Ann-Helen wrote:guys I had an offer to trade Talisker 30 yo and the laphroaig 18 yo vintage (only 360 bottles) for an Oogling .
there were 1400 bottles of the oogling looking at it like this the laphroaig on its own will be more worth.
I think the oogling is way overrated!
As you know I am not particularly fond of Ardbeg but my husband is and I wanted this oogling for him I told him about the offer and he phoned Charlie and they talked about this and he said that it wasn`t worth it as he knows that my husband would drink it ,he actually said that the talisker was a "better" whisky in his opinion.
So we didn`t trade it.
do you mean someone wanted to give you an Oogling for a Talisker 30 and the Laphroaig, or were you offered the Talisker and Laphroaig for 'your' Oogling?
Personally, I think the Talisker and Laphroaig are the better deal here for the drinker.
Even though I am also content with my 3 Ooglings on a shelf, I can't believe the crazy prices already being asked for them.
Do I remember the original price being around 30 GBP.
I know I bought two at original prices and one on the open market afterwards and I have noted my original buying price as €200 (135 GBP) for all three.
If people are currently asking lets say 200 GBP (not even the 250 GBP) per bottle, that's € 300 per bottle or € 900 for my three.
So, € 200 to € 900 is a 4.5x increase in value, or in other words a 350% increase in the first year of ownership!