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Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby Ryguy » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:08 pm

Secesh wrote:The rest of their lineup is going to stay around, correct? I'd hate for the QC to go away.


I have not heard anything about the QC being discontinued. And I hope it sticks around as well.
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby doubleblank » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:25 am

At a recent tasting here in Houston, their US "Ambassador" Simon Booking said the price of the 30yo is going to triple to approximately $600 here in the US. Get it now for approx $200 if you're so inclined.
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:56 pm

doubleblank wrote:At a recent tasting here in Houston, their US "Ambassador" Simon Booking said the price of the 30yo is going to triple to approximately $600 here in the US. Get it now for approx $200 if you're so inclined.




Currrently you guys stateside are nearly paying half the price than this side of the water. Now however looks like they are trying to balance the actual price and will be in line with the UK price (Which increases from £200 to £300)
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby bjm » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:15 pm

[/quote]Currrently you guys stateside are nearly paying half the price than this side of the water. Now however looks like they are trying to balance the actual price and will be in line with the UK price (Which increases from £200 to £300)[/quote]


The market dictates the price. Supply and demand. When the L30 supplies start to dry up this is when the price may or maybe not increase. Right now it seems there is still plenty of L30 to be had at the retail level so prices are not moving up in the U.S.
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby Lawrence » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:01 pm

doubleblank wrote:At a recent tasting here in Houston, their US "Ambassador" Simon Booking said the price of the 30yo is going to triple to approximately $600 here in the US. Get it now for approx $200 if you're so inclined.


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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby Lawrence » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:02 pm

doubleblank wrote:At a recent tasting here in Houston, their US "Ambassador" Simon Booking said the price of the 30yo is going to triple to approximately $600 here in the US. Get it now for approx $200 if you're so inclined.


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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby Lawrence » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:05 pm

Apologies for the double post but it is still true!

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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:28 pm

Lawrence wrote:Apologies for the double post but it is still true!

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Worth repeating ..... :wink:
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:31 pm

bjm wrote:
The market dictates the price. Supply and demand. When the L30 supplies start to dry up this is when the price may or maybe not increase. Right now it seems there is still plenty of L30 to be had at the retail level so prices are not moving up in the U.S.



But that is exactly the situation the supply has dried up .... so time to get stuck in as what is left at those prices is it, no more that is the point. It may seem that there are a good few around but that will only last so long.
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby bjm » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:13 am

Apparently you are not the only one to take note of Ambassador Simons comments in Houston.

Check out the blurb on L30 here...Hmmmmm
http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=620042



[quote="doubleblank"]At a recent tasting here in Houston, their US "Ambassador" Simon Booking said the price of the 30yo is going to triple to approximately $600 here in the US. Get it now for approx $200 if you're so inclined.[/quote]
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:43 am

I was told by the guys in Laphroaig distillery itself but only after I went to buy one so they were not using it as a sales tactic. After quite a long search they finally found one of only a few left in the distillery and the only one with an intact box and told me this was the last at this price.

Looks like you took the advise more seriously than I did though :wink:
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby Secesh » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:18 pm

So how many people would consider the 30 as a future collectible? I'm trying to figure out when I would open a bottle if I bought one. The day i retire maybe?
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby mongo » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:47 am

laphroaig 15 is available at the chicago-lake liquor store in minneapolis at the jaw-dropping price of $38. despite this, i don't buy very much of it as i much prefer its 10 year old sibling. however, if it is indeed going away soon then perhaps i should sock some away.

perhaps it is just me, but i find more of a regression to the mean in the older expressions of most of my favorite malts. the younger ones seem more characteristic. i prefer the laphroaig 10 to the 15, and the talisker 10 to the 18.
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby Klas » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:24 am

mongo,
Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:55 pm

Welcome Mongo. Nothing wrong with liking the younger whiskies over the older whiskies. I myself enjoy the more relaxed nature of the 15. Find the whisky you like and enjoy it. You may find as time goes along that you have a change in palate. Nothing wrong there either.

BTW, 30 seems to be disappearing pretty rapidly now. The one place I know that has it wants $380.
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:06 pm

There's still a place in Orange County that has the 15 for around $55. I made sure to get one, so now I have 2 in reserve. :D
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby bcrossan » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:39 pm

Ganga wrote:Welcome Mongo. Nothing wrong with liking the younger whiskies over the older whiskies. I myself enjoy the more relaxed nature of the 15. Find the whisky you like and enjoy it. You may find as time goes along that you have a change in palate. Nothing wrong there either.

BTW, 30 seems to be disappearing pretty rapidly now. The one place I know that has it wants $380.


I still see the 30 around here for $280-300.
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:29 am

the 15yo is still pretty reasonable if you can find it around here ($64) and the 30yo never made it to AZ, just like most malts. sigh. Phoenix for being one of the largest cities in the US has a sad malt selection.

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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby mongo » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:56 am

thanks for the welcomes.

my budget doesn't currently allow me to have any opinions on anything more than 18 years old, so unless the laphroaig 18 is introduced below $100 for 750 ml i will not be able to compare it to either the 10 or the 15.

my palate has changed though in the 4 years that i've been drinking whiskey seriously. the speysides used to be my favourites and now it's an odd night when i'm not reaching for either a peaty islay or a talisker/highland park.
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby UUNetBill » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:33 pm

Damn! I just saw a bottle of the 30 in Denver yesterday for $235 - I should have grabbed it. . .
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Re: Rising prices of Laphroaig 15 and 30

Postby Ryguy » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:40 pm

UUNetBill wrote:Damn! I just saw a bottle of the 30 in Denver yesterday for $235 - I should have grabbed it. . .


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