Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Rob B » Mon May 19, 2008 7:57 pm

Oops,

Will try to post the photo later

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon May 19, 2008 8:01 pm

Rob B wrote:Image

Just thought I would share...


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Postby Rob B » Mon May 19, 2008 8:39 pm

Thanks Nick,

You are a gent.

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Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon May 19, 2008 8:44 pm

I got my two today....

opened one ...

its very sweet ...

I think I like it.

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Postby Mccandless1 » Mon May 19, 2008 10:31 pm

Collector 57..I couldn't agree more Citylink or os that *HITTY-LINK are the most useless bunch of idiots this world has ever seen. Not only are they near impossible to find but they also mis-treat goods etc etc. I wish vendors would give you the option to pay more and use parcel force or some similat grp. Still waiting for mine and if that sodding company have anything to do with it ill never see em evvvveveveerererrererr.....AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHGHGHGGHGGHGHGHH! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Postby r900p » Tue May 20, 2008 12:08 am

Pay more, apparantly we are paying more to Ardbeg to post the bottles so the are insured, from what i have heard they have had to do this becuase they aren't wrapping bottles properly, my friend recieved his today, and we could hear it rolling around in the box, i won't be happy if mine arrives in this way, paying more i'd expect it to be safe.

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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby DanAir » Tue May 20, 2008 5:03 pm

How hard would it be to put it in a polystyrene case? That's how my Cairdeass came, and they were in perfect condition.

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Postby Mccandless1 » Tue May 20, 2008 5:48 pm

Well at last I got my hands on the package :D Sent via a crap company but as DanA says they are well packed. Tasting...got to that bit streight anyway.
My first impressiosn were that it (as maybe expected) has a very young nose, almost new spirit like, with the usual laph' smoke. Taste maybe not as smooth as the 10 year but its certainly got its own character, floral in part with the smoke at the tail and a little 'smothing else'...a sweett note of some kind (can't quite put my finger on it). With all the talk of Laph doing a good PR job on a not-so-old whisky I was worried that I might be dissapointed, but im glad to say im not. You could quite easily get a far better whisky for its price but it is unusual and offers somthing that is new to Laph fans. Would I advise otehrs to buy it..well if ur a fan of Islay whiskys then yes, otherwise £40 would be best spent elsewhere.

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Postby TheTross » Tue May 20, 2008 5:51 pm

Yep, my Cairdeas was also packed in a polystyrene case that fit snugly in a cardboard box of the exact same shape. Simple, but it seems to work. Still cost a tenner for p&p mind, though it was for next-day delivery once the bottle had been despatched, so I'm not complaining about that at all.

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Postby sampaiocaleia » Tue May 20, 2008 6:55 pm

Twelve days after I'm still waiting for my bottle!!!!!!! :evil: :twisted: :evil:

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 23, 2008 2:38 pm

Sold out? There are two on ebay already...

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Postby edjohnb » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:21 am

Finally mine came.
I didn't have to go pay the excise before getting it. Which is weird, considering it is bottled at 55% abv.
A little disappointed with the packing; due to it's long journey to Singapore, the bottle made a deep dent on the tin cover. Fortunately, nothing's wrong with the bottle. Can't wait to try it.
Slainte! :mrgreen:

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Postby r900p » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:35 am

2/3 rds of my first bottle gone already, luckily i have been able to scrounge a couple of the Queen of the Moorlands sample Laphs to try so that should stop the weird evaporation for a little time.

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Postby Le Jock Sportif » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:23 pm

Aidan wrote:If it's any way similar to Irish, it would be pronounced caar-jas, but of course I haven't a clue about Scots gaelic.


Late post. Aidan that is 100% correct, your pronounciation is identical although I'm sure Lewis folk will argue with me.

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Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:22 am

Does it vary then and is said differently over different parts of Scotland?

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Postby Le Jock Sportif » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:51 pm

Yes, but it's all accent and inflection. Lewis has the most distinctive Gaidhlig accent to my ear - very Scandinavian sounding. They sound a little like the Swedish chef-like for me (only a little mind!). They tend to use vowels slightly differently too, for example the word 'bainne' (milk) is pronounced sort of like 'Bann-yae' here on the western mainland, but on Leodhais it is 'Bonn-ya'. That's a fairly simplistic example I guess (a linguist I ain't), but it is just like the differences between a Scouser, a Brummie and a Londoner speaking English - they can all understand each other but the accents and terminology can be tricky.

Also, south western Scottish speakers on Islay, Kintyre, Arran, and even Partick in Glasgow can understand Donegal Irish speakers to a fair degree provided that they A) take their time and B) use their dialect as much as possible without rigidly sticking to Standard Irish. I would imagine, but I'm sure there will be some exceptions, that a Scot given some time in an Irish Gaeltacht or an Irishman in the Scottish Gaidhealtachd would pick up the local dialect pretty quickly... in the same way perhaps that someone from New York would eventually figure out what a Geordie was on about. :shock:

I'm not sure if I'm explaining that very well, but hopefully you'll get the idea. :oops:

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Postby Le Jock Sportif » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:07 pm

Should add that i'm not saying that Scottish and Irish are the same language, but the syntax is the same and they share a degree of vocabulary. Sort of like Danish and Norse, Cornish and Breton, or English and Doric.

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Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:25 am

Thanks for that, very informative

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Postby Le Jock Sportif » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:06 pm

Se do beatha! :thumbsup:

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Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:25 pm

And the translation is...

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Postby Le Jock Sportif » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:55 am

Literally: 'It's your life'

Actually: 'You're welcome'

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Postby LagaDrinker » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:17 am

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby corbuso » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:24 pm

enzot wrote:I think the price of £40 tells you everything you need to know.
The 2004 Feis Ile 17 Y.O sold for £150 per bottle.
It was a single cask release of only 250 bottles.Much rarer and one of the best whiskies I've ever tasted.

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Old topic, but I can only with Enzo, the 17 YO Feis Ile Laphroaig was a very expensive but really exceptional whisky.


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