(full site)
Fark.com

Back To Main
   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

10 Dec 2012 01:58 AM   |   9109 clicks   |   NPR
Showing 1-47 of 47 comments
Refresh
pissedoffmick     
Tough to make booze and awesome accents boring but this delivered.

10 Dec 2012 01:23 AM
ultraholland    [TotalFark]  
mix it with New Coke

10 Dec 2012 02:04 AM
LeafyGreens     
$94k for that lovely feet taste

10 Dec 2012 02:05 AM
Sleazy Rider     
Kentucky Deluxe?

10 Dec 2012 02:07 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

10 Dec 2012 02:07 AM
Ablejack     
Dalmore 62? Oh no? Then it's not a record.

10 Dec 2012 02:08 AM
Ablejack     

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.

10 Dec 2012 02:14 AM
drjekel_mrhyde     
Drew makes that in a week off Total Fark

10 Dec 2012 02:16 AM
wildcardjack    [TotalFark]  
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?

10 Dec 2012 02:16 AM
drjekel_mrhyde     
Do Star Wars collectors even drink anything besides PBR?

10 Dec 2012 02:23 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 then


May the warts be with you!

10 Dec 2012 02:27 AM
ladyfortuna     
If you do sell, make sure you offer international shipping. You'll have much more luck if you'll ship to Indonesia or whatever.

10 Dec 2012 02:28 AM
taurusowner     
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

10 Dec 2012 02:32 AM
Triumph    [TotalFark]  

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?

10 Dec 2012 02:41 AM
slackananda     

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!

10 Dec 2012 02:46 AM
Somaticasual     

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


Check the receipt?

//sorry, couldn't help it

10 Dec 2012 02:50 AM
Gordinho     
Star Warts?! well played...

10 Dec 2012 02:55 AM
lewismarktwo     

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


10 Dec 2012 03:17 AM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     

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...

10 Dec 2012 03:40 AM
turboke     

drjekel_mrhyde: Drew makesdrinks that in a week off Total Fark


FTFY

10 Dec 2012 03:56 AM
CarnySaur     

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


Noooo?

10 Dec 2012 04:17 AM
Porous Horace     
I used to have a star wars collection but then I bent my wookie.

10 Dec 2012 04:31 AM
thenooch     

Sleazy Rider: Kentucky Deluxe?


Old tennis shoes...

/ too obscure

10 Dec 2012 04:45 AM
Knight without armor     
farm7.static.flickr.comView Full Size

10 Dec 2012 05:14 AM
Quantum Apostrophe     
I'm still debating getting this... It's 450$ in the People's Republic of Kebekistan. (Half that price is taxes)

cdn.thewhiskybarrel.comView Full Size

10 Dec 2012 05:53 AM
Public Savant     

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...

10 Dec 2012 06:27 AM
H31N0US     
One sold for $94,000, purchased by an Atlanta-based whisky aficionado. 

gawker.comView Full Size


/hotlinked from gawker

10 Dec 2012 06:35 AM
dejavoodoo64     
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.

10 Dec 2012 08:02 AM
ronaprhys     
And my Southern Comfort is still running around $35/bottle or so.

And tastes better.

10 Dec 2012 08:03 AM
Dwight_Yeast     
Tulip mania.

10 Dec 2012 08:13 AM
Tillmaster     
You'd think they would have taken the time to spell it correctly.

Scotch Whisky, not "Whiskey"

10 Dec 2012 08:43 AM
Incredulous    [TotalFark]  
Whisky, Subby. It's Scotch. Not Irish.

10 Dec 2012 09:15 AM
tallen702     
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!

10 Dec 2012 09:24 AM
Jesus Burnt My Hotdog     
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.

10 Dec 2012 09:39 AM
GoldDude     
"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!

10 Dec 2012 10:00 AM
grinding_journalist     
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

10 Dec 2012 10:23 AM
JackieRabbit     

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.

10 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
Jument     

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

[cdn.thewhiskybarrel.com image 500x500]


Why is it so dark?

10 Dec 2012 10:43 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.

10 Dec 2012 10:54 AM
bunner     
thumbs.anyclip.comView Full Size


"Give 'em some squeeze"

10 Dec 2012 11:04 AM
JackieRabbit     

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.

10 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
pacmanner     
Just give me some of this. This with a good smoke.

i662.photobucket.comView Full Size

10 Dec 2012 01:13 PM
JackieRabbit     

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

[i662.photobucket.com image 460x285]


I've tried Knob Creek. Good stuff!

10 Dec 2012 01:29 PM
Haoie     
Nobody else read whiskey as wookie?

10 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
JackieRabbit     

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.

10 Dec 2012 02:52 PM
TXEric     
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...

10 Dec 2012 04:45 PM
taurusowner     

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.

10 Dec 2012 05:22 PM
Showing 1-47 of 47 comments
Refresh
This thread is closed to new comments.


Back To Main

More Headlines:
Main | Sports | Business | Geek | Entertainment | Politics | Video | FarkUs | Contests | Fark Party | Combined