A Dram Good Find in Galleries South

Old Dec 1, 2022, 12:40 pm
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A Dram Good Find in Galleries South

Have been reliably informed that they currently have Talisker Surge in the South Lounge at T5, probably North too.

High Street RRP of £115 or available at Duty Free for £85 right now. This is a significant improvement on what they had in October.

Now if only BA could do a Scottish Malt Whisky Society promotion in the lounges.......
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Old Dec 1, 2022, 12:45 pm
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Wow. No sign of anything so good in GF on Sunday, but I'd hope it'll turn up there too. Anyone have an inside scoop on whether this is a planned (actual) enhancement here?
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Old Dec 1, 2022, 12:47 pm
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Wow. No sign of anything so good in GF on Sunday, but I'd hope it'll turn up there too. Anyone have an inside scoop on whether this is a planned (actual) enhancement here?
My friend said that the staff member said it was promotion on for it

Also if your passing through GLA they have Mortlach 14yr old
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I don’t wish to be too much of a downer, but I am somewhat suspicious of named whiskies with no age statement at inflated prices these days.
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I don’t wish to be too much of a downer, but I am somewhat suspicious of named whiskies with no age statement at inflated prices these days.
I agree to a point but it's certainly an improvement I would say. I would think the price structure has a lot to do with the US market and how they perceive what premium is.

A quick search shows its a travel exclusive and the spiel says:

"This whisky is a new core range product from the Talisker distillery on the western isle of Skye. Talisker Surge will be a travel retail exclusive. The new whisky is designed to show the elemental stormy forces that shape Skye and the Talisker distillery. Surge features whiskies of differing ages that have been matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks. The travel retail exclusive will be available in UK airports from September, before being released in Asia during October and Australia in December. There will also be a Talisker sample bar located in Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport during October and November. Talisker Surge is bottled at 45.8% ABV and will cost £85/ €95/ $115 US per bottle."
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My friend said that the staff member said it was promotion on for it

Also if your passing through GLA they have Mortlach 14yr old
That’s Monday lunch sorted ta
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Whiskey 🤮

when can a lounge provide just provide a simple bottle / can of cider

not into drinking bloody Mary’s and vodka at 8 am
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Old Dec 1, 2022, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Cw novice
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Also if your passing through GLA they have Mortlach 14yr old
Nice one- I was thinking we need a thread for Whisky gems found in BA lounges.
I found a 15 year old Highland Park in the BOS lounge (available for all; club/first didn't matter) which was excellent.

Currently re-stocking at home and have a Highland Park 21 and a Dalmore 15 arriving today if DPD get their act together!
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Would strongly recommend a visit to the Talisker distillery if you ever get to the Isle of Skye. Excellent visitor centre and tour. Always surprising how many Dutch and German vehicle registrations are there as it is not the easiest place to travel to. Sailing there is magical.

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Nice one- I was thinking we need a thread for Whisky gems found in BA lounges.......
Great idea.... This is it


Found a bottle of JW Blue on my first visit to LGW first lounge last week.
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Originally Posted by Cw novice

Also if your passing through GLA they have Mortlach 14yr old
Love the little Whisky snug in the lounge.

They just need to expand the selection a little like The Pot Still in Hope St.
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Originally Posted by Fatdickie
Great idea.... This is it


Found a bottle of JW Blue on my first visit to LGW first lounge last week.
I saw someone (you?) post a photo of this at LGW last week. Fingers crossed its still there on 31 Dec when I will be there. 8am isn't too early for JW is it, not when it's your birthday and you're about to board a 10 hour flight ?
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Old Dec 2, 2022, 1:40 am
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Whiskey Whisky 🤮

when can a lounge provide just provide a simple bottle / can of cider

not into drinking bloody Mary’s and vodka at 8 am
Fixed it for you.
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I found Laphroaig (I think 10) in GF once, good times. Much better than the Singleton that seems to be the standard fare. I find Speyside whiskies so bland.
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Originally Posted by allycat53
I saw someone (you?) post a photo of this at LGW last week. Fingers crossed its still there on 31 Dec when I will be there. 8am isn't too early for JW is it, not when it's your birthday and you're about to board a 10 hour flight ?
Yep was ne

8am is not too early
I was tucking in before 6am

Remember it's 5pm somewhere in the world
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