Di Blasi wrote:All your points are informative and well taken Nick and irishwhiskeychaser, thanks! I haven't been doing this for so long, and I have lots to learn. It actually reminds me of the very special 40y Bruichladdich that was going for 1000£, now it's still available for 750£. It will be interesting to watch, and look back on this conversation when the dust of the marketing clears.

We all have lots to learn but it's half the fun argueing about it..... )i.e. pretending I know what I'm talking about )

By the way this brings me to another issue why do the distilleries think they can get away with huge prices when the Independants only charge regular prices. Actual values one might say with the usual profit margin.

Just to give you a feel I did a search on Loch Foyne for 40yo whisky. Results may be surpriing to some. Mainly IB's though and the prices are before the 17.5% vat is added.

1.Ben Nevis S 1975 30yo 64.3%alc. (Ben Nevis) £82.47

2.Glenfiddich OB 40yo 44%alc. Wooden Box (Glenfiddich) £757.45

3.Bruichladdich DT 1966 40yo 42%alc. [ww] (Anniversary Whiskies) £141.28

4.Bruichladdich OB 1964 40yo 43.1%alc. [ww] (Anniversary Whiskies) £761.70

5.Bruichladdich DT 1966 40yo 42%alc. [ww] (Anniversary Whiskies) £141.28

6.Invergordon DT 1965 40yo 50%alc. (Grain Whiskies) £69.70

7.Glen Mhor G&M 1965 40yo 43%alc. (Glen Mhor) £81.70

8.Strathisla G&M 40yo 40%alc. (Strathisla) £79.15

9.Dew Of Ben Nevis Single Blend OB 40yo 40%alc. (Dew Of Ben Nevis / Dewar's) £112.77

10.Strathisla G&M 40yo 40%alc. [ww] (Anniversary Whiskies) £75.32

11.Bruichladdich OB 1964 40yo 43.1%alc. (Bruichladdich) £761.70

12.Glen Grant G&M 1958 40yo 40%alc. (Glen Grant) £108.94

13.Strathisla G&M 1964 40yo 40%alc. (Strathisla) £78.30