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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby jazz lover » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:32 pm

Laphroaig 10
Macallan 12
Cragganmore 12
Highland Park 12
Talisker 10
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby talisker10 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:52 pm

I am going to have to include some American whiskey since I have really started to gravitate that way (pure economics).

Talisker 10--$58
Highland Park 12--$42
Laphroaig Cask Strength--$48
Springbank 10--$55
Wild Turkey 101--$20
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Fscott » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:16 pm

In Madrid:

Highland Park 12 - 30€
Glenkinchie 12 - 29€
Old Pulteney 12 - 30€
Auchentoshan 12 - 27€
Glengoyne 17 - 34€ (Might have been a mistake, as I haven't seen it for a while. Did grab two while I could though)

Honorable mention: Laphroaig 10 at 25€
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby jhershauer » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:31 pm

Knob Creek $24
anCnoc 12 $35
Macallan 12 $35 or Aberlour a'bunadh $50
HP 12 $39
Laphroaig CS $53

All great relative values, and this combination provides a nice range of flavor profiles.

On the bubble were Redbreast 12 and Yamazaki 12, and I would have loved to include Talisker 10, but they need to bring it back down below $50 here. Also, I'd replace Mac 12 with Glendronach 12 if the 'dronach price was more competitive.

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby rdavek1 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:46 pm

Old Pulteney 12 - $32
Balblair 97 - $39
Ardmore Traditional Cask - $30
Buffalo Trace Bourbon - $20
Redbreast 12 - $35

Bonus:
Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon - $24
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby johan brugge » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:23 am

Kilkerran Work in Progress I (5yo only). Here we pay 40 € for that whisky that tastes like a 10yo. I've just had it after a Springbank 10yo and the difference is enormous. I like the Kilkerran a lot better!
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Wave » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:33 am

Aberlour a'bunadh $60-ish
Caol Ila 12 low-50's
Laphroaig 10 CS mid-$50's
Noah's Mill 15 under-$50
W L Weller 12 $28-ish


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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby farr727 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:28 pm

Bunnahabhain Darach Ur
Bunnahabhain 12y
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Tomatin 12y
Aberlour 10y

and one more: The Glenrothes Select Reserve
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:58 pm

Aberlour 12 Double Cask Matured $39
Ardbeg 10 $48
Elija Craig 12 yo $14
Wild Turkey Rare Breed $32
Evan Williams Black label $13

Up until the changes the bottling and raised the price by 15 bucks, Dalmore 12 was on the list.
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby corbuso » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:43 pm

Bowmore 12 YO
Ardbeg 10 YO
Aberlour A'Bunnadh
Lagavulin 16 YO
Longmorn 25YO G&M
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:52 pm

Hard to argue with those choices. :thumbsup: I do have to say that when it comes to Talisker the 25 is so far out in front of the younger ones. It certainly provides me with more bang for the buck than say the distiller's edition.
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby doc » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:08 am

prices in New Zealand where a NZ$ is about 79 cents US or 50 pence best buys of late
no 1 by a mile Cragganmore 12 on special this week $59.95 (got two cases :D )
(special price last week only but a mate got same price yesterday for 2 bottles or more)
no 2 Laphroig 10 same seller occasionally available $50
no 3 Abelour 10 permanent discount one outlet only $49.95 sometimes $45
no 4 Lagavulin 16 around about $140
no 5 Ardbeg (whirlpool one with the strange name) $120
all these bottles are 700ml except the Islay's which are 750ml
these prices are available mostly on special offer or if you know where to go very rarely, if ever, on the net , I would be interested to know how they compare for special offers or sale prices around the world
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby JMW » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:38 pm

Would have to choose:

HP 12 (obligatory)
Black Bull 12 (a blend - but bottled at 50% with quite a kick)
Laddie 10 (currently a little bit too expensive for a 10yo in my view, but still - it's incredible stuff)
A'Bunadh (near to 60% ABV for about £30 quid? yes!)
Glendronach 12
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby HP 4 me » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:06 am

Dubois wrote:Ardbeg Ten
Caol Ila 12 Yrs
Lagavulin 12 Yrs
Dalwhinnie 15 Yrs
HP 12 Yrs



Totally agree!!
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:27 am

Well, it depends a little. Laga 12 varies quite a bit in price. the 2009 was $60 but the 2010 ran north of $90. Ardbeg 10 really has gone up over the last several years. It's a good buy @ $45 and under but for the most part they're asking more like $55. I'd rather get Laphroaig 10 CS for that price point or maybe even and Oogie.
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:52 am

Talisker 10
GlenDronach 12 (really over looked by many)
Jim Beam Black
Black Bottle
Wild Turkey 101
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby rogerdodger » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:50 pm

Nikka from the Barrel (by a long chalk) €25
Laphroaig 10 cs €45
Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten €32
Talisker 10 €32
BNJ €20


Redbreast 12 is also right up there as are Glenfarclas 15 / 105 €40
Makes you thirsty thinking about this .....
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby dramtastic » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:12 pm

Time to revisit after almost 2 years.
Now has to be tale told in 2 parts

Scotland(strictly what's available in Austrlalia)

Talisker 10 $60-65 - Definite number 1
Johnnie Walker Green Label $55-65
Aberlour 10 $54
Glenlivet 12 $45-50
Auchentoshan 12 $60

Honorary mention to BNJ at $35

Japan
Nikka From The Barrel $23- Definite number 1
Mars Pure Malt 8YO $35
Nikka Pure Malt Black/White $20
Miyagikyo NAS $17.50
White Oak(Akashi)5YO $25

Honorary mentions to Nikka All Malt $12-15 and the Blend of Nikka 45% $27 as the Mars and White Oak will have limited supply.
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby outamyway » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:59 am

Glenmorangie 10
Glenlivet 12
Aberfeldy 12
Islay Mist 17
Four Roses Single Barrel

All for under $40 each. I'd be completely happy if these were all I could ever afford.
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby rogerdodger » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:17 pm

dramtastic wrote:
Japan
Nikka From The Barrel $23- Definite number 1
Mars Pure Malt 8YO $35
Nikka Pure Malt Black/White $20
Miyagikyo NAS $17.50
White Oak(Akashi)5YO $25

Honorary mentions to Nikka All Malt $12-15 and the Blend of Nikka 45% $27 as the Mars and White Oak will have limited supply.


DT - please don't publish these prices. It's mean and depressing. :cry: ;-)
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Vest » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:31 pm

Whisky prices keep going up in spite of the crises, so this is a good question!

1. JW Red. King of the cheapest in my country (Denmark). Easily available on discount for 100 DKK, which is roughly 11 pounds.

2. Four Roses bourbon. 18 pounds in Denmark.

3. Buffalo Trace bourbon. 22.75 pounds TWE

4. Elija Craigh 12 y. boubon 25.95 pounds TWE.

5. Jameson 12 y. 28 pounds in Denmark.

The US whisky prices haven't changed that much the past few years, giving bourbons an edge..
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Vest » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:05 pm

I forgot Rittenhouse Rye. Could well be the best buy in american whiskey. It's cold outside and I'm waiting for it to come back on the shelves..
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Onefortheditch » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:26 am

Talisker 10
Talisker 10
Talisker 10
Lap Frog QC
Laga 16
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby HP 4 me » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:37 am

Redbreast 12
Laphroaig QC
Glendronnach 12
Highland Park 12
Glenmorangie Original

I believe you should start your collection of whisky with these 5 :thumbsup:
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Blue Note » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:21 am

Talisker 10
Laphroaig QC
Ardbeg 10
Glenmo Original
HP 12
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby clicker7 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:25 am

Tough choice, lots of good ones.

HP 12
Tali 10
Aberlour A'bunadh
Macallan 12
Laphroaig QC

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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:32 am

Hmm, prices for certain things have taken jumps and there have been decreases as well here. Laphroaigs are typically beyond their value in California. However Ardbeg 10 can be had for $44. A'bunadh still can be had under $60. OP 12 is still around $30. Glenfiddich is still good value under $40. And I can snag Glenmo 10 for $56 (1.75L).

One that I haven't tried yet but is in the neighborhood of $50 is the new Hakushu. I'm interested.
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby dramtastic » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:01 am

That's about 30-35% less than it retails for in Japan.
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:24 pm

The Third Dram wrote:Aberlour a'bunadh
Ardbeg 10 Year Old
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old
Glenlivet Cask Strength Nàdurra 16 Year Old
Talisker 10 Year Old

Times do indeed change. The a'bunadh has risen rather significantly in price in my neck of the woods, as has the Ardbeg. Both are now firmly out of 'BFYB territory', as far as I'm concerned. I'm not quite as partial to recent issues of the Elijah Craig. And the Talisker, while still a fine pour, doesn't represent a true bargain these days either.

Currently (and taking local pricing into account), I'll vouch for the following:

BenRiach 12 Year Old, Matured in Sherry Wood (ex-Pédro Ximénez and Oloroso oak, and borderline sensational, especially for the money)
Douglas Laing Big Peat (delectably Islay)
Glenfarclas '105' 10 Year Old (consistently tasty and notably less expensive than a'bunadh)
Glenlivet Cask Strength Nàdurra 16 Year Old (still an excellent value)
Laphroaig Quarter Cask (youngish, yet very well rounded and a 'sure-bet' buy)
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:09 pm

All the Laphroaig lineup has gone nuts in California. QC has surpassed the $50 mark (some places around $70). The standard 10 is between $40 and 50 now. 10 CS is around $75.

Our 105 is no age statement although it is likely the same product. The 105 runs more than a'bunadh here. :(
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:54 am

Just goes to show you how regional variations in cost can affect our perceptions of value. Here in Québec, the 10YO Laphroaig is MORE expensive than the QC, and the cask strength edition isn't even available (shame!).
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby HP 4 me » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:45 pm

HP 12 (always in my cupboard)

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Talisker 10

Briuchladdich 10

Glendronach 12
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Leorin » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:52 pm

1. Laphroaig QC &/or CS
2. HP12
3. Redbreast 12
4. Elijah Craig 12
5. Glendronach 15 Revival

Why?
- all five are top quality whiskies
- they all come with an age-statement
- every one of them represents a totally different whisky-style
- you can get all five bottles for 150 Euros (if you're lucky)
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby Gearóidmuar » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:55 am

I'm an Irishman with no prejudices. I drink Irish, Scotch, Japanese and anything I like.

My five, no particular order.

Jameson 12 yr old.
Wathen's Single Barrel (a fantastic American whiskey)
Caol Ila
Glenkinchie Distiller's Edition
Sullivan's Cove (from Tasmania).
Yamazaki..

that's 6 but you always need a spare!

No's two and five were given to me as presents. I don't know where to get them, but they were astonishing.
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Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Postby bscepter » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:10 pm

i'm new to this, but so far, i have to say that the laphroaig 10 yo is the best bang for the buck i've tasted. at about $45/bottle it's nearly half the price of lagavulin 16 and has a very similar feel to me.
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