I'll try the whisky shop in Dufftown, I've been there before although It was a few years ago now and it had a good range then. I am not collecting the C/S expressions at this time although I have got an Aberfeldy C/S, It was bought more because I couldn't find the normal release of F+F than anything else. By my reckoning this is the full list of ordinary strength F+F's that have been released :-
I'd be Interested if anybody Knows of any others. As for cask strength expressions I was aware of the following releases :-
Aberfeldy C/S 17 Y.o.
Aultmore C/S 1983.
Blair Athol C/S 1981.
Caol Ila C/S 1981.
Dailuaine C/S 1980.
Linkwood C/S 1983.
Rosebank C/S 1981.
Mortlach C/S 1980.
That makes 26 Flora and Fauna Ordinary Strength and 8 Cask Strength so It appears I'm one short ?
Of those above as in my initial posting, I am Looking for just 4 to complete my collection those being :-
It is quite correct that initial releases where in wooden boxes then all those changed to cardboard. I was led to believe after a while to save money only those destined for the export market remained in cardboard boxes and then finally the whole range became available without boxes. About half of the range is still available as current releases and therefore you should not be paying to high a price for these. and yes there is still from time to time the odd gem in a slower selling store. However it very much seems to be a matter of being in the right place at the right time I have picked up a few of the ones in my collection from stores selling on other peoples collections which is good but rare. People on ebay, god love it(them), tend to be selling the slightly hard to find but not impossible at a large mark up so to coin a phrase " Be careful out there" although that should be " be cheerful out there" good luck and thanks for reading