Bought – The Whisky Exchange, 27th August 2014
86.5/100 – Whiskybase (average from 12 member votes)
Sometimes finding a whisky bargain is all about being in the right place at the right time. I’ve been wanting a whisky example from Signatory’s ‘Cask Strength Collection’ for many months but even the youngest bottlings start around £60. For anything over 20-years-old you’d expect to pay £80+. One evening I was browsing online for whisky prices, working my way down from 25yo, dreaming about winning the lottery so I could afford some of the bottles I found. That is until I chanced upon the Glen Elgin 22yo priced at £40.75 from ‘The Whisky Exchange’. I practically fell off my chair! Initially I thought it was a mistake, especially as ‘Master of Malt’ were selling the same bottle for £88.25, which is the price you’d expect for a whisky of this quality and vintage.
I probably should have ordered two or more bottles but I limited myself to one and emailed a few whisky contacts so they could cash in on the bargain whilst stocks lasted. It was sold out in a matter of days. But it goes to show that if you’re after a bargain, it’s worth periodically checking what’s out there on the internet. Even Amazon sometimes have bargains, including free postage, that beat prices to be found from online whisky shops.