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Postby Leither » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:57 pm

Well spotted RB - that explains why we see Glenmo on discount in Tesco etc all the time just now.

Time to stock up on the Portwood me thinks!

LVMH are obviously going further down the New packaging = 'Premiumisation' = Higher prices equation!

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:36 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:

GLENMORANGIE 18 year old

Glenmorangie 18 year old will stay part of the range, but expect it to almost double in price to at least £80 (nice box though).

£45.95 per bottle – last stocks





Surely that can't be right .... who in there right mind would pay that for an 18yo Glenmo ....

Not even HP or even Macallan have reached those heights and you know how skeptical I'm of Macallan prices :o

Took a few prices of well known 18yo's from LFW

Bunnahabhain £47.90
Caol Ila OB £35.90
Glenfiddich £35.90
Glenlivet OB £33.80
Glenmorangie £44.50
Highland Park £49.90
Macallan £59.90
Talisker £36.50

So as you can see 80+ is totally nuts

And I don't want to hear any rubbish of stocks etc ... how many times will they play that card....

If this is true I can see others following and it could be the start of the big slide ... I know people will say otherwise but this could be the slow start of people turning against scotch. All that is needed is a couple of recessions here and there and then the fan will be hit by the unmentionable stuff ....

anyway all I know is I won't be buying any of the stuff at that price

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Postby les taylor » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:44 pm

Lets see Highland Park @ £49.90. Talisker @ £36.50. Or Glenmorangie 18 @ about £80. It's got to be the Glenmorangie every time.

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I just don't think it will happen. Their sales will plummit.

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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:49 pm

Wow, sad news to read, really will be sad to see empty! As Glenmorangie has been, and is, a wonderful whisky! But I'm sure they know what they're doing, or who they're doing it for! I'm sure soon we'll all see a real huge explosion and renaissance of whisky, for the new drinking market! New wave whisky, coming up next!!
Already we've seen hints of it, and it's great, lots more people are fallling in love with what we're in love with, and there's room for everyone I'm sure. We'll continue to buy and drink what we want, maybe the more "classic" style of whisky, which I'm sure will continue to exist and procreate, while others go with more fancy boxed special bottlings focused on the pink-hued nightlife jetsetters, or something.
I think there is room for everyone! Look at all of the various styles of music for example, something for everyone. And within each style there are sub-styles and genres too, satisfying even the most intricate of tastes. So, basically, sad to see the original Glenmorangie go bye-bye, but it does also open up endless possibilities as well.

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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:40 pm

Ganga wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:New wave whisky, coming up next!!


And it will feature pictures of Flock of Seagulls and Adam Ant. :wink:


And hopefully Kajagoogoo too!!

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Postby Frodo » Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:18 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Macallan £59.90


Over here, the 18yr Macallan is $280 or 140 GBP. Totally out of wack when compared to..

Highland Park 18 - $120
Talisker 18 - $100
Glengoyne 17 - $90
Bowmore 17 - $90
Glenfiddich 18 - $90
Glenlevit 18 - $100

Someone is buying Mac 18 over here or the LCBO would reduce the prices.

The only other observation I have is that PLC Glenmorangie seems to be trying to position Ardbeg as a premium brand. Perhaps they are considering doing the same with Glenmorangie?

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Postby Dubois » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:01 pm

Aberlour 15 Yrs Cuvée Marie d'Ecosse.
Will probable buy a new one as soon as possible :wink:

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Postby les taylor » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:37 am

Ganga wrote:Due to a most unfortunate incident. I will have a series of "sad to see empty" bottles. Tonight we start with the Caledonian Selection Bruichladdich 11 yo and the MMM Lagavulin 1979. :(



Ganga did you drink them. That is unfortunate.

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Postby hpulley » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:50 pm

Last week on a camping trip I brought a half bottle of Ardbeg Almost There but it lasted only one and a half days! Sadly gone but I still have at least a couple of cases left so not really that sad. Will open a new one tonight I think.

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Postby les taylor » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:12 pm

hpulley wrote:Last week on a camping trip I brought a half bottle of Ardbeg Almost There but it lasted only one and a half days! Sadly gone but I still have at least a couple of cases left so not really that sad. Will open a new one tonight I think.

Harry



Harry next time you go camping take a full bottle. You know that you want to. :wink:

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Postby hpulley » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:22 pm

I considered it and should have! Next month when we camp again I will take a full one.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:56 pm

Bet it's still gone in a day and a half....

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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:47 am

Ardbeg Almost Gone finally became Ardbeg No Longer There.

Yes folks, I finally drained the last of the Ardbeg '77 I had nursed for a year and a half, no less. during which time it's price has probably trebled, and the likes of which i may never taste again.

Unless, of course , i have a hit record...

but never mind. I met a very generous chap at a dinner party a few weeks ago who happened to be a whisky lover, and who claimed he had a CRATE of springbank 21, and promised to send me a bottle!!

I thought he was joking, but gave him a couple of my CDs anyway. It finally arrived a few days ago and will be opened on my wedding day!

It came with the following message: "A bottle of 21 YO Springbank for a couple of CDs. I think someone's getting a bargain here. Some bargain. Just a bottle of whisky for the beauty and feeling and fun in your words and music. Wonderful. Thankyou."

Not one bottle empties but another one opens...how about that?

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Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:02 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Ardbeg Almost Gone finally became Ardbeg No Longer There.

Yes folks, I finally drained the last of the Ardbeg '77 I had nursed for a year and a half, no less. during which time it's price has probably trebled, and the likes of which i may never taste again.

Unless, of course , i have a hit record...

but never mind. I met a very generous chap at a dinner party a few weeks ago who happened to be a whisky lover, and who claimed he had a CRATE of springbank 21, and promised to send me a bottle!!

I thought he was joking, but gave him a couple of my CDs anyway. It finally arrived a few days ago and will be opened on my wedding day!

It came with the following message: "A bottle of 21 YO Springbank for a couple of CDs. I think someone's getting a bargain here. Some bargain. Just a bottle of whisky for the beauty and feeling and fun in your words and music. Wonderful. Thankyou."

Not one bottle empties but another one opens...how about that?




Good story RB shame about the Ardbeg 77. I would get another post in if I were you. 667 is so much nicer. :wink:

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Postby Scotchio » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:12 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Ardbeg Almost Gone finally became Ardbeg No Longer There.

Yes folks, I finally drained the last of the Ardbeg '77 I had nursed for a year and a half, no less. during which time it's price has probably trebled, and the likes of which i may never taste again.

Unless, of course , i have a hit record...

but never mind. I met a very generous chap at a dinner party a few weeks ago who happened to be a whisky lover, and who claimed he had a CRATE of springbank 21, and promised to send me a bottle!!

I thought he was joking, but gave him a couple of my CDs anyway. It finally arrived a few days ago and will be opened on my wedding day!

It came with the following message: "A bottle of 21 YO Springbank for a couple of CDs. I think someone's getting a bargain here. Some bargain. Just a bottle of whisky for the beauty and feeling and fun in your words and music. Wonderful. Thankyou."

Not one bottle empties but another one opens...how about that?


Think he wants you mate :wink: Do you know which bottling it is? Either way it's a treat and a bargain

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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:00 am

Nah, yer b*****!! He's happily married!

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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:10 am

Scotchio - re; "which bottling", I wouldn't know enough about Springbank to offer any definitive clues, but having never seen a 21 before, it comes in a tall box, a tall standard clear bottle, not the dumpy ones I've had in the last few years( I've had 2/3 SB 10s and currently a CS 10)...and a little note inside with a "cask offer" from the manager, frank McHardy.It also strikes me as dark in colour, as dark as Talisker 10, glenfarclas 12 , almost as dark as A'bunadh, and without any of the greenish tinge i observed in the standard 10.

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Postby Dubois » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:33 pm

Highland Park 18 Yrs.

Hope to replace it as soon I can :wink:

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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:40 pm

Well, if you're passing thru Gatwick pr H'row, I just picked up an P18 for £39 at "World of whiskies"...not a bad price

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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:41 pm

...erm, that's HP 18!

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Postby martin grant » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:52 pm

£39 is a great price for a great dram! I'll grab a bottle myself next time I pass through

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Postby Mustardhead » Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:29 am

My Laphroaig 15 just bit the dust. Okay there's another in the hoard but I'll have to open something new. So goodbye to an old friend ;)

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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:16 am

Sad to see empty...

...the shelf which once housed Laphfroaig CS at Tesco's in amersham. Made a special post gig midnight detour...but, only a sign , with price "£21 to clear", and "Replacement.TBA." I skulked off and bought some washing pp liquid(Ecover, natch) and some onions...

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Postby Dubois » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:04 pm

Ardbeg Uigeadail
This is one I will replace for sure.

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Postby Lawrence » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:42 pm

I'm part way through the bottle but will be sad when my Aberlour 12 DM is finished.

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:12 am

My St Maggie 21 that I drained with a freind several days ago and tonight my Glenmorangie 18 yo that has caressed my palate with it's final dram.
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Postby SoMK » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:33 pm

So long old friend :dead: Ardbeg Uigeadail bottled in 2003.
I really liked you more than the 2004 *go figure* but we still have one unopened bottle of 2003 and the 2004 that we'll take for a walk real soon :wink:

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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:42 pm

It's sadly been a bad week for the Speysiders...

Casualties include:

Glenfarclas 12 - every bit a challenge for Macallan 10
Longmorn 15 -"When will I see you again? when will we share precious moments?"

Amrut -the Indian speysider...

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Postby Lawrence » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:01 am

Murray McDavid Bunnahabhain 1966 37yo from a bourbon cask. Lasted one week (although friends last Firday night did the vast majority of the damage, I just put it out of it's misery).

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Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:34 am

Mine too...and not really flush enough to do any serious restocking...

Snif. How can i face life without Ardbeg??

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:35 pm

On Thursday i said Goodbye to an old friend , The Bunnahabhain 1965 was drained and the last dram was captured on film......
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On the bright side i've got a whole 1966 untouched !

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Postby Wendy » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:52 pm

Hi Gordon,
What a great shot. With that smile on your face, you must have already been thinking about cracking open the Bunnahabhain '66! So many people on this forum have a wonderful collection of whiskies that they are enjoying. It is good to hear about them.

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Postby hpulley » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:08 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Mine too...and not really flush enough to do any serious restocking...

Snif. How can i face life without Ardbeg??


Life without Ardbeg?!? I shudder at the thought...

Harry

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:52 am

Hi Wendy ,
it's always nice to try a malt on it's "home" territory and even nicer to bid a malt farewell at it's place of birth ! I had a few of My Bunnahabhains with me for the stay , but i did have other stuff as well , i always try and take a few malts with me when we go across , it's nice sitting out with them at night especially when the nearest drinking establishment is miles away ! Anyway with a view like this across to Mull in the distance who needs a pub......
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Postby killerwhale » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:06 am

a friend and I polished off the last of the Glenfiddich 18 tonight..... lovely whisky, must get this again some day...... perhaps for christmas 8)


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