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Help! Should I or not? Brora CS - please hurry!

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Help! Should I or not? Brora CS - please hurry!

Postby dapa » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:52 pm

Hello my friends!
Once again I turn to the omnipotent forum för answers. Tomorrow is the release of a Brora CS Signatory 1981 in Sweden. The price is £95. That's really a lot of money for me and I'm not certain if I should buy one. If I buy one it will be as a "whisky stock" and I will not open it. What would you do?
Thanks in advance and please help! :(
/dapa
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Postby lbacha » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:14 pm

That sounds alittle steep for a untasted IB, I know it is Brora but if you look hard you can ussually find a rare malt brora somewhere and that stuff is great and on the plus side you can almost bet it will raise in value if you don't get a chance to drink it. Also the OB 30 yr olds are only about 50 pounds more and they will almost certainly retain their value and increase as they run out of stock. I'm alittle biased on getting IB's unless I plan on drinking them, from a collecting standpoint I don't think their value is very good, from a drinking standpoint there is some great whisky to be found in IB's and this may just be one.

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Postby vitara7 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:18 pm

for collecting, an OB is always a better bet than an IB,thats why i dont collect and IB's
for a drinking point of veiw, an IB tends to be a lot better value, not only are a lot of them single cask cask strength, but they tend to be at ages, finishes and strengths than OB's dont come in.
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Postby lbacha » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:20 pm

To add to my last post the Whisky Exchange has a 1982 Rare Malt Brora for 73.50 and I think they have the signatory one you are talking about for 65.00. I hope this helps. both in english pounds

(By the way does anyone know how to make a pound symbol on a US keyboard)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:48 pm

lbacha wrote:(By the way does anyone know how to make a pound symbol on a US keyboard)


You can add different languages to your keyboard, and switch as needed. I have British English for £ and ~, French for é, ¨, ù, °, and ^ (it also has £), Icelandic for æ, ð, ö, and þ, and Norwegian for å, æ, and ø. Or you can just copy and paste one of these:

£££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££
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Postby Scotchio » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:48 pm

Loch Fyne also have a very good Sig Brora 81 for around £70. £95 is over the odds although it may be a sign of things to come. 1982 Brora's tend to be quite lightly peated so I'd look for the 81s or the RM 77 bottlings which are more typical. The 70 to 75 ones are the most peaty and expensive.The Rare Malt 82 is still widely available and usually well priced, the RM 77s are much harder to find ( unless like some lucky souls you are a scotch resident with a good knowledge of non online shops). They usually go on ebay for around £100. Even at that price it's still probably a better deal than the Sig bottle you mentioned.
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Postby lbacha » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:57 pm

I agree with the 77 RM it is a great peaty dram, I got lucky and the bart owner at the bar I tried it at offeered me a bottle for 75 euro since I liked it so much. He said he had a stash of it in the basement. I havn't had many later ones so I'm not sure how they are.

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Postby vitara7 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:08 pm

funnyly enough scotchio, i got myself one of the brora 1977 RM's 56.9% 21yo from one of those very same non online shops a couple of months back. its not for drinking, but for the collection. when i did get it there was another one on the shelf at the time i got it.
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Postby dapa » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:11 pm

Thank you my friends! I'll save my money for the next 25/30 yo Talisker!
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Postby Scotchio » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:30 pm

vitara7 wrote:funnyly enough scotchio, i got myself one of the brora 1977 RM's 56.9% 21yo from one of those very same non online shops a couple of months back. its not for drinking, but for the collection. when i did get it there was another one on the shelf at the time i got it.


I had a feeling you might :)
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:19 pm

if anyone wants to know where it is for sale, message me. it was £70 in the shop.
the reason im saying message me is i dont want to put it on here for some monkey who only read this forum and never posts to find it and then get it, id rather it went to a proper forum member if there looking for one.
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Postby dapa » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:03 pm

..and the decision is...
I'm saving some money to buy something that's more sure in 20-30 years! :D
A Rare Malt Rosebank 1981 £68
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:44 pm

which one of the 1981 rosebanks? the 20yo or the 22yo?

if you can, try and get the 1979 rm rosebank.
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Postby dapa » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:46 pm

the 22 yo
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Postby MGillespie » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:43 am

If this is the Signatory Brora CS from 1981 I'm thinking of, YES, YOU WANT IT! I tasted this one at the recent Monk's Cafe tasting in Philly, and scored it a 93. It's one of the best whiskies I've ever tasted!

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Postby lbacha » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:22 am

But is it worth almost $200.00? I can get a Laphroaig 30 yr old for that price.

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Postby MGillespie » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:32 am

True, but the odds are pretty good that you'll always be able to get a Laphroaig 30...this is a single-cask bottling from a distillery that closed shortly after it was produced. Once it's gone...it's gone!

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Postby MGillespie » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:33 am

True, but the odds are pretty good that you'll always be able to get a Laphroaig 30...this is a single-cask bottling from a distillery that closed shortly after it was produced. Once it's gone...it's gone!

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