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    NCL Norwegian Cruise Ship Jewel Selection

    Trina & I recently went on NCL Jewel cruise. I have cruised several other lines and have not been impressed with the on board whiskey selection. However, this ship had a Whisky Bar with some very interesting selections:

    Bookers - $8.50
    Blantons - $5.75
    ER 10 101 - $8.50
    Jim Beam Masterpiece 20 YO Port - $17.50
    Hirsch 16 Gold Wax - $9.75
    Knob Creek - $6.25
    WT 101 8 YO - $5.75
    Makers - $5.75
    Buffalo Trace - $8.50
    Elijah Craig - $8.50
    Elmer T Lee - $8.50
    George Stagg - $19.75
    ORVW 20 - $8.50

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    Gentleman Jack $9.25
    George Dickel - $8.50
    Old Potrero Single malt - $13.50
    Pappy 15 - $8.50

    Their pricing is all over the board and seems to have little to do with cost of product. This was at the one special bar. The other bars on the ship had the WT, Blantons, and Makers. A single bartender worked this bar pretty much every hour it was open. He was a very strict measured pour guy. and the pours were small 1 oz, maybe 1.25 oz. The pours at the other bars were more generous.

    This bar also had an extensive Scotch selection. They had a "Kinclaith 1969 Rarest of the Rare" for $95 a pour. I was sitting at the bar when a waiter brings in a order for this. The bartender freaked out and insisted waiter double check that customer knew it was $95 and not $9.50.

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    Re: NCL Norwegian Cruise Ship Jewel Selection

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    However, this ship had a Whisky Bar with some very interesting selections:

    Bookers - $8.50
    Blantons - $5.75
    ER 10 101 - $8.50
    Jim Beam Masterpiece 20 YO Port - $17.50
    Hirsch 16 Gold Wax - $9.75
    Knob Creek - $6.25
    WT 101 8 YO - $5.75
    Makers - $5.75
    Buffalo Trace - $8.50
    Elijah Craig - $8.50
    Elmer T Lee - $8.50
    George Stagg - $19.75
    ORVW 20 - $8.50

    Their pricing is all over the board and seems to have little to do with cost of product.
    Crazy price distubution. It makes ordering some very easy and others very hard. Who would order BT for 8.50 when you can get VW20 for the same price?
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: NCL Norwegian Cruise Ship Jewel Selection

    Forget Pappy 20..... I'd drink that Hirsch 16 GW until it was GONE !!!!
    Cheers,

    Scott

    Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol.

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    Re: NCL Norwegian Cruise Ship Jewel Selection

    Excellent selection, must have made the trip that much better.
    Wow! They had a Hirsch 16yo gold wax! Did you invest in a drop of this?
    I would not have hesitated.

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    Re: NCL Norwegian Cruise Ship Jewel Selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Stones View Post
    Excellent selection, must have made the trip that much better.
    Wow! They had a Hirsch 16yo gold wax! Did you invest in a drop of this?
    I would not have hesitated.
    I'd have at least gotten a bottle or two!
    Bourbon is sunshine held together by water....

 

 

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