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  1. #81
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    This isn't a new phenomenon, nor one limited to bourbon or any other whiskey, it is one of the most basic principles of free market economics
    I hear ya port on the basic concept--this is nothing new in general, and is certainly not specific to bourbon. But I am saying that it just seems to be getting worse. For example, about 6-8 months ago, I found about 8 bottles of Vintage 17 wheater at my local Total Wine for $65, right in the ballpark of their going rate. I bought several of them, and the rest went quickly thereafter. Even less than a year later, I just get the sense that with how hot premium bourbon and whiskey are, I would find them priced higher than regular price if they were still out there.

    Last year's FRSmB LE (and the 2011 that lasted longer) were consistently $79.99, and I fear they'll be higher this year. The worst of the marking up "just because we can" will probably be left for PVW, but it sure seems to be spreading. Whatever--plenty of great stuff to go around, much of it still very affordable.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    It's kind of like the "Price is Right." The other day, some lady was in a preliminary game where you have 5 numbers to match the price of a car. The first number is given. It is a "1." So you know the price of the car is $1X,XXX. It is a cheap little car. The numbers are 3,5,7,9. She guesses "3" as the second number. I wonder what world she lives in. Everyone knows the correct number was "9" because they can. Of course, everyone knows that "3" should be the correct number but it isn't. Bourbon is the same way.

    The only difference in my mind is that bourbon doesn't seem to be subject to a free market because of government regulations, taxes, etc.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    Handy 2012 for $150, plus tax it would have been ~$165 otd

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    Quote Originally Posted by jsVA View Post
    Handy 2012 for $150, plus tax it would have been ~$165 otd
    Now that's just silly. THH languishes in my area at $80. $150 would be high for GTS, but the GTS might actually sell at that price. THH, I doubt it.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    Blantons bottled in 1993
    Baker's (1st Batch)

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    Quote Originally Posted by JVande View Post
    Blantons bottled in 1993
    Baker's (1st Batch)
    Depending on price I would have pulled the trigger on both of those finds, especially the old Blanton's.
    "Civilization begins with distillation."

    William Faulkner

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    Quote Originally Posted by JVande View Post
    Blantons bottled in 1993
    Baker's (1st Batch)
    Hope you didn't pass because of the lack of "wow factor" on another site. lol.
    I don't know about the Blanton's but the Baker's is good stuff.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrey r View Post
    Now that's just silly. THH languishes in my area at $80. $150 would be high for GTS, but the GTS might actually sell at that price. THH, I doubt it.
    THH is definitely worth the $80 and even up to the lower $100ish. $150 is surely pushing it, but value is all relative.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    Passed up 2 PHC 6th edition @ $99.99

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    What did you pass up today? Summer '13

    Quote Originally Posted by tylermke View Post
    THH is definitely worth the $80 and even up to the lower $100ish. $150 is surely pushing it, but value is all relative.
    I have passed on Handy as low as $60. Will probably keep doing the same. I not opposed to paying for good whiskey but THH doesn't do it for me. Just my humble opinion.


    Mike

 

 

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