I've selected "Glenmorangie 1977" and "Ardbeg Lord of the Isles" as the two possibles.
Of just these two (no other suggestions please), which do you think would be the best please?
On the other hand how collectable is the GlenMo to be quite honest I don't know
For flavour, go the LOTI.
I think that the "Glenmo 1977" wins the day, as its a vintage expression that's defo. been discontinued.
By contrast, "Ardbeg Lord of the Isles" is non-vintage and may possibly be re-issued.
There will be no new Lord until 2015 at the earliest and the current bottling will gradually phase out - they have pretty much exhausted stocks now. Added to the fact it is a fantastic whisky, you have my vote!
The Glenmo is good, but is a re-release and bottled in 2002/03 I believe. Tastes pretty good and more honest than many of the finishes.
Hope this helps!
eelbrook wrote:I guess that the great joy of single malt as a potential 'investment' is that you're not left with something worthless if the bubble bursts. You simply grab a Glencairn glass, pop the cork, and enjoy a glorious dram! A no lose call.
The same is true of war bonds. I believe they make attractive wallpaper.
Only this morning, I phoned up to check on a bottling shown as available on a shop's website.
The owner told me that they'd had none in stock for weeks and had a waiting list!
Also, that the last "Lord of the Isles" was distilled in 1981 and bottled in 2006 (ie 25yo).
Stands back and waits to be shot down for inaccuracies.
Eelbrook there is nothing wrong with your info aside from the fact that the last batch was bottled in 2007 making it at least 26, but more likely 27 or 28 years old. Remember it is not a specific vintage...
None of this really matters however. The current situation is that I would bet my mother's wooden leg that there will be very little/none of this left within the next few years.
Doesn't surprise me the price has gone up at the distillery - I always thought it underpriced compared to the likes of Macallan 25. I'm sure you'll find someone still selling it at £150ish.
Ganga wrote:I'd suggest that based on the current market that Ardbeg LOTI is more collectible. However, you know those fickle people, it can change overnight.
I agree with you, Ganga, although, if I had some money left, I would buy the Glemorangie 1977 as well!
To my opinion, Ardbeg is nicer in the finish.But...
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