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Prices for rare or unique items are usually nearly meaningless numbers. What an item fetched at auction last week may have no bearing on what you might be able to buy it for today (possibly it would be literally priceless), and no bearing on what it might sell for tomorrow if it went to auction again. That said, a 1947 Cheval-Blanc last sold at auction in ...


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It depends if you like the smokier/peatier whiskies such as Talisker, or prefer the smoother whiskies. I find the former generally overpriced but that's me. A good example of the latter is Auchentoshan 12 year old. Easy drinking (is that a bad thing?), with no overpowering flavour but flavoursome all around and smooth bite (an oxymoron?) at the end. I saw ...


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I think there are three main reasons. 1) Direct production costs. Dogfish declares adding hops for two hours, and this has a cost you need to pay (more hops, more time) 2) Alcohol content. Taxes may depend on ABV (for minimum rate of excise duty on beer in the EU, see here). The higher is the ABV, the higher is the tax. 3) Marketing. The beer is a very ...


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Duty-Free shops are placed in such a way that travelers must leave the country of origin (sale). Australia is no exception. Duty-free shops (or stores) are retail outlets that are exempt from the payment of certain local or national taxes and duties, on the requirement that the goods sold will be sold to travelers who will take them out of the country. ...


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Glenmorangie is a 10-year highland single-malt scotch that outperforms its price point (currently $36 at Total Wine), in my opinion.


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I'll start by saying that what I'm suggesting isn't technically a scotch recommendation, but it is a good tip for whisky, rye, and similar spirits. One of the more underrated genres of whiskey is "Bottled in Bond" type whiskey, bourbon, and rye. I've found that many of these spirits provide excellent value for the money. For example: Old Forester Heaven ...


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The only way to know the price for sure is to sell it and find out the price at that time, preferably at auction. The only way to price a rare item like this without selling it is to mark it to market. You need to find a number of comparable bottles of special edition beers with similar collectors' markets and use the prices of those bottles to calculate ...


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Let's start with what are Nomex corks and what are natural corks. Nomex is a registered trademark for flame-resistant meta-aramid material developed in the early 1960s by DuPont and first marketed in 1967. Nomex and related aramid polymers are related to nylon, but have aromatic backbones, and hence are more rigid and more durable. Nomex is the ...


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Going to go with Guinness- $16 million in 2007. Several websites state that Guinness spent $60 million dollars on there 80th anniversary (birthday) in 2007. Moving back to beer and safer ground, Guinness celebrated their 80th birthday in style with an estimated $16 million spend on a TV advert. That figure is slightly surprising when you appreciate ...


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I drink my Scotch neat -- too peaty/smokey and I gotta use an ice cube. Johnnie Walker Black is my go-to (~$74/1.75L at Costco in WA state). Picked up some Kirkland Signature 16-year Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky this evening (~$62/750mL in WA state) and it is very nice. :) The Balvenie Doublewood is probably my favorite, but it ain't cheap -- and ...


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Not a very fair question. Not all scotches are equal in flavor profile so comparing Lagavulin to glenlivet at any price is meaningless! Also, taste is personal. I cannot convince some folks that Lagavulin is worth drinking but to me it is man's greatest creation! That said I was very disappointed in balvenie tun 1509 (don't recall the batch). For the ...


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Balvenie Doublewood is CHEAP and harsh, unless you get the 17 year but still harsh. If you want a REAL Single Malt Scotch that is not many 100's or 1000's of dollars try the Balvenie 21 Year Portwood. It is NOT harsh, it is 96 proof, smoothest stuff I have ever had!!! It is a lot more than the Doublewood though, about $150 for 750ml but if you can at least ...


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