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karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 31-07-2014 at 20:26 pm

I went round to see my mate the other day and I noticed he had a bottle of Glenfiddich Special Reserve old style label plus tubing sitting on his kitchen table. Now I know he is not a big whisky drinker, so I was curious to know who's it was, so I asked him and he said he got it off a customer, it had been in her cupboard for years and he could have it. So straight away I asked him if he wanted to sell it because he is a bit of a tight git and I knew I wouldn't get it for nothing. He said just get me a cheap bottle of Bourbon and you can have it. So next day I was straight round his with a bottle of Jim Beam (£15) I walks out of his door with Glenfiddich in hand, Yessssssssssssssss!!!!! I am one smiling Mother F#@ker. Now that is what I call a bargain.

Now, we all love a bargain when it comes to our beloved whisky, what is your best bargain story?

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 03-08-2014 at 19:14 pm

haha nice! never been so lucky! 

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 05-08-2014 at 14:17 pm

I bought a bottle of Larceny Bourbon at the weekend, a litre bottle for £35 and they normally retail at around £50. A bargain. You see it's not all doom and gloom.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 06-08-2014 at 00:44 am

If "bargain" refers not to cheap, but to spending a lot less than the going value, I've got one.  I recently picked up a Port Ellen official release for $300 (my jaw hit the floor when I saw it... and don't think "counterfeit" didn't enter my mind, but it's a well-respected shop).  Only a few years ago we would've scoffed at that being a bargain, but with the current inflation rate of Ellens...  


It wasn't a new release, but a couple years old, so I think what happened is it was kind of tucked away behind other stuff and they just had it listed at the original price, rather than being savvy enough to know what it was really worth now, so I got lucky to stumble upon it before (a) the shop owner realized what it was worth, and (b) some other lucky chap spotted it.  

is it a bargain?  Well, Whisky Base currently has the value pegged at closer to $1400.  It's almost tempting to just flip it.
Paddy Woodman
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 06-08-2014 at 03:43 am

managed to pick up two Ardbeg supernovas 2010 at 110 euros each a month ago, id say that's a bargin

D. T.
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 07-08-2014 at 22:16 pm

I bought a bottle of Bruichladdich 18 (Opitz) for 77,70 Euro recently ...
I guess that can be called an excellent deal!

Cheers, D.

  Edited on 07-08-2014 at 22:17 pm
WhiskyLovingPianist
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 09-08-2014 at 03:10 am

Well its all relative isn’t it. Last October i found myself gazing into a locked glass cabinet at the Bruichladdich distillery, eying up a PC6 WB for £500. I still thought £250 was steep at ‘Hard To Find Whisky’. Last month I picked a bottle at auction for £85. Bargain!


At the same auction i snatched a North Of Scotland 1963 Scott’s 46.8% for £75 WB 


Conversely, heres one that got away. I didn’t make it to the store in time so missed the Karuizawa 1981/2013 cask 6056 60.3% from Speciality drinks at an impressive £350 when released in Oct 2013. At time of writing it’s rated at WB for 94.80[22] and selling for £3000 at whiskybarrel. Now that must look like a bargain to the lucky owners who bought and stored that bottle.

  Edited on 09-08-2014 at 03:13 am
de_claw
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 28-08-2014 at 20:27 pm

3 years ago I went into a local wine and spirits shop and he had 2 Arran Peacock standing at £50 a piece

I would still call that a bargin

Or Bowmore Dusk at £ 45, had to buy 16 to get tham at that Price but stil very good Price and that was about 2½ year ago

a129
Newbie Newbie
Posted on 30-08-2014 at 19:32 pm

years ago I was sold a bottle of Ardbeg Oogling for £40...still have that one and I keep in touch with the seller mostly to wind him up now it is worth 8-10x what I paid.  I have been saving it for a special collection.

D. T.
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 31-08-2014 at 13:01 pm

Last Friday I bought a bottle of Arran (The Golden Eagle, 6.000 bottles) for 54,45 Euro. I hope this will BECOME one of my best buys ever (considering the price of The Peacock nowadays ... Last time I saw one: 395 Euro). Cheers, D. 

  Edited on 31-08-2014 at 13:02 pm
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 31-08-2014 at 19:57 pm

Just seen how much my Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix is worth on the Hard to find whisky website, now it seems like I got a bargain.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
oscarswanson
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 01-10-2014 at 23:53 pm

Bought 7 bottles of Balvenie TUN 1401 batch #3 after reading the talk back at the bottom of this link.
Paid about $245.00 each out the door.
 
http://www.lawhiskeysociety.com/whiskey-profile/1825/Balvenie-Tun-1401-Batch-No-3
 
Today I went out on a limb and picked up a Inverleven 1979 25 year old Scott's selection. I have no idea of value and can't find anything on it.
If anyone can enlighten me i would appreciate it.
Thanks,
Oscar

  Edited on 02-10-2014 at 00:02 am
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steviecav
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 02-10-2014 at 17:57 pm

Last night I bought a bottle of Imperial 1979 / 1998 - GM for £82 at auction. The value of this bottle on Whiskybase is over £1400. I either got an amazing bargain or the values on this site are bit off the mark.

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 02-10-2014 at 23:54 pm

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-8531.aspx

Steviecav is this your bottle ?

If it is then that's what I call a bargain.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 03-10-2014 at 00:01 am

Oscarswanson, I have also seen a bottle of Inverleven 1973 36 years old on the whisky exchange for £285 so that might give you some idea what yours would be worth.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
steviecav
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 03-10-2014 at 14:45 pm

Karloff this is the same as my bottle:



I saw the one on the whisky exchange website that you linked to but that specifically mentions a centenary bottling. Not sure if the one on the whiskybase is the same. I have just paid for it and it will arrive on Tuesday apparently.
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 03-10-2014 at 17:00 pm

It looks the same to me, if you look closely to the one on exchange you can just make out 1998 on the small label at the base of the neck, just like the one on whiskybase. The distillery opened in1898 so it has to be the century bottling. Anyway if label on the back is the same as the label on Exchange, then you have a winner.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
steviecav
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 03-10-2014 at 17:24 pm

The label at the base of the neck definitely says 1998. Looks promising!

sraf
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 03-10-2014 at 19:36 pm

http://whiskybase.com/whisky/12483/port-ellen-1982-mm

 i found this bottle at a local shop, for €285. Havent bought it yet. Any advice?
trebor1
Member Junior Junior Member
Posted on 04-10-2014 at 18:50 pm

Macallan Royal Wedding is my best bargain in term of profit. Yes I admit i did pay a lot for it as I paid £150 for it but it is worth ten times that now!

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 04-10-2014 at 19:04 pm

Sraf, I think any Port Ellen is worth buying/ investing in and according to whiskybase the bottle in question is worth nearly 4 times as much as you are going to pay for it.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
whiskystore
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 05-10-2014 at 02:00 am
sraf wrote:

http://whiskybase.com/whisky/12483/port-ellen-1982-mm

 i found this bottle at a local shop, for €285. Havent bought it yet. Any advice?

sraf, buy the bottle, you can only do right.

  Edited on 05-10-2014 at 02:55 am
whiskystore
D. T.
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 06-10-2014 at 18:25 pm

Scored a bottle of Bruichladdich Black Art 1989 Edition 02.2 Aged 21 Years today!

129 Euro! YES!

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 02-12-2014 at 22:14 pm

It's that time of the year again where you can pick up some bargains at the Supermarket. I got a bottle of Auchentoshan American Oak for £25happy

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
oscarswanson
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 03-12-2014 at 03:21 am

Aberfeldy 21 @ $100.00 at a local Costco.
Hibiki 12 @ $49.99 at a local Total wine and more.
Nikka Miyagikyo 12 @ $49.99 at Ace Liquor.
I like to shop..........


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