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#21 Hatchetaxe&saw

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (goose @ May 9 2009, 04:58 AM)
Just a curious question.

NPR had an interesting piece on the exploding whiskey market in China.  Sales have increased 500% in the past 5 years.  Any thoughts on what a growing Chinese interest in whiskey means to prices or availability?  Have any of you aficionados noticed any changes recently?

Prices will come down and availability will increase for most types as most distilleries are owned by large corporations, Diageo etc.

However, quality will drop. Corners will be cut.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:10 AM

QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ May 10 2009, 02:32 PM)
QUOTE (goose @ May 9 2009, 04:58 AM)
Just a curious question.

NPR had an interesting piece on the exploding whiskey market in China.  Sales have increased 500% in the past 5 years.  Any thoughts on what a growing Chinese interest in whiskey means to prices or availability?  Have any of you aficionados noticed any changes recently?

Prices will come down and availability will increase for most types as most distilleries are owned by large corporations, Diageo etc.

However, quality will drop. Corners will be cut.

Hmmm.  Here's a relayed article describing a Jan. 2009 shortage.  Interesting that the Chinese prefer to drink their whiskey with green tea.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/s...icle5533351.ece


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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:02 PM

as long as the distributors ship the 'wash from the mash tun' to Hong Kong only, we'll be fine

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:36 PM

I currently have:

Highland Park 12YO
Highland Park 15YO
Highland Park 16YO
Highland Park 18YO
Highland Park 21YO (but only a miniature)
Scapa 14YO Cask Strength Non-Chill Filtered
The Glenlivet 12YO
The Glenlivet Nadurra 16YO Cask Strength Non Chill Filtered
The Macallan Fine Oak 10YO
The Macallan Forties style
Laphroaig 10YO
Aberlour 10YO
Ledaig 10YO
Arran 10YO


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Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:51 PM

I currently have about 11 open bottles and 40 sealed bottles of various different malts from around scotland

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:57 AM

QUOTE (Gov @ May 25 2009, 11:51 PM)
I currently have about 11 open bottles and 40 sealed bottles of various different malts from around scotland

List please!!!  

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE (pedro @ May 25 2009, 04:36 PM)
I currently have:

Highland Park 12YO
Highland Park 15YO
Highland Park 16YO
Highland Park 18YO
Highland Park 21YO (but only a miniature)
Scapa 14YO Cask Strength Non-Chill Filtered
The Glenlivet 12YO
The Glenlivet Nadurra 16YO Cask Strength Non Chill Filtered
The Macallan Fine Oak 10YO
The Macallan Forties style
Laphroaig 10YO
Aberlour 10YO
Ledaig 10YO
Arran 10YO

a mighty list

what's on your 'favorite' radar right now, Pedro?

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ May 26 2009, 07:57 AM)
QUOTE (Gov @ May 25 2009, 11:51 PM)
I currently have about 11 open bottles and 40 sealed bottles of various different malts from around scotland

List please!!!

^ please, Gov  biggrin.gif  

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE (ghostworks @ May 26 2009, 02:41 PM)
QUOTE (pedro @ May 25 2009, 04:36 PM)
I currently have:

Highland Park 12YO
Highland Park 15YO
Highland Park 16YO
Highland Park 18YO
Highland Park 21YO (but only a miniature)
Scapa 14YO Cask Strength Non-Chill Filtered
The Glenlivet 12YO
The Glenlivet Nadurra 16YO Cask Strength Non Chill Filtered
The Macallan Fine Oak 10YO
The Macallan Forties style
Laphroaig 10YO
Aberlour 10YO
Ledaig 10YO
Arran 10YO

a mighty list

what's on your 'favorite' radar right now, Pedro?

Highland Park 18YO is my all time favourite whisky. Smooth, sweet with a touch of peat and a lot of smokiness. When that bottle is finished I have another one ready to be opened.  biggrin.gif

My other favourite has been Port Ellen but it is getting ridiculously expensive to buy. The official bottlings are more than 200 now  ohmy.gif  I had a bottle of the 2nd official release that my wife got me for my birthday a few years ago (when they were still expensive but a lot cheaper than now) which was superb. Peat heaven - but smooth and quaffable.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:10 PM

^ Pedro - the Higland Park sounds like my kind of Scotch...

the 18 is readily available here in New England for under $100 (50) - I'm going to have to add it to the list



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Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:45 PM

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^ Pedro - the Higland Park sounds like my kind of Scotch...

the 18 is readily available here in New England for under $100 (50) - I'm going to have to add it to the list

I live in Scotland and it costs 60 here. That's about $95 at the current exchange rate. Sometimes it's on a special offer and it can be found for about 50. I've been to the distillery and it's no cheaper there  sad.gif  

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:19 AM

QUOTE (pedro @ May 26 2009, 07:07 PM)
QUOTE (ghostworks @ May 26 2009, 02:41 PM)
QUOTE (pedro @ May 25 2009, 04:36 PM)
I currently have:

Highland Park 12YO
Highland Park 15YO
Highland Park 16YO
Highland Park 18YO
Highland Park 21YO (but only a miniature)
Scapa 14YO Cask Strength Non-Chill Filtered
The Glenlivet 12YO
The Glenlivet Nadurra 16YO Cask Strength Non Chill Filtered
The Macallan Fine Oak 10YO
The Macallan Forties style
Laphroaig 10YO
Aberlour 10YO
Ledaig 10YO
Arran 10YO

a mighty list

what's on your 'favorite' radar right now, Pedro?

Highland Park 18YO is my all time favourite whisky. Smooth, sweet with a touch of peat and a lot of smokiness. When that bottle is finished I have another one ready to be opened.  biggrin.gif

My other favourite has been Port Ellen but it is getting ridiculously expensive to buy. The official bottlings are more than 200 now  ohmy.gif  I had a bottle of the 2nd official release that my wife got me for my birthday a few years ago (when they were still expensive but a lot cheaper than now) which was superb. Peat heaven - but smooth and quaffable.

The 18 is a thing of beauty. Much cheaper in airports, I think I paid 45 for my bottle a few months back.

The Aberlour 10 is a deceitful minx isn't it, so cheap to buy(got mine for 13 in Morrison's last year), but so rich and balanced.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ May 27 2009, 04:19 PM)
QUOTE (pedro @ May 26 2009, 07:07 PM)
QUOTE (ghostworks @ May 26 2009, 02:41 PM)
QUOTE (pedro @ May 25 2009, 04:36 PM)
I currently have:

Highland Park 12YO
Highland Park 15YO
Highland Park 16YO
Highland Park 18YO
Highland Park 21YO (but only a miniature)
Scapa 14YO Cask Strength Non-Chill Filtered
The Glenlivet 12YO
The Glenlivet Nadurra 16YO Cask Strength Non Chill Filtered
The Macallan Fine Oak 10YO
The Macallan Forties style
Laphroaig 10YO
Aberlour 10YO
Ledaig 10YO
Arran 10YO

a mighty list

what's on your 'favorite' radar right now, Pedro?

Highland Park 18YO is my all time favourite whisky. Smooth, sweet with a touch of peat and a lot of smokiness. When that bottle is finished I have another one ready to be opened.  biggrin.gif

My other favourite has been Port Ellen but it is getting ridiculously expensive to buy. The official bottlings are more than 200 now  ohmy.gif  I had a bottle of the 2nd official release that my wife got me for my birthday a few years ago (when they were still expensive but a lot cheaper than now) which was superb. Peat heaven - but smooth and quaffable.

The 18 is a thing of beauty. Much cheaper in airports, I think I paid 45 for my bottle a few months back.

The Aberlour 10 is a deceitful minx isn't it, so cheap to buy(got mine for 13 in Morrison's last year), but so rich and balanced.

Indeed. I wasn't to impressed when I first got it but it has grown on me.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:58 PM

that's another new one to add to my radar (this is getting expensive) wink.gif




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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE (BaldiePete @ May 31 2009, 03:48 PM)
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Nice collection of HP sauce there mate.
I find it to be one of the best Speysides smile.gif

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:03 PM

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QUOTE (BaldiePete @ May 31 2009, 03:48 PM)
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Nice collection of HP sauce there mate.
I find it to be one of the best Speysides smile.gif

Actually Highland Park isn't a Speyside, it's an Island malt, from Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands off the North coast of Scotland.


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Hi Nick - you got me

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:10 PM

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That bottle on the right -- talk about a generic label. Looks like a bottle of medicine from an doctor's office from the 1950s. The name ACME would be right at home on there. tongue.gif

I'll bet it's real good stuff, though.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:12 PM

It is.

It's all a marketing ploy of course. They do special bottlings, charge more for them and give them a label which makes it look more informal, as if you are getting something illicit.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:51 PM

seeing as this thread has suddenly turned into 'Scotch porn' (which I highly endorse), I suppose I am now forced to contribute:

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[left to right]
yes, the (rather small) cabinet wink.gif complete with Talisker dram glass, Macallan ice bucket and Glenlivet Speyside spring water

opening the door, we find:
top > Talisker 10 | Talisker 175th Anniversary Edition | Glenfarclas 17
bottom > Macallan Fine Oak 10 | Macallan 18 | Glenmorangie 10  

oh, but we're far from done... another row sleeps behind the first:
Talisker 1992 Distiller's Edition | Talisker 18 | Glenfarclas 12
Macallan Cask Strength |  Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve 18 | Bowmore Single Malt blend


who's thirsty, then?  trink38.gif  




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