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Lagavulin Price.....

Postby Paddy » Tue Nov 19, 2002 9:16 pm

Hello All.

The price of Lagavulin has just gone up 20% here in Canada!!!

Has it done the same in your area???

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Postby heer.veer » Tue Nov 19, 2002 11:49 pm

Nope we still pay the same price, for a whisky that's becoming more and more dumbed down, but that was another thread.

Prices will rise shortly due to a rise in duties in our country (Holland)
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Postby Frank D.Scott » Wed Nov 20, 2002 6:13 pm

Lagavulin has been at the same price here in New Brunswick Canada for the past year at $60.04 Canadian.
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Postby Aidan » Wed Nov 20, 2002 7:04 pm

It's about 44 euro here in Ireland. Reasonable enough given the strength of sterling.
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Postby heer.veer » Wed Nov 20, 2002 11:07 pm

Hey I'm lucky!

My liquorist has a discount on the Lagavulin tomorrow: 32.99 Euro.

Another discount: Ardbeg 10 for 28.99 Euro.

I wil have a ball tomorrow!
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Postby Ize » Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:29 am

In the german internet store, from where I buy my whiskies, Lagavulin price has gone up 1 euro and now it is 35.90€. So there is slight change in the pricing.

Kippis,
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Nov 21, 2002 12:45 pm

Here in the Netherlands, it depends where you buy it, the price can vary from 30 Euro up til 45 Euro. I think it's a matter of luck, wich shop has having a sale or not....
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Postby MacAndersson » Thu Nov 21, 2002 1:34 pm

Here in Sweden we have to pay 499 SEK for it.
About 55 euro.
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Postby MacAndersson » Thu Dec 19, 2002 4:52 pm

I have heard rumors that the Lagavulin will go up about 20% world wide next year because of low stock level.
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Postby Ize » Fri Dec 20, 2002 7:29 am

Heh, at least the price of the new batches of the Distiller's Edition (Pedro Ximenez finish) has come down. 1984 used to be 65-70€ and the newest 1986 is less than 60€.

Price of the normal version has come up a little as I have told earlier, though.

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Postby Nic Rhodes » Sun Dec 22, 2002 11:54 am

Does this mean that we are going to see a major hike in price (hidden in the transfer to 12 and 25 year olds)?
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Postby Chris Brousseau » Tue Dec 24, 2002 5:26 pm

Paddy - the price of Lagavullin went up to 89.99 Canadian dollars in Ontario about two years ago - a big increase but has stayed stable since then. Perhaps you are referring to the distillers edition?

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Postby Paddy » Tue Dec 24, 2002 10:29 pm

Dear Chris.

No the 16yrs old Lagavulin used to sell for $62.50 here in Québec,now sells for $75.00.
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Postby Dana » Sat Dec 28, 2002 2:42 pm

In Minnesota {Twin Cities} Lagavulin can
be had for around 40 U.S dollars but is often
found for around 35 or so dollars.
Those of you north of the border touring
Mall of America etc. would be well advised
to check out Surdyks or Liquor Depot both
located in downtown Minneapolis for your
"spiritual needs",even given the exchange rate.
In fact prices for spirits here in the
Twin Cities are among the best in the U.S.A.
Hope this helps.
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Postby Admiral » Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:28 am

Here in Australia, Lagavulin 16yo WAS readily available for around 65 Australian Dollars. You could even shop around and find it for about $55 in some places.

However, it now regularly retails for as much as $79, which is a bit steep when compared with the other whiskies it competes with.

Unfortunately, the Distillers Edition is not available in Australia.
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Postby WestVanDave » Tue Jan 14, 2003 6:13 am

Paddy & Chris (and anyone else interested in the price of Lagavulin) - FWIW - the price in British Columbia is a flat $79.95 Cdn (16 yr. old - 750 ml) - but in neighbouring Alberta prices can vary (the province privatized liquor distribution) and Lagavulin can be had for a mere $49.95 at the Real Canadian Liquorstore outlets...time to stock up on your next trip out west...(that's about $32 US - for the benefit of our friends to the south). Dave.
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Postby Lemmy » Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:06 pm

Hi all,

I´m very happy to live near Luxemburg where I buy my whiskys. Laga 16 y.o. is 31,95 €, the new 12 y.o. cask strength is 54,95 €.
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Postby Thunderball » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:11 pm

Lagavulin is $51.95 here in Washington State.
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Postby mdlarsson » Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:15 am

In Sweden the price is now (January) 529SKR
in November 2002 it was 489SKR, it's the most expensive of Systembolagets (the Swedish monopoly) standard whisky assortment .
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A little help to make up my mind...

Postby Stephane Grialet » Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:58 am

Hello,

If you have tasted these single malts, could you tell me what you think about them ?

Ardbeg 1978 - 40° - Con. Choi. - Gordon & Mc Phail ?

Bowmore 17 y.o. - 43° ?
Bowmore 21 y.o. - 43° ?

Bruichladdich 15 y.o. - 43° ?

Caol Ila 12 y.o. - 43° ?
Caol Ila 18 y.o. - 43° ?

Clynelish 14 y.o. - 46° ?

Dalmore Cigar Malt - 43° ?

Glenfarclas 15 y.o. - 46° ?
Glenfarclas 21 y.o. - 43° ?

Port Ellen 1979 - 43° - Sign. Vint. ?

I have the opportunity to buy one of them but they are not especially cheap (!), so i'd like to be sure they worth it.
Thanks,

Stéphane
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Postby Stephane Grialet » Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:02 am

Hi,

In France, we can find Lag. 16 y.o. in a lot of "supermarkets" (malls ?), at about 32 euros. Prices did not especially climbed...

Stéphane
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Postby scotspain » Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:25 pm

None of them are worth the price.

whisky prices are at their highest, so buy the one you enjoy the most and drink it!

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Postby ceedeedoos » Sat Jan 25, 2003 9:53 am

it really depends what you have to pay for it :-) but I would suggest looking in to the bowmore Mariner(15y old), it's a tad cheaper than the 17y and if you ask me, a much better malt Image

The glenfarclas 15y is here (belgium) around €40, that's not too much either, the 21 is €60 ...

The Port Ellen is too expensive for what it is, not that it's not a nice malt, but then I would go for something else in that price range :-)

and I have to concur with stig, just buy whichever one you fancy most, and have a nice drink Image
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Postby WestVanDave » Sat Jan 25, 2003 10:43 pm

Stephane - perhaps you could give us an idea of what you already own and like. Are you looking for something to expand a collection - or are you starting from scratch?

You're choices are varied and in some cases rare (in Canada, at least). My own experience would support the Bowmore 17 - as a fine example of a bold, smoky and fiery Islay, the contrasting Bruichladdich 15 as a crisp Islay without as much peat and plenty of influence from the sea and the Glenfarclas 15 to me is a beautiful, full, well-rounded, almost chewable Speyside - with enough smoke to hold up late into the evening with a cigar.

These three are all fairly close in price ($58 ~ $62 Cdn.)in Alberta (add 30 ~ 40% in British Columbia, Canada - FYI...

Cheers, Dave.
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Postby Stephane Grialet » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:48 am

First, thanks for your answers.
I hope other people will participate.

In fact, i've been a Single malt addict since 2 years only.
My own "preference" goes towards the Islay malts.
I enjoy a lot Bowmore 12 y.o. and 15 y.o.
I enjoy also (above all during a cold winter !) Lagavulin 16 y.o., Ardbeg 17 y.o. and Skye's Talisker.
I liked a little bit less Caol Ila 12 y.o., but it was a particular "bottler" (Mac Kullick), not the official one.

I would really like to taste the Bowmore 21 y.o. but in France it will cost me about 100 euros !... so i would like to be sure it is really that good.

I've never tasted Port Ellen, Clynelish, or Brora but i would really want it.
B.t.w., could someone tell me about its feeling for the :
- Port Ellen 22 y.o. - 1979 - 43° (about 100 euros)
- Brora 24 y.o. - 1977 - 56° - Rare Malts (about 87 euros)

I also like very well-rounded and greatly perfumed singles, as Macallan, Cragganmore, Highland Park...

What do you think of the Macallan 18 y.o. - 1984 - 43° (90 euros) ?
I enjoyed a lot the 12 y.o., and i would really like to taste this one, but i find it really expensive.

And, in all the associations i have tried with "habanos" (cognacs, rums, etc...), i am more and more sure that the best ones are with Single malt scotch whiskies, especially from the Islay.

Stephane
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:55 am

Hi Stephane,

I would go for the Port Ellen 1979 from signatory. Why? Simply because it's a malt whisky, wich is threatened with extinction. Just enjoy that one now it's still availlable, and you won't be dissapointed for this one, this Port Ellen is from great quality.... Image

Slainte,

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Postby Ian_Hamilton » Sun Jan 26, 2003 12:50 pm

ditto
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Postby hpulley » Wed Jan 29, 2003 10:29 pm

I enjoy Bowmore 17yo but lately I've had inconsistent results with Bowmores (some that used to be great were so-so or worse the last bottle I tried) so I don't really recommend them at the moment.

Have you tried Bruichladdich 10yo, The Dalmore 12yo and Glenfarclas 12yo? They are nice and are cheaper than the older versions you mention. Once you have tried the younguns and liked them, you may find the older ones are worth a try.

Bruichladdich is a light islay with definitely island character but without smoke -- the old 40-43% bottling was in some ways more interesting but some would say it had an odd, medicinal nose. The new 10yo is much more composed and is a very nice whisky but in some ways is less interesting. Still very good. Never got a chance to try the old 43% 15yo and we only have the new stuff here (Canada) now.

The Dalmore is a nice, smoky, malty highland. It is my favorite highland whisky and in general an inexpensive malt overall.

Glenfarclas is a nice, sweet, tasty speysider. It is one of my favorite speys at the moment.

Harry
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Postby hpulley » Wed Jan 29, 2003 10:29 pm

Also, I think the Macallan 18 1984 is a big waste of money. Very disappointing. Little flavour.

Harry
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Postby peatreek1 » Wed Jan 29, 2003 10:45 pm

I agree with you Harry, particularly on the 3 'standard' bottlings you recommended. Plus I really enjoy the Ardberg 10, which I think is actually well balanced between the strong peat and malty sweetness.

In my opinion, older whiskies tend to cost a lot more than they are worth as far as being superior to standard 10-12 bottlings. I like to try them, but find myself hard pressed with justifying the purchase price. I have tasted a few Macallan 18's, and found that they are quite good but were only marginally superior to the 12.
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Postby JVP » Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:41 am

Pretty soon someone will start an arbitage business in Lagavulin!!! Any traders out there???
The London (UK) range on Lagavulin 16yo is usually £25 to £28 with most shops retailing at £26. On occasion you can get a special at somewere like Oddbins or Majestic for £23-ish.

Regards.....JVP

PS: My old man reckons Lagavulin smells and tastes like old shoe leather. As you can see I still have some work to do.......
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