Newbie wrote: know age isn't an indication of whether a whisky will be good or not, but to me this just seems like the distilleries' are trying to make a better margin and to improve their cashflow.
DanAir wrote:Newbie wrote: know age isn't an indication of whether a whisky will be good or not, but to me this just seems like the distilleries' are trying to make a better margin and to improve their cashflow.
And so they should, today's cashflow is tomorrow's Laphroaig 40.
There's more to a whisky's value than its age and for my money the fact that it's one off, limited release is worth a bit. Couple this with the romance of Feis Ile and the fact that it does have some special 17 yr old in it makes it worth the price in my view (obviously said without having tasted it).
Put another way, think of how much they would have had to charge to release the two casks of 17 on their own. They could have achieved the same cashflow but I'm certain that wouldd have pushed it out of my price range. This way they've made it accessible to a wider audience and I reckon that's got to be a good thing.
Nick Brown wrote:DanAir - you've fallen for it. The 17yo is irrelevant - please don't validate this myth. It is less than 4% of the stuff in the bottle.
Nick Brown wrote:It's not special - it was deemed unfit for the regular 17yo.
Nick Brown wrote:the hyping of the age of the oldest whisky in the blend is criminal.
Nick Brown wrote:I wish I had spectacles that were as rose tinted as some people on this forum.
Newbie wrote:Obviously any company would like more margin and cashflow but I doubt they'll use this extra bit they're making to make a Laphroaig 40 any cheaper (infact the older expressions of Laphroaig are getting very expensive)!
Newbie wrote:Whisky is expensive enough but I don't want to see it go the way of the cognac market where you have to spend vast amounts to get anything decent.
objetti wrote:I actually posted some early tasting notes of mine in the movie thread at the bar
DanAir wrote:objetti wrote:I actually posted some early tasting notes of mine in the movie thread at the bar
Thanks for the notes. (Here if anyone's interested). When did you order your bottle?
DanAir wrote:I wasn't being completely serious I was only pointing out that it's isn't detrimental to us that the distillery is being run as a business.
Newbie wrote:Someone mentioned that this is a vatting of 13, 15 & 17 year old whisky. Has the quarter cask whisky been around that long?
butephoto wrote:Oh, and comparisons with standard bottlings are irrelevant, price-wise, as it costs much more to label and promote a limited release.
samuelkarlsson wrote:hi to everyone!
i just want to mention that hicks says in the "laphroaig live online tasting" that the quarter cask is up to 11yo...
the letter from laphroaig about cairdeas says that it contains two barrels of excaptional 17yo and that the rest is "overaged" laphroaig qc...
anyways i thought it was really good. so far i havent tasted a laphroaig OB that i didnt like and i look at this yeaars feis ile, the cairdeas as yet another expression of (good tasting) laphroaig...
just tell me if you want my tasting notes of the cairdeas and iÂ´ll put them up.
slainthe, your friend in sweden, sam.
Willie JJ wrote:Nice Stuart. You do know that you're just winding up those that are waiting for a Corryvreckan don't you?
Willie JJ wrote:How is it that people aren't getting in such a frezy about the arrival of the Cairdeas?