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Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

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Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby jmrl » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:56 pm

Here is the program for the second 'half' of 2011.

P/O/U/R/S = Peaty/Old/Unusual/Rare/Sherried :- some people have expressed a preference for the tastings to be blind so if you would like more details of the exact drams featured send me a mail.

All tastings are held at TheTolbooth Tavern, Royal Mile, Edinburgh:- for full details
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www.jollytopertastings.co.uk

Thursday September 8th 7.30pm £20/17* P/O/U/R/S
Thursday September 22nd 7.30pm £20/17* P/O/U/R/S
Thursday October 6th 7.30pm Bladnoch £t.b.c. :-
Rare Malts 23yo 1977 53.6%

Cadenheads 17yo 55.1% Bourbon hogshead

peated- details t.b.c.

sherry cask- details t.b.c

Flora and Fauna 10yo 43%

Thursday October 20th 7.30pm £20/17* P/O/U/R/S
Thursday November 3rd 7.30pm £20/17* P/O/U/R/S
Thursday November 17th 7.30pm Ben Nevis £t.b.c. :-
Cadenheads 1996 - 03/2009 12yo 57.1% Bourbon hogshead 256 bottles
10yo 46%
single blend (hopefully!)
single grain(!!!)
Cadenheads 'dumpy' 06/1965 - 12/1981 16yo 46%
Thursday December 1st 7.30pm £20/17* P/O/U/R/S
Thursday December 15th 7.30pm £20/17* P/O/U/R/S
Thursday December 29th 7.30pm, theme: to be confirmed £t.b.c.
Future Themes:
peaty blends 40%: Islay Mist, Islay Hallmark 8yo, Black Bottle 10yo, Black Grouse, Black Bottle, plus a special guest (Brora or Port Ellen)
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:38 pm

Festival fatigue, no tastings for 6 weeks!! Our chums at The Windsor Buffet are suffering from scaffolding and the Tollbooth is packed every night with 'incomers'. the bills need paying, hey presto an emergency tasting, all hands on deck, an APB out for Tuesday night drammers, £17 (probably) 5 drams (at least) 7.30 (for sure) details of drams to be confirmed- there is a bunch of peaty blends needing drunk and some anonymous 40% peat stuff all topped off with a treat or maybe a POURS - any requests?

Please find it in you heart to help.

yours: a shell of a man
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:21 am

I really wish I lived in Scotland. You couldn't keep me away from most of those tastings. :x
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby jmrl » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:33 am

The tasting is almost finalised, a Springbank Society single sherry cask, cask strength 11yo Local Barley, A Gordon and MacPhail 1976 Benrinnes, Cadenheads 22yo Balmenach, a Texan whisky then something peaty.
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby jmrl » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:31 pm

Here is the confirmed line up for the next tasting:-

Thursday September 8th 7.30pm WINDSOR BUFFET, 45 ELM ROW, LEITH WALK, £20/17* P/O/U/R/S

Johnnie Waker Blue Label 43%

Mysery dram

Dailuaine 02.11.1983 - 15.07.2011 27yo refill sherry hogshead 231 bottles 53.6% Whiskybroker

Amrut peated 46%

North British single grain 22.01.1991 - 21.03.2011 20yo 1st fill Bourbon barrel 55.8% Master of Malt
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:59 pm

jmrl wrote:Mysery dram

:o
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby jmrl » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:18 pm

not 'misery', think Mr Lee in a Far East accent, otherwise you be the judge tomorrow night Willly.
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:34 pm

I'll do my best :D
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby Jolly Toper » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:32 pm

I'm trying to clear some space so here is a bumper tasting:-

Thursday September 29th £19/16* peaty blends 40% + a special guest :

Islay Mist 40%

Islay Mist 12yo 40%

Islay Mist 17yo 40%

Islay Hallmark 8yo 43%

Black Bottle 10yo 40%

Black Grouse 40%

Black Bottle 40%

Cutty Black 40%

plus a special guest Longrow 18yo 46%
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:05 pm

I love a clearance :D
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby jmrl » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:01 pm

Friday October 7th 7.30pm £30/27*

So this might come as a bit of a shock but there is another whisky tasting, 12 Danish loons are coming over and wanted to try something from each of Cadenheads' ranges while also covering the different regions and styles. the drams are their choice and they are happy to make the tasting an open affair if anybody wants to join in.

Note it is on a Friday for a change but the same time and venue. Also there are two tickets left for Thursday's Bladnoch tasting.

Cradle Mountain Small Concern Whisky Distillery Tasmania 11yo 55.3%
Bladnoch 1990 - July 2010 20yo Bourbon hogshead 281 bottles 52.2%
Glenlivet 1976 - September 2006 30yo sherry butt 432 bottles 57.1%
Tobermory 1994 - February 2008 13yo 46% sherry wood 681 bottles
Banff 1976 - June 2009 32yo 47.1% Bourbon hogshead 123 bottles
Duthies Ardbeg 16yo 46% 1110 bottles
Classic Campbeltown 50%
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Re: Jolly Toper Tastings Edinburgh Sep-Dec 2011

Postby jmrl » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:14 pm

The line up for the next 'World' tasting has been finalised, this is potentially the securist selection so far:-

Thursday October 27th 7.30pm World whiskies £20/17*

USA : McCarthy's 42.5%
India : Amrut Herald 60.8%
Austria : Waldviertler J.H. pure rye malt 41%
Ireland : Cadenheads Cooley 13yo Bourbon barrel 198 bottles 56.7%
Australia : Cadenheads Cradle Mountain 15yo 57.9% ex-Jim Beam Bourbon barrel

This tasting will be held in The Kilderkin, 65 Canongate, Royal Mile.
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