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The high life

The Daily Mail reports that a bottle of scotch is up at auction and is expected to go for upwards of £10, 000, or £300 a shot. Rather pricier than my usual cooking Scotch- anyone feeling generous is welcome to send me a bottle of J&B, or for further up the, erm, food chain, Macallan.

Anyway, this put me in mind of the tale of Malcolm Forbes and the $155,242 bottle of 1787 Lafite from Jefferson's cellar. The tale goes that the Big M was so proud of it that he exhibited it under lights in the lobby of the Forbes building, and when the Capitalist Tool finally got around to deciding to drink it, the cork had shrivelled due to heat etc and it was undrinkable. The only references to the tale I have found have been not been what one might call definitively authoritative, so it might be an urban legend.
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Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 2:16 pm

there was a good chance it was already vinegar anyway,so you are being a touch harsh,  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:22 pm

Rigger - People Who Know tell me that wine should be re-corked regularly. Nothing stays in my cellar long enough.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:32 pm

Cellar,what cellar, I thought it was all for drinking !  



Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 3:12 pm

A "tool" indeed.  



Anonymous Ellee said... 3:55 pm

Yes, no point in displaying wine for its ornamental value, what a waste.

I do think people are wine snobs though, I love those blind testings where there £3.49 bottle of Asda plonk is deemed superior to a £25 bottle.  



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