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Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:04 am

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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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:12 am

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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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:20 am

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

Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:21 am

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 
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:23 am

I have a contact on Guam.... maybe I can get him to send a few bottles. Big grin  Big grin
 
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:45 am

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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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:54 am

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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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:50 am

So 175 USD is a good price? thats the final answer?
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:54 am

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
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:59 am

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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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:06 am

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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Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:15 am

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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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:38 am

Not that I'd trust buying scotch online, but ebay has it for the mid $130s.
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:42 am

$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).
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:43 am

$165 here at Arrow Liquor in Dayton
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:25 am

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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Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:33 am

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.
 
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:34 am

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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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:05 am

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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Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:08 pm

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...
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:22 pm

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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Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:53 am

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 ??
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:27 am

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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Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:33 am

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?

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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:43 am

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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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:54 am

Pretty sure i've seen Blue for sale at Cancun airport for 95.usd
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:06 am

Quoting RAMPRAT980 (Reply 25):
Pretty sure i've seen Blue for sale at Cancun airport for 95.usd

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.
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:09 pm

Store near work which had blue for 164.00 a bottle is now selling it for
214.00. Happy Holidays...
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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:15 pm

I would recomend trying Chivas Royal Salute a nice drop!
Yes Blue is nice but what about Green? hmmmmm...........


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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:10 pm

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 around that I had time to do.

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RE: Johnie Walker Blue

Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:33 pm

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 you're paying in USD. I like blue, but black is good enough for me and I'll even use red for mixed drinks. All the domestic airlines I fly replaced JW Black with Dewars White. It's just not the same.
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