Whisk(e)y Thread!

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phantom13

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It's not good value at $200

If it was $70 it'd be a top seller.

It's grossly overpriced because it's a huge distillery and their "best" offering. It's like paying $200 for a brand name tshirt, not worth the price but it's still a nice shirt.
1- it’s not nor would it ever be $70. In reality we all judge whisky with price point in mind in spite of the fact it’s not a particularly good indicator of anything other than how expensive it is
2- personally (and it’s all subjective) if it was $70 and wasn’t Johnnie Walker I doubt it would be anywhere near a top seller list.

People that don’t drink or know a lot about whisky buy it (it’s actually already a top seller at $200) because of brand recognition, I know that before I knew much about whisky I wanted a bottle of blue label and most people are the same.
Even as Johnnie Walker at $70 there are miles better alternatives at or around that price point (the naked grouse, dimple, a few teeling varieties).

Essentially it sells well at $200 because people like brands they know and Johnnie markets blue label as premium. Those in the know wouldn’t spend $200 on it and rate much much cheaper whiskies much much better.
 
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The Balvenie 12 year is my go-to.

Glen Grant if I have someone over that wants to have a taste.

Bought the Macallan as a gift to myself but I’m not massive on it, not sure what it is that I don’t like but I’m not a fan.
 

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mad-saint-guy

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It's not good value at $200

If it was $70 it'd be a top seller.

It's grossly overpriced because it's a huge distillery and their "best" offering. It's like paying $200 for a brand name tshirt, not worth the price but it's still a nice shirt.
I'd value the liquid in the bottle around $55. A nice blended Scotch but I'd still prefer to spend a bit more on a quality single malt.

Kilchoman is one I highly recommend to anyone to enjoys Islay whiskies. Machir Bay is excellent and their cask strength is one of the best whiskies I've ever had.
 

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Starward doing a collab with Yalumbra (spelling?) wines. Looks a winner, $150 for a bottle aged in yalumbra casks looks pretty good value.
EDIT for clarification:

Octavius release. Can buy a twin pack of the wine & whisky for $300 - great value. The wine usually retails around the $160 mark so combined with the whisky it’s a great value proposition.
 
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