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Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:00 pm

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

A brave statement from someone called Lohssanami


Ha ha, good one there!!!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Zarathustra » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:09 pm

I was told at the Park Ave Liquor store that this expression would not be coming to the US. Pity.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:13 am

Just got back from "Whisky Live". What fun! never been before...had a great deal of trouble getting rid of my vouchers. the tally stands at 7 free samples...and two voucher samples!!

...and , yes, i was poured, from a medicine bottle with a white label, a sample of "Renaissance" by none other than "Mr. Glenmorangie" , Bill Lumsden!

Of COURSE I enjoyed it you idiot!

Very different, esp. in the nose, to the current 10 YO(of which I have 2 bottles stashed)but nonetheless distinctly Ardbeg. you know something's afoot whan you find yourself hurrying through a new CS Glenmo to get to the Ardbeg!!

Tried a lot of great whiskies, including a second freebie of Yamazaki 18 YO, the first blind, as it was procured for me by Barry, my self-appointed guide(I'm new to WL). Highly recommended...like the best of Springbank and HP rolled into one!

I must say the folks at Glenmo/Ardbeg are most generous! One only had to ask...

I followed the Renaissance with a Uigeadal. Personally, i love the added sherry. gives Ardbeg a lovely twist.

but you won't be disappointed.

Has anyone ever been with this distillery?

Final analysis - "Renaissance"- another exceptional whisky on its way to a store near you!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby les taylor » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:09 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Just got back from "Whisky Live". What fun! never been before...had a great deal of trouble getting rid of my vouchers. the tally stands at 7 free samples...and two voucher samples!!

...and , yes, i was poured, from a medicine bottle with a white label, a sample of "Renaissance" by none other than "Mr. Glenmorangie" , Bill Lumsden!

Of COURSE I enjoyed it you idiot!

Very different, esp. in the nose, to the current 10 YO(of which I have 2 bottles stashed)but nonetheless distinctly Ardbeg. you know something's afoot whan you find yourself hurrying through a new CS Glenmo to get to the Ardbeg!!

Tried a lot of great whiskies, including a second freebie of Yamazaki 18 YO, the first blind, as it was procured for me by Barry, my self-appointed guide(I'm new to WL). Highly recommended...like the best of Springbank and HP rolled into one!

I must say the folks at Glenmo/Ardbeg are most generous! One only had to ask...

I followed the Renaissance with a Uigeadal. Personally, i love the added sherry. gives Ardbeg a lovely twist.

but you won't be disappointed.

Has anyone ever been with this distillery?

Final analysis - "Renaissance"- another exceptional whisky on its way to a store near you!



RB I thought you were going to go on saturday! Glad you enjoyed it. :)
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:23 pm

Well, if they were going to get Very silly, or even almost Silly, they could have called it...Stupidity!!

(...or sticking to the "arty" idea, "Pre-Raphaelite...")
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby jimidrammer » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:16 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:

Very different, esp. in the nose, to the current 10 YO(of which I have 2 bottles stashed)but nonetheless distinctly Ardbeg. you know something's afoot whan you find yourself hurrying through a new CS Glenmo to get to the Ardbeg!!


Do tell more about this. First I've heard about a C/S Glenmorangie coming to market. Any details?
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby lohssanami » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:23 am

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

A brave statement from someone called Lohssanami


Touche! I'm glad we don't share last names, as it would really be fitting for me. :P
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby les taylor » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:59 am

We had the renaissance on saturday. Wow this is going to fly off the shelves. A cask strength new ten year old only available for a short period of time to celebrate the new ten. This is a belter I didn't drink up all my samples but this one I did. Its fantastic. :thumbsup:
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby RufusA » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:25 am

Also tried the Renaissance at WL, and third the comments. As it was towards the end of the Friday my palete wasn't as fresh as it could be! Definitely one to buy, provided they remember to put it in a sensible sized bottle at a sensible price!

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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby RufusA » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:34 am

jimidrammer wrote:Do tell more about this. First I've heard about a C/S Glenmorangie coming to market. Any details?


Not sure if there are any details as yet, probably still with marketing peeps!

Bill bought a bottle of cheeky C/S Glenmo along to his masterclass. A very strange colour which may give clues to its cask. Apologies for quality of the photo. He did suggest that they may be releasing something based on it in due course!

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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby jimidrammer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:54 am

62.7% abv!!! I'd be a bit blurry, too. 8)
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:12 am

The Glenmo Bill regaled me with was, if i recall, 55% -ish, and had a funny name like "Pulsar" or "Rasta" or "Pullman" or something vaguely regal...

Trouble was, it was my first dram of the night so I didn't really have time to acclimatise to the high ABV before the Renaissance was offered(from a similar medicine bottle - how appropriate!). "Well it IS medicine" I said to Bill, who was sort of apologising for the character of the bottle!

i had to kinda swallow the Glenmo in a hurry so as not to miss the promise of an impending Ardbeg. who wouldn't??? IWBVVRNT!!


The nose got me...but i have to admit, following that with a drop of Oogie was a step up for me(I'm a sucker for sherry, but it always surprises me in an Islay...)

...and all of this was just a precursor to my self appointed guide hustling me over to OMC, and the delightful Mr. Fred Laing(kilted and tanned - or is that the colour of a true whisky drinker?)for my first ever taste of...Port Ellen!!

At last!! thanks guys - I'm honoured!

OMC currently have a 25 YO PE and deserve to sell a few bottles. I remember it as "Islay but different...delicate like my SMWS Caol Ila , but with a bit of licorice, orange, and... cabbage!! Fascinating...
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:14 am

Please, please, please...keep us updated when the Renaissance hits the shelves in the UK as I will most likely have to order it online.

Limited + small supply + no US release = bad news for me!

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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby les taylor » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:12 am

lohssanami wrote:Please, please, please...keep us updated when the Renaissance hits the shelves in the UK as I will most likely have to order it online.

Limited + small supply + no US release = bad news for me!

:headbang:


emigrating is the answer. :wink:
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Newbie » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:05 pm

les taylor wrote:emigrating is the answer. :wink:


Would you emigrate from San Jose to the sunny UK :P
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby les taylor » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:21 pm

Newbie wrote:
les taylor wrote:emigrating is the answer. :wink:


Would you emigrate from San Jose to the sunny UK :P



Oh Yea there is so much to offer here. 8)
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Newbie » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:40 pm

Earthquakes, floods and the Beckhams :wink:

At least we get the good whisky!






(oh the Beckhams have emigrated to LA......)
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:53 pm

Yes, I keep expecting to run into them at the local whisky tastings. :roll:
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby suffolkwhisky » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:04 pm

This is a very good whisky.

Due to be out in June with the official launch at Feis Isle.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:19 pm

Newbie wrote:
les taylor wrote:emigrating is the answer. :wink:


Would you emigrate from San Jose to the sunny UK :P


I would emigrate anywhere a job would take me, if it paid the same or more as now. I wouldn't mind checking out the UK or Europe for a while. Pros and cons on both sides of the pond, I guess!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:57 pm

suffolkwhisky wrote:This is a very good whisky.

Due to be out in June with the official launch at Feis Isle.


Have you tasted it already?? I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby lohssanami » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:34 am

Ok...I think it's time we start guessing the price that will accompany the Renaissance on it's debut.

Considering the Beist is £45.99 w/VAT, and Oogie is £39.99 w/VAT, combined with the anticipation of the whole VY > SY > AT > Renaissance flight and the "limited" (another thread around here about that word) quantity. Not to mention the high prices I've seen lately on new releases, I would say the Renaissance would land anywhere between £49.99-£59.99 w/VAT.

Who knows where the price will be? For Christ's sake, look at PC5, PC6, and soon to be PC7 (which no doubt will be in the £60+ range).

Oh well, I'll get one at that price, but no more...
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby suffolkwhisky » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:52 am

[quote="Di Blasi"][quote="suffolkwhisky"]This is a very good whisky.

Due to be out in June with the official launch at Feis Isle.[/quote]

Have you tasted it already?? I'm looking forward to it.[/quote]

Yes I have. First impressions are that it is the best of the series (VY, SY etc.) - richer and fuller.

In terms of price it will sell at £33 from Ardbeg (but who knows what from ebay!) - which seeing as it is cask strength probably makes it better value than JWR (see that other thread).
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Newbie » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:05 pm

It will retail for £33! You sure?
If so its a bargin I can't wait for this!

(Actually we shouldn't go around saying its a bargin, they might see this and put the price up)!
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby suffolkwhisky » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:10 pm

That's what Bill Lumsden said at WL £33 is at least consistent with the rest of the series.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:24 pm

Newbie wrote:It will retail for £33! You sure?
If so its a bargin I can't wait for this!

(Actually we shouldn't go around saying its a bargin, they might see this and put the price up)!

It's about right Newbie. The Very Young, Still Young and Almost There were all around £30.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby les taylor » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:58 pm

As I was sipping it last saturday Dr Bill said it will Be £33. :)
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby suffolkwhisky » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:48 pm

Les where were you sat?! I was right at the front.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby woodhill » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:53 pm

He's the wisened-looking bottle-loaded bloke with 15 tall mates apparently.


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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby les taylor » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:35 pm

suffolkwhisky wrote:Les where were you sat?! I was right at the front.


I was on the back table between my brother and the Glenmorangie Sensory Whisky Creator. Who was really interesting with lots of little insights during the tasting and we had a nice chat with after. SW sorry I missed you. You shouldn't just ignore the one that looks like Yoda. :)
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby lohssanami » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:24 am

Good...at least it won't go the way of some other distilleries and be nuts from the start.
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"New TEN"

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:50 pm

I've never seen anything anywhere indicating that Ardbeg intend to release a "new TEN", except in the runaway speculations of forum posters. Can anyone provide a solid citation?
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Re: "New TEN"

Postby les taylor » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:24 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:I've never seen anything anywhere indicating that Ardbeg intend to release a "new TEN", except in the runaway speculations of forum posters. Can anyone provide a solid citation?


I saw Dr Bill's lips move and heard the words come out at Whisky live London. Did it for me.
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:52 pm

That would do it for me. And even if I hadn't seen that, I would use my best judgement and think Ardbeg would probaby want to repackage and make a special release of the newly bottled and released Ten year old. :iwbrnt:
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Re: Ardbeg Renaissance, at 55.9% ABV

Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:29 pm

Good news indeed Les! :thumbsup:
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