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Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby johan brugge » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:49 pm

This may sound like a stupid question but what is the difference between this one and the ordinary 16yo? Is this a special/limited edition? What price should I expect for this bottle?
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby wolpertinger » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:06 pm

The difference is price and taste. Its a bottling from the good old days and of course everything was better then. :smoke:

The experts here will tell you in which year it changed from White Horse to Port Ellen.

White Horse Lagas sell for two sometimes three times the amount of a "normal" 16yo.

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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby johan brugge » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:31 pm

Thanks Wolpertinger. I've received an e-mail from an online whisky shop that has this bottle for sale at 150 Euro (shipping costs not included). I'm not sure I'm going to buy it. I'm tempted to spend my 150 + Euro on something more reasonable than this.
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:06 pm

Johan, Serge over on whiskyfun.com yesterday did a Laga tasting including a 2009 Laga 16 and an old White Horse Laga 16.

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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby johan brugge » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:37 pm

pkt77242 wrote:Johan, Serge over on whiskyfun.com yesterday did a Laga tasting including a 2009 Laga 16 and an old White Horse Laga 16.

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Thanks Sean. I'll have a look.
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:38 pm

Collector57 wrote:
pkt77242 wrote:Johan, Serge over on whiskyfun.com yesterday did a Laga tasting including a 2009 Laga 16 and an old White Horse Laga 16.

Sean

I don't think he did the White Horse 16 Sean, did he?


Nick, at the start of the tasting note he says "another old white horse version this time for our US friends.

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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby johan brugge » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:40 pm

Interesting what he wrote about the White Horse Lagavulin. I think I'll just stick with the 2009 version and spend my 150+ Euro on something else. Thanks again for the info Sean.
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:10 pm

Nick, Yes, they are the importers or at least were back then. From what I found on the internet they are a joint venture between Diageo and LVMH.

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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby wolpertinger » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:40 am

I've tasted the White Horse Laga and it didn't blow me away. Definitely not worth the asking-price of today.
Am still dreaming of the 12yo Laga bottled in the 80s :angel:
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby Danzer » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:35 am

Collector57 wrote:
wolpertinger wrote:I've tasted the White Horse Laga and it didn't blow me away. Definitely not worth the asking-price of today.
Am still dreaming of the 12yo Laga bottled in the 80s :angel:

Ah yes, well that's an entirely different ball game. Have you seen one anywhere in the last 15 years? I haven't :(


Nick, If you mean a Lagavulin 12 yrs Cream Label White Horse, i've just reserved one as a christmas gift. :oops:
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby Danzer » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:34 pm

Collector57 wrote:You seem to have so much more available in NL!

(Or did you order it from the UK? Where?)


I reserved one in a shop in holland called de druiventuin. They have some very nice collectors items. They do cost a fortune i'm afraid

http://whiskysite.nl/
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby johan brugge » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:45 pm

I've also ordered from that shop last month. That's where I bought my two bottles of Ardbeg 1993 Duncan Taylor. He has a huge range of rare and collectable whiskies. It's not cheap though. I can get some his Ardbeg's a lot cheaper from Good Whisky House in Italy, even with a stunning 25 Euro shipping costs included.
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby I_SPEY » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:11 pm

Danzer wrote:
Collector57 wrote:You seem to have so much more available in NL!

(Or did you order it from the UK? Where?)


I reserved one in a shop in holland called de druiventuin. They have some very nice collectors items. They do cost a fortune i'm afraid

http://whiskysite.nl/


I've been there last week and they realy have stunning Lagavulin's and Ardbeg's :o It's a very nice shop, with professional staf and they also have lots of samples(for buying too!). From time to time they do N + T's.
Some Lag's were from € 585,= and up(> € 1000,= as well as some Ardbegs) 8)
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:22 pm

Very good observation Nick. I've rated the a'bunadhs all over the place but others that enjoy different aspects of the various whiskies go just the opposite of me. I've also gone through a suite of Glendronachs from the 80s to current and the quality was very good in the 80s dipped down and is back up to being very good.

I've tried some of the old White Horse juice. I wouldn't rate it any higher or lower but I do prefer it over the Port Ellen maltings.
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Re: Lagavulin 1L 16yo White Horse

Postby Danzer » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:20 am

I_SPEY wrote:I've been there last week and they realy have stunning Lagavulin's and Ardbeg's :o It's a very nice shop, with professional staf and they also have lots of samples(for buying too!). From time to time they do N + T's.
Some Lag's were from € 585,= and up(> € 1000,= as well as some Ardbegs) 8)


Then i've just missed you, i was there 2 weeks ago and had a private tasting. even my GF had a few drops to taste my "fetish". Based on this i bought a 21 YO bowmore blackadder raw cask. This is a stunning dram.
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