Bottle of whisky bought for £32,000

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    ... and promptly downed the same night :eek: :p

    At 32 big ones a bottle, I'd have pee'd it back into the bottle to enjoy again to make sure I got my money's worth! :eek: :p

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    For £32,000 you'd want it to run Tiger!

    Off topic: just learnt where the £ is. :D
     
  3. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    More power to him. I've seen people piss away that much money on far sillier things.

    Not that I would piss away that much money or even have that much money to piss away.
     
  4. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    It should be obvious...

    Same place as the pound key...
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Who's keys you pounding?

    My $ key is SHIFT-4.
    My £ key is OPTION-3.

    You'd think they'd be the same number.
     
  6. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Thats nuts, but I guess some people have that kind of money and interests.

    I paid $125 USD for a bottle of Un Emile, and that is pretty much the top limit I'd spend on a bottle of anything.
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    It was the first bottle of that blend ever drunk? It makes more sense to buy it and drink it than it does to buy it for it to sit on a shelf. That's why it was made after all.

    I certainly hope he enjoyed it and that the hangover wasn't too bad.

    Here's a discussion about that very thing. How much fuss the # (hash/pound/octothorpe) sign has caused. Link
     
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    that's money well spent :rolleyes:
    i guess if you got the money, why not...
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    damn....

    almost have to wonder why you'd make it and just let it sit around not to be tasted. The longer it sits, the more chance something stupid might happen to it. Having tasted a few good single malts, its hard to imagine what this one could have tasted like. I'd just love to smell the empty bottle :D

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  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Incidentally, if these high values for bottles are justified based on their rarity, how much have the other 11 bottles gone up in value by overnight?

    I'm also surprised that the hotel only made a £700 profit on it. Perhaps the bar manager discounted it slightly in return for his tasting dram.
     
  11. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Good for him, in an ironic capitalist conspicuous consumer kind of way.

    $32K would pay off a lot of my student loans, but hey, we've all got priorities.

    I bet it tasted really nice, though...
     
  12. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    (as an american:eek:) i think it makes sense having it on the # (referred to as pound over here, not sure about in the UK) but i wish apple would print it on the key like some manufacturers do cause sometimes i forget :eek: i looked up £32k to see how much it is--$58,595.2!! why on earth would someone spend that much money on a bottle of whisky? oughta be damned good for the price of a car :eek:
     
  13. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Hmmmm..... whisky... hmmm YUM!

    £32,000 @ 700ml = £45.71 every single drop which wastes... a mouth full (50ml) would be worth... £2285.5. I need some of that.

    Translated: :p
    $58,300.8 @ 23.7 fluid ounces = $83.21 every single drop which wastes... a mouth full(1.69 fluid ounces) would be worth... $4163.95
     
  14. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    I would crack up if it ended up tasting like vinegar or something but sine he spent 32 large on it he felt he had to down the whole thing anyway.

    Could be why the taster put it back and thats why it sat for so long. :D
     
  15. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Well, you can't take it with you, and if you have that much more than you need you may as well spend it on something.
     
  16. panphage macrumors 6502

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    I'm willing to bet it just tasted like whiskey.
     
  17. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    It certainly wouldn't have tasted like whiskey, more like whisky I'm sure. ;)
     
  18. panphage macrumors 6502

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    Right, it's Scottish, sorry. Let me rephrase:
    I'm willing to bet it just tasted like uisge beatha. :p
     
  19. jacg macrumors 6502a

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    £32000 for a blend? How much would the single malt be?
     
  20. noaccess macrumors 6502

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    Why didn't the guy give me the money? I would have found a much better use for it... really!

    Oh well... I guess he really needed that whisky :( and that I'm never gonna buy a 17" PB.
     
  21. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    anyone else feel like the guy should have at least thrown up a post in the drunk thread after that? :p
     
  22. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    I feel regal when I pop for a 25yr old bottle of MACALLAN. I would be wrought with fear of spilling my drink, probably holding it tightly like a 3 yr old with 2 hands firmly wrapped around the glass. :p
     
  23. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    The sad thing is that in $ it would equal out to $58,609.67. Probably enough to cover your entire loan.. Or equivilant to the amount our entire frat spent on alcohol in my entire 4 years.
     
  24. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    I think that it's obscene to spend that much money on a bottle of booze - I don't care how old it is.

    Mind you, the other half of me is thinking that i'm glad that he drank it as it seems pointless just having it for the sake of it.
     
  25. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^Yeah, I don't think that much money should be spent on booze either, and I also don't care how old it is. It can't taste THAT much better than a bottle at half the price, or even 1/10th the price. Even at £1000, you're getting into an area where the your liquor is going to be ***** ace, and any extra money spent on it isn't worth that added goodness.

    If you have that much money, donate it to charity and buy yourself that sweet £1000 bottle of whiskey instead.
     

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