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Would you pay ~ £155 for a nip of Black Bowmore 1964

Poll ended at Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:43 pm

Yes, definitely to try a Black Bowmore
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Maybe
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No Way, can't afford that !
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Total votes : 64

Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Whiskibar » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:43 pm

Thinking of this for the bar, what do you think ?
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:01 pm

Hi Whiskibar
I tend to search your menu for the drams that are less than £5, so no I wouldn't be interested. There's plenty good stuff out there for reasonable money IMO.

Of course given your location its not impossible that some rich tourists might want to try it. That's where the market for the BB would be I think. Not from folks like us.

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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:02 pm

No far too much and I own a bar too.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby bobbyb » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:18 pm

To dear for my wallet,wouldn't pay £155.00 for a bottle never mind a nip.
If i remember correctly they were selling nips from a black Bowmore at the Ballygrant Inn on Islay during one of the festivals a few years ago,can't remember the price though.

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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Leorin » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:06 pm

I would'nt pay that much for a dram of BB even if i could afford it (that category is missing imho)!
I'm normally not a moralist but I find it quite decadent to spent that much on a nip of malt and I beliefe there are quite a few things (not only malts) that I would rather buy for 155 Pounds.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby I_SPEY » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:20 pm

No, definitely not, even if I could afford it. So .... :sleep:
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby I_SPEY » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:22 pm

HelloNick and Whiskibar, join the party :)
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby sampaiocaleia » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:40 pm

No. Never.
With that money I might buy two bottles of Rosebank 12 YO, or two Laddies 3D3, or two PC6,...
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby UUNetBill » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:32 am

Nope, sorry - too rich for my pocketbook. Most of my bottles cost less than that, and I enjoy them too much to drop that much for a dram. . .
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Now, if I ever hit the lottery, well. . . :smoke:
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Wave » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:53 am

Even if I could afford it I wouldn't think of it! There are many great bottles of malt I can think of for less than £155 let alone just a nip. Also for the fact that I'm not a Bowmore fan to begin with would be another reason to decline.

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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:06 am

Yep, it's me the contrarian. Unlike everyone else, I would ask which BB? If the 42 yo, no doubt. The others mabe not. But hey, I love Bow.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby orangedogofglory » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:59 am

Willie JJ wrote:Of course given your location its not impossible that some rich tourists might want to try it. That's where the market for the BB would be I think. Not from folks like us.


Willie hits it on the head, I think. There are a lot of people who would splurge while on a big vacation. It is an experience like any other.

but as for me... no.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby les taylor » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:13 am

No. I couldn't justify that amount of money on a sip or two. Not with the price of diesel as it is.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby fishboy » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:36 am

I'm with the majority I'm afraid - there is just no way I could justify spending that amount on a dram. To be honest that is approaching my current upper limit for a bottle.

On the flip side however, during my honeymoon on Islay in the summer of 1995, my wife and I shared a dram of the Black Bowmore in the Lochside Hotel. It was a 35ml measure and after we plucked up the courage to buy it, we savoured it for the best part of an hour - it had one of the best finishes on a malt I think I've ever tasted.

As far as I can remember it cost £12, which was a pretty big to deal to us then and quite a large portion of our weekly disposable income (my wife was a poor teacher and I was finishing off my PhD). In fact, when I look at our joint incomes then, and our joint incomes now £12 equates pretty well to £155 (a bit more expensive, relatively, in 2008). I guess this backs up Willie's point - there is always someone (rich tourist, or someone celebrating) who'll pay for something memorable.

I guess I have other priorities for my money now, which is a bit of a shame....

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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby corbuso » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:57 am

If you were in London, some would be willing to pay £155. Personally, I would not pay more than £60 for a nip
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby WhiskyViking » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:17 am

Won't vote since my alternative isn't there:

* Can afford it, but won't pay that amount (isn't worth it, IMHO).
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Newbie » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:14 pm

As much as I would love to try the Black Bowmore, £155 would be much better spent on other things such as a decent meal!
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:37 pm

Newbie wrote:£155 would be much better spent on other things such as a decent meal!

Remind me never to go to the chip shop with you. :)
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:38 pm

I votoed no, becuase the price is a little too steep for me (for a dram anyway). I've had no problem spending that much on a bottle though. I had the chance to attend a dinner where the BB was being served, plus other Bowmore's as well, for about the same price, and I declined. However, If I could afford it, I'd do it in a second.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Sherried Malt » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:01 pm

That's pretty pricey for a single dram! The only time I might spend that kind of money would be if I was there on vacation and threw caution to the winds. I'd still have to rationalize it by saying that it's part of the experience, splurging on vacation is ok, when will I have a chance to do it again, it'd be a nice "souvenir", etc.

On second thought, nah. I'd rather go to one of the fine shops in town and splurge there.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby TheTross » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:02 pm

If it came served in a 24k gold nosing glass that was nestled in the bosom of a young, well-endowed leggy blonde, alongside a free meal voucher AND you got to keep the glass as a souvenir*, then I might consider it :insane:

Failing that rather unlikely scenario though, I voted no, simply because I can't afford to spend that much on one dram. I'm pushing the boat out if I only end up with the one bottle with that amount. However, if I was rich enough I'd definitely go for it; you only live once, and it's not every day you have the chance to try something as special as BB.

*I would have said 'keep the lass as a souvenir', but I fear that might be pushing it slightly.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:48 pm

I would pay £40 tops to sample the dram of my dreams. I think that for any more money than that and especially £155 I could buy a lot of really good whisky!
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:23 pm

I voted no because I wouldn't get £155-worth of enjoyment out of it so it's not worth that to me.

When I had a bar there was customer who'd have a few drinks then ask for "your most expensive whisky". He'd have no idea how much it would cost and no idea what he was drinking :roll:. You just need a few customers like him, Whiskibar :thumbsup:
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:40 pm

Have we determined which Black Bow we're talking about? Is it 1, 2, 3 or 4-4 being the 42 yo recently released.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Whiskibar » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:09 pm

Yes, it's the 42 yr old.
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:45 pm

I wouldn't pay that much for a dram but just for a laugh i dug out the 2001 whisky menu from the Aforementioned Lochside Hotel , The Black Bowmores were....
31yo - £195
30yo - £295
29yo - £495
per 35ml dram....
Ali did like a laugh......
10yo Ardbeg Allied Bottling - £1000
Quite a few at £95 a dram...
Ardbeg 1975 Japanese Choice
Sigbeg 1967 28yo
Cadbeg 1974 15yo
Cadbeg 1965 24yo
SMWS 33.17
Bowmore 1964 15yo
Bowmore 1956 Over 21
Sherrifs Bowmore
Berrys 1963 Laphroaig
Caol Ila 1976 20yo 150th Ann.
Lagavulin Original 12yo

Great reading this Menu , Brings back great memories from our stays there.....
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Klas » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:53 pm

No, I would not spend that amount on a single dram.
I have paid £10 per cl and that is about the maximum I would pay.
(OK, Black Bowmore seems very interesting, make it £15 .... :P :D )
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby peat-chaser » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:49 pm

Well I voted with "no", although I might be able to afford that, but I wouldn´t do it. Last year in april in Limburg I had the chance to get 2cl of the BB for 45 Euros and didn´t pay that too.
I´m not sure that I ever really want to try it, because it might mean loosing or demasking a legend ....

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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:56 pm

I voted no also but I'm poor :cry: :lol:

Black Bowmore is currently £2100 in TWE

Black Bowmore 25ml costs the bar £75 & Sells for £155 (Gross Profit on 1 dram £80)
or more in the punters favour
Black Bowmore 35cl costs the bar £105 & sells for £155 (Gross Profit £50)

Even with the bigger glass I think to make a gross profit of 50quid on a single glass is taking the piss and yes I know it's a big out lay in the first place but still imo does not justify these prices.. And that is why I never pay more than £8 for a dram. The more expensive the whiskey the less value you get in a bar. But that's just me I'm tight :wink:
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:58 pm

A bottle of the legendary(to me, because i can't afford a bottle)Lagavulin 21, with change to spare for a bottle of Ardbeg 10 YO??

NAH!
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby SoMK » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:13 pm

Like nearly everybody else, I do not have an open wallet for whisky.. With those £, I'd rather buy a great bottle and share drams around (and to be honnest, I'm not even quite sure my noob tastebuds would really appreciate.. I leave that to the very loaded and/or very experienced people :insane: )
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby jazz lover » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:33 pm

Damn it!
How do I make this thumb turn
upside down? :thumbsup:
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby Gov » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:45 am

fuggitaboutit!
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby DanAir » Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:16 am

corbuso wrote:If you were in London, some would be willing to pay £155. Personally, I would not pay more than £60 for a nip

Have to agree that London's probably the only place you could sell at that price and then again only if it's the most expensive whisky on offer so that the city boys can show off to their mates how much £££ they have - no point buying the second most expensive dram!
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Re: Would you pay ~£155 for a nip of Black Bowmore?

Postby vengey » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:03 am

I can afford it but I'd need to be fairly far gone to consider it :-D
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