Originally Posted by bkblankenship
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 and GUEST 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.
I'm a total rookie when it comes to scotch although I have a close friend who smokes cigars with me that knows quite a bit. What is the story behind you having such an expensive bottle? Do you normally have such pricey stuff in your inventory? Hope you don't think I am snooping. I think I had a Bowmore once, cheaper Bowmore, of course, I remember it being SUPER smokey, at least that's how I would describe it. Does that seem to be an accurate description? I found it rather hard to get used to and I don't think I asked for a second shot. Myself, I like rye whisky better, and of course it is much cheaper than the premium scotch brands I would think.