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  1. #1
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    Found some ORVW 15 today

    80$ a bottle. Worth it?

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    Re: Found some ORVW 15 today

    Sarge, that's a hard one. It is very rare, these days.....It is an exceptional bourbon....It's replacement is Mid $50's to mid $60's, now.....But, $80 seems like a lot......


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    Re: Found some ORVW 15 today

    I assume you mean Pappy Van Winkle 15. That price seems really steep. I know that prices vary from one state to another but it's only $45 here, so $80 seems insanely high. But the juice is about as good as it gets--I'd keep looking or perhaps get Binny's to ship you some.

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    Re: Found some ORVW 15 today

    No, it is the ORVW. I have never seen the PVWFR 15, anywhere. Which would include CO, WA, CA, MT, and MI.

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    Re: Found some ORVW 15 today

    If I walked into a store and saw ORVW15-107 sitting there for $80, it would be going home with me.

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    Re: Found some ORVW 15 today

    Quote Originally Posted by sgtgto View Post
    No, it is the ORVW. I have never seen the PVWFR 15, anywhere. Which would include CO, WA, CA, MT, and MI.
    My apologies. Having only been at this bourbon-hound thing for less than two years, I was unaware that there had even been an ORVW15, as it was discontinued some time ago and the only thing I've ever seen on the shelf is the PVW15. I should mention that the PVW15 is now becoming scarce around here--glad I've got four or five bottles bunkered!

    Back to your original question, I'd jump on the ORVW15 for $80, as you may never get another chance to taste one. Good luck though explaining the "necessity" of the purchase to your wife.

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    Re: Found some ORVW 15 today

    Luckily I am single

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    Re: Found some ORVW 15 today

    I don't know if it's worth $80, but the retailer obviously know what he has, because the shelf price when he got it was probably $30.

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    Re: Found some ORVW 15 today

    Since your single you should just go back there and get that bottle.

    Today, if I saw that on a shelf for $80, I'd gulp a little bit but I sure would be happy drive home with my new find.

    Full disclosure: I left one on a shelf several years ago long before I was hard core and I regretted it. Luckily, I found another one some time later. I wish I could find some more.

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    Re: Found some ORVW 15 today

    Whew....$80 for an ORVW. Well, the upside is that it's SW bourbon for certain if that's important to you. As chuck alluded to, the seller obviously knows he's got something special and has priced it accordingly. Of course, I've seen ORVW go for more on an auction website.

    The bourbon in that bottle is very good so if you want something that's rare....go for it. If $80 is a tough sell.....walk away.
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