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Duty free Macallan 18 from Ireland

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phantomdoc Jun 18, 2009 07:09 PM

Have someone going to Ireland. Is the duty free a good deal for Macallan 18. Anyone have experience.

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    DavidT Jun 18, 2009 07:16 PM

    I presume you live in the U.S. I cannot specifically speak to the pricing of Macallan18 in the Irish airport duty-free shops vs.what you might pay for it in the U.S. I travel to Britain twice a year and am always surprised at how much more expensive whisky is in Britain (even in the duty-free shops) than it is in the U.S.

    For example, I can buy Glenfiddich 12-year old in the U.S. for under $25. In Britain, it sells for over 25 pounds, which is 60% more in $-terms.

    I would check the price of Macallan 18 in your nearest BevMo or big volume store (Costco?) before you leave for Ireland. I would be surprised if you can buy it cheaper in Ireland duty-free.

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      phantomdoc Jun 18, 2009 07:23 PM

      Thanks David. I guess that's the answer.
      I had someone bring a bottle of Plymouth Navy strength gin from Britain last year and it was very expensive.

      What about buying it duty free when leaving the U.S.?

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