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Laphroaig Triple Collection?

Postby akallio » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:23 pm

Any experiences from Laphroaig Triple Collection?

It's a collection of 3x0,33l miniatures for 10, 15 and 30 YO. It's priced at about 60 euros. That sounds too good to be true, as a bottle of 30 YO costs more than 200 euros. So by buying two of those collections you get approximately same amount of 30 YO and four bottles of lesser ones - for half the price.

Spooky...
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Laphroaig Triple bottle set

Postby si_peacock » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:33 pm

Hi

Didn't notice the price but I saw the set recently at World of Whiskies at Heathrow. I've had full bottles of all the ones in the set, and if the prices are correct then it does sound a bargain. I'd get in quick however... the guy in the shop told me that due to stock levels the 30 YO is getting rarer. Indeed, if you look at the Laphroaig website, the whisky in the shop jumps from 15YO straight to the 40YO (I got a bottle of the 40 YO as an engagement present recently - not opened it yet - can hardly wait though!!)

An aside - received my Whisky Mag yesterday and the 10YO Cask Strength was voted best in the Scotch category - I'd struggle to disagree with that!

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Postby ronnie » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:40 pm

akallio,

Hmm, I've seen a collection of Laphroaig's, "Laphroaig Collection 47,8% 3 x 0.33 l" containing the 10yo, 10CS and 15yo, at the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. It's priced at 63,80€ (inside the EU) resp. 45,95€ (if you're flying somewhere outside the EU-border).
Seems odd indeed if they have a collection containing the 30yo and with approximately the same price as the above mentioned..

To bad you already ordered a 30 yo..? :wink:

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Postby akallio » Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:41 pm

Well, I've found out that it was actually a collection of 10, 15, 10 CS. That sounds a lot more reasonable. No free lunch, once again... :(

I don't know about you, but I could swear that the rightmost bottle in the fuzzy picture in Whisky Wizard says 30 in the label:

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No, I haven't had any drams when browsing those pages. You know, alcohol does not make young stuff look old, but vice versa... :)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:52 pm

Balvenie had a nicely-priced set of 20cl bottles--10, 12, and 25, if I recall right. (If it wasn't that, it was 10, 15, and 25, but I'm fairly sure it was the first.) Saw it early in my trip last October and spent the rest of the trip regretting not picking it up--the 10 and 12 would have been my road bottles, and the 25 would have come home. Anybody seen this lately?
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Postby richard » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:04 pm

i thought the balvenies were the 10 12 and 15 year old not the 25 year old but i could be wrong

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:10 am

richard wrote:i thought the balvenies were the 10 12 and 15 year old not the 25 year old but i could be wrong

richard


Yes, that's the usual for the set of three 5cl minis, but this was a set of 20cl's. Might have seen it in a duty-free.

Oh, here it is at Loch Fyne for £45--

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Postby islayjunkie » Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:36 pm

akallio wrote:I don't know about you, but I could swear that the rightmost bottle in the fuzzy picture in Whisky Wizard says 30 in the label:


You're right. That is definetly not the number 10 :?

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Postby akallio » Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:25 am

C_I wrote:This is just a lousy picture.. I think your mind is playing tricks, it is already quite hard to discriminate iaphrqak. :shock:


I guess so, I saw a better picture of 0,33l CS somewhere and it looked the same, though it said "10" clearly in the label. The number "1" has turned into something tree-ish because of low resolution, image compression and good imagination. :)
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Postby akallio » Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:38 am

Well, here's a better pic. It is clearly "10", though the "1" tends toward "3" also in this one. It's a bit funny font I think.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:57 pm

Iaphrqak, "The Whisky Of Nunavut", is one of my favorite drams. :wink:
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:30 am

Iaphrqak, "The Whisky Of Nunavut", is one of my favorite drams.


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