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Laphroaig 30yr

Postby nxthree » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:50 pm

Found Laphroaig 30yr locally on sale for $235. Too good a price to pass up? I can't seem to find it online for less than $400.

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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby johan brugge » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:29 pm

Only $235? Is it a genuine bottle? The cheapest price I've found so far is 279.00 € (without shipping costs). If it is a genuine bottle I'd buy it although I've had cheaper ones that were better than the Laph 30.
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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby nxthree » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:36 pm

There's two local liquor stores that carry it. One has it on sale for $235, the other has it for $260, but I can get a 10% discount.

I've never spent more than $80 on a bottle. Not sure if it's worth the price of 3 bottles since I'm such a rookie.
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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby johan brugge » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:45 pm

This is really cheap for this kind of whisky. If I were you I wouldn't let this one pass. Certainly not at this price. Don't get me wrong about the quality of the Laph 30 because I wrote that I had some better ones. It is an outstanding whisky but I like my whiskies a bit younger and bolder than this one. But I must admit that the 'nose' of the Laph 30 is one of the best I've ever had.
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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:52 pm

The Laph 30 is a nice whisky and that is a nice price. As Johan pointed out it has an amazing nose, a very nice palate but only an ok finish (in my mind a little weak, due to the abv). Since it is a discontinued bottling this is your one chance to try it before it disappears.

I have only had a 2 or 3oz sample of it so I hope more people pop in and give opinions.

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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby jhershauer » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:17 am

Laph 30 is my favorite whisky of the 60-70 that I've tried so far. An amazing nose gets more bonus points from me than it does for many others around here. I regret that I only bought one bottle when I had the chance to get a couple back in May. Now it's disappeared in AZ.

I say buy it! Buy two...if you aren't thrilled with the first one, you'll be able to sell the second one and cover the cost of both once the remaining very low stocks disappear.

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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby jimidrammer » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:52 pm

The Laphroaig 30yo really is a bargain here right now compared to all the other rising prices. I bought one last year for $200US, opened it and went back to get two more immediately, thinking they would all be gone, but there's still some around @$220-$240. Still wish we had gotten the wooden box or at least a special tube. Anyone got a box they want to part with for my display?

I agree the Laph30 is a special whisky, as mentioned a little weak on the finish, but what's there is intricately unique. I only spend that much on a single bottle when it's: really exceptional quality, rare(nearing extinction) and still rather reasonably priced and this meets all those criteria. About to talk myself into one more bottle. :oops:
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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby Ardbeg311 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:26 am

I would grab one at that price. Still the best whisky I have had to date, though the bottle and samples I have had was 4-5 years ago. I don't know what the current bottles taste like. I personally did not find the finish to be lacking in this whisky.
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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby Knolly » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:21 pm

Regardless of whether you think it's worth the money or not, these bottles are starting to increase drastically in cost. It's only in the USA where they can still be found for between 200 and 300 dollars.

So, even if you don't decide to drink it right now, it's going to be an investment for sure: either something super cool to open down the road (when they're selling for 400 pounds per bottle as they're starting to do in Europe, or perhaps to use as trading fodder for some other bottles that you might come across in the future.

Either way, if you have the money, I would pick one or two of them up.

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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby Ganga » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:40 am

Not likely to find it under $350 in California anymore. This one is a really good balance between the sherry and peat.
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Re: Laphroaig 30yr

Postby ColoradoDram » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:45 am

This is the best I've nosed and tasted of ~100 bottles. I wrote in my review of my regret that I didn't buy a 2nd bottle when I had the chance. Now in Colorado I don't have the chance...
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