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Postby jjnn » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:17 pm

I read across the forum and saw the Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix. I would be absolutely be enlightened to know if that bottle is still available but I also want to know what other special releases there are as well here in the US. If there is a updated site with this kind of information please do post it
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby r900p » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:52 pm

Releases in the US someone will be able to help better than me. Depending on where you are/ going it may be best to check local shops, Park Ave in NY has a bruichladdih, Glendronach and springbank exclusive to them amongst others. Julios in MA have bourbons exclusive to them and an Indy Rosebank.

Ex to the US I believe there is a 21yr old Laphroaig but when i was there a week ago u couldn't find it.

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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby ResIpsa539 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:13 pm

Oban 18 comes to mind.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Ganga » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:08 am

What do you mean by special releases? Do you mean, limited/one time releases from the distillery? Do you want ones that are exclusive to the US or just available in the US (Snow Phx indicates the latter)?

As stated Oban 18 is a limited release from the distillery exclusive to the distillery and the US.

Binny's, Park Avenue, BevMo! and other stores have exclusive single casks from distilleries and indepent bottlers.

Is the Glenfiddich 102 a one-time release? Anyone?

Basically anything from Bruichladdich is a limited release as they do not have a core set of bottlings.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby jjnn » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:22 am

Yes Limited Edition releases, just something sets you apart from the regular. Limited Editions are limited(obviously) so that itself makes it special and unique. Almost like a trophy really. I'm not looking for $2000 bottle and I don't mind paying $20 if its good. It doesn't really matter where its limited too but it does help to know so thank you.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:01 am

jjnn wrote:Yes Limited Edition releases, just something sets you apart from the regular. Limited Editions are limited(obviously) so that itself makes it special and unique. Almost like a trophy really. I'm not looking for $2000 bottle and I don't mind paying $20 if its good. It doesn't really matter where its limited too but it does help to know so thank you.



Price Range? In you post you said you don't mind paying $20 if it is good, but you are proably not going to find any special editions in the $20 range. By any chance did you mean $200?
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby jjnn » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:07 am

I meant that as an example. I don't mind paying something that's under-priced but I do mind if its over-priced. Basically something in the middle. Bang for your buck would fit the description.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby lrodk » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:02 am

I found a listing at Binny's. Placed an order that's pending payment for two bottles. I so much hope they have it.
http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Glenfiddi ... 62000.html
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:51 am

Ganga wrote:Is the Glenfiddich 102 a one-time release? Anyone?

I don't know. I've never heard of it. More details please.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:05 pm

Recall that there was the Glenfiddich CS 51% available in duty free. It came in a green tube (round). Glenfiddich 102 comes in a brown Fiddich-style tube, is at 51% and says distillery edition. It came out on the US market about a year ago and seems to be mostly available in the larger spirits stores in CA. Price runs around $63 in southern CA. This is about as much as I know.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:41 pm

sounds like a repackaging of the CS for the US market, in which case it may be around for a while.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:45 pm

Collector57 wrote:And there I was thinking it was 102yo

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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:27 pm

That's our Nick. :thumbsup: Willie/Nick, was the 15 yo, 51% available in the UK between 2000 and 2008 and is it still available? The 15, 51% was discontinued in the US around 2000 or so.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:54 am

I can't say exactly either but it hasn't been around for years, that's for sure.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Wave » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:24 am

The Glenfiddich '102' is the Distillers Edition.
http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Glenfiddi ... 61952.html

I've got a couple, quite tasty!


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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:15 am

Seems I should get one to compare with the version from the 90s and the Duty Free. Glad to hear it is tasty.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:25 am

There are still some places that have the Glendronach 1968.
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Lucas » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:05 pm

Do by Distillery Edition you mean this? (I have a bottle and I'm not even sure what the deal is :oops: )

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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Lucas » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:40 pm

It very much looks like it's one of them 'fill your own'. I hadn't been aware they did that before I got this bottle.

There is space on the label to write you name on it.

Not sure what to do with it. I haven't filled it, got it from WG's PR people so don't have sentiment for it. Probably should just crack it open tonight, what do you think? Was going to go for Balblair 1989 as my New Year dram but may as well go for both... :P
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Re: Special Releases in the US?

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:20 pm

Lucas wrote:Probably should just crack it open tonight, what do you think? Was going to go for Balblair 1989 as my New Year dram but may as well go for both... :P

Now you're talking :D
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