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A Steal of a Deal ?!

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By @HP12 @HP12 on 13th Mar 2011, show post

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cricklewood replied

@fiddich1980 I'm all down for young and feisty fest. I've got a couple of bottles that would fit the bill.

28 days ago 0

Nozinan replied

@cricklewood How about the very first 3 YO cask of single malt released by Still Water? @Victor, would you make the trip up for that?

28 days ago 0

Victor replied

@Nozinan, would I make an international trip for a 3 yo malt? Would you? I own dozens of whiskeys you haven't tried yet, as does my sister. Would trying out one of them bring you down here?

It's great that you Ontario guys have come to accept that the whiskies are good, but the friendships are the treasure of being a Connosr.

Hopefully I'll see you before long.

28 days ago 4Who liked this?

Nozinan replied

@Victor You got me! I didn't come to Maryland to try your (and @Maddie's) whiskies.

But I did promise you I would open that particular bottle with you one day (It is not just a young whisky, it's from the first cask of malted barley spirit laid down by the company). I can find other treasures for the tasting if you can't come, but you will definitely be missed more than, I suspect, the contents of that bottle.

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Victor replied

@Nozinan bien entendu Thank you. It is always a much appreciated honour to be invited. I don't know when I'll be back up there, but I certainly have been thinking about it, especially since you've gotten @Astroke, @cricklewood, and @fiddich1980 into the act who were never present during those 10 trips up there we made since 2011.

27 days ago 4Who liked this?

Nozinan replied


No, I think I should choose another whisky to showcase in that case...

27 days ago 1Who liked this?

Nock replied

More sale whiskies in my area.

After about two weeks of tasting and experiment with blending that bottle of Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley at 50% ABV I decided that I couldn’t pass up any more bottles. So I went and purchased a few more.

While in the store I noticed that they had deeply discounted a number of bottles (Scotch, Bourbon, Rum, Tequila). If money weren’t an option . . .

Everything I bought was marked down by 50%

  • 3 bottles of Grant’s Family Reserve (750mL) at $9.99 each
  • 2 bottles of Glenkinchie 12yo 43% at $29.99 each
  • 1 bottle of The Famous Grouse Smoky Black (1.75 L) at $24.99
  • 3 bottles of Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley at $37.09 each.

I am quite pleased with all the purchases. I heard from the lady at the counter that they had also discounted the Glenlivet 18yo down to $58.09 . . . but some guy came in and bought the last 3 bottles. Oh well. Glad I am not a fan. I probably would have been tempted to do the same.

17 days ago 5Who liked this?

Hewie replied

@Nock nice finds there. I've rarely seen whisky discounted more than 10 - 15%. Half price is unheard of around here!

17 days ago 1Who liked this?

Nozinan replied

Not sure if this is a "steal" or a "what did you just buy and why?"

Rumour has it the Amrut IS has been discontinued as a core product and will be shifting to travel retail. It is becoming more and more scarce, even in Calgary which is the Amrut centre of Canada.

I was given the challenge of bolstering the inventory of a few friends, and passed this along to my B-I-L, @nosebleed, expert bottle hunter. Many stores (all the ones with online catalogues) were sold out. But he managed to find 7 bottles in one NW chain store (Crowfoot Liquor). Priced at about $110 he texted me a photo but I got it too late. A couple of days go by and he is able to go back. Now there are no bottles there (because he got all 7!!!). Not only that, but he talked them into a 10% bulk buying discount that somehow worked out to 15% when the final numbers got crunched, the outcome being that after tax and bottle deposit he took them out the door for $97.37 apiece. That is $0.44 cheaper than the least I have previously paid for a bottle, and $2.37 less than the discounted bottle of the same batch he found for me last fall.

Considering the lowest price on Wine Searcher in the US is $146.00, I would say this is a good deal.

I will get one from this bounty, and the rest have been allocated. I know that eventually they will all be going to good homes...

Thanks again @Nosebleed! Happy Hunting!

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