Skyrocketing Scotch Whisky Prices?

John Hansell of Malt Advocate asks what good single malts are available for a great price? He weighs in along with commenters to create an interesting list:

* Dalmore 12 year old, $30

* Signatory cask strength young Caol Ila, $50

* Laphroaig, $50

* Unsung distilleries – particularly Mortlach and Longmorn

* 16 year old Tomintoul, $40

* Macallan 12 yo, $39

* Glen Garioch 10 years old, $25

* RedBreast 12

* Connemara

* Highland Park 12 year, $36.49

* Buffalo Trace, $24.49

* Aberlour 12yr Double Cask, $41.99

* Balvenie double wood, $50

* Dalmore ‘Cigar Malt’ Single Malt Scotch, $33.99

And posted was this disheartening comment:

  1. William Meyers Says:
    September 19th, 2008 at 11:04 pm Dear John,
    I have seen this coming & been telling people to stock up. The next time they go to buy a bottle of their favorite scotch, they should buy a case instead. I really love cask strength & frequently recommend the Macallan CS, Laphroaig 10 CS & Balvenie 15 CS. The Talisker 18 is also value-priced. I recently found the Benromach 7 year old 1999 single cask #613 bottled for Binny’s at 58.6% for $45, it’s lightly peated & fabulous, drinking more like a 14 year old. The steals are gone, but it is still possible to get a good single malt for around $50, but not for long.

Scotchtalk recently tasted some under $30 single malts from Beverages & More: Linsmore, Glenlivet 12, Glenfiddich 12, Tamdhu 10 and Speyburn 10. I think the Glenlivet 12, $22, is actually a bargain, and also the Glenlivet 18, $55.

~ by whisky1 on September 20, 2008.

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