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Re: Whisky or is it Whiskey

Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:21 pm

TFNG wrote:All,

I have this 1-litre bottle of 12 year old single malt scotch whisky (Glenfiddich) that I brought with me to SG.

The funny thing is .....

I don't drink.


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Post by curiousgeorge » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 8:56 am

I discovered a new place this weekend. Its a little place called "Ansan Convenience Store" in Concorde Place (that is the mini-mall attached to the Holiday Inn Atrium on Havelock Road).

I got Jim Beam for $40, the best price I have seen without traveling to Kovan.

I didn't notice prices on much else, the Bombay Sapphire was $52 IIRC.

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Post by Leonarda » Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:06 am

My last one was from www.whiskyworld.sg, seems to be a good choice and they delivered;) Yes, i am lazy;)

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Post by scottaz2003 » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:34 am

I've been having the same problem. The cheapest I've found, aside from Duty Free at the airport, is $40 for a bottle of Evan Williams at Carrefour. It's on par with Jack Daniels; I actually started drinking it back in the States as a cheaper alternative with similar taste.

Otherwise, i brought two bottles of bourbon with me when I moved here a month ago and i'm trying to make those last until my next trip home

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 1:46 pm

There is no accounting for taste. That's like saying Glenfiddich is on par with Cutty Sark. :roll:
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 5:46 pm

Reminds me of being in the States and wondering why Old Milwaukee Ice Beer was so cheap. Well I bought a case and soon found out... :(

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Post by colio » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 8:25 am

Reigniting this thread as I just moved to Spore & a big whisky (not whiskey :P) drinker.

I guess I'm "lucky" in some ways as my job allows me to travel regularly which means I go through duty free AT LEAST once a month, more likely 3-4 times a month.

My point here is that Singapore duty free for alcohol is by far the cheapest I have ever seen, especially for the "good stuff".

My particular vice is anything from the Islay region for scotch especially Ardbeg & Laphroig & occasionally a Tallisker (although this is a Highland scotch & not Islay). In Australia where I hail, a 750ml bottle of 10 year Laphroig (this is just a standard as I particularly like 18 years & up.. duh! who doesn't?!) will set you back around $AUD70-80. In Singapore duty free a 1 Liter bottle will cost the equivalent of about $AUD45 (depending on the exchange rate at the time). Amazing!!

Needless to say, each time I go for a trip I plan to pick up a bottle. I guess if someone on this forum was DESPERATE for a good bottle I could arrange something.. I may even embarrass myself & purchase a bottle of whiskey or 2 if needed.. haha, sorry I'm a scotch snob!

Anyway, I start my trips O/S in a couple of weeks & will take me a few trips to build my stocks to my desired level.. after that I'm open to attaining bottles for others if they so desire.. am sure we can work something out!

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Post by colio » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 8:27 am

And of course by Laphroig I mean Laphroaig!! I embarrass myself! :) .. it's early...

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Post by RonnieT » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 2:59 pm

Whiskey tastes all the same to me after the 3rd glass, because I am sloshed anyways.

However if I'm on glass 0 then I prefer Jack Daniels or Johnny Walker Black.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 9:50 pm

colio wrote: My point here is that Singapore duty free for alcohol is by far the cheapest I have ever seen, especially for the "good stuff".
check out the duty free airports in India its even cheaper. :cool:
I've bought bombay sapphire at 25usd and cigs at 18 USD a carton
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Post by Mi Amigo » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:43 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
colio wrote: My point here is that Singapore duty free for alcohol is by far the cheapest I have ever seen, especially for the "good stuff".
check out the duty free airports in India its even cheaper. :cool:
I've bought bombay sapphire at 25usd and cigs at 18 USD a carton
IIRC Bombay Sapphire was around S$24 (~USD19) when I came through Changi the other night. I ended up getting a bottle of Hendricks for about S$47, which I think is a pretty good price too.
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:59 pm

sorry yes the price of bombay sapphire was 24SGD not USD
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Post by JR8 » Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:42 am

Ooh Hendricks, nice!

p.s. Dubai Duty Free always used to be the streets-ahead cheapest. How is it these days?

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Post by alittlerisky » Tue, 05 Mar 2013 3:53 pm

whiskey for me being Irish.

I really only drink Jamesons (cheapish) and Bushmills when I have in the money.

Or else lots of guinness
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