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    $650 — per sip?


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    Is this whisky worth $650 — per sip?

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    The back story: Forget Johnnie Walker Blue. If you’re looking for a bottle of high-end Scotch, here’s one that comes with a five-digit price tag and a promise that it will “set a new standard in the single-malt category.” Apparently, the folks at The Glenlivet distillery are aiming for the super-yacht set with their Winchester Collection.

    But what possibly justifies the high price tag? Begin with the fact it’s a 50-year-old whisky — meaning it’s twice as old as anything in Glenlivet’s regular portfolio. Plus, it’s sourced from a single cask, dating from 1964, which makes the supply very limited — as in just 100 bottles — and the flavor profile truly one-of-a-kind. (A lot of well-aged single malts are actually blends from different casks, with the age statement referring to the youngest whisky in the mix.)

    Finally, there’s the packaging: “No expense of attention to craftsmanship has been spared in creating the perfect vessel to house” the whisky, the Glenlivet team says. Meaning the glass is hand-blown and the wooden box, courtesy of “furniture artist” John Galvin, takes up to 60 hours to craft.

    How to enjoy it: Sip it aboard your super-yacht, we say. (And don’t mix it in a cocktail, but even the finest whisky can always benefit from a drop or two of water.) But if you can’t afford this Glenlivet, the brand suggests trying some of its more “affordable” whiskies – say, the 18-year-old ($95) or the 25 ($360). “Our master distiller brings the same care to the 18 and 25,” says Laurent Cutier, director of the Scotch portfolio at Pernod Ricard, Glenlivet’s parent company.

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    That's ridiculous. I'd really like to have a sip, and might even cough up the $650 to do so, just to try it out and see just how good this is. I'd never pay for the full bottle though.

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    Wonder how much the full bottle would cost. I ain't huge on spirits though. I even buy PBR if I don't have enough cash. LMAO

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    Some of the top shelf stuff is very nice. We don't usually treat ourselves to it that much but a little can go a long way. During our last kid-free vacation we grabbed a bottle of 1800 and the price was fine, so it was Tequila night. A few years ago I got my husband a nice bottle of 15 year old Scotch and I think for his next birthday I might swing the money for a 50 year or older one (if he is good).

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    I like the top-shelf stuff, but $650 for a sip is a bit ridiculous, in my opinion. Anybody who would pay that much just has money to burn and isn't concerned about finding a balance between splurging and saving.

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    The wife is fond of certain types of whisky. I'd buy her a sip and say its for her birthday, our anniversary, Christmas and mother's day combined

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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-...sip-2014-09-26

    Apparently is costs $25,000 for the whole bottle.

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    Same people who can afford that, wipe their ass with $100 dollar bills . LOL.

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    $25,000 is still a really steep price for some whiskey. I'd like a sip, but I don't think I'd like to be downing $25,000 drinks.

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    I don't think even a sip of liquid diamonds it's worth $650 bucks.

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