I had that 200ml bottle of the Loch Dhu in my stash for purchase at The Whisky Shop, San Francisco, along with a few minis and a 375ml Dallas Dhu. It (LD) was $16, so I figured it wasn't a bad price, and I was happy to get home and give it a nose and a swallow.
I must have stayed in the store for over an hour, speaking with the clerk about a million different things, like music, Scotlands towns and churches, acoustics, Scottish heritage, and so on.
I had paid for everything, and my bags were behind the counter while I looked around one last time. I then found the Bush Pilot 13YO. No price. So, I asked about the price. That's where things got a bit un-fun.
The clerk rang the upstairs folk to check the price, and was told that he had undersold the Loch Dhu. The clerk said 'no problem, the gentleman is still here.'
Bad news ... the Loch Dhu's price in that shop, mind you, for a 200ml bottle, is $160, not $16.
I would love to have a taste of it, and experience it for myself, but if I am going to spend $160 on 200ml of whisky, why not go whole hog and spend the same per dram and go for a 750 of the Springbank Local Barley???!
Industry people -- your preciously low stocks of the Loch Dhu are a curiosity for me, but I won't be rumbled and tumbled into paying that kind of money for it.
Still stinging from the experience --
[This message has been edited by St.Peat (edited 08 April 2002).]