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Postby lbacha » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:28 pm

That alomost sounds like this may be kept as their Cask strength offering seeing that there were only 6000 bottles each of the first 2 and they lasted well over a year each on the shelves.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:31 pm

I saw an Almost there in a Munich whisky shop today for sale at €59.90
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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:41 pm

Yes, heard back from the importer, (whom of course is sooo, ha ha, motivated to sell Ardbeg, etc!) that he didn't mention not only is the Almost There available to order, but there are also some bottles of 1974 Ardbeg available too!
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Postby lbacha » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:49 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:I saw an Almost there in a Munich whisky shop today for sale at €59.90
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Thats a bit high in price, seeing that is is only 29.99 pounds in the UK.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:40 pm

Exactly what I thought Len, but that is an expensive shop.
As you can see for yourself when you visit München.
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Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:13 pm

Is that right there was only 6,000 bottles of still Young released. It's still in the shops at its release price of £29.99. You would have thought that 6,000 would have sold by now.



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Postby kallaskander » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:29 pm

Hi there,

http://www.glenfahrn.com/de/shop-produc ... -0--0.html

In Switzerland it is 85 Swiss Francs which is about 60€ and about 40 English Pounds.

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Postby TheLaddie » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:01 pm

My two bottles arrived direct from the distillery today.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:57 pm

Nice one Laddie you're pleased then.


Still waiting, expecting some action tomorrow.


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Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:34 pm

TheLaddie wrote:My two bottles arrived direct from the distillery today.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Lucky you! We'll have to wait untill September...
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Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:04 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:-

Lucky you! We'll have to wait untill September...


Mr Fjeld why do you have to wait untill September?


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Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:13 pm

It's because the importer has come up with the "bright idea" that noone in Norway will buy "demanding" whiskies during the summer - and easter brake? This is according to Onlymalts.com who are very trustable so I tend to believe them.

The man in charge of this kind of stupidity must surely be into sadism? What sensible person would do such a thing unless he's particularly evil?

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Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:35 pm

Mr Fjeld the Apprentice starts tonight on BBC1 at the end of the program Sir Alan Sugar will say to the most incompotent one " YOU'RE FIRED ".

I can't believe you have to wait for such a stupid reason the man is a numpty and needs the sack. I feel sorry for you as we all know whisky is not just for winter its for life.


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Postby Steve Rush » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:43 pm

Well recieved an email from Milroys of Soho advertising a while stocks last price of £30 a bottle.

Alas Royal Mile doing it for £29.99

Out of principle I feel an order for two bottles coming on.

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Postby Drrich1965 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:57 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:
TheLaddie wrote:My two bottles arrived direct from the distillery today.javascript:emoticon(':evil:')
Evil or Very Mad

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Lucky you! We'll have to wait untill September...


Lucky you! We will proably never see it in stores :evil:
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:36 am

Mr Fjeld wrote:It's because the importer has come up with the "bright idea" that noone in Norway will buy "demanding" whiskies during the summer - and easter brake? This is according to Onlymalts.com who are very trustable so I tend to believe them.

The man in charge of this kind of stupidity must surely be into sadism? What sensible person would do such a thing unless he's particularly evil?

:(


The usual smart marketing of the locals, always knowing what's best and what will sell, how to sell it, etc!!! People that will buy Almost There want to buy it NOW!! And not wait until September!! By then, gosh, they will have already gone to Scotland on their own to get it, and pay less for it!! Smart move eh.
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:38 am

Oh yes, and hats of to http://www.onlymalts.com they do a great job keeping up with things in this country and out in the world of whisky! And with frequent updates too!
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Postby Frodo » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:03 am

les taylor wrote:Mr Fjeld the Apprentice starts tonight on BBC1 at the end of the program Sir Alan Sugar will say to the most incompotent one " YOU'RE FIRED ".

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Doers he say it as well as Mr. Trump?
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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:34 am

Frodo wrote:Does he say it as well as Mr. Trump?


No, but he trumps as well as anyone. :shock:
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Postby corbuso » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:19 am

[quote="les taylor"] How do you know this?
FYI, from the french importer.

and you say first batch. So does that mean there are more batches of Almost There to come?
Like for the still young, depending from the volume of sales. But I know that they are crazy at the distillery with the Almost There sales, so LVMH will make sure that everyone can drink as much Almotst There as the want/quote]
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Postby les taylor » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:27 am

Frodo wrote:-

Doers he say it as well as Mr. Trump?

I think he is better he gets a bit more angry!

Like the laddie I think he is a better Trumper Than Trump as welll.


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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:47 am

les taylor wrote:Di Blasi wrote:-

I've just contacted the importer to find out what's going on with it here, why I haven't heard anything yet I don't know??


Di Blasi if its not being released yet in Norway, can you not buy from the UK.? It was released here on Monday.


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Just caught this now Les. Anyway, no, not possible to order from outside Norway, taxed heavily, ridiculously, when it comes from outside Norway. And they health and social director or whatever office will call you, make you feel like a criminal! I'll get it in a few weeks when I'm in Scotland!
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Postby les taylor » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:54 am

Di Blasi that's madness. These bureaucrat types think we are adult enough to take our tax money. Then they treat us like children in other matters. Makes your blood boil dosen't it.

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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:00 am

Yes, funny really! But then again the attitude and mentality towards alcohol here is quite childish and silly. And with the government allowing it by continuously keeping strict and tight laws and taxes, rather than educating on how to enjoy alcohol moderately and responsibly, it continues to go down the wrong track. It may take another generation to get us out of it.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:02 am

" These bureaucrat types think we are adult enough to take our tax money. Then they treat us like children in other matters. Makes your blood boil dosen't it. "

Les, don't get me started! "Madness" as you so rightly say...

P>S> Only 3 weeks to the Plough and Harrow Harpenden gig n the 21st. would love to have a serious dramification with you after but it's my daughter's 2nd birthday party on the sunday...hope to see you there anyway.

...and you were right. Oddbins don't have AAT yet
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Postby les taylor » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:08 pm

I'm so excited look what came today.

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TWINS


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Postby martin grant » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:25 pm

Great news Les!
Now you just have to taste one.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:29 pm

C'mon Martin ! You don't suggest things like people opening bottles on this forum......they'll faint at the loss of their investment !!!!!! :twisted: :lol:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:44 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:C'mon Martin ! You don't suggest things like people opening bottles on this forum......they'll faint at the loss of their investment !!!!!! :twisted: :lol:


But he did buy two, so I guess he can be excused for wanting to open one :wink: :lol:
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Postby les taylor » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:38 pm

One is definetly for opening. If its as good as they say I might even get some more.


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It looks good dosen't it.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:40 pm

Yes, but did both your cartons change colour so drastically after exposure to the air?

I'm hugely jealous...
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Postby les taylor » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:47 pm

Sorry Reggaeblues. New camera. Its the idiot behind the button that needs changing. :shock:
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:16 pm

Just took delivery of my first bottles of AAT from the good Folks of RMW . Must say that i like the green Label even tho it doesn't like camera flashes by the looks of it .
The packaging is great especially the well thought out and written comments on the former bottlings by what looks like extremely knowledgable experts in their field !
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:50 pm

You lucky people! Congratulations with your new Ardbegs - happy dramming :D
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Postby Di Blasi » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:47 am

Yes, lucky! I look forward to getting my hands on a few too!
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