I also agree with your other post about the value of ORVW 10/107 and VWFRR. I've bought ORVW at $40 and it was probably worth that. I wouldn't pay more than $40 for it, though. I might not even buy it again at that price. The rye is very good and I'm glad I bought it, somewhere in the neighborhood of $65 last year. I could see paying $100 for it but not much more.
I guess "give 'em the bird" isn't just a marketing slogan, it's a brand management strategy, too.
Well, I did not get what I wanted today so I'm holding the bottle for now.
The first spot did not come close. At the 2nd spot I was surprised to see a PVW 23 on their shelf.....for $900!!!! Didn't even bother talking trade, but perhaps I can try and sell it to them closer to Xmas.
I'm thinking I may just hold it, or say f#$k it and make it part of my wheater flight at my Xmas party tasting event. It's a 2004 bottling.
Not much of a scotch drinker but if someone wants to trade me a Macallan 25 for a PVW23 -- I'd do it!
Lots of good suggestions re: trade value, etc. But the more important issue is this: What kind of jackass would even think of paying $360 for a bottle of VWFRR? That's insane! Me, I'd go with Josh's suggestion of a few cases of VOB and maybe even throw in a hooker. Now that would be a good deal for a bottle of PVW23!
"I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.- Ernest Hemingway
He had the bottle behind the counter, so I could not make out the tag. When I asked how much it was, he said with a smile "It's not for sale." Then said "it's priced at $900, but if you have cash we can work a better deal." He then proceeded to tell me he had a friend at another San Diego area store with it priced at $1300, explaining that his friend does not care if he sells it, juts that it looks good on our shelves.