Bloody Marvellous wrote:With the prices I pay for them I feel it's almost sinful to drink 'em.
(I'm not a wealthy person, so paying $200-$300 per bottle is a lot for me).
I don't buy them as an investment though. I don't think I'd ever sell any of the bottles.
Bloody Marvellous wrote:Maybe what I'm afraid of is opening the bottle and then not liking what's inside it.
oldrip57 wrote:By all means, don't open them to swill with your ginger ale, but DO open them!
I've had both Scotches and American bourbons from the 19th Century onward -- mostly at my own expense -- and the bad experiences (pretty rare) just enhance the epiphaniacal ones.
Governments and banks create money and accounts for saving. Companies sell stock for investing.
Distilleries, man, make whisk(e)ys for drinking! So drink!
ptk77242/Sean > Now I have developed a fear of finishing expensive bottles
Bloody Marvellous wrote:That's like asking your long secret love out on a date and getting a resounding "never". I don't think I could handle that kind of rejection. Especially from a single malt scotch.
r900p wrote:but if there wern't any collectors the bottles of today wouldn't be around in 30 years time for people to try. So new people coming into whisky couldn't have some of the pleasures we have had today.
I know i have certain bottles that i won't open until casks are matured enough and ready for bottling. I also have bottles that won't be opened until my son (if i have one) is old enough to drink with me and his grandfather. Three generations sharing the same bottle i imagine must be pretty special, something i was never able to do.
Bloody Marvellous wrote:Just bought a Talisker 18 and opened it right away.
I must admit I am happy I did . It's a great dram.
r900p wrote:I also have bottles that won't be opened until my son (if i have one) is old enough to drink with me and his grandfather. Three generations sharing the same bottle i imagine must be pretty special, something i was never able to do.