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I had a bottle of Glenmorangie and shared it with the HISO neighbors on New Year's Eve. Will never do it again. It will be 100 Pipers from now on...

Don't ever share a single malt whiskey with a Thai.

A few years ago I brought in 2 litres of Glenfidich, gave one to my bro-in-law who had picked us up from Cmai Airport. Well mine was sipped, savoured and half drunk after 6 weeks, the other bottle GONE after 6 hours, mixed with liberal quantities of soda, and swilled down the gullets of several whiskey ignorant mates of the bro-in-law, tragic! If I'd just put Mekhong in the bottle they would never have known the difference.

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Well, 100 Pipers is a blend, not a single malt, as mentioned above.

It's OK, but in that price category I much prefer Benmore.

Lots more flavour, IMHO.

"100 Pipers" and "100 Pipers Blended Malt" are two different Whiskys.

But the "Blended Malt" cost close to 600 today. McAllen Eleganzia, 12 years, in Tachilek for 1500 for a 1 ltr bottle is a much better deal!

:o:D:D

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Never seen McAllen Eleganzia.

Is this from the well known Macallan distillery ?

{ The Macallan Scotch Whisky Distillery

The Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie, Banffshire AB38 9RX. }

How does it compare with the 10 or 12 year old Macallan

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It's one of their sherry oak series, spelled with a C not a Z though.

As Macallan is spelled with an A not an E. :o

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Never seen McAllen Eleganzia.

Is this from the well known Macallan distillery ?

Scea is right, it is The Macallan Elegancia, 12 years old, exclusively matured in selected oloroso & fine sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain.

My dear wife bought two bottles in the duty free shop in Tachilek, around 1500 bath each (1 liter).

Lovely whisky!

:o:D:D

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I bought a bottle at the same place for my birthday last year Sven, it's very highly rated but personally I like the lighter, more fiery malts like Talisker.

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Just back from duty free Tachieleck with a

bottle of 12 year old Bunnabhain.

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Try ISLAY MIST if you get chance, wonderful . It comes from the Island of Islay, Inner Hebrides,on the West Coast of Scotland and fairly close the the Northern tip of Northern Ireland.

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Bunnahabhain is also an Islay Whisky but not often found out with Scotland.

I know Islay fine.

I can see Islay most days when I am back home.

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If I had enough money to retire to the Inner or Outer Hebredes I would be there like a shot. It is a stunningly beautiful place but the Cold Cold Winters are not for me .

A wee dram or 2 helps a little :)

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Don't ever share a single malt whiskey with a Thai.

A few years ago I brought in 2 litres of Glenfidich, gave one to my bro-in-law who had picked us up from Cmai Airport. Well mine was sipped, savoured and half drunk after 6 weeks, the other bottle GONE after 6 hours, mixed with liberal quantities of soda, and swilled down the gullets of several whiskey ignorant mates of the bro-in-law, tragic! If I'd just put Mekhong in the bottle they would never have known the difference.

This tickles me. I have an identical story concerning my BIL, almost. The difference is, I continued bringing him a bottle of Glenfiddich every time I came here on R&R several times a year. Only when I stopped working and settled here, did I learn that each time I delivered the good stuff, it was mixed with terrible choices of other liquids and consumed in one short evening by three or four men who didn't know better. That was the last time I spent that kind of money on whiskey for any of my family.

Concerning the duty-free in Mae Sai, I have found that another liquor shop on that side has better prices than the so-called duty-free. I bought a bottle of Bailey's at the duty-free, and then walked to the next shop and found it for nearly 100 baht less. I checked prices on a few other choices and found the same thing. No more duty-free for me. I don't even cross the border these days.

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Is there a duty free shop in Mae Sai? Or are you talking about Tachilek?

I've found the shop opposite Myanmar immigration worth a look because they often have specials. There's a couple of other shops in the town (Tachilek) that have good all round prices as well as specials, one I came across last year had 3 bottles of Australian red wine for 500 baht.

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Is there a duty free shop in Mae Sai? Or are you talking about Tachilek?

I've found the shop opposite Myanmar immigration worth a look because they often have specials. There's a couple of other shops in the town (Tachilek) that have good all round prices as well as specials, one I came across last year had 3 bottles of Australian red wine for 500 baht.

Yes, you are right. It isn't Mae Sai, but across the bridge.

I didn't notice any specials on other liquors when I was at the duty-free or at the other place. I wasn't looking. But I did scan the prices on the few favorites I have. Other than what I drink, I don't pay attention to what a shop carries. There may have been LOTS of specials on other items in the duty-free and the other place. I never fall into impulse shopping for liquor. I always know what I want and I go right to it. With my personality flaws, I can't afford to start dabbling and trying this or that when it comes to liquor. I just stick to what I know I can handle in small portions.

The Bailey's purchase was planned weeks in advance and that duty free shop was the wife's suggestion. Did I tell you she was Thai? Do you know what happens to a Thai woman when she makes a purchase and then finds the same item at another shop only a few meters away at a significantly (to her) lower price? It isn't pretty, nor is the rest of her day. It's funnier than heck, but it isn't pretty.

I buy the Glenfiddich here in town. She doesn't even mention the duty-free any more. HA!!! But she does go with me to make sure I get the best price. They don't carry the older, more expensive Glenfiddich, which makes the wife say to me "HA!! When she does that, I just remind her of the duty-free incident. HA!!!

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I confess I no longer drink, but still occasionally shop for alcohol for or with others. I'm definitely an impulse buyer but cannot resist a bargain.

My wife (also Thai) cares little for shopping, just goes and buys and is indifferent to price differences. The only time I've seen her put out by price fluctuations was when when she sold some of her gold at 9000B, assuring me it would soon drop to 5000B and she would buy it back at a profit.

I never found out who her financial advisor was in transaction but I frequently point out the price at gold shops we walk past.

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