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20% Off lots of whiskies at Vintage Cellars at the moment. For me the 15 yo Dalwhinnie is a great price.
https://www.vintagecellars.com.au/Search?q=dalwhinnie
Is that the same as the 1l at Nicks for $105 - https://www.nicks.com.au/dalwhinnie-15-year-old-single-malt-scotch-whisky-1000ml? That seems a better buy
 

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If you've never used Boozedbud before, 15% discount coupon using a referral code (mine) and free shipping if you spend over $100. Lagavulin 16 currently at $93 ish, so can buy one or two beers on top of that, and get the whole lot for around $85.

Also Laphroiag Quarter Cask at $89 next week at ALDI. If anyone wants to send a bottle or two up to Darwin I'd be very interested at that price.
 

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If you've never used Boozedbud before, 15% discount coupon using a referral code (mine) and free shipping if you spend over $100. Lagavulin 16 currently at $93 ish, so can buy one or two beers on top of that, and get the whole lot for around $85.

Also Laphroiag Quarter Cask at $89 next week at ALDI. If anyone wants to send a bottle or two up to Darwin I'd be very interested at that price.
Mate, I'm happy to try and score a botlle or two for you :)

Oh bugger, and here I am with only 15 litres of Rum left from the last firing of my still.
Oh well, I'll just have to finish that lot off first.
Hey, it's one good thing about NZ (the only good thing?)...we are allowed to own/operate an alcohol still... and ahem offer comfort to sheep!
Sure some where wouldn't mind sampling that and maybe a TranstTasman meet up is possible, which will save upon postage hassles.
 

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If their website will stay up long enough to order, David Jones has Ardbeg 10 at a hair over $75 a bottle at the moment, with free delivery if you spend over $100.

Around $5 cheaper than Nicks, $18 cheaper than DM's and $30 cheaper than anywhere I can buy it locally!

It's fast become my favourite so I ordered a couple over the weekend and got shipping confirmation late yesterday.
 

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If their website will stay up long enough to order, David Jones has Ardbeg 10 at a hair over $75 a bottle at the moment, with free delivery if you spend over $100.

Around $5 cheaper than Nicks, $18 cheaper than DM's and $30 cheaper than anywhere I can buy it locally!

It's fast become my favourite so I ordered a couple over the weekend and got shipping confirmation late yesterday.
Oh dear, David Jones sends to have made a mistake and has sent me 1 bottle of Ardbeg 10 and 1 Ardbeg Uigeadail.
 

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Haven't had that particular 'Phroaig but the Nikka is awesomely good. Such a shame it has basically been pulled from retail and only available via hospitality channels or very specialist dealers. The last bottle I bought came from Dans FFS.
 

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Haven't had that particular 'Phroaig but the Nikka is awesomely good. Such a shame it has basically been pulled from retail and only available via hospitality channels or very specialist dealers. The last bottle I bought came from Dans FFS.
Dammit.

I was thinking of getting some this festive season.
 

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Just tried it for the first time, and very impressed.
Considering it is a blend it has massive depth of flavour and staying power.
I've never tried other nikka drops to conjugate it against, but I sweat I can taste some Ben Nevis in there.
@Rami I got it at 20% off from boozebud.com.au . Not sure of they still have the offer on but worth a look
 

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Just tried it for the first time, and very impressed.
Considering it is a blend it has massive depth of flavour and staying power.
I've never tried other nikka drops to conjugate it against, but I sweat I can taste some Ben Nevis in there.
@Rami I got it at 20% off from boozebud.com.au . Not sure of they still have the offer on but worth a look
Out of stock.
 

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The Four Pillars stuff is good @glenos, especially the special editions. The Bloody Shiraz one is well regarded by a number of my friends, as is the Navy Strength. They do stock these as well as Archie Rose - both are worth your money and local and all priced below Dan's pricing. They seem to stock quite a number of local drops there: https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/category/GIN

Vodka range is a bit meh, but they have Titos 700ml for $30 which is a bargain, with Dan Murphy's at $55/bottle. Beveldere 1L bottles are good if you take advantage of the second bottle at 50% off (when ordering online). The Belvedere Intensa (black bottle) is a better drop. Only other Vodka there I am slightly interested in would be the Absolut Elyx which at 2x 1 litre bottles for ~$105 on the 50% off second bottle deal seems compelling also. Dan's have the 700ml at $77 for a 700ml bottle. I remember when they were $49.95.
 

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https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/product/5710111509/FINLANDIA+CLASSIC+VODKA+1L
If full strength import, rather than the watered down crap we get, it may be worth considering as a basic no nonsense Wodka.

https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/product/5710741538/Titos+Vodka+700ml
Is great value, a pity the same discount isn't afforded to the 1L.

https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/product/5710111501/Absolut+Elyx+Vodka+1l
Works out to about $49 for 700ml which is a great price.

https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/product/5710152378/Absolut+100+Vodka+1l
Is a worthy contender to above, if you rather something stronger alcohol content wise (50%).

https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/product/5710155405/Belvedere+Intense+1l
Another higher alcohol content contender (50%) and what should be the go to over grey goose.

https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/product/5710741513/666+Pure+Tasmanian+Vodka+1l
~$46 per 700ml is about $10-15 cheaper than local and Aussie made.

https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/pr...serve+Zubrowka+Bison+Grass+Flavoured+Vodka+1l
IIRC @Monsta_AU previously recommended this when it came to flavoured wodka.

Out of above, I'd personally add Absolut 100 to my cart, purely based upon I've not tried it.

PS Ignore the advise immediately above this post, as he doesn't even rate the forum's official currency, so how would he know anything decent? ;)
 
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@Monsta_AU the Dasher and Fisher Gin is absolutely incredible (YMMV), for me its the best I've tasted. They use Australian native botanicals inspired by each of the local areas the rivers flow through. I visited the (Tiny) distillery in Tasmania on a trip last year and was blown away by the staff as well. $75 is about $15 off local prices.
 

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https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/product/5710111509/FINLANDIA+CLASSIC+VODKA+1L
If full strength import, rather than the watered down crap we get, it may be worth considering as a basic no nonsense Wodka.
Nope, likely to be local and 37% abv. Not worth the risk.

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Is great value, a pity the same discount isn't afforded to the 1L.
Just get 3x bottles, the 50% bottle offer brings it down to $75 for 2100ml.

Which is the old pricing from about 8 years ago. This is not your normal Absolut (which does come at the proper 40% ABV so should be considered). It is almost Stolichnaya Elit level.

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Is a worthy contender to above, if you rather something stronger alcohol content wise (50%).
I prefer Elyx, but you could get one of each for sure.

[URL='https://www.lottedutyfree.com.au/product/5710155405/Belvedere+Intense+1l
Another higher alcohol content contender (50%) and what should be the go to over grey goose.
Skills GG every day of the week, 50% only makes it better. Pick of the bunch for me in terms of quality.

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~$46 per 700ml is about $10-15 cheaper than local and Aussie made.
It's okay but for just a few dollars more, Elyx all the way.

Yes, it is good but some people may not like it. Unless you have tried it, I do not recommend committing to a bottle.

Out of above, I'd personally add Absolut 100 to my cart, purely based upon I've not tried it.
Quality: Belvedere Intensa.
Value: Absolute Elyx.
Price: Titos (get 3x 700ml and stay inside duty free concession).

@Monsta_AU the Dasher and Fisher Gin is absolutely incredible (YMMV), for me its the best I've tasted. They use Australian native botanicals inspired by each of the local areas the rivers flow through. I visited the (Tiny) distillery in Tasmania on a trip last year and was blown away by the staff as well. $75 is about $15 off local prices.
That's the kind of recommendation that makes me take notice.
 
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