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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:38 pm

How did we cope at the end of 2000 when they released the 2392 and 2394 as the committee bottling with a combined total of less than 1000 Bottles ? :roll:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby FirewallXL5 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:00 pm

Hopefully there won't be because there aren't enough mugs around? Hopefully the penny will drop that whereas rare old vintage cask bottlings are genuinely rare & limited & therefore will retain value ( as well as taste stunning), distillers like Ardbeg and B'laddich can endlessly spin off young unaged bottlings with fancy names every few weeks .... like Renaissance and Corryvreckan and Blasda and Supernova and then we've got Wonderbeg coming up in March and on and on.

No doubt some lemmings will stampede but there is such a thing as a law of diminishing returns, and, to quote Dragon's Den, I'M OUT! .
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Onefortheditch » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:34 pm

I'm one mug who is going to try and buy one for my collection, but I reckon it would be too young and too peaty for me to drink. Ardbeg's marketing is really good and it has JMWB backing it, so for a collector its a good bet.

Personally I think a Laga 16YO is a better dram than "the most complex malt on earth" (the Ardbeg 10YO according to Jim). (I know I am a mere mortal and Jim is a whisky god.)

So I found it hard to understand when I went to the Laga distillery that there was no cafe and a pretty poor shop, whereas Ardbeg had both and they were pretty good. The Laga owners obviously don't know how good their whisky is......or else they think it is so good it doesn't need marketing.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby borgom » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:37 am

So I placed my order, woohoo! :D
Can anyone tell me if the prices listed on the website are inclusive of VAT i.e. is the Supernova 65 gbp plus VAT or is VAT included in this?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby r900p » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:48 am

That will be inlcuding VAT, shipping wwas £8.20 i think.

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby BigPapi » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:49 am

Yeah, the price listed includes VAT @15%. Just managed to order a bottle myself!
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Klas » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:51 am

My order has been placed.
I really look forward to this one.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby peat-chaser » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:57 am

My order is placed too, how long will it take this time?

Let´s lean back and have a nice dram, well, later,
not here in the office ;-)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:14 am

Placed my order. For personal consumption only.
:)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Klas » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:21 am

It seems like the orders are coming in fast.
I got order number 117xx. I heard someone who got order number 109xx earlier this morning. That would mean 800 orders already at 9:51 am?
With many people ordering 2 bottles they seem to be going fast now…
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby robenim » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:54 am

Placed my order too. Realy looking forward to it. It's the first time I ordered directly from the Ardbeg website with a limited edition. Does anyone know if you placed your order early, you'll definately get it?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Klas » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:57 am

If you have got an order confirmation with an order number, everything should be fine.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Klas » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:59 am

The basket is now gone (?). Could all be sold out already?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby mr_fox » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:11 pm

Well order 10968 was at 9:00 and 12051 at 10:45, so thats >1000 orders excluding telephone orders. I expect it's like Corry - they've taken it off for a count up. Though at 2 bottles per order that would be about it.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Jimmy321 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:14 pm

robenim wrote:Placed my order too. Realy looking forward to it. It's the first time I ordered directly from the Ardbeg website with a limited edition. Does anyone know if you placed your order early, you'll definately get it?


Yes i would say you will def get your order, however it may take some time.

The last committee release limited to 5000 (one per person) took ages for them to get them out the door, mine took about 5 weeks to arrive.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:15 pm

Klas wrote:The basket is now gone (?). Could all be sold out already?
:shock:



Klas you're right. Just a suggestion if you missed out, go for the Cashmere Scarf instead. @ £74.95 it will keep you warm and smart. :)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Newbie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:23 pm

Wow is it gone already? My mate rang me this morning and said he couldn't order it through the website as it kept getting stuck at the bit where you pick the country! I tried doing it on my PC but the same thing was happening! I told him it was probably to much traffic and to try at lunch! He is gonna go mental :D
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Aidan » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:30 pm

It's due for general release later, isn't it? Sure there'll be lots then to go around.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby r900p » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:46 pm

Aidan wrote:It's due for general release later, isn't it? Sure there'll be lots then to go around.


Its that or booking a flight to get over to the US.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Newbie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:48 pm

Thats why I'm not too concerned and tbh I didn't think it would sell out so fast because there would be a general release later. But thats besides the point, he missed out so he's gonna blame me!

So did anybody experience the glitch this morning?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby r900p » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:54 pm

Yeah, due to volume, Les the genius found a way around it. I reckon the bottle will appear on the site again, it will be 'sold out' too allow them to take stock.

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby SHORTIE » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:17 pm

My first post

Like others here...very interested in the Supernova...Have been trying frustratingly since the early hours to get an order through from the UK.
About 10.30am I emailed them - see below
As soon as I did this, they removed the basket ordering....So I guess they have eventually cottoned on at last.


"Hi

I am a committee member in the UK
The website checkout for the Ardbeg supernova is only accepting orders for any country except the UK...It even accepts USA and Canada!
I have tried to phone several times but can't get through

Please can somebody sort out the website"
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby BigPapi » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:37 pm

Newbie wrote:Wow is it gone already? My mate rang me this morning and said he couldn't order it through the website as it kept getting stuck at the bit where you pick the country! I tried doing it on my PC but the same thing was happening! I told him it was probably to much traffic and to try at lunch! He is gonna go mental :D


It was doing that for me as well. I picked another country first and then the page loaded to select postage, i pressed the back button and it then allowed me to change my country to the UK, the next page loaded automatically and then i could select correct postage and order went through.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby enzot » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:46 pm

Just been on the Ardbeg website and it says the Supernova is completely SOLD OUT......and it will be on general release in May.

This of course won't be a limited release Committee bottling and should cost a bit less....or will it ?

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:52 pm

Collector57 wrote: No order number though! :cry:




Oh dear oh dear. No order number. tut tut tut. And a deep intake of breath like you learn at mechanics and plumbers school. :wink:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby SHORTIE » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:56 pm

Hi BigPapi

I tried that as well and I couldn't get that to work!

The only success I had was ordering from another country (any country worked other than UK!....Even Afghanistan!!!)....Once in I then manually changed the details to UK...even though I now had the option of 1st class postage as opposed to airmail...They still wanted to charge me £43 for postage (2 bottles) which was the same price as airmail.
That is when I decided to email them.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:59 pm

I'm still hoping that some bottles do in fact make it here to retailers in the U.S. Time will tell....... :D :D
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:38 pm

I got through to a gentleman who seemed very nice at 09:46. I was assured I made it in time :thumbsup:

I got two bottles one for myself and one for my brother. He is a massive Ardbeg lover so it will be a good present :)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:51 pm

Wow Outer Supernova. This just put on the Ardbeg site.

Ardbeg Supernova

Outer Supernova

Count your lucky stars if you managed to order a bottle of Ardbeg Supernova because this very limited test launch to the Committee went off like a rocket and has already sold out.

Those members that have secured a bottle are encouraged to share their good fortune with others not so lucky, to allow them also to savour the deep earthy peat oils, smoky coal tar and rolling tobacco, all balanced with camomile, cedar and heather bloom.

And for those who missed out, all is not lost! Ardbeg Supernova, peated to an astonishing level of over 100 parts per million, will return to earth in a wider, though still limited, release in May 2009. Watch this space….!
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Whisky » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:52 pm

Gah, I didn't get any. Someone post some tasting notes, stat, so that I might savour it vicariously.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby lohssanami » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:10 pm

Collector57 wrote:I see that Supernova on ebay went for £71.
Let me see. £65 to buy, at least £8 postage - e paid at least £73 for it and sold it at £71. Hmmm.... :D


Nick...I noticed that too. He better hope he got his order in or else he'll have some negative feedback.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby papercrack » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:02 pm

Tried various times from 7.00am this morning, got the US postage option at 8.30 this morning several times. Another PR diaster from Ardbeg, best wishes to all those who got one.

Welling to swap a bottle of Corry + £40 if anyone interested pm me.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby corbuso » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:05 pm

robenim wrote:Placed my order too. Realy looking forward to it. It's the first time I ordered directly from the Ardbeg website with a limited edition. Does anyone know if you placed your order early, you'll definately get it?

Should be so.
All 2400 bottles got sold out within 2 hours. So Arbeg sold for £1300 worth of Supernova per minutes during these two hours. Not bad?

I managed to place an order. So hopfully, I will get mine :-)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby whiskyhibby » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:13 pm

Got two bottles at 9:30 this morning, cant wait for them to arrive :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby bobbyb » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:25 pm

same here got a bottle around 9.30.
anticipation.
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