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Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby talisker10 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:07 pm

I am going to be in Christchurch, NZ for a few days. I looked at the Whiskygalore website and see they don't stock Lagavulin. Does anyone know of a shop in Christchurch that stocks Lagavulin 16?
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby lohssanami » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:49 pm

I wonder if they are out of stock then...it looks like they have it.

https://www.whiskygalore.co.nz/store/docs/pd1069741179.htm

This one is about 200 miles southwest, but it has Renaissance.

https://www.safeshop.co.nz/meenans/start.html
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby Wave » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:54 pm

I would go ahead and check out the Whisky Galore while in Christchurch, even though they don't mention it on their website they may still have it in stock. They have a very nice selection of single malts there, in fact I was quite impressed!

Have a great trip in the beautiful town of Christchurch, I loved it!


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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby mithril » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:36 pm

lohssanami wrote:This one is about 200 miles southwest, but it has Renaissance.

https://www.safeshop.co.nz/meenans/start.html


And conveniently you can stop in Oamaru on the way down to Dunners and pick up a bottle of Milford. Very nice malt.
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby talisker10 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:46 pm

Thanks for the replies. I did not find Lagavulin on their website either by doing a search or going to the Islay SMS section. Strange. I'll have to try out Milford. Never knew their was a Kiwi whisky.
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby talisker10 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:50 pm

Actually I am on my way to Antarctica via Christchurch. They will let us carry a few bottles down with us so I am going to stock up on the good stuff as much as my meager weight limit allows.
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby lohssanami » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:49 am

Did you try the link I provided to Whisky Galore? I found the Lagavulin 16 without a problem. I have just not called to confirm it is in stock.

Here are two different links.

https://www.whiskygalore.co.nz/store/docs/pd1069741179.htm

If you click on the "Home" in the above link, it takes you to this link.

http://www.whiskygalore.co.nz/webstore/home.php

...and the Lagavulin 16 is no longer found.

The one I put up previously must be a catalog so it may not be in stock. Sorry!
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby talisker10 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:47 pm

No problem. After the fact I figured out that link must be from an older page. Think I will get a Talisker 10 and a bottle of Teachers to take to the Ice.
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby sievm » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:27 pm

Who are you going to the Antarctic with?
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby talisker10 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:57 am

I work for a U.S. Government contractor. Whiskygalore is a popular spot for Americans on their way south apparently. This is from their website:

"The following comments arrived in an email from the US base in Antarctica. The Whisky Galore shop has developed quite a following with those passing through Christchurch on their way to the ice!

Fun web-site. We're having a tasting down here in Antarctica @ McMurdo station. Thanks, Scooter"

There's a good Thai restaurant just down Colombo street from them..so it'll be a good day. Buy a bottle of Talisker and something else and then have some great Thai food.
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby Wave » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:58 am

talisker10 wrote:There's a good Thai restaurant just down Colombo street from them..so it'll be a good day. Buy a bottle of Talisker and something else and then have some great Thai food.

There's a nice Italian restaurant just two doors down from Whisky Galore that serves a great seafood marinara plus some tasty local brews on tap.

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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby talisker10 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:10 am

Thanks for the tip on the Italian! I am partial to good 'ol Canterbury Draught but am certainly ready, willing, and able to venture out on the local brews.
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Re: Lagavulin 16 in Christchurch?

Postby talisker10 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:06 pm

BTW I contacted Michael at Whiskygalore and they do have Lagavulin 16 in stock, they just have not updated the website.
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