Bourbon isn't expensive because it is good. It's expensive because it is rare, and desireable. There are bottles available that are under a hundred bucks that are 90+% as good tasting. Also, some people, not me, have so much money that twenty grand is like pocket change to themHard to see how hooch is worth that much.:cheers:
Here is the funny part. For $10 you can get that *same bourbon from the same company, out of the same warehouse, made with the exact same recipe (mash bill) but aged *3 years instead of 20.Found a place online with it in stock for roughly $19,000 per bottle. Makes me glad I don't drink
Yes, but no. Still alot of variables. The location of the aging in the rickhouse plays a part. And careful selection. It's like a chevette and a Corvette. Same company. Same metal. Very different final product.
There's a big variation in the pappy line. They have a 12, 15, 20, and 23. I'd be happy with any of them. I've always heard that the Weller line is closely related. I remember when pappy was readily available, before the bourbon boom hit.A pal of mine at work is a liquor connoisseur of sorts. He told me he paid $80 for a shot of Pappy Van Winkle because he wanted to try it. He said it was hard to tell if it was much better/smoother/whatever than Blanton's.
I have a bottle of Balvenie Doublewood, a couple of bottles of Palinka from my friend in Hungary and some Mezcal from the Del Maguey distillery.