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40-year old Scotch

Posted on 2007.08.18 at 18:20
Current Location: 76023
Current Music: My Fair Lady
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While in D.C. last summer visiting photogoot we ran across a store which carried some very fine Scotch Whisky's. And by "fine" I mean bottles which were over 30-years old and ran into the four digit price range. That's why I was surprised when I found a bottle of Tomintoul which had been maturing in a cask since 1966 for only $337.

I asked the owner why it was so inexpensive. He explained that since scotch whisky which has sat so long loses a lot of its strength, they usually end up selling that to blenders - like Johnny Walker. That's where this batch was headed. When it got to the importer in Houston, he tried it - and found that once he put a little water in it, it was fantastic! Yes, they're selling this bottle at "Cask Strength" (which, according to my research puts it at between 50 and 60 percent (100-120 proof).

They also had a 30-year Glenlivit for only $175. Had it been Glenfiddich I don't know that I would have been able to resist. My wife even asked me, "Are you going to buy it? You know it won't be here long."

*sigh*

No, I didn't get it.




And today, I've completed my set of BSG die-cast ships which adorn my office with these last two I found today in Azle:



One is an "Elite" Mark-II, the other, a retro painted Mark-VII. I now have them all. That is...until they release something new.

Comments:


CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-08-19 05:20 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on your newest acquisitions!!!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-19 15:20 (UTC) (Link)
Sadly, they weren't "Buy one at $.50 get another free," then again, I didn't get them at Albertsons.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-08-21 03:44 (UTC) (Link)
I do love a good deal!!!
galinda822 at 2007-08-19 07:43 (UTC) (Link)
AH! The finer things in life.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-19 15:22 (UTC) (Link)
The Scotch or the die-cast BSG toys? :P
galinda822 at 2007-08-19 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
Both silly! :)
prog_guy69
prog_guy69 at 2007-08-19 19:49 (UTC) (Link)
I thought she was referring to photogoot.
Me
photogoot at 2007-08-20 01:38 (UTC) (Link)
Good man! Me Too!

alas she is not the only woman who has overlooked the value I bring to the table. :-)
galinda822 at 2007-08-20 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
I haven't overlooked anything dear!
We both know that there are extenuating circumstances though. :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-20 20:54 (UTC) (Link)
Did you even read the entry? 40-year old Scotch man!
Me
photogoot at 2007-08-20 21:06 (UTC) (Link)
I know I am guilty of skipping the content and enjoying the fluff but yes I did...

I would have been leery of purchasing the 40yr without a bit of a sample.. And I am not just being a leach.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-20 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
Women want him, men want to be him.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-08-20 05:54 (UTC) (Link)
If you read my latest post, you might know that (hopefully) by the end of this week, you'd have a consolation prize or two waiting for you if only I had a usable account on a server.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-20 16:10 (UTC) (Link)
Done.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-08-20 05:58 (UTC) (Link)
Earlier this year I bought a 2005 bottle of Monocalvina Coppo from The Grape but saved it on the pretense that I would have a special visitor from a far away land later this year. Since that doesn't appear to be in the cards, I have since saved it to share with you when I visit sometime next year. To this day it sits on my counter top still in the bag.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-20 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
That sounds nice. I'm sorry its original intent won't come to fruition.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-08-20 19:27 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. Life happens.
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