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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:44 am    Post subject: Diageo Special Releases 2019 lLne-up Reply with quote

Diageo has unveiled its Special Releases 2019 line-up, eight cask strength, single malt, Scotch whiskies launched under a 'Rare By Nature' theme. The eight whiskies originate from the Cardhu, Cragganmore, Dalwhinnie, Lagavulin, Mortlach, Pittyvaich, Talisker and Glen Ord distillery's.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If money was no object I would have the Dalwhinnie 30, Talisker 15 and a few bottles of the Lagavulin 12 - I may even give my regular annual special release purchase of a bottle of the Lagavulin 12 a miss this year as a protest as I am not at all happy about the pricing on this these days, way over priced for a mass release 12 year old.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cragganmore and Talisker for me. Excited to try a peaty Cragganmore and high hopes for the Talisker after the 8yr last release.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are on the whisky shop now, grabbed a talisker 15 Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

technolog1c wrote:
These are on the whisky shop now, grabbed a talisker 15 Laughing
Yes they are all available to pre-order from The Whisky Shop, although I cant say how long you will wait to get your bottle if you place an order but I don't think it will be too long. You will find them all here

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

110 quid for 15 years old is hella steep, but I got a bottle of Tali 15. I’ll try and get a sample somewhere before committing, I can always return it after all.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£110 the the Talisker is quite the price, considering how much the 18 costs, but then again, it is cask strength. Ended up buying one anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered the Talisker 15 a while ago, still not shipped yet. anyone received theirs?

Apart from Talisker, the pittyvaich looks interesting, but the price....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drame Blanche wrote:
110 quid for 15 years old is hella steep, but I got a bottle of Tali 15. I’ll try and get a sample somewhere before committing, I can always return it after all.


Go on, you know you want to..... then swap it with your sample swapping buddies Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

£1500 for the Mortlach is actually beyond a disgrace, I am struggling to find the words to describe my utter contempt for that sort of pricing strategy.

None of these bottlings are what you call good value, but if the Dalwhinnie is £500 for a 30 year & the Pittyvaich is £330 for a 29 year how can a 26 year be worth that for the Mortlach?

The Mortlach premiumisation experiment has fallen flat on its face already, why do they persist in trying to convince us that as a brand it is something special, most of the latest offerings are quite bland, though the 20 year is decent enough.

Perhaps they put silly price tags on like this to make the others look like more of a bargain, maybe I have already fallen into that trap by my comments above, Doh?

The Cragganmore does look interesting and is something a little different possibly?

I also like the line `There is an undisclosed number of bottles` on some of these, to try and wet your appetite, what that means is there is bucket loads of the stuff so no need to rush out in a panic on that score, there is enough for everyone worldwide 3 times over probably, Talisker have had limited releases of 20000 bottles before now.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was thinking of the Glen Ord but the price is a little offputting and as you say Linc, there will be stacks about.

Got myself a nice unpeated Caol Ila 18 from the distillery this year, from their 2017 limited release, so will probably just wait awhile.

Right, off to watch Rugby!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bottle numbers were shown on pre release pictures of the packaging tubes at the bottom.

Lagavulin 12yo 60,762 bottles
Talisker 15yo 42,222 bottles
Singleton of glen ord 18yo 31,656 bottles

Not exactly rare by nature!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wearthefoxhat wrote:
The bottle numbers were shown on pre release pictures of the packaging tubes at the bottom.

Lagavulin 12yo 60,762 bottles
Talisker 15yo 42,222 bottles
Singleton of glen ord 18yo 31,656 bottles

Not exactly rare by nature!


Cheers for that Wearthefoxhat, and welcome to the forum.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any feedback on any of these? Good, bad, or the overpriced.

The Talisker and Cardhu caught my eye, but overall not fussed, but if there is a good one, do share your thoughts.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Talisker 15. Its fine, but overpriced. The extra age and ABV really does impart a big difference, but for me the price differential is far too large.

I’d suggest getting the 57degrees north and saving some pennies.
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