3 bottles of A.H. Hirsch 16 year Blue Wax Top! The price? $61.00 per bottle with a big sale sign down from $89.99!?!?!

I grabbed them and ran to the till so fast that I scared the poor cashier.

He said they've had them on the shelves forever and were trying to get rid of them!

OMG

This ranks among the top rare finds ever for me.

Powertrip

OscarV
05-08-2010, 16:47
As they say up in Calgary,
He shoots, he scores!!
Man that was a hell of a find.

unclebunk
05-08-2010, 17:05
Today I found a store with 3 bottles of A.H. Hirsch 16 year Blue Wax Top! The price? $61.00 per bottle with a big sale sign down from $89.99!?!?!

I grabbed them and ran to the till so fast that I scared the poor cashier.

He said they've had them on the shelves forever and were trying to get rid of them!

OMG

This ranks among the top rare finds ever for me.

Powertrip

That's fantastic. And great prices too!:bigeyes:

VERITAS
05-08-2010, 17:05
WAY jealous! I've only ever tried the gold foil... but I hear the blue wax is a lot better... Well done sir!

Special Reserve
05-08-2010, 17:13
Now that was a Powertrip! I'm jealous.

Congratulations on a truly great find.

Powertrip
05-08-2010, 17:34
Here's a picture of the triplets. Anyone know their approximate collectors value of a one of these??

Fear not my friends, I of course will open a bottle immediately upon completion of this post to enjoy what was ment to be enjoyed!

OscarV
05-08-2010, 17:40
Hard to say, the gold foil here in MI goes for $220.00 so if I were you I'd put them up on eBay and get at least 3 bills per, probably more.
One thing is for sure, they don't taste like a 3 hundred dollar bottle of bourbon.

sailor22
05-08-2010, 17:45
I nominate that as dusty score of the year. Nicely done indeed.

tigerlam92
05-08-2010, 17:53
That's incredible!! Congratulations!!

fishnbowljoe
05-08-2010, 19:02
Very nice find powertrip. Very nice indeed. That's one of those once in a lifetime scores. Cheers to you! Joe

Rughi
05-08-2010, 19:17
Wow!
I've had Blue Wax and it's good wikkey. Pretty, pretty, good.

That's an better deal than the '63 Split Window Corvette I just bought in a divorce sale for $1 - now if it'd been 3 Corvettes... :cool:

There are times when I've made dusty finds that I started to shake a little bit and have a hard time concentrating on casing...err, viewing... the rest of the store, suddenly obsessing that my precioussssssss would slip from my fingers. Precioussssss, you are safe with us now, no one will ever touch you, preciousssss.

Roger

Virus_Of_Life
05-08-2010, 19:34
Wow!
I've had Blue Wax and it's good wikkey. Pretty, pretty, good.

That's an better deal than the '63 Split Window Corvette I just bought in a divorce sale for $1 - now if it'd been 3 Corvettes... :cool:


Roger, if you got a '63 Corvette for a dollar and think three Blue Wax is better, send me am PM and I can have 3 Blue Wax on in your hands mid next week!

Rughi
05-08-2010, 19:37
Roger, if you got a '63 Corvette for a dollar and think three Blue Wax is better, send me am PM and I can have 3 Blue Wax on in your hands mid next week!

Deal!
would you like it's box and the extra decals it came with, too?
Oh, there's a little extra glue spilt where I glued the windshield onto the body. That's not a problem, is it?

WsmataU
05-08-2010, 20:16
Virus,
If you have extras....Hook me up!!!:slappin:

Virus_Of_Life
05-08-2010, 21:30
Deal!
would you like it's box and the extra decals it came with, too?
Oh, there's a little extra glue spilt where I glued the windshield onto the body. That's not a problem, is it?

Ah man, I knew it was too good to be true! :banghead: Silly me.

p_elliott
05-08-2010, 22:43
That's a great find probably the find of the year for SB.com and the find of your life. The last Blue wax I know of that sold on ebay went for around $600 but don't sell them enjoy them.

ErichPryde
05-09-2010, 00:55
Oh my. That.... that's.... holy crap. I'd love to have and drink a bottle of that stuff!

kickert
05-09-2010, 05:17
Ah man, I knew it was too good to be true! :banghead: Silly me.

I am pretty sure SB Forums posts are legally binding

WsmataU
05-09-2010, 07:01
I am pretty sure SB Forums posts are legally binding
LOL!!!!:slappin:

nblair
05-09-2010, 07:46
Congrats on the incredible find. The odds are if I would have found those I would have either passed out or jumped around like an 8 year old on Christmas morning.

silverfish
05-09-2010, 08:23
... jumped around like an 8 year old on Christmas morning.

Heh, nice poker face!

doubleblank
05-09-2010, 10:32
I go to Calgary several times a year and have posted about several bars that still pour early Van Winkle products like Lot B in green glass bottles (from Lawrenceburg). Grren glass Van Winkle and Hirsch Blue Wax are probably from about the same vintage. I purchased several bottles of Van Winkle 10/90 from L'burg too. So obviously at some time in the past his products (and products bottled by him) made it to Canada. I have seen his newer stuff too but way overpriced.

Randy

Gillman
05-09-2010, 13:25
I once bought a bottle of AH Hirsch 20 year old bourbon in Calgary.

Gary

CorvallisCracker
05-11-2010, 16:53
Today I found a store with 3 bottles of A.H. Hirsch 16 year Blue Wax Top!

I'll trade ya one for some Magic Beans.


Yes, I know. But I had to try.

Res/st-or
05-15-2010, 20:42
I found 4 bottles of what appears to be the gold foil tops for 350 here in town... Sooo... Is it not as good as the blue or gold wax?

tigerlam92
05-16-2010, 01:29
I found 4 bottles of what appears to be the gold foil tops for 350 here in town... Sooo... Is it not as good as the blue or gold wax?

Price is subjective but this is my opinion only. If it is $350 for all four then run to get them. If that price is for one then I would suggest getting three bottles of PVW20 or five bottles of PVW15 instead.

I have tried the gold foil AH Hirsch and it didn't impress me to be over $300 and I am one that don't mind paying for good bourbon or a taste of history.

Cheers
Hugh

WsmataU
05-16-2010, 07:27
Price is subjective but this is my opinion only. If it is $350 for all four then run to get them. If that price is for one then I would suggest getting three bottles of PVW20 or five bottles of PVW15 instead.

I have tried the gold foil AH Hirsch and it didn't impress me to be over $300 and I am one that don't mind paying for good bourbon or a taste of history.

Cheers
Hugh

I tend to agree...if they are about $60 I would buy one and try it to see if you like it. Then go back and buy the rest if you decide they are to your liking. I paid about $85 for my first bottle and remember thinking..."I'd have enjoyed a PVW 20 more." There is something to be said for bunkering the others for trading in the future. After all they are getting harder and harder to come by.

Res/st-or
05-16-2010, 07:55
If that price is for one then I would suggest getting three bottles of PVW20 or five bottles of PVW15 instead.


Cheers
Hugh

Good advice.... I picked up 1 PVW20, 1 PVW15, 1 10/90, 1 10/107, 1 BTAC WLW, and a Michter's SB. I'm always happy with the Pappy.

angst
05-28-2010, 15:02
Great find on the 3 bottles! I was at a store today that had a bottle of the 20 yo Finest Reserve red wax. The price was $500.

HighTower
05-30-2010, 04:11
:bigeyes: i really don't know what to say.....:bigeyes:

I would have asked if there was a discount for taking all 3 of them.....:lol:

Scott

Powertrip
06-01-2010, 09:44
:bigeyes: i really don't know what to say.....:bigeyes:

I would have asked if there was a discount for taking all 3 of them.....:lol:

Scott

Crap!....the things you don't think of when your running around a store screaming, sweating, throwing up, shaking at the knees and fumbling to even get the wallet out of the pocket!

My bad. I'll never do it again

Powertrip