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50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

#1 Post by Matt G » June 5th, 2019, 9:16 pm

Hello all, I am looking to my 50th birthday in about 18 months.

Saving a few dollars to over indulge with some great whiskies for a party with family and friends.

Any unique suggestions, budget being up to $500?

Thanks,
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#2 Post by ERPark » June 6th, 2019, 11:55 am

How many people will be imbibing? $500 a bottle is easy. $500 to cover enough pours for an unknown number of people is difficult.
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#3 Post by Craig G » June 6th, 2019, 12:08 pm

I interpreted it as one person :-)
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#4 Post by James Lyon » June 6th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Depends on your whiskey preference. I'm not a peaty monster, but your dollars will go further with Scotch or Japanese whiskey for great and unique bottles.

Great and unique bottles of bourbon and rye are hard to find and mostly available only at expensive secondary prices these days.

I interpreted your original post that you wanted a few bottles of whiskey with a maximum budget of $500. If that's the case, get a line-up of Springbank 10, Springbank 12, Springbank 15 and Springbank 18. Compare and contrast. I know it's Scotch, but Springbank is not as peaty as others.

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#5 Post by Doug Schulman » June 7th, 2019, 4:03 pm

$500/bottle or $500 for multiple bottles? What styles of whiskey do you like?
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#6 Post by Josh Grossman » June 7th, 2019, 4:20 pm

Matt G wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Hello all, I am looking to my 50th birthday in about 18 months.

Saving a few dollars to over indulge with some great whiskies for a party with family and friends.

Any unique suggestions, budget being up to $500?

Thanks,
MG
Since you spelled it with an 'e' and not whisky--I assume you are not looking for Scotch? For bourbon Michter's 10 Years Old Single Barrel Bourbon, Old Pogue Master's Select, Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch would be my choices.

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#7 Post by Alan Eden » June 10th, 2019, 6:24 pm

Josh Grossman wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Matt G wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Hello all, I am looking to my 50th birthday in about 18 months.

Saving a few dollars to over indulge with some great whiskies for a party with family and friends.

Any unique suggestions, budget being up to $500?

Thanks,
MG
Since you spelled it with an 'e' and not whisky--I assume you are not looking for Scotch? For bourbon Michter's 10 Years Old Single Barrel Bourbon, Old Pogue Master's Select, Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch would be my choices.
You only get Bourbons like that if you have someone looking after you at a liquor store, none of those would ever hit the shelf
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#8 Post by Josh Grossman » June 10th, 2019, 6:26 pm

Alan Eden wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Josh Grossman wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Matt G wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Hello all, I am looking to my 50th birthday in about 18 months.

Saving a few dollars to over indulge with some great whiskies for a party with family and friends.

Any unique suggestions, budget being up to $500?

Thanks,
MG
Since you spelled it with an 'e' and not whisky--I assume you are not looking for Scotch? For bourbon Michter's 10 Years Old Single Barrel Bourbon, Old Pogue Master's Select, Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch would be my choices.
You only get Bourbons like that if you have someone looking after you at a liquor store, none of those would ever hit the shelf
They were all available vis Wine Searcher when I looked.

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#9 Post by Alan Eden » June 10th, 2019, 6:44 pm

The 4R alone is $400 + tax
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#10 Post by Nick Gangas » June 10th, 2019, 6:56 pm

Someone I know was looking for a special bottle or two to celebrate his sons impending marriage. A mutual friend had suggested a bottle of Boss Hog. I recommended a couple bottles of Woodford Master Collection for half the price and he was pleased as punch.

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#11 Post by Josh Grossman » June 11th, 2019, 10:33 am

Alan Eden wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 6:44 pm
The 4R alone is $400 + tax
Well under the $500 budget.

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#12 Post by Cody L » June 13th, 2019, 3:26 pm

James Lyon wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Depends on your whiskey preference. I'm not a peaty monster, but your dollars will go further with Scotch or Japanese whiskey for great and unique bottles.

Great and unique bottles of bourbon and rye are hard to find and mostly available only at expensive secondary prices these days.

I interpreted your original post that you wanted a few bottles of whiskey with a maximum budget of $500. If that's the case, get a line-up of Springbank 10, Springbank 12, Springbank 15 and Springbank 18. Compare and contrast. I know it's Scotch, but Springbank is not as peaty as others.
I will x2 on the Springbank. Absolutely delicious stuff.
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#13 Post by ScottieV » September 5th, 2019, 6:59 pm

Get a bottle of Blanton’s or others that have a dump date on your birthday.
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#14 Post by Sanjay Nandurkar » September 14th, 2019, 3:49 pm

Try the Laphroaig 25 year old. 48.9 % abv. Its seriously good whisky. Has a bit of peat and smoke but that has mellowed with age. It has intensity but it is not overblown and in your face. The length and complexity is exquisite. One of the best whisky I have tried this year.

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#15 Post by ERPark » September 14th, 2019, 4:38 pm

ScottieV wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Get a bottle of Blanton’s or others that have a dump date on your birthday.
Blanton’s brand started in 1984.

Getting a birth year bottle from 1969 is the likelier route to success.
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