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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 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

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sun May 04, 2008 1:04 pm

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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby les taylor » Sun May 04, 2008 4:49 pm

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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 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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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby les taylor » Tue May 20, 2008 8:43 am

Here you are Nick you can get a new box here. Bottle included. :)



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/longrow-18yr-old- ... dZViewItem
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby Lawrence » Tue May 20, 2008 7:30 pm

les taylor wrote:Here you are Nick you can get a new box here. Bottle included. :)



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/longrow-18yr-old- ... dZViewItem



Why don't you phone Springbank and ask them if they have a spare box for sale????????
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby adogranonthepitch » Tue May 20, 2008 9:03 pm

hooooooooooooooooooooooooooovers ready :thumbsup:
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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby recordmeister » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:37 pm

Just picked up a bottle of this for list price ina shop in London. I tell a lie, I actually traded a bottle of something else of the same value for it as I have been wiped out by my trip to Islay! We had a dram of the Longrow 18 while we were there as a friend kindly opened his bottle. He told us they still had it in one of the shops on the island for £90, but when we got the next day they had just sold the last bottle.

I shlept around the obvious places in London yesterday and found a place with 2 bottles left, at just over £90 a bottle. Didn't have the money but they took the exchange, which was good of them (I think the bottle they took will take a slightly lower rise in value, but still a good one none-the-less, and it was a bottle that I had returned with 2 of from Islay). I was pleased with the swap.

This is an awesome whisky. I see whiskyfun give it 5 stars, and quite right. An excellent dram.

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Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

Postby jmrl » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:43 am

Your welcome to my empty box

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