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[LCBO] A trio of decent whiskies $6-$7 off at LCBO

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[LCBO] A trio of decent whiskies $6-$7 off at LCBO

I know there is a regular thread about whiskey deals - props to that OP - but there are a trio on sale that I like for different reasons and I others might also want to jump on these "deals":

Suntory Whisky Toki $53.95 ($6 off)
An elegant blend made with a variety of whiskies from Suntory's distilleries; it possesses impeccable balance and harmony; pale golden colour with subtle flavours of citrus, green apple and thyme; the palate is silky but warming and finishes with mildly sweet and spicy notes of vanilla and ginger that linger pleasantly.
Image Glenlivet 12 year old $52.95 ($7 off)
Representing The Glenlivet's signature style this is first matured in traditional oak before spending time in American oak cask. It pours a bright gold colour and offers subtle aromas of orange zest, honey, cinnamon and cereal; flavours repeat with a sweet vanilla element and a hint of smoke on the finish.
Image Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt $73.95 ($6 off)
Nose: less intense smoke; Taste: Much silkier delivery than usual with the sweetness all up front as the peat dovetails in and out of the barley - more complex; Finish: a drier finale with a shade more caramel.
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Laphroaig 10 Year Old is not just decent, it's excellent, imo. The problem is it's sooo overpriced at LCBO, it can be bought for about 1/2 of lcbo's price in Europe. I was shocked when I saw prices for single malts in Rome.
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I love Laphroaig but, for many, it's an acquired taste - quite a bit "peatier" than what many like. These three whiskies are very different from one another but they are are very very good whiskies. Any sale price on them is very much appreciated by yours truly.

I could kick myself - I was just in London last November and I came home empty handed... :rolleyes:
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ipopov wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 6:46 pm
Laphroaig 10 Year Old is not just decent, it's excellent, imo. The problem is it's sooo overpriced at LCBO, it can be bought for about 1/2 of lcbo's price in Europe. I was shocked when I saw prices for single malts in Rome.
It's not only the Laphroaig that suffers from this in Canada unfortunately.
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CaptSmethwick wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 6:50 pm
I love Laphroaig but, for many, it's an acquired taste - quite a bit "peatier" than what many like. These three whiskies are very different from one another but they are are very very good whiskies. Any sale price on them is very much appreciated by yours truly.

I could kick myself - I was just in London last November and I came home empty handed... :rolleyes:
Agree with taste, not everyone likes it. I was in Rome last October, bought Laphroaig 10 and Talisker 10, 30 euroes each. Btw, Talisker 10 is $105 at lcbo. Unbelievable markups, can't understand how anybody can defend monopolism.
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ipopov wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 7:22 pm
Agree with taste, not everyone likes it. I was in Rome last October, bought Laphroaig 10 and Talisker 10, 30 euroes each. Btw, Talisker 10 is $105 at lcbo. Unbelievable markups, can't understand how anybody can defend monopolism.
Agreed. Talisker 10 runs for roughly $US 70 in the States - or just a tad over $CAD 90.
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Which of these one's would go down the smoothest? Or is that subjective? I've tried a Glendeveron 16 year from duty free and I really enjoyed that. Which would be most similar to that if anyone knows?
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Stuntory is temping...
You miss shots you don't take.
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btwitsmatt wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 8:23 pm
Which of these one's would go down the smoothest? Or is that subjective? I've tried a Glendeveron 16 year from duty free and I really enjoyed that. Which would be most similar to that if anyone knows?
You can exclude Laphroaig.

Personally I find Suntory smoother than Glenlivet.
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btwitsmatt wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 8:23 pm
Which of these one's would go down the smoothest? Or is that subjective? I've tried a Glendeveron 16 year from duty free and I really enjoyed that. Which would be most similar to that if anyone knows?
Both the Suntory Toki and the Glenlivet are very smooth
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ipopov wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 7:22 pm
Unbelievable markups, can't understand how anybody can defend monopolism.
Isn’t a huge percentage of the price tax in Ontario?
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For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.
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ipopov wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 6:46 pm
Laphroaig 10 Year Old is not just decent, it's excellent, imo. The problem is it's sooo overpriced at LCBO, it can be bought for about 1/2 of lcbo's price in Europe. I was shocked when I saw prices for single malts in Rome.
So, by Europe, do you mean Italy? Or is it cheaper in every European country?
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Thank you! I might go and get the Suntory.

...oh, and I'm the OP that posts the Scotch threads....the more threads, the better! :)

Be sure to search this silly link: http://www.foodanddrink.ca/lcbo-ear/jsp ... anguage=EN

I say silly, because the domain name is "foodanddrink.ca" but it's actually searching the "lcbo" inventory.

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