When in London, I always visit Wine & Spirits in the Food Hall of John Lewis, Oxford Street. Often, there's just a 'run of the mill' (albeit decent) selection of drams. But just occasionally, there's a gem to be had at a bargain price.
Last year, I picked up a bottle of the old-label/style "Glenmorangie 18yo" for just £40 (NB they still have it, but now at £60).
Earlier this year, I stumbled upon "Port Ellen 3rd Release" for just £115 (NB now all sold, several bottles seemingly to shop staff).
I knew instantly that the above two bottlings were 'no brainers'. But yesterday was different.
Yesterday, there were bottles of "Glenmorangie 1977" 21yo (presumably bottled circa 1998) in beautiful wooden presentation boxes for £90.
I had no idea whether or not this was a good price and no easy way of finding out. So, I hesitated to buy. In the end, I did dig out the plastic because the staff assured me that I could make a 'no quibble' refund return within a month (very generous!).
I've not been able to dig up much about this bottling. Did I get a bargain or did I pay 'over the odds'?
Any help gratefully received.
By the way, as a 4pm yesterday, there were 8 bottles left in store.
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on 27 Sep 2009, 18:01, edited 1 time in total.