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Darwin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:29 pm    Post subject: Glendronach's Peated? Reply with quote

Has anyone experience with the Glendronach's Peated? I enjoy a bit of smoke, but I am not a big fan of the heavily peated expressions. If it helps, Talisker is one of my favorites.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is quite a big peated whisky, nice bit of spice also, a superb whisky but it is a heavier peaty style, certainly not a peat monster though.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly, my impression is of something much softer than DanO described (assuming we're talking about this dram). I am quite a big fan of peat tho and love hunting out heavily peated / strongly smokey drams - Octomore, Blackadder Smoking Islay and a very lovely 5yr old cask strength English Whisky Company bottling by MoM.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the one I am looking for. I hope it's available.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this one in Colorado today, they wanted $82 for a 750ml. No thanks. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darwin wrote:
I found this one in Colorado today, they wanted $82 for a 750ml. No thanks. Shocked


That doesn't seem outrageous? 700ml would be $53 just on direct currency conversion never mind import/postage etc. What is the usual difference in price UK vs US prices?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen it for $45-$47 at other shops in California, I will pick one up next time I am in LA, there is no rush. The same shop wanted $120 for Laguavulin, it's $65-$70 locally.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$45 ish seems very good value. Cheaper for you than in Scotland!

Always good to have a few benchmark dram prices in your head when shopping in new territory.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

webdunk wrote:
.... What is the usual difference in price UK vs US prices?

This all depends upon the state the item is sold in. Each state has its own rules, taxes and distributors. California (considered a high tax state) is often cheaper than Arizona (low tax?) Some states have state controlled liquor stores others are open to any qualified business that pays for a liquor license. In other words we don't have a usual, normal or standard pricing or laws when it comes to alcohol. It's all very frustrating. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: I tried it Reply with quote

being both a peated fan and a big glendronach sherried fan, i bought a bottle last year. At first i wasnt overly impressed and thought the attempt to have a toe in both camps didnt work as well as id hoped, so eventually consigned it to the back of the shelf, BUT when i went back to revisit the half a bottle left 6 months later, (and after it had oxidised a tad) i started to enjoy it more as the flavours really came out, so overall it's worth giving it a spin i think, it's all about personal taste anyway.

check out the reviews on MoM (one is mine) they are pretty fair IMHO

https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/glendronach/glendronach-peated-whisky/?srh=1

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