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ARDBEG 1965 the Heart of Islay only 261 bottles in the world

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:14 am

adogranonthepitch wrote:this chap is being optimistic .....

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:28 am

Hey, someone will pay it, and he'll have turned a quick and tidy profit; or no one will, and he can put it away for another day.
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:45 am

Just like the Ardbeg OMC 12y Rum Cask Finish for Park Avenue Liquors. Asking price on ebay was 300$, and there were no bids the last I checked, 6 hours prior to closing. Not sure if it sold, but anyway, I am sure it will show up again.
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Postby adogranonthepitch » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:48 am

Royal Mile still have one for sale at £2000!
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Postby ardbug » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:51 pm

Some of the things you see on ebay amaze us all, there was one guy selling 3 cl samples of 5 different whiskies he has opened, all were pretty standard off the shelf malts, not sure what the sale price was in the end , but the bids had started.

A 1965 has been listed a few times at a starting price of EUR 3000.00 ,but i have not seen a bid on it yet.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:38 pm

ardbug wrote:Some of the things you see on ebay amaze us all, there was one guy selling 3 cl samples of 5 different whiskies he has opened, all were pretty standard off the shelf malts, not sure what the sale price was in the end , but the bids had started.

A 1965 has been listed a few times at a starting price of EUR 3000.00 ,but i have not seen a bid on it yet.


And that is nearly 200 Euro below retail prices ????
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:42 pm

theres still a couple of shops that ive seen with this still in and selling for £2000 for the set. so i dont think personally the demand for it has been anywhere as near as what lvmh thought it would be.
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Postby les taylor » Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:05 pm

There is one of these on ebay now to finish on Dec 4th with a Buy now price. £2,200. Not much profit in that perhaps they want to recoup their money.


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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:58 am

vitara7 wrote:theres still a couple of shops that ive seen with this still in and selling for £2000 for the set. so i dont think personally the demand for it has been anywhere as near as what lvmh thought it would be.


I think you miss a point with this kind of bottling. It is worth a lot to the distillery to have bottles like this seen in the marketplace. They wouldn't want it to sell out in just a few months.

I saw a bottle of Laphroaig 40 in a shop in Montreal--people would look at it and comment on the price. That's brand advertising--"We make $5,000 bottles of whisky [or whatever the price was]." Probably sells a fair amount of 10yo.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:51 pm

At the Glenturret Distillery (sorry, I should have remembered to call it the Famous Grouse Experience) they have a bottle of their finest 1965 at around £24,000. I guess this serves the same purpose.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:00 pm

Nick Brown wrote:At the Glenturret Distillery (sorry, I should have remembered to call it the Famous Grouse Experience) they have a bottle of their finest 1965 at around £24,000. I guess this serves the same purpose.


My brith year; where is my penny jar :wink:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:26 pm

Ardbeg 1965 - Today I actually saw one!

I had an appointment in Munich and called in to my favourite shop. Not a whisky shop, but Munich's best and favourite Delicatessen - Dallmayr.

They do have a whisky corner and sure enough, in a display cabinet was one bottle of the 1965, along with the miniature.


The price (should anyone want to buy one) €3,600

(I reckon that's a €700 or 500 GBP mark up on the distillery price!)





What did I buy?
Some excellent shop-made duck, sorry enten-pflanzerl and some of the finest beinschinken (Ham from the bone) available anywhere.
Plus some dessert goodies which I have just thoroughly enjoyed.

Happy MT (even though still Ardbeg 1965-less)
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:36 pm

theres stil a couple of shops i know thats got it for the original rrp, as soon as it drops or one of them discounts it by about 25% - 30% ill get one, if they dont, i wont. im not fussed either way about getting one really.
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:29 am

I definetely won't be getting one. Just ordered a new kitchen from Paula Rosa Kitchens. Anybody want to buy a second hand Boulton Paul Flowline kitchen ( Medium Oak ). I thought not. :wink:

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:44 am

Is it Spanish oak or American?
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Postby MGillespie » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:06 am

What's the finish...mahogany or knotty pine? ;)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:07 pm

At least there may something interesting "on tap"?
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Postby les taylor » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:10 pm

Its definetly medium oak its country of origin i'm not sure. Its was manufactured in England though. There will be new sink and taps as well. The new kitchen is being delivered the week starting Feb 5th. Mrs les is looking forward to it.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:02 am

les taylor wrote:Its definetly medium oak its country of origin i'm not sure. Its was manufactured in England though. There will be new sink and taps as well. The new kitchen is being delivered the week starting Feb 5th. Mrs les is looking forward to it.

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Snap..... We are getting in an Oak kitchen too... maybe it was a subliminal decision from years of exposure to our whisky Les :wink:
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