2018 Cali Winner: Tackles
- Aug 26, 2011
Well, I'd love to crack a bottle of Rhetoric 23yr, but unfortunately, just prior to this damn pandemic, I drank my last bottle. So I'm on the lookout. It's quality stuff.I think the first question is --- When this pandemic is done, when is the tasting party at your place?
Several years back in 2008, when I lived in Syracuse, Crown Royal had released Cask No. 16, which is a blend of higher end Crown's and finished in a Cognac barrel. I remember I went to pick up a normal bottle of Crown and the liquor store owner had over ordered the Cask 16. So I bought a bottle to try out as he was selling it at a discount to normal CR, around $34/bottle for the 750mL bottles, due to the overstock.
Anyway, I tried it and absolutely loved it, so I went back the next day and bought 4 cases of the stuff. Crown discontinued production on it in 2012 as the barrels were hard to come by. Anyway, over the years, I've drank a bottle here and there, because I love the stuff. Anyway, I have somewhere around 4 bottles left and stupid me just looked for the market value of it, because I haven't looked in a few years, and holy hell?!?!
That's Pappy pricing! Jesus this bourbon scene is absolutely insane. I'm not a seller, I only imbibe. So, it looks like I'm going to crack one of these boys soon!