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Postby ScotchPalate » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:09 pm

The upscale Islay. Its taste is well respected and it's aged and it around $90 USD a bottle.

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Postby peergynt323 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:15 pm

I've heard that the price has more to do with stock limitations, although my local liquor stores have a ton in stock, so who knows.

It's the Islay that I see most often behind the bar in California, if that means anything.

$90??? I've seen it for $50, which is comparable to (if not, cheaper than) Laphroiag 15yo and the old Ardbeg 17yo when it existed. You should pay the shipping from California.
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Postby ScotchPalate » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:13 pm

$50!!! Son of a %^#%^(&* In AZ it's all $90 a bottle. :x :x
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Postby les taylor » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:25 pm

Its £36.90 in the motherland. Hope that helps to calibrate it with round the world price.


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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:25 pm

ive heard from them themselfs that the price is to do with stock limitations too.

one thing to note though about the laga 16yo. you cant compare the price of it to the other starting standard bottles from other islay distilleries as they are all a few years younger.
when you actually compare it to malts of the same age from other islay distilleries, its a good price.

laga 16yo - £37
bowmore 17 or 18yo(depending on where you are) - £39 - £49
bruichladdich17yo - £49


so for somthign that is by there own admissions limited, it is a good price when you compare to others.
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Postby BubbaC » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:35 pm

ScotchPalate wrote:$50!!! Son of a %^#%^(&* In AZ it's all $90 a bottle. :x :x


Wow, that pains me to even see.
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:38 pm

$50 works out about £26- £27 a bottle, at that price id be buying a few ;)
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Postby lbacha » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:47 pm

I'm going to pick up a couple bottles for $47.50 in Oklahoma next week and see if they will order me some more. Can't pass up that price.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:53 pm

Here in Germany it's around €45 (30 GBP), but i still prefer other 'Islays' as I just don't like this stuff.
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Postby peergynt323 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:48 am

There's a tapas place I go to and I always order Laga as an apertif or with the salty/fishy dishes. I think of Laga as more of a food friendly whisky than laphroaig or ardbeg--I can't imagine what I would pair those with. I get full just thinking about them.

Laga can stand on its own too, of course. Very complex.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:59 am

I think the worst of the Lagavulin supply kink is over; for a couple years, there seemed to be some allocation going on. The stuff was unavailable in the province of Quebec for half of the year, several years running, for example.

Diageo have done a fine job marketing the six Classic Malts, which is why so many bars in the States have those and the two big Glens and aught else. If there is a perception that Lagavulin is The Upscale Islay, then I'd say they've done a very fine job indeed.
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Postby peergynt323 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:16 am

Especially considering that Lagavulin and Caol Ila have the most awkward names of the Islays. 8)
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Postby EdipisReks » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:22 am

i get it for $75 in across the river in Kentucky.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:28 am

peergynt323 wrote:Especially considering that Lagavulin and Caol Ila have the most awkward names of the Islays. 8)


Laphroaig? Bruichladdich? Bunnahabhain? Kilchoman?
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Postby Admiral » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:43 am

Here, Lagavulin 16yo has hit the A$100 mark, which is about 40 GBP, or US$78

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Postby Nock » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:06 am

Here in Washington State the price for Lagavulin 16yo is $62
which is about 31 GBP
or about 48 Euro

My experience is that everything is more expensive in California except for the whisky which just happens to be cheaper then almost anywhere else in the US

But then I haven't actually visited all the liquor stores across the US to make that definitive . . . just a general feeling :P
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:57 am

It seems they transport this nectar of the gods halfway round the world and it becomes cheaper than in the uk. That I gues is indicitive of the Uk taxation laws than anything else.


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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:11 am

Yes, the UK tax on alcohol is pretty nasty.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:44 am

It is €65.00 and over here in Ireland that is over £40.00 :x and I do love it.
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:48 am

IWC wrote:-

It is €65.00 and over here in Ireland that is over £40.00 and I do love it.


Oh well the grass is not always greener over there. ( in a manner of speaking ) Ireland pays more tax than the UK then.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:27 pm

Because of the so called Celtic Tiger we also pay more mark-up on luxury goods :cry:
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Postby peergynt323 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:37 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:Yes, the UK tax on alcohol is pretty nasty.
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It's the only tax they can collect that doesn't affect consumption! :wink:
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:42 pm

The Lagavulin 16yo costs 35,00 euros at Supermercati PAM SPA!
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Postby xcel » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:27 am

peergynt323 wrote:I've heard that the price has more to do with stock limitations, although my local liquor stores have a ton in stock, so who knows.

It's the Islay that I see most often behind the bar in California, if that means anything.

$90??? I've seen it for $50, which is comparable to (if not, cheaper than) Laphroiag 15yo and the old Ardbeg 17yo when it existed. You should pay the shipping from California.




Where have you seen it for $50? I've bought it at $60 at a nearby liquer store. Bevmo has them at $70
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Postby aarkwilde » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:03 pm

xcel wrote:
peergynt323 wrote:I've heard that the price has more to do with stock limitations, although my local liquor stores have a ton in stock, so who knows.

It's the Islay that I see most often behind the bar in California, if that means anything.

$90??? I've seen it for $50, which is comparable to (if not, cheaper than) Laphroiag 15yo and the old Ardbeg 17yo when it existed. You should pay the shipping from California.




Where have you seen it for $50? I've bought it at $60 at a nearby liquer store. Bevmo has them at $70


The Costco in Novato sells it for $55 a bottle. Best deal I've seen.
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Postby shoganai » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:50 am

I do most of my whisky shopping in PA and CT. PA has a standard price of $69.99. In CT I usually see it for around $55.

A little strange because usually the prices are pretty close, like within a $$ or two.
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Postby lexvo » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:41 pm

Here in the Netherlands Lagavulin 16 is about 44 euros (about $57 or GBP 28 ). This week I bought one at a discount: 35 euros ($45 or GBP 23) :)
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Postby Ize » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:33 am

lexvo wrote:Here in the Netherlands Lagavulin 16 is about 44 euros (about $57 or GBP 28 ). This week I bought one at a discount: 35 euros ($45 or GBP 23) :)

*sigh* Due to taxes set to alcohol, Lagavulin costs 55€ in Finland.
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Postby EdipisReks » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:39 pm

i plan on drinking my nearly full bottle of lagavulin later today. does premium scotch make you feel better?
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Postby lexvo » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:02 pm

Ize wrote:
lexvo wrote:Here in the Netherlands Lagavulin 16 is about 44 euros (about $57 or GBP 28 ). This week I bought one at a discount: 35 euros ($45 or GBP 23) :)

*sigh* Due to taxes set to alcohol, Lagavulin costs 55€ in Finland.


Yes, I noticed that when I visited Finland 2 years ago. That 35 euros was an exception though, normal price is 44 euros
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Postby Ize » Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:45 pm

lexvo wrote:Yes, I noticed that when I visited Finland 2 years ago. That 35 euros was an exception though, normal price is 44 euros

On the positive side, Caol Ila 12yo is only amazing 34€! But I think I have to thank Diageo for this, my guess is that they try to gain ground in Finland. :) And I don't think that they want to do it with Lagavulin. ;)
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Postby Drrich1965 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:41 pm

Ize wrote:
lexvo wrote:Yes, I noticed that when I visited Finland 2 years ago. That 35 euros was an exception though, normal price is 44 euros

On the positive side, Caol Ila 12yo is only amazing 34€! But I think I have to thank Diageo for this, my guess is that they try to gain ground in Finland. :) And I don't think that they want to do it with Lagavulin. ;)


For those of us who travel to Latin America, the Caol Ila 12 can be found in duty free for $25. A fantastic deal.
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Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:23 am

Lagavulin 16 yo $ 93.30 (60.82 EUROs)
Caol Ila 12 yo n/a in Ontario ...although I do have a bottle, just no price!
Caol Ila 18 yo $ 102.95 (67.11 EUROs)

Sigh, :cry: I concur with Lawrence, we live in the **s of the world sometimes.
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Postby Ize » Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:14 pm

Drrich1965 wrote:For those of us who travel to Latin America, the Caol Ila 12 can be found in duty free for $25. A fantastic deal.

O M G !!
[beep], that's [beep]ing less than [beep]ing 20€.
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Postby Yellowjacket » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:46 pm

Lagavulin 16 typically goes for about $80 around here. I did find a place that was selling two bottles for $50. Did I hesitate to buy? For about as long as it took to make sure I had the money in my wallet :D
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