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  1. #11
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    Re: Ralfy takes apart JW Blue

    Too bad the Green was discontinued in Ontario, and then when it came back the price went up from $58 to $75. Should have bought some before.

    I had a glass of Black Label the other night, and quite enjoyed it.

  2. #12
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    Re: Ralfy takes apart JW Blue

    Ironically I read that the green label is being discontinued. Better start packing those cellars with bottles if you're a fan.

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    Re: Ralfy takes apart JW Blue

    Where have you heard that? I remember reading the same rumors about a year and a half ago, and at the time I e-mailed Diageo about it and got a pretty solid response that the weren't discontinuing it. I no longer have that e-mail.

    Not to say that they wouldn't change their minds.

  4. #14

    Re: Ralfy takes apart JW Blue

    I hope that's not true about the green label. I think it's exceptional, and one of my absolute favorites.

    edit: this link makes it sound pretty definitive that it is gone: http://www.themarketingsite.com/live...?Item_ID=19025
    Last edited by EricABQ; 01-24-2012 at 16:14.

  5. #15
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    Re: Ralfy takes apart JW Blue

    I think the gold 18 is my favorite out of the JW lineup. Great value when its on sale at costco for $55

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    Re: Ralfy takes apart JW Blue

    I don't know, but this guy is good!!!
    To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
    Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

  7. #17
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    Re: Ralfy takes apart JW Blue

    Is the green truly discontinued?? I know a store that has a few bottles of it and I've been interested in trying it. If it's truly gone I'm going to pick up a few bottles of it...

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tico View Post
    I think the gold 18 is my favorite out of the JW lineup. Great value when its on sale at costco for $55
    Apparently Costco gets all the good whisk(e)y, including Lagavulin 16 for under $60 (just ridiculous).

    Just got done reading this month's Consumer Reports tonight and Costco blew away the competition.

    It's now official....I'm switching from Sam's Club to Costco.
    Josh

    "The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didnít understand the question."

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post
    Apparently Costco gets all the good whisk(e)y, including Lagavulin 16 for under $60 (just ridiculous).

    Just got done reading this month's Consumer Reports tonight and Costco blew away the competition.

    It's now official....I'm switching from Sam's Club to Costco.
    And P.S., the Blue is the winner IMHO. I've tried them all. But for the price, the Gold is the hands down winner. I've tried the Blue several times at Whisk(e)y Expos/Fests and it's just not worth the additional cost compared to the Gold.
    Josh

    "The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didnít understand the question."

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    Re: Ralfy takes apart JW Blue

    I find the Gold better in taste, irrespective of price. There is a super-aged element ("old books") to Blue which is attractive, but overall I think Gold is a better dram. Is Gold all-malt?

    If not, I would think the grain element is fairly minimal whereas in the Blue iteration, I can taste the grain whisky every time I drink it (which is not too often!)...

    Gary

 

 

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