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    Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    So, for $350+ MSRP, did anyone take the plunge and buy the set Julian bottled?

    http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs...e?opendocument

    If so, did you think it was worth the high price? Why/Why not? How different is it than the usual PVW 23?

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    Re: Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    I've got a few on the way.

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    Re: Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    Simple answer...yes. Many people have bought it. Reviews have been good so far. I haven't heard any bad ones to date...reviews that is. Also, I can say the packaging is pretty incredible ,IMO. The price is on the high side, but compared to scotch it's pretty cheap. BTW, Preston VW commented on the selection right here at SB.com in the other OR 23 thread. For what it is, the price seems reasonable to me. Not that I can afford it, but it doesn't feel like a gouge.
    Last edited by Lost Pollito; 01-06-2010 at 20:11.

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    Re: Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    I have an open bottle and it is well worth the price tag. I did not want to miss the opportunity to sample a unique piece of history hand selected by Jullian and Preston with a beautiful decanter to remember the expirence. The Van Winkles hade never disappointed my taste buds and I appreciate their standards. I would get another if able. tim

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    Re: Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    Perhaps, you Emperor's should look in the mirror!

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    Re: Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    Anybody know where any of this stuff is (who hopefully ships to PA).
    Joe
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    Re: Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    Anybody know where any of this stuff is (who hopefully ships to PA).
    I see a few results using www.wine-searcher.com

    Not sure how much you wanna pay but here's a couple

    $330. cellar.com ships to most states.
    $370. beltramos check for state

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    Re: Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    I passed... both because of the price and on principle.

    But then again, since I'm a bourbon whore, I may change my mind.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    I passed... both because of the price and on principle.

    But then again, since I'm a bourbon whore, I may change my mind.
    Same here. I can't say dropping $350 for a bottle bourbon is something I'm likely to do. (anything over $100 is a tough sell) but I too am an easy whore when it comes to whiskey.
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    Re: Did anyone actually buy the 23 yr Old Rip set?

    I contemplated buying one my last trip to Binny's the weekend before Christmas. I passed on a trip to Binny's this past Saturday, mainly because the weather was supposed to be crappy. I also passed because the temptation would probably have been too much for me to resist with the 15% off. Joe
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