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How do they preserve expensive scotch?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by DeMoN2318, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    So I was looking at the wine list of the Craftsteak restaurant at MGM and I saw that they have Macallan 57 for $2000 a glass...

    Now I wouldn't expect that they go through a bottle of this very often...if ever...so how do they seal it to prevent oxidation? do they pull a vacuum? or fill it with nitrogen or some other gas to remove the oxygen?
     
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    split10's? Low-Roller

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    holy crap, I thought Johnny Walker Blue was stupid expensive! :eek2
     
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    undathesea Grandissimo

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    They just store it in a cool, dark, dry place. That's good enough to make the whiskey last indefinitely.
     
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    split10's? Low-Roller

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    good to know. I got a behind-the-scenes tour of the storage facility at the Harry S. Truman Home. Few cases of his whiskey there...;)
     
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    They dont give it to me

    If they want it preserved.
     
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    My tummy is a cool dark place.... hmmm.
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    It's 40%+ alcohol. That's all the preservation it needs to last nearly forever.
     
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    How many ounces?
     
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    Well here it is for sale online for $15k
    http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1036706

    750ml - 25.36 oz

    $15000 / 25 = $600 per oz retail price (sort of). So if you get two ounces (which I doubt) it is not marked up all that much.

    It is probably one ounce.

    On a side note, McAllan 60 was available recently with only 72 bottles coming up for sale with an estimated retail of $20k to $30k. One came up for auction and sold for $54,000
    http://www.whiskyadvocateblog.com/2007/12/10/54000-for-a-60-year-old-macallan/

    For you Johnnie Walker fans here is their "high end" offering
    "The John Walker" $4500
    http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/top-drop/johnnie-walker-launches-top-drop-with-the-price-tag-to-match-20101028-174pg.html
     
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    I wonder if that'll work for me, too.
     
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    Sure will, just have to be sure that 40%+ is the only preservative you use - adding a large serving of fries to the mix will do neither you nor the Scotch any good preservation wise
     
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    Sorry, but the proof isn't enough to prevent oxidation. Once a bottle gets to about the 30% level, active measures need to be taken to prevent degradation. These include nitrogen capping, vacuum-sealing and my personal favorite: killing the bottle with friends.


    BTW, the markup on that bottle is quite reasonable - only 107%.
     
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    Q:How do they preserve expensive scotch?





    A:Scotch Tape.........
     
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