9 budget-busting bottles of liquor

How much for that bottle? Quaffing any one of these extremely rare and old spirits could set you back a pretty penny.

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Feb 13, 2013 12:25AM
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Rarity or exclusivity is always very expensive. Whether it is a classic collector car, a fine antique or a work of art, there will always be a few wealthy people who can easily afford these items. Their rationale to acquire them, however, may not be so evident to the teeming masses of average people who struggle on a daily basis to put bread on the table and pay the electric bill. Personally, I find it strange to spend thousands on a bottle of cognac.... but to each his own. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it always will be.

Peace ~

Feb 12, 2013 10:56PM
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All I have to say is that the people who pay these kinds of prices simply have more money than they have sense.  It is the height of egotism for them to pay such outlandish prices for a common alcoholic libation just so they can say that they have something no one else has.  What is the point in that?  LOL  I have always fostered a genuine dislike for snobbish individuals and the folks who waste that kind of money are primo snobs to say the least.  Lets see now.  How many starving children in Somalia or Bangladesh would $22,000.00 feed?

 

 

Feb 13, 2013 10:17AM
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I will drink to their health...because no matter how much money you have, you can't buy THAT!
Feb 13, 2013 11:12AM
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What’s it matter As long as the tax payer is paying, what the “HEY!”

A toast to the new budget!

Feb 14, 2013 12:01AM
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just give me a Tanduay Rum Blue or a double Scotch- single malt or blended. that's my kind of alcohol.

 

Feb 13, 2013 4:55PM
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Give me some "Two-Buck Chuck"     

Same outcome

Feb 13, 2013 1:12PM
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Golly, what might the bottles of pre-Castro Bacardi Cuban rum that I've been hoarding all these years be worth?
Jun 7, 2013 3:53PM
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You don't have to spend a fortune necessarily and age/price don't necessarily mean that the taste is better. Interesting contrast to bartender picks for best spirits under $25: http://liquor.com/slideshow/cheap-thrills-great-liquor-under-25/#2
Feb 13, 2013 1:18PM
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first of 80k for a bottle of cognac nuff said right there second I would walk down the street and buy a bottle of wine and just drink it right there in the street and be like FML 
Feb 13, 2013 12:37PM
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suprised HAVANA CLUB RUM isn't on the list.
But then it can't be purchased in the USA
Feb 13, 2013 12:05PM
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just think how many people that money could feed. Hell's wide open for people like this.
Feb 13, 2013 11:48AM
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I am in my 50's.  I don't drink alcohol.  I have never ingested alcohol, not even one drop, ever.  I don't see I have missed anything.  I watch others puke all over, crash their cars, stumble, forget, sleep in odd places and positions, hurt themselves and others, act stupid and smell terrible. 

 

Unfortunately,I have been around drinkers quite a bit, from my seriously alcoholic high school to years of business associates.  If it tastes anything like it smells on the breath of the drinker, there is nothing to miss. 

 

I was also chaste prior to marriage and faithful for the last 30 years.  Idoits who drink and fornicate can be the parents of morons if they like.

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