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ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:08 pm

I've heard that this line is 'on the way out'. Is this true please?

Also, is it actually a 25yo or is the whisky somewhat older?
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby r900p » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:39 am

Sorry Eelbrook gatecrashing here.

Is this bottle been done in batches, different releases, year on year.

Thanks, Rob
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:32 am

My recollection is that there were maybe two bottlings of this (someone may correct me), and rather than being "on the way out", it is over the hills and far away. If you can find one, good on ya.
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:10 am

I recently read what's out there is it, not being bottled anymore. But knowing Ardbeg, and whisky in general, I'm sure Ardbeg will have another 25y or so bottling before long when this one evaporates. But I remember another thread on this eelbrook, that may have more information. Get one if you find it, it's great whisky, and at that age for Ardbeg, honestly a great deal!
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:15 am

And just found this on the Royal Mile Whisky website...
"Re-released in Autumn 2006, went out of stock with Moet in November 2007."
Damn, maybe I need to get another one!!
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:50 am

My recollection is that it has a 25yr age statement on the bottle, and that is great stuff. It's not cheap though.
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:14 pm

I don't remember seeing an actual statement on the bottle, perhaps in the clever presentation slip rolled inside the box it may so though.
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:29 pm

Di Blasi wrote:I'm sure Ardbeg will have another 25y or so bottling before long when this one evaporates.


i dont think there will be a 25yo from ardbeg for some time due to the gap in their stock. i think the next one will be in 2015 at the earliest as the 1980 stuff they have now will be over 25yo and i dont think ardbeg would over age a bottle now that LVHM own them.
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:30 pm

Di Blasi wrote:I don't remember seeing an actual statement on the bottle, perhaps in the clever presentation slip rolled inside the box it may so though.

Yeah maybe that's it DB. I'm sure I saw it somewhere.
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:32 pm

ive just looked at my LOTI and it does say 25yo on the bottle, but its on the rear label.
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:42 pm

Wow cool, okay, good info there thanks guys! 25y it is, and patience now til 2015! But is it possible to save one for the future bottling to have a side by side tasting??
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:19 pm

Di Blasi wrote:But is it possible to save one for the future bottling to have a side by side tasting??

That would depend entirely on your self control my friend :)
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:57 pm

Yes of course! Not sure about that though. I'd like to get another to make the job a bit easier.
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:30 pm

theres still a few shops got it in stock. some quite pricey, but theres one i know that still has it for £120
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:32 pm

Royal Mile has it at 125£, which I think is very fair!! When comparing other Ardbeg distillery bottlings to this one, a 25 year old, wow, sounds like they're giving it away!!
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby les taylor » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:33 pm

vitara7 wrote:theres still a few shops got it in stock. some quite pricey, but theres one i know that still has it for £120


I've seen it at £125. Does our talking about it create a panic and a run on it? Like saying there's going to be a petrol shortage fill up your tanks now.
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:48 pm

you never know les, we could turn it to our advantage...

buy a load of ledaig, bum it up and them flog it at a healthy mark up... :lol:

or, if any whisky distillery would to give me free stuff, im sure i could bum them up a bit a create a run of stuff their trying to shift
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Re: ARDBEG "LORD OF THE ISLES"

Postby les taylor » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:54 pm

vitara7 wrote:you never know les, we could turn it to our advantage...

buy a load of ledaig, bum it up and them flog it at a healthy mark up... :lol:

or, if any whisky distillery would to give me free stuff, im sure i could bum them up a bit a create a run of stuff their trying to shift



:P :P I like to see an entrepreneur in action.
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