Originally Posted by Mike Ballash
Just new here at the site but I see several posts where different individuals have come across single bottles of old whiskey through various means. Anyways, I assume most of us here are whisky drinkers. Why would anyone be interested in selling off a 40-year-old bottle of whiskey that their grandfather had in the house? It just surprises me that people seem so reluctant to open and drink it, rather than wonder as to it's value (which likely isn't a whole lot of money) and then consider selling it. Just seems a bit strange to me, perhaps others might disagree?
I agree with you Mike. I have found that because someone has found an old bottled blend in their grandfather's house while cleaning, that is a common bottling, they think it is worth a gahzillion dollars. I'm not sure most people are whisky drinkers that hit this site as there are a lot of UNREGISTERED
users. Why not just register. It's easy to do and cost nothing. Whisky is meant to be drunk. I do understand collecting as I am a collector myself, but there isn't a bottle that I have that I won't open. My son can attest to that as I opened my bottle of BLACK BOWMORE
( now selling at The Whisky Exchange for $4700.00
) for my grandson's Christening. I refuse to sit around and wonder about the taste of an expression because it cost me money. The money is already spent; so why not enjoy with family and friends. A person has never enjoyed the true qualities of whisky until they have fully walked around the block. One can brag that they own a bottle of BLACK BOWMORE
, but I can brag that not only have I owned a bottle, but that I have tasted it as well. The tasting experience not only enhanced my appreciation, but also added to my knowledge of the drink that much more.