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Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

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Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby slojo » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:15 pm

I am desparate to get my hands on the above bottling from last year. If you have one to sell, or know where it might be available, please let me know.

I had two reserved for me but stupidly let them slip through my hands :headbang:
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby r900p » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:55 pm

Lat time i checked La Maison du Whisky had it. Ordering from them is very easy and packages arrive super fast.

Good luck.

Rob
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby slojo » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:12 pm

r900p wrote:Lat time i checked La Maison du Whisky had it. Ordering from them is very easy and packages arrive super fast.

Good luck.

Rob


Thanks Rob but sadly they no longer seem to have it
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby Sir Dino » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:38 pm

Here it is!
Edit: Sorry, sold out there... :x

Really great stuff! :thumbsup:

But here is one bottle... 260 EUR... :x :shock:
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby slojo » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:13 pm

Sir Dino wrote:Here it is!
Edit: Sorry, sold out there... :x

Really great stuff! :thumbsup:

But here is one bottle... 260 EUR... :x :shock:


thanks for trying

260 euros and still 10 days to go...ouch
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby Sir Dino » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:56 pm

slojo wrote:thanks for trying

260 euros and still 10 days to go...ouch


Here is a shop in Belgium... The Karuizawa is still listed... 178 EUR...

And here is one in Denmark... 1.939,00 DKK are 250 GBP... :shock:
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby slojo » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:41 pm

The Belgium one says its out of stock but I've emailed them just in case. The Danish one is rather too expensive :(

I really appreciate your efforts - if you can come up with anything else please do let me know
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby Aidan » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:37 pm

This is probably no help, but there's a 1972 version out now. Pretty widely available.
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby slojo » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:54 pm

Aidan wrote:This is probably no help, but there's a 1972 version out now. Pretty widely available.


Thanks for that. Would still like to try the 1971 if possible though.
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby malthead » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:38 pm

Hi http://www.singlemaltsdirect.com seem to have it listed at £108.99 not sure if it is in stock or not but seems a lot cheaper than other quotes!

If no joy there I may have one in my house! but then again I might just drink it!

I reviewed it on my blog and I think it may have been my top scorer last year!

http://malthead.blogspot.com/2008/08/karuizawa-1971-cask-6878-641.html

http://www.malthead.blogspot.com
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby jmrl » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:56 pm

I'm doing the '72 in a tasting soon. Check out events page on this forum under Jolly Toper.

Never tried the '71. I realised it was a great price for such an old Japanese bottling but ignored my own advice to buy it. D'oh.
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby Jobi » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:28 pm

Someone just posted seeing it at Heathrow for the paltry sum of 500 GBP.
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby corbuso » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:58 pm

Jobi wrote:Someone just posted seeing it at Heathrow for the paltry sum of 500 GBP.

But that was for a different cask ;-)

To answer the question of Soljo, I might be able to get one this week end for about £250. If interested, please PM me.
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby slojo » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:16 pm

Just taken delivery of four (!) bottles that I managed to find still for sale...

Excited about this one...
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby les taylor » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:15 pm

slojo wrote:Just taken delivery of four (!) bottles that I managed to find still for sale...

Excited about this one...



Slojo well done on getting your hearts desire, how much did you pay for them in the end?


:)
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby r900p » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:44 pm

slojo wrote:Just taken delivery of four (!) bottles that I managed to find still for sale...

Excited about this one...


Yeah well done Slojo lucky bugger :thumbsup:
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby slojo » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:58 pm

les taylor wrote:
slojo wrote:Just taken delivery of four (!) bottles that I managed to find still for sale...

Excited about this one...



Slojo well done on getting your hearts desire, how much did you pay for them in the end?


:)


Let's just say that they were more than the original UK selling price (possibly due to the falling value of the pound) but less than some sellers were asking
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby slojo » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:02 am

r900p wrote:
slojo wrote:Just taken delivery of four (!) bottles that I managed to find still for sale...

Excited about this one...


Yeah well done Slojo lucky bugger :thumbsup:


I guess I was lucky to find four at a reasonable price...but I have to say that I have never worked so hard and sent so many emails to find a bottle I was after!

I think because (as I said in the OP) I had two reserved but let them go I became a bit obsessed with making sure I would get replacements, and eventually my perseverance paid off.
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby r900p » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:17 pm

so they didn't come from the UK then?
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Re: Wanted: Karuizawa 1971/2008 (Cask 6878, 64.1%)

Postby slojo » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:07 pm

r900p wrote:so they didn't come from the UK then?


No, they came from Europe
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