Saturday, December 13, 2008

I've Just Amended My Christmas List

Dear Santa,

I've been good. Really, I have.

Just ask the Winnipeg Free Press.

HIGH-end scotch drinkers are scrambling to get on Santa’s “nice” list after pair of rare $3,850 bottles — taxes not included — hit liquor store shelves Friday.

The 750-ml bottles of Black Bowmore Islay single malt whisky carry the most expensive price tag for booze in the province’s history, according to Gary Dawyeuk, product ambassador for Manitoba Li­quor Marts.

“Nothing is higher,” he said, noting the total cost, including taxes, will ring in at $4,500.

Savour it. Only 827 bottles were produced in 1964. Only 12 bottles have been made available in Canada, none east of Manitoba. For the curious -- $280 a shot.

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