Gee, unless it's something super special that I haven't heard of, I can't wait to see if it sells.
Other bottlings that caught my eye were Stronachie 12 yo (Highland, single malt, C$79.25) and Tamdhu (single malt Speyside, C$41.95).
I paid a bargain price for the Glen Elgin when it was on the LCBO shelves. I bought the bottling when it was under the "product discontinued status." I believe it was around the friendlier C$60.00 mark.
I am also interested on hearing what others think of the above 3 bottlings (Clan Denny, Stronachie and Tamdhu).
Wendy wrote:Well, Frodo, we certainly are on the same page with regards to noticing the new bottling of the vatted malt Clan Denny at the LCBO. It also caught my attention last night when I was at the Queen's Quay store. I thought it sounded good...vatted malt of Linkwood, Dufftown, Mortlach and Glendullan retail price of $88.95.
Interesting as the back of the Clan Denny bottle indicates it is a 5yr vatted Islay Malt.
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Frodo wrote:Just figured out it's a D. Laing bottling. Those are seldom cheap[/i]?
In my experience, Douglas Laing bottlings (as with other IBs) are expensive for young whiskies but very good value for older whiskies when compared to OBs. Personally, I try to ignore the age of a whisky and pay for the whisky on its own merits. I'd rather pay £60 for a top notch 12yo than for a forgettable 20yo.
Nick Brown wrote:Personally, I try to ignore the age of a whisky and pay for the whisky on its own merits. I'd rather pay £60 for a top notch 12yo than for a forgettable 20yo.
I agree with this statement 100%. Unfortunatly I ascociate young whiskies with alcohol burn/bite and so won't buy without trying first.
I guess I'm wondering why the higher price for a 5yr old? It's not like you're paying for decades of angel's share...
susywong wrote:Well, the UK retail price for the Clan Denny Vatted Malts are £29.99, so it's anyone's guess as to why the LCBO is selling it at $80!!
It's about $2 cdn to the GBP, so almost the equivilent of $60 cdn - I'd even question the UK price for a 5yr old.
I've heard S. Laing is coming to Toronto and an oppurtunity to try the Clan Denny Islay. Call me tempted. I have a pair of tickets to see a concert - choices, choices...
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