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Hi treat me gently this is my first time?. I am trying to put together a full collection of the flora and fauna Range, it's taken five years so far ( I keep getting side traked ) . I was lucky to find an Aultmore in Creiff this summer Just collecting dust and waiting for me. I now only need an Aberfeldy,Royal Brackla, a Craigellachie and a Speyburn. Most of these older bottles have come from old grocers shops in smaller out of the way places so I just wanted to shout for the small independants and urge all collectors to keep trawling.
Any people out their spot any of these I would be pleased to hear from them
First message from a new member and it had to be a correction on another post...sorry!
First of all a complete collection of the Flora & Fauna range contains no more than 35 different bottlings of which 9 are limited Cask Strength Editions.
The normal 43% bottlings also have been available in limited wooden box editions of which several are very hard to find today.
My best advice to get a hold of these bottlings would be eBay, Whisky Auction (Germany) or (as already stated) at the Whisky Shop in Dufftown (Fiona Murdoch). When I last visited Fiona she had at least 7-8 different wooden box editions.
You can also try The Whisky Exchange. They have around 20 different bottlings in stock.
The Cask Strength Editions normally fetch around 100 euros or more at auctions.
Mortlach seems to be the most expensive and in the last auctions it has gone for around 400 Euros.
Aultmore and Speyburn are also amongst the most sought after and get often receive high bids at auctions.
There are also rumours that several of the F&F bottling are to be discontinued so try and get a hold of them while you can.
Cheers and happy hunting!
But as Susan says, give Fiona Murdoch a ring, if she hasn't got them in stock she'll get them (if possible).
I'll try the whisky shop in Dufftown, I've been there before although It was a few years ago now and it had a good range then. I am not collecting the C/S expressions at this time although I have got an Aberfeldy C/S, It was bought more because I couldn't find the normal release of F+F than anything else. By my reckoning this is the full list of ordinary strength F+F's that have been released :-
I'd be Interested if anybody Knows of any others. As for cask strength expressions I was aware of the following releases :-
Aberfeldy C/S 17 Y.o.
Aultmore C/S 1983.
Blair Athol C/S 1981.
Caol Ila C/S 1981.
Dailuaine C/S 1980.
Linkwood C/S 1983.
Rosebank C/S 1981.
Mortlach C/S 1980.
That makes 26 Flora and Fauna Ordinary Strength and 8 Cask Strength so It appears I'm one short ?
Of those above as in my initial posting, I am Looking for just 4 to complete my collection those being :-
It is quite correct that initial releases where in wooden boxes then all those changed to cardboard. I was led to believe after a while to save money only those destined for the export market remained in cardboard boxes and then finally the whole range became available without boxes. About half of the range is still available as current releases and therefore you should not be paying to high a price for these. and yes there is still from time to time the odd gem in a slower selling store. However it very much seems to be a matter of being in the right place at the right time I have picked up a few of the ones in my collection from stores selling on other peoples collections which is good but rare. People on ebay, god love it(them), tend to be selling the slightly hard to find but not impossible at a large mark up so to coin a phrase " Be careful out there" although that should be " be cheerful out there" good luck and thanks for reading
the your list of ordinary strength FFs is complete, an additional fact is, that
- Glen Spey
- Glen Elgin
have been released years after the first 22 bottlings. For those 4 bottlings, (afaik) neither cardboxes nor wooden boxes came/come with the bottles.
Your cask strength list is lacking one bottling:
Clynelish 1982-1997, 57.7°
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