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Talisker 12yo Classic Malts Anniversary

Postby netgio » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:07 am

Hi All,

I assume others in the UK have got the mailing from CM in the last few days about the anniversary edition Talisker 12. Is anyone out there on the "inside" (as it were) that has tasted or knows the background to this bottling?

£44.50 (inc UK shipping) for a 12yo is a bit steep and there is no indication in the blurb of the number of bottles being released, it also appears to be at standard Talisker 12 strength (45.8%) .... tempted to get one to drink and one to keep but too "chicken" to do it at this price without some more info.

Any thoughts?

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Postby RufusA » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:23 pm

This is also being discussed here:

http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6438

..where the dreaded Sherry word is used.

FWIW the "175th" anniversary edition of a couple of years ago cost over £50 and had a limited run of just 60,000 bottles!

The CM mailing mentions there isn't enough for a bottle for each member, but with membership of over 300,000 this probably isn't that indicative of too limited a run.

I'll probably buy two (one to keep, one to drink), but the s**** word has got me a little worried, I still have cold sweats after the Bowmore Darkest Sherry Finish I tried at WL!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:58 pm

A cheap marketing trick and no more. Why pay £44 for a 12yo (of uncertain breeding) when you can pay £38 for the 18yo (rightly or wrongly just voted No. 1 in the world).
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Postby netgio » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:14 pm

eelbrook wrote:A cheap marketing trick and no more. Why pay £44 for a 12yo (of uncertain breeding) when you can pay £38 for the 18yo (rightly or wrongly just voted No. 1 in the world).


Good logic... but I've been a touch rash and taken the plunge... :roll:

Since I have a 10yo and a 18yo in stock the thought of a Talisker flight was too much to resist...I guess their marketing worked!
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Postby Delinquent » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:20 am

Hi there

From the 12yo Talisker are 21500 Bottles available.

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Postby les taylor » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:34 am

Welcome to the forums Bruno. Excuse my question how do you know this? If I may be so bold to ask.



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Postby Delinquent » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:05 am

Of course you may ask!

As a member of the Friends of Classic Malts Switzerland i've received some informational stuff. In this letter was also a promotional infomationsheet about the 12yo Talisker. On this sheet they wrote that this bottling is limited to 21'500 bottles only.

That's why I know it :lol:

Unfortunately I leave tomorrow for a short Islay Trip, otherwise I would made a scan for you.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:45 pm

Delinquent wrote:Unfortunately I leave tomorrow for a short Islay Trip....


My, that is bad news!

Have fun, and tell us all about it!
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Postby vitara7 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:51 pm

i was going to get one this moring when rufus messaged me the link, but as its strictly limited to 21000 ill pass....

i got one of the cragganmore 14yo's in royal lochnager in april for £20 so i think the talisker 12yo might be able to be picked up at the distilleries in the future for a bit less :wink:
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Postby Steve Rush » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:00 pm

netgio wrote:
eelbrook wrote:A cheap marketing trick and no more. Why pay £44 for a 12yo (of uncertain breeding) when you can pay £38 for the 18yo (rightly or wrongly just voted No. 1 in the world).


Good logic... but I've been a touch rash and taken the plunge... :roll:

Since I have a 10yo and a 18yo in stock the thought of a Talisker flight was too much to resist...I guess their marketing worked!


Me too. Despite the price comparison with the very excellent 18yr old, thought it would be a crying shame not to try the 12 regardless. Two bottles were actually ordered. One to dram and one for the cabinet.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:33 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
Delinquent wrote:Unfortunately I leave tomorrow for a short Islay Trip....


My, that is bad news!

Have fun, and tell us all about it!


Yes I concur, very bad news to hear your heading to Islay ... how unfortunate indeed :wink: :lol:

Welcome to the forums from me too and let us know your thoughts on Islay :thumbsup:
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Postby corbuso » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:16 pm

vitara7 wrote:i was going to get one this moring when rufus messaged me the link, but as its strictly limited to 21000 ill pass....

i got one of the cragganmore 14yo's in royal lochnager in april for £20 so i think the talisker 12yo might be able to be picked up at the distilleries in the future for a bit less :wink:


You have been lucky. They haven't seent it at the distillery and in many places, the price is quite higher than the original price. In addition, it is a very good whisky, better than the 17 YO to my opinion.

To come back to the 12 YO, I received my bottle yesterday.
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:58 pm

corbuso wrote:
vitara7 wrote:i was going to get one this moring when rufus messaged me the link, but as its strictly limited to 21000 ill pass....

i got one of the cragganmore 14yo's in royal lochnager in april for £20 so i think the talisker 12yo might be able to be picked up at the distilleries in the future for a bit less :wink:


You have been lucky. They haven't seent it at the distillery and in many places, the price is quite higher than the original price. In addition, it is a very good whisky, better than the 17 YO to my opinion.

To come back to the 12 YO, I received my bottle yesterday.






if you bought any rare malts bottle you got to buy it for £20, £40 on its own @ royal lochnager distillery. went to the cardhu distillery same day and they had it at £85 a bottle :shock:

it just pays to shop around and not to just bite the first time you see a bottle for sale.
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:59 pm

corbuso, any chance in you posting a picture of the tali 12yo. the on on their site is very small....
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Postby les taylor » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:19 pm

vitara7 wrote:corbuso, any chance in you posting a picture of the tali 12yo. the on on their site is very small....
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Postby les taylor » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:55 pm

vitara7 wrote:corbuso, any chance in you posting a picture of the tali 12yo. the on on their site is very small....



Guys my bottle arrived this morning thought you might like to see it.



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Postby RufusA » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:58 pm

Very pretty!

What bottle number did you get?

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Postby les taylor » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:04 pm

RufusA wrote:Very pretty!

What bottle number did you get?

Rufus.


Hi Rufus it's bottle number 19641 plus a lovely business card from lFW.


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Postby Leither » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:07 pm

Les, brilliant - I didn't see your 'copyright' sheet at first and then had to do a double take!

Priceless! :thumbsup:
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Postby martin grant » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:11 pm

Les Taylor, you are a very funny man!
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Postby les taylor » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:17 pm

Thanks Guy's you just never know what might happen in the future.



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Postby RufusA » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:18 pm

Is this bottle a drinker or a keeper. If the former, any chance of the Les' & Mrs/Miss Les' tasting notes! Or are the taste buds still recovering from the Ledaig NAS?

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Postby les taylor » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:31 pm

RufusA wrote:Is this bottle a drinker or a keeper. If the former, any chance of the Les' & Mrs/Miss Les' tasting notes! Or are the taste buds still recovering from the Ledaig NAS?

Rufus.


Hi Rufus did you get one or two. My other bottle is number 01175. So I think one of them will definetly get opened at sometime soon.

My dad came for dinner last night I pulled the old NAS trick on him. He liked it. I nearly wet myself.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:02 pm

Les, you should have placed the disclaimer so that it reads through the bottle--it's too easy to cut out the way you have it!
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Postby les taylor » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:14 pm

Mr T is this what you mean..

NOW YOU SEE IT NOW YOU DON'T.



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Postby netgio » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:28 pm

Well, according to Parcel Force I have recieved and signed for my 12yo this morning ... strange turn of events since I'm at work! :? I just hope it was my neighbour impersonating me and that he doesn't get thirsty!!

Ordered one to open and one for stock. I'm planning a Talisker flight for the weekend 10/12/18 so I'll post notes when it happens.
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Postby RufusA » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:55 pm

les taylor wrote:Hi Rufus did you get one or two.


Shamefully I have yet to order. Was about to place an order for two (one to drink, and one to keep in the cupboard for a year gathering dust then discovering I have no whisky left and thirsty guests so open anyway), BUT on reading the size of the bottle run, and checking the price of the 18YO my initial enthusiasm evaporated!

Hoping someone will open a bottle, say this is wonderful stuff worth every penny and not just a[nother] cheap marketing ploy to exploit gullible Diageo followers.

Then again my whisky cupboard is all but bare, I'm a sucker for blue boxes and my credit card is whispering sweet nothings to my keyboard!

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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:08 pm

les, id wet myself if i logged into ebay in the next week or so and seen your picture on their of the 12yo talisker...

you should just put a watermark right across it
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Postby les taylor » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:35 pm

V7 I think this should do it.


Image



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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:30 pm

all i see is a red cross....
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:30 pm

or is that the idea... :?
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Postby malthead » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:10 pm

I tried this Talisker the other day - not a bad dram quite creamy and the a little less spicy than the standard bottling.

Overall I would say its not worth the extra money over the standard 10yo - just my two pennies worth!

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