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Which Bruichladdich Legacy?

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:36 pm

My lovely wife has offered to buy me something for my birthday and since I know very little about older Macallans and Bruichladdichs, I thought I'd rely on the wisdom of this forum...

Just as with the vintage dated Mac 25s, is there a significant difference among the five Bruichladdich Legacies? I don't know that I can get the Series One, but my wife has enlisted the help of a friend in the UK... :D
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:43 pm

i pcked up the legacy first edition in thewhiskyshop in bucannan galleries in glasgow for £155.

dont know if they stil have them in...
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Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:46 pm

vitara7 wrote:i pcked up the legacy first edition in thewhiskyshop in bucannan galleries in glasgow for £155.

dont know if they stil have them in...


Thanks for the tip! Can't hurt to ask... :D
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:08 pm

at the time i got it it was more expensive elsewhere by a fair bit if i recall rightly.

not seen many others with it in. the whiskyexchange has a few of the other legacys
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:16 pm

The Legacy Series is a very good range , all are very good or stunning , the first 4 are vintages and the last 2 are vattings . I'd rate them in this order ...
Legacy 2 (1965)
Legacy 1 (1966)
Legacy 3 (1968)
Legacy 4 (1972)
Legacy 5 (1968/1972)
Legacy 6 (the next one.... 1965/68/72)
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Postby mikeymad » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:31 pm

Well in a tasting with Jim, ganga asked him which of the Legacy's to get. Without question Jim said Number 5, so we did.

Have not had it yet, but who is to argue with Jim.... ???? If he says it is really good, it has always been really good.

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Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:51 pm

As Mikey said, Jim gave the person :thumbsup: to the Legacy V while at Clancy's Crab Broiler in Glendale, CA.

I know that Wine & Liquor Depot has II (under $420), III ($438) and V ($400) and will ship to most places in the US. Hi-Times only ships within CA currently. Mission Liquor is a little more. You might try LoveScotch.com, Binny's and a few other places too.
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:14 pm

mikeymad wrote:Well in a tasting with Jim, ganga asked him which of the Legacy's to get. Without question Jim said Number 5, so we did.

Have not had it yet, but who is to argue with Jim.... ???? If he says it is really good, it has always been really good.

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after he told you number 5, was his next words "atually we have a few bottles of it in the shop as its not shifting too well"
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:26 pm

vitara7 wrote:
after he told you number 5, was his next words "atually we have a few bottles of it in the shop as its not shifting too well"


:lol:
Nothing to do with him plugging it at the time of course !
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Postby mikeymad » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:31 pm

Okay we will just have to get the full flight then to really see if Jim is on the up-and-up... :thumbsup:

Any takers...? :?:

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Postby vitara7 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:34 pm

what can i say, im a cynic... (if thats the way its spelt)
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:55 pm

There hasn't been a bad Legacy , they've ranged from very good to Stunning , the 1970 distillations ( O.B. / Valinches / 125th release) have also been great . I enjoyed the 1984 as well (this was not to everybodys taste ) . Had a try of the 64 but didn't enjoy it as much as the 65 and 66 .
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Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:24 pm

vitara7 wrote:what can i say, im a cynic... (if thats the way its spelt)


Cynic, yep. However, I don't find spelt. Maybe on Aulde English version.

The question was asked prior to the release of the Legacy V. Also, the fact of the matter is that I've seen most of the Legacy bottlings available in stores, be it on-line or physical.

Mikey, I guess we need to open a bottle.
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Postby mikeymad » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:27 pm

Ganga wrote:Mikey, I guess we need to open a bottle.


No objection..... It is at my house..... :smoke:
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Postby Drrich1965 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:40 pm

Here is what binnys has...


Bruichladdich Legacy II 37yr Old

750ML $439.99/btl $2,507.94/case Buy

Bruichladdich Legacy III 35yr Old

750ML $419.99/btl $2,393.94/case Buy

Bruichladdich Legacy IV 32yr Old

750ML $429.99/btl $2,450.94/case Buy

Bruichladdich Legacy V 33yr Old

750ML $429.99/btl $2,450.94/case
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Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:43 pm

Dr. Rich, if I won the lottery, I'd have Brett load up the boat! He has some other stuff that I'd take while I was there too. It would be rude not to... :D
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Postby Drrich1965 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:57 pm

He is a good guy. My wife talks to him about all my presnts :wink: :thumbsup:
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Postby Sherried Malt » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:08 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:There hasn't been a bad Legacy , they've ranged from very good to Stunning , the 1970 distillations ( O.B. / Valinches / 125th release) have also been great .


Ok, I have to ask. Which one was the stunning Legacy? :?:

And how does the 125th compare to the 1970 OB? I'm not likely to find the latter and the former is pretty expensive... Recognizing that "worth" is very subjective, are the 1970s worth it? Or is my money better spent on tracking down the "stunning Legacy?"

Thanks so much! :D
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Postby Sherried Malt » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:41 pm

vitara7 wrote:i pcked up the legacy first edition in thewhiskyshop in bucannan galleries in glasgow for £155.

dont know if they stil have them in...


Great news, Vitara! I got one! The store in Glasgow was out but another store had it. Thanks so much. :thumbsup:
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:24 pm

thats great news, did you get it for £155? ive seen them on various other web sites for a lot higer than £155
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Postby Sherried Malt » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:59 pm

vitara7 wrote:thats great news, did you get it for £155? ive seen them on various other web sites for a lot higer than £155


It was £185. I was so excited I forgot to ask if that was including the VAT or not... Ooops.

Fwiw, a restaurant in NY has it for $55 a pour! Maybe I can recoup part of my cost that way... :P
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:55 pm

if its from the whiskyshop chain, the price will be including VAT
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:56 pm

but since your outwith the EU, isnt there somthing you can do to claim the vat back on the puchase?

everythime im in ardbeg and the wee japs are buying up every and anything ardbeg, they always get a wee form to fill in to claim their vat back by sending away for it.
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Postby Sherried Malt » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:27 pm

vitara7 wrote:but since your outwith the EU, isnt there somthing you can do to claim the vat back on the puchase?



Yes, when I buy something in person, the shopowner gives me a form to fill out and reclaim the VAT. When I buy online and they ship it out of the EU, they automatically deduct the VAT at the time of sale...

So you just gave me some great news again! :D
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:41 pm

kind of a funy thing for me to give folk good news, im always giving them bad news :wink:
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Postby Wave » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:21 pm

As much as I love Binny's I'd never buy any of the Bruichladdich Legacy's there since I could order them from Scotland direct and save about $150 (LFW).


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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:30 pm

Wave wrote:As much as I love Binny's I'd never buy any of the Bruichladdich Legacy's there since I could order them from Scotland direct and save about $150 (LFW).


Cheers!


You are right Wave- I have been seeing that recently- for more expansive bottles, best to order across the pon (say $300 and up).
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