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    Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    I have a record of every bottle of fine spirits I've purchased since August, 2002. In that time, I bought Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye on six different occasions, at the following prices.

    8/2002 23.99
    3/2003 23.99
    6/2003 29.99
    11/2003 29.99
    4/2004 25.99
    11/2006 36.99

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    Re: Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    $39.99 here with the distribution of the H series. It had been $29.99 (or thereabouts) forever before that.
    Tim

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    Re: Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    It was 34.99 here, but when I went to purchase it the price jumped to 44.99.

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    Re: Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    $32.12 out the door at the store I buy it at. 30 miles away though so gas ups the price I guess.
    Illuminati in training

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    Re: Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    I purchased a bottle in March 2005 in Kentucky and it was 26.99. It seems all Van Winkle bottles have recently increased at a brisk pace!

    Thomas

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    Question Re: Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I have a record of every bottle of fine spirits I've purchased since August, 2002. In that time, I bought Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye on six different occasions, at the following prices.

    8/2002 23.99
    3/2003 23.99
    6/2003 29.99
    11/2003 29.99
    4/2004 25.99
    11/2006 36.99
    Good God, Chuck! You were buying a bottle every 3-6 months, and then a sudden and terrible gap of 2 1/2 years with no Van Winkle rye purchase? What happened?? Why the long, brutal "rye-less dark ages"?

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    Re: Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    I spoke to a Liquor store owner about the prices and the so called shortage of extra aged bourbons, he said he is noticing upward price pressure on all spirits across the board, aged or not.
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    Unhappy Re: Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    This problem is going to get especially bad with Scotch. As of tonight, 1 = $1.95.

    Seven years ago, 1 was about $1.60.
    Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!

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    Re: Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by robbyvirus View Post
    Good God, Chuck! You were buying a bottle every 3-6 months, and then a sudden and terrible gap of 2 1/2 years with no Van Winkle rye purchase? What happened?? Why the long, brutal "rye-less dark ages"?
    To tell the truth, Rittenhouse BIB happened.

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    Re: Retail Price Inflation of Van Winkle Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    To tell the truth, Rittenhouse BIB happened.
    Whew, OK! The same thing is happening to me, now that I can find Rittenhouse BIB out here in California. It's a heck of a bargain!

 

 

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