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Old Aug 9, 2022, 2:22 pm
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UA: Is Cutty Sark replacing Glenfarclas scotch? temporary supply chain issue?

I tried to order a Glenfarclas on a recent flight in F and the FA said it had been replaced with Cutty Sark now
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Doppy
I tried to order a Glenfarclas on a recent flight in F and the FA said it had been replaced with Cutty Sark now
Hmm. I guess scotch isn't "food" for UA...more chop chop instead:

Originally Posted by MatthewLAX
There will not be any more cuts coming - UA is seeing internally that customers care more about food than they bargained for. Any change will be slow, but it will gradually move in a positive direction in terms of quality. I would guess pre-orders will help and expect to see a return of more rotation of domestic flights and hot mid-flight snacks in Polaris.
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 3:02 pm
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That's interesting. FA memos on catering usually go out on Wednesdays. We'll see if there is any mention of this tomorrow.
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 3:03 pm
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I'll believe that when I see it. But if so, that would be about the worst thing United could ever do to me...!

Glenfarclas is a nice-drinking, single malt Scotch.

Cutty Sark is lower-end blended swill my great-grandpa used to drink.
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 3:17 pm
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Replacing Glenfarclas with Cutty Sark kind of misses the point of having Glenfarclas complement Dewars.
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764
Cutty Sark is lower-end blended swill my great-grandpa used to drink.
I remember trying this once at the EWR UC (it was the complimentary scotch). Did not care for it at all.
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 4:09 pm
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As soon as the TSA changes the liquid limit to .75L and UA employs only blind FAs, this'll be my carry-on:
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 5:29 pm
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Isn’t Cutty Sark just one of the Glens that has been filtered through a human?
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH
As soon as the TSA changes the liquid limit to .75L and UA employs only blind FAs, this'll be my carry-on:
That is a beautiful dram.
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by limey1K
That is a beautiful dram.
Bought them for less than $100 a couple of years ago. Couldn't get it stateside - always brought a bottle back with me. Just looked it up (now discontinued) and currently going for $400-500. I wonder if UA will take it in lieu of my December UK front cabin exit tax (or what ever they call it) and then serve it on board my flight (and only to seat 3L)? Ought to make a fine ride to SFO.
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH
Bought them for less than $100 a couple of years ago. Couldn't get it stateside - always brought a bottle back with me. Just looked it up (now discontinued) and currently going for $400-500. I wonder if UA will take it in lieu of my December UK front cabin exit tax (or what ever they call it) and then serve it on board my flight (and only to seat 3L)? Ought to make a fine ride to SFO.
if so, Im booking 3L all of December 😄
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Old Aug 9, 2022, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH
Bought them for less than $100 a couple of years ago. Couldn't get it stateside - always brought a bottle back with me. Just looked it up (now discontinued) and currently going for $400-500. I wonder if UA will take it in lieu of my December UK front cabin exit tax (or what ever they call it) and then serve it on board my flight (and only to seat 3L)? Ought to make a fine ride to SFO.
Ah that's too bad, looks like a lot of their duty-free market line isn't being continued, but seems par for the course with Diageo remixing the lineup all the time.

I'm partial to the Port Ruighe, and note that major online UK retailers (e.g. The Whisky Exchange) will ship basically any UKDM whisky to you in the US, although you pay freight and customs clearance so that adds quite a bit to sticker.

ed. oh and you might have to live in a state that permits shipments of alcohol
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Originally Posted by EWR764
I'll believe that when I see it. But if so, that would be about the worst thing United could ever do to me...!
Well I saw it, the FA brought the Cutty Sark mini to me - no Glenfarclas available.

This was last Wednesday (8/3)
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Originally Posted by Doppy
Well I saw it, the FA brought the Cutty Sark mini to me - no Glenfarclas available.

This was last Wednesday (8/3)
I guess UAs passengers have been asking for a more low-brow scotch - after all, this quote from the first post in this thread suggests UA listens to its customers:

Customers including our Airtime readers asked us for a premium scotch, so beginning in July 1, 2016, well be offering Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky on flights worldwide for $8.99.

Or maybe Glenfarclas is available only in coach?
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Old Aug 10, 2022, 1:05 am
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Not a fan of blended scotch not Jack Daniel on UA flights. I have been alternating Glenfarclas and Buffalo Trace...now I am down to one choice.

FYI, I came across the bottle below at NH’s NRT lounge recently. I sampled it and did not really care for it. Instead I emptied the Maker’s bottle next to it.



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