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StraightNoChaser
02-24-2011, 11:06
Rittenhouse Rye 25 Year Old 3cl Sample (9.95, 3cl 50%)
9.95
Evan Williams 23 Year Old 3cl Sample (6.95, 3cl 53.50%)
6.95
George T Stagg 3cl Sample (6.45, 3cl 70.70%)
6.45
Parker's Golden Anniversary Heritage Collection 3cl Sample (8.65, 3cl 50%)
8.65

about $52 with free shipping from the UK, should I do it? :70358-devil:

StraightNoChaser
02-24-2011, 11:07
Damn, it's more like $68 because shipping isn't actually free :smiley_acbt:

callmeox
02-24-2011, 11:29
Nearly 70 dollars for 120 milliliters of whiskey? That is over 400 bucks for a 750ml equivalent.

Nice selection, rotten price IMO.

nblair
02-24-2011, 12:01
Call me crazy, but for $52, I'd definitely do it. I think it's debatable for $68.

I'm not going to spend $300 on a bottle of Evan Williams 23 Year, or $200+ for a bottle of Rittenhouse 25 Year, etc. Would I like to try them at least once? Definitely.

The way I look at it is, it's just like you saw these sitting in a bar and threw down the cash to try them all. $68 divided by 4 is $17. If I was going to order a pour of these in a bar, $17 sounds about right. It depends on how bad you want to try them.

IowaJeff
02-24-2011, 12:09
I pulled the trigger on a similar order a year or so ago, but they emailed me shortly thereafter that the shipping price was misstated in my order and would actually be quite a bit higher. They were nice about it, but ultimately the shipping made me cancel the order.

callmeox
02-24-2011, 12:12
Call me crazy, but for $52, I'd definitely do it. I think it's debatable for $68.

I'm not going to spend $300 on a bottle of Evan Williams 23 Year, or $200+ for a bottle of Rittenhouse 25 Year, etc. Would I like to try them at least once? Definitely.

The way I look at it is, it's just like you saw these sitting in a bar and threw down the cash to try them all. $68 divided by 4 is $17. If I was going to order a pour of these in a bar, $17 sounds about right. It depends on how bad you want to try them.

17 bucks for a one ounce pour?

nblair
02-24-2011, 12:41
17 bucks for a one ounce pour?

Ok, so maybe it's a little high :grin:. Although, you can pay $20 for a pour of Handy at places in Louisville and I don't think you get any more than 1.5 ounces. I think it can still go either way depending on the person's desire to try these without buying a whole bottle.

silverfish
02-24-2011, 13:39
... should I do it? :70358-devil:

I have ordered Drinks by the Dram (http://www.masterofmalt.com/drinks-by-the-dram/) mainly for what nblair says:


Would I like to try them at least once? Definitely.

I have ordered Scotch selections for my wife (but sneak in a
Bourbon every now & again) and find it to be a very nice way
to "try before you buy". I appreciate MoM offering such a
program and, shipping costs aside, find it to be a great opportunity
to try new/export items (tho' I'd probably pass on the GTStagg
RR and Parker's and try'n work out a sample trade here since
they aren't export only.)

StraightNoChaser
02-24-2011, 18:01
I ordered a dram of Highland Park 30 year old once... It was $19 with the shipping. Bars around here charge $60-100 for a shot of that lol

Robmo
02-24-2011, 20:35
I'd definitely do it. You're getting some great selections. I personally like sampling whiskey at home more than in a bar.

With those "top shelf" expensive bottlings, there's a big risk that you shell out a lot of cash for 750 ml and then end up not liking it.

squire
02-24-2011, 20:43
I'd do it, same offer might not be around next year.