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the value of specialist and matured whisky

Post by andygolfer » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:08 am

a very interesting article on the BBC website for those that enjoy the odd dram or two:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-s ... s-41558737

loved this extract:
So why are people willing to spend such eye-watering amounts of money on the spirit?
The answer isn't straightforward.
For some, casks are merely an investment. For others, such as connoisseurs and collectors, there's more emphasis on the experience - tasting a spirit that has been ageing in oak casks for decades.
But rarity is also highly prized.

That may sound strange when an estimated three billion litres of the spirit is busy maturing in storage - enough to fill 12,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.


that's the kind of swimming pool I just wouldn't want to get out of! :D
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Re: the value of specialist and matured whisky

Post by Fullenglish » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:04 am

Referring to your last comment I'm glad you said that bearing in mind your signature comment :Wow:
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Re: the value of specialist and matured whisky

Post by andygolfer » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:53 pm

Fullenglish wrote:Referring to your last comment I'm glad you said that bearing in mind your signature comment :Wow:
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Oh dear - Mike's been at my signature again! - he's not just the admin, he's a very naughty boy!

time to retaliate :D
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