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Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby bjm » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:17 pm

Ok so my first real purchase of good scotch is on its way to me now. I bought 2 bottles of the Lagavulin 21. Its got good write ups everywhere and its also relatively steal versus say a Black Bowmore LOL!..oh yeah I also picked up some Laphroaig 30 because you guys told me too :thumbsup: and I know good advice when I get it and because I am a little bit impulsive or maybe :insane: could be.
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:43 pm

:shock: Good purchase. I think you did better than the Bowmore.
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:03 pm

Yes, great choices, and at those prices, you can actually drink and enjoy the stuff too! Enjoy them, perhaps the start of a long and loving relationship for you! :thumbsup:
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby Ryguy » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:00 pm

Nice choices, you will enjoy them very much! :D :thumbsup:
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby tungsten » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:33 pm

(just to break the trend of posts here)


Good choice.
But you will NOT enjoy them. You will rather send them to me (PM me for the address). is :iwbrnt: appropriate here?

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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:11 pm

If you had enough to buy a BB you should of bought a case of laga 21yo.

I reckon you will at least double your money in a couple years time.
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby bjm » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:36 pm

10 L30s, and 2 Laga 21. Hopefully same end result if not I guess I will be taking up scotch drinking! I think the L30 may be a better investment as hertofore it was most likely being consumed not collected. Weheras I imagine the Laga 21 is not being cosumed with abandon because of its collector piece status..But I really have no clue. love to hear everyones thoughts on this.


[quote="irishwhiskeychaser"]If you had enough to buy a BB you should of bought a case of laga 21yo.

I reckon you will at least double your money in a couple years time.[/quote]
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:38 pm

Wow :shock:

Fair enough ..... I always go for the cheaper option though as there is more scope for improvement.

Laga 21 is being consumed with abandon also as it was fairly reasonable to buy. Worth buying a few more if you can :wink:
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby bjm » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:43 pm

The L30 was the cheaper option L30 $200, Laga 21 $270.
Now I just have to deal with the wife when the credit card bill come in :shock:

[quote="irishwhiskeychaser"]Wow :shock:
Fair enough ..... I always go for the cheaper option though as there is more scope for improvement.

Laga 21 is being consumed with abandon also as it was fairly reasonable to buy. Worth buying a few more if you can :wink:[/quote]
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:50 pm

bjm wrote:The L30 was the cheaper option L30 $200, Laga 21 $270.
Now I just have to deal with the wife when the credit card bill come in :shock:


That is amazing ... I paid £110 fo my Laga 21 :thumbsup: and £190 for the Lap 30 :| .

Just goes to show what goes on in different markets. :?
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby corbuso » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:29 pm

bjm wrote:The L30 was the cheaper option L30 $200, Laga 21 $270.
Now I just have to deal with the wife when the credit card bill come in :shock:

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Wow :shock:
Fair enough ..... I always go for the cheaper option though as there is more scope for improvement.

Laga 21 is being consumed with abandon also as it was fairly reasonable to buy. Worth buying a few more if you can :wink:

$200 for the Laphroaig 30? Never seen it so cheap. I would probably have bought 1-2 bottles at tha price. The Laga is a bit on the high price range, but to find one bottle is not very easy anymore.
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby bjm » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:36 pm

:[/quote][/quote]
$200 for the Laphroaig 30? Never seen it so cheap. I would probably have bought 1-2 bottles at tha price. The Laga is a bit on the high price range, but to find one bottle is not very easy anymore.[/quote]

$270 is the cheapest I have seen the Laga 21 here in the U.S. In fact most places advertize this at $300 to $350
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby Jobi » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:10 pm

bjm wrote:The L30 was the cheaper option L30 $200, Laga 21 $270.
Now I just have to deal with the wife when the credit card bill come in :shock:


bjm, where did you find the Lap 30 at $200?
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby bjm » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:07 am

well, it was 200 yesterday. Price just went up I guess.

http://www.vintagewines.biz/indivprod.c ... rl/pid_543




[quote="Jobi"][quote="bjm"]The L30 was the cheaper option L30 $200, Laga 21 $270.
Now I just have to deal with the wife when the credit card bill come in :shock: [/quote]

bjm, where did you find the Lap 30 at $200?[/quote]
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby Lawrence » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:15 am

bjm wrote:well, it was 200 yesterday. Price just went up I guess.

http://www.vintagewines.biz/indivprod.c ... rl/pid_543




Jobi wrote:
bjm wrote:The L30 was the cheaper option L30 $200, Laga 21 $270.
Now I just have to deal with the wife when the credit card bill come in :shock:


bjm, where did you find the Lap 30 at $200?


It was on sale for $200 a short while ago, there's three of us who bought a lot of their stock at $200. One bottle is almost gone!

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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:21 am

Glad I got mine for 200$, but still 225$ is still affordable I think. Compare that price to the prices in Europe.
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:46 am

Di Blasi wrote:Glad I got mine for 200$, but still 225$ is still affordable I think. Compare that price to the prices in Europe.



Still an excellent price .... Oh to be near a US store selling Lap 30 at that price :(
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:59 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:Glad I got mine for 200$, but still 225$ is still affordable I think. Compare that price to the prices in Europe.



Still an excellent price .... Oh to be near a US store selling Lap 30 at that price :(


Or have it shipped, still affordable with that heavy Euro or £ currency!
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby JamesC » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:16 pm

I couldn't resist the 30 for US$200 either. We picked up a bottle as well. It will be consumed but maybe not with extreme abandon :D
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Re: Lagavulin 21, Laphroaig 30

Postby Knolly » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:02 am

bjm wrote:10 L30s, and 2 Laga 21. Hopefully same end result if not I guess I will be taking up scotch drinking! I think the L30 may be a better investment as hertofore it was most likely being consumed not collected. Weheras I imagine the Laga 21 is not being cosumed with abandon because of its collector piece status..But I really have no clue. love to hear everyones thoughts on this.


irishwhiskeychaser wrote:If you had enough to buy a BB you should of bought a case of laga 21yo.

I reckon you will at least double your money in a couple years time.



Damn! Nice buys!

I just did a pretty similar thing a month ago with L30 and Laga21. Buying Lappy 30 is a no brainer as long as it doesn't get you divorced!

I justified my buying "as an investment", but deep down inside I know that that is a bunch of BS and that it will probably be opened at some time :). One of the L30s was decimated in under 24 hours at the VWF :shock: , and a Laga21 is next in line to go down :P. I just can't see selling them on ebay - however, using a bottle or two to trade for other cool bottles in five years or so might be worth parting with it!
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