Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Jimmy321 » Wed May 14, 2008 4:07 pm

I expect that this one will come soon, i placed my order a week ago and my card was charged instantly.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed May 14, 2008 4:10 pm

Newbie wrote:I share Stuart feelings about expecting a parcel, I get quite anxious when I am expecting something and it doesn't arrive. Its also a pain to trek to the depot to fetch it.


This is exactly why I get everything sent to my work now.

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Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 5:38 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Wow! Good morning. Simultaneous delivery of Cairdeas and Corryvreckan. Lucky blighter. :)


Sorry Willie, I was referring to the Cairdeas when I said "I've got it!" - I didn't order a Corryvreckan, I'm not an Ardbeg Committee member.

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Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 6:05 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I see. That was really my misunderstanding I think.

Well now that you're awake Stuart you can open the Laphroaig :D :thumbsup: .
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Yes. Yes, I could open the Laphroaig. I could pour a generous dram and swirl it temptingly a few times, watching how the glistening, shimmering spirit catches the sunlight whilst dancing seductively around the glass, filling the room with a perfume so magnificent it would stimulate even the dullest olfactory senses, inviting you to explore more deeply the treasure inside. This I could do, and infinitely more.

However, none would pass my lips as I'm in work tonight and have a strict no-alcohol rule on workdays once I'm awake. I won't even be having a beer with the UEFA Cup final tonight :cry:

Like I said though, I'm on me jollies after tonight's shift so chances are good I'll be opening it at some point tomorrow. I have a garden to tidy and powerwash and a barbecue to fix and wash, so I just might have to have a few drams to help me along :iwbrnt:

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Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 6:18 pm

No Ganga, as I am oft known to drink in my sleep. At least that's my excuse for bottles being emptier than I remember them being from the previous night... :insane:

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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Jimmy321 » Wed May 14, 2008 8:40 pm

TheTross wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:Wow! Good morning. Simultaneous delivery of Cairdeas and Corryvreckan. Lucky blighter. :)


Sorry Willie, I was referring to the Cairdeas when I said "I've got it!" - I didn't order a Corryvreckan, I'm not an Ardbeg Committee member.


You know you can join on Ardbeg's site then you should be able to order.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 15, 2008 12:36 am

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Newbie wrote:Someone mentioned that this is a vatting of 13, 15 & 17 year old whisky. Has the quarter cask whisky been around that long?


The swedish systembolag could be wrong in their facts - but if they´re right the youngest Cairdeas part taken from the "Quarter cask process" would be (at least) then 10 yr old whisky placed in bourbon casks three years ago instead of going into the quarter casks. (It would then indicate also that the final regular quarter cask product would be a vatting including also older components than the 4yr whisky mentioned earlier in the thread)

They are almost certainly wrong as Quarter Cask is almost certaibly not ten years old + quarter cask time. The quarter cask process was designed to make young whisky taste older than it really is. Best estimates I have heard is that the QC is a vatting of different ages, the youngest of which is 3 or 4 years old.

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Postby TheTross » Thu May 15, 2008 8:10 am

Collector57 wrote:Nick, how is the name of this whisky pronounced?


Good question, I'd like to know that too. I've been pronouncing it 'CardEES' or 'CardEEas', though I'm probably hopelessly wrong.

I also struggle with Feis Ile, which I pronounce 'fayzEEL', though again that could be wrong :oops:

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Postby Aidan » Thu May 15, 2008 9:02 am

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.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 15, 2008 10:53 am

I think it's pronounced carriage-us with the stress on the first 'a' of carriage.

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Postby fishboy » Thu May 15, 2008 4:58 pm

My bottle of the Cairdeas has arrived. :D

This is the first OB Laphroaig I've bought this year (I stocked up at Christmas on supermarket bargains!). Glancing through the small booklet thing that came with it, I noticed a note to existing friends regarding the "Unique purchase number" which can be entered at the "Friends" website. It seems that Laphroaig are starting a Friends loyalty scheme where bottle purchases earn points (I now have 10!) which can be redeemed in the future against as yet unnamed rewards.

This is my first experience of this. Has anyone else noticed this or have any more info? Perhaps someone going to the festival and visiting Laphroaig could try to get some more details?

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 15, 2008 5:56 pm

fishboy wrote:I noticed a note to existing friends regarding the "Unique purchase number" which can be entered at the "Friends" website. It seems that Laphroaig are starting a Friends loyalty scheme where bottle purchases earn points (I now have 10!) which can be redeemed in the future against as yet unnamed rewards.

Now that is a smart idea. I imagine many distilleries will go down this route to make sure that the friends who get rewards actually buy their products. I wonder, too, whether you might get cross distillery alliances where purchases of any Diageo bottle gets Diageo points (like frequent flyer schemes).

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Postby Leorin » Thu May 15, 2008 6:24 pm

fishboy wrote:My bottle of the Cairdeas has arrived. :D

FB


Hello fishboy,
could you tell me the Laphroaig Shop Basket Number of your order, so I can estimate when to expect mine to be delivered?
Thanks and Slainte

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Postby r900p » Fri May 16, 2008 12:01 pm

Two of these arrived this morning, my Father is home so will be ripping one open, still not QC though but may get one today to compare and see how differet it really is. No reference to the 17's on the bottle.

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Postby Newbie » Fri May 16, 2008 1:12 pm

I was woken up by citylink with my Cairdeas this morning! I wasn't sure whether to buy this bottle or not but recently I've been enjoying the Laphroaig 10, I thought why not I'd only regret it later if I don't!

Might have to pick up a quarter cask for comparison and open up my 10 cask strength as well!

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Postby les taylor » Fri May 16, 2008 1:52 pm

The man from City Link called at 12.15pm. I too have my delivery of Cairdeas. Image

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Postby Jimmy321 » Fri May 16, 2008 3:51 pm

2 arrived for me at lunch time too. :D

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Postby Newbie » Fri May 16, 2008 3:55 pm

Wow can't believe everyone's Cairdeas arrived on the same day! Perhaps its fate way of telling us to having a live tasting tonight :)

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Postby Leither » Fri May 16, 2008 4:00 pm

Great - I hope Ardbeg are watching and learning as to how a special release should be handled :P

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Postby John McGill » Fri May 16, 2008 4:03 pm

Received mine as well today - despite me giving them the wrong delivery postcode :headbang:

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Postby Rob B » Fri May 16, 2008 4:08 pm

Mine arrived this morning, but I wasn't in. The bottles are now sitting in a city link depot 50 miles away until they re-deliver on Monday.

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I was told on the phone today that "Carchis" should sound phonetically accurate.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 16, 2008 4:21 pm

Rob B wrote:I was told on the phone today that "Carchis" should sound phonetically accurate.

Gaelic tends to have a neutral vowel sound in between two consonant groups - in this case, between the "r" and the "de". The word is derived from caraid (friend), which shows a much clearer break between the "r" and the "id". The final vowel sound could be neutral (as I suggested) or somewhere between an English "a" and "i", but the latter option would probably be better on a stressed syllable.

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri May 16, 2008 5:04 pm

Leither wrote:Great - I hope Ardbeg are watching and learning as to how a special release should be handled :P


Like not send you a confirmation of the order , then take ya money straight away and wait a while before they dispatch the bottle ! Looks like they're not so perfect either.....

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Postby Mccandless1 » Fri May 16, 2008 9:46 pm

:evil: My 2 arrived whilst I was out at work. And as predicted theve gone to some citylink place bloody miles from here. I motorbiked it down there but couldn't find it. Place is like a bloody rabbit warren. So the pain it seems shall continue till monday.

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri May 16, 2008 10:45 pm

This afternoon i made a 40 mile round trip to pick up 2 bottles from Couriers , both on the same estate . One from Bladnoch (ACP i think) and one from the SMWS (Citylink) , The last delivery from RMW ended up at the Couriers Depot at Durham ! The Post Office/Parcel Force may be more expensive but at least if they miss me in they are dropped off at the Village Post Office for Local Collection , Better 50p for collection than a gallon of Diesel and 2 hours in traffic Jams !!!!!

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Postby sampaiocaleia » Sat May 17, 2008 1:09 am

I'm still waiting for my bottle!! :evil:

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Postby Newbie » Sat May 17, 2008 11:50 am

Spirit of Islay wrote:This afternoon i made a 40 mile round trip to pick up 2 bottles from Couriers ....

Better 50p for collection than a gallon of Diesel and 2 hours in traffic Jams !!!!!


This is the reason I get anxious about my parcels arriving! If I miss them its a long trip to go collect!

The post office/parcel force depots may have better locations but they never leave the parcel at one thats close to my house! Also they never leave it at the same depot twice in a row :evil:

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Postby edjohnb » Sat May 17, 2008 5:18 pm

You guys there are lucky to get it fast. When I ordered last year's Feis Ille bottling, it took 7 weeks+ to reach the customs here in Singapore. I took another week to find the time to finally get down there, pay the excise and carry off the loot!

Any other tasting notes? Was tempted to get the Corry but stuck to Cairdeas. I hope I've got it right this time......

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Postby sampaiocaleia » Sat May 17, 2008 11:29 pm

I'm still waiting :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :headbang:

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Postby John McGill » Sun May 18, 2008 9:39 pm

I suppose it was only a matter of time (surprised it's taken so long actually!).

First Cairdeas I've seen on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laphroaig-Cairdeas-2008-Feis-Ile-Whisky-Bottle_W0QQitemZ110253735144QQihZ001QQcategoryZ1351QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Postby TheTross » Sun May 18, 2008 9:47 pm

...bottle in absolutely mint condition... The fill line on the bottle is perfect.


Well yes, I'd hope so what with it being brand new and all. Mind you, at least there's no reserve or silly price tag slapped on it, although I can imagine it'll sell for a good few quid.

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun May 18, 2008 10:24 pm

Does for sale at the distillery shop and on the online shop not qualify as "The item is not available in any retail outlet" ?
Just wondering.....

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Postby WhiskyViking » Mon May 19, 2008 6:24 am

John McGill wrote:I suppose it was only a matter of time (surprised it's taken so long actually!).

First Cairdeas I've seen on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laphroaig-Cairdeas-2008-Feis-Ile-Whisky-Bottle_W0QQitemZ110253735144QQihZ001QQcategoryZ1351QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


It's not the first one though. Someone who got a bottle in Sweden was first, put up for sale May 2nd 11:25 - 2,5 hours after they were made available in Sweden. The bottles went for €92 - here.

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Postby les taylor » Mon May 19, 2008 8:22 am

Spirit of Islay wrote:Does for sale at the distillery shop and on the online shop not qualify as "The item is not available in any retail outlet" ?
Just wondering.....



Gordon it is my experience that you could still buy this by the bucket load from any high street supermarket and it would go through the ebay radar. I reported an item once for this very reason. Were ebay interested? Not a jot.

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Postby Rob B » Mon May 19, 2008 7:54 pm

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Just thought I would share...


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