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post #2551 of 3215
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Those are AWESOME prices.

That's the problem with a discussion about the best single malt scotch "value", since alcohol prices tend to vary wildly across different countries and even across states/provinces. As a result, it can make apples-to-apples value assessments difficult.

 

For example, the last time I was in Arizona, a bottle of Glenlivet 18 ran around $55 IIRC. By comparison, it costs $100 in Ontario. Regardless of how much someone enjoys it (or not) based purely on it's intrinsic merits, it's much harder to "like" at $100 than it is at $55.


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post #2552 of 3215
So Brora 35 year os hitting shelves now...got one quote at $1200 for a bottle, is that retail or is a bit jacked?
post #2553 of 3215
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I will need to try JWB to have an opinion on the matter. But is it a fair question, considering we are comparing blends to single malts?

I didn't specify single malt. Many of The Dalmore blends are quite good.

J
post #2554 of 3215

Anyone enjoy the Japanese whiskys? I was over in Japan for work the other week and tasted the main Suntory single malts:

 

 

I did really enjoy the 12yo Yamazaki, but my favorite was actually the 12yo Hibiki, which is a blend. (Also the whisky Bill Murray was pitching in Lost in Translation!)

post #2555 of 3215
The Yamazaki 12 is quite tasty, but I have heard high praise from the blended Hibiki as well. Might have to revisit them...
post #2556 of 3215
My local got a bottle of the 34 year old Brora. Awesome...until I saw it was $2k.
post #2557 of 3215
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Hope you will post your impressions. I've had the Bunnahabhain Octave and liked it quite a bit. 

 

Longmorn: sorry for the delay.  I would post my impressions, but I'm not particularly good at the tasting notes thing.  I know what I like but I have a difficult time describing what, exactly, that is.  

 

Also, while I know I'm skipping a few days here, this is tonight's dram:

 

 

While it's neither the most interesting nor the rarest of the bunch -- not by a longshot -- it's fantastic.  The Macallan I generally keep on hand is the 17, and I'd never had any of the 18s before.   

post #2558 of 3215
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I will need to try JWB to have an opinion on the matter. But is it a fair question, considering we are comparing blends to single malts?

 

I think they are different animals. I stock Red, Black, Green, Gold, Blue and Swing. Will probably get the Platinum too, eventually. My fave is the Gold, and Black was my first whisky (funny, I have found that many of my favorite malts are big contributors to the Black blend). Blue is a very good blend, but there is a cache to it that inflates its price more than it probably ought. It can be criticised for that. But, otherwise, it is what it is. The world of Scotch Whisky is so large that the preferences of the consumers are going to be all over the place.Blue is a Speyside heavy, slightly peated old whisky blend. Pretty yummy. Too expensive. What it is better than is a question of what I am in the mood for at any given moment!

 

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Originally Posted by SidewinderX View Post
 

Anyone enjoy the Japanese whiskys? I was over in Japan for work the other week and tasted the main Suntory single malts:

 

 

I did really enjoy the 12yo Yamazaki, but my favorite was actually the 12yo Hibiki, which is a blend. (Also the whisky Bill Murray was pitching in Lost in Translation!)

 

Hibiki 17 and 21 are excellent. I also had a hugely sherried Karuizawa that I loved.

post #2559 of 3215

Last night:

 

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Last night:

 

 

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Ah, the elusive F&F 16.  I attempted to have the local LCB order a case for me since it seems to be unavailable in the States.  Unfortunately they either couldn't obtain it or couldn't figure it out.  That's even more unfortunate as this version isn't much longer for the world.

post #2561 of 3215
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Ah, the elusive F&F 16.  I attempted to have the local LCB order a case for me since it seems to be unavailable in the States.  Unfortunately they either couldn't obtain it or couldn't figure it out.  That's even more unfortunate as this version isn't much longer for the world.

I got mine from MOM about 8 months ago...they still may have some.
post #2562 of 3215
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I got mine from MOM about 8 months ago...they still may have some.

MOM = Masters of Malt?

post #2563 of 3215

WTF? How, when, and why did that happen? I had no idea. Is it the whole F&F line or just the Mortlach? That's just shitful. And to think, standing in Shibuya looking at a freaking row of all the F&Fs. Damnable.


~ H

post #2564 of 3215
Master of Malt is sold out of the F&F 16. I would have some if they still did.

I heard that the F&F 16 was being discontinued as part of an email from MoM. Diageo is going to put out other Mortlachs, of different ages, and likely at higher prices. See
http://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/Diageo-Re-launches-Mortlach-Distillery-with-4-new-permanent-expressions.aspx
post #2565 of 3215
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Master of Malt is sold out of the F&F 16. I would have some if they still did.

I heard that the F&F 16 was being discontinued as part of an email from MoM. Diageo is going to put out other Mortlachs, of different ages, and likely at higher prices. See
http://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/Diageo-Re-launches-Mortlach-Distillery-with-4-new-permanent-expressions.aspx

Yes I saw this too...

MOM is Master of Malt
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