Blurb from the email:
Ever since the first tasting at our Laphroaig® Live broadcast in June I have (understandably) been bombarded by requests as to when CÃ irdeas 30 year old will become available. Well the wait is over! You will recall that at the time we announced that it will never be available in any retail shops. This is indeed the case, it is only available online (and at the distillery of course).The standard price is £500 but to all Friends of Laphroaig it will be £450 in your private on line shop.
Each bottle is individually numbered and every Friend of Laphroaig purchasing a bottle will get a certificate of ownership signed by myself.
History of CÃ irdeas 30 year Old
It may come as a surprise to many but the standard Laphroaig 30 year old has in fact only been available for 10 years. However, from the very first year it has been winning top awards world wide, and in this short period it has won no less than 12 Gold medals, including two double Gold's. Sadly our stocks are now completely depleted - you may have noticed that it has not been in the shops for a while.
However we kept a small amount back for a very special farewell -for you!
CÃ irdeas 30 year old
Robert Hicks, our master blender, wanted to send off the 30 year old on the highest possible note. To achieve this he gave the spirit a second maturation in fresh, first fill, Bourbon Barrels from our finest supplier, Maker's Mark. This imbues CÃ irdeas 30 with the smoothest, longest finish imaginable.
To buy now please go to http://www.laphroaig.com/cairdeas.
There are 1,330 bottles available online. I know from all your enquiries that many of you will want to buy it now to ensure you have this piece of Laphroaig history. However, I hope that CÃ irdeas 30 sells out over a greater period of time as I know that some of you would rather buy it for special occasions in the future