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Ardbeg 1977

Postby matthew2512 » Fri May 30, 2008 5:18 am

A shop near me has a bottle of Ardbg 1977 on sale for $NZ250 (about 125 euro). Should i buy it for this price? I dont think i would keep it as an investment, i would probably hold onto it for a year or so and wait for an appropriate time to open it with my firends. Do you think it is as good as its cracked up to be, or would i be better buying something cheaper for a whisky i plan on opening?


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Matthew
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby WhiskyViking » Fri May 30, 2008 6:56 am

That's a very decent price for an Ardbeg 77. I once bought a bottle (6-7 years ago) for £66 in Aberdeen. Just under £100 is a deal with todays prices.

If you enjoy older Ardbegs, buy it and drink it with your good friends.
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 30, 2008 8:23 am

Ardbeg 77 is a very good whisky indeed. It is hugely complex with all sorts of sweet, fruity, chocolatey flavours underneath the sweet peat. It's easily worth £100 as a drinking whisky and a useful education in the difference between a truly great whisky and some of the ordinary stuff we sometimes think to be good.
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 30, 2008 8:27 am

€125 for a '77 is a good price and, as others have said, it is a very good whisky.
Definitely buy it for that price no matter what you wish to do with it, drink or save.
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri May 30, 2008 10:35 am

Go for it!! I too paid £65 for mine, 2/3 years ago. I drank it VEEERRRY slowly!

Excellent stuff. If you love the Ardbeg 10 as much as I, you'll love this. Similar of course, but with so many more subtleties beneath the surface.

I would almost go so far as to say that the '77 is to the 10, what the Talisker 18 is to the T10...but maybe more so!

You will not be disappointed...
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 30, 2008 10:44 am

Then again, should you find a reasonably priced 1975 ......... :lol:
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby matthew2512 » Sat May 31, 2008 12:39 am

Thank you everyone for your replies. I do really love Ardbeg, although i have never had an older one before. I am going to buy it today...hopefully it hasn't sold yet.
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat May 31, 2008 3:22 am

Hope not. Let us know if you you're successful...and what you think of it! Maybe have a wee dram of 'Ten" first!
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat May 31, 2008 3:40 am

Got the fingers crossed that the bottle is still there... Maybe having a dram of the Ten beforehand will give you some good luck! :D
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Klas » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:09 am

An Ardbeg 1977 went for approximately 450 Euros at a Swedish auction a year ago. I think that 45o was over the top and you can get them a cheaper, but 125 Euros is a really good price.

I would buy the bottle at once. The older Ardbegs are really fantastic.
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:26 pm

As I need to raise a little money, I have now put a few more of my Ardbegs up for sale (17y, 1975 & 1977). If anyone is interested see the "For Sale" forum.
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby matthew2512 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:03 am

Yesterday was quite a disappointing day for me. I went back to the shop to pick up the Ardbeg 1977 and it had already sold :cry:
Oh well, maybe ill get another mortlach :)
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:34 am

Sorry to hear that - learning point for the future is to strike while the iron is hot. Carpediem, etc.

Hopefully you'll get another chance to try the 1977.
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Re: Ardbeg 1977

Postby Klas » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:24 pm

Yes, that was a pity.
I checked my tasting log and it was actually 5 years ago (2003) I consumed a bottle of the 1977 version. At that time there weren't really expensive at all. I don't remember exactly how much I paid back then, but around 65 GBP as other have stated above might be right.
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