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Ardbeg 1992

Postby Klas » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:32 pm

Did anyone get the Single Cask Ardbeg from 1992?
184 bottles from cask 772, 55.7%, was sold for £ 192
Availible on the Ardbeg website, Friday the 13th of March.

Seems like it sold out in an instant.
Did anyone here get one?
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby MacDeffe » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:56 pm

Finding someone who got one and actually opened it might be hard

Could as well hold apple juice

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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:32 pm

Missed that one Klas. A handsome beast though. :)
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby borgom » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:56 pm

I was checking the website regularly for this one but it never appeared for me. Then suddenly it was sold out...?....very confused :?
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby Klas » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:50 pm

I didn't hear about it until it was too late, but I am not sure a would have paid almost 200 GBP for it. (perhaps?)
Now available at Ebay for over 500 Euro, which seems way over the top?
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:07 pm

Sold out in 7 (That's SEVEN ) minutes according to Mickey !
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby borgom » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:41 am

Well that explains how I missed it! I'd love to know how those that were online managed to be there as soon as the sale went live.....
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby Leorin » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:13 pm

192 pounds for a 15 or 16 year old Malt.
C'mon!
Is your mind still working?
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby cathach » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:39 pm

I don't get it either. To be honest £40 or £50 is too much for a 15 or 16 old malt too.

Ardbeggle-mania??
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby corbuso » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:57 pm

Haven't got one, but anyway, considering the price, I would not have bought it...
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby peat-chaser » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:51 am

.... and did you see those "brain-athlets" on ebay? More than 560 €?? Twice!!!
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby corbuso » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:40 pm

peat-chaser wrote:.... and did you see those "brain-athlets" on ebay? More than 560 €?? Twice!!!


Some have too much money and for 560 euros, I would rather buy an old Ardbeg from the 1970s, or a case of Ardbeg IBs :-)
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby Klas » Fri May 01, 2009 9:13 am

.... and now there is a new one availible for 525 Euros at Ebay.
Amazing. :roll:
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri May 01, 2009 10:26 am

Last night I had me a large drammmmmmmmmmmMMMMM!
...of Ardbeg 10!

You'd get @ 6/7 bottles of it for the price of this!
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri May 01, 2009 6:02 pm

Had a try of this at Easter at the distillery , lovely Ardbeg but not worth the £192 original asking price , my notes......
"Pale Gold in colour , this Ardbeg took a hell of a long time to open up , very reserved , when it did it was very similar to the ANB . The nose was light peat , smoke and creamy fudge . The palate was creamy peat and very smoky , it had a long finish with creamy fudge and peat . Not a bad example of an Ardbeg but is it worth £192 a bottle ? Is any 16yo worth £192 a bottle ? ........No !"

The Toasted Cask Feis Ile Bottle was better...... :D
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Re: Ardbeg 1992

Postby enzot » Mon May 04, 2009 7:21 am

Hi Gordon

Perhaps £192 is a lot for a 16 Y.O but as this now fetches £450 + on e bay it doesn't seem too expensive for a single cask bottling with only 184 bottles available.This is obviously one for the collectors rather than the drinkers.
Going by your tasting notes it also sounds like a very good Ardbeg.

P.S. Excellent site Gordon.

Cheers
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