Templeton Rye...How much is too much to pay for a bottle?

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  1. cdekovic

    cdekovic Well-Known Member

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    Have been on a number of waiting lists and HyVee, HyVee drug and a few stores out of Ames. Last time I got a couple bottles the going rate was about $43. I found a bottle in Ames yesterday for $69.99, plus tax. Guy says he has people traveling up from DsM to get a bottle. What do you think? Too much or not?
     
  2. JBone84

    JBone84 Well-Known Member

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    35 tops, from a TR fan. Too many other options at that price point (or below).
     
  3. bellzisu

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    Too much... You can get other Rye Whiskey that taste just as good for less. I don't know if people are fooled by it being an Iowa product or what? It's good not great, and not the true original recipe.
     
  4. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    Anything over face value, if you think its that good... pay it. But next year think ahead and there will be plenty of places to find it a few weeks out of the year.
     
  5. isucyfan

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    I picked up my first ever bottle (I'm out of state) a couple of weeks ago for $38.

    It's good stuff, but I probably won't be buying it much anymore.
     
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  7. bld1942

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    alternative...Jim Beam Rye
     
  8. bellzisu

    bellzisu Well-Known Member

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    I used to drink the heck out of it. At the time it was only $17 a bottle. Very smooth very good.
     
  9. joefrog

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    Around $36, maybe $40 tops. If you are being rational. If you love the stuff, and really don't care about watching where your beverage dollar goes, I would think $70 should be the upper limit.

    It is good stuff, and I do enjoy it, but if I find it I give it as a gift to out of state friends.
     
  10. fatkid1974

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    I'll pay up to 50 for the stuff with duct taped bottle cap in a schnapps bottle. :yes:
     
  11. isutoad

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    Where do you live? We have had it setting on the shelf at Fareway and not to many interested. I think it is around $36.00. If you were getting the real stuff it would be worth that.
     
  12. cyson

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    Paid fifty for my last bottle but prefer them with duct tape.
     
  13. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't pay more than $40, and I'm a fan.
     
  14. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  15. isutoad

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    The duck tape stuff is going to you $50.00.
     
  16. ChrisMWilliams

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    The craziest thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I was at Wine & Spirits (west) in Ames. I walked in to buy a bottle of Jack. I saw that there was a sign about TR next to the whiskey so I took a second to read it. An employee came up to me and asked me if I wanted a bottle. She went to the back and I paid 36. I had previously seen it for like 70 in Ames and asked her about that. She told me that businesses weren't supposed to be jacking up the price on it and that it is borderline illegal to do so. Who know?

    I've since saved the bottle for when my wife gets a job. There will be a big celebration that night.
     
  17. GrindingAway

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    The duct tape is off and it's a Bacardi bottle, but I just cracked open a fresh one.

    Considering the duct taped version only comes in 1.75L, $50 is a steal.
     
  18. JP4CY

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    There is probably more than one brewer then. The person that my dad knows used to sell him a lot of .375's and he gave them away as gifts. It was a regular glass bottle and it had a white mailing label on it with an American flag that said "Greeting from Templeton, IA" on it. I know he has a .750 in the liquor cabinet at home that is also very similar.
    The person who sells him this is getting up there in age and might be done cooking.
     
  19. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure the IABD lets prices become a free for all either. I was looking and it doesnt look like any of my classmates are employed there any more or I'd ask.
     
  20. Cy4Patriots

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    You work at Fareway? Where at? I've been to other Fareway stores and they have always been sold out.
     

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