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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Pass Up Today? - Winter/Spring 2014

    Passed up a Balvenie Tun 1401 (couldn't see a batch number since it was on the highest shelf) for $267. Alerted a fellow SBer who had been looking for one. Also passed on Compass Box The General at $240. A great price (sale ends today) but I know that bottle had been on its side for quite a while, and I'm not really looking to spend that much on a single bottle with the fall bourbon glut and an upcoming work trip to San Diego.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Pass Up Today? - Winter/Spring 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by garbanzobean View Post
    Also passed on Compass Box The General at $240. A great price (sale ends today) but I know that bottle had been on its side for quite a while, and I'm not really looking to spend that much on a single bottle with the fall bourbon glut and an upcoming work trip to San Diego.
    Wow - I wonder how long a bottle has to be on its side to go bad? If not long, I might have gambled on that - although can appreciate the cash-flow crunch this time of year brings upon us!
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Pass Up Today? - Winter/Spring 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    Wow - I wonder how long a bottle has to be on its side to go bad? If not long, I might have gambled on that - although can appreciate the cash-flow crunch this time of year brings upon us!
    I also passed on a great deal on macallan 1980 gran reserva for $300 because I know the bottle had been on its side for at least 2 months. Too much to pay to take a risk.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Pass Up Today? - Winter/Spring 2014

    If the deal was good enough i would buy them and open them at the counter. That way if they are bad you can prove no funny business on your end. Depends on their return policy though.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Pass Up Today? - Winter/Spring 2014

    Honestly if I were really looking to buy The General I would take the risk on that bottle for that price. Chances are it's just fine. I've been eyeing some older springbanks that will be eating up a goodly portion of my funds if I end up buying them, though that Balvenie Tun 1401 is looking pretty nice as well. All of my older bottles of whisky are peated, so maybe it's worth having one that's not?
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Pass Up Today? - Winter/Spring 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by garbanzobean View Post
    Honestly if I were really looking to buy The General I would take the risk on that bottle for that price. Chances are it's just fine. I've been eyeing some older springbanks that will be eating up a goodly portion of my funds if I end up buying them, though that Balvenie Tun 1401 is looking pretty nice as well. All of my older bottles of whisky are peated, so maybe it's worth having one that's not?
    If you wanna test drive either, let me know...
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Pass Up Today? - Winter/Spring 2014

    6 Bowmore Devil's Cask 1st release $83

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Pass Up Today? - Winter/Spring 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by jvd99 View Post
    6 Bowmore Devil's Cask 1st release $83
    That would be a tough one to pass up.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Pass Up Today? - Winter/Spring 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisg View Post
    That would be a tough one to pass up.
    That stuff is sitting around here as well. About 100, seems high for a gimmicky 10 year old.

 

 

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