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What did you NOT buy and why?

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By g @gfc on 21st Jan 2018, show post

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@dloewen
dloewen replied

Absolutely, I feel the same way. Feeling the sting of missing out on Cairdeas again.

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@OdysseusUnbound

@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.

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@65glenfarclas

@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

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@OdysseusUnbound

@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.

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

@65glenfarclas Not interested in the 30yr Pittyvaich or 30yr Dalwhinnie?

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

@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...

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@65glenfarclas

@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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@YakLord
YakLord replied

@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.

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