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What Water of Life did you purchase today? Fall/Winter 2017-2018

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Kane
1 hour ago, Vosgar said:

It's a 2015 release, bottled at 55.9%

 

 

Yeah, regardless of the release I'm also a huge fan of unpeated Caol Ila, and it also helps that it is the only sanely priced bottle in the Diageo Special Release lineup. They don't always get top scores in reviews, and I find that very difficult to understand. I have the 2014 release open at the moment, 15yo @60.39%, which I will enjoy tonight!

 

BTW. Not sure if you are aware, but these are readily available in the US for a comparable price. I've had no difficulty finding any of the recent releases (2014-2017) so far.

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Marekv8

Sampled the Compass Box No Name Thursday night at WhiskyFest NYC and was able to snag a bottle yesterday morning-- I don't think they'll last long out there.

 

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kevinbrink

I had never heard of this, also couldn't find much info on it, it was $50 and for some reason I decided to take a shot at it. Not bad, pretty sure blind I would have guessed this was an American Whiskey lots of caramel  and vanilla.

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Bnrhodes3

I was peaking around for bourbon today but came across these two. They've been on my 'to try' list and this was the first I've seen either.20171119_233728.thumb.jpg.aa0b928b334b4cd0d98fd31ee11d04d8.jpg

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lcpfratn
I was peaking around for bourbon today but came across these two. They've been on my 'to try' list and this was the first I've seen either.20171119_233728.thumb.jpg.aa0b928b334b4cd0d98fd31ee11d04d8.jpg

I have been looking for the Yamazaki 12 for a long time too, and finally found one while traveling this week.


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Kane

I have been looking for it, and finding it too! Finding it at around $70-80 is the tricky part :)

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Bnrhodes3
6 hours ago, lcpfratn said:


I have been looking for the Yamazaki 12 for a long time too, and finally found one while traveling this week.


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I cracked open the Yamazaki right after taking the picture. It's my first taste of a Japanese whisky, and I'm a fan!

 

4 hours ago, Kane said:

I have been looking for it, and finding it too! Finding it at around $70-80 is the tricky part :)

I definitely paid more than that for the Yamazaki, but that was the price range for the Hibiki haha.

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lcpfratn
I definitely paid more than that for the Yamazaki, but that was the price range for the Hibiki haha.

Yeah, mine also cost me more than $80, but not a whole lot more. I was actually surprised to find it for under $100 given how hard it has been to find.


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Bnrhodes3
3 hours ago, lcpfratn said:


Yeah, mine also cost me more than $80, but not a whole lot more. I was actually surprised to find it for under $100 given how hard it has been to find.


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I think I paid  $120 for the Yamazaki and  $70 for the Hibiki. When I shop around, I usually compare to Total Wine prices since they are the lowest I've seen in my local market for 99% of things. So if something I want is at a small LS and is within like 10-20% of TW price, I will usually grab it.

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Kane
1 minute ago, Bnrhodes3 said:

I think I paid  $120 for the Yamazaki and  $70 for the Hibiki. When I shop around, I usually compare to Total Wine prices since they are the lowest I've seen in my local market for 99% of things. So if something I want is at a small LS and is within like 10-20% of TW price, I will usually grab it.

That's unfortunately the typical price these days.

 

On a different note, what's up with TW's online prices? They list Hakushu 12 for $115, it's always been the same as Yamazaki 12, so that makes sense. But just 2 weeks ago I went and picked up from their shelf a $79 Hakushu 12.

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Bnrhodes3
2 minutes ago, Kane said:

That's unfortunately the typical price these days.

 

On a different note, what's up with TW's online prices? They list Hakushu 12 for $115, it's always been the same as Yamazaki 12, so that makes sense. But just 2 weeks ago I went and picked up from their shelf a $79 Hakushu 12.

I'm not entirely sure. I asked a manager at one point and was told that prices will vary from market to market based on state taxes and distributors. $35 is a big drop though!

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