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    Re: Whisky Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by T Comp View Post
    Squire, I had some luck with 1960's ads in the St. Petersburg Times and Pittsburgh Press. Here is a link I saved to April 6, 1960 Pittsburgh Press ad showing Old Fitzgerald at $6.95 a Fifth and Cabin Still at $5.00...an inflation calculator shows that $6.95 is at $54.85 today.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...l+weller&hl=en
    If Cabin Still cost $5 today I still wouldn't buy it.

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    Re: Whisky Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by deathevocation View Post
    If Cabin Still cost $5 today I still wouldn't buy it.
    Gas is getting close to that- if my lawnmower would run on it, I might be a buyer.

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    Re: Whisky Prices

    Market forces of course, yet I'm surprised we can still get such good Bourbons relatively cheap.
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    Re: Whisky Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Market forces of course, yet I'm surprised we can still get such good Bourbons relatively cheap.
    And when you equate in inflation as buying power it is a heck of a lot cheaper today. Interesting in comparing the 1960 prices to 1969 prices of bourbon it appears that it was even getting cheaper in that span. Consider that $5.00 in 1960 is the equivalent of $39.44 in buying power today and in 1969 it would be $31.81. The producers didn't appear to adjust pricing much on bourbon though in that 9 year period with it still in the $5.00 range.
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    Re: Whisky Prices

    Let's keep this among ourselves, we wouldn't want Heaven Hill to realize what their stuff is worth.
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    Whisky Prices

    I would still live a fulfilling life if I couldn't spend more than $25/bottle. #thingsicanttellmywife

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    Re: Whisky Prices

    The reason the prices haven't kept pace with inflation is the automating of the industry. I read at one point, over 98,000 jobs were lost in the industry since 1980.

    Thomas

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    Re: Whisky Prices

    I can easily do the same for under $15.00.
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    Re: Whisky Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by bingstein View Post
    I would still live a fulfilling life if I couldn't spend more than $25/bottle. #thingsicanttellmywife
    Haha! I am fortunate. My wife is ok with the occasional splurge on a Blanton's or FRSB. She knows they are solid bottles and that I enjoy them. I don't think she would like it if I spent much more than $50 on a bottle unless it was something very special. I think she would be ok with me paying a little more than that for PVW but that ain't going to happen any way. She just doesn't want me to spend $50 on every bottle or to drink bourbon every night. Both of which, I am ok with any way. I typically don't drink during the week, especially during soccer season.

    I should also add that she doesn't mind going into the local store and looking at the bourbon selection, which is decent, to see if there are any recent additions, or to stop at a larger store in Indy to see if there is something new. Interestingly, she will point out brands that she hasn't seen before.

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    Sounds like Santa's little helper there.
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