Getting back to Chuck's first post: I agree! As with most "enthusiast" endeavors (Cuban cigars come to mind), it isn't so much the quality of the product as it is the percieved value based on rarity and infamy. There are very few straight bourbons that I will not buy again with my money, and several that I will not buy because they are simply too expensive. I can't imagine Stagg being worth the exhorbitant price(for this cheap skate). Fine whisky? I'll accept the reviews of all here who have tried it and say yes--maybe even spring for a shot to try it in a bar-- but I can't see me buying a bottle to enjoy on the back porch on a spring evening.
Having said that, my personal Holy Grail would be a bottle of Very Old Barton 86 proof, 8 year old. For purely personal reasons. It was my dad's drink of choice, and I would like to sit down with him and have a drink to celebrate him beating cancer sometime before he leaves this world.