Laphroiag 12 Year

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mithril
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Laphroiag 12 Year

Postby mithril » Sat May 05, 2007 10:01 am

Continuing on with my current plan of trying to pickup 2 or 3 reserve bottles of the 10 year before the stock is exhausted in BC (Colby has stopped bring Laphroiag into Canada) I visited a BCLCBD store this afternoon to pick a bottle that I'd had put aside for me. I was talking to the clerk at custom service about the lack of Laphroiag importation in the future and he told me that the Colby reps he's dealt with told him that pulling the 10 year is merely to conserve stock and they will be returning soon with a 12 year in it's place.

Everything I've heard has indicated that Laphroiag sill simply no longer be available in Canada. Has anyone (Lawerence?) else heard of a 12 year expression either replacing the 10 or slotting between the 10 and the 15? There's obviously nothing about it on Laphroiag's website.

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Postby laphroaigaficionado » Sat May 05, 2007 11:34 am

Hi,
does the Canadian import still have the label partly in French?
I am looking for such a bottle for my collection.
I could also swap it against a standard one or whatever...
Thanks
Christian
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Postby kallaskander » Sat May 05, 2007 12:05 pm

Hi there,

http://www.whiskymag.com/whisky/brand/l ... y3783.html

Some people are just lucky. If that is the OB that is, as there is no mention of the bottler.

Greetings
kallaskander

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Postby hpulley » Sat May 05, 2007 1:57 pm

Anyone passing through Ontario can pick up the 10yo Laphroaig as there are boatloads of it left, though the QC is gone. $52/bottle.

Et oui! L'étiquette est en français et anglais. En français:

Scotch whisky pur malt de I'Île d'Islay.

Vieilli 10 ans.

Le plus savoureux de tous les scotch whiskies.

Établie en 1815.

Produit d'Ecosse.

Laphroaig, qui se prononce "la-froïg", consiste en un scotch whisky pur malt provenant de la lointaine île d'Islay. Expression gaélique, Laphroaig signifie "dénivellation magnifique en bordure de la vaste baie". L'élaboration du Laphroaig commence par le séchage de l'orge maltée sur un feu de tourbe. La fumée de cette tourbe, exclusive à Islay, confère au Laphroaig son arôme particulièrement riche.

Consignée là où la loi le prescrit.

It is interesting that the French call a single malt "pure malt." There's one for Cardhu!

Harry

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Postby hpulley » Sat May 05, 2007 2:01 pm

Our Ardbeg 10yo, Bowmore 12yo and Lagaluvin 16yo (likely others but those are the only bilingual bottlings on my shelf) have a French/English label too. 75cL but I assume the US bottles lacks the French?

De tous les whiskies de Islay, ARDBEG est celui qui se distingue comme étant le plus DÉLICAT ET COMPLEXE: vénéré des connaisseurs tels un objet EXTRAORDINAIRE.

Établie en 1779, Bowmore est l'une des plus vieilles distilleries d'Écosse et se niche sur le rivage de Loch Indaal, sur I'île d'Islay, dans le Hébrides intérieures. Bowmore est universellement reconnu comme le malt d'Islay le 'mieux équilibré', grace à une merveilleuse palatte aromatique riche et complexe.

De l'eau moussue ayant passé par des cascades rocheuses; de l'air de montagne; de la tourbe de la lande et un vieillissement de 16 ans des fûts en chêne exposés a l'air de la mer, sont les éléments qui donnent au Lagavulin son caractère robuste et fûmé. RETIRE LE FEU mais LAISSE LA CHALEUR.

Harry
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Matt2

Postby Matt2 » Sat May 05, 2007 2:05 pm

:shock: The Laph 12 is actually a Chieftain’s bottling. The database is wrong and I will slap some wrists when I get back. (Still working on getting the IBs listed correctly as it is a bit of a mess at the moment)

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Postby Di Blasi » Sat May 05, 2007 2:53 pm

The Old Malt Cask bottles a fantastic 12y Laphroaig!

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Postby laphroaigaficionado » Sat May 05, 2007 4:13 pm

hpulley wrote:Anyone passing through Ontario can pick up the 10yo Laphroaig as there are boatloads of it left, though the QC is gone. $52/bottle.

Et oui! L'étiquette est en français et anglais. En français:

Scotch whisky pur malt de I'Île d'Islay.

Vieilli 10 ans.

Le plus savoureux de tous les scotch whiskies.

Établie en 1815.

Produit d'Ecosse.

Harry


Hi, is there any online shop in Canada, where one can buy
french labeled bottles?
Up to now, I have not found any....
Thanks
Christian
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Postby hpulley » Sat May 05, 2007 4:37 pm

You can't ship whisky into or out of Ontario unless you are an importer/exporter. I don't know about other provinces but I guess you might check with SAQ in Quebec or NBLiqour in New Brunswick. I don't think you'll have much luck, however. Duty free is likely your best bet if you're ever passing through.

For collector's purposes empty bottles/boxes might work ;)

Harry

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Postby vitara7 » Sat May 05, 2007 8:25 pm

laphroaig did do an OB 12yo last year, a vintage 1994 for the islay festival.
56% and limited to 600 botles

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Postby Rory B Bellows » Sat May 05, 2007 9:28 pm

No Laphroaig shortages here, as far as I know.

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Postby mithril » Sun May 06, 2007 12:25 am

Rory B Bellows wrote:No Laphroaig shortages here, as far as I know.


Give it time :( Colby, being a subsiduary of Pernod, is the distributer for all of Canada.

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Postby Iain » Sun May 06, 2007 12:26 am

"Établie en 1779, Bowmore est l'une des plus vieilles distilleries d'Écosse"

That's a contentious statement in any language!

Is there any evidence of Bowmore Distillery existing pre-1816? Morrison Bowmore don't present any evidence to support the 1779 claim.

There are lies, damn lies, and whisky marketing departments' brand stories...


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