Originally Posted by chewy4
Well you do see it in beer, granted even the high end stuff is cheap compared to other alcoholic beverage. Most expensive I've seen a beer is around $85 for a six pack of Westvleteren 12, which is regarded as the best beer in the world by many.
But you see that a ton in scotch. Scotch can get ridiculously expensive.
I also recently found out that balsamic vinegar is like that too which had me scratching my head.
Oh, and I forgot to mention Tuscan Whole Milk: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3K9PWS2J0S7AK/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00032G1S0&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=#wasThisHelpful
Tuscan milk is god.
High end scotch proves old men like blowing money.....I like nicer alcohol but It's made to get you crunked not "taste smooth and joyous".
However, I once was invited to try a Chinese dude's "moonshine" baiju recipe he recently created in a small, remote tibetan border town at 1 am in the morning(he completed his masterpiece and ran to the local hotel/hostel to share it).
For garage Baiju....jesus christ....the greatest acohol I EVER tasted and strongest(near everclear levels). It was lemonade flavor...arguably the best lemonade I ever tasted which masked the insane proof level better than any cocktail I tried. The sour of the lemon perfectly balanced the bite of the alcohol so that it felt mildly bitter in a devilish way.
So it is possible to reach an alcohol Nirvanna but I've yet to taste any drink(microbrewery, luxury level, home made, mass market, etc.) that came even remotely close. A rare 11/10...almost Tuscan level.