If i remember correctly they were selling nips from a black Bowmore at the Ballygrant Inn on Islay during one of the festivals a few years ago,can't remember the price though.
I'm normally not a moralist but I find it quite decadent to spent that much on a nip of malt and I beliefe there are quite a few things (not only malts) that I would rather buy for 155 Pounds.
With that money I might buy two bottles of Rosebank 12 YO, or two Laddies 3D3, or two PC6,...
Now, if I ever hit the lottery, well. . .
Willie JJ wrote:Of course given your location its not impossible that some rich tourists might want to try it. That's where the market for the BB would be I think. Not from folks like us.
Willie hits it on the head, I think. There are a lot of people who would splurge while on a big vacation. It is an experience like any other.
but as for me... no.
On the flip side however, during my honeymoon on Islay in the summer of 1995, my wife and I shared a dram of the Black Bowmore in the Lochside Hotel. It was a 35ml measure and after we plucked up the courage to buy it, we savoured it for the best part of an hour - it had one of the best finishes on a malt I think I've ever tasted.
As far as I can remember it cost £12, which was a pretty big to deal to us then and quite a large portion of our weekly disposable income (my wife was a poor teacher and I was finishing off my PhD). In fact, when I look at our joint incomes then, and our joint incomes now £12 equates pretty well to £155 (a bit more expensive, relatively, in 2008). I guess this backs up Willie's point - there is always someone (rich tourist, or someone celebrating) who'll pay for something memorable.
I guess I have other priorities for my money now, which is a bit of a shame....
* Can afford it, but won't pay that amount (isn't worth it, IMHO).
On second thought, nah. I'd rather go to one of the fine shops in town and splurge there.
Failing that rather unlikely scenario though, I voted no, simply because I can't afford to spend that much on one dram. I'm pushing the boat out if I only end up with the one bottle with that amount. However, if I was rich enough I'd definitely go for it; you only live once, and it's not every day you have the chance to try something as special as BB.
*I would have said 'keep the lass as a souvenir', but I fear that might be pushing it slightly.
When I had a bar there was customer who'd have a few drinks then ask for "your most expensive whisky". He'd have no idea how much it would cost and no idea what he was drinking . You just need a few customers like him, Whiskibar
31yo - £195
30yo - £295
29yo - £495
per 35ml dram....
Ali did like a laugh......
10yo Ardbeg Allied Bottling - £1000
Quite a few at £95 a dram...
Ardbeg 1975 Japanese Choice
Sigbeg 1967 28yo
Cadbeg 1974 15yo
Cadbeg 1965 24yo
Bowmore 1964 15yo
Bowmore 1956 Over 21
Berrys 1963 Laphroaig
Caol Ila 1976 20yo 150th Ann.
Lagavulin Original 12yo
Great reading this Menu , Brings back great memories from our stays there.....
I have paid £10 per cl and that is about the maximum I would pay.
(OK, Black Bowmore seems very interesting, make it £15 .... )
IÂ´m not sure that I ever really want to try it, because it might mean loosing or demasking a legend ....
Black Bowmore is currently £2100 in TWE
Black Bowmore 25ml costs the bar £75 & Sells for £155 (Gross Profit on 1 dram £80)
or more in the punters favour
Black Bowmore 35cl costs the bar £105 & sells for £155 (Gross Profit £50)
Even with the bigger glass I think to make a gross profit of 50quid on a single glass is taking the piss and yes I know it's a big out lay in the first place but still imo does not justify these prices.. And that is why I never pay more than £8 for a dram. The more expensive the whiskey the less value you get in a bar. But that's just me I'm tight
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corbuso wrote:If you were in London, some would be willing to pay £155. Personally, I would not pay more than £60 for a nip
Have to agree that London's probably the only place you could sell at that price and then again only if it's the most expensive whisky on offer so that the city boys can show off to their mates how much £££ they have - no point buying the second most expensive dram!
A straight yes maybe or no choice of would suffice.
Since a common markup in (swedish) bars seems to be around 400% I think £155 is a very fair price if we talk about a dram of 4cl at a bar (In Sweden such a dram would thus cost closer to £400 at a bar - if a nip means 2cl 155£ would still be better than what I would expect at a bar here).
If I could afford it I would have then tried it at your bar but currently it is far out of my reach for a single dram
I don't think I can change the poll now or I would take the 'Can't afford it' off as I do understand many people just wouldn't want to try it in the first place and I don't mean any offence, I am just trying to guage general opinion to the Black Bowmore and if it is viable to invest in it for a bar environment and this is the best way that people can respond annonymously.
Willie JJ wrote:Newbie wrote:£155 would be much better spent on other things such as a decent meal!
Remind me never to go to the chip shop with you.
Not even if I was buying Willie?
Last time my mate when to get fish&chips it cost him £6 from the local chippy! Its very very nice but I remember when I could get a cod, fish, curry and a drink for £3!
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