Sometimes $40 is too much and other times $100 seems a bargain. It really is hard to pin it down to a limit, but I will say I know what I won't pay AGAIN for certain bottles.
I usually put my limit at €140 with some exceptions at €200+.
However, I will not buy a bottle at over €400.
Unfortunately, the price of cask strength single cask is increasing rapidly and hope it will stop soon.
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Second, I have no trouble finding great whisky for much less than $70 in Alberta, such are the virtues of private retail distribution. I have a lifetime left to explore whiskies, so I'm in no great rush to step into the premium malt bracket.
Honestly, before I ever started with tasting malt whisky, I stated that spending the double amount for a whisky could never be justified. Hmmm... I have to rectify this, because I dare say that the taste of some expensive whiskies make more than up their price!
It is really a matter of budget, because I know I will never be able to buy some whiskies which I know were a gift from heaven !
C_I wrote:I just apply a hard limit of €100 (€50 for not CS whiskies), and yes, that excludes some bottles. This then requires some creative purchasing to stay below the €100 (a lot of searching, and if you found something interesting, pick it up).
Also, when a malt is above a €100 would you enjoy it?
Yes, definitely (because I buy a whisky to enjoy it, not as an investment).
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