From my local Craig’s List:
Selling St. George Spirits’ recently released absinthe verte now, even for $150-200/bottle, is foolish. I have 4 bottles I purchased on Friday (12/21), all signed by the master distiller and I wouldn’t sell them now for $500 each! 10 or 20 years from now they’re going to be worth a fortune! Not for the liquor, but for their historical significance and what they’ll command from collectors.
Yes, people are, indeed, offering bottles of the 12/21 Absinthe Vert (some signed by Lance, some not) for $150 – $200.
What a gyp!
And I don’t have the heart to break it to the optimist quoted above that he sounds an awful lot like those folks who bought “The Death of Superman” comic figuring that it would pay for their kid’s college education ten years down the road.
Granted, there’s a difference between a 3600 bottle run of absinthe and DC’s vast overprinting of TDoS (four or five times the usual run, wasn’t it?), but still… If everyone’s buying it expecting it to become a collectible, that’s not going to happen. Although I will agree that a signed bottle of Absinthe Verte will probably have appreciated more in 2030 than the aforementioned comic… Should this blog still be extant, come 2030, I’ll be sure to make a follow-up post, I promise.
FWIW, I’ve already opened my one bottle. I know, I know, it’s silly of me to want to actually drink the absinthe I’ve bought but that’s me for you: silly.