PC10 Tro Na Linntean.
PC10 Tro Na Linntean.
Arran Devils Punchbowl 2, The General and a Macallan 25 all at MSRP. I only chuckled as I could have grabbed the first two and case of 4R SB and still had money left over as opposed to buying the Macallan.
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
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Compass Box The General at two different stores, priced a little generously at $450. Generous to the stores, that is. The second store actually had the bottle laying on its side. My conversation with the cashier at that store as I was checking out: "Sir, I hope you don't mind me giving you a piece of advice, but if you are going to charge nearly $500 for a bottle of scotch, you might not want to store the bottle on its side. It'll start to disintegrate the cork and ruin the whisky in a few days." Clerk response "Oh sh!t, I'll find a better shelf to put it on. Thanks." And surprisingly, he moved it, setting it upright. No telling how long it had been sitting like that, though. So if any Maryland folk living in the DC/Baltimore area are considering purchasing a bottle of The General and want to know which store NOT to buy it at, please PM me and I'll tell you where that was.
I came so close to buying the glenmorangie 18y gift box for $100, but I had already bought 3 other bottles today and did not plan on spending that much has it was...
Life is too short to drink bad bourbon and smoke bad cigars.
I recently went into a cruddy strip mall store which had basically nothing but bottom shelf offerings. The only bottle of interest was a Balvenie 21 Portwood. The clerk saw me looking at it and said he had another bottle of "expensive" whiskey. He the showed me his glass case, and there was a bottle of Mac 25, laying on its side and in direct sunlight, for $499 with a big 33% off sticker on it. I asked him how long its been in the case like that and he replied, for 3-4 years. I didn't say anything and left, despite the price. There was no point in advising him that the bottle shouldn't be on its side or right by the window because if he stood it up/moved it, some other hunter might drop 5 bills on a potentially ruined bottle. If a shop owner doesn't know enough about whiskey to display it properly, just let them continue to be ignorant because it puts potentially bad bottles in the market for later purchasers
I think these corks are a good deal tougher than we credit but I also believe storing a bottle of whisky on it's side is akin to driving a car without ever changing the oil. Eventually it catches up.
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