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$300 Vodka - distilled 159 times? Seriously?

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ncyankee101 Dec 19, 2011 12:21 PM

The name is the Roman numeral 159, CLIX.

http://drinksint.com/news/fullstory.p...

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  1. davis_sq_pro RE: ncyankee101 Dec 19, 2011 12:49 PM

    I would love to see someone like Paul Pacult do a blind taste test between that and Ketel One...

    1. StriperGuy RE: ncyankee101 Dec 19, 2011 12:52 PM

      Ahhh ha ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

      I have a bridge I'd like to sell you as well.

      Well, not you, but any idiot who would buy this.

      Sort of disappointed at the Buffalo Trace crowd for making this ridunculous product.

      The genius of Sidney Frank taken even further "The man behind Grey Goose vodka understood that Americans want to pay more."

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        davis_sq_pro RE: StriperGuy Dec 19, 2011 01:01 PM

        I'm all for capitalism and separating the idiots from their money, but I agree that it's too bad that a company I respect would get involved in such dealings...

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          ncyankee101 RE: StriperGuy Dec 19, 2011 01:08 PM

          I had to check my calendar to be sure I hadn't slept in a lot longer than I thought today, and it was April 1.

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            zin1953 RE: StriperGuy Dec 21, 2011 02:47 PM

            Agreed, on all counts . . .

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            thimes RE: ncyankee101 Dec 20, 2011 05:58 AM

            Oh it will sell for sure - not sure I'll be waiting in line though. Have to say - I'd taste it though, hate to judge before I've had a sip. Wanna send me a bottle? :D

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              ncyankee101 RE: thimes Dec 20, 2011 11:20 AM

              I would taste it too, if someone offered it to me for free. Definitely wouldn't pay the $50-60 it would likely cost for a shot, there are soooo many other things I would try in the $300 range - Pappy Van Winkle 23, Don Julio Real, Herradura Seleccion suprema.

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                StriperGuy RE: ncyankee101 Dec 20, 2011 11:29 AM

                Distilling any more than 3-4 times is meaningless even from a chemistry perspective. It's just silly.

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              mahalan RE: ncyankee101 Dec 20, 2011 06:21 AM

              What a waste of a gorgeous maple box.

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                TroyTempest RE: mahalan Dec 22, 2011 07:41 AM

                It probably cost more to make than the vodka

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                  StriperGuy RE: TroyTempest Dec 22, 2011 08:40 AM

                  Most assuredly. But that is true with any vodka / bottle combo.

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