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MightyQuin

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Please provide price on this
It was R1 438.50, but that excludes shipping and duties.

I bought 5 bottles in total and shipping was R943.69 in total, with R 1085 for duties and taxes.

So I'd say about R 1900 for the bottle, if I divide the shipping and duties by 5 each...
 

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It was R1 438.50, but that excludes shipping and duties.

I bought 5 bottles in total and shipping was R943.69 in total, with R 1085 for duties and taxes.

So I'd say about R 1900 for the bottle, if I divide the shipping and duties by 5 each...
Seems like customs only adds 15% for vat, bonus.
 

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This is quite an in depth review..... Even more impressive is the ability to identify and isolate those characteristics as well as being able to identify the different whiskies in a blind tasting.
Thanks, it's fun to share the experience, I'm glad that my nose and palate are improving at one point I couldn't tell Glenfiddich 12 from Tullamore DEW 12, and my fiancée is much better at tasting whisky. This could have even been a fluke but either way it was really fun.

I could taste a whisky a month apart and find different flavor profiles, love it at one time, hate it the next or vice versa. I prefer comparative tastings to figure out the differences but it gets overwhelming very fast.
This is exactly why I love whisky, it's very much a journey and you do notice differences along the way, and mood certainly changes how you feel about certain whiskies. I long to get more subtleties out of these, I find that much more challenging with peated whisky, I only occasionally get a pear like note in Ardbeg 10... With this I did get overwhelmed by the peat, to such an extent I really thought I tasted a bit of classic laddie in the longrow peated!
 

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Not sure how you reached that conclusion?

You definitely pay duties on the total % of alcohol contained in your shipment.
Simple maths
R1438.50 * 5 = R7192.50. Vat @ 15% = R1078.88

Customs are notorious for not being consistent with application of duties therefore I said bonus as it seems like you were only charged VAT. As far as being charged based upon abv, see below.
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MightyQuin

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Simple maths
R1438.50 * 5 = R7192.50. Vat @ 15% = R1078.88

Customs are notorious for not being consistent with application of duties therefore I said bonus as it seems like you were only charged VAT. As far as being charged based upon abv, see below.
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I did not buy 5 of the exact same bottles at the exact same price, so that led to your confusion.

My total purchases was : R 4 533.82 on which I paid R 1 085 vat and duties...so about R 680 in VAT and about R 405 in duties and some extra hidden DHL costs.
 

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I did not buy 5 of the exact same bottles at the exact same price.

My total purchases was : R 4 533.82 on which I paid R 1 085 vat and duties...so about R 680 in VAT and about R 405 in duties and some extra hidden DHL costs.
Ouch, not nice. Thanks for the info though, will bear that in mind for future purchase.

I placed an order earlier in the year, 5 x Glenfiddich Winter Storm @ R2800 per bottle. Shipping was R1100. Paid R2500 in Vat and DHL clearance charges, I scored here because I was only charged VAT. I'm planning on purchasing more therefore the interest, will factor in your charges in when I calculate my future purchases.
 

MightyQuin

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Ouch, not nice. Thanks for the info though, will bear that in mind for future purchase.

I placed an order earlier in the year, 5 x Glenfiddich Winter Storm @ R2800 per bottle. Shipping was R1100. Paid R2500 in Vat and DHL clearance charges, I scored here because I was only charged VAT. I'm planning on purchasing more therefore the interest, will factor in your charges in when I calculate my future purchases.
Do you buy from MoM and/or Whiskey Exchange?
 

MightyQuin

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MoM. Have you used Whiskey Exchange, what was your experience?
I have used them once and they are on par with MoM. Some of their stuff are pricier, but then again others slightly cheaper.

I used them because they had something I really wanted and MoM doesn't stock that specific product.

But I prefer using MoM...they know me already and I get awesome service from them.
 

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Just picked one of these in Mauritius, can't wait to taste it tonight

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Have you tasted it before? It has rather disappointing reviews it seems...

Let us know.

Yamazakura Blended Bottling Note

A blended whisky from Japan's Yamazakura range, which is brought to market by Japanese company Sasanokawa Shuzo. The name itself a portmanteau of two Japanese terms 'Yama' means 'mountain' and 'Sakura' means cherry tree. If you think about it, a portmanteau is kind of like a blend but with words, so this name is rather apt for a Japanese blended whisky.
 

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I have used them once and they are on par with MoM. Some of their stuff are pricier, but then again others slightly cheaper.

I used them because they had something I really wanted and MoM doesn't stock that specific product.

But I prefer using MoM...they know me already and I get awesome service from them.
So far I haven't found anything cheaper at Whiskey Exchange. They might be cheaper on single bottle shipping though but I plan to purchase a few bottles when I'm ready.
 

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So far I haven't found anything cheaper at Whiskey Exchange. They might be cheaper on single bottle shipping though but I plan to purchase a few bottles when I'm ready.
If you were in CT we could've shared some shipping costs on future purchases from MoM...
 
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