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Postby bamber » Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:27 pm

Thought a thread giving heads up on supermarket special offers might be handy.

Morrison's:
Ardbeg 10yo £16.99 !!
Ledaig Peated £12.99

Sainsbury's:
Pure Islay £12.99 - this stuff is very good.
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Postby Admiral » Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:35 am

Wow! The Ardbeg price is roughly the equivalent of AUS$40.

The retail price over here is closer to $70 !!!
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Postby bamber » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:04 am

I drove down their yesterday to get a few bottles - 1 hour round trip.... It was shut :(
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Postby Aidan » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:23 am

With the price of petrol these days, you'd best buy 10 bottles on your next trip... Or else buy a 1-litre car.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:47 pm

Are you sure about the Ardbeg price Bamber ?
It was £19.99 last week .
Will check the price tomorrow when we do our shop .
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:50 am

You lucky "#!¤?)/ !!
Not only can you get Ardbeg Ten for such a ridiculous low price but you also have supermarkets!
Well, we've got the latter ones but the Ten costs 40,7 GBP in Norway.

I know it's 1,3 on the JWB scale but still......

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Postby bamber » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:51 am

SOI,
I got the price off http://www.tesco.com/pricecheck/ - which is what I usually use to check whicky prices - so no I'm not sure ! Let us know the price.

BTW - I tried to register for your forum last Wed, but did not get an email :(

Aidan,
I ride a BMW C1 scooter (the funny ones with a roof), so petrol is not such an issue - more the constant abuse I receive, whilst riding :)

Christian,
£40 - that is a lot but I would pay that (ssshhhh) for this great whisky.
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Postby ikendal » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:21 am

great idea for a thread, I found a bruichladdie 10yr (not spelt right) for £22,
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Postby bamber » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:58 am

Where was that ?
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Postby ikendal » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:02 am

Morrisons, London,

Furhter more the 'Rocks' that have been selling fro £40 can be purchased for £25 at morrision. their whisky selection is excellent
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Postby bamber » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:34 am

It is a great selection. I think we're really lucky with the supermarket stuff generally. You can pick a bottle with your eyes closed and you will get good reasonably priced whisky.

Except JB white label - yuk.
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Postby ikendal » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:58 am

indeed, I almost agree with the exception of Ledaig Peated £12.99 - Put it down after my fisrt sip, nearly threw it away, and I'll drink anything.

Not felt like that since drinking campari!



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Postby bamber » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:31 pm

Heh heh - I love Campari !! but have not tried that particluar Ledaig. At that price, the supermarket own bottlings are my first choice.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:56 pm

Ledaig does not seem to have many fans. Not sure what their stategy is.
I don't altogether agree with supermarket deals. Whilst it is always good to get high quality produce such as Ardbeg at such a riculous price, in the ling term, what does this do for the humble distiller. Will the supermakets squeeze them until they start to cut costs until they close or are swallowed up by multinationals?
What profit is poured back into the distillery?
Supermarkets are good at cashing in on popular trends and bleeding producers dry.
With the current increasing popularity of whisky, let's hope they don't do to whisky as they do to milk, veg, chickens, etc :cry:
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Postby ikendal » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:59 pm

now I feel guilty.

There was a great article about the cost of whisky production and supermarkets in the LFW mag. very informative.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:12 pm

Crieftan wrote:Ledaig does not seem to have many fans. Not sure what their stategy is.
I don't altogether agree with supermarket deals. Whilst it is always good to get high quality produce such as Ardbeg at such a riculous price, in the ling term, what does this do for the humble distiller. Will the supermakets squeeze them until they start to cut costs until they close or are swallowed up by multinationals?
What profit is poured back into the distillery?
Supermarkets are good at cashing in on popular trends and bleeding producers dry.
With the current increasing popularity of whisky, let's hope they don't do to whisky as they do to milk, veg, chickens, etc :cry:


Chieftan, I can sell you Ardbeg at hugely inflated prices. Then everyone's happy :D .

I'd be interested to hear the margins made on whisky. I wonder how much the retailer gets?
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:32 pm

Don't forget, wherever you are in the world the government is going to get the lions share.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:57 pm

Aidan wrote:
Chieftan, I can sell you Ardbeg at hugely inflated prices. Then everyone's happy :D .



Cheers Aidan - and thanks for promoting me to Chieftan. Now I can afford any price you name :lol:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:06 pm

ikendal wrote:now I feel guilty.



Nah - don't. I've ....er....... :oops: just been down to Morrisons - 'laddie Rocks for £22.99 result :lol:
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Postby Barrie » Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:00 pm

Hi Guys

Just followed the crowd down to Morrisons and returned with rocks in hand?. :shock:

Cheers barrie
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:21 pm

Hopefully it's still on sale for that price when I'm going to Scotland for the Speyside Festival later this week.
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Postby ikendal » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:59 am

saw glenmorangie - portwood in tescos for £17.99 after scrabbl;ing round the back of the self I found they were all sold out gutted.

Balvienne 10 (spelt incorrectly) £18.50! again tesco

very nice
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Postby Gordo » Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:20 pm

On the topic of supermarkets, here in Alberta, supermarkets can sell liqour but only in a stand alone building on the same piece of land.
One outlet, The Real Canadian Superstore, only inventories 30 or so single malts but sells them for approx. 20 % less than normal retailers.
Balvenie 10 yo Founders Reserve...33.00cdn(approx)
Macallan 15 yo Fine Oak...53.00 cdn (approx)

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Postby Frodo » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:49 am

Gordo wrote:Balvenie 10 yo Founders Reserve...33.00cdn(approx)
Macallan 15 yo Fine Oak...53.00 cdn (approx)

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Yikes!!! :shock: :shock: . When do I move to Alberta!!!
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Postby bamber » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:18 am

glenmorangie - portwood, you say, I'm off to Tesco :)
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Postby bamber » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:19 am

Frodo wrote:
Gordo wrote:Balvenie 10 yo Founders Reserve...33.00cdn(approx)
Macallan 15 yo Fine Oak...53.00 cdn (approx)

Gordo


Yikes!!! :shock: :shock: . When do I move to Alberta!!!


I'll second that - a great price for that Macallan. We pay about £40 !!
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Postby bamber » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:43 am

Redbreast £20 (down form £25) at Waitrose. Bought bottle last week: grrrrrrr
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:30 pm

Yes, Alberta is the land of great prices, I've bought at the Real Canadian Liquor Store and found Springbank 10 for $50 when in BC it was selling for $100.

I've also found Laphroaig 10 for $32 and Aberlour 10 for $28 versus $55 and $45 in BC.

$28 for an Aberlour 10, that's the same price as a decent bottle of wine.
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Postby ikendal » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:00 pm

I must be an advert for tescos!

Balviene double wood £20.57

Macallan 10 new bottling £1950

Glen fiddich coran(?) £18.50

and a few other.
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Postby Frodo » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:59 am

ikendal wrote:I must be an advert for tescos!

Macallan 10 new bottling £1950

and a few other.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I knew people didn't like the VAT but now perhaps I see why...
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:52 am

And you thought the LCBO prices were out of line!
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Postby ikendal » Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:16 pm

Taken from another board!!!



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For anyone bothered, Aberlour 15 is half-price at the moment in Sainsburys (£12.50)

ps so is Bowmore Darkest.



I'm off this afternoon
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Postby Iain » Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:37 pm

"For anyone bothered, Aberlour 15 is half-price at the moment in Sainsburys (£12.50)"


Jings! That's really cheap!

Looks like the supermarkets' Xmas season price-cutting has started already.
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Postby Dan G » Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:17 pm

Lawrence wrote:Yes, Alberta is the land of great prices, I've bought at the Real Canadian Liquor Store and found Springbank 10 for $50 when in BC it was selling for $100.

I've also found Laphroaig 10 for $32 and Aberlour 10 for $28 versus $55 and $45 in BC.

$28 for an Aberlour 10, that's the same price as a decent bottle of wine.


Not quite as low priced as Real Canadian, but there's also a store called Western Cellars that is run by Sobey's. Maybe $2-3/bottle higher than RCLS, but still less than most specialty shops or other general liquor stores, and a bit better selection than Real Canadian. I think Aberlour 10 is about $32 including tax (RCLS shelf price doesn't include 7% gst)

Unfortunately, it's not easy to get a decent bottle of wine in either of them!
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Postby bamber » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:24 am

ASDA is packed full of deals according to their website: Talisker 10yo < £20, Fiddich 18yo < £28 amonst many others:

http://www.asda.com/asda_shop/sys/web_s ... ialise.jsp

Click on the 'Take a look >' link ....
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