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Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby papercrack » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:21 pm

I see Corryvrecken is starting to increase in value over recent weeks.
Is this due to the new general release due later this year or has it become another Ardbeg cult dram .
I wonder how many of the 5000 are left :thumbsup: .
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:24 pm

I really enjoyed mine, although I must say I prefered the Supernova - outstanding dram.

I think that as time passes and with the release later this year people will want it even more (the 1st release) and prices will go higher.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:57 am

More likely the Ardbeg Cult that doesn't follow the release information from Ardbeg think this is their last shot. Personally, I think it was a rather mundane whisky.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby les taylor » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:59 am

I guess it's horses for courses. I love the power of it. :)
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:39 pm

rocket fuel baby ...........
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby lincoln imp » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:18 pm

Ardbeg = hype :x
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby lohssanami » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:14 pm

I think it's hype only for those looking to make money off it.

It certainly is a great whisky, and I've heard that opinion from others here that are not as crazy about Ardbeg as myself.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby lincoln imp » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:12 pm

[quote="lohssanami"]I think it's hype only for those looking to make money off it.

Well said, :thumbsup:
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby papercrack » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:06 pm

How many of the original 5000 bottles do we think are left. :smoke:
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:43 pm

Virtually all of them I reckon. Nothing rare about the Committee Corryvreckan.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby Aidan » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:27 am

I think it's an excellent whisky, one of the best Ardbegs I've tried.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby papercrack » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:54 pm

The highest ever on ebay for Corryvrecken.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ARDBEG-CORRYVREKA ... 240%3A1318
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby corbuso » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:30 pm

to me, it was probably one of the best recent release from Ardbeg, more punch and complexity than the Renaissance for instance. In addition, it was a one-off (and containing some Bordeaux-matured casks) and out of the 5000 bottles, quite a few have been opened.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby Aidan » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:33 pm

I'd agree with that. Wouldn't be mad about the Renaissance, as nice as it was. The Corryvreckan is one of my favourite ever Ardbegs.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby lohssanami » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:09 pm

C_I wrote:I thought the corry was up for general release later this year..


This is what I've heard as well. Somewhere around September, but don't quote me on it as I don't have it from any official source.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:57 pm

Yes, it is going to be on general release, which makes high ebay prices look even more stupid.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby mr_fox » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:11 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Yes, it is going to be on general release, which makes high ebay prices look even more stupid.


Not wanting to open the usual can of worms, but general release only makes current Ebay prices look silly to drinkers. Collectors would see the impending general release as a reason to get hold of their limited release bottles to sit alongside the general bottles when they get them.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri May 01, 2009 9:17 pm

I have no doubt that Ardbeg puts out some excellent whiskys in fact I know they do. However I don't think the speculators can have as big an impact on a 5000 release of Ardbeg as people think. I personally put it down to the fact of it being a pure cult distillery and the distillery really plays on that and between the distillery and the Ardbeg fans they create the hype amonst themselves.


In relation to this expression collectors and fans are paying over the odds now in the blind knowledge that the next and subquent versions will not be of similar quality.

I personally feel the Ardbeg will slowly become a Bruichladdich with so many different expressions that it will eventually dilute the so called collector status of the Distillery.

Sell now while the going is goood :wink:
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 02, 2009 5:53 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:...Sell now while the going is goood :wink:


Everyone should try to sell...make the bottom drop out so I can replenish the bottles below that will be empty soon.


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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby Bloody Marvellous » Sat May 02, 2009 8:38 am

I just bought a Corryvreckan which I will probably not open.

Looking forward to the general release so I can have a taste :D.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby papercrack » Sat May 02, 2009 3:59 pm

If you do not mind how much did you pay. :coffee:
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby Klas » Sat May 02, 2009 7:03 pm

There are bottles of Corryvreckan availible at "The Whisky Barrel" for £299.99. :roll: :roll: :roll: Nothing I would be willing to pay.
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat May 02, 2009 7:12 pm

Bloody Marvellous wrote:I just bought a Corryvreckan which I will probably not open.

Looking forward to the general release so I can have a taste :D.


Well you won't be tasting the same whisky , It won't be like the Supernova which was the same batch of whisky , it will be made up differently.....
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Re: Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Cult or hype

Postby Danzer » Sun May 03, 2009 6:16 am

Bloody Marvellous wrote:I just bought a Corryvreckan which I will probably not open.

Looking forward to the general release so I can have a taste :D.


Robbenim's by any chance? :D
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