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  1. #1
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    Anybody seen Macallan Cask Strength on the shelf?

    Hey guys,
    Last year, my boss gave me a "surplus" bottle of The Macallan Cask Strength Scotch whisky. It was a gift to him from someone, and he found it not to his liking. I DEFINITELY found it to MY liking, but now it has been discontinued. Who'da thunk? Anyway, if you see it anywhere, I would REALLY appreciate a "heads-up". I'm in WA state, my Pop is in AZ, so those are obviously my first 2 choices, but I'll take what I can get.

    Thanks in advance!

    cb
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    Re: Anybody seen Macallan Cask Strength on the shelf?

    FWIW, it is still around in Ohio.


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    Re: Anybody seen Macallan Cask Strength on the shelf?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBiscuits View Post
    Hey guys,
    Last year, my boss gave me a "surplus" bottle of The Macallan Cask Strength Scotch whisky. It was a gift to him from someone, and he found it not to his liking. I DEFINITELY found it to MY liking, but now it has been discontinued. Who'da thunk? Anyway, if you see it anywhere, I would REALLY appreciate a "heads-up". I'm in WA state, my Pop is in AZ, so those are obviously my first 2 choices, but I'll take what I can get.

    Thanks in advance!

    cb
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    Re: Anybody seen Macallan Cask Strength on the shelf?

    Haven't had any in Chicago for some time now.

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    Re: Anybody seen Macallan Cask Strength on the shelf?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Pollito View Post
    Haven't had any in Chicago for some time now.
    I've seen a few stragglers in the South Suburbs over the past few months but I would agree that they are basically gone. Unfortunate b/c it's great stuff

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    Re: Anybody seen Macallan Cask Strength on the shelf?

    Bought my first last fall for $60.

    Came across 4 on the shelf for $80 maybe 3 months ago.

    I've seen 0.0 recently and, of course, am quite a goof for not buying everything I could when I could. I knew it was no longer made, but somehow my ego gets in the way and leads me to believe that I'm the only one who knows what it is.

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    Re: Anybody seen Macallan Cask Strength on the shelf?

    Well, the good news is that there are plenty of other amazing (one might even argue better) cask strength sherried whiskies to drown your sorrows in. Aberlour A'bunadh and Glenfarclas 105, to start with.
    Eric

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    Re: Anybody seen Macallan Cask Strength on the shelf?

    Quote Originally Posted by garbanzobean View Post
    Well, the good news is that there are plenty of other amazing (one might even argue better) cask strength sherried whiskies to drown your sorrows in. Aberlour A'bunadh and Glenfarclas 105, to start with.
    I wouldn't put A'bunadh and "amazing" in the same sentence with Mac Cask but that's just me. Yes I've tasted them blind, back and forth, side by side, enough to know that not all "sherry bombs" are the same. Mac is quite a bit deeper and fills your noggin with more raw flavor, but A'bunadh is no slouch either.

    Never had Glen 105.

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    Re: Anybody seen Macallan Cask Strength on the shelf?

    Agree to disagree, I suppose. Personally, I find Macallan to be bland, if inoffensive. At any rate, there's always IBs of myriad other speysiders being sold at cask strength, so good luck . . .
    Eric

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    The worst mushroom bomb I've ever had was a MacCS (no, I am not sensitive to sulphur) and the latest iteration was sweet and one-dimensional for me as well.
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