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Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby whiteshirt » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:08 am

Email received from Friends of Laphroaig. Watch Ebay!!!!!

Laphroaig 18 year old This is a fantastic new expression that is replacing our venerable 15 Year Old. It is not without shedding a tear or two that I wave goodbye to our multi award winning "15". I have been to our warehouse in Glasgow and retrieved the last 65 bottles. For the collectors amongst you I have made 30 available for "Friends" on a first come first served basis. But frankly the new "18" has a flavour to behold. Not only has it enjoyed the extra 3years sleep, we have bottled it at the higher strength of 48% ABV and thus avoided the chill filtering process. It is absolutely delicious and I hope to have some of the first bottling available for you in a month or two.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby peat-chaser » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:38 am

Well the 15 isn´t gone yet, actually it´s a supermarket-deal at 39,99 € here ....
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby les taylor » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:21 am

Collector57 wrote:And it wasn't on the 'frog website this morning when I looked after receiving the email



Yep looks like it's gone. :(
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:20 pm

I was lucky enough to pick one uo a few months ago. We have known about it going for some time though I thought?
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby les taylor » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:35 pm

I've ordered one this morning. :)
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby whiteshirt » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:48 pm

Collector57 wrote:Yes I have some 15.
Whether there's anything special about the bottles for this last batch (30 bottles) I don't know.


According to the distillery, just the normal last few bottles nothing special. There will be more details to follow.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby bryce_3 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:03 pm

Collector57 wrote:Yes I have some 15.
Whether there's anything special about the bottles for this last batch (30 bottles) I don't know.


I happened to be online as I received the email from them and quickly checked the friends shop...I can confirm that one option was to purchase a tubed 15, the other was to purchase it boxed with two sweet little caithness glasses.
So no, nothing special.

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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Rob B » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:04 pm

What could be deemed special about the last 30 (out of 65 bottles retrieved from Glasgow) made available to Friends is that they are the last. I like the 15 year old and I have a couple salted away plus I bought one of the last 30.

Here's to the 18 when it is released in a month or two. I wonder how it will be priced compared to the 15.

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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Rob B » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:06 pm

We need and edit function on this forum!! I meant to write " ..they are the last from that source."
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby slojo » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:10 pm

Rob B wrote:What could be deemed special about the last 30 (out of 65 bottles retrieved from Glasgow) made available to Friends is that they are the last. I like the 15 year old and I have a couple salted away plus I bought one of the last 30.

Here's to the 18 when it is released in a month or two. I wonder how it will be priced compared to the 15.

KR

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I've heard the 18 will be around £50.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby corbuso » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:22 pm

Collector57 wrote:Yes I have some 15.
Whether there's anything special about the bottles for this last batch (30 bottles) I don't know.

Probably the price ?
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby TheTross » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:31 pm

I think they were priced at £33.99 for Friends and something like £36.99 normally. That was just for the bottle, not sure about the gift set. In comparison, TWE still sell it but it's priced at £49.99 there.

I had a quick look about half an hour ago and it was still available. Looked again five minutes later and it was all gone.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Leorin » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:33 pm

Rob B wrote:Here's to the 18 when it is released in a month or two. I wonder how it will be priced compared to the 15.


The 18 y.o. is already available here in germany for about two weeks. It sells between 60 and 65 Euro, so 50 pounds is realistic.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby kyorke1 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:39 pm

Leorin wrote:The 18 y.o. is already available here in germany for about two weeks. It sells between 60 and 65 Euro, so 50 pounds is realistic.


:evil: No fair!
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Rob B » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:40 pm

So not quite a direct price replacement for the 15 then. I see TWE's blog has tasting notes and gives a probable £50 price tag, so you are spot on with that Leorin. Lets see how it is priced for Friends when launched.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Ganga » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:37 pm

So when can I start expecting "calls" for the 15? :D
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby AZmalt » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:03 am

Well then if the 18yr is going to have a reasonable price point then there's no need to stock up on the 15yr out of price hike fears.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby les taylor » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:43 pm

AZmalt wrote:Well then if the 18yr is going to have a reasonable price point then there's no need to stock up on the 15yr out of price hike fears.


That is true. It's nice however to have the 15 just because it will be different from the 18 and it's a shame to see it go.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Giovinetti » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:50 pm

I know one of my friends will be very disappointed with this news as the Laph 15yo is his favorite everyday malt (he will be o.k., I think he has at least 3 cases of the stuff) . I confess I never really got this one. I have had it on many occasions and it was always enjoyable, but the 10yo CS seemed to be much better and for a better price. Still, I feel bad for all those who claimed it as their whisky. It will be different, of course, but hopefully not too much will be lost with the coming 18yo. A Laphroaig 18yo at 48% could be a real gem.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby whiteshirt » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:38 pm

One on Ebay for £50 !!!
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Aidan » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:48 pm

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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Aidan » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:50 pm

Oh, maybe you're not allowed to post ebay links.

Anyway, it's item 360132795952.
They're in Germany.

If this is against some rules, please delete.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Aidan » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:05 pm

I bought three bottles from this seller today anyway. I really liked the 15, but it's a long time since I've had it. Looking forward to the 18.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Wave » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:56 pm

The Laphroaig 15 is still readily available in my little neck of the woods, it is a good whisky and still might pick up a bottle or two for future reference but I'm more anxious to try the UCF 18yo.


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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Ganga » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:21 am

Question: I have found the 15 in both a square box and a carboard tube (most places). Is there a difference in time frame for these two whiskies? That is, does the square box date from 5, 6, 10 years ago or does it just so happen to be in a box instead of a tube?
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Leorin » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:58 am

The boxed version is the older one. But it wasn't too long ago that Laphroaig started to deliver the 15 in a tube, maybe 2 or 3 years from now.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Ganga » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:45 pm

Thank you. I'll likely pick up a boxed one in the near future.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby Aidan » Fri May 01, 2009 9:01 pm

I just opened a bottle. It's one in a tube. It is far, far better than I had remembered. Really looking forward to the 18 now.
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby pkt77242 » Sun May 03, 2009 6:18 am

I am going to miss the 15 but I wish they had bottled it at the 48% that they will be bottling the 18yo at, as I think it would make it an really great whisky.

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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby jhershauer » Sun May 03, 2009 6:28 am

I agree. At least they seem to be going the right direction with the new releases. I had thought about buying another bottle of L15 to save, but I think I'll just pour some of my current open bottle into a 4oz sample bottle for comparison to the 18 later.

Jeff

pkt77242 wrote:I am going to miss the 15 but I wish they had bottled it at the 48% that they will be bottling the 18yo at, as I think it would make it an really great whisky.

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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon May 11, 2009 3:36 pm

The 15yo has always been one of my favs and must get a few for reserve before it goes to a mental price ... actually I'm probably to late :?
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby vivbao » Mon May 25, 2009 2:24 pm

Wow, my Dad just picked this up randomly at duty free....looks like a happy coincidence!
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Re: Laphroaig 15 -Gone but not forgotten

Postby markh67 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:40 am

I think the 18 is quite expensive. Last saturday I paid £ 57 for a 18 while the 15 still goes for £ 33.25. Although a bit expensive the 18 y.o. is a great malt whisky.

The Triple Wood is also available in the Netherlands and expensive too (£ 53). In my opinion Quarter Cask beats the TW and is really value for mony (QC is prized £ 29.71 for 1 litre).
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