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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 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.

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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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Bowmore 12 yr old?

Postby Aidan » Tue Jan 14, 2003 8:09 pm

What do you think of the Bowmore 12 yr old?
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Postby r0b » Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:23 pm

It's a wonderful malt. It has the elegance of a speysider and the punch of a true Islay. Well balanced with aromas I can nose forever.

One of the best core expressions of any distillery (not forgetting Lagavulin!) in my opinion.
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Postby Aidan » Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:46 am

That's excellent - they are selling it for 30 euro with a free hip flask and cigar holders down the road for me, so I'll have to get it.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 15, 2003 4:15 pm

Hi Aidan,

The Bowmore 12Y old is a damn good buy. Maybe you can also try the bowmore "Cask Strength and the Bowmore "Darkest", while the Bowmore "Surf" is not so bad either...

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Postby Aidan » Thu Jan 16, 2003 2:39 am

Thanks

It seems like an all-round thumbs up. They are selling it in Tesco in Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland.

Huurman, I'll look out for those other ones too.

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Postby Aidan » Thu Jan 16, 2003 6:42 pm

I have since bought it and am very pleased. Could now be my favourate Islay malt.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Jan 16, 2003 6:44 pm

Ian,

do they have the same deal in your neck of the woods?

All the Tescos in Ireland seem to have different ranges of whisky. Some better than others, needless to say.

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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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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...

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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Jan 27, 2003 8:16 pm

Bowmore 12 yr old is a waste of money.

It smacks of trying to be all things to all men. I would either buy the Legend which is good value and is very punchy with a medium peated taste or i would save my money and get something older like the 17 yr old or the Darkest which are much better in my view.
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Postby Aidan » Mon Jan 27, 2003 9:08 pm

Bruce

I bought it and loved it. It has a lovely sweet finish - and I have a sweet tooth I suppose. There are not other single malts available at the price, so I thought it was well worth my money.

I'll deffinately try the Legend, Darkest or 17 year old on your advice, however. Maybe they'll leave the Bowmore 12 standing.

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Postby Ize » Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:18 am

I have to strike in with Bruce.

From four Bowmores I have had Surf and 12yo are somewhat disappointing especially if I think of value/price ratio. 17yo and Darkest are more expensive but still they offer to me much more.

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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Jan 29, 2003 12:05 am

Bowmore 12 isn't bad but, as I said, it seems to be trying to be all things to all men.

The 17 yr old is the best of the non-finished ones that I've tried. The 15 yr is okay and I might buy the next time my local shop has it on offer while the Legend offers excellent value for money.

I prefer the Darkest of the Dawn/Dusk/Darkest trilogy. I haven't had any others.
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Postby Admiral » Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:12 am

Bowmore Legend may certainly be cheaper, but I find there is such a quantum leap in quality between Legend and 12yo that I don't believe the Legend is worth a look-in. It seems very young and firey, and doesn't have the balance or smoothness of its older brothers.
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Postby ceedeedoos » Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:10 pm

Dawn is aged in Port casks, and Dusk in Claret casks ... just some wood finishing ...

surf has something to do with a warehouse closer to the sea than the other ones or something like that if I'm not mistaking...
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Postby JVP » Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:41 am

Which shop is selling it Aidan?
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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:49 pm

I stand by my view on the Legend. It does taste very young but it is fresh and has plenty of power albeit not in the class of Laphroaig or Ardbeg in that respect.

The 12 yr old is just neither one thing nor another and just doesn't work in my view.
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