Admiral wrote:I'm sure it was a humble typo, Islayjunkie, but how do you get a "10yo 30yo" ?
Laphroaig 30yo costs AUS$700 over here, which is about $532 US dollars. If you can get it for under $200, I suggest you grab it fast.
akallio wrote:I have ordered a one, but I don't have any idea if it is worth it. I didn't make the purchase because of taste, it was more of an identity building thing. I want to recognize myself as a kind of person that has a bottle of Laphroaig 30 yo.
Admiral wrote:There are plenty of $70 whiskies around that taste better than malts double or triple that price.
islayjunkie wrote:I agree it seems prestigious to have an old rare bottle of whisky but does it really taste better than other less expensive quality newer bottles?
Crispy Critter wrote:Indeed, most of the whiskies on my shelf are in the US $30-$80 range, and the Ardbeg '77 at $100 is the most expensive bottle I've bought. It's worth every cent, but it's not a daily drammer. I'm very reluctant to go beyond $100, in any case.?
akallio wrote:Of course you could buy some cheaper 30 yo. But I'm a Laphroaig fan and comparing differently aged bottles of a one distillery seems a lot more interesting than sampling random whiskies at different ages.
islayjunkie wrote:I don't want to be a whisky expert as much as I want good affordable whisky I enjoy drinking.
Let us not mistake quality over price. I'm always searching for cheaper whisky for taste than over priced whisky.
I agree it seems prestigious to have an old rare bottle of whisky but does it really taste better than other less expensive quality newer bottles?
Admiral wrote:Incidentally, go out into a paddock in the middle of winter without any shoes and socks on, and suddenly a fresh, warm cow pat can look quite enticing!