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Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

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Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby Minnesota Malt » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:02 am

Just curious if you guys here in the US have seen a lot of Laph 15 around still? I bought a bottle several months ago in fear that it would be all gone real soon, but I still see it around at pretty much every liquor store I go to in the Twin Cities area. Just yesterday I saw it on sale at a liquor store close to me for $41 :shock: and they had like 5 or 6 of them left!
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby lockejn » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:20 am

The state of NH liquor stores are showing about 150 bottles in inventory. At least 30 of those are within 10 miles of my home or workplace. I, too, am surprised to see so many still available.
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby Minnesota Malt » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:35 am

What price are they going for in New Hampshire?
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:43 am

Plenty around here as well, I thought they would have been gone by now though they are going for $55 out here.


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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:44 am

MM, I hope you bought a bottle or two at the $41 price. :iwbrnt:


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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby Minnesota Malt » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:57 am

Oh I made sure I did, wasn't even in the market to buy a bottle of single malt when I went in that liquor store, just beer, but when I saw it for that price I had to snag one. Like you said, :iwbrnt:
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby Ganga » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:22 am

Getting a little scarcer. Larger stores tend to be out. Small stores have it for $55-70.
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby Ardbegfan » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:50 am

I have 2 of these available, dont mind posting to the US

£50 each excluding postage

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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby lockejn » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:33 pm

Minnesota Malt wrote:What price are they going for in New Hampshire?

Ooops, forgot that little detail. It's going for $69.99 at the moment, but it was $59.99 the last I looked a couple months ago. If the inventory doesn't move before they start getting pressure to stock the 18 I expect the price could drop as low as $49.99. If it does, I'll pick one up. Otherwise, I'd prefer not to get hooked on something I'll never be able to buy again.
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby jimidrammer » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:00 pm

There's still some 15yo around here in the south @ $60. I try to pick one up as funds permit. And I have heard they will be delaying the roll out of the 18yo until the 15yo sells out. I'm not sure why that matters, its not like it's a rebranding or package change, plus it'll give Laphroaig more shelf space. I'm anxious to try the 18yo and also the Triple Wood that's coming next year. :thumbsup:
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:27 am

Laphroaig 18 is on the shelves now.
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby bbrownri » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:14 pm

I suppose I must be out of the loop, but is the Lap 15 a limited edition? I, too, see it everywhere I go, so it never struck me as something particularly rare or out of the ordinary.
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby Ganga » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:40 pm

It was not a limited edition. Rather the distillery has decided to discontinue this product in favor of an 18 yo.
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby bbrownri » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:39 am

Ganga wrote:the distillery has decided to discontinue this product in favor of an 18 yo.


I see. Thanks for enlightening me!
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Re: Supply of Laphroaig 15 in the US

Postby Knolly » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:04 am

I think it won't just disappear in a year: the Laphroaig 30 was like that as well. In fact, the L30 pretty much kicked around for a couple of years at $225 - $275 USD while it was starting to sell for 200 - 400 pounds in the UK and Europe before people started snapping up all the remaining bottles...

I don't expect the 15yo to command anywhere near those prices, but it will probably slowly be consumed and then - all of a sudden - will be mostly gone.

Whether it's value increases or not - I just saw a Laphroaig 30 on sale for $599 in Las Vegas, ouch!!! - remains to be seen, but I don't think that it can demand the high dollars that the 30yo seems to.

That being said, I really like the L15 and have a few of them stashed away for the future :)
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