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  1. #31
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    Re: Why wont Blantons Sell Its straight from the barrel Domestically?

    Interesting, even for the 10 years Yamazaki the price is not that far below well-regarded malts from Scotland (e.g. Macallan 12). However this is justified IMO since the quality is very high.

    Gary

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    Re: Why wont Blantons Sell Its straight from the barrel Domestically?

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightBoston View Post
    followed by the crazy $200 stuff like some of the 20-plus yo ryes and EW23.
    I guess what they told me at the distillery was right - $200 for EW23! Don't know about you guys, but $200 is way over my budget for any bourbon!

    Mark

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    Re: Why wont Blantons Sell Its straight from the barrel Domestically?

    Quote Originally Posted by chefmel View Post
    Don't know about you guys, but $200 is way over my budget for any bourbon!

    Mark
    Of course it is!!! It's supposed to be, if they priced it where everyone could afford it they wouldn't have enough to go around.
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    Re: Why wont Blantons Sell Its straight from the barrel Domestically?

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    Hibiki 17 YO - 6,799 yen
    Yamazaki 10 YO - 3,550 yen
    Yamazaki 18 YO - 18,000 yen
    Taketsuru - 10,500 yen

    I just came back from the Suntory distillery outside of Kyoto. I tried the Hakushu 12, the Yamazaki 12, the Yamazaki 18, the Hibiki 21, and the Yamazaki sherry cask. I gotta say that I enjoyed none of them. These four were paired against Laphraig Quarter Cask and JD Barrel Select (?) for contrast. The Japanese whiskies had an off flavor in the background, kinda like the taste of aged sake (ie koshu) - not enjoyable. They seemed kinda highland scotch in character, but without the same . . . pizzaz.

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    Re: Why wont Blantons Sell Its straight from the barrel Domestically?

    $50 up in Chicago.

 

 

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