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Laphroaig 27yo 1980/2007 (57.4%, Oloroso cask)

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Laphroaig 27yo 1980/2007 (57.4%, Oloroso cask)

Postby slojo » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:51 pm

Winner of the 2007 Malt Maniacs Non-Plus-Ultra award, scoring 90+ from all tasters.

Good investment?
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Re: Laphroaig 27yo 1980/2007 (57.4%, Oloroso cask)

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:15 pm

Not sure about investment but a good dram I would think :thumbsup:
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Re: Laphroaig 27yo 1980/2007 (57.4%, Oloroso cask)

Postby slojo » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:35 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:Not sure about investment but a good dram I would think :thumbsup:


Of that I have no doubt, but sadly outside my budget for a drinking whisky :(

I am thinking of buying two bottles, and then hopefully in the future if they go up selling one of them at a nice profit so that I can drink the other one with a clear conscience :)
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Re: Laphroaig 27yo 1980/2007 (57.4%, Oloroso cask)

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:03 pm

Why have you chosen this exact whisky to buy then? I am curious - do you love the Laphroaig?
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Re: Laphroaig 27yo 1980/2007 (57.4%, Oloroso cask)

Postby kyorke1 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:10 pm

:shock: I didn't realise this is still out there, where are you buying from? Is it still £500? I wouldn't have thought this would be a great investment being the price it is already, although I think Laphroaig is pretty collectable so a great limited edition like this could be sought after in a few years time, who knows.
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Re: Laphroaig 27yo 1980/2007 (57.4%, Oloroso cask)

Postby slojo » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:29 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:Why have you chosen this exact whisky to buy then? I am curious - do you love the Laphroaig?


This whisky sounds like the kind that I would love, but at c£500 a bottle is prohibitively expensive and hard to justify. But buying as an investment I would apply different price criteria and so if I could afford to buy a couple of bottles and sell one in X years to pay for both then that would work for me.
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Re: Laphroaig 27yo 1980/2007 (57.4%, Oloroso cask)

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:31 pm

Good luck to you then I would love to try this one as well :thumbsup:
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Re: Laphroaig 27yo 1980/2007 (57.4%, Oloroso cask)

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:45 pm

I seem to recall that there was an on-line tasting of the Laphroaigs back in November/December 2007. Panel was not overly impressed with that particular bottling of 27 yo (if it is indeed the same one).

With the bottling starting at such a premium already, combined with todays economy, I think you'd need a fair bit of time to recoup your investment even with the Malt Maniacs behind the quality of the product.
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