By g @gfc on 21st Jan 2018, show post
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Absolutely, I feel the same way. Feeling the sting of missing out on Cairdeas again.
9 months ago 1Who liked this?
@dloewen I emailed HelloLCBO about this issue, and I'll post the "Go f..k yourself" response they will undoubtedly send me in the "How FUCKED UP is the LCBO?" thread.
@OdysseusUnbound I didn't buy Laphroaig Cairdeas 2020 because all the flippers got to the ~500 bottles before I realized they were available early this morning.
Five years ago I would've been pi$$sed off with FOMO and would have gone off on a KGBO rant on social media. Today I just moved on and ordered a Talisker 8 instead. Thought about the Lagavulin 12 BUT at 200 bucks, laughed and went back to work.
I've reached "old man yells at cloud" state of existence. Good luck to the whisky nerds that found the "hobby" less than 5 years ago. Pricing on everything beyond "standard" range bottles has gone beyond stupid levels
9 months ago 6Who liked this?
@65glenfarclas this type of nonsense is precisely the reason I’m getting more into rum. The rum people I’ve met are far less judgmental than most whisky people (fellow Connosrs excluded) and rum people aren’t profiteering off their fellow enthusiasts. Last summer I had a rum friend pick up 2 bottles of Smith & Cross for me in Toronto, at cost, and he got them to me at no extra cost. This kind of thing is common among Connosr acquaintances, but isn’t the standard modus operandi in the wider whisky world.
9 months ago 4Who liked this?
@65glenfarclas Not interested in the 30yr Pittyvaich or 30yr Dalwhinnie?
@OdysseusUnbound Sorry, they won't rent me a trailer large enough...
9 months ago 2Who liked this?
@65glenfarclas A cask strength 12 year-old Lagavulin at $199.95 is probably a better deal than the Game of Thrones Mortlach 15 year-old Bourbon Cask Finish for the same price...
@YakLord I'm not interested in either of them. If I'm going to spend 200 bucks it will have to be a "special occasion" bottle, and I don't think either of those qualifies (especially since I already have Lagavulin and Mortlach bottles in the stash that are equal or better and paid much less for them)
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@65glenfarclas I wouldn't have bought the GoT Mortlach 15 if we hadn't been doing a Mortlach tasting. The 12 the 16, and the G&M 15 were all so much better and far less costly.
I didn’t buy a Maker’s Mark Private Select bottling. Why? Because in typical LCBO fashion, it only went to large urban centres in Southern Ontario and Ottawa. You would think a bottle that sells out in minutes might be an online exclusive, but that would require competence from the LCBO.
I will not be getting (or entering the ballot for a chance to get) the Bruichladdich The Ternary Project bottling. If google is correct, based on the stated price, it will come in at $380.23 american dollars! Then there is the shipping.
Boy I want it but that is too steep!
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@TracerBullet yeah their taking the piss now. Shame.
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"...these non-conformist spirits are revealed for curiosity's sake." I just ain't that curious.
@Timp - Aye, project rip off more like. £275 ouch!
I did not buy it for obvious reasons, but MUCH WANT TO.
@casualtorture You and me both...
7 months ago 1Who liked this?
@casualtorture The 600 Euro delivery charge would be enough to buy a few nice additions to my cabinet.
@BlueNote yeah, they've laxed up on delivery laws here in Tennessee finally so I'm looking at ordering some things I can't get here, but the shipping on everything is as much as the whisky!
7 months ago 4Who liked this?
As much as it pains me to write this, I did NOT buy Lagavulin 12 Year CS. I love Lagavulin, but at $200 per bottle, it really is too much $$$ for me to justify buying one.
6 months ago 6Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound Wow, $200? Yeah that would be a pass from me as well.
6 months ago 3Who liked this?
@TracerBullet I love Lagavulin 12 CS, but that price is just uncivilized imho.
@OdysseusUnbound I didn't buy it either. I have an open bottle of the 2015 that I am enjoying, It remains about 1/3 full since opening 4 years ago. I have a 2018 and 2010 waiting to replace it in my "open" cabinet.
Yes, I feel the FOMO, less so the FORO, but I also have fear of running out of room (FOROR?).
The irony is that at the rate I drink, a $200 outlay would be reasonable for a good bottle.
6 months ago 5Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound This was years ago but my wife found it for $56 in Montgomery County Maryland. She bought me every bottle they had!!!
@Nozinan you are making me laugh! Yes, FOROR! I know it well.
It is very limiting that Lagavulin 12 has become so expensive. As for elevated prices, will it be Lagavulin today, and Caol Ila tomorrow?
@Victor I actually tend to prefer Caol Ila anyway. Although I have never paid full price for their CS expressions I do note that at least in Canada they do not come cheap.
I have accumulated a number of their unpeated CS bottlings, and many years ago got several 200 cc bottles of their OB NAS peated CS. I also have a couple of IBs. FORO has me wishing to find a couple more as I expect the price to rise steeply, but I will be satisfied with what I have.
@OdysseusUnbound - it may surprise you (and others) to hear that $200 Can is still a cheaper price than you can get here ... where it's made (by the strictest legal definition, I think )
6 months ago 4Who liked this?
@Nozinan - My FOROR has now officially become AROOR (actually run out of room). So much so, the bottle of Blue Label I recently bought still sits on my kitchen counter top. You know it's bad when the 'top of yet another wardrobe' solution fails to offer any more help .
@RianC I hear you. That is actually my situation right now. My fears have been realized.
@Nozinan Maybe if we can get this pandemic under control, someone can come to your place and “liberate some shelf space”.
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