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Anyone for a 50 year old highland park? Only $17.5k in BC

http://www.bcliquorstores.com/files/attachments/bcldb_spirit_release_brochure.pdf

I'll go in on 1 mL.
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A few alco-events from last 2 days :D 

 

Sampling for my blog in the evening :D 

 

 

Westie Obelix helps me drinking :P He was born in Poland but still is more Scottish than all that whisky :P He is a great company for whisky and extremely funny :P And he will always listen ... :P 

 

 

New baby :D  ...

 

 

The Polish team of LVMH gave me this huge bottle of vodka. They asked me to stay safe with it and I took it seriously :P

 

 

Also went to a bar enjoying some whisky and making sure that none of that falls down on my jacket ;) Don't ask me why the bartender looks like a priest ;) 

 

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At the same price point ($99 CAD) should I get Macallan 12 or Glenfarclas 17?

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At the same price point ($99 CAD) should I get Macallan 12 or Glenfarclas 17?
I've not had the Glenfarclas, but I find Macallen quite overpriced these days.

J
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I've not had the Glenfarclas, but I find Macallen quite overpriced these days.

J

 

Agreed completely.  That's an awful lot of money for the Macallan 12 -- it's $60 even in my alcohol-hating state.

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Agreed completely.  That's an awful lot of money for the Macallan 12 -- it's $60 even in my alcohol-hating state.
Aberlour A'Bunadh is 'only' $95. Would that be comparable in flavor? I want to see if I like sherried scotch.
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Aberlour A'Bunadh is 'only' $95. Would that be comparable in flavor? I want to see if I like sherried scotch.

A'Bunadh is a much superior dram than Macallan 12, and is ordinarily 50% more expensive. $95 is steep for either, but I wouldn't even consider Macallan 12 at that price point.

Are you sure that's the 12 year Macallan and not the 15? The 15 is usually on par with A'Bunadh.
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A'Bunadh is a much superior dram than Macallan 12, and is ordinarily 50% more expensive. $95 is steep for either, but I wouldn't even consider Macallan 12 at that price point.

Are you sure that's the 12 year Macallan and not the 15? The 15 is usually on par with A'Bunadh.

The Macallan 15 is $150.

I went for the A'Bunadh, batch 45. So far I'm liking it; very different from the HP 12. I get a lot of Orange and cinnamon, then wood and a sort of numbing feeling on my tongue smile.gif
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I went for the A'Bunadh, batch 45. So far I'm liking it;

I'd go tor that too. Usually I prefer Islays, but went for Cragganmore DE tonight.
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At the same price point ($99 CAD) should I get Macallan 12 or Glenfarclas 17?

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Aberlour A'Bunadh is 'only' $95. Would that be comparable in flavor? I want to see if I like sherried scotch.

The GF is close yto what it should be, still a little high. Macallan is waaaayyyyyy overpriced. The Arbelour is a completely different animal...as a CS not sure I would base your opinion on sherried scotch on it. But it is very good.
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I went for the A'Bunadh, batch 45. So far I'm liking it; very different from the HP 12. I get a lot of Orange and cinnamon, then wood and a sort of numbing feeling on my tongue smile.gif

Remember the A'Bunadh is cask strength, so adding some water will change the experience. The numbing is probably from the high alcohol %.
post #2352 of 3221
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The Macallan 15 is $150.

Lord Jesus Christ! What about the working man?

J
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Lord Jesus Christ! What about the working man?

J

 

The working man drinks single malts?

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Last bottle of A'Bunadh i bought was $65 or $70 IIRC. Not terrible, especially for a solid 12yr cask strength scotch. I think Macallan is a decent scotch, but now that it's found a solid footing amongst the unwashed masses, it's a harder choice to make and it's getting pretty expensive for what it is.

Thank you, Bond movie where bond drank macallan.
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It has been overpriced since before Skyfall, and The Balvanie is next.

J
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