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By R @RikS on 23rd Apr 2018, show post

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RikS replied

Ha! I do like my Amazon tracking software. I've wanted the Amrut Intermediate Sherry for a while, but it's quite expensive in the UK at £86. Just, however, noted that for some reason on Amazon Italy, they're on sale.. so just got two of them for £36/bottle! I think that's a bargain. To be picked up when I visit the Italian family for Xmas. So, apart from the wonderful company and excellent food, now I also have two nice bottles of whisky supposedly waiting for me down there to look forward to :-)

3 months ago 5Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@RianC Just remember - Nikka from the Barrel is good, but it's 500 cc.

3 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@RikS This is an inappropriate comment by you on this thread. The only place that comment belongs is in Steal of a deal, or a new thread: How can they sell something so good do cheap?

3 months ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@RikS Well scored. As @Nozinan says: “How can they sell something so good so cheap?” Not that we’re jealous or anything. yum

3 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@RikS Congrats on your excellent price! The sad thing is that now you might delude yourself into thinking that you should wait until you can get that price again before repurchasing. Don't count on ever seeing that price again. Intermediate Sherry is one of very few whiskies which I consider worth what you mentioned was your higher initial asking price, 76 GBP.

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Victor Agreed, but to put in context, without even correcting for inflation, this fall I paid less for a bottle of IS in Calgary than I had ever paid before...

3 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan 'less than you had ever paid before' was not equal to nor less than 36 GBP, was it?

3 months ago 0

Wierdo replied

A few UK based bargains.

Tesco have a bunch of whiskies on offer. I didn't make note of them all but did see Ardbeg 10 at £37.

Master of Malt have a few bargains on at the moment. Including some good deals on aged Glenfarclas. The 21 for £90 and the 25 for £118.

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

RikS replied

@Wierdo note, Amazon UK has the glenfarclas 21 for even better. Special offer £75

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

Wierdo replied

@RikS I had 50ml samples of the Glenfarclas 21 and 25 with a bottle if the 15 I brought last year. I thought the 25 was great. The 21 was I though, decent (it is a Glenfarclas after all) but not that great. In fact I thought it wasn't better than the 15. But to be fair that is a superb price and if I had a whole bottle to go at I might form a different opinion.

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

Wierdo replied

I've just finished my Glenfarclas 15 and now am all out of Glenfarclas.

The whisky exchange are doing the 25 for £115 and the 15 103 proof for £82.

Decisions the 25 or the 15 103 proof?

Or the kids Christmas presents?

3 months ago 2Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@Wierdo - Ooh get the 15 103 proof one . . . then tell me if it's worth it! Sod the kids stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

3 months ago 2Who liked this?

RikS replied

Ardbeg uigeadail is on sale Amazon.uk for £46 / limited flash-sale on MoM (I guess Amazon is benchmarking). I wasn't going to buy anything for a while but... this is the lowest price I've ever seen seen for Uigeadail (since 2015 which is as far back as my tracking software goes), so it was too good to resist.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@RikS - Just saw this myself and was about to come and post! I reckon Amazon must go through MoM as loads of their deals have mirrored MoM prices lately.

2 months ago 0

RikS replied

@RianC Yes. Understanding the Amazon pricing would require a PhD on its own, but I think you're right. However, with my "Keepa" tracking software (which I recommend you install on Chrome) however, it makes it more comprehensible as it shows price evaluation and alerts for all particularly good deals :)

Monday I picked up a JW Green for £26, and saw its now again £42. So, getting the right timing indeed makes a difference with Mr. Bezos.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@RikS - I'll look into that, thanks. First JW Green I bought was from teh first batches of the newly released ones and paid £40. I've since picked up another two for £30 which I think is about right. £26 is a steal but I didn't enjoy the bottle I bought this year as much as the previous. My reviews on here.

2 months ago 0

RikS replied

@RianC your review is partly to blame for my purchase... relieved

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@RikS - Phew then - ha ha! Out of interest have you got the 'older style' bottle or the newer one? (MoM display the newer bottle style which is what I reviewed here)

2 months ago 0

RikS replied

@RianC mine is also the newer style with the white border

2 months ago 0

Wierdo replied

I've ordered whisky from Amazon before and it came from MoM

2 months ago 0

RikS replied

@Wierdo amazon has its own warehouse, but also cater for 3rd party sellers. The product description states who is dispatching. Makes a difference as amazon is mostly free (always if you're prime) whereas 3rd party sellers often charge delivery fees.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

Deanston 18 at £49 on a flash sale at MoM. Were I not penny watching I'd snap that up!

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

On Amazon

Laphroaig Qtr Cask £28 (not sure of recent quality but still good value I'd say)

Aberlour A'bunadh £60 (not exactly a steal but £20 cheaper than usual)

about one month ago 0

Wierdo replied

For all UK members the Wright Wine Company in Skipton Yorkshire are doing an online offer at www.wineandwhisky.co.uk of 20% of ALL whisky.

Seem to have a fair selection too.

I've never used them so can't vouch for their service. Offer ends tomorrow.

So if you're after something you need to be quick!

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

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