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Which bottle did you just buy and why?

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By @PeatyZealot @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@ajjarrett LCBO has one listed in Waterloo at $70. Not bad for a discontinued classic. I don't know where the one in the picture was bought but I can see the batch number in the expanded photo.

5 days ago 0

@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@Nozinan HA. I didn't even try to expand. My mistake. I should have known to do that too, since I have uploaded a few photos on here. Yes, $70 is a very good price. Here in Denver, Colorado, I was happy to find it at $85-87 USD (price includes tax).

This is one batch I haven't seen in my area, so I will say, this was a good buy, for you, @fiddich1980.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@ajjarrett The thing is, the only way this would be available is if someone returned it. KGBO only accepts returns if they are recent enough to be resold (one of my gifted Chivas bottles was too old). Then they put it for sale at the last price it was listed at.

Anywhere else there would be a clear mark-up.

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@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@Nozinan I see. Well, I know it is wishful thinking, but I still hope to find a bottle or two in small and out of the way shops.

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@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

@ajjarrett @Nozinan I was in Kitchener, Ontario, to see a friend and it was on the shelf. The other two bottles were NAS. There was no box which makes it likely, a return. I ran across something similar to this situation with a Balvenie 21 47.6% ABV, a few years ago.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@fiddich1980 That waterloo bottle listed must be the one you got...

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@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@fiddich1980 Again, congratulations on getting a bottle of the 16yo Nadurra. I haven't tried any of the NAS Nadurra expressions, and some of my friends have been successfully and deterring me from trying them. Even if it was a return, it is a lucky purchase, as they are becoming more scarce.

I was in Kitchener, Ontario, to see a friend and it was on the shelf. The other two bottles were NAS. There was no box which makes it likely, a return. I ran across something similar to this situation with a Balvenie 21 47.6% ABV, a few years ago.

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@boatracer
boatracer replied

@Nozinan That Waterloo store is near my office. I have gotten a lot of things there on managers clearance. Old Pulteny 12, JW Green, Wiser Dissertation all for over 20% off list price. Haven't seen anything for the last couple of months though.

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@fiddich1980 That one is quite a bit older than the 08/14 I bought last year. Let us know how you like it.

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@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

@BlueNote It maybe a while before I open it but, when I do I will let you know. Does any body have an opinion on Benrinnes. I have an old Signatory bottling which I am planning to open?

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@OdysseusUnbound

I just picked up my first ever bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail today. I’ve been outspoken about NAS malts, but this is more of a labeling concern than a “how does the whisky taste?” concern. Many thanks to @Nozinan for the help, generous selection of samples and the warm hospitality (however brief, because of snafus on my end). I’d love to try it tonight, but I’m still a bit tired from the Quaich dinner/tasting and the many drinks afterwards with my brother.

4 days ago 0

@OdysseusUnbound

@Astroke Not an LCBO bottle, thankfully. Oogie's pricing in Ontario goes well over my self-imposed moratorium on whiskies over $100/bottle.

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@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

The mothership has landed, I've been waiting for a few months for my friend to return from South Carolina with these beauties.

The Whistlepig is a single barrel store selection at 56.7% abv. I finally get to try ADL juice at high proof! I've been thinking of getting a bottle of both Masterson's Rye and Alberta Premium to do a vertical session.

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@GoHabs
GoHabs replied

I drove to the Alexandria LCBO from Montreal for a bottle of JP Wiser's Dissertation. I'm so glad I did. Absolutely the best Canadian whisky I've ever had.

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@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

@GoHabs A worthwhile drive indeed. I'm currently working my way through a bottle of dissertation and it's got such presence. It makes up a little for not having easy access to Northern Border collection

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@cricklewood It maybe necessary to send a small sample with one of our colleagues when he is in town so you can try an expression or 2.

@GoHabs Dissertationis one of my favourite Wiser's products.

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