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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:23 am

Very good thread from the warehouse.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:54 pm

Super"Duppa"nova arrive and was duly opened.....Notes soon on my site.....
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby kyorke1 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:05 pm

Mine too, about time! :x
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby whiskyhibby » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:24 pm

Mines hasn't and I only live in Stirling!!!

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:37 pm

whiskyhibby wrote:Mines hasn't and I only live in Stirling!!!

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


Doesn't go on Geographical location , goes on Order Number....
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby whiskyhibby » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:51 pm

Thanks for the confirmation Spirit, my stress levels are reducing already, or perhaps that;'s the Ardbeg Uigedail effect :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :angel:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Klas » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:46 am

What happened with the US release?
Did it sell out?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby r900p » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:10 am

This is all my contact knows...

'Ok, just confirmed 4 SuperNova so far. Price is estimated between 120-150 US. No Canadian allocation. I am going to try and get some. Park Avenue called back and said the sales person did not know there was one per customer. I have three shops in New York with my name on their list and the San Fran shop K&L Wines where we got the First Born Laddie has two for me'.

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby borgom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:21 pm

Why are there seperate allocation for the US? Why not sell worldwide on a first come first served basis?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby bcrossan » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:30 pm

borgom wrote:Why are there seperate allocation for the US? Why not sell worldwide on a first come first served basis?


Marketing tactics... create a feeling of scarcity and everyone will want it and have to have it.... they just have to hope that the hype will last until the full release (which it probably will)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:26 pm

bcrossan wrote:
borgom wrote:Why are there seperate allocation for the US? Why not sell worldwide on a first come first served basis?


Marketing tactics... create a feeling of scarcity and everyone will want it and have to have it.... they just have to hope that the hype will last until the full release (which it probably will)


Distilleries are not allowed to send the bottles through the post (don't think shops are legally either....) , they have to go through the 3 tier system i believe . That's why there is a separate allocation for the USA .
That's why the SMWS has a separate Section in the USA as well .
Supposed to go through an official importer .
I believe the US Govt is to blame for this .
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Iain » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:56 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:I believe the US Govt is to blame for this .


Not so, SoI - you should know better!

It's all down to marketing tactics dreamed up by the evil geniuses at Ardbeg, who (of course) have unlimited supplies of the stuff to ship merrily around the world, but have cunningly hidden the lot in a cave on Staffa, away from prying Ardbeggian eyes..

Or so I've been told. :smoke:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby chajin » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:51 am

For US seekers, one of the two Florida "outposts" was still taking orders as of this morning EST. Pantry Liquors in Miami. pantry@bellsouth.net.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby borgom » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:48 pm

Cheers SOI, that makes sense although I don't remember this being done with the Corry, or was it?
I like the tasting notes on your site, sounds like a tasty drop.
If you had to choose between this and the Corry which would you go for?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:18 pm

borgom wrote:Cheers SOI, that makes sense although I don't remember this being done with the Corry, or was it?
I like the tasting notes on your site, sounds like a tasty drop.
If you had to choose between this and the Corry which would you go for?


This is the first time it's been done , all the hassle of getting passed the US laws meant it wasn't worth their while but they decided to go for it on this one (American Committee members requesting it so much ?) . Quite a few distillers don't release bottles in the US because of the requirements to import , heard it referred to as a right pain in the Arse in some quarters.....

Hard to choose one ! i'll let you know when i've drank a little bit more SN....
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby kyorke1 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:42 pm

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:11 pm

So Nick it is true about a fool and his money !
Mad !
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby LagaDrinker » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:31 pm

Unbelievable, whats wrong with the world today.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby PaulP » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:48 pm

I see you are selling one too Collector57 aka ebsellerett??
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Whisky » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:55 am

Collector57 wrote:And one of them has just sold for £255 !!


Bugger me with Riedel Sommerliers whisky glass. Credit crunch be damned, eh?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:57 pm

Whisky wrote:
Bugger me with Riedel Sommerliers whisky glass. Credit crunch be damned, eh?


I'd rather not thanks...... :lol:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby jazz lover » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:15 pm

I have a few on the way...
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Rannoch Moor » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:33 am

... and it has begun. The Ardbeg Supernovas are popping up on ebay. 5 on ebay uk, 12 on ebay Germany. Prices will drop. The 255£ will never be reached again. People were smart enough to wait until they've actually have the bottle in their possession before selling. Most of these 2400 bottles wont be drunk, but sold and swapped by collectors. That's the economic market, if demand is far higher then supply.

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby borgom » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:55 am

a few....? I thought it was 2 per person.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:05 pm

borgom wrote:a few....? I thought it was 2 per person.



Borgom you are right and this is what they look like.


Image


:)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby r900p » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:34 pm

They look awesome, Les you shoudl pop a photo of them with their cousins.

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:18 pm

r900p wrote:They look awesome, Les you shoudl pop a photo of them with their cousins.

Rob




Rob just for you, some of the family.

Image


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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby r900p » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:59 pm

Hope they got dusted down when you photographed them! :wink:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Ganga » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:12 pm

Rant on.

It's so frustrating. First they post a list of places to contact about placing yourself on a list with a retail outlet. Then they start removing those contacts to be replaced by a "We'll mail you when they get to the US" sign. :evil: Except how do we know they've actually got your email?

Rant off.

Looking forward to an opportunity to try this one, especially HTH with the Octomore.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby lohssanami » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:40 pm

Very nice pics there Les!

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:59 pm

lohssanami wrote:Very nice pics there Les!

:D



Cheers Tim. I thought there'd been a lot of talk about this bottling but very little in the way of piccies or tasting notes.


:)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:11 pm

les taylor wrote:......very little in the way of piccies or tasting notes.



'Scuse Me ?
Some of us aren't just looking at our pretty bottles on a shelf collecting dust...... :wink:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby kyorke1 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:39 pm

les taylor wrote:

Cheers Tim. I thought there'd been a lot of talk about this bottling but very little in the way of piccies or tasting notes.


:)


In that case then here is my attempt at recreating the "Supernova in space" graphic employed by Ardbeg at the time of advertising the coming Supernova.

Inspired by Iain
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:49 pm

kyorke1 wrote:
les taylor wrote:

Cheers Tim. I thought there'd been a lot of talk about this bottling but very little in the way of piccies or tasting notes.


:)


In that case then here is my attempt at recreating the "Supernova in space" graphic employed by Ardbeg at the time of advertising the coming Supernova.

Inspired by Iain

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Great stuff !
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby papercrack » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:17 pm

Have Ardbeg got round to shipping the spare Supernova yet that they kept safe.

Got told I was on the list incase people, cancelled their orders, were rejected no breakages etc. :angel:
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