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30th Birthday Whisky?

Postby fatty4eyes » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:48 am

Hi

Just wondering if any of you whisky experts could help me out here?

I have no clue on Whisky's but its my partners 30th birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and I was hoping to get him a bottle to mark his age.

Has anyone any tips on which one I should buy him...preferably a 30 year old whisky....as far as I know he loves Islay Whisky...I'm hoping that makes sense to someone out there?

I've seen a bottle of Ardbeg on one site priced at £279...is this a good one?

Thank you so much to anyone that can save me from spending 200 quid on a bottle of dish water!!
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Postby Drrich1965 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:58 am

Laphroaig 30 is a marvel, and an Islay at that....
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Postby Wave » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:50 am

There is also a '74 (&'75) Port Ellen 30yo Signatory Cask Strength at The Whisky Exchange in London for £149.79 (pre-VAT).


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Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:56 am

...... or you could go for the Glenfarclas 30. Quite a good it is too.

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Re: 30th Birthday Whisky?

Postby Whiskana » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:18 am

fatty4eyes wrote:I've seen a bottle of Ardbeg on one site priced at £279...is this a good one?


What would that be? I bought myself, for my 30th birthday, an Ardbeg 30yo distillery bottling two years ago. It cost me 220€ (~ 150£) then... Well under 200£ still today.
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:10 am

Hi,

I would second the suggestion Laphraoig 30. A stunning whisky.

Other 30's?
Highand Park (highly rated, but I have tasted better Highland Park whiskies).

Although I have not tried them, you might want to look into these:
Brora (any bottling 2003-2006)
Talisker (this is brand new)
Lagavulin (also an Islay...and brand new as well).

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Postby kildalton » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:34 am

One might consider Lagavulin 30 y.o or as said before Laphroaig 30 but IMO the one bottled for La maison du whisky.
It's still avalaible and it's great.
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Postby bamber » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:34 pm

The whisky exchange will do an unboxed Laphroaig 30yo for £199:

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/acatal ... IG_87.html

Laphroaig themselves have it for £198 (it is free to become a friend) and it will be boxed then:

http://www.laphroaig.com/shop/show_item ... hop.whisky

I predict he will weep with joy on receiving that.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:57 pm

Hi fatty4eyes,

See the following links

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?RANDOM=NETQUOTEVAR%3ARANDOM&PAGE=SEARCH&SS=30&TB=A&PR=-1&SX=1&ACTION5=Search

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Whiskey Exchange have a Lagavullin 30yo which is was distilled in 1976 so if that is also his birth year your in luck. It's an Islay and at £220.00 far cheaper than the Ardbeg 30yo but just as impressive. Anybody would love to get that for their birthday and would be my first choice for him(2nd the Laphroaig and then the Talisker). However check to see does he have any bottlings of any of the mentioned whiskies if so it's a safe bet to go for the older 30yo version and surely that will be one that will delight him.

also check

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000030563

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A Talisker 30 yo bottled in 2006 which may of been distilled in 1976. And at £160.00 a steal :wink:


Both are also in https://www.lfw.co.uk/main.html a few quid cheaper.


http://www.whisky.fr/index_2.php?partie=&rub=9999&id=606&page=1&prod_id=8339

La Maison Du Whisky have the Laphroaig @ 329.00 Euro which is circa £220.00

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Go through all these sites andsee for your self.

The big 3 Islay distilleries to look at would be Ardbeg Laphroaig & Lagavulin.

you also have Coal Ila (which has been compared to Ardbeg) Bowmore & Bruichladdich to chose from for Smokey Peaty drams but the second 2 who have less peat and smoke.

Also Talisker and Brora are 2 peated non Islay whiskies worth Considering.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:24 pm

I'm aware of the fact that 30-40 years ago most distilleries used peat to dry and arrest the growth of thier malt but - why does every 30 year old single malt suggested in here (and most otherthreads) have to be from a distillery producing peatmonsters? Whatever happened to old Macallans et such?

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Re: 30th Birthday Whisky?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:54 pm

Christian,

fatty4eyes wrote:Has anyone any tips on which one I should buy him...preferably a 30 year old whisky....as far as I know he loves Islay Whisky...I'm hoping that makes sense to someone out there?


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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:55 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:I'm aware of the fact that 30-40 years ago most distilleries used peat to dry and arrest the growth of thier malt but - why does every 30 year old single malt suggested in here (and most otherthreads) have to be from a distillery producing peatmonsters? Whatever happened to old Macallans et such?

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Cause in this case the lucky man in question has a preference for 'Islay' whiskies.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:31 pm

Ah, you both have a point I guess. Maybe I should read more carefully next time :)
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