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Postby Di Blasi » Wed May 24, 2006 8:24 pm

Ha ha Christian, good one! Yes! Definitely, you will be one of my dear friends enjoying it with me when I do open it!!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 25, 2006 12:25 pm

Does anyone know if any of the Oooooglings have been shipped yet?

I have just noticed one seller on Ebay offering two bottles.

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Postby Di Blasi » Thu May 25, 2006 12:42 pm

Although my 2 have yet to arrive to their shipped destination, they have charged my card and I assume they are in transit. As soon as I hear they have arrived I will report back. What were they going for on Ebay?? That's quick isn't it? I would expect people to wait a bit, til it's almost impossible to get. But I don't know much yet about whisky auctions, how to make the most profit, etc.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 25, 2006 12:55 pm

Di Blasi,
I received the confirmation of order E-Mail from Ardbeg for my own, but I won't know for some time yet if my card has been charged.

Yes, I thought this was quick. Perhaps a little too quick!
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Postby Aidan » Thu May 25, 2006 2:40 pm

I have got confirmation of my order, which was made a while ago, but no confirmation of shipping yet. It has been charged to my credit card today - 103 euro including shipping for two.
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Postby Frodo » Thu May 25, 2006 7:49 pm

Yikes!!! For two young Oogies? Aren't they 4-8yr vatted Ardies? That sounds alot more that the 10yr old OBs.
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu May 25, 2006 11:55 pm

The Young Uigeadail WAS 2.50£ more than the Ardbeg Ten, so not that much more really. But now they're gone from the Ardbeg site, and starting to appear, (two), on the German ebay. So actually, seeing they are no longer available reasonably, and auctioning so quickly, I'd say money has already been made!
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Postby parvus » Fri May 26, 2006 12:40 am

Frodo wrote:Yikes!!! For two young Oogies? Aren't they 4-8yr vatted Ardies? That sounds alot more that the 10yr old OBs.


It's only slightly more than the standard 10, but with such a small run, a premium has to be paid, regardless of age.
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri May 26, 2006 12:45 am

And don't forget, while the Ardbeg Ten seems endless, the Young Uigeadail is limited to 1,392, and "never to be re-peated!" I'm actually surprised the selling price on the site wasn't double what it was!
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Postby Frodo » Fri May 26, 2006 3:09 am

Yowsa! For that coin, I think I'd try Laphroaig CS if only I could get it.

If I liked Laphroaig.

And if I didn't like Ardbeg so much.
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Postby parvus » Fri May 26, 2006 3:41 am

Frodo wrote:Yowsa! For that coin, I think I'd try Laphroaig CS if only I could get it.

If I liked Laphroaig.

And if I didn't like Ardbeg so much.


I'll swap you some Laphroaig CS for some Brora/Port Ellen :wink:
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Postby lbacha » Fri May 26, 2006 5:20 am

Frodo,

If you really want Laphroaig Cask Strength let me know I can get it easily in Ohio and I do travel to Canada on occation for work so I can either mail it from there or from the US.

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Postby Aidan » Fri May 26, 2006 8:21 am

Yes, expensive when you include postage.
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Postby parvus » Fri May 26, 2006 8:36 am

I don't actually see it as being that expensive. When I take the total cost ($370 NZD) and split it over all three bottles that I ordered, it works out to $123 a bottle. That's about the average price for a bottle of something 'interesting' here.

Hell, they worked out to be cheaper per bottle than my last purchase of Yoichi 15.
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Postby arnehd » Sat May 27, 2006 11:47 am

Now this came unexpected! It just rang at the door , no, it wasn't a neighbour complaining , it was the postman ! What did he bring ? yep , my two bottles of Oogling just arrived , that shure was fast. But , even though I'm tempted, I'm not going to open them yet , sorry ! going to hold on to them for a while , and just enjoy the view! If I change my mind , I'm going to report as fast as I can .
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Postby Di Blasi » Sat May 27, 2006 12:00 pm

Lucky you arnehd, that you have a such a nice postman! And wow, Ardbeg delivered fast! Let us know if you do taste it!
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Postby Frodo » Sat May 27, 2006 5:54 pm

parvus wrote:
Frodo wrote:Yowsa! For that coin, I think I'd try Laphroaig CS if only I could get it.

If I liked Laphroaig.

And if I didn't like Ardbeg so much.


I'll swap you some Laphroaig CS for some Brora/Port Ellen :wink:


:lol: :lol: I don't be thinkin' so! There's a reason why I jumped on the bottles when I did! Nice try though! :D :D
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Postby Frodo » Sat May 27, 2006 5:55 pm

lbacha wrote:Frodo,

If you really want Laphroaig Cask Strength let me know I can get it easily in Ohio and I do travel to Canada on occation for work so I can either mail it from there or from the US.

Len


Thanks! PMed you.
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue May 30, 2006 10:24 pm

Anyone have any idea how much the Ardbeg Young Uigeadail went for on the ebay.de site?? The auction ended this afternoon but it's no longer there to find what it went for, I'm curious. There is another one on there still, bidding ends on June 3rd. Thanks!
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Postby parvus » Wed May 31, 2006 12:41 am

Frodo wrote: :lol: :lol: I don't be thinkin' so! There's a reason why I jumped on the bottles when I did! Nice try though! :D :D


So that's how it is, is it? Leaving me out in the cold! If you're ever in New Zealand, watch out for the chap with the "WHERE'S MY BRORA, FRODO?" t-shirt and a crowbar :P
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Postby Frodo » Wed May 31, 2006 3:49 am

parvus wrote:
Frodo wrote: :lol: :lol: I don't be thinkin' so! There's a reason why I jumped on the bottles when I did! Nice try though! :D :D


So that's how it is, is it? Leaving me out in the cold! If you're ever in New Zealand, watch out for the chap with the "WHERE'S MY BRORA, FRODO?" t-shirt and a crowbar :P


Ah, well, if you come by my neck of the woods, I'd gladly open a bottle or two...
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Postby Frodo » Wed May 31, 2006 3:51 am

Actually, I think there's probably some Brora in NZ - the price is the variable though.
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Postby parvus » Wed May 31, 2006 6:01 am

This is true Frodo. The only Brora I seem to be able to find in NZ is several bottlings from the G&M CC range (d.1972 b.1996 / d.1982 b.1997).

Thanks for the offer, visiting canada has a certain appeal now :wink:
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Postby Aidan » Wed May 31, 2006 3:28 pm

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed May 31, 2006 4:49 pm

How much did these originally retail for :?:
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Postby Aidan » Wed May 31, 2006 5:48 pm

Adrian - I bought two bottles from the Old Kiln shop online about two weeks ago. It cost me 105 euro for both, including postage to Dublin...
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Postby lbacha » Wed May 31, 2006 9:50 pm

Just an update,

I just got an email from Joanne at Ardbeg and she said that they are out of the the young Ooggling and can only ship me half my order. I ordered 4, 2 for me and 2 for a friend. I placed the order 2 weeks ago online. I just wanted to let people know that the bottles have flown off the shelves as expected.

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Postby parvus » Wed May 31, 2006 11:38 pm

My bottles arrived today. The booklet that comes around the neck is hilarious.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed May 31, 2006 11:58 pm

parvus, maybe you can get some Brora in Bora Bora. (Or Pago Pago. And Bernie in Baden Baden, and Ron in Walla Walla...hey, didn't I see Duran Duran in Walla Walla?)
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Postby parvus » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:12 am

Stop Brorating me about Brora! I'll get some one day. I found a small website in NZ that claims to be selling bottles of 20yo Brora RM at a really silly price, so i've emailed the company to see if they still have any. I'm assuming the page is long out of date, but I can only hope it isn't.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:20 am

I'll repeat my contention that Brora is alive and well and called Clynelish. If you can find some good IB's of Clynelish, you'll get the idea of what Brora is about. The only difference is that there was a brief period when a certain amount of Brora was being fairly heavily peated, and that's what a lot of the Rare Malts and the like are. But the distillery character is intact, I think.

At least, this is my impression. If anyone can verify or refute this, particularly in reference to still shape and configuration, I'd be very interested to hear about it.

My rental car in Scotland two years ago was a VW Bora. Nice car.
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:55 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:How much did these originally retail for :?:

It was selling for 29.99£! Ridiculously low for something so special and limited! I wonder if Ardbeg ever expected such a response? I think my 2 ordered bottles should arrive soon too. Damn I feel lucky I did order 2, since the shipping was the same. And that ebayed 93€ price is almost as much as I paid for 2 with shipping. Now I feel really lucky! Or maybe I should wait til I have them in my hands!
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Postby parvus » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:59 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:If you can find some good IB's of Clynelish, you'll get the idea of what Brora is about.


I tried some Clynelish at a tasting, and it wasn't really that impressive from what I can recall. It was a G&M Cask Strength 13yo, and my notes indicate a fairly ho-hum beverage. Perhaps Brora/Clynelish isn't for me?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:57 am

A couple of days ago I received a mail from Ardbeg asking for my order number so that they could "Check" it.

Yesterday they mailed again to say that they will be sending me 2 bottles sometime in the next month.

Usually, in the Ardbeg online shop the postage is adjusted to the number you buy. For this one it wasn't so I await to see exactly how much they charge.
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Postby misa » Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:06 pm

Received my two bottles of young ooglies about a week ago. The other one is already one third consumed. Funny thing is, I had to register again as a new member even though my username and password were correct. :shock:
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