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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1930 times:
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what's considered a good price for this exquisite jet fuel?!! Big grin

As we are traveling soon, thinking perhaps duty free is the way to go!


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13609 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1921 times:
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If you can snag a bottle for under $130 it's a good deal. Personally, while I love the Blue, the Johnnie Walker Gold Centenary Blend is just about as good, and around half the price. It's well worth a look.


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User currently offlineIbhayi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1907 times:

Fly on BA's first class. They give it to their first class pax. Goes down nicely after dinner with chocolate.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1907 times:

I did snatch some up on Guam a few years back for $75US a bottle. Around here (ANC) $175US a bottle is a good price . . . $50 of that being the lovely sin taxes imposed by our state and city administrators.  irked 

User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1905 times:

I have a contact on Guam.... maybe I can get him to send a few bottles. Big grin  Big grin

User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

They had bottles of JWB in the duty free on KE flights this summer. Can't remember the price. So stupid of me not to pick up a bottle.

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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13609 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
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By the way, if you really like Johnnie Walker, see if you can find the Green Label (formerly known as 'Pure Malt'.) It's not easy to find, but it's great.


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1857 times:
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So 175 USD is a good price? thats the final answer?


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 7):
So 175 USD is a good price? thats the final answer?

That's a bit high . . . that's ANC price . . . including our outrageous sin tax . . . as EA_CO_AS said, I'd look for around $130US . . . unless you're near a duty free store in Guam or the USVI  Smile


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13609 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1848 times:
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Have you tried Costco? They generally have it for somewhere in the mid to high $150s to $160s. I've only seen it lower in duty-free shops.


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
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I'll check them out too. never thought to check costco.

But since we are traveling to/from London soon, may try to nail lower than $150-160 Big grin.



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

BA have it laying out in their F lounges and onboard  Smile

You can buy smaller than usual bottles at LHR Duty Free if paying the price for a full bottle is hard to stomach, although I'd say $175 is a good price. In the UK it is nearer 180 GBP.

Although it is blended....ugh. Why not get a decent bottle of single malt?



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13609 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1815 times:
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Not that I'd trust buying scotch online, but ebay has it for the mid $130s.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

$150 is the general price I've seen it for at my favorite liquor store in Atlanta.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 6):
By the way, if you really like Johnnie Walker, see if you can find the Green Label (formerly known as 'Pure Malt'.) It's not easy to find, but it's great.

What's that run a bottle, an arm and your firstborn?

I recently got hooked to a new scotch brand called Compass Box, which was started by a former Johnny Walker employee. Their whiskies are all blends, and they get their whiskies they use for blending from small distilleries. They could be described as a boutique brand. I've only tried their Asyla, which is a very nice blend indeed, and has won a number of awards. And it's not too expensive either (The bottle of Asyla I bought was $36, and the other one they had at the store I bought it at was around $50 or so a bottle).
Compass Box Whisky


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

$165 here at Arrow Liquor in Dayton


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13609 posts, RR: 61
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
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Quoting Srbmod (Reply 13):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 6):
By the way, if you really like Johnnie Walker, see if you can find the Green Label (formerly known as 'Pure Malt'.) It's not easy to find, but it's great.


What's that run a bottle, an arm and your firstborn?

The Green Label runs around the same (or slightly less) than the Gold Label Centenary Blend. I've seen it run anywhere from $40 (duty free) to $65 (U.S. retail) per bottle.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 15):
The Green Label runs around the same (or slightly less) than the Gold Label Centenary Blend. I've seen it run anywhere from $40 (duty free) to $65 (U.S. retail) per bottle.

That's not a bad price at all then. Perhaps I'll try to track down a bottle once I finish up my bottle of Asyla.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 10):
But since we are traveling to/from London soon

Ironical, but LHR is very expensive to buy Scotch whisky.

I bought a 200ML bottle of JWBlue for US$35 in India - that would make it $175/liter! So if you can it around $130-$150/liter that should be a good price.



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 9):
Have you tried Costco?

I never saw a price to beat theirs in several years of flying either Europe or the Caribbean. My son works for a liquor distributor and cannot beat it with his employee price.

Of course I don't drink much Scotch and no blended Scotch at all so I didn't look all that hard.



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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

On their honeymoon cruise, my youngest daughter and her husband bought me a Johnnie Walker Sampler for 75 dollars. 20 cl* bottles of the Black, Gold,
Pure Malt and Blue. Have not touched the Blue..that's for either retirement or news of the first grandchild. One liquor store near work sells the Blue for 197 dollars...another has it on special for 164. One clerk tells me men buy the Blue..to celebrate a divorce...
TPAnx
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I assume that's a fifth of a liter?  Confused



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 19):
I assume that's a fifth of a liter?

Actually a fifth of a gallon.

Which is 4/5 quart or 750ML, the same as a bottle of wine.



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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 20):
Actually a fifth of a gallon.

Which is 4/5 quart or 750ML, the same as a bottle of wine.

errr..I wish. These are much smaller than a wine bottle..good for about
two huge drinks each. 200 ml ??
TPAnx

 Confused



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User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2256 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Probably the most overrated blended scotch. Do you self a favour and for that price get something really nice. Like a good 30 years old single malt.


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 21):
each. 200 ml ??

Sorry, I just read "fifth" and spouted off.

You are right, 200ml or 20 cl is 1/5 of a liter. The well-known "fifth" of whiskey is 4/5 of a quart etc.

Two old ladies take a bottle of whiskey to a baseball game. When they've emptied it what do we have?

"The end of the fifth and the bags are loaded" (rimshot)



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1653 times:
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I'm not much into the harder liquor but I was thinking of it as a gift for my father. I was thinkning that on those duty free flights I might nail a deal

So again, Green is preferreed over blue?


Also, I just thought of this but at my house,

I havea bottle of Canadian CLub (Whisky?) at our place that Highheels grandma jsut gave us.

On the main facing label, it says " this has been aged 6 years" or something ot that effect, not the exact wording.

On the top, the label says 1973. So does does this mean? Was it bottled in '73? or '67 or '78?



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25 RAMPRAT980 : Pretty sure i've seen Blue for sale at Cancun airport for 95.usd
26 Nimish : What was the size of the bottle? If it's a full liter - it's a great deal. If it's a half liter - not good.
27 TPAnx : Store near work which had blue for 164.00 a bottle is now selling it for 214.00. Happy Holidays... TPAnx
28 Aviation : I would recomend trying Chivas Royal Salute a nice drop! Yes Blue is nice but what about Green? hmmmmm........... Cheers,
29 Smitten : In the States right now and paid a visit to BevMo. paid $169.99 (+$13.17 tax) for a grand total of $183.16... not a bad price for the little shopping
30 SATX : Costco in Texas has it for $189 or something. All I know is that it's over $200 after sales tax. I also know that LHR duty-free is a total rip-off if
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