We might as well get the “showing off how cool my whisky collection is” off with a bang. Except this isn’t my whisky. It belongs to my dad.
Currently, this is selling for around £2,000 at auction. That’s around £100 for a single measure. I’ll let that sink in for a moment… and now it’s sunk in, you can imagine spilling that at a bar!
I bought this for my dad’s 60th birthday around 17 years ago. It cost about £200 (from memory) and since then it’s been sat in the bottle, in the nice wooden box, in the drinks cabinet, in their living room.
This touches on a problem with whisky. I often get bought bottles of rare cask strength whiskies that seem “too good” to have on a regular basis. Sometimes they’re “too good” to have, on all but the most special of occasions… and eventually, you end up with a whisky that is “so good” that you can’t for shame to open it.