Di Blasi wrote: But also the Springbanks and Longrows. And I wonder why the new 100 Proof Longrow will be cheaper than the regular 10y, especially when the tax here is on the alcohol percent???
The differences in prices is because when a whisky is accepted as "standard selection" at Vinmonopolet they can spread the costs over many bottles as all or many of the stores will keep it in stock. If the whisky isn't accepted in the standard selection it will be available through order only. The importer will thus have to calculate usual costs and
the cost of sending the bottle as "A-post" . It is a requirement from Vinomonopolet that any customer - no matter where he is situated in Norway - must have the opportunity to take delivery of the goods within two days (or something like that) . This is also why a cask strength whisky in the standard selection becomes more expensive than an ordinary 40/46% whisky that doesn't belong in the standard selection.
Any idea how many bottles of the Port Ellen will come over??
I'm afraid I don't know. Not too many I guess considering how small the norwegian market is.