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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby les taylor » Wed May 14, 2008 10:03 am

Willie JJ wrote:How is it that people aren't getting in such a frezy about the arrival of the Cairdeas?



Willie we've all had a practice with the Corryvreckan and we are cool about it now. Image
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 10:05 am

Not sure Willie. Possibly because there's no mention of which order numbers are getting processed when with the Laphroaig bottling. Or maybe because this bottling isn't nearly as popular as the Corryvreckan. Or perhaps because it's not limited to one bottle per person, so people aren't in a rush as much to order one.

Or maybe because the Friends of Laphroaig are a more patient bunch than those of Ardbeg :P

To be fair though, it is frustrating waiting for a bottle when you have no idea of delivery. I now have the option of doing something meaningful with my week off next week, instead of sitting at home awaiting the delivery man to drop it off, or going out anyway and feeling paranoid he'll call when I'm not in.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby adogranonthepitch » Wed May 14, 2008 10:06 am

I know I will doing when it arrives ..Image
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby les taylor » Wed May 14, 2008 10:08 am

adogranonthepitch wrote:I know I will doing when it arrives ..Image



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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Willie JJ » Wed May 14, 2008 10:09 am

Stuart if he comes and you are not there he will leave a card so you can pick it up later. He's not going to run off with it. :)
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 10:20 am

Willie JJ wrote:Stuart if he comes and you are not there he will leave a card so you can pick it up later. He's not going to run off with it. :)


He can't do now anyway, I've got it! :mrgreen:

Yes, I know they leave a card (well, usually), but it's the feeling of having to wait some more that really grates, and the ever-present paranoia of missing it a second time, then having to wait some more... guess I'm pretty impatient really :oops:
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Willie JJ » Wed May 14, 2008 10:28 am

Wow! Good morning. Simultaneous delivery of Cairdeas and Corryvreckan. Lucky blighter. :)
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby r900p » Wed May 14, 2008 11:47 am

Willie JJ wrote:Wow! Good morning. Simultaneous delivery of Cairdeas and Corryvreckan. Lucky blighter. :)


Now where is the smiley with the middle finger :lol:

May be Laph will arrive first.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed May 14, 2008 11:53 am

I didn't buy any of this - the Vax is in the repair shop.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Mccandless1 » Wed May 14, 2008 12:43 pm

Damn..when will mine arrive. Btw what courier do they use? Knowing my luck it will be a buncg of fools who's depot will be miles from where i live. Tis an exiting time though....the waiting bit that is.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Newbie » Wed May 14, 2008 3:57 pm

I share Stuart feelings about expecting a parcel, I get quite anxious when I am expecting something and it doesn't arrive. Its also a pain to trek to the depot to fetch it.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Jimmy321 » Wed May 14, 2008 4:07 pm

I expect that this one will come soon, i placed my order a week ago and my card was charged instantly.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed May 14, 2008 4:10 pm

Newbie wrote:I share Stuart feelings about expecting a parcel, I get quite anxious when I am expecting something and it doesn't arrive. Its also a pain to trek to the depot to fetch it.


This is exactly why I get everything sent to my work now.

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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 5:38 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Wow! Good morning. Simultaneous delivery of Cairdeas and Corryvreckan. Lucky blighter. :)


Sorry Willie, I was referring to the Cairdeas when I said "I've got it!" - I didn't order a Corryvreckan, I'm not an Ardbeg Committee member.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Willie JJ » Wed May 14, 2008 5:41 pm

I see. Well now that you're awake Stuart you can open the Laphroaig :D :thumbsup: .
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Willie JJ » Wed May 14, 2008 5:44 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I see. That was really my misunderstanding I think.

Well now that you're awake Stuart you can open the Laphroaig :D :thumbsup: .
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Willie JJ » Wed May 14, 2008 5:45 pm

Aargh! No edit button on this thread. :evil:
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 6:05 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I see. That was really my misunderstanding I think.

Well now that you're awake Stuart you can open the Laphroaig :D :thumbsup: .
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Yes. Yes, I could open the Laphroaig. I could pour a generous dram and swirl it temptingly a few times, watching how the glistening, shimmering spirit catches the sunlight whilst dancing seductively around the glass, filling the room with a perfume so magnificent it would stimulate even the dullest olfactory senses, inviting you to explore more deeply the treasure inside. This I could do, and infinitely more.

However, none would pass my lips as I'm in work tonight and have a strict no-alcohol rule on workdays once I'm awake. I won't even be having a beer with the UEFA Cup final tonight :cry:

Like I said though, I'm on me jollies after tonight's shift so chances are good I'll be opening it at some point tomorrow. I have a garden to tidy and powerwash and a barbecue to fix and wash, so I just might have to have a few drams to help me along :iwbrnt:
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Willie JJ » Wed May 14, 2008 6:08 pm

I'll let you off then. :wink:
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Ganga » Wed May 14, 2008 6:11 pm

TheTross wrote:However, none would pass my lips as I'm in work tonight and have a strict no-alcohol rule on workdays once I'm awake. I won't even be having a beer with the UEFA Cup final tonight :cry:


But you don't have a no-alcohol rule on workdays before you're awake? :o :P
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 6:18 pm

No Ganga, as I am oft known to drink in my sleep. At least that's my excuse for bottles being emptier than I remember them being from the previous night... :insane:
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Jimmy321 » Wed May 14, 2008 8:40 pm

TheTross wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:Wow! Good morning. Simultaneous delivery of Cairdeas and Corryvreckan. Lucky blighter. :)


Sorry Willie, I was referring to the Cairdeas when I said "I've got it!" - I didn't order a Corryvreckan, I'm not an Ardbeg Committee member.


You know you can join on Ardbeg's site then you should be able to order.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 15, 2008 12:36 am

objetti wrote:
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?


The swedish systembolag could be wrong in their facts - but if they´re right the youngest Cairdeas part taken from the "Quarter cask process" would be (at least) then 10 yr old whisky placed in bourbon casks three years ago instead of going into the quarter casks. (It would then indicate also that the final regular quarter cask product would be a vatting including also older components than the 4yr whisky mentioned earlier in the thread)

They are almost certainly wrong as Quarter Cask is almost certaibly not ten years old + quarter cask time. The quarter cask process was designed to make young whisky taste older than it really is. Best estimates I have heard is that the QC is a vatting of different ages, the youngest of which is 3 or 4 years old.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby TheTross » Thu May 15, 2008 8:10 am

Collector57 wrote:Nick, how is the name of this whisky pronounced?


Good question, I'd like to know that too. I've been pronouncing it 'CardEES' or 'CardEEas', though I'm probably hopelessly wrong.

I also struggle with Feis Ile, which I pronounce 'fayzEEL', though again that could be wrong :oops:
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Aidan » Thu May 15, 2008 9:02 am

If it's any way similar to Irish, it would be pronounced caar-jas, but of course I haven't a clue about Scots gaelic.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 15, 2008 10:53 am

I think it's pronounced carriage-us with the stress on the first 'a' of carriage.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby fishboy » Thu May 15, 2008 4:58 pm

My bottle of the Cairdeas has arrived. :D

This is the first OB Laphroaig I've bought this year (I stocked up at Christmas on supermarket bargains!). Glancing through the small booklet thing that came with it, I noticed a note to existing friends regarding the "Unique purchase number" which can be entered at the "Friends" website. It seems that Laphroaig are starting a Friends loyalty scheme where bottle purchases earn points (I now have 10!) which can be redeemed in the future against as yet unnamed rewards.

This is my first experience of this. Has anyone else noticed this or have any more info? Perhaps someone going to the festival and visiting Laphroaig could try to get some more details?

Cheers

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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 15, 2008 5:56 pm

fishboy wrote:I noticed a note to existing friends regarding the "Unique purchase number" which can be entered at the "Friends" website. It seems that Laphroaig are starting a Friends loyalty scheme where bottle purchases earn points (I now have 10!) which can be redeemed in the future against as yet unnamed rewards.

Now that is a smart idea. I imagine many distilleries will go down this route to make sure that the friends who get rewards actually buy their products. I wonder, too, whether you might get cross distillery alliances where purchases of any Diageo bottle gets Diageo points (like frequent flyer schemes).
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Leorin » Thu May 15, 2008 6:24 pm

fishboy wrote:My bottle of the Cairdeas has arrived. :D

FB


Hello fishboy,
could you tell me the Laphroaig Shop Basket Number of your order, so I can estimate when to expect mine to be delivered?
Thanks and Slainte

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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby r900p » Fri May 16, 2008 12:01 pm

Two of these arrived this morning, my Father is home so will be ripping one open, still not QC though but may get one today to compare and see how differet it really is. No reference to the 17's on the bottle.

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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Newbie » Fri May 16, 2008 1:12 pm

I was woken up by citylink with my Cairdeas this morning! I wasn't sure whether to buy this bottle or not but recently I've been enjoying the Laphroaig 10, I thought why not I'd only regret it later if I don't!

Might have to pick up a quarter cask for comparison and open up my 10 cask strength as well!
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby les taylor » Fri May 16, 2008 1:52 pm

The man from City Link called at 12.15pm. I too have my delivery of Cairdeas. Image
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Jimmy321 » Fri May 16, 2008 3:51 pm

2 arrived for me at lunch time too. :D
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Newbie » Fri May 16, 2008 3:55 pm

Wow can't believe everyone's Cairdeas arrived on the same day! Perhaps its fate way of telling us to having a live tasting tonight :)
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Leither » Fri May 16, 2008 4:00 pm

Great - I hope Ardbeg are watching and learning as to how a special release should be handled :P
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