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    Scotch dusty

    I saw the dusty threads for the bourbon but was wondering if people also collect Scotch Dusties...I went to a local store and saw lots of Dalmore 12s but they looked really old.

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    Re: Scotch dusty

    Quote Originally Posted by SDpappy View Post
    I saw the dusty threads for the bourbon but was wondering if people also collect Scotch Dusties...I went to a local store and saw lots of Dalmore 12s but they looked really old.
    i'll pick up some sm dusties. i hoovered up a decent amount of laphroaig 15's (including some non-crest ones) and other sm's i like to drink but my priority is bourbon when i go dusty hunting.

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    Re: Scotch dusty

    Scotch dusties are out there but, in my experience, are much harder to find than bourbon dusties. That old shop with the dusty OGD BIB and other bourbon treasures from the 70s and 80s will likely only have cheap blended Scotch dusties which aren't of much interest.

    For Scotch, the dusty period you want is the late 1980s to the late 1990s when single malts were just starting to become popular in the states and were still relatively affordable. Because these mostly came to high-end liquor stores that are heavily shopped, there's just not much left in the world of Scotch dusties, but you do hear about them every once in a while. And because it's Scotch, the dusties are more expensive.

    A few years ago, a friend of mine spotted an Ardbeg Provenance at its original price of around $300 (they now go for $1,000). I've seen people on this board find some really nice Scotch dusties, including Bowmore Sea Dragon and Springbank 12/100.

    The dusty holy grail for Scotch would probably be a 1994/1995 Bowmore Black at its original price (also around $300) but I'm skeptical that any more of them are out there.

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    Re: Scotch dusty

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Scotch dusties are out there but, in my experience, are much harder to find than bourbon dusties. That old shop with the dusty OGD BIB and other bourbon treasures from the 70s and 80s will likely only have cheap blended Scotch dusties which aren't of much interest.

    For Scotch, the dusty period you want is the late 1980s to the late 1990s when single malts were just starting to become popular in the states and were still relatively affordable. Because these mostly came to high-end liquor stores that are heavily shopped, there's just not much left in the world of Scotch dusties, but you do hear about them every once in a while. And because it's Scotch, the dusties are more expensive.

    A few years ago, a friend of mine spotted an Ardbeg Provenance at its original price of around $300 (they now go for $1,000). I've seen people on this board find some really nice Scotch dusties, including Bowmore Sea Dragon and Springbank 12/100.

    The dusty holy grail for Scotch would probably be a 1994/1995 Bowmore Black at its original price (also around $300) but I'm skeptical that any more of them are out there.

    would agree with all of sku's points. when i see scotch dusties, it's relatively more recent and inexpensive stuff like the laphroaig 15's, dalmore cigar malts, vintage stated the singleton's, certain macallans, glenmorangie, glenfarclas, glendronach's. i've never seen a dusty ardbeg and i've looked.

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    Re: Scotch dusty

    Quote Originally Posted by SDpappy View Post
    I saw the dusty threads for the bourbon but was wondering if people also collect Scotch Dusties...I went to a local store and saw lots of Dalmore 12s but they looked really old.
    Hilarious. In all my hunting Ive only ever found one dusty single malt. And what was it? A Dalmore 12 in a run down store in Torrance off PCH. No tax stamp, but has a metal screw cap! Strange. It was only $32 so I picked up. Haven't tried it yet though.

    Maybe Dalmore had tried to make a big push in the Socal market back in the day?
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    Re: Scotch dusty

    When the SB crew came to a "mini-fest" at my house in Houston a couple of years ago, an un-named SB member took home over $4000 in scotch dusties IIRC. Another SB'er was passing thru and we happened upon a trove of Balvenie 12 in the flask shaped bottle from the '90's. He had resigned himself to never finding one of those in his life before we found about 12 of them. A real sherry bomb for sure. Texas is a big market for bourbon and SM scotch takes a back seat here in many parts of Texas.

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    Re: Scotch dusty

    Well I came across a bottle or two of Aberlour 15 yo Sherry Finish, bottled at 43%. I'm almost certain it's no longer produced, but is it a worthwhile bottle? I'd rather get some opinions on it before spending the money, especially since scotch so rarely noses its way ahead of bourbon on any given evening in my home.
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    Re: Scotch dusty

    In my travels last weekend I came across a Glenlivet 12 Single Malt with a strip stamp. Any good?

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    Re: Scotch dusty

    I've been able to find some oler Dalmore bottles for my scotch drinking friend. Cigar malt for $32 and a 21 for $86 (I think it was 21?).

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    Re: Scotch dusty

    Quote Originally Posted by Neat View Post
    would agree with all of sku's points. when i see scotch dusties, it's relatively more recent and inexpensive stuff like the laphroaig 15's, dalmore cigar malts, vintage stated the singleton's, certain macallans, glenmorangie, glenfarclas, glendronach's. i've never seen a dusty ardbeg and i've looked.
    I haven't seen anything better than what you've mentioned and I've been to 300+ stores around DFW

 

 

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