Originally Posted by j
Hmm. If one could theoretically get his hands on some Pappy Van Winkle 20 or 23, how much would it be worth in the informal secondary market?
Probably not much more than retail I am afraid, since most people who are willing to pay retail can usually find a source. I just picked up a bottle of 20 year old for $105 the other day, and saw the 23 on the shelf for $250 IIRC. Still have half a bottle of the 23 yo sitting on my bar, and while it's very good, it's not worth the $150 premium to the 20 yo, at least not to an unsophisticated palate like mine,
Originally Posted by pscolari
I think something like a George T Stagg bourbon might have more worth on the secondary market than the 20 and 23 yr PVW. This is something I rarely see on store shelves in Boston.
Maybe more worth in terms of % premium over retail, but I doubt it'd fetch more an a $ basis.. I love GTS, but one gets high proof fatigue very quickly, it's only good as a once a week treat IMO.