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The attraction of that collection is that it was a collection. It was much greater than the sum of its parts.

Festival whiskies might be the way to go, say you had every Lagavulin festival for 20 years it might be worth something. No guarantees though

 

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On 18/04/2021 at 22:51, GiGi said:

Blue Label for me is the most overpriced and overhyped whisky going. Green Label is great value for money, Blue Label isn't that much better but puts you back more than double what I'd pay for it.

Took a Green Label. Smashing dram. Thanks for the advice.

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On 22/04/2021 at 09:20, V.Aye.R said:

If its still in bond, then it wont have duty applied.

I looked at buying a cask with a few pals and family members last year.

The duty near doubles the price at almost £25 per litre of pure alcohol. You're talking £10k all in easily.

I'd still like to do it one day, 10 people put in say £500 and you've got 10 years to put aside another £500 to cover the tax.

Nah, if it’s a hogsheads then filled at 225 litres  , angels get greedy , so even conservatively that’s 180 l in the cask , again let’s be conservative and say it’s at 60%abv ( depends on fill, if it went in at 63.5 , this numbers might be 150 l @ 55% abv)  so that’s a duty cost of 2700 ( 2062.5 for the 150l example) , it’s still a whoosh of cash, but it isn’t 10 grand 

if he has a Sherry butt with a 600l fill, then a that’s a hell of a gift , and b fins a whisky shop to go halfers with and have them (effectively ) pay for the lot for an exclusive bottling and get 50 odd bottles effectively buckshee, what can go wrong there and 50 bottles is a LOT of Grog ! 

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On 17/04/2021 at 09:55, CountyFan said:

Better get another actually, dont want to be mistaken for being staunch. 

Or drink a couple 

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On 19/04/2021 at 11:42, Malty Guy said:

I think that’s what Whisky marketing is all about. Market and hype a product : the price it sky high.

But - I personally find all the Johnnie Walker products to be superb.

That Brazilian chap who donated the worlds biggest whisky collection to the Scotch Whisky Visitor Centre, Castlehill, Edin. He never ever drank anything except Red Label. He wasn’t daft

Did a tasting with Charlie Maclean a couple of years back, and he admitted when the doors are shut and the curtains are closed , he pours a black label for himself 

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Nah, if it’s a hogsheads then filled at 225 litres  , angels get greedy , so even conservatively that’s 180 l in the cask , again let’s be conservative and say it’s at 60%abv ( depends on fill, if it went in at 63.5 , this numbers might be 150 l @ 55% abv)  so that’s a duty cost of 2700 ( 2062.5 for the 150l example) , it’s still a whoosh of cash, but it isn’t 10 grand 
if he has a Sherry butt with a 600l fill, then a that’s a hell of a gift , and b fins a whisky shop to go halfers with and have them (effectively ) pay for the lot for an exclusive bottling and get 50 odd bottles effectively buckshee, what can go wrong there and 50 bottles is a LOT of Grog ! 
The 10 grand is all in. I'm counting having paid for the spirit too, along with insurance, bottling, VAT etc.

That's down to one individual distillery though (Arran). Like I say their workings are freely available to view online.

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29 minutes ago, Hedgecutter said:

Nipped to to Lidl for a loaf after a few drinks at the pub and returned with a loaf, an Orkney Gold and a bottle of 'Abrachan'.

Just tried a bit of the latter and I can only describe it as a rather young meh dram masked by a bit of heavy wood.  However, for £18, can't really complain.  A very drinkable bottle for a party where even the finest wouldn't be appreciated though.

Expensive loaf of bread...

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Nipped to to Lidl for a loaf after a few drinks at the pub and returned with a loaf, an Orkney Gold and a bottle of 'Abrachan'.
Just tried a bit of the latter and I can only describe it as a rather young meh dram masked by a bit of heavy wood.  However, for £18, can't really complain.  A very drinkable bottle for a party where even the finest wouldn't be appreciated though.
I seen the Abrachan blended malt at £15.99 and 42%

Might yet pick up a bottle.

Its got Whyte and Mackay written all over it with the random ABV

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Got a bottle of this last week for my birthday. Rather nice.

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Ah, strangely enough the £18 I remember may be the price of a £15.99 whisky plus the price of a bottle of beer and a loaf of bread. 
You're talking like you sank the malt in the car park

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8 hours ago, Hedgecutter said:

Ah, strangely enough the £18 I remember may be the price of a £15.99 whisky plus the price of a bottle of beer and a loaf of bread. 

Sounds like a decent night in imo.

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Said goodbye to my Glenfarclas 15 tonight which I bought for Christmas time.

Luckily I'm on a Glen Scotia tasting tomorrow.
Double Cask/Victoriana/Festival 10yo/15/18/25

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On 10/05/2021 at 20:53, Hedgecutter said:

 Just tried a bit of the Abrachan from Lidl I can only describe it as a rather young meh dram masked by a bit of heavy wood.  However, for £18, can't really complain.  A very drinkable bottle for a party where even the finest wouldn't be appreciated though.

I would like to retract my previous statement about Abrachan, which was (as stated) written after an afternoon in the pub.

Had another dram of it last night and I'm now going as far as saying that it's vile.  Even got up in the middle of the night to drink something else to remove the awful lingering taste.  I must have been in denial the night I bought it, masked by the lingering Tennents, Stella & Moretti aftertaste combo.

In the words of Grandmaster Flash: "don't do it".

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On 15/05/2021 at 18:18, Unleash The Nade said:

Bowmore 12 year old , selling in Tesco now for £25 if you have a Tesco Clubcard,

Normally £40

Seems I'm too late to the party.

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Deal finishes before the next delivery I think. 😢

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