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Balvenie 25 wanted

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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby johan brugge » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:38 pm

Check out your inbox Nick!
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby AVB » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:12 am

Do you want a tube style or a US style with the wood box?
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby AVB » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:08 pm

A US wood box will be about $330-350 just to get it to me and then whatever it costs to ship to the UK most likely another $25. I'm guessing that the ones in the UK should be much cheaper.
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby AVB » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:27 pm

I can certainly get one at the price quoted provided the shops I looked at actually have the correct inventory shown on their website. It can fairly easily be found near the $400 area if you are will to pay the extra. I was just trying to keep the costs down for you.
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby Big Eck » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:08 pm

I picked mine up on ebay and collected in person from the seller in Dundee for £180.00

One sold last week on ebay for £165.00, the seller was a retired william grant & sons employee now living in Yorkshire, he was also selling a Hazelwood 105, but was wanting more for it that I was willing to pay, in the end think it went for £585.00.

I thought about getting the Balvenie 25, so I had a spare, but the wife is still reeling at the fact I bought 18 bottles of the Earl Magnus, while I was in Orkney.

I spoke to the chap that was selling the Balvenie 25, he said he bought the last two bottles that came off the bottling plant and that he was selling one and going to open the other, I will see if I can find the old item number on ebay and get his nickname so you could email him and see if he will sell his other bottle.

Both bottles are just in the standard tube.

Will mail back when I have found his email, only just deleted the item from the My EBay Page, might still be copies of the mails I sent him in my out box though.

Regards...Alec.
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby Big Eck » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:20 pm

Just remembered it only sold for £119 not £165, remembered being annoyed that I didn't bid on it.

He is a genuine seller, as we talked about me meeting up with some people at Glenfiddich and he knew them all.

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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby Big Eck » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:24 pm

Found the item number and seller info so you can mail him direct via Ebay.

I will send the info to you in a PM, in case someone else beats you to his spare bottle.
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby vision*R » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:13 am

In case you're interested, I have a 20cl version of a 25yo single barrel (May 1978 - August 2003, cask 6365).
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby orangedogofglory » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:35 pm

I can probably get one to you all in around US$400. I'd have to confirm shipping costs, but I think that is about right.

...it might be missing a few wee drams though... handling fee... ha ha

Let me know if that price interests you. I also have a bottle that I recently opened and could throw in a sample so you have something to compare it to.
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby jimidrammer » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:38 pm

Nick, this might be a long shot but I know where one bottle is @ $243US if you know someone in the Dallas, Texas area. PM me for details. It's a '78-'03, 750ml with wooden box. It was there when I got mine a while ago and it still shows to be in their inventory.
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby supersinglemalts » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:55 pm

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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby orangedogofglory » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:15 pm

jimidrammer wrote:Nick, this might be a long shot but I know where one bottle is @ $243US if you know someone in the Dallas, Texas area. PM me for details. It's a '78-'03, 750ml with wooden box. It was there when I got mine a while ago and it still shows to be in their inventory.


I don't mean to offer his services and I hope he wouldn't mind, but if they don't ship, you could check with bcrossan. I don't know if he has plans to be in Dallas but he's the first to come to mind.

That price is significantly lower than what I found a bottle at, which was around US$350. That can be a fall-back, I suppose.
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby johan brugge » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:25 pm

Collector57 wrote:To all those who have offered help - a big thanks
Stand by for the moment - I think I've got one at <£200 :!: :!:

You're welcome, Nick. I hope you'll get it at last.
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby les taylor » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:15 pm

Nice one Nick I'm pleased for you that you got a replacement for what was lost. :)
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Re: Balvenie 25 wanted

Postby johan brugge » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:43 pm

les taylor wrote:Nice one Nick I'm pleased for you that you got a replacement for what was lost. :)

Well done Nick!! :thumbsup:
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