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  1. #51
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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    Yes, finding anything other than gold foil is a major coup.

    But if you are going to find them, it would be someplace like Idaho where nobody except a SB.com person would think to look.

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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Yes, finding anything other than gold foil is a major coup.

    But if you are going to find them, it would be someplace like Idaho where nobody except a SB.com person would think to look.
    Or Japan, where harvesting them is not so impossible.

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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    But if you are going to find them, it would be someplace like Idaho where nobody except a SB.com person would think to look.
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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    [QUOTE=cowdery;151764]Yes, finding anything other than gold foil is a major coup. QUOTE]

    Why? I have some gold wax, and some gold foil. Never seen any blue wax.

    What's the difference?

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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    In a nutshell, blue wax is the first release then the gold wax and finally the gold foil (there is a black wax too, but nevermind that for now). They are all 16 years old as they were stored in a stainless steal vat to stunt their aging. Many believe the extra time in the vat has done some harm to this fine bourbon and the releases with the least amount of time in the vat have been the best tasting of the bunch. This has been discussed in other threads as well, but I figured I'd give a quick lowdown/opinion on the differences. The only real way to know is to do a vertical with all 3!

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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    I found a bottle of Hirsch 16/91.6, gold foil for $82. From what I gather here, the whiskey is overpriced, but getting rarer and more expensive.

    What is the attraction that garners $2-300, if no one raves about what's in the bottle?

    At this price, would it be a good idea to buy, bunker, and sell later?

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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squash View Post
    I found a bottle of Hirsch 16/91.6, gold foil for $82. From what I gather here, the whiskey is overpriced, but getting rarer and more expensive.

    What is the attraction that garners $2-300, if no one raves about what's in the bottle?

    At this price, would it be a good idea to buy, bunker, and sell later?
    The only attraction for a $2-300 price range, is its novelty/rarity, IMO. However, some swear by it from a taste standpoint.

    I don't particularly think it's anything special. But, I'd quickly drop $82 for it...and the other 4, if they had them.
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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    But, I'd quickly drop $82 for it...and the other 4, if they had them.
    It seems like in the last 6 months the blue wax has gone from about $80 to about $160 when it is available at auction in Japan.

    I wonder why such the quick increase.

    I also wonder why there is such wide variation in the shade of blue I have been seeing around here. Some more dark navy while others are more blue.

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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    It seems like in the last 6 months the blue wax has gone from about $80 to about $160 when it is available at auction in Japan.

    I wonder why such the quick increase.

    I also wonder why there is such wide variation in the shade of blue I have been seeing around here. Some more dark navy while others are more blue.
    That would make me nervous as well. Peeling a case of gold foil and re-dipping would triple its value. Gotta love e-bay!
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    Re: How much Hirsch 16 yr old is left?

    Quote Originally Posted by WsmataU View Post
    That would make me nervous as well. Peeling a case of gold foil and re-dipping would triple its value. Gotta love e-bay!
    Hirsch has never been my game, but I seem to remember that the script label changed either between the blue wax and gold wax or between the gold wax and gold foil?

    With drinkers prices having given way to collectors prices a long time ago on these, I'd keep notes and compare photos with known real bottles to protect myself from fraud if I were in this market.

    Having tried a bit of Hirsch, I'd be really upset if I paid for wax and got foil. I didn't find such a large step between the two waxes, so I'd still be litigious if I got defrauded this way, but at least I'd pretty much have the juice.

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