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Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:43 pm

Maybe this belongs in the news section but nevertheless, this is good news :thumbsup:
Finally, after the limited releases of Very Young, Still Young, Almost There, and the other whiskies leading up to a 10 year old Ardbeg distilled-and bottled-by the current owners, our wait is over.

Ardbeg will be releasing, in equally limited quantities, a 10 year old (definitely there!) cask strength Ardbeg in the very near future, which they're calling Renaissance.


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http://blog.maltadvocate.com/2008/01/23 ... t-559-abv/
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:46 pm

Wow, fantastic, finally!! When??? Off to read the link, thanks Mr Fjeld!!!!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:52 pm

Gosh, is that the first word of it?? No announcement from Ardbeg yet?? I'm off to do a bit of research....
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby r900p » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:06 pm

Out in June, worldwide release.

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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:07 pm

Now that the rabit is out of the hat I suspect it won't be too long before they release some official news I suppose?
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:08 pm

r900p wrote:Out in June, worldwide release.

Rob

Wow, so soon! That's great :thumbsup: I only hope it will be released in Norway too!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:23 pm

I'm sure it will come to Norway, would be surprised if it didn't since they brought in the previous, along with some other special Ardbegs recently.
Looking forward to it too!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Newbie » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:43 pm

Hmm hopefully it'll be priced the same as Still Young & Almost There!!! Because £30 for a cask strength Ardbeg is fantastic value.

Somehow with the 10 year old being £28 RRP I doubt it...

I wonder when the new regular 10 year old is coming?? Do you think they'll change the packaging or will it remain the same?
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby corbuso » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:07 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:Maybe this belongs in the news section but nevertheless, this is good news :thumbsup:
Finally, after the limited releases of Very Young, Still Young, Almost There, and the other whiskies leading up to a 10 year old Ardbeg distilled-and bottled-by the current owners, our wait is over.

Ardbeg will be releasing, in equally limited quantities, a 10 year old (definitely there!) cask strength Ardbeg in the very near future, which they're calling Renaissance.


Source:
http://blog.maltadvocate.com/2008/01/23 ... t-559-abv/


Okay, so official release for the Feis Ile 2008.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:44 pm

It would be nice of them if they did release this one like the others previous, and then have a standard 10y bottling also. I'd think they'd spruce up the packaging a bit, make it new, not that there is anything wrong with the old, but since it's "new" whisky, they'll probably want to show that off. Guess we'll have to wait and see....
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby r900p » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:23 pm

I know somewhere that has the ten for £22, they've bought loads in due to them forseeing stocks flying out, no wonder at that price, however i didn't get any, maybe i should have - never mind.

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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby les taylor » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:33 pm

r900p wrote:I know somewhere that has the ten for £22, they've bought loads in due to them forseeing stocks flying out, no wonder at that price, however i didn't get any, maybe i should have - never mind.

Rob



Rob I think you should have a couple of bottles of the old Ten stashed away. If nothing else to make a comparison with the new. When the stock of the old ten is gone that will be it. Actually I think it's still in tesco for just under £20.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby r900p » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:57 pm

:shock: I don't have Tesco near me. Under 20 is insane!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby woodhill » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:10 am

I'm in stock still at £13.49
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby woodhill » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:38 am

lawschooldrunk wrote:are the "younger" versions still available on the market (US?) and what are the prices like?


You may get them on eBay
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Zarathustra » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:08 am

I got the "almost there" at the Park Avenue Liquor Store in NYC for $110... a bit pricy compared to cost across the pond, but not bad compared to eBay....
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby lohssanami » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:40 am

I missed out on all of the younger versions. I hope the Renaissance comes to US!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby r900p » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:59 am

Does anyone know if Ardbeg will be bringing anything out other than the renaissance and ten?

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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby woodhill » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:08 pm

Collector57 wrote:
woodhill wrote:I'm in stock still at £13.49

:shock: :shock: :shock: WHERE??? :shock: :shock: :shock:



Sainsburys in Calais about 6 Months ago. I noticed the price offer on their website before I went and reserved a box. Lucky I did becuase when I got there there was none in the shop besides for my reservation.
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Postby Leither » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:36 pm

Woodhill - that must one of the best deals ever, good for you :thumbsup:

I believe also that Tesco in Calais, again you can check online, has some deals but they used to be much, much better.

Talking of booze cruises I often see Scandinavian cruise ships berthing here for a few days on a similar whisky raid! Can't blame them.

Meanwhile I am stocking up on the current Ardbeg Ten (cheers Tesco :thumbsup: ) as the new release will be a new price, of that I have no doubt.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby r900p » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:24 pm

Maybe we shoudl form our own forum shop, if we could buy in such bulk imagine the money we'd save, could get commission too - or not.

I wonder if whisky mag would put bottles on their shop , Matt?

Rob

Ps isn;t whisky mag having a birthday soon, any exclusive bottlings? :wink:
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:35 pm

I can't remember where I heard it but some time ago someone from Glenmorangie Plc said there would be no shortage on the old Ten. That was before the LVMH group bought Glenmorangie so one can only speculate about their plans? Maybe they'll age the stocks further instead? Anyway, there is so much Ten around that it should be plenty for everyone for a long time - albeit not at the prices mentioned above perhaps.

Also, the Renaissance would strictly speaking only be comparable with the Ardbeg Mhor since they're both cask strength, right? So when will the new Ten at 46% be available?
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby les taylor » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:50 pm

I don't know when the new Ten will be out. But going backwards on the the releases of almost there, still silly and very silly. I reckon it has to be in the spring.


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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:53 pm

les taylor wrote:I don't know when the new Ten will be out. But going backwards on the the releases of almost there, still silly and very silly. I reckon it has to be in the spring.


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I was very disappointed with the still silly and very silly eventhough the Nearly there was not bad.... not overly fussed about Ardbeg in the first place so I'm not going to get too excited about the new releases :sleep:
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:39 pm

To Quote Mickey on his last visit to the SOI Chatroom....
"Good Things Come to those that Wait......"
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:43 pm

Don't think much of the new name , something like "We're There!" or "All Our Own Work!" would have been better .
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:56 pm

Or even 'New Ardbeg 10'
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:21 pm

I have to agree with that. They could have gone for another name. At least something which fits with the line of the previous ones as Gordon mentions. I'm really looking forward to it though as I absolutely loved the Very Young and Almost There - the latter one which is fantastic!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby mikeymad » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:31 pm

I would like them to put out a regular 10yo CS and the standard 10yo. Not just a special release CS.

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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby lohssanami » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:43 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Don't think much of the new name , something like "We're There!" or "All Our Own Work!" would have been better .


I agree! Or maybe "About Time" or "Coming of Age". :P
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:34 am

I really enjoyed "almost there" too. Have a bottle Still Unopened... i must say, Ardbeg new releases get my attention probably more than any other distillery, and they don't disappoint! (unlike Macallans' FO series) Uigeadal was another eagerly awaited triumph when it first appeared.

"Renaissance" ain't a bad name, except that the Ardbeg "Renaissance" was already some years ago...

They should call it something like "Ardbeg Aboot Bloody Time!" or "Ardbeg In Yer Face!"
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby parvus » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:06 am

It'll be interesting to see the price and availability of this - any word yet on a worldwide release or will it be limited to their website?

I hope it is not the latter, I don't imagine it'll be a pretty price, that's for sure. In any case, I look forward to doing the VY > SY > AT > RA flight.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Ganga » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:52 am

Somehow, methinks the US is going to get screwed again on the Ardies.

As for a name, how about Dawn - as in the Dawn of a new age. :D I know, Bowmore put out a Dawn.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby lohssanami » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:23 am

John Hansell Says:

January 24th, 2008 at 11:21 pm
Sorry I wasn't clear in this. No, this whisky will not see the USA.


It appears Ardbeg is screwing us on this expression. I guess he doesn't like the value of the dollar, but it won't stop me from drinking Ardbeg. Bastards!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:00 pm

lohssanami wrote:It appears Ardbeg is screwing us on this expression.

A brave statement from someone called Lohssanami
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