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    $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Hi,

    From time to time, I scan through the bay to see what crazy prices are for some of the things I have open in my bar, VVOF and others. Today, this is beyond reason I would think or am I missing something here?

    $250,000 for
    1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON. Is this USD or monopoly money? Is there a reason for such buy it price?

    cheers
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    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    It makes the K&L Very Old Fitzgerald which sold out even at $999.99 seem like a steal, albeit not from 1913.

    How is that VVOF you have? I would kill to try some.
    Last edited by Roc-A-Fella_1; 07-21-2012 at 15:44.

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    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    I think the mods might pull down this thread, but usually when something is listed for a completely ridiculous amount I suspect it's because the seller wants to sell outright, and the listing is basically an advertisement to elicit offers.

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    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by luther.r View Post
    I think the mods might pull down this thread, but usually when something is listed for a completely ridiculous amount I suspect it's because the seller wants to sell outright, and the listing is basically an advertisement to elicit offers.

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    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by Roc-A-Fella_1 View Post
    It makes the K&L Very Old Fitzgerald which sold out even at $999.99 seem like a steal, albeit not from 1913.

    How is that VVOF you have? I would kill to try some.
    Below is some tasting notes.
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...l=1#post238013

    Cheers
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    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerlam92 View Post
    Below is some tasting notes.
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...l=1#post238013

    Cheers
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    If you don't mind me asking, how did you find these gems? Surely not here in the Bay Area.

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    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by Roc-A-Fella_1 View Post
    If you don't mind me asking, how did you find these gems? Surely not here in the Bay Area.
    Those two bottles were actually local in Pleasanton. Most of my holy grails are really passed down from someone's previous generations who appreciated them and the current generations are willing to pass them on to me. Funny is that most of them, I was contacted.


    As for the eBay listing, I guess it did what the seller wanted which was to provoke people to check it out because of the ridiculous price. At least for me, I don't think there is any beverage that would be worth that much. Perhaps a drink from the "Holy Grail" for the chance of eternal youth.

    Cheers
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    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Since Stitzel-Weller did not exist until 1935, this is an unbelievable find in more ways than one.
    Mike Veach

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    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    Quote Originally Posted by bourbonv View Post
    Since Stitzel-Weller did not exist until 1935, this is an unbelievable find in more ways than one.
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    Re: $250K for 1913 STITZEL WELLER'S ORIGINAL BOURBON, kidding me

    The label reads "Weller's Original barreled in 1913" and "distilled and bottled by Stitzel-Weller Distillery Louisville, Kentucky". There also appears to be an upside down State of Tennessee 40 cent tax stamp on the left hand side. If this is at least 22 years old, it would have been bottled in 1935 or later, I suppose.

    Anyone know about labels and tax stamps of the period?

    Just another thought - who drops $250K on eBay on anything? You wouldn't want to inspect this bottle before making a bid? Seems a bit crazy - not exactly walking around money...
    Mark

 

 

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