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Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby dramtastic » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:12 am

You know how it goes, funds are tight but you still want to drink good quality whisky. So what are your top 5 bang for your buck whisky's that are readily available?

Mine would be

Talisker 10
Aberlour 10
Nikka From the Barrel CS
Nikka Pure Malt White
Bailie Nicol Jarvie

That lot would give me a range flavors of peat, smoke, nuts, spice, honey, wood, sherry and fruit to enjoy.

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Ardbeg311 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:58 am

Talisker 10: always on sale somewhere

Lagavulin 16: many supermarket deals here

Lagavulin 12 (2004): This really isn't a BFYB dram, but I include it because it is a stellar dram, at a great price, and still readily available (A particular enoteca here bought a ton of the stuff years ago and has kept it at the same selling price). At least for now, it is a BFYB whisky in my neck of the woods.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Wilson & Morgan 'Peaty Five': Under 20 euros and provides a great peaty fix.

#6-7 might be Finlaggan and The Ileach. I would have included the Longrow CV and Glendronach 15yo 'Revival' as I think they are very good whiskies at a low price. However, since I can't actually get them here, they couldn't make my list.

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Dubois » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:31 am

Ardbeg Ten
Caol Ila 12 Yrs
Lagavulin 12 Yrs
Dalwhinnie 15 Yrs
HP 12 Yrs

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby clicker7 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:57 am

Delicious and good value:

HP 12
Tali 10
Aberlour A'bunadh
Balvenie DW
Macallan 12


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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby MoreDalmore » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:18 pm

Talisker 10
Dhalwhinnie 15
Dalmore 12
Bowmore 12
Balvenie Double Wood 12

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby MARS » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:05 pm

Glendronach 12 years 43° at 30€
Aberlour 10 years at 22€
Laphroaig cask strenght red stripe at 38€
macallan 10 years cask strenght 1 liter at 52€
ardbeg ten 1 liter 36€

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby ClubSmed » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:47 pm

Laphroaig QC @ £25
Highland Park 12 @ £28
Te bheag @ £19
Glenlivet 15 French Oak @ £30
Most Bladnoch Forum Bottling @ £35+

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby johan brugge » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:50 pm

First of all a warm welcome on this forum MARS. It's nice to have another Belgian here.

In no particular order:
- Laph quarter cask
- Laph 10yo CS
- Ardbeg 10yo
- Ardbeg Uigeadail
- BNJ

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Maccy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:35 pm

Difficult but here goes:

HP 12
Talisker 10
Bunny 12
Craggy 12
Springbank 10

It will change next week when I will substitute a couple for Ardbeg 10 and Lagavulin 16 with maybe a Glenlivet thrown in. I could add Glenfiddich or Glenmorangie on some days, and mustn't forget the Caol ila or Old Pulteney. Maybe Strathy 12 would get a look in!

I didn't think that this would be so hard!!!! :o

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby dramtastic » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:00 am

I forgot to say what I generally pay for the whiskys on my list.
Prices in Australian dollars remembering that 1 Aussie dollar equals around 92-93 US cents at the moment about 60 pence and 70 euro.

Tali 10 $75
Aberlour 10 $50
Nikka From the Barrel $20
Nikka Pure Malt White $16 but can on occasion be bought cheaper
BNJ $35

The Japanese I buy in Japan but I know the ones on my list are readily available from specialist whisky retailers in the UK and Europe these days.

OP12 was in with a shot at $55 but I wanted some sherry in my diet.

As a comparo to what some of you all can bargian buy, here you will pay for the following

Laph QC $100
Laga 16 $100
Caol Ila 12 $100
Laga 12 $120 and I've seen it up to $175 :o
A'bunadh $105
Nadurra $100

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby MARS » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:52 pm

First of all a warm welcome on this forum MARS. It's nice to have another Belgian here.

Thanks a lot johan. :wink:

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:58 pm

Peoples' responses are, of course, going to vary widely depending on local availability and pricing.

In my neck of the woods, the following remain under CDN$80, which, to me, constitutes a bargain given the quality of the whiskies:

Aberlour a'bunadh
Ardbeg 10 Year Old
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old
Glenlivet Cask Strength Nàdurra 16 Year Old
Talisker 10 Year Old

Honourable mention to:

Redbreast 12 Year Old

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby hyperfuji » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:19 am

laphroaig 10
yamazaki 12
aberlour a bunadh
laphroaig qc
ardbeg oogie

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Aidan » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:04 pm

Jameson 12
Nikka from the barrel
Highland Park 12
Laphroaig 10
Redbreast 12

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:09 pm

Highland Park 12
Jim Beam Black
Johnnie Walker Black
Gibson's Finest 18
Teacher's Highland Cream

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby scotchdrinker » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:26 pm

Glenmorangie Lasanta
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Dalwhinnie 15yo
Balvenie DW 12
Macallan 12yo

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:12 am

These get snapped up when on offer, especially: all under £25 at such times(even got a Talisker for £17 recently!!)

Talisker 10
OP12
Ardbeg 10
Macallan 10(currently @£25 from Waitrose -a little more than Aberlour 10, but IMO that much better to me)

..and I've recently seen both Abunadh and Nadurra for under £30 - great VFM depending on your mood!!(see other thread) and each big BFYB whiskies!

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Drammed » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:06 pm

Again it is relative to your local costs but here in BC....where ardbeg 10 is $94 and the Uigeadail is $134, Laga 16 is $125, Laga DE is $145 and Balvenie 12 DW is $76. consider CAD and USD at par right now too!

Anything around $80ish is usually the breakpoint for "bang for the buck" here.

Glenfiddich 15yr at $68 is pretty good
Craggenmore 12 at $76 is ok
Compass Box Oak Cross for $60 is great!

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:54 pm

I would say Ardmore Traditional Cask @ £21 takes a hell of a lot of beating , and to me has its nose in the lead.

Closely followed by Talisker 10.

After these , there is a close packed field all jockeying for position, all great scotches (Too many to mention).

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Knolly » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:00 am

Drammed wrote:Again it is relative to your local costs but here in BC....where ardbeg 10 is $94 and the Uigeadail is $134, Laga 16 is $125, Laga DE is $145 and Balvenie 12 DW is $76. consider CAD and USD at par right now too!

Anything around $80ish is usually the breakpoint for "bang for the buck" here.

Glenfiddich 15yr at $68 is pretty good
Craggenmore 12 at $76 is ok
Compass Box Oak Cross for $60 is great!


We get the royal shaft here in BC!!!

However, for the rest of the world, I would say that these are my favourite "non bank breaker" whiskies (in ~USD):

Laphroaig Cask Strength is definitely number one... $50
Ardbeg Uigeadail: $60
Talisker 10 $50 - (or the 18yo if you can find it! $75)
Glenmorangie Lasanta or Aberlour A'bunadh ~$45-50
Lagavulin 16 $65 (or the 18yo CS if you can find it for cheap @$75)

Cheers!

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Blue Note » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:29 am

I agree, Knolly, we are paying ridiculous prices in BC. I will now do my shopping at duty free stores or in Alberta. Got a litre of Ardbeg 10 at the border for $48, a litre of JW Green for $46. Got a Laphroig 18 in Portland for $90.
BC price for Macallan 18, $249, Alberta price $149,
HP 18, BC $149, Alberta $101.
Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist, BC $135, Alberta $91.50
Almost everything is 20-40% cheaper.
Check out Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, they are online and have a huge selection, tons of stuff we never see in BC. They will take an order, package it up and have Purolator pick it up and deliver to BC.

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby desouza » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:18 am

You've got to include Aberlour 12 in the group. In Dallas you can find it for $ 30.00 though most places have it for $ 39.00

Others include
Tamdhu
Laphroaig 10
Ardbeg 10
The Speyside -12 yr single

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby peergynt323 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:23 am

Laphroaig 10yo
Ardbeg 10yo
Springbank 10yo 100 proof
Glengoyne 17yo
(I'm going to throw in a bourbon) Old Forester

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby mongo » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:46 am

in minnesota:

laphroaig 18--mid $60s (most everywhere it's sold in the twin cities metro area)

tamdhu 10 (while still available)--low $20s (ditto)

dalmore 12--mid $30s (ditto)

highland park 12--low $30s-40s (have to hunt around for the low end)

laphroaig 10--mid $30s-40s (as above)

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby leomavs » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:10 am

in beazil is real hard to find single malt whisky.when you find is real espensive,for this evebody here drink blended.i need to imported single malts from europe to prove i make this in next month.at this moment my 5 here in brazil is:

black label
teacher´s
buchanan´s
logan
famous grouse finest

only single malts you can find here is glenffidich 12 years and glenlivet 12 years for 200 r$ :shock: you can buy 2 bottle of black label or 4 bottle from teachrs.so i think this is too much money for a normal whisky,and i never tried this i be waiting for a friend coming from spain for buying talisker,lagavulin and highland park to me for 167 r$.

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby queenoftheknight » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:51 pm

I just started educating myself about Irish whiskey because I have to plan an Irish Whiskey Tasting in October as part of my job.

So, after researching on the web, I went to an upscale Irish pub and ordered what was recommended. My favorites so far are:

Redbreast 12 year
Midleton Rare
Bushmill Black label
Jamison Very Rare
Tallamore Dew

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby schitzengiggles » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:36 pm

Monkey Shoulder
Smith's Angaston 8yo
HP 12
Pig's Nose
Dewar's 12

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:56 pm

I bought all these on special over the last 6months ...


Powers Gold €17
Highland Park 12 €28.40
Jameson 12yo €29
Laphroaig Cask Strength €40.75
Laphroaig 18yo €69.00

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby I'm Ron Burgandy??? » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:48 am

My Top 5 BFYB Whiskys available at local Texas Goody Goody liquor store are (750ml):

Teacher's Highland Cream: $18
Black Bottle: $18
Ballentine's Finest: $18
Glenmorangie Original: $33
Highland Park 12 yo: $35

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby newwhiskyworld » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:18 am

Mine would be:

1) Laphroaig Cask Stegth - the CS has to better bang for your buck
2) Glenfiddich 15YO - not sure about elsewhere in teh world but seems underpriced when I bought on promotion this XMas at £28
3) The Glendronnach 12YO - incredible sherry for less than £30
4) Knob Creek - my favoutire Bourbon which has real flvour - currently £25 at TWE
5) Monkey Shoudler - the quality (if not complexity/finish) of a malt at the price of a blend - £20 ish.

Jonny

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby jazz lover » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:32 pm

Laphroaig 10
Macallan 12
Cragganmore 12
Highland Park 12
Talisker 10

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby talisker10 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:52 pm

I am going to have to include some American whiskey since I have really started to gravitate that way (pure economics).

Talisker 10--$58
Highland Park 12--$42
Laphroaig Cask Strength--$48
Springbank 10--$55
Wild Turkey 101--$20

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Fscott » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:16 pm

In Madrid:

Highland Park 12 - 30€
Glenkinchie 12 - 29€
Old Pulteney 12 - 30€
Auchentoshan 12 - 27€
Glengoyne 17 - 34€ (Might have been a mistake, as I haven't seen it for a while. Did grab two while I could though)

Honorable mention: Laphroaig 10 at 25€

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby jhershauer » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:31 pm

Knob Creek $24
anCnoc 12 $35
Macallan 12 $35 or Aberlour a'bunadh $50
HP 12 $39
Laphroaig CS $53

All great relative values, and this combination provides a nice range of flavor profiles.

On the bubble were Redbreast 12 and Yamazaki 12, and I would have loved to include Talisker 10, but they need to bring it back down below $50 here. Also, I'd replace Mac 12 with Glendronach 12 if the 'dronach price was more competitive.

Cheers,
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby rdavek1 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:46 pm

Old Pulteney 12 - $32
Balblair 97 - $39
Ardmore Traditional Cask - $30
Buffalo Trace Bourbon - $20
Redbreast 12 - $35

Bonus:
Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon - $24


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