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Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby yangbrucey » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:33 pm

World of Whiskies are currently selling an official Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Cask Matured at 53.1%. The label says it has been bottled from just one Oloroso cask. Does anyone know anything about this bottling as it seemed cheap for a distillery bottling from a single cask?
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:34 pm

how much is it and is it at edinburgh airport per chance?

did you get one? if so can you post a picture of it please.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby yangbrucey » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:24 pm

Yes,

Edinburgh Airport £35. Sorry, don't have photosharing - can email pic you if you want.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:29 pm

pm'd you my email address
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby adogranonthepitch » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:05 pm

looks like I need a holiday ... from an airport .... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:40 pm

i wonder if the W O W at edinburgh airport would post out....

need to find someone flying out!!
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:34 am

This is a distillery bottling, single cask, 12y Laphroaig, really, at 35£?? Does anyone else around here find that hard to believe??
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby slojo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:40 am

I bought two in Heathrow last month - same price. Not opened as yet.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby slojo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:42 am

Forgot to say...it's a World of Whiskies exclusive, so not available in the shops
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby r900p » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:49 am

Bugger and my sis flew out of Heathrow to St Martin's the other week, don't suppose they'd allow the bottle on the boat she gets back, stripped out for racing, all luggage sent ahead to reduce weight. Would be a good botle for my father.

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby kildalton » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:54 am

I really would like to have one but I cannot imagine how :( ...
This time my long hands will miss the target... :x
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:26 am

Everything, I mean everyWHISKY is possible kildalton! Not easy I'm sure, at that price, almost worthwhile flying out and getting it.
Anybody try it yet???
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby laphroaigaficionado » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:39 am

I think that there are not much left, I bought my ones
3 weeks ago, Terminal 2 at Heathrow, they only got 6 bottles
at World Duty Free.
I called them in advance to put it aside, which works quite
well, the people at the customers service are quite helpful.
The phone number for those who want to try is:
+ 44 (0)20 8757 3825
I assume that there are approximately 200-300 around in all
BA duty free shops.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:35 am

Perhaps you're the best one to ask about this bottling laphroaigaficionado! What do you know about it and is it possible to post a foto?
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby laphroaigaficionado » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:06 am

I do not know a lot about this bottling, even the people at the
distillery did not know anything about this bottling, I have already
asked them. They were surprised....
I know that it is made exclusively for World Duty Free from one Oloroso
cask, this is how I estimate the number of bottles.
Of course I can post a picture, if somebody could let me know how :oops:
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:40 am

Sounds like such a collectable bottling no one hardly knows it's available!! How did you hear about it laphroaigaficionado? Coincidence?? Hopefully someone else will be along shortly to help with the photo uploading... :oops:
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby les taylor » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:03 pm

laphroaigaficionado wrote:I do not know a lot about this bottling, even the people at the
distillery did not know anything about this bottling, I have already
asked them. They were surprised....
I know that it is made exclusively for World Duty Free from one Oloroso
cask, this is how I estimate the number of bottles.
Of course I can post a picture, if somebody could let me know how :oops:


The easiest way is to open a photobucket account.
Then when you are in what is called my album, click on browse, that will then take you to your pictures which are stored on your computer.
Double click on the picture you want to upload.
Then go back to photo bucket.
Click on Upload it will then upload.
Then edit the picture by resizing it to website size.
Then click on the imgcode.
Copy and then paste it into your whisky mag posting.

It really is simple.


:)
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby laphroaigaficionado » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:05 pm

I got to know when one of my whisky pals had seen it
at the airport and had let me know. Luckily I had the
possibility to travel via Heathrow a few days after.
But in general, the people at the customer support
of the Duty Free are always willing to put away the
bottles for you when you call them in advance.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby yangbrucey » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:11 pm

WOW at Edinburgh Airport seemed to have plenty when I bought mine last Friday. I only spotted it by pure chance in amongst all the other bottles, as I was looking for Ardmore at the time. I thought it was cask strength Laphroaig as it is in the same dark green tube, but did a double take when I saw it was 12 years old instead of 10.
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The lady who served me at WOW didn't have any additional info about it. I was surprised that such a limited edition version of a distillery bottling was on sale with no fanfare. The small print on the label says "Specially selected and bottled for World Duty Free from just one Oloroso cask, to create a rare balance of peat smoke and subtle sweetness". It seems strange that the main part of the label doesn't state it's single cask Laphroaig, yet the small print suggests it is. I've emailed Laphroaig for some info about it, so I'll post when I get a reply.
I wish I'd bought more, but the wife was going ballistic about how long I'd already spent in the shop!!!
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby laphroaigaficionado » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:12 pm

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Hi, hopefully it works.

If yes, it is very easy :oops:

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:18 pm

Beautiful!!!
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby les taylor » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:43 pm

Good work laphroaigaficionado. Thanks for sharing the picture.

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby woodhill » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:10 pm

I want that one!
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby peatjunkie » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:11 pm

The guy at the shop in London Heathrow told me there are only 500 bottles

So hurry up guys,take a plane

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:00 pm

well, didnt think it would take long, but one guy has this bottle on ebay for buy it now £350
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:08 pm

bloody hell, the bottle got listed at 17.31 and went back into look again at it, its now 18.00 and the "invalid item" message is coming up, ebays took it of.... bit harsh surley..
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby r900p » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:17 am

Invalid item meaning...? The seller been naighty then, its not one of the ebay shops is it?

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:20 am

meaning ebay ended the auction themselfs.
the same seller had the same bottle on again at $699 but cant seem to find it again, ebay must have canceled the auction again.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:28 am

So the seller is not playing by the rules then?? I guess that ebay can delete them no problem if they don't play nice, by the rules or something. I wonder what the seller did though?? I doubt "overpricing" qualifies!
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby jimidrammer » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:01 pm

I'm wondering if Laphroaig is testing the waters again like they did with the QC to FOL only, then turned around and released it globally. I sure hope so. This may be another reason the 10yo is being pulled back. Shhh, this is how rumors get started. Forget I said anything...until next year. :oops:
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby woodhill » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:00 am

:yuk: :yuk: Back on Ebay with a BIN of £249 :yuk: :yuk:
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby vitara7 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:05 am

and theres one on from edinburgh at a start price of £50. wish i had one... :x
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:26 am

Wow, unbelievable, outrageous! Are any bottles available still in the shops? I have a friend passing through either Aberdeen or Edinburgh, not sure which, and maybe I'll have him pick me up a bottle.
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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby woodhill » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:20 pm

My business partner is flying through heathrow on 11th jan, so I rang them there he told me they have totally sold out. Across all branches.

Anyone got a spare? ("he asked - expecting the answer no")

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Re: Laphroaig 12 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured 53.1%

Postby The Fachan » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:25 pm

WOW..... that cask has had it tough to be at 53.1% after only 12 years!!!!
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