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Anone tried a Douglas Laing Premier Barrel Ceramic?

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Anone tried a Douglas Laing Premier Barrel Ceramic?

Postby Nock » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:21 pm

I have the opportunity to buy a DL Premier Barrel Ceramic Decanter of Laphroaig 10yo for about $127. It is 1 of 284 bottled at 46% ABV.

My other choice is to buy an Old Malt Cask of Brora 21yo from 1981 bottled at 50% for $114

Laphroaig is easily one of my favorite drams.
But I have never tried a Brora . . .
and I only have funds (and room in my suitcase) for one

decisions, decisions

any advice is welcomed

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Postby les taylor » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:24 pm

Hi Nock my advice is to get a bigger suitcase. How often do these opportunities come along. You don't want to live regretting.



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Postby TheLaddie » Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:44 pm

If you can only get one get the Brora.

If you are familiar with Laphroaig the nice packaging won't make up for the fact that the 10yo whisky within probably won't expand your experience any. It'll be good, maybe better that the 10yo OB (I've not had a duff bottle out of Douglas Laing) but you would be paying all that extra money for the decanter only.

The Brora is a beautiful whisky. I've not tried the exact bottling you mention but I have a 22yo Old Malt Cask that is just gorgeous. Broras aren't going to be out there very much longer and that price is very good. You may not get another chance to taste a good rare malt for that sort of money.
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Postby Frodo » Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:13 am

The LCBO has a bottling of the Premier Barrel line - a 10yr Caol Ila. I was thinking about it, but $172 for a 10yr?

Seems like this line is probably only for exceptional casks from D. Laing, and having been a big fan of the OMC and Provenance lines well...
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Postby susywong » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:12 am

Hi Guys,

The quality of whisky that goes into the Premier Barrel is the same as that of our OMC range. We introduced the ceramic decanter initially as a gift item but it is doing really well for us!! The uk retail is usually around £50, similar to what we would price our OMC's at.

Either way, the Laphro or the Brora are both cracking drams, but if you only have space for 1 bottle, i'd go for the Brora!

Cheers!
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Postby corbuso » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:23 am

I would follow Susan's recommandation.

You can have a 10YO Laphroaig whenever you want. Stocks of Broras are getting lower every month and will be soon no more. In addition, Broras are excellent whiskies. Never been disappointed so far.

Susan, do you have still in stocks (casks) some Brora pre 1980s?

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Re: Anone tried a Douglas Laing Premier Barrel Ceramic?

Postby peergynt323 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:36 am

Nock wrote:I have the opportunity to buy a DL Premier Barrel Ceramic Decanter of Laphroaig 10yo for about $127. It is 1 of 284 bottled at 46% ABV.

My other choice is to buy an Old Malt Cask of Brora 21yo from 1981 bottled at 50% for $114

Laphroaig is easily one of my favorite drams.
But I have never tried a Brora . . .
and I only have funds (and room in my suitcase) for one

decisions, decisions

any advice is welcomed

Nock


I've been considering an old malt cask Brora as well.
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Postby susywong » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:11 pm

Corbuso, there are some things i can't answer, and your question about our stocks of Brora is one of them. my lips are sealed, sorry!

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Postby TheLaddie » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:50 am

susywong wrote:My lips are sealed, sorry!

Susan


Can I have your whisky then Susan? :D
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Postby Nock » Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:40 am

Thanks for all the input

I went with Susan's advice and went for the Brora.

Really, when will I have another opportunity to easily pick one up in Seattle? (the answer is never)

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Postby Frodo » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:29 am

susywong wrote:Hi Guys,

The quality of whisky that goes into the Premier Barrel is the same as that of our OMC range. We introduced the ceramic decanter initially as a gift item but it is doing really well for us!!


Thanks for the clarification Susan. Much appretiated!!!
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