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Postby Rosebankfan » Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:02 pm

Somerfield are still selling Glenlivet 12 for £13.99. Saw some of the earlier posts - what do some people want for their money ? - I defy anyone to get a better malt at a lower price. Good grief, Bells and Whyte and Mackay are more expensive than that.
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Postby Marvin » Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:07 pm

Rosebankfan wrote:Somerfield are still selling Glenlivet 12 for £13.99. Saw some of the earlier posts - what do some people want for their money ? - I defy anyone to get a better malt at a lower price. Good grief, Bells and Whyte and Mackay are more expensive than that.


Nah you can get them for a tenner. Why is Bells the most popular blend in UK though? Crazy. Give me a Grouse any day.
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Postby Rosebankfan » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:58 pm

Marvin,
Glenlivet 12 for a tenner (and on sale to the general public ?) - you must let us in on your secret -assume it is legal ?.
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Postby Marvin » Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:56 pm

No Bells and W&M for a tenner.
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Postby Mustardhead » Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:05 pm

My lunchtime constitutional took me a mile or so to the Co-op where I was obliged to buy a bottle of Glenlivet 12 for £18.49 (no Somerfield nearby). They have Aberlour 10 for about sixteen quid as well as Macallan 10 - Sherry and FO for £20 and Laphroiag 10 for about £18.

At least the Glenlivet is in an ordinary cardboard box and not the chav leatherette offering I saw in Asda yesterday :roll: Actually I must buy one of those as well :D

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Postby Lawrence » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:00 pm

Mustardhead wrote:This thread forced me into Asda today :(

Talisker 10 at £20
Laphroiag CS at £25
Glenlivet 18 at £27
HP 12 at £20
Macallan FO 10 at £20
Ardbeg 10 at £22

All prices rounded to the nearest quid so I don't appear too sad :)

Bought a Talisker, a couple of Laphroiag CS and a Glenlivet 18. I suppose I'll go back to stock up on a couple after looking round at the other local offerings.

Has anyone seen the vile box they've put the Glenlivet 12 in now? All it needs is a bit of Burberry check..... :shock:

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You people are soooo lucky to be able to walk into a shop and just buy a bottle of Laphroaig Cask Strength without worrying about borders, international flights and grumpy customs officers.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:05 pm

You people are soooo lucky to be able to walk into a shop and just buy a bottle of Laphroaig Cask Strength without worrying about borders, international flights and grumpy customs officers.


Maybe so, but have you seen our check-out girls!
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Postby Mustardhead » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:30 pm

Paul A Jellis wrote:Maybe so, but have you seen our check-out girls!


Strangely enough, the young lady in Asda was attractive, cheerful and even interested in the whisky! Obviously won't last long :shock:

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Postby Mustardhead » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:32 pm

Lawrence wrote:You people are soooo lucky to be able to walk into a shop and just buy a bottle of Laphroaig Cask Strength without worrying about borders, international flights and grumpy customs officers.


Especially as the shop in question is part of the Walmart group!

Supermarkets here compete like mad with each other so most of the time there are deals to be had. I'll have to go back for some Ardbeg 10, having seen the prices elsewhere.
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Postby Marvin » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:51 pm

Makro is cheapest for HP and Old Pulteney
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Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:27 am

Lawrence wrote: You people are soooo lucky to be able to walk into a shop and just buy a bottle of Laphroaig Cask Strength without worrying about borders, international flights and grumpy customs officers.

But Lawrence, look at what we have! 1)Long cold winters with short days, 2)short summers with mosquitos, blackflies, deerflies, horseflies and no-see-ums; 3)hockey damn near all year long (see 1); 4) the longest undefended border in the world; 5)... which allows Mr Tattieheid to come and go whenever he wants :shock:
So, being able to wander into Sainsbury's (or whoever) for a LQC just pales in comparison, does it not? :twisted:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:34 am

Musky, you win in the pest department--mosquitos, blackflies, deerflies, horseflies, no-see-ums, and Mr Tattie Heid--but the Brits have you hands down for short winter days. You aren't that far north.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:46 am

We have roughly 6 hrs 40mins of day light at the moment but on a miserable day like today it will feel like 4hrs as we have Heavy showers of rain or hail, with a risk of thunder. :(
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Postby toshie » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:27 pm

Marvin wrote:Makro is cheapest for HP and Old Pulteney


Can you buy individual bottles, or is it by the case?
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Postby Marvin » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:44 pm

toshie wrote:
Marvin wrote:Makro is cheapest for HP and Old Pulteney


Can you buy individual bottles, or is it by the case?


You can buy individual. I think a case is a wee bit cheaper still.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:52 pm

Have a look a LFW's dealls - HP18 is around £43. Tesco are selling it at £60! Ardbeg Beist is cheaper too. £12 off a bottle of Aberfeldy 21 and Balvenie £15 around £33.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:37 pm

Crieftan, excuse my numptiness, but what and where is LFW??

Thanks!
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Postby les taylor » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:42 pm

Go to google type in lfw and you will find loch fyne whiskies. one of the finest shops in the universe.


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Postby Mustardhead » Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:18 pm

les taylor wrote:Go to google type in lfw and you will find loch fyne whiskies. one of the finest shops in the universe.


Apart from their habit of putting their amazing prices in bold and then the VAT inclusive prices in tiny text next to them :(
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Postby Lawrence » Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:28 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Crieftan, excuse my numptiness, but what and where is LFW??

Thanks!


Loch Fyne Whiskies http://www.lwf.co.uk

They are a brilliant shop and mail order business specializing in Scotch whisky. We have been talking about some of the comments made by the owener, Richard Joynson, in another thread.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:24 am

Picked up a Caol Ila 12 for £19.99 and a BNJ for £11.46 at Tescos. So many deals on at the moment we are getting spoilt for choice.
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Postby The Fachan » Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:09 am

Its gone a little quiet on this one, is everyone stocked up for the silly season now?
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Postby slojo » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:30 pm

The Fachan wrote:Its gone a little quiet on this one, is everyone stocked up for the silly season now?


Some good deals at Waitrose http://www.waitrosewine.com and free delivery too.

Abelour A'bunadh £25
Caol Ila 18 yo £32
Talisker 18 yo £34

stand out for me.

A'bunadh at £25 and Laphroaig 10 yo cask strength for £25 at Tesco are the best "bang for your buck" malts available in the UK right now IMHO.
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Postby les taylor » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:43 pm

Asda Glenkinchie 10 £18.49
Highland Park 12 £21.49
Plus quite a few others.

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Oddbins - £10 off 2 selected malts

Postby Onefortheditch » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:33 pm

It means you can buy 2 bottles of Ardbeg Still Young for just under £50. Sounds good to me. :)

Does anyone remember how much Ardbeg Very Young cost when it was in the shops? :?:
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Re: Oddbins - £10 off 2 selected malts

Postby slojo » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:37 pm

Onefortheditch wrote:It means you can buy 2 bottles of Ardbeg Still Young for just under £50. Sounds good to me. :)

Does anyone remember how much Ardbeg Very Young cost when it was in the shops? :?:


About £28 IIRC
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:39 pm

ardbeg very young is still in some shops, and where ive seen it, its still about £27 a bottle
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Postby Onefortheditch » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:42 am

Which shops v7?

I've been looking for it, but have been unable to find it?
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Postby toshie » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:27 pm

Makro has HP12 for £15 HP18 for £40, Lagavulin £29 – VAT at 17.5% on top
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Postby elli » Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:03 pm

sainsburys has eight punds off a glenlivet 18 yrs for £28
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Postby slojo » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:30 am

Macallan 10 (sherry cask) £21 at Royal Mile Whiskies (£6 off). Not really a supermarket but a good deal nonetheless.
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Postby DramMeister » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:46 pm

Sainsburys has Talisker 10 and new style HP 12 for £20.
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:15 am

Onefortheditch wrote:Which shops v7?

I've been looking for it, but have been unable to find it?


seen it in a shop in glasgow, dont ask me street name or that as it all weegieland to me. although it was central and one of those "ethnic minority" shops. (couldnt think of a correct way to describe them there)
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:16 am

seen glenlivet 12yo in the new packaging for £12.99 a bottle £10 off a bottle in key stores.
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Postby dram_time » Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:17 pm

Was in Tesco, Inverness today. Lots of deals, but none that were better than you could find online.. Black Bottle (now in a box) at 10.99 and I.M. Isle of Skye the same, being about the best, Jura was cheap, but then it should be.

Dt.

Didn't find 'The Whisky Shop' Inverness, but only had an hour in the centre, Where abouts is it??

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