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rutterb
06-21-2012, 08:37
I have a friend that is a scotch man. He purchased a bottle of GTS last year and has yet to open it. I asked him if he'd be willing to get rid of it. He said he'd take $100 for it. Now I have a 2010 GTS which will be opened soon. Is this a decent buy, or should I wait till fall and take my chances of finding a bottle around town.

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jcg9779
06-21-2012, 08:49
I have a friend that is a scotch man. He purchased a bottle of GTS last year and has yet to open it. I asked him if he'd be willing to get rid of it. He said he'd take $100 for it. Now I have a 2010 GTS which will be opened soon. Is this a decent buy, or should I wait till fall and take my chances of finding a bottle around town.

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It depends on how bad you want it, but I think you should try your 2010 GTS before making that decision. You might not be a fan of Stagg, in which case you wasted $100....or you might absolutely love it, in which case $100 might seem like a bargain since it is a hard to find release. In my case, I wouldn't pay $100 for it but that's because there's other stuff that I like more that I can find for less.

Trey Manthey
06-21-2012, 09:02
Considering that it's not really available at this point, it might be worth it. However, you already have an unopened bottle. I don't know about your drinking habits, but it's not an everyday pour for most people, considering the proof and special value. Your bottle might last you well into the next release. In your situation, I would wait until the Fall, when you can pick it up for $70-80 + tax. I would only pay $100 if I knew I couldn't get it anywhere else.

One thing is for sure, you should crack it open and give it a taste. It's a face-melter, for sure.

Rockefeller
06-21-2012, 09:09
I would also be willing to pay $100 for the '10 Stagg. I think the important thing to remember here is that every GTS, while similar in profile, is unique year to year. The '10 is one of the best reviewed GTS with many considering it better than the '11. The '12 as far as I know will be 142.8 pf which is right between the '10 and '11.

Steve99
06-21-2012, 10:53
I would be willing to pay $100 as well. It's $80-90 around here if you are lucky enough to find it. I love Stagg, and given the proof it is a relatively decent price given its premium category. Probably still makes sense to taste what you have first and make sure it is something you like.

rutterb
06-21-2012, 11:46
thanks for the input gentlemen. I think I will take a taste this weekend, but will probably still hold off. I think he'll continue to let it sit. I'll save the $$$ for now.

Restaurant man
06-21-2012, 12:27
Keeping in mind that it is not legal for individuals to sell alcohol without a lisence, but if it were, i'd offer him $90 and a taste (add 10-20% water)

Young Blacksmith
06-21-2012, 15:20
Talk him into popping it open, and then decide.... ;)

Smithford
06-21-2012, 19:10
The '12 as far as I know will be 142.8
When is the BTAC typically released?

I sampled (and ordered) a 142.8 Stagg last night. It was quoted as a 4 to 6 week delivery.

Tico
06-21-2012, 19:47
When is the BTAC typically released?

I sampled (and ordered) a 142.8 Stagg last night. It was quoted as a 4 to 6 week delivery.

That seems really early, most of the stuff here doesn't hit until October at the earliest.

Smithford
06-22-2012, 07:10
Yeah, that's what I thought.

It's possible that what comes through the order might be 2011. The bottles provided for sampling may have come via a different route than the warehoused order stock.

I'll let you know when it arrives.

13730

darylld911
06-22-2012, 08:28
The 2010 GTS is the only one I've had, and is hands down my favorite bourbon. I agree with the recommendations of trying yours first to see if you like it. It normally retails north of $70, but as has been pointed out - each year is different. I bought mine in the summer of 2011 (got lucky that a local shop had one sitting in the back, probably put aside for someone that forgot to pick it up!), and it is just now getting below half full. I reckon that I'll buy a new GTS every other year or so - but the 2010 from what I've read was a particularly great vintage. I would definitely taste yours first to make sure it is your cup of tea (bourbon) first. And if it isn't - let us know and the bidding war will begin :)