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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    Quote Originally Posted by AVB View Post
    I've had it but I don't agree it is the equal of JWB. Pleasent enough if you get the 12 yo though. It is really hard to find as you said.
    I don't have any JWB to compare at the moment. the last time I bought SS I paid a little over $14/bottle including case discount and tax.
    who can afford JWB when you can get SS at those prices?

    The 12 YO is the only SS I've ever seen. What else do they make? I understand it was originally blended for the board of directors of Glenlevit. Do you know if that is a fact?

    As you know from earlier discussions, I'm a peat freak. Consequently one of my favorite blends is White Horse, but it's getting hard to find as well. the only time I see it any more is when I visit my in laws in NM.

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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    I've seen 10 and ones with no age statement over the years but perhaps that was only in the UK. Been some time since I was looking for it. I don't know about being blended for Glenlivet, Board Members or otherwise. JWB can be found on sale in Baltimore for $23 plus tax at times which still makes it a premium over SS but I feel that in this case you get what you pay for.

    I did some searching and the best price I found online has the SS for $20 and it isn't that nearby so you got a pretty good deal.

    Plenty of White Horse in PA and MD though.
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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    Yes the cost of single malt scotch is going higher. There is plenty of demand from China and even India which is driving the cost of a bottle up. Not to mention other countries which are also developing scotch drinkers. But for the very old bottles, the price I am seeing is outrageous. There is an edition of JW that is in the $10,000 range. Imagine such price for a blended scotch! A very old Bowmore sold for $25,000 in an auction. I guess as long as there are people willing to pay the price...

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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    I've missed the $10K JW, I thought they topped out with the Blue Label 200th Anniversary Edition. Which was a special release of cask strength Blue Label in a special square Baccarat crystal decanter going for $3600 a pop. Way outta my league but I did get a chance to try some from a far better off fellow collector. It is very good.
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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    Nice article, Vange. I'll look for the Black Bottle and Asyla, they sound like 'good bang for the buck'.
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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    Quote Originally Posted by AVB View Post
    I've missed the $10K JW, I thought they topped out with the Blue Label 200th Anniversary Edition. Which was a special release of cask strength Blue Label in a special square Baccarat crystal decanter going for $3600 a pop. Way outta my league but I did get a chance to try some from a far better off fellow collector. It is very good.
    You are closer than me.
    The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Bespoke Blend Experience cost 3,000. Or about $5,400 a bottle. And that is 700 ml a bottle, not 750 ml.

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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    Ahh, Expensive but I wouldn't really call it a Johnnie Walker blend. From my reading it looks like they let you create your own blend from their aged stocks of some closed distilleries. With only 10 of these Bespoke Blends available it isn't something you could even buy afterward since a good chunk of the price is the "experience" and not the product. Any way you cut it though it's a bunch of cash.
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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    I note the King's Crest 25 is close to an American whiskey in taste profile per the review...but at $300 I will never know...unless it is at a tasting event. Is the comment off base?

    Only three on the list are at relatively affordable prices..Buchanan, Compass Box, Black Bottle...I would like to see those three compared to Teachers, Famous Grouse, White Horse, etc. Are they clearly superior?

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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I note the King's Crest 25 is close to an American whiskey in taste profile per the review...but at $300 I will never know...unless it is at a tasting event. Is the comment off base?

    Only three on the list are at relatively affordable prices..Buchanan, Compass Box, Black Bottle...I would like to see those three compared to Teachers, Famous Grouse, White Horse, etc. Are they clearly superior?
    I only had the Black Bottle Islay which is composed of whiskys from the island of Islay. Its peaty which I like. OTOH, teachers, grouse are not that much peaty. I do like the grouse.

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    Re: Blended Scotch Whisky article

    The King's Crest can be found for $160 plus shipping if you really want one. I snagged one off ebay for $125 last year but it was a present and so I didn't get a chance to try.

    I can easily recommend the Black Bottle 10, the regular Black Bottle is good but the 10 yo is better.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I note the King's Crest 25 is close to an American whiskey in taste profile per the review...but at $300 I will never know...unless it is at a tasting event. Is the comment off base?

    Only three on the list are at relatively affordable prices..Buchanan, Compass Box, Black Bottle...I would like to see those three compared to Teachers, Famous Grouse, White Horse, etc. Are they clearly superior?
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