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Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:51 pm

cargoflipper wrote:Spoke w a rep from Youngs Market which distributed Mac 18 and the rest. Demand is so high they might stop producing smaller years. HE said stock up on May 18 and higher because they will be gone very soon
Yeah I've heard that that is why the prices have been skyrocketing recently. Supposedly the Asian market is driving demand because Macallan is a major status symbol and they just can't keep up. I recently just found a place that had two bottles of 18 for 180 apiece and I bought both. Now I can't find it for less than 220-30 around me. But so happy to get those CS bottles on the aftermarket for 150 apiece. The CS blows the 18 out of the water.
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Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:42 pm

I have 2 bottles of 1995 Mac 18. They are already on 1997 disto wise
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Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:14 pm

mtarail wrote:Nice hall, jrsheppa! I look forward to hearing about those, especially the cask strength macallan.

Just got back from the midwest and picked up some bottles of stuff that's ungettable where I live. They're all barrel proof except Pikesville, which is at 110. According to the Pikesville reviews (and the label), it's basically honey barrels of Rittenhouse, aged a few extra years.
Which recipe is the Four Roses? TPS got in their barrel of OBSF and it was gone in about 2 days. Still have plenty of the OESK & OESF left. So far we have preferred the OE stuff to the OB stuff.
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Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:04 pm

It's an OBSQ from Binny's in Chi. I like rye, so it should be right up my alley. 11 years in the barrel.
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Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:31 pm

cargoflipper wrote:I have 2 bottles of 1995 Mac 18. They are already on 1997 disto wise
how do you find the year on those?

I have one, but it was only purchased 5 years ago.
It may have sat on the shelf (in its box) for years though.
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Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:32 pm

padelimike wrote:
cargoflipper wrote:I have 2 bottles of 1995 Mac 18. They are already on 1997 disto wise
how do you find the year on those?

I have one, but it was only purchased 5 years ago.
It may have sat on the shelf (in its box) for years though.

It's on the label. People want the earlier years for some reason
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Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:31 pm

cargoflipper wrote:
padelimike wrote:
cargoflipper wrote:I have 2 bottles of 1995 Mac 18. They are already on 1997 disto wise
how do you find the year on those?

I have one, but it was only purchased 5 years ago.
It may have sat on the shelf (in its box) for years though.

It's on the label. People want the earlier years for some reason
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Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:20 pm

Anyone try Jameson caskmates yet? :pint:
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Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:13 pm

cargoflipper wrote:
padelimike wrote:
cargoflipper wrote:I have 2 bottles of 1995 Mac 18. They are already on 1997 disto wise
how do you find the year on those?

I have one, but it was only purchased 5 years ago.
It may have sat on the shelf (in its box) for years though.

It's on the label. People want the earlier years for some reason
I'm guessing that's the year it went into the cask?
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padelimike wrote:
cargoflipper wrote:
padelimike wrote:
cargoflipper wrote:I have 2 bottles of 1995 Mac 18. They are already on 1997 disto wise
how do you find the year on those?

I have one, but it was only purchased 5 years ago.
It may have sat on the shelf (in its box) for years though.

It's on the label. People want the earlier years for some reason
I'm guessing that's the year it went into the cask?
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Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:43 pm

mmmmmm, I'd love to have a taste of that Hakushu, Ive had Yamazaki 18 and it was sublime. Japanese whiskys are very very interesting
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I contacted the Distillery.. Inquired regarding the NAS discontinuation. This was their official response:
Dear Cargo :
Thanks for your inquiry.
Below is a response. I hope this addresses your query.
With the introduction of The Macallan 1824 Series in 2012 we withdrew 12 Year Old Sherry Oak, 15 Year Old Fine Oak and up to 18 Year Old Sherry Oak from around 50 markets globally. The Macallan continues with an age range of 18 Year Old and above in these markets. We do still have finite quantities of 12 and 15 year old in a handful of markets.
There are many ways to create a great Macallan. It could be based on an age profile, or on differing strength profiles or on character informed by the colour drawn into the maturing whisky in the cask. No one way is "right" or "better", but all are backed by the spirit of innovation and diversity characteristic of The Macallan, and by 188 years' experience in creating outstanding single malt whisky.
We have a very successful range of whiskies with age statements and they continue to sit at the heart of our business. This no age statement range allows us greater flexibility with our stock to ensure we can continue to meet the every-increasing demand for The Macallan in all the markets we now service. Going forward, both ranges will be produced and there is no plan to remove all Macallan with an age statement.
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Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:50 pm

dwyutzey wrote:mmmmmm, I'd love to have a taste of that Hakushu, Ive had Yamazaki 18 and it was sublime. Japanese whiskys are very very interesting

I am all ready to try Japanese Whisky, just can't seem to locate any locally yet. I lived in Okinawa for a year back in 89' and Japanese steak and whisky were just way too expensive for me to try.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:05 pm

Danno1 wrote:
dwyutzey wrote:mmmmmm, I'd love to have a taste of that Hakushu, Ive had Yamazaki 18 and it was sublime. Japanese whiskys are very very interesting

I am all ready to try Japanese Whisky, just can't seem to locate any locally yet. I lived in Okinawa for a year back in 89' and Japanese steak and whisky were just way too expensive for me to try.
Hakushu 18 is awesome. 12 is well worth a try too. Hibiki 17 and 21 are also dope-ass whiskies.
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