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Best bang for buck everyday single malt

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Which is the best bang for buck single malt here?

Ardbeg 10
4
18%
Caol Ila 10
0
No votes
Laphroaig 10
4
18%
Highland Park 12
8
36%
Aberlour 10
0
No votes
Balvenie 12 Doublewood
2
9%
Glenlivet 12
2
9%
Glenfiddich 12
0
No votes
Glenmorangie Original
2
9%
 
Total votes : 22

Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby emospence » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:57 pm

Which one is your fave? :D
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Re: Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:29 pm

I didn't vote for my favorite; I voted based on the topic which is bang for the buck. What really tips the scales in favor of Glenmorangie 10 is that I can get a 1.75 for $56 and sometimes Costco puts it on sale as well. :iwbrnt:

Ardbeg is probably the second one when I find it for around $45 follwed by HP 12 for around $40.

Laphroaig is suffering from growing pains. A year ago I was getting it for $30-33. Not worth the $45+ they want now.

Caol Ila is a 12 yo in these parts and runs quite a bit more than Ardbeg (closer to $60).

I believe Aberlour 12 (not seen the 10 in ages), Glenlivet 12, and Glenfiddich 12 are still good value.
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Re: Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby emospence » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:04 am

You're right, I wanna know what people think the best bang for buck is. Thanks :)
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Re: Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:15 pm

At this precise point in time and in my neck of the woods, I would have to say that the best B-for-B would be Highland Park 12 Year Old.
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Re: Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby whiskgeek » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:37 am

My fave from that list is Ardbeg. Balvenie Doublewood and HP12 being close seconds and/or third.

Best price to quality: Doublewood, hands down. HP12 has gone up in price a lot, in the last year or two.
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Re: Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:08 pm

HP went up around CA about 2 years ago. for the most part it is $45 to 50. Balvenie went up over the last year. Selling for the same price as HP 12. prior to these price increases, HP 12 cost roughly $38 or about $4 more a bottle than the Doublewood.

On the other hand, there have been decreases in the costs to Glenmo PLC products. Glemo 18 is down to $80-85 from $120 to 140. Ardbeg 10 can be gotten for $45 instead of the $55 it had been increased to. Glenmo the Original is down to $30 for a 750 ml and $56 for 1.75 L. The 750 had been priced between $45 and 50 2 years ago.
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Re: Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby sddrammer » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:16 am

I like Laphroaig 10 and HP 12, both great for around 40$.
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Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby ripjunior » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:55 pm

I voted for walking on air Tis the only one out of that group Ive heard, and I really like it
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Re: Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:30 am

HP 12, hands down. all rounder
GlenMo 10 in second.
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Re: Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby mikeymad » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:20 am

What no Mac 12 on the list...

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Re: Best bang for buck everyday single malt

Postby danthepoetman » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:09 am

Macalan 12 is great, but a bit pricy here in Quebec, Canada. It's a bit more expensive now, and I haven't bought a bottle in a little while, but the Highland Park 12 was sold for $50 here! For a dram of this quality, it was an amazing deal, as far as I'm concerned.
A good deal imo is also the Laphroaig quarter cask. Here it's around $45!
At some point, we could get the Ardbeg for around $60, which was also very nice, but this changed a lot in the last years...
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