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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

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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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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby corbuso » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:17 am

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.


The Longrows distilled before the 1990s are highly collectible and fetching high prices. It was excellent stuff and difficult to find. The Longrow 18 YO is in the same league as those old ones and the 18 YO has been sold out in UK within hours. Springbank does not make a simultaneous worldwide distribution, so the UK allocation is already sold out, but many other Europeans countries have not yet been delivered (or the retailers).

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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:48 pm

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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:58 pm

Only two left ......


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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:54 pm

adogranonthepitch wrote:Some for sale here ..................

http://www.lazouch.co.uk/drinkshop/product.asp?intProdID=940

I see they're looking for £107.50 for it. The bottle's only a couple of weeks old and the shops are profiteering already. It's a pity its not that brilliant. Lawrence's 'very nice' just about sums it up.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:07 am

Willie JJ wrote:
adogranonthepitch wrote:Some for sale here ..................

http://www.lazouch.co.uk/drinkshop/product.asp?intProdID=940

I see they're looking for £107.50 for it. The bottle's only a couple of weeks old and the shops are profiteering already. It's a pity its not that brilliant. Lawrence's 'very nice' just about sums it up.


Dont be too hard on him ... he gets most of his stuff through G + M, so there would be their mark up in between.

I heard (but not verified) Sukinder put the price up of his to £100 and still sold them.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby mrbump » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:31 pm

I picked one of these up last week from Cadenheads, does anyone think it's worth opening yet?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Lawrence » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:35 am

mrbump wrote:I picked one of these up last week from Cadenheads, does anyone think it's worth opening yet?



I opened mine and am enjoying it.....
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sun May 04, 2008 9:45 pm

I wish I had bought one :roll:
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 09, 2008 10:25 am

Utter hype. This isn't difficult to find in-store.
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Di Blasi » Fri May 09, 2008 11:21 am

Thanks for the info and reminder Christopher!
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 09, 2008 11:32 am

Who's Christopher? Not me!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby martin grant » Fri May 09, 2008 11:49 am

Christopher's a dog
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon May 12, 2008 9:45 am

martin grant wrote:Christopher's a dog


woof!
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon May 12, 2008 12:29 pm

Has anyone noticed on every Longrow 18yo - on the top of the main label - there is a scuff mark - and it is on every one ..

wonder why?
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Willie JJ » Mon May 12, 2008 12:47 pm

Must be to protect against fakery :wink:
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby enzot » Mon May 12, 2008 3:52 pm

I can tell you Dog.I bought one of these and the top of front label rubs against the inside of the box when closed removing the blue ink along the top of the label.

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