By @HP12 on 13th Mar 2011, show post
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@Nozinan I think you just summed up the meaning of life.
8 months ago 2Who liked this?
@Nozinan He's coming home on Friday, so I'll get the details. I know he shopped around quite a bit. I know he always checks the Superstore and I think he might have hit a Liquor Depot. I'll let you know for sure on Friday. Actually, I could email him.
He also got Benromach 10, $67; Springbank 10, $73; Hazelburn 10, &70; Kilchoman Machir Bay, $81; and Lag 16, $89.
8 months ago 0
@BlueNote that kilchoman and lagavulin are great prices.
@Nozinan @nooch My boy says he got great deals at the Great Canadian Liquor Store and Co-Op Liquors. Nothing from Liquor Depot. He said one place gives a 10% seniors discount on Tuesdays but didn't say where that was. I'll find out though. So send your oldest guy in to do the buy. He just turned 60, so I guess that is senior enough.
@BlueNote, your boy is 60? Did you know Charlie Parker?
@BlueNote I'm on it...
@paddockjudge That's right, you young whipper snapper. I love Charlie Parker, and Miles and Monk and Bill Evans and Chick Corea, and Coltrane, etc. etc. Whisky and jazz, man, it's a natural. Get with it, Brother.
@BlueNote Chick Corea, is he/she related to Huntington's Chorea?
And is that "Rosco P Coltrane"?
@Nozinan He did a lot of shopping around. I'll try and get some more info out of him. He said he'd have to kill me if he told me all his secrets. But wherever he got the stuff, those are killer prices. I forgot to ask him to look for some more Kilkerran 12, but last time it came from KWM and I think it was in the $70s.
@Nozinan, if @BlueNote knows Rosco P Coltrane, then he's probably a WhistlePig Boss Hog fan too.
@Nozinan I can't think of any of Roscoe's big hits just off the top of my head. Chick Corea is to Latin Jazz as Yo Yo Ma is to Cello music. Check it out, Doc.
Good luck with the shopping in Calgary. I'm expecting 8 excellent bottles arriving on Friday. I got 2 Uigeadails for $166, that's a saving of $136.20 over BC price.
@BlueNote I'm not a big jazz fan but I've heard of Corea. Huntington's is not related.
And I agree with @paddockjudge, if you're listening to Rosco P Coltrane, you need some of that Alberta CS rye, or some moonshine from Hazard County.
For Robbie Coltrane, AKA Hagrid, I recommend butter beer.
And for John Coltrane, something very smooth.
8 months ago 1Who liked this?
@BlueNote, I'm diggin' that vibe.
@paddockjudge Far out, man.
@Nozinan My Calgary man says he did a lot of phoning and driving around checking out all the small stores to get those prices. He put in a fair bit of time and effort. I'll find out on Friday where else he shopped. The 50 buck Laph 10 is an amazing price these days. Other friends of mine have done well at Vines Wines and they always get a discount on multiple bottles. Liquor Depot is inconsistent...some really good prices and some the same or more than here.
@BlueNote my brother in law and I have been to almost every store in the north west and a few in other areas. If there's a deal to be found on oogie.... he'll find it.
@Nozinan I THINK the Oogie came from Great Canadian Liquor Store. $83 +GST.
@BlueNote I wouldn't be surprised. I picked up one in Dec. 2015 and my BIL got me a spare in Jan 2016 from one of their stores for around $80 plus tax.
McCarthy's Single Malt ($35), Laphroaig 10 (similar price), McKenna 10 yr BIB (30$}) and some local whiskey deals in MD (store barrel picks of Knob Creek SB at 60% and a 9yr. Elijah Craig single barrel --not cask strength but 25$).
A month ago, aI picked up one of the last Willett three year ryes at a local place, but they have informed me that the four year expression is not likely to come in this year.
At $4o and $72, the Glenfarclas 12 and 105 feel like "steals of a deal" as well.
The current A'bunadh prices are on par with Amrut Intermediate Sherry, so I can't consider them steals of deals...
5 months ago 2Who liked this?
A local owner contacted me with some great prices.
I ended up getting a balvenie 21 for $150 cash. Normal price is around $210 or more.
@newreverie Mega score.
5 months ago 0
@BlueNote A actually bought 4 of them, but 3 were for friends.
His biggest discounts were on Balvenie.
Bal 21 -$150
Bal 25 - $380
Bal 30 - $700
5 months ago 1Who liked this?
Today, I walked into a small, privately owned liquor store in southeast Florida where I live and found three Bruichladdich 14 Yr. Links Augusta each with its gorgeous canister depicting the golf course at Augusta, priced at $39.99 apiece. Gladly purchased the lot.
4 months ago 2Who liked this?
@Newkophile Haven't seen those for a few years. Nice score.
4 months ago 0
Wasn't my deal, but I almost witnessed a woman's "deal" get snapped up by an oblivious employee. Her husband wanted McClelland's and the new whisky guy at the store directed her to the Macallan selection. After I explained to her he difference between the two, she took pics for her husband to confirm or reject. Fingers crossed that she didn't have her steal of a deal young Bowmore replaced by an overpriced Macallan bottle.
4 months ago 1Who liked this?
Currently in Ontario Canada Redbreast 12 (regular strength) is $20 off and listed for $59.95 until January 31st. I bought the one I have as a manager special for that price last year. Might have to get another.
That is a steal for LCBO prices.
3 months ago 1Who liked this?
I paid $150 for a Berry Bros. 25 year old blend that was regular $200. I just tasted it tonight and it is superb: 48%, non-chillfiltered and natural colour. Steals of deals are a relative concept here in western Canada, and for my money this was a steal of a deal.
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The new Old Overholt Bottled In Bond Rye is starting to come out. I have been waiting for this one for quite a few years. This is an interesting development because: 1) Old Overholt reportedly has a different, higher rye content mashbill than does Beam's other rye mashbill, the one used in both Yellow Label Rye, and Knob Creek Rye, 2) the US price is supposed to be about $ 25, 3) maybe the best barrels of Old Overholt will make it into the BIB (rather than some distant into the future premium product), unlike Beam Yellow Label Rye which went downhill when the Knob Creek brand originated and presumably got most of the best barrels.
The world can always use another good $ 25 (in the US) BIB straight rye whiskey, something to keep company with Rittenhouse BIB. My hope is that Beam Suntory is not skimming off all of the cream barrels for use in some later to-be-announced higher price premium project, leaving the new project as less than it can be. Come to think of it, the 40% Old Overholt Rye showed signs of going downhill about the same time, 2010, that the big distillers started putting aside larger quantities of barrels for long-aged future premium products. This gives me hope that the BIB will separate itself in a better-quality way from the recent 40% version releases, just as Old Grand-Dad BIB, also from Beam Suntory, is hugely better in quality than is the 40% version of Old Grand-Dad.
For more news about new 2018 bourbon and rye products:
Just reading this thread... this is too late for anyone to do anything about, but about 8 years ago I went into a branch of Oddbins that was closing down in Knutsford, Cheshire and they were selling a bottle of Port Charlotte PC6 for £25.
I stood looking at it for about 20 seconds and asked: "is this the right price?" to which the assistant said "Yep!... no one wants it"
20 seconds later I had it in my possession
@KelpieWhisky It's never too late to hear a story of a great deal.
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