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7 minutes ago, Kman said:

How goes the selling of the whisky for profit you guys? or have you just ended up drinking it all :P 

Have yet to sell any but have not drank much at all:)

Not sure how many bottles I have but its around the 70 level now,  when I hit 100 il probably start selling some, and people say silver takes up to much space :lol:

Some nice profit potential though, selling prices achieved at recent auctions more than what i paid by around 30-50% , take of commision and exspenses and I think a 25% profit is fairly conservative. 

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One of my local Aldi stores has the Glen Marnoch 29 year old in stock so I picked one up today. They had them locked away as I had to ask a member of staff to get one out of storage. I think it's to deter theft as last years offer were left near the entrance.

Yesterday I went there to see if they were in stock but I ended up also checking Lidl as I keep getting confused with both store names mistaking one for the other :wacko:

 

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Its pretty nice stuff! has not been received quite as well as last years 28 amongst some, for me personally I prefer it to the 28..The 26 year old Irish is is good, interesting fruity taste to that one. Settled on 17 bottles this year :D

Bargains both of them at £39.99

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12 minutes ago, Clens92 said:

Whilst it isn't whiskey, the Maynars 40-Year Port is well worth a pick up if you're into port.  Great price from a known brand.

They haven't got this yet at my local stores but I will be buying a few bottles of this when it comes in. It went down well last year:)

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Couldn't get hold of Maynards 40 year old port in my area so picked up this single grain scotch whisky instead of going home empty handed. Not too sure what it will taste like but for £20 it's worth a try.

Also whilst in town I picked up a copy of Whisky Galore to watch over Christmas. I've only seen the original version which is a great classic to watch.

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My local Tesco had a few single malt whisky's on offer. I had an early morning text from a work colleague who told me they only just put them out and won't last long and he wasn't wrong as I went back again in the afternoon to see the shelves empty of the ones I had bought in the morning.

The Jura 35cl bottles were £5.50 each.

Odd that not every Tesco is doing the same offer.

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Usually pick up a £35 bottle with a tenner off at Sainsburys or Morrisons

Aberlour

Dufftown Singleton

Laphroig

Bowmore

Ardmore

Talisker

To name but a few

Islay malts are nice if you like the peaty bite

Just poured a wee Aberlour 12 year old as you reminded me I was overdue one.

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I've never had whisky which as someone living in Scotland sounds like sacrilege but I've never been interested in alcohol in general.

Recently I've become more appreciative of experiencing the products of my culture and history and have decided to give whisky a go.

I'm also moving soon and I know that I will be getting a bottle of spirits as a home welcoming gift (I was told rather bluntly that it would be the case because this uncle wants to start it as a family tradition, which I appreciate and respect) and was told to give "hints" as to which I would like.

I have no idea what I am looking for or where to look, any tips on what to "suggest"?

There are more whisky shops than I can count within walking / bus distance that offer "try before you buy" but they really do expect you to buy and if I like it I would have no problem doing so but I don't want to put my uncle in an awkward position starting this new tradition of his where I already own a new bottle of what he intends to get me.

I intend to reciprocate the gesture by getting him a bottle as well.

Thanks for reading. :)

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On 14/07/2018 at 03:52, knighthawk said:

I have no idea what I am looking for or where to look, any tips on what to "suggest"?

I'm just getting into real whisky drinking, ive been one to drink a bourbon with coke in the past, not truly appreciating it, got my eyes on a bottle of aberfeldy 12 single malt, currently on offer £29 at Amazon free post with prime, £36 on the shelf in asda, read some good reviews and sounds like a nice one

 

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Just opened a twelve year old Highland Park Viking Honour, not bad (I think my kebab is clouding my taste buds).  Thought for today though, if you save £10 - £12 on a bottle of malt by shopping around, that's almost an ounce of silver.  Must be a moral there somewhere.

 


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I do like the Aberfeldy.

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10 minutes ago, MickD said:

I do like the Aberfeldy.

Is it nice yeah? Just ordered a bottle now before it goes up to 40 quid when this prime day thing in Amazon ends

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@knighthawk, I usually just go for a well known brand that's reduced from about £30 - £35 to £20 - £25.  Maybe avoid the peatier/Islay malts initially, some of them can be a bit overwhelming if you have them neat.  Some (apparently) actually taste better with a little water ( a chunk of ice). Think it's an acquired taste though, wouldn't bust a gut getting used to it. 🍺

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4 hours ago, DaveWheat89 said:

I'm just getting into real whisky drinking, ive been one to drink a bourbon with coke in the past, not truly appreciating it, got my eyes on a bottle of aberfeldy 12 single malt, currently on offer £29 at Amazon free post with prime, £36 on the shelf in asda, read some good reviews and sounds like a nice one

 

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I'll have a look at this one, thanks.

3 hours ago, MickD said:

Just opened a twelve year old Highland Park Viking Honour, not bad (I think my kebab is clouding my taste buds).  Thought for today though, if you save £10 - £12 on a bottle of malt by shopping around, that's almost an ounce of silver.  Must be a moral there somewhere.

 


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I do like the Aberfeldy.

I'll be sure to have a look at this one too. I li

3 hours ago, MickD said:

@knighthawk, I usually just go for a well known brand that's reduced from about £30 - £35 to £20 - £25.  Maybe avoid the peatier/Islay malts initially, some of them can be a bit overwhelming if you have them neat.  Some (apparently) actually taste better with a little water ( a chunk of ice). Think it's an acquired taste though, wouldn't bust a gut getting used to it. 🍺

The only brand I know is Glenfiddich but there are like 5 or 6 different ones haha.

3 hours ago, Xander said:

I drink whiskey because water tastes like piss. 

Fair enough.

 

Thanks for all the ideas guys, I have an idea of what to shop around for now. I'll be sure to update you on what I get when I get it.

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Does anyone know if the minimum pricing laws affect sales, offers and other discounts?

I might be in England for a few days in August and if it's cheaper for me to get some down there I might do that instead.

7 hours ago, Xander said:

No, Seriously, Laphroaig is a nice whiskey. It has a lovely strong peat flavour, not for the faint-hearted though.

My mate drinks that, might give it a try next time I'm over there.

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