What would YOU do with $500!

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How would you spend a windfall?

That one bottle (1974 Ardbeg Provenance as last seen for $599US)
A Laphroaig 30yo, plus a case of Laphroaig 10yo C/S
2 cases of Ardbeg 10yo while it's still reasonable
Start a fund for future purchases
Throw a party and invite the Forum
Other, possibilities endless?
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What would YOU do with $500!

Postby jimidrammer » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:39 pm

I have a dilemma. Yesterday I unexpectedly received $500 from my Company for perfect attendance for the year. Actually 3 years, but the last 2 were $50 gift cards. So, in my shoes what would you buy? I already had a trip planned for Friday to Dallas. The poll is frivolous, I'm just celebrating here. :wink:

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Postby vitara7 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:43 pm

buy yourself a couple of caes of ardbeg before the price goes north...

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Postby killerwhale » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:09 pm

congrats... always nice to get an unexpected bonus.
(btw, I went with the Ardbeg cases :D )

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Postby Paul A Jellis » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:15 pm

Throw a party, although I'm not sure $500 would go very far with you lot :lol: :lol:

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Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:21 pm

I voted with V7. With its take over the prices can only go north. They certainly won't be going down. It would be nice to have a supply of the ten as well before the new make catches up.

Loved Paul's comment did make me laugh.


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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:21 pm

Five different $100 bottles would give you outstanding quality and variety for some time. Besides, I'm morally obligated to come up with an option not listed.

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Postby lbacha » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:05 pm

Buy the Ardbeg, I can still get it for $38.40 a bottle and at that price it is a steal.


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Postby Wave » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:23 pm

If it were me I'd be enlarging my Port Ellen collection. There's a couple of "John Milroy's" and an OMC I've been eyeing at The Whisky Exchange. :wink:


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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:10 am

I voted the single Ardbeg 1974, cause it's coming to Norway soon from what I've been told. But no really, I'd get more than just one, but not many more, and still focus on quality not quantity. I'd get the Ardbeg 1980 Kildalton, Port Ellen 1st Release, Berry Brothers and Rudd Blue Hanger 25y, Single Malts of Scotland 1990 Longmorn, a Dallas Dhu bottling, and now I must be more than broke!! 500$ really isn't much, especially when you consider the lousy exchange rate these days!

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Postby TheLaddie » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:11 am

I'd wait for the next release of something inexpensive likely to rise in value, flog it on at a huge profit in a couple of years, then throw a huge party and invite the forum. :D

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:45 am

Honestly, I might just keep the $500 to pay for past whisk(e)y indiscretions. Or, more likely, I'd spend it on -- surprise! -- bourbon, of which I can get 20-25 better-than-standard bottles, or 5-6 super-premium editions, for that money.
Hey, gang, I openly admit to enjoying several single malts -- but bourbon is a vastly underrated pour (it's still whiskey, just different!), and still relatively inexpensive. Don't deprive yourself.

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Postby Aidan » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:16 am

TNbourbon wrote:Hey, gang, I openly admit to enjoying several single malts -- but bourbon is a vastly underrated pour (it's still whiskey, just different!), and still relatively inexpensive. Don't deprive yourself.

With that money, you could buy some scotch and some bourbon.

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Postby laphroaig10_65 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:41 am

Three bottles of "Rare Malts":

St. Magdalene
Port Ellen


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Postby jimidrammer » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:15 am

Thanks for all the ideas. I like the (5) $100 bottles, but I have backups for most of my favorites. I also should consider payback for past purchases, there's been a few. I'll let everyone know what I end up with. Probably just an unlikely collage that never matches my wishlist.

The list I had before this windfall came up was:

Laphroaig 10yo C/S(can never have too many)
Longmorn 15yo(replace before the new 16 jumps the price)
Glenfarclas 21yo(still a bargain for its age, maybe not for long)
Glen Garioch 10yo(really a bargain and one of the few 10's I like)
Rosebank '92 Murray McDavid(wanted another since the last one was gone)

Buffalo Trace Bourbon(nice for the price)
Elmer T Lee Single Barrel(finally need to try)
Wild Turkey 12yo(get it if it's still there)

Redbreast 12yo(uniquely complex and original)
Jameson 18yo Master Selection(Gold medal winner from Whisky Mag, that's good enough for me)

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