Glass of 12 year old Glenlivet Scotch at Stephano’s in Burnsville, MN
Now, I love scotch — I mean, I really really love it but there’s no way I could see myself putting down $525 but maybe I could beg Kim into giving it to me as an anniversary gift! What do you think honey? ;) I mean, you bought me a bottle of 18 year old scotch for our wedding, why not pony up a couple more dollars for this? Pretty please? heh.
Aside from the article going into how expensive the bottle is ($12,000), how rare it is (420 were made for world-wide distribution with 8 going to the “central region” of which The St Paul Grill got 4), and how it scored a 95/100 which is the highest score ever it doesn’t mention that a 60 year old bottle of Macallan which was bottled in 1986 went for $54,000.
Do the people who purchase these rare bottles actually drink it (like it’s intended for the Republican National Convention) or do they covet the unopened bottle like some vintage Coke can with their favorite football team’s stats on the side?
There were two cherished quotes in the Pioneer Press article:
1. “In all, eight bottles of the scotch were made available to Remy Amerique’s central U.S. region, stretching from the Dakotas to Ohio, Deshon said. Of those, four were set aside for Minnesota. At least one was snapped up by Chicago; another disappeared somewhere in Ohio. Minneapolis got squat.”
Coming from the Pioneer Press, I’m not surprised they mentioned it…
2. “Eighteen- and 25-year-old (scotch) – you’re splitting hairs. At 50, you’re just showing off. It’s not gonna get you any drunker.”
Obviously, “Mark”, a seemingly drunken Phoenix salesman who uttered the above gem, doesn’t drink scotch and was probably happily sucking down one too many Bud Lights on his expense account while offering his outlook on fine alcoholic beverages.
If anyone wants to donate $525 to the site for the purpose of me trying out a glass of this scotch, please contact me and we’ll make arrangements ;)