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Steve MN wrote:

Slap Shot wrote:

Steve MN wrote:

Slap Shot wrote:

Would anyone recommend the following for approximately $90:

-Jura 12



70 cl each. I’ve only had the Jura which I did enjoy quite a bit, but I know noting of the other two. I realize there are many ways one can go with single malts, but if anyone said the latter 2 are a “hard pass” regardless of your preferences I’d be happy to ignore this deal.

I don’t know that I’d recommend any of those at that price. What I don’t know is what kind of conversion to put in for location. In the Twin Cities, I can get Shackleton for around $35. Shackleton is a Blended Malt, as well, but from what I understand it’s really well done.

I haven’t had specifically the Jura 12, but talking with other Scotch lovers, Jura has become quite the disappointment to many of them over the past 5 years or so.

For the Tamnavulin, which version? I’m seeing both the Double Cask and Sherry versions for around 33 GBP online from the UK

It’s $90 mind you for all 3 bottles, but it has been some time since I had Jura. The Tamnavulin is the Double Cask.

Another deal at this site is (2) 750 bottles of Buffalo Trace for $59 which I will buy regardless.

There is also the Dalmore 12 Year Old 700ml for $74, Lagavulin 12 Year Old – Limited Cask Strength 70cl for $169 and The Dubliner 10 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey 700ml for $37.

Ohhhhh… 90 for the trio? In that case, definitely go for it. Jura 12 being disappointing doesn’t mean it won’t be worth $30.

The Dalmore 12 is on my “don’t bother list” especially at that kind of price. It has serious potential to be good, but between the 40% ABV and heavy chill filtering, it’s just really disappointing, thin, no real finish, and overall just not worth it.

2 750s of Buffalo Trace for 60 is ever so slightly too high of a price, but not really too bad, especially with how hard it can be to find at all

Dubliner 10 year at $37 is a really good price.

The Lagavulin 12 year releases can be fantastic, but 170 is pushing it for me. I’ve got the 2017, and it’s absolutely amazing, but not sure I’d pay more than 130-140 or so for it. (and that’s with some adjustments for how Scotch prices have gone up quite a bit over the past couple years)

I’m going to pull the trigger for the BT twofer (it is also difficult to find her in general unless I’m in Manila which hasn’t happened since Covid), the 3-pack and the Dubliner. If nothing else it gives me different options to share on the few times we do have people over.

Thanks to you and dave for the input.