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Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Postby Grass Snake » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:27 pm

A couple of years ago I bought a bottle of Ardbeg LOTI with the intention of drinking it. Unfortunately when the wife found out how much it had cost I had to make the excuse it was an investment!

I'm now trying to decide whether to hang onto it, or bite the bullet and open it?

What do you think?
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Re: Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Postby mattbuty » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:39 pm

Why don't you hang on to it till next summer, and plan a holiday up there (and take the bottle with you?) :coffee:

That way you get time to decide your plans, and if you still want to drink it you can crack it open and enjoy the lovely Islay scenery, and the distilleries, and a wee dram in the Port Charlotte hotel, and your wife may well not kill you :thumbsup:

..just a thought :?:
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Re: Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Postby les taylor » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:14 pm

Hi Grass snake. Personally I'd drink it. However cost might come into it. It depends how much you paid for it. Also what it costs to buy now. For instance from Ardbeg it's about £200. However you can get for around the £125 mark. So I guess it's all relative.

It's a handsome beast though isn't it.

:)
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Re: Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Postby LeoDLion » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:21 pm

Drink it and when the bottle is empty, fill it with some cheap rotgut of the same color. Put back the seal and into the cabinet. The wife will never know the difference. If ever it is open, declare that it is spoiled and must be thrown out immediately.
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Re: Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Postby les taylor » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:23 pm

LeoDLion wrote:Drink it and when the bottle is empty, fill it with some cheap rotgut of the same color. Put back the seal and into the cabinet. The wife will never know the difference. If ever it is open, declare that it is spoiled and must be thrown out immediately.



Nice one Leo that is known as having your cake and eating it. :thumbsup:Or in this case drinking it.
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Re: Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:10 am

I'm shocked at the low moral tone being shown here. One must have standards , and know one's priorities in life: What God has put together, let no man put asunder.

After all, whisky will get you through times of the wife being away better the the wife will get you through times of no whisky...so there!!

I have never tried this particular Ardbeg, but boy I would, given a sniff of the stuff...
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Re: Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Postby TheLaddie » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:13 am

This all comes down to a couple of questions:

1. How much did you pay for it compared to today's prices?

2. Do you need money or a drink?

3. If you sell it will you buy more whisky with the money?

4. Are you a man or a mouse? :wink:
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Re: Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:50 pm

Agree with The Laddie's point 4. Why does it matter what your wife thinks?
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Re: Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Postby K-Mile » Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:19 am

Well, I can imagine that some households need to have some level of cooperation to make ends meet, and if the deal was that it's an investment...

Having said that, I would definitely drink the whisky :p
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