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Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:57 pm

Totally sold out all over woodhill?
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby woodhill » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:00 pm

thats what the guy told me. I asked him if he could get one in from another branch and he said if there was any he would have long got it in as its been really popular.

he did however tell me that they are getting the new 27yr old for only £500 (if thats any consolation).
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:26 pm

Oh sure, makes me feel a whole lot better!
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby adogranonthepitch » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:01 am

I know T2 at heathrow have 4 left. Nothing at T1, T2 or T4 heathrow, nothing North or South at Gatwick, nothing at Stansted.......

Never mind eh!

Pleanty more fish in the sea. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Ltollig » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:14 am

I would have loved to lay my greedy hands on this, but I guess it was not to be... :cry:
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:29 am

Unbelievable, truly unbelievable!!!!! Crazy, but there are crazies out there to buy it too I guess.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby jotter » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:36 pm

My mate has just picked up the last 2 at Heathrow terminal 4! One is winging its way to me after christmas! :thumbsup:
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:44 pm

Oh ho ho ho nice, lucky you, that's a great friend!
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby r900p » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:09 am

F*?! me, check it out on ebay £142, the seller is having a bit of a laugh with his name though.

Bonkers bonkers bonkers!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby r900p » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:13 am

Pardon me, a little rant.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:35 am

the thing is, even thought its only a 12yo and was sold at £35 a bottle, it will be very rare as at that price most will be getting drunk or given as xmas presents to whisky drinkers due to the price and the nature of the shop. its mostly folk passing through that by at duty free so not that many of the 500 bottles will end up in the hands of collectors.

the first few bottles on somthing on ebay does tend to go for more, then it tails of for a wee bit before going back up again, but only after a wee while.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:55 am

How about 449.99£ for the Ardbeg 1990 single cask on ebay we've been discussing!!! (Sorry, can't find the thread now).
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:59 am

r900p wrote:F*?! me, check it out on ebay £142, the seller is having a bit of a laugh with his name though.

Bonkers bonkers bonkers!!!!!!!!!!

Rob


Why is this bonkers? You're all raving about how much you want this; presumably there's someone out there who wants it as much as you do, to whom £142 does not seem so steep. You only say it's bonkers because it's more than you feel able to pay. There are plenty of other people in the world who would think it bonkers to spend £35 on a bottle of any alcoholic beverage.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:35 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:There are plenty of other people in the world who would think it bonkers to spend £35 on a bottle of any alcoholic beverage.


That's true, but those poor souls are either impoverished or unenlightened. I feel for them.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Aidan » Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:20 am

I sometimes question my morals when I buy an expensive whisky. There are certainly more worthy causes.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Single Malt Kommunist » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:41 pm

Aidan wrote:I sometimes question my morals when I buy an expensive whisky. There are certainly more worthy causes.


I promise not to question your morals if you care to send the bottle to my address.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Single Malt Kommunist » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:44 pm

Has anyone seen the bottle in question at Edinburgh airport WOW? If so, when was that and can you estimate how many were left?
Gee, that sounds a bit like a missing person form.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:51 pm

none left at edinburgh WOW
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby les taylor » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:56 pm

None at my house. :(

Picking up on Rob's comment. The ebay sellers name is Dram Fool. Thats irony for you.

:)
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:36 pm

Dog has a confession to make, but as always happens in these story's, the bad man is punished (although there is a happy ending :) )

A week ago when this thread came on, Dog thought, there's a killing to made here. Dog rang a a few airports, but they only had the odd botttle. However, I rang one chap at an airport who had run out of the 'aforementioned Laphroaig' a few weeks back. I said I was a whisky nut and had 'lots' of mates :wink: who would love a bottle (those mates being on ebay :roll: ). Yeah, he said I can get a some bottles, how many. I said (not wishing to be too keen, 12 bottles or even 18. The man said he would ring his boss to see what he could do. He wold even keep them for three weeks whilst I could book a flight. I rang back a few days later - as requested - yeah, but it will have to be 24 bottles he said.

I pretended to ummm and arrrr, then with the mild twisting of arm (not) I said yes. Ring me middle of week after my break and we can sort it.

Rang him a few days ago - Sorry mate unable to get the stock to said Airport as its Christmas. :evil:

I had already spent the profit in my mind - serves me right!

However, there is a good ending to the story.

If you recall, It was I who alerted the forum the the 1990 F + M Ardbeg. When I bought it, there were 95 bottles left. I resisted the temptation to buy more than two as something told me not to be greedy.

I was repaid with some excellent luck a few days ago when I managed to secure the most beautiful Ardbeg from a private collection for a full but reasonable price.

It goes to show - what comes around goes around.

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby r900p » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:42 am

... and the bottle was???

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby smsmmns » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:54 pm

Fun thread to have followed over the past week.
This bottle has gotten a few folks pretty excited! Wow. Grabbed one on way out of Heathrow. Tasted it on Dr. Whisky (http://www.drwhisky.co.uk) today.
Merry Christmas, all.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby woodhill » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:16 pm

smsmmns wrote:Fun thread to have followed over the past week.
This bottle has gotten a few folks pretty excited! Wow. Grabbed one on way out of Heathrow. Tasted it on Dr. Whisky (http://www.drwhisky.co.uk) today.
Merry Christmas, all.


Dr Whisky wrote:this release has attracted much whisky-nerd interest sparking forum discussion and debate (HERE and HERE, to cite just two).


Does that make me a Nerd?

:) :lol:

cheers enjoy your site btw.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:30 pm

well folks, i got my hands on a bottle of this today. see the one on ebay is still sitting at £142, wonder what itll finish at.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby John McGill » Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:24 am

vitara7 wrote:well folks, i got my hands on a bottle of this today. see the one on ebay is still sitting at £142, wonder what itll finish at.


It finished at £158.29
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:58 am

Thanks for updating us on the closing price John McGill, always interesting.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:58 pm

i thought when it first went on that iw as going t have to bid on it, i fell very fortunate that i was able to get the bottle from someone for shelf price.
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All this is very interesting

Postby MartinJF » Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:30 pm

All this is very interesting.

I was in the UK about 3 months ago and I had just finished my last bottle of Laphroaig 10 year old (It took me about 5 years to drink it!). As I traveled through Heathrow I decided I would treat myself to a nice Single Malt and I went into WOW. I tasted several whiskeys and as I have found in the past I gravitated towards Laphroaig and I really did not know what to choose the sales lady showed me a bottle of the 12 year old Oloroso and said that it was only available at WOW, she said it was a bit special (I could not taste it) and it was 35 pounds (much more than I usually spend) anyway I bought a bottle!

I got home and decided to sample it, it has a wonderful peaty/smoky nose and the taste matches it very well, I added a drop of water to my second glass and it was even better!

When I am sitting by my fire tonight I will have a glass. It will take me about 5 years to drink this bottle as well but I will enjoy it even more knowing that it was a rare lucky find.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:43 pm

Welcome to the forums MartinJF, and what a nice whisky to introduce yourself with. A lucky find indeed, but I'll bet you'll drink it quicker than 5 years, I'm willing to bet under a year if you hang out with us around here awhile!
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Single Malt Kommunist » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:14 pm

Im very happy to have this bottle in my hands...if anyone is passing through Glasgow WOW, there were supposedly still a few left there on Tuesday.
Good luck!

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby kildalton » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:19 pm

Ehm...By the way any tasting notes? :P
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby yangbrucey » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:22 pm

Finally opened my bottle. Definitely Laphroaig, but much gentler. I would say it's sweeter that the Quarter Cask but not as much peat, and you can taste the sherry. I was apprehensive about opening my bottle (especially with the price it's fetching on Ebay!) as I was worried it might be from a poor sherry cask with the usual rubbery, sulphury overpowering flavours.
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But I was really pleased to find there were no off-notes whatsoever. It's one of the nicest, most interesting whiskies I've tasted recently.
:P
I wonder if Laphroaig plan to bottle any more?
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby jplu2 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:03 pm

Howzit people

What a brilliant forum...have been observing for a while but have finally decided to post something.I was lucky enough to get hold of a bottle of this Laphroaig...as my Dad came back to South Africa through Heathrow on the 14th.Asked him to have a look at the WOW in Terminal 2 and amazingly was able to get one bottle at the purchase price...

Cracked it open this week and tell you what it is lovely...even the wife enjoyed some and she is not usually a whisky drinker...anyone know anything else about the bottling?How long was it matured in the sherry cask for example...

Anyway great forum and good to be here.

Cheers
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Ryguy » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:49 pm

My mouth is watering just thinking about this stuff. I LOVE Laphroaig! :shock: My congrats to the people who are lucky enough to have one of these bottles.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:17 pm

That was rather naughty of them ... I would not have thought they would have done that :o

I wonder does the Quarter Cask have it also ... can any of our Dutch or German cousins confirm from their bottles.
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