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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:01 am

TheLaddie wrote:No, but there will be a final bottling just before the new Ten is released called "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?"..... :twisted:


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As long as it doesn't come with a special edition of Tommy Boy....
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Postby Oiler_Kiwi99 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:25 am

Spirit of Islay wrote:£350 for 4.5L (one Gallon) of Caskstrength whisky ain't too bad , works out at under £60 per 75cl bottle , there will be 1000 worldwide ( incl the 200 for the UK ) , it'll weigh about 6.5kg and will be called Ardbeg Mór (which is Gaelic for Big , magnificent....but i'm sure someone will say this is wrong......) .
I for one will be trying to get one after all the 1997 "For Discussion" was wonderful stuff !


I work at Oran Mor in Glasgow and believe the Mor means big as well. Oran means song or sound I believe.
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Postby Mr Ellen » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:32 pm

The "Ardbeg Almost There" is already available:

http://whiskyauction.com/auction/i/im0705/7051236.jpg

Strange that you can't find it on the Ardbeg website... :? Haven't seen it anywhere else at all...have you??


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Postby kallaskander » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:35 pm

Hi there,

there is a review of the AT by Serge Valentine on http://www.whiskyfun.com dated 17. March.

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Postby Yellowjacket » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:41 pm

Serge at Whiskyfun.com has a review of Ardbeg Almost There (as a Bonus following his Tasting Four Tryconnels and Four Connemaras). He gives it four out of five stars.

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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:43 pm

Looks great!!
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Postby les taylor » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:42 pm

Is it me or does The Whisky auction picture look not quite real. Almost as if someone has doctored a previous bottle. Lets hope the contents are okay.



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Postby Yellowjacket » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:09 pm

Woops, sorry kallaskander, didn't see you already posted about the AT review by Serge.
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Postby r900p » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:36 pm

The almost there on whisky auction is committe approved. What does this mean, was this a bottle only for committe members if it is i haven't been made aware of it.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:53 pm

r900p wrote:The almost there on whisky auction is committe approved. What does this mean, was this a bottle only for committe members if it is i haven't been made aware of it.

Rob


I believe the original bottling is for Committee members only, and then the wider release is "Committee Approved". Presumably the first would be more valuable to collectors.

Not sure what would happen if the Committee members disapproved. I guess it's pretty unlikely, anyway.
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:39 pm

I think the only committee bottling done of this series was just the Very Young. No others have been issued, that I'm aware of anyway. Why would they suddenly do an Almost There just for the committee members? I never saw one on their site available. This has to be the standard bottling available to all, to be released really soon.
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Postby lbacha » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:48 pm

The still young said committe approved as well as the very young, so my guess is it is just carrying on the label.

I have an interesting question, what will be the cask strength offering in ardbegs stable once the young series is done, I know the Uigeadail is cask strength, but I have considered these to be the CS versions of ardbegs standard OB becuase the Uigeadail is so different than the normal 10, I wonder if they will create a CS 10 yr old to market next to the standard 46% 10 yr old. It will be hard to compare the new 46% 10 yr old to these young bottlings because they are all CS.

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:32 pm

kallaskander wrote:Hi there,

there is a review of the AT by Serge Valentine on http://www.whiskyfun.com dated 17. March.

Greetings
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Serge must be getting slow in his old age , i had a review of the AAT on my site 2 weeks before him , mind you not as eloquent as his :wink: , also had a H-T-H of the full set so far a week later ! It does prove one thing tho , the 800 and odd referrals a week i'm getting from the banner on this forum to my site are none of the regular posters !
Oh well !
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Postby lbacha » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:44 pm

Nice review SOI, I hadn't been to your site for a little while and had some catching up to do. I bought a bottle of the young ardbeg put out by the SMWSA and I'm interested in including it in a full lineup as well.

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Postby r900p » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:53 am

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Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:09 pm

How does that happen?


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Postby Iain » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:11 pm

Mr T wrote "the 800 and odd referrals a week i'm getting from the banner on this forum to my site are none of the regular posters !"

And I bet Mr Picky isn't one, or he might have taken issue with the pop-up message

"You Should also be over your countries legal drinking age to view this site!" :wink:
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Postby karlejnar » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:36 pm

r900p wrote:on ebay already

And on whiskyauction.com

http://whiskyauction.com/cgi-bin/auctio ... item=IM016
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Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:14 pm

I have to ask if its not yet been released how come its already on auction sites? Even the committee members don't know about it yet.



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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:18 pm

I would say there are a couple of possibilities:

1. A few bottles have been let out early.
2. Some sellers may be selling 'futures' which they don't yet have.
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Postby r900p » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:48 pm

i was also surprise about committee members not being told. I reckon it must be already available at the distillery and people have been on holiday to islay in the past week or so. Hopefully thats the case becuase i'll get to try it next week.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:54 pm

Does anyone know what the general price is going to be for this one?

I fear that some of these early release sales are going to fetch crazy prices compared to what everyone will be able to get the bottle for in just another week or two.

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Postby lbacha » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:19 pm

I seem to remember Germany having the Still young at the end of March last year, and seeing that both places mentioned are in Germany maybe it was released a little earlier this year, There is definitly a picture of the bottle in both cases and the ebay pic shows 4 boxes and it doesn't look to be an official press release picture.

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Postby r900p » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:24 pm

MT

when is your supplier expecting it?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:44 pm

Hi Rob,
the supplier I use for Ardbeg sends me a new pricelist every couple of weeks and as yet, this hasn't been listed.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:13 pm

I think from a posting made on my sites forum by Geert tonight , the bottles on E-bay / Whiskyauction may have originated from Belgium as he bought some at a show there .
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Postby senselessthing » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:03 pm

Almost there will be available in UK from 26th through the Ardbeg website and on general release (e.g. Oddbins) a couple of weeks later, says the PR lady at the distillery...
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Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:46 pm

Good work senseless thing and welcome to the forums.


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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:14 am

Yes, the Ardbeg site does have a little blurb on the homepage stating it's up for sale on Monday the 26th! I wonder when it will get to Norway?
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Postby Bullie » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:33 am

Ardbeg Almost There will be released in Sweden May 2:d, there will be around 2400 bottles available at approx. £35. It will probably sell out in a week. :lol:
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Postby lbacha » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:07 pm

That is alot of bottles, I thought there were only 6000 each of the first 2 released. 2400 to one country would be a big chunk of that or are they releasing alot more to keep up with demand?

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Postby r900p » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:11 pm

ARDBEG Almost There (almost here!)
Bottled by the distillers
Coming Soon - Available for despatch by 30th March...order now! The third and final release in the 'Very Young...Still Young...' series, as next year the post-Allied spirit will be ten years old. Early reports are very positive about this bottling, many saying it is the best in the series...

courtesy of RMW.

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Tasting Notes?

Postby Wendy » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:34 pm

Ardbeg Almost There: I was wondering if anyone has read or can post tasting notes on this bottling.

Thank you,
Wendy

:oops: I didn't refer to page one or two of this thread before posting. I see that Kallaskander has linked a review by Serge and, of course, Gordon's, Spirit of Islay website. I will go and check them out!
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Postby les taylor » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:12 pm

Stop Press its hit the Ardbeg website. £29.99 a bottle.


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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:32 pm

Thanks Les, that's interesting as I'm tracking a couple on Ebay (Germany) at the moment to see what they sell for.

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