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post #2521 of 2549 Old 03-18-2015, 08:31 PM
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and this was just too good to pass up, (don't look Mo'!)
GlenDronach Single Cask 10 y/o cask strength 54.1%
one of the finest sherried single malts I've ever had... for just $57.97
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That's for missing out on that great price. I'd have bought a case too.

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There is speculation from my stores distributor that GlenDronach "may" be following other distilleries NAS (no age statement) releases
but they cant really introduce the new whisky when older "age statement" bottles are still readily available.
...So they are discounting the age statement bottles to move them off the shelves before bringing in the new stuff.

Weird, I would have thought the fact that the older age statement bottles will eventually be gone for ever
would justify charging a premium (increased cost) for them???


Glendronach is my clear favorite distillery and if they're going to NAS stuff, I'll be very, very disappointed.

I'm also a little dismayed that these sales are now and not in May when I'll be in Calgary. That's very painful to me. My big goal for May was to hit up a number of stores and see what single Cask Glendronachs were about and I was really hoping to stumble into a ten year old version to try.

I have to say I'm surprised they'd kill their core line to bring in NAS whiskies, given how much Ralfy has elevated the reputation of the Revival. Weird. Also weird that given they just released the 11th release of their single cask whiskies they might be moving away from it? Very confusing all around.

Just hope something remains when I get to Calgary.

Boomassiv, many sherry finish whiskies will tickle your fancy if you like the Macallan. Pricing might very a bit, as the 12 y/o Macallan can be had for quite a low price. I very much like the Glendronach 12 y/o which is also a sherry finish, but will price out higher than the Macallan. The Aberlours are quite good as well. I've not had the 12, but the 16 and the A'bunadh (release 49 is apparently very good) are both sherry bombs. I've also heard the BenRiach 12 matured in sherry wood is better than their 16 year old Pedro Ximenez finish. I have the latter and it is very good so if the 12 is better, for less money that's a win. It should be comparably priced with the Macallan. If Glendronach is moving to NAS whiskies, I might move to buying BenRiach more regularly though it is all under the same umbrella company.
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Thanks for the recommendations I will try some of those also. I have been on a tequila kick the last few days though and wondering what a $$$ tequila will do for me. Right now I have El Mayor Anejo and Tres Generaciones Anejo out which are both under the $45 mark. The 12year Macallan cost me $70+ after taxes here unfortunately.
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Yet another Laddie added to the shelf, The Scottish Barley Classic Laddie

Their entry level un-peated offering that replaced the Laddie 10,
Nothing but pure velvety Barley syrup and a buttery vanilla Oak cask influence
from American ex-bourbon barrels. no color added, non-chill filtered, and bottled at 50% Woohoo!!

and just...$55 more than makes up for missing out on more of the Glendronach 14 y/o Virgin Oak





It's very similar to my Bruichladdich Islay Barley ($68, Gold tin),
woody with subtle fruity tones of peach, pear and a touch of orange/lemon grapefruit.

I'm very impressed with the quality for the money from this Distillery
Currently looking for the Bere Barley version, a rare ancient barley that dates back to the Vikings

http://www.bruichladdich.com/the-whi...re-barley-2008

I've already located a Black Art 4.1 (23 y/o), B-Day is about 4 weeks away

I must say they have the most impressive painted embossed tins/bottles if you're into collecting them.
My B-Day bottle from last year Black Art 3.1 22 y/o Bourbon Matured with fine Red Wine finish



The best part about painted bottles is the wife can't see how much you've had,
...the bad part is you can't see how much is left.

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I haven't tried any of those libations but I must say, for the price, this Scotch is awesome!
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I haven't tried any of those libations but I must say, for the price, this Scotch is awesome!
I've not had that but I have heard there are some very good blends around these days. Great King Street is apparently remarkable for the price point.

Boomassiv, where are you located? $70 seems high if you're in the U.S., even in Hawaii I was able to find Macallan 12 for under $60.
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I've not had that but I have heard there are some very good blends around these days. Great King Street is apparently remarkable for the price point.

Boomassiv, where are you located? $70 seems high if you're in the U.S., even in Hawaii I was able to find Macallan 12 for under $60.


Little Rock Arkansas area and spirits have always been high in this area. I don't travel for work like I used to so no chance to stock up elsewhere. 61.95 or something here but the taxes......
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Was perusing the "behind locked glass" section of my store the other day. If we divide it between three of us it's only $1,333.33 each.



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Little Rock Arkansas area and spirits have always been high in this area. I don't travel for work like I used to so no chance to stock up elsewhere. 61.95 or something here but the taxes......
Ah, I see. I never get to that part of the country so don't know it at all. And taxes, yeah, taxes. 13% for us. Costco maybe? Probably depends on state laws.



40 year old Balvenie, hmm? Gonna have to pass on that one, I really don't think I'd appreciate that just yet Waboman.


I did buy a bottle today and I blame Pio for it. I scored the very last bottle of Glendronach cask #1488 in the province. I had them bring it down from about four hours away and picked it up today. #269 . I also have a couple in the 300s and one sub-100 numbered bottle, all out of 641 total bottles. That'll tide me over until I get to Calgary and hopefully can find some numbered batches out there.
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$4000?
Too rich for me, I'd rather have 40 $100 bottles than a single for $4k

My most expensive bottle was $200, maybe a handful around $150 bought on special occasions.
But most of my Scotch purchases fall between $50-$100 ...about $75 on average.
My taste buds can appreciate the jump in quality at $100 bottle over most $50 bottles.
...But the difference is not nearly as noticeable when jumping from a $100 to $200 bottle.
it should be twice as good , but its not often the case.

Kind of like doubling the wattage of your amplifier from 50w to 100w may only realize
an increase in about 3db and will most certainly not sound twice as loud.

The highest price bottle I've seen locally is a 50 y/o Glenfiddich.
I like my Scotch, but I think I'd rather have a $100 bottle and a new Harley instead for $22k


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I see a lot of scotch and thought that this thread could use a collection of good ole' Kentucky Bourbon!
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I see a lot of scotch and thought that this thread could use a collection of good ole' Kentucky Bourbon!
Nice.

I'm sadly not much of a bourbon guy. Sort of killed it for myself in my teenage years with Jack and Jim in bad situations. I should probably try something nice again but still far too many Scotch whiskies I want to add to my collection.

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$4000?
Too rich for me, I'd rather have 40 $100 bottles than a single for $4k

My most expensive bottle was $200, maybe a handful around $150 bought on special occasions.
But most of my Scotch purchases fall between $50-$100 ...about $75 on average.
My taste buds can appreciate the jump in quality at $100 bottle over most $50 bottles.
...But the difference is not nearly as noticeable when jumping from a $100 to $200 bottle.
it should be twice as good , but its not often the case.

Kind of like doubling the wattage of your amplifier from 50w to 100w may only realize
an increase in about 3db and will most certainly not sound twice as loud.

The highest price bottle I've seen locally is a 50 y/o Glenfiddich.
I like my Scotch, but I think I'd rather have a $100 bottle and a new Harley instead for $22k








I read an article on this stuff and they said the last bottle sold in the states went for 38000 at auction. That would be a nice turn around.
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I read an article on this stuff and they said the last bottle sold in the states went for 38000 at auction. That would be a nice turn around.
Maybe we should all go in on it, since it's priced in Canadian dollars there in the photo. Add a 25% premium with U.S. bucks.

Oh, and the Cards won tonight. Drinking a little whisky and a little beer to celebrate.
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Tequila kick. The last three I picked up Patron, Tres Generaciones and El Mayor all of which are Anejo. I prefer the El Mayor which is the darkest in color and just has the most taste and smoothest to me. Any recommendations?
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Maybe we should all go in on it, since it's priced in Canadian dollars there in the photo. Add a 25% premium with U.S. bucks.

Oh, and the Cards won tonight. Drinking a little whisky and a little beer to celebrate.
I went in with cash in hand today, only to find the price has since jumped to $26000
that old pic with $22k was from November 2012 Cruising the AVS Forum while intoxicated...



...damn inflation, now I have to wait until next payday lol!

I did find another Bruichladdich, The Organic 2003
"Anns An T-Seann Doigh " Gaelic for `In the traditional Way`



Damn their bottles/tins are sexy as hell



And the Scotch Gods have smiled upon me once more,

Wine&Beyond replenished their GD Single Cask shelves,
4 different years this time...and ALL on sale. WoooHooo!!!

Having tried the 15, 16 an 17 y/o and knowing the 10 is the best!
...and the cheapest. I went with the 10 (again)

They also had about 4 different Benriach 15 y/o (46%) bottles on for about the same $55-$60

Tawny Port, Rum, Mediera and Pedro Ximenez finish...but I decided to go with what I know
and went home with a case of the 54% GlenDronach 10 y/o Single Cask instead...

Thick golden nectar of buttery caramel and chocolate covered coffee beans
and sweet sultana raisins Oh-eM Gee!! it just doesn't get better than this for PX sherry finished whisky





Bottle #'s are 295-300 out of 671 bottle batch...right in the sweet spot this time.



$365 with tax/deposit for the whole case
I guess that will use up my B-Day budget
= no Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1 for me this year

Still no change in the GD 18 y/o Allardice, 15 y/o Revival prices yet
but I've got enough 'Dronach to last me until it does drop.

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Tequila kick. The last three I picked up Patron, Tres Generaciones and El Mayor all of which are Anejo. I prefer the El Mayor which is the darkest in color and just has the most taste and smoothest to me. Any recommendations?
Have you tried KAH? http://www.kahtequila.com/

My favorite is the Reposado
it's the highest strength (110 proof) allowed by law... but still very smooth.
Blanco (left) Reposado (middle) Anjero (right).

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Have you tried KAH? http://www.kahtequila.com/

My favorite is the Reposado
it's the highest strength (110 proof) allowed by law... but still very smooth.
Blanco (left) Reposado (middle) Anjero (right).



On i haven't but I have seen seen some good reviews. Not much on skull bottles but those are actually nice looking. I will pick some up thanks
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I love the bottles, each one individually hand painted
no two are exactly identical, I even have the miniatures

Everybody smile nice for the camera.... cheeeeeeeze
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Well went I went with every intention of getting a bottle of Kah. Problem is The Macallan 12 sherry 1.75l was on sale for $105(125 normal). Maybe the Kah next time
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Six weeks to Calgary. I'm buying every damn bottle of Glendronach in existence.
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They had a couple bottles of that yesterday I guess I should have tried it. I can't remember the ages.
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I love the bottles, each one individually hand painted
no two are exactly identical, I even have the miniatures

Everybody smile nice for the camera.... cheeeeeeeze


I read that they started screen printing the bottles so save those hand painted ones!
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They had a couple bottles of that yesterday I guess I should have tried it. I can't remember the ages.
Did any of them look like this:




I'm a big fan. Pio is too but his tastes are more diverse than mine. He also has much better options for buying, which is why I'm grumpy (not really) when I read his posts. We get very little locally, just the 12/15/21 and we did have the one run of single cask that was done specifically for our liquor board. I managed to score four of those over the run that they had here. I always thought they'd go on sale but they never actually did.

Interesting link here about the age of Glendronach whiskies. Our local stores have 2013 bottlings currently on the shelves so I've been picking up an extra bottle or two.
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I'm a big fan. Pio is too but his tastes are more diverse than mine. He also has much better options for buying, which is why I'm grumpy (not really) when I read his posts. We get very little locally, just the 12/15/21 and we did have the one run of single cask that was done specifically for our liquor board. I managed to score four of tuuhose over the run that they had here. I always thought they'd go on sale but they never actually did.

Interesting link here about the age of Glendronach whiskies. Our local stores have 2013 bottlings currently on the shelves so I've been picking up an extra bottle or two.



I got by today with the wife in tow. I managed to pick up a 12 year Glendronach bottled in 2013. Interesting read on the ages, thanks for that info. It seems more complex than the Maccallan 12 but also has a bit more burn I'm not found of. Though with that said the taste in my mouth prior to going down is very nice and the smell is wonderful. Unfortunetly my county just became a "wet" one and I have to go over to the next to get liqour still. Hopefully prices will fall with more competition around. Price for 12 year was 59 and I believe $99(?) for 15 year which are the only two they had.

I also picked up a bottle of Kah reposado. Wow I should of went ahead and spent a few extra $ for the anejo because I bet it is great. The reposado is very smooth to be as fire as it is lol. Almost reminds me of wasabi when you drink it your nostrils open up and it gives a heat/filling feeling in your mouth that goes down smooth. I can only imagine the anejo is very smooth. It set me back $55.

ETA. Who wants to fly in with a single cask bottle of 10 year for me?

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I also tried a new beer today at the mexican food joint we frequent. Oculto was the name of it. It was just ok for what I refer to as "pee water" light beer. Wife liked it much more than I.
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I dropped by my local Superstore for a GlenDronach 12 y/o
all my previous purchases there were 2013 bottles...the price was good $46.99 CAN ( $37.38 $US)
but it was stamped 2014.

I took this shot with my phone and went straight to my co-op store
and they price matched it (for a 2011 stamped bottle) , their regular price was $62.99





that's about the best bang for the buck you can find for a good sherried single malt.
...but it rates about an 84/100 compared to a single cask at 90+ that I paid about $10 more for (sorry Mo)

I'd love to share with my friends, but local laws have very strict shipping restrictions,
I cant even send within my own province or country...let alone to the U.S.
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I dropped by my local Superstore for a GlenDronach 12 y/o
all my previous purchases there were 2013 bottles...the price was good $46.99 CAN ( $37.38 $US)
but it was stamped 2014.

I took this shot with my phone and went straight to my co-op store
and they price matched it (for a 2011 stamped bottle) , their regular price was $62.99





that's about the best bang for the buck you can find for a good sherried single malt.
...but it rates about an 84/100 compared to a single cask at 90+ that I paid about $10 more for (sorry Mo)

I'd love to share with my friends, but local laws have very strict shipping restrictions,
I cant even send within my own province or country...let alone to the U.S.





!!!!$$$$$ what!!! WOW If I lived closer I would be making some trips lol.
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Originally Posted by PioManiac View Post
I dropped by my local Superstore for a GlenDronach 12 y/o
all my previous purchases there were 2013 bottles...the price was good $46.99 CAN ( $37.38 $US)
but it was stamped 2014.

that's about the best bang for the buck you can find for a good sherried single malt.
...but it rates about an 84/100 compared to a single cask at 90+ that I paid about $10 more for (sorry Mo)

I'd love to share with my friends, but local laws have very strict shipping restrictions,
I cant even send within my own province or country...let alone to the U.S.
Nah, no worries. I'd be buying the ten year old as well if I could. Applying the same bottling information you might well be getting a very nice whisky out of that, depending on when it was bottled. Could be a 14-15 year old.

We've had the discussion on shipping and it's a simple no-go in Canada period. Works in some states, but not all (North Dakota and Minnesota are ironically in the no category).

Great price on the Glendronach 12 for sure. The Superstore price is about what we pay here (the 15 is $94 before taxes now) so it looks like Boomassiv and I have the same pricing in our home currencies. Nothing great but it works ok. I've said it before and I'll say it again: if I had to buy from my local liquor store and couldn't get anything from anywhere else, I'd drink the Glendronach 12 - simply the best sherried whisky for the buck that's available to me. There are some other really good ones too (Aberlour A'bunadh) but the pricing doesn't match up. The equivalent NAS Macallan runs at $100 so it cannot compare pricewise, never mind the NAS crap.

I've got three or four stores lined up for Calgary in May. I've got $400 set aside. I'll make out ok but I know already I'm looking for Glendronach single cask offerings for the most part. If there's a great price on something like the 18 or an Oban 18, I'll go in on that too, but the plan is in place.
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