I'm a whimp, I know
I know, I know spending $50 on a bottle religates me to the lowly rank of amature. I want so bad to run with the big dogs, but a man must know his lot life.
Anyway if life has taught me one lesson, it is the law of diminishing returns, and I dare say the stars would fall from the sky if it did not apply to scotch buying as well.
After tapping my $45 bottle of Ardbeg 10 last nite, perhaps someone would tell me how much a bottle twice that good would actually cost, $90, $500, $1000, or have the god's not granted us such wonders yet ?
Now if there is one thing ultimetly enjoyable about drinking the very best, it is getting it for next to nothing, and rule number 1 is that "all good things come to those who wait". Case in point, I just picked up a case of a Cabernet (wine) at the local food and beer joint....from the vineyard $80 a bottle, my price $7 a bottle, don't ask me why, but that is what it is marked at, and oh yes is it good very good, but not twice as good as a $40 bottle or even a good $20 bottle.... "go figure" And I dare say a prudent shopper could find such matching wines regularyl in the $20 range if they know what to look for, anyway I turned my friends on to the deal, they agree it is a sin to be selling that wine at that $7 price, 'course they immediately went over there and cleaned the shelfs, lest it fall into the hands of the unworthy. I regret I didn't buy 2 cases but alas this is not the first nor will be the last such anomaly I come across.
My friend recently got a free bottle of Laphroaig 15 free...seems a casual acquintence of his girlfriend got it for a gift, had no idea what it was and thougt it tasted like shit, "One man's treasure is an other man's junk"...thank god for that rule too.
Anyway, thanks for the fun, and oh yea, I am a fan of the Bowmore Legend and will continue to be, but to tell you the truth I just don't think it is going to be a legend in any one's mind anytime soon. cheers guys
Hey and if I do happen to hit the lottery you can be dram'd sure I'll be drinking the big stuff and runnin' with the big dogs too.