Whisk(e)y prices keep soaringSeptember 19th, 2008
The prices of whisk(e)ys keep going up so fast. When will there be an end to it?
Some recent observations:
The Balvenie 1964 Vintage for $14,000
The William Heavenhill Signature Commemorative Bourbon (18 years old) for $500
Even some of the U.S. microdistilleries are selling some pricy whiskies:
Triple Eight Distillery’s eight year old “Notch” at $888
Charbay Hop Flavored Whiskey, Batch #2 at $325
I’m not here to debate the quality of these whiskies. I have not tasted all of them, but the ones I have are quality products. It’s just that I’ve been writing about whisky for two decades, and these prices surprise me. I realize that packaging (and rarity) has a lot to do with the pricing, but still this is a lot of money for the ages of these whiskies.
I wonder: when will these soaring prices finally peak?