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LukeFive
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 18:49 pm

I start with Springbank 21 yo Single cask 49.6%, 2x Glendronach 2003 PX Single Cask, Dimple 12 yo deluxe 1970's, Crawfords 12 yo 5 stars 1980's, Haig Gold label 1980's and The Antiquiary Deluxe 26 2/3 Floz 70 proof 1970's

Aslo thinking about Timorous Beastie 40 yo but not just sure yet
  Edited on 12-09-2016 at 18:57 pm
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 19:05 pm

Half a bottle of White Horse from the corner shop over the road.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 19:21 pm
karloff wrote:

Half a bottle of White Horse from the corner shop over the road.


Did the shopkeeper drink the other half wink
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 19:32 pm
https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/86691/fine-very-old-whisky  (pictures submitted I cannot find another anywhere)
peatbogger
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 19:42 pm

I'm tempted by the new AD bottling of Tamnavulin 1988 28YO.

Not too many bottlings around and not much fuzz about them.
Had to add this one to WB myself.
I know most of the production goes to blends and that it probably is on the gentle side, but 28 years must have done something wink
Any thoughts, pro's or con's?
Found it at €170, a bit above where I usually venture, but I got to make up for the anoyance of the last Kilkerran being snagged before me.
peatbogger
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 19:48 pm
lincolnimp wrote:


That King of Scots bottle... left it too close to the fire place? wink

BenNevis
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 20:30 pm

Just brought a Tillibardine 25yo OB for £160 I thought it was quite reasonable price for a 25yo and it's very nice too

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lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 20:52 pm
peatbogger wrote:
lincolnimp wrote:


That King of Scots bottle... left it too close to the fire place? wink


When I saw it, I was reminded a little of JP Chenet bottles but the neck angle is more pronounced. He had 2 bottles so I know its not a one off but I had never seen one before like it.
A strange one for sure.
z-imaging
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 21:22 pm
lincolnimp wrote:
https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/86691/fine-very-old-whisky  (pictures submitted I cannot find another anywhere)


Great old bottles!

My last one was an old Inchgower: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/32658/inchgower-12-year-old

LukeFive
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 21:28 pm
z-imaging wrote:
lincolnimp wrote:
https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/86691/fine-very-old-whisky  (pictures submitted I cannot find another anywhere)


Great old bottles!

My last one was an old Inchgower: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/32658/inchgower-12-year-old

Agreed , nice selection!

happy

lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 21:51 pm
z-imaging wrote:
lincolnimp wrote:
https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/86691/fine-very-old-whisky  (pictures submitted I cannot find another anywhere)


Great old bottles!

My last one was an old Inchgower: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/32658/inchgower-12-year-old


Inchgower is an underrated distillery in my view some versions of the Arthur Bell 12 year are really nice. 

thanasist
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 22:14 pm

I have ordered a Timorous Beastie 40 y.o. along with a skallywag C/S and a rock oyster. BTW when i made the order the Timorous Beastie went out of stock afterwards. Sorry Luke sad

Also from LMDW a pack that was on offer http://www.whisky.fr/en/pack-trilogie-whisky-fr.html with a single cask Glendronach , ?Kilcoman and Blanton's.
And also found a set of classic islay collection 5th release in a shop from which i had to sell the Port Ellen icluded to cover some of the above
Eclectic Scotchist
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 23:00 pm

Was finally able to get my hands on the 2004 (3rd) release of Brora 30 YO, through a sale/trade that ended quite reasonably for me (all things considered) happy. I have been after this one for years, but the standard retail price around has been and is insane. 


  Edited on 12-09-2016 at 23:00 pm
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 12-09-2016 at 23:23 pm

Was finally able to get my hands on the 2004 (3rd) release of Brora 30 YO, through a sale/trade that ended quite reasonably for me (all things considered) happy. I have been after this one for years, but the standard retail price around has been and is insane. 



Sop reading this forum and tell me if you think it is as good as all the others think it is happy

LukeFive
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 13-09-2016 at 00:32 am
thanasist wrote:

I have ordered a Timorous Beastie 40 y.o. along with a skallywag C/S and a rock oyster. BTW when i made the order the Timorous Beastie went out of stock afterwards. Sorry Luke sad

Also from LMDW a pack that was on offer http://www.whisky.fr/en/pack-trilogie-whisky-fr.html with a single cask Glendronach , ?Kilcoman and Blanton's.
And also found a set of classic islay collection 5th release in a shop from which i had to sell the Port Ellen icluded to cover some of the above

Nice choice! Im still not convinced i wanna spend £200 on bottle now but I heard the Ardbeg 21 will be £310 so I will pass. I still know the place where I can buy 1 Timorous Beastie 40 happy

  Edited on 13-09-2016 at 00:32 am
Eclectic Scotchist
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 13-09-2016 at 00:52 am
lincolnimp wrote:

Was finally able to get my hands on the 2004 (3rd) release of Brora 30 YO, through a sale/trade that ended quite reasonably for me (all things considered) happy. I have been after this one for years, but the standard retail price around has been and is insane. 



Sop reading this forum and tell me if you think it is as good as all the others think it is happy

Will do when I open it!happy



VaryingViewpoint
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 16-09-2016 at 05:36 am

Purchased 3 Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/33102/laphroaig-cirdeas today for $94.50cnd or about 65 euros and 2 Octomore Edition 06.1 https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/43463/octomore-edition-061-167 for $118.00cnd or about 75 euros.

One life... Drink it well
LukeFive
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 16-09-2016 at 11:52 am

Purchased 3 Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/33102/laphroaig-cirdeas today for $94.50cnd or about 65 euros and 2 Octomore Edition 06.1 https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/43463/octomore-edition-061-167 for $118.00cnd or about 75 euros.


Some great bargains here Mr multibottle purchaser! happy

I have sight on another Springbank 21 yo Single cask 49.6% later next week
BXpress
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 16-09-2016 at 15:38 pm

Not sure what to buy next. The contest is between these 3 (note:i'm not paying the prices that are listed on WB, i have sherlocked out better prices.)

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/27547

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/465

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3028

What would you pick? all 3 are in the same position: if i don't buy them, they will be gone some day and then i will have to pay higher prices.

LukeFive
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 16-09-2016 at 16:42 pm
BXpress wrote:

Not sure what to buy next. The contest is between these 3 (note:i'm not paying the prices that are listed on WB, i have sherlocked out better prices.)

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/27547

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/465

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3028

What would you pick? all 3 are in the same position: if i don't buy them, they will be gone some day and then i will have to pay higher prices.

hard decision but for me the Glenlochy would be the choice. the reason is that it is closed distillery and apparently the distillate is of very good quality



  Edited on 16-09-2016 at 20:16 pm
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 16-09-2016 at 19:06 pm
BXpress wrote:

Not sure what to buy next. The contest is between these 3 (note:i'm not paying the prices that are listed on WB, i have sherlocked out better prices.)

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/27547

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/465

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3028

What would you pick? all 3 are in the same position: if i don't buy them, they will be gone some day and then i will have to pay higher prices.

Glenlochy by a country mile with the North Port as an outside bet.

BXpress
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 16-09-2016 at 19:44 pm
lincolnimp wrote:
BXpress wrote:

Not sure what to buy next. The contest is between these 3 (note:i'm not paying the prices that are listed on WB, i have sherlocked out better prices.)

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/27547

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/465

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3028

What would you pick? all 3 are in the same position: if i don't buy them, they will be gone some day and then i will have to pay higher prices.

Glenlochy by a country mile with the North Port as an outside bet.

in terms of "rare stuff"/good price ratio,  the Lochy is indeed the best option.

Then again, the NP that i found is a lot cheaper than usual. If i miss out on it, i won't get the chance anytime soon and i would never pay 700 for it.

And then, i agree that the Athol is the weakest of the bunch, but for the price that i would have to pay and considering that it is one of my favs, it is still a good choice.

damn that's hard.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 16-09-2016 at 19:53 pm
Quality/price ratio is a good yardstick but Glenlochy after Glenugie and Glenury is going to follow suit and increase rapidly in cost I feel.
Just a personal view this but the other reason I would go for the Glenlochy is that there are not as many really good ones about like Glenury and to a lesser extent Glenugie.
A good Glenlochy at cask strength is always worth buying if the price is reasonable.
  Edited on 16-09-2016 at 19:57 pm
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 16-09-2016 at 19:57 pm
BXpress wrote:

Not sure what to buy next. The contest is between these 3 (note:i'm not paying the prices that are listed on WB, i have sherlocked out better prices.)

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/27547

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/465

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3028

What would you pick? all 3 are in the same position: if i don't buy them, they will be gone some day and then i will have to pay higher prices.



BXpress, I couldn't possibly give you any advice on this kind of spend or this type of whisky, but can anyone on this base tell me, when you have finished drinking one of these bottles, can you honestly tell yourself that it was worth the money? I am sure they will be nice but £300 £400 £500 . Can you honestly sit back and say that was worth every penny? I have just finished a bottle that I paid £27 for, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, say I cracked a £400 bottle, am I really going to get £373 better quality and taste? Again cracked a Kilkerran The Tasting Room bottling, £45 and it's wonderful, I just can't see a £400 bottle blowing it out of the water because it's £400 yes aged more, more complex, I just don't see these enormous differences because of the enormous price difference. I don't know, I am just guessing here, I might just be naive when it comes to old whisky, please tell me if I am totally wrong here.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 16-09-2016 at 20:13 pm
karloff wrote:
BXpress wrote:

Not sure what to buy next. The contest is between these 3 (note:i'm not paying the prices that are listed on WB, i have sherlocked out better prices.)

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/27547

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/465

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3028

What would you pick? all 3 are in the same position: if i don't buy them, they will be gone some day and then i will have to pay higher prices.



BXpress, I couldn't possibly give you any advice on this kind of spend or this type of whisky, but can anyone on this base tell me, when you have finished drinking one of these bottles, can you honestly tell yourself that it was worth the money? I am sure they will be nice but £300 £400 £500 . Can you honestly sit back and say that was worth every penny? I have just finished a bottle that I paid £27 for, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, say I cracked a £400 bottle, am I really going to get £373 better quality and taste? Again cracked a Kilkerran The Tasting Room bottling, £45 and it's wonderful, I just can't see a £400 bottle blowing it out of the water because it's £400 yes aged more, more complex, I just don't see these enormous differences because of the enormous price difference. I don't know, I am just guessing here, I might just be naive when it comes to old whisky, please tell me if I am totally wrong here.


This is a good question Karloff and I think we have touched on this before. For comparison purposes it may be easier if you take relative values for when a bottle was released rather than the crazy money they go for once investors have piled in and decided they have investment potential.
I will answer this as honestly as I can, in a word the answer in most cases would be no as the increase in quality and complexity is small scale compared to the increase in price.
I have to say there are a few times when I have thought wow this is awesome.
I distinctly remembering  opening a Balblair 1966 38 year OB and drank over 2/5 maybe more the first night, I thought it was worth every penny but the next morning was mad with myself for drinking so much in one go because it cost £150 at the time,and I had saved up for it.
Maybe, just maybe that answers your question, perhaps not.
These days I am getting harder to please and my scores for older, rarer bottles/samples seem to be going down because I do not think they are as good as people make them out to be. I believe that some high scores for really expensive bottles are high because people cannot come to terms with paying a shit load of money for something that did not live up to the hype and was decidedly average.
So mostly no but there are `wow` bottles that do exist but it depends what your wow/price ratio is.
  Edited on 16-09-2016 at 20:16 pm
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