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Lagavulin White Horse 16

Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:13 am

Ok, old timers (and I say this with love and respect). Any comparisions between the early 1990s White Horse 16yoLaga and the current 16yo? Based upon first hand expereince? I have read a bit, but wanted to see if anyone had any impressions.

Also, any sense of how hard it is to get, and how much it might be worth?

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Postby Wave » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:32 am

As far as I can remember the only change was the bottling, still the same great whisky. If you happen to stumble on any of those old bottlings it won't be cheap, the 12yo 80's bottlings are fetching for around $900. :(


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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:34 am

Wave wrote:As far as I can remember the only change was the bottling, still the same great whisky. If you happen to stumble on any of those old bottlings it won't be cheap, the 12yo 80's bottlings are fetching for around $900. :(


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I meant the White house 16 :). And I might have stumbled :wink:
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Postby laphroaig10_65 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:39 am

I remember White Horse slightly more complex and Port Ellen is slightly smokier.
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Re: Lagavulin White Horse 16

Postby corbuso » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:13 pm

Drrich1965 wrote:Ok, old timers (and I say this with love and respect). Any comparisions between the early 1990s White Horse 16yoLaga and the current 16yo? Based upon first hand expereince? I have read a bit, but wanted to see if anyone had any impressions.

Also, any sense of how hard it is to get, and how much it might be worth?

Thanks..


I haven't made a head-to-head comparison, but I don't remember of perceiving a major difference. However, the difference will probably more pronouced with the Laga 16YO to come, since the barley used now for Lagavulin is peated at 35 ppm and it was 40+ until some time ago.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:38 pm

Drrich1965 wrote:I meant the White house 16 :).


The White House 16! Haven't they been indicted yet?
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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:11 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
Drrich1965 wrote:I meant the White house 16 :).


The White House 16! Haven't they been indicted yet?


One could only wish.... :wink:
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Postby Drrich1965 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:34 pm

Still wondering how much this might be worth. Appoximlate year, 1992; just got it in the mail yesterday.

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Postby Ardbeg311 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:46 pm

According to the records of Whiskyauction.com, 4 of the 16yos were sold ranging from 115-145 euros. Not sure about McTears (sp.?) auctions. As you know, value depends on many factors such as condition of bottle, seal, evaporation, box, etc... One old Lagavulin 12yo fetched 600+ euros.
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Postby Wave » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:34 pm

One old Lagavulin 12yo fetched 600+ euros.


Yeah, that's about right, they're going for about 425 quid at the Whisky Exchange. If only I had a little insight 20+ years ago when I was buying it for only $30USD a bottle. :? :roll:

At least I still have a miniature of it which I'm opening tonight to celebrate the New Year! :wink:



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