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Lidl's 33 year old malt - £39.99 - available today
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to sprint up there - someone took all 6 bottles they had Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheWM wrote:
I decided to sprint up there - someone took all 6 bottles they had Sad


That's pretty grim.... However," there's always another good deal around the corner" (that's what my Dad used to say).
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quaich1 wrote:


That's pretty grim.... However," there's always another good deal around the corner" (that's what my Dad used to say).
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I seriously hope so, or I'll have to open some of my Xmas whiskies earlier to commiserate Top Malt
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try for a bottle tomorrow but i am guessing that i am too late.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 33 year old Scotch single malt for #39.99 pounds Shocked

And rated highly by Jim Murray, I would be round every store to get a bottle if given the chance. Enjoy whoever is lucky enough to get hold of a bottle and let us know if you agree with Mr Murrays review.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to my shop nearest work this morning and got their last bottle!

And then I realised that it is 33 year old, laid to rest in 1979, which is the year I was born and on Sunday I will be 33 Smile

I know what I'll be doing!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a bit of digging on whisky forums and news items last night. The brand William Maxwell is a subsidiary of Peter J Russell & Co., a stable that includes Ian MacLeod (Isle of Skye, Chieftan's Choice, 6 Isles, Smokehead). The Maxwell business has its roots in a Liverpudlian trading firm dating back to 1796 - the date on the 33yo bottles.

There is a lot of speculation as to the identity of previous Maxwell releases. Many reckoned the 28yo from the last two years to be either Brora or Teaninich. However, with no official provenance I guess the actual distillery could vary from release to release.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckoned a couple of years ago that the Maxwell Lidl whisky was bottled by Ian Macleod and posted on here

http://www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1288

I think my post then carried across other forums and websites. I still reckon. Its correct and these aged whiskies are like a back scratcher/thank you for Lidl who probably get Ian Macleod to bottle all there own label whisky.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheWM wrote:
I went to my shop nearest work this morning and got their last bottle!

And then I realised that it is 33 year old, laid to rest in 1979, which is the year I was born and on Sunday I will be 33 Smile

I know what I'll be doing!
It was meant to be, enjoy your whisky on Sunday.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a big back scratcher Alastair, 5200 bottles of 33 year old whisky but then i suppose if it secures continued orders of there own label blends etc, which is where the big money will be.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had no luck sourcing a bottle of the Maxwell 33 Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alastair wrote:
It was meant to be, enjoy your whisky on Sunday.


Thanks, I can't wait. Here's a pic to show what it looks like, in case they don't put it on the shelf correctly Embarassed

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missed this one Crying or Very sad

3 shops didnt have it then called the Customer call centre and the girl told me that 99% of the stock sold out by the close of buisness thursday Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So has anyone opened this and tried it yet then?

Interested to know what I'm in for when I crack it open (possibly over the Christams period).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

albo wrote:
So has anyone opened this and tried it yet then?

Interested to know what I'm in for when I crack it open (possibly over the Christams period).

I may open mine in the next few days.

I'm interested in what it is too, some suggest Brora or Teaninich. Ian MacLeod own Glengoyne but that is especially renowned for not using peat or colouring, whereas this apparently has some smoke and looks very dark! Could it be Glengoyne that was peated or that was filled into casks that had had peated whisky in previously? It would make more sense from a cost perspective unless Lidl are taking a hit on the price or it's a concession from MacLeod. And it would mean those casks wouldn't fit with the house style these days. Just speculation of course!
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