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Find cheapest whisky prices at Best Whisky Deals

By Miguel in Orders , Recommended , Distillery , Brands , Whisky

Have you ever bought a bottle of whisky and then find it a hell cheaper in another place? Be welcome friend.

I have been working really hard to create Best Whisky Deals, the whisky price comparator between the most relevant UK whisky retailers. Just search for a bottle and you get the prices shorted from best to worst of the shops that are stocking it.

Also as a bonus, you can read tasting notes on more than 600 bottles from several whisky blogs, A Wardrobe of Whisky between them.

You can browse whiskies by distilleries, bottlers, regions and styles. But what I find most useful is the fact that you can check bottles by awards. So if you feel uninspired when buying whisky this little page can help you or get inspired with house favorites.

best-whisky-deals-price-comparator-uk

With more than 9000 whisky bottles indexed, if you can’t find it at Best Whisky Deals, you can’t buy it at the UK. By the way, all listed shops do worldwide deliveries so don’t hesitate to order from outside Britain.

Next time you order whisky make sure you order through Best Whisky Deals and save money and time.


Buy whisky: Best shops to get your single malts

By Miguel in Orders , News , Whisky

If you have never bought your whisky online you may be missing the best thing ever invented since sliced bread. More bottles, better prices, the best drams

I buy all my whisky in four or five whisky stores, and usually before buying I check on A Wardrobe of Whisky to find the best prices just to make sure where it is cheaper. Don’t do it you will get a few surprises that you will regret!

So here is the sorting that I use oftenly.

Stagnetto at Gibraltar

Located at Gibraltar, Stagnetto is a brand of liquors and tobaconist retailer that has several stores at Gibraltar. The biggest selecction of single malt whisky can be found in the shop near the catholic cathedral.

stagnetto-gibraltar-whisky-shop

But not only the range of bottles is awesome. You will have to squeeze your eyes several times to believe the prices. Being a duty free shop, Stagnetto has, for most bottles, the very best prices your will ever see.

The personal is really friendly and helpful and the shop has webpage were you can check bottles available and prices although they don’t do mail orders.

Just one thing, if you plan to move later to Spain you need to know that Spanish Customs will allow only 1 litre of alcohol per person. This is my favorite place to go after monthly income arrives :).

The Whisky Exchange

I don’t remember how I discovered this online store, but it turned my passion into madness. My first order was a bottle of Ardbeg Supernova and a Macallan Liqueur. I was so impressive by the huge range and the fair prices that I have been visiting this one once per month and even more.

Prices are usually fair, but it won’t hurt you check it against other shops. Usually The Whisky Exchange don’t have the best prices but just a few pences over it.

They have a physical shop located in London that every whisky lover must visit.

Master of Malt

The first time I entered Master of Malt site I though “Wooo!”. Master of Malt has had one of the best web sites of the whisky world and has done a great investment in user friendly technologies.

But the real thing that hooked me there was the prices. Until a few months ago, they were without discussion the retailer with the best whisky prices on the Internet. Now you have to double check them because they aren’t the cheapest option most of times.

My heart belongs to them, and A Wardrobe of Whisky spirit too, thanks to the great idea ( and business ) behind Drink by the dram. How many times you were not sure about a bottle and ended up buying something you don’t like? Master of Malt gives you the chance of tasting small samples of literally hundred of bottles for a fraction of the real retail price. Let’s put this simple, A Wardrobe of Whisky wouldn’t be possible without them.

Don’t miss the Master of Malt single cask bottlings, awesome value whiskies.

The Whisky Barrel

The new king of web design is here to stay. After a powerful rebranding and with a better looking site than ever The Whisky Barrel is here with an huge amount of single cask, limited releases and collector’s bottles of whisky. If you are looking for something uncommon, they have it.

I love their single cask releases.

Almacenes Porto at Ceuta

Another duty free retailer, Almacenes Porto is located in Port of Ceuta just on the main floor. One of the biggest range of bottles that I have seen with nice prices on cheap whiskies and fair prices on the rest.

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You won’t get any discount from them but the prices usually worth it.

Where do you buy your whisky?

So you know now if you don’t want to pay more for your whisky , you can find the best whisky prices at A Wardrobe of Whisky and save money and time.


Best whisky from far east: Japanese and Indian jewels. My February whisky orders

By Miguel in Orders

Hello Whisky friends,

February is now gone and spring is almost here, and that means a new bunch of whiskies are almost ready to be released.

This month has been a calm one, after all the shopping of December. Even with that there has been some interesting releases and I have bought some of them, two Amruts launched in 2011: Amrut Portonova and Amrut Two Continents 2nd Edition. Also i got Number One’s import Chichibu the First and Glenlivet Master Distiller’s Reserve.

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Whisky before Christmas, my lastest orders

By Miguel in Orders

We are getting nearer to Christmas, you know, and winter is coming, so it is really better to get well supplied with only the best whisky.
This is the result of my two orders to Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange.

whisky master of malt

In this batch I have bought several interesting bottles. I am really proud of Compass Box Last Vatted Malt, which sounds a delicious proposal, Rumbullion by Master of Malt and the set of samples from Feis Ile festivals also made by Master of Malt.

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October orders: Celebrating my new son

By Miguel in Orders

Another month gone. This one has been special for me because my family is now one member bigger and to celebrate it I have placed orders on quite interesting whiskies.

October whisky order: Glendronach, big peat, port charlotte, amrut, arran

So I was after several special bottles that I was waiting to order after my son was born. I really wanted to put my hands on Amrut Herald, distilled in India and matured for an extra 18 months in Germany. To keep the collection I bought the new Bruichladdich 10 years old (I love this distillery!) and the latest Port Charlotte PC9. Also I added to the basket the latest Glendronach 21 years old Parliament (Look that color!), a bottle of Big Peat Xmas edition at cask strength and a bottle of Arran Sleeping Warrior.

I almost forgot, I also ordered a bottle of Pig nose, a delicious 5 years old scotch whisky that has a great price tag.

And… I ordered all the drams from Master of Malt that I was missing. Now I have stuff to write until we end this global crisis.

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June orders: The hotter the better

By Miguel in Orders , Featured

Finally I got Ardbeg Alligator, a very interesting Macallan 1968 and the much-wanted Kilchoman Inagural 100% Islay.

This month of June I have order a few bottles more for the collection from The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt, not as much as I would like as car is taking a part of the budget but quite a lot anyway.

Whisky and Rum order for June

Also I got some other bottles that I were after, like Hakushu 12 years old or Compass Box Great King Street. I bought some samples from Master of Malt and a bottle of Arran bottled by Caskstrength.net for their 3rd birthday.
And in my quest to get a sample of Shacklenton’s whisky I ordered a few samples from Sjoerd, another whisky zealot ;)

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May Orders: whisky samples from Master of Malt

By Miguel in Orders

Completed the Macallan Fine Oak range, got another Royal Wedding bottle of Littlemill and ordered more samples than I can reasonably drink.

May orders from The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Now that I have achieved my goal of having one bottle of every distillery of Scotland, I am after tasting one dram at least of every distillery of Scotland.

Thanks to Master of Malt the goal is cheaper :), I can’t imagine where to store so much full size bottles.

I have also ordered a set of glasses from The Whisky Exchange, the tulip glass of Single Malts of Scotland. They look really cool and the crystal is really fine.

As an extra goal, I have completed my collection of The Macallan Fine Oak range with a 17 year old Fine Oak that is for North America.

Also I have added the bottles I bought at Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Bodega when I visited it. Soon I will publish the tasting notes from its full range of products. Too bad that being an independent reviewer is so expensive.

Anyway, enough wording. Here you have the bottles.

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April's orders batch: Holidelays

By Miguel in Orders , Cooley , Kilchoman

Holidays, family, whisky and raining: Nothing is perfect.

April order from The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

This month I haven’t had time to photo all the bottles received, so finally they did a huge batch that I have finished photographing today.

This batch features some interesting bottles as the “limited release” Mackinlays Shacklenton , Cooley’s Greenore 18 years old, the latest Kilchoman Spring 2011 and the finish Terenpeli whisky.
Also I bought another bunch of miniatures and samples to keep writing about them. As usual I ordered them from Master Of Malt and The Whisky Exchange

Here is the list:


BTW Master of Malt has Mackinlays Shacklenton’s whisky again in stock now: http://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/mackinlays-shackleton-rare-old-highland-malt-whisky/