Friday, March 25, 2011

It Better Be Tasty...

From the department of potentially insane expenditures comes the news, posted today on, that whiskey distiller Gordon & MacPhail has released what they’re calling “one of the oldest whiskies bottled in the world,” according to Decanter.

The article continues: “The single malt is part of Gordon & MacPhail’s Generations series, which also includes five single cask bottlings of Glenlivet from 1954, 1963, 1974, 1980 and 1991. The Glenlivet 70-year-old – 100 decanters of 70cl and 175 decanters of 20cl – are on the market for £13,000 and £3,200 [or, by today’s exchange rate, $21,037 and $5,178] respectively.”

Here’s the question, then: Is it possible for anything--a wine, a spirit--to be worth this kind of expenditure? Or is it one of those instances in which, if you’re considering a purchase of this magnitude, the money really doesn’t matter all that much?

Personally, I’d just like a taste...


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