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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:45 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:I can understand you UK members feel it's a little excessive for an 18yo but here in Norway we pay for example over GBP 70,- for a bottle of Uigeadail or the Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist. So if the Longrow 18 is very limited and highly praised I'd still be interested.....I reckon?


I have to agree with my neighbor. Since it's such a special bottle, I'm sure that will skyrocket in price quick, I'd love a bottle, also because I really enjoy Longrow. So I'd enjoy drinking it even more. But I'd like to be it in the US when I've over in a week, but won't get to. I have a feeling it will be quite pricey when it gets here, as the Longrow 10y 1996 is 790kr, the 10y 100 proof is 850kr, and the 14y is 979.10kr. Divide those numbers by the current 9.90£ exchange and tell me who's paying too much.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby enzot » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:33 pm

I've just read through all the posts for the Longrow 18 Y.O today.....quick I need an aspirin and a good lye down!
The whisky world seems to be going the same way as the fine wine world has been for years.A limited edition whisky gets a good write up by a respected critic and boom the whisky becomes very sought after and prices go up..up ..up !It's only natural some are sold on the secondary market for a profit.

Just my humble opinion
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:46 pm

That's a good point Enzo (if you have a son you could call him Dino :) ) .
"Serge Parker" - I have the highest respect for that guy. Luckily his high raters are often the very old whiskies so that might mean my preference for younger whiskies will stay relatively inexpensive.......
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:28 pm

Has anyone tried it yet?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:32 pm

adogranonthepitch wrote:Has anyone tried it yet?

Are you taking the piss? You've been trying to get the shelves cleared of the stuff by speculators - are are you trying to find out whether you've missed any?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:49 pm

I'm wondering too how it is? The reviews are fantastic, as expected, but is it really so good? Worth getting a bottle or 2 if you can find it??
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby jplu2 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:59 pm

Here we go again...I reckon...

Mine should be arriving on Friday...when the wife and son finally comes back from the UK...after 6 weeks...going to be a busy weekend :wink: ... but will let you know when I taste it...
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby jplu2 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:00 pm

No edit button!

'come back'
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:13 pm

I was asking if anyone had tried it.

Nothing more or nothing less
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby jplu2 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:16 pm

I'll let you know on Friday/Sat ... if noone else does before then...

Can't wait really...particularly after all the hype
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby jplu2 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:17 pm

Thanks for the help by the way...
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Lawrence » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:08 pm

I opened mine last night, it's very nice.

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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:08 pm

Worth picking up a bottle then?? If possible!
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:58 pm

Seems like this guy hoovered them up:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0217281240
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:06 pm

jmrl wrote:I see he is claiming it is sold out. How does he know?

how can he send alcohol to the USA?

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In terms of the first question .. that is supersition .. I know where you can still buy it.

The second question .. you can send it ... anyone can .. it depends if it gets caught by customes in the USA.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:10 pm

adogranonthepitch wrote:
In terms of the first question .. that is supersition .. I know where you can still buy it.



Belt snapped on the Hoover Dog ?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:29 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
adogranonthepitch wrote:
In terms of the first question .. that is supersition .. I know where you can still buy it.



Belt snapped on the Hoover Dog ?


No mate the belt is as tight as tight thing that is rather tight because it has had to tighten its belt!

I wont say anymore because I dont want to continue to pour petrol on the fire.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:34 pm

:)
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby les taylor » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:10 pm

3 available @ £200 a go. Any takers?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:32 pm

Industrial?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Aidan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:35 pm

Is this bottle not going to go on general release?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:41 pm

one off release .... 2200 ish bottles for the world.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Aidan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:07 pm

Thanks for the info.

Are they going to have a different Longrow 18 for general release, then?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby les taylor » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:15 pm

Aidan wrote:Thanks for the info.

Are they going to have a different Longrow 18 for general release, then?



Aidan I think that was the release.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Aidan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:22 pm

Thanks Les

That's disappointing. I had heard that they were going to do a more genera release, but that is probably not the case. Still, they must have lots of whisky around that age, no?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby John McGill » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:36 pm

Aidan wrote:That's disappointing. I had heard that they were going to do a more genera release, but that is probably not the case. Still, they must have lots of whisky around that age, no?


From the Springbank forum:

"Sorry to disappoint you all again but the Longrow 18 will not be a permanent part of our range at any time in the near future. We intend to bottle some more in 2011 but it will again be a very small quantity. Unfortunately we just do not have enough stock of Longrow to be able to bottle CV, 10 year old and 14 year old and still keep enough to bottle an 18 year old as well."
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Aidan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:16 pm

John McGill wrote:
Aidan wrote:That's disappointing. I had heard that they were going to do a more genera release, but that is probably not the case. Still, they must have lots of whisky around that age, no?


From the Springbank forum:

"Sorry to disappoint you all again but the Longrow 18 will not be a permanent part of our range at any time in the near future. We intend to bottle some more in 2011 but it will again be a very small quantity. Unfortunately we just do not have enough stock of Longrow to be able to bottle CV, 10 year old and 14 year old and still keep enough to bottle an 18 year old as well."


Thanks John. That clears that up (for me).
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby John McGill » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:50 pm

butephoto wrote:Seems like this guy hoovered them up:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0217281240


He received two offers, one at £170 and one at £175 - both rejected :roll:
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby jplu2 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:09 pm

Bet he wishes he had accepted the £170 and £175 now...back on at a lower price...maybe not as collectible as we all thought!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rare-Longrow-18-y ... dZViewItem
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:03 pm

I don't see why it should be particularly collectible. Longrow never has been collectible so far, the presentation is nothing special, it is a second label for the Springbank distillery and at £80 for a bottle of 18yo it looked overpriced to start with.

I still contend that the "run" on this bottling was orchestrated to make it appear underpriced with a view to making a fast buck.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Calliope » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:28 pm

Nick Brown wrote: I still contend that the "run" on this bottling was orchestrated to make it appear underpriced with a view to making a fast buck.
As far as I know fraudulent business practices are just as indictable with whisky as with any other commodity. Actively trying to convince people that there will be a run on something you have a financial interest in, and talking up its value or rarity, is a form of market manipulation known as 'ramping' and people have been jailed for it.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby fishboy » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:24 pm

Nick Brown wrote:Longrow never has been collectible so far

?

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-3081.aspx

I'd certainly like one of these in my collection if you're buying :lol:
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:18 pm

Never seen this whisky before. It's hardly the stuff of legends, is it? They haven't even bothered to describe it on their website.

I've seen a Glenturret for five figures - still doesn't mean it is very collectible.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:39 pm

Nick Brown wrote:I don't see why it should be particularly collectible. Longrow never has been collectible so far, the presentation is nothing special, it is a second label for the Springbank distillery and at £80 for a bottle of 18yo it looked overpriced to start with.

I still contend that the "run" on this bottling was orchestrated to make it appear underpriced with a view to making a fast buck.


This bottle was not neither cheap nor expensive. It was the price the distillery decided it considered was fair.

There were 540 bottles availble for the UK market.

A one off bottling would always sell well.

All I did was highlight to fellow whiskyforum members MY opinion that this bottle needed buying... OK ... the 'hoovering' phrase was a bit tounge in cheek. But come on boys and girls .. to say a few comments on a website will effect the whisky market that to be frank is only visited by 30 or 40 whisky anoracks is .. derisery.

The Springbank 21 yo that was released 3 years ago still only sells for the release price of c.£150.

All i was doing was telling my mates that this bottle needed serious consideration.

A fat overweight Bank Manager from the East Midlands of England who has more toes on one foot than the number of bottles he has bought and paid for of Longrow 18, really isnt going to effect the price of a bottle on ebay.

Now I will admit, much to somes' dissapointment, I will sometimes buy a few extra bottles of something with the knowledge it will increase in the value in the future. But we are talking a handful (two or three) (bar the two cases of Cadenheads Ardbeg)

I always (except when wife wanted a patio Hardwood table) invest it abck into whisky.

If some people dont like that .. so be it..
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby fishboy » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:53 am

Nick Brown wrote:Never seen this whisky before. It's hardly the stuff of legends, is it? They haven't even bothered to describe it on their website.

I've seen a Glenturret for five figures - still doesn't mean it is very collectible.



Clearly, if you haven't seen a particular bottling it can't be important.
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