Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:44 am Post subject: Diageo Special Releases 2019 lLne-up
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.
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.
These are on the whisky shop now, grabbed a talisker 15
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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Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:29 am Post subject:
£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. _________________ Pour me a glass please.
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