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(NPR)   This might be a good time to finally sell your Star Wars collection. The last bottle of the world's most expensive whiskey goes up for auction Tuesday   (npr.org) divider line 47
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2012-12-10 01:23:35 AM
Tough to make booze and awesome accents boring but this delivered.
 
2012-12-10 02:04:48 AM
mix it with New Coke
 
2012-12-10 02:05:19 AM
$94k for that lovely feet taste
 
2012-12-10 02:07:18 AM
Kentucky Deluxe?
 
2012-12-10 02:07:55 AM
Does it get you more drunk than Jim Beam? No? Guess I'm keeping my Star Warts then
 
2012-12-10 02:08:22 AM
Dalmore 62? Oh no? Then it's not a record.
 
2012-12-10 02:14:31 AM

Ablejack: Dalmore 62? Oh no? Then it's not a record.


The 62yr old sold for the highest ever at auction, The Dalmore 64 is the highest priced (i could quickly find) at £150,000.
/There's also the Shackleton stash which is currently priceless.
 
2012-12-10 02:16:16 AM
Drew makes that in a week off Total Fark
 
2012-12-10 02:16:49 AM
Is this that stuff the recovered from the Antarctic?

No...

It's a family batch. It's almost sacrilege to be selling it, but they are doing it as a charity event.

I've heard that you can deduct the difference between fair market value and the charity price from your income taxes, but how do you declare a FMV for a run of 11 bottles of whiskey?
 
2012-12-10 02:23:44 AM
Do Star Wars collectors even drink anything besides PBR?
 
2012-12-10 02:27:03 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Does it get you more drunk than Jim Beam? No? Guess I'm keeping my Star Warts then


May the warts be with you!
 
2012-12-10 02:28:54 AM
If you do sell, make sure you offer international shipping. You'll have much more luck if you'll ship to Indonesia or whatever.
 
2012-12-10 02:32:58 AM
if it can't be enjoyed without being destroyed, what's the point of valuing it so high?

\Not that I have a problem with the price
\\Value is a function of the market
 
2012-12-10 02:41:13 AM

taurusowner: if it can't be enjoyed without being destroyed, what's the point of valuing it so high?


Wait, are we talking about whisky or life?
 
2012-12-10 02:46:17 AM

bubbernuts: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Does it get you more drunk than Jim Beam? No? Guess I'm keeping my Star Warts thenMay the warts be with you!


May the schwartz be with you!
 
2012-12-10 02:50:44 AM

wildcardjack: but how do you declare a FMV for a run of 11 bottles of whiskey?


Check the receipt?

//sorry, couldn't help it
 
2012-12-10 02:55:26 AM
Star Warts?! well played...
 
2012-12-10 03:17:18 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Do Star Wars collectors even drink anything besides PBR Mike's Hard Lemonade?

 
2012-12-10 03:40:48 AM

Triumph: taurusowner: if it can't be enjoyed without being destroyed, what's the point of valuing it so high?

Wait, are we talking about whisky or life?


Well whisky IS the water of life...
 
2012-12-10 03:56:55 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Drew makesdrinks that in a week off Total Fark


FTFY
 
2012-12-10 04:17:14 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Do Star Wars collectors even drink anything besides PBR?


Noooo?
 
2012-12-10 04:31:11 AM
I used to have a star wars collection but then I bent my wookie.
 
2012-12-10 04:45:58 AM

Sleazy Rider: Kentucky Deluxe?


Old tennis shoes...

/ too obscure
 
2012-12-10 05:14:30 AM
farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2012-12-10 05:53:06 AM
I'm still debating getting this... It's 450$ in the People's Republic of Kebekistan. (Half that price is taxes)

cdn.thewhiskybarrel.com
 
2012-12-10 06:27:00 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Drew makes that in a week off Total Fark


If the average TF-member goes with the 6 or 12 month subscribtion, then that averages at rougly $ 1 per week.

So for your statement to be true there has to be at least 94.000 TF's and preferably more (assuming there are maintanance costs, as well).

That's a lot alts...
 
2012-12-10 06:35:01 AM
One sold for $94,000, purchased by an Atlanta-based whisky aficionado. 

gawker.com

/hotlinked from gawker
 
2012-12-10 08:02:16 AM
I've got some sw stuff put away, but doubt it would be enough. Maybe pitch in some NASA stuff and raise 50 bucks. I know I'll ask Mark Hamill I think he has some stuff.
 
2012-12-10 08:03:06 AM
And my Southern Comfort is still running around $35/bottle or so.

And tastes better.
 
2012-12-10 08:13:46 AM
Tulip mania.
 
2012-12-10 08:43:20 AM
You'd think they would have taken the time to spell it correctly.

Scotch Whisky, not "Whiskey"
 
2012-12-10 09:15:11 AM
Whisky, Subby. It's Scotch. Not Irish.
 
2012-12-10 09:24:19 AM
I was kind of excited, then I clicked the link and saw it was Glenfiddich which, regardless of who distilled it or how old it is, or even if the pot stills were fired by burning unicorn testicles, is barely more palatable than The Vat-69.


/Springbank fo' life fools!
 
2012-12-10 09:39:53 AM
Meh. I put Glenfiddich in my coffee.

A constant bone of contention between myself and Lady Hotdog is my case of 6 unopened bottles of Ardbeg 17 year old. I won't drink it because it's irreplaceable, and she doesnt' see the point of having it and not drinking it. I've consoled her somewhat by opening the 1973 Ardbeg (30yr old), which is divine, however when that and the bottle of 17yr old I do have open (in addition to the 6 above) I'm at somewhat of a quandary.

/whiskey, plebmitter.
 
2012-12-10 10:00:59 AM
"One sold for US$94,000"
And another one sold last month in Toronto for C$52,000.
Those sucker Americans pay twice as much!
 
2012-12-10 10:23:56 AM
30+ posts and nobody has commented that as soon as the bottle is consumed/sold/otherwise unavailable, there's instantly a new "most expensive in the world"?

As such, there can never be a "last bottle of the most expensive in the world"; at best, it's "the last bottle of a particular run that sold for the highest price ever".

I get that that's far more cumbersome, but at least it's accurate.

/why yes, I do have an grammar degree
//got it after my GED in law
 
2012-12-10 10:35:21 AM

grinding_journalist: //got it after my GED in law


At Cosco?

BTW, the FA is bullshiat. A 50 year old bottling of Glenfiddich is one of William Grant & Sons routine special offerings. I would think that their 1937 cask offerings, which are periodically released, would be more expensive.
 
2012-12-10 10:43:36 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: I'm still debating getting this... It's 450$ in the People's Republic of Kebekistan. (Half that price is taxes)

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Why is it so dark?
 
2012-12-10 10:54:51 AM

ronaprhys: And my Southern Comfort is still running around $35/bottle or so.

And tastes better.


No, no it doesn't.

I'll listen to an argument for Scotch over Bourbon, as wrong as that may prove to be, but Southern Comfort is cloyingly sweet swill. It's effective as something to serve coeds when they grow tired of amaretto sours, and nothing more.
 
2012-12-10 11:04:22 AM
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"Give 'em some squeeze"
 
2012-12-10 11:16:42 AM

Gonz: ronaprhys: And my Southern Comfort is still running around $35/bottle or so.

And tastes better.

No, no it doesn't.

I'll listen to an argument for Scotch over Bourbon, as wrong as that may prove to be, but Southern Comfort is cloyingly sweet swill. It's effective as something to serve coeds when they grow tired of amaretto sours, and nothing more.


Agreed. Southern Comfort what was we mixed with Coke or 7-Up in high school to get puking drunk. Liquid panty remover, we called it. But I wouldn't drink that cheap rot-gut today. It isn't even a true whiskey. It is a grain neutral spirit, mixed with fruit and whiskey flavorings and then bottled. Why anyone would choose this fake stuff over a good bourbon is a mystery.
 
2012-12-10 01:13:59 PM
Just give me some of this. This with a good smoke.

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2012-12-10 01:29:40 PM

pacmanner: Just give me some of this. This with a good smoke.

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I've tried Knob Creek. Good stuff!
 
2012-12-10 02:34:55 PM
Nobody else read whiskey as wookie?
 
2012-12-10 02:52:45 PM

Haoie: Nobody else read whiskey as wookie?


Only after a pint of it. The origin of the word is the Gaelic usquebaugh ("water of life"), which is what I'd probably sound like after a quart of it.
 
2012-12-10 04:45:35 PM
Meh. Goody Goody's in Addison had 1.75 liter Evan Williams on sale a couple weeks ago for like 15 bucks.

/Yes, I know - I mix it with Coke anyway...
 
2012-12-10 05:22:44 PM

JackieRabbit: Agreed. Southern Comfort what was we mixed with Coke or 7-Up in high school to get puking drunk. Liquid panty remover, we called it. But I wouldn't drink that cheap rot-gut today. It isn't even a true whiskey. It is a grain neutral spirit, mixed with fruit and whiskey flavorings and then bottled. Why anyone would choose this fake stuff over a good bourbon is a mystery.


Probably because for whatever reasons, their tastebuds developed in such a way as they enjoy it.
 
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