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Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:30 pm

How many of your are planning to attend this year?

WoW Expo 2008

I've never been to one, and I believe I might make it to this event.
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:46 pm

I might be making the show this year. I have been waiting to see who is showing up or a pour list to be published. Last year some of the major people pulled out, or didn't really show up with product. I am hoping this year will be better....

Anyway, we should get a bay area dramming meet together around that time to share our collections.

Come on guys!!....

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:03 am

I'm up for a dramming around that time. Where are all the other bay area folks?
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:55 pm

I just grabbed this info from CelticMalts dot com, and it is an updated list as of 1/28/08.

DISTILLERIES & INDEPENDENT BOTTLERS

(This is a partial list and will be changed/added to up to showtime)

Aberfeldy
Ardbeg
Ardmore
Bruichladdich
Bowmore
Auchentoshen
Bushmills
Bulleit Bourbon
Laphroaig
Small Batch Bourbon Collection from Jim Beam
Knob Creek
Caol Ila
Glen Moray
Longmorn
The Macallan
Highland Park
Jura
Cooley
Tullamore
Yamazaki
Hibiki
The Glenrothes
St George Single Malt
Johnnie Walker
Old Forester
Woodford Reserve
Bladnoch
High West **
Copper Fox Distillery/Wasmund's Single Malts **
Talisker
Oban
Tuthilltown Distillery **
Glenmorangie
Springbank
Tomintoul
Compass Box Whisky
MacKillops Chice
Angus Dundee
The Alchemist **
Craft Distillers
Tequila Querido
Don Eduardo Tequilas
Blue Ice Vodka
Knappogue Castle
Clontarf
Signatory
Old Malt Cask
Eades Malts **

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby Ganga » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:58 pm

I hope everyone shows up this year. Last year, there were several that pulled out just before showtime. Others, just didn't show up with product.
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:02 am

Thanks lohssanami, I was out poking around the site just the other day and didn't see anything.

I hope that this will be a bigger show than last year (echoing ganga here). But the list looks pretty good so far. I will be looking for a pour list at some point.

Got to plan if I am coming, and if so what is on the menu....

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:27 am

Yeah...I'll wait to see a pour list too. I'd hate for my first tasting event to be a dud.
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:42 pm

I compared the original list I put up with the one currently on the celticmalts site, and there are a few additions.

Linkwood
Tullibardine
Brora
Dallas Dhu
Inchgower
Port Ellen

There haven't been any that have dropped out of the original list, and I'm pretty excited to see these additions. We'll see who is actually pouring later.

Here is the link with the list of Distilleries and Independant Bottlers from celticmalts dot com.

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:09 pm

Here is a current alphabetized list for easier browsing. I don't know why their site doesn't do this...oh well...here it is.

Aberfeldy
Angus Dundee
Ardbeg
Ardmore
Auchentoshen
Bladnoch
Blue Ice Vodka
Bowmore
Brora #
Bruichladdich
Bulleit Bourbon
Bushmills
Caol Ila
Clontarf
Compass Box Whisky
Cooley
Copper Fox Distillery/Wasmund's Single Malts **
Craft Distillers
Dallas Dhu #
Don Eduardo Tequilas
Eades Malts **
Glen Moray
Glenmorangie
Hibiki
High West **
Highland Park
Inchgower #
Johnnie Walker
Jura
Knappogue Castle
Knob Creek
Laphroaig
Linkwood #
Longmorn
MacKillops Choice
Oban
Old Forester
Old Malt Cask
Port Ellen #
Signatory
Small Batch Bourbon Collection from Jim Beam
Springbank
St George Single Malt
Talisker
Tequila Querido
The Alchemist **
The Glenrothes
The Macallan
Tomintoul
Tullamore
Tullibardine #
Tuthilltown Distillery **
Woodford Reserve
Yamazaki

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:44 am

I'll just start putting the additions in bold. Edradour was added here.

Aberfeldy
Angus Dundee
Ardbeg
Ardmore
Auchentoshen
Bladnoch
Blue Ice Vodka
Bowmore
Brora #
Bruichladdich
Bulleit Bourbon
Bushmills
Caol Ila
Clontarf
Compass Box Whisky
Cooley
Copper Fox Distillery/Wasmund's Single Malts **
Craft Distillers
Dallas Dhu #
Don Eduardo Tequilas
Eades Malts **
Edradour
Glen Moray
Glenmorangie
Hibiki
High West **
Highland Park
Inchgower #
Johnnie Walker
Jura
Knappogue Castle
Knob Creek
Laphroaig
Linkwood #
Longmorn
MacKillops Choice
Oban
Old Forester
Old Malt Cask
Port Ellen #
Signatory
Small Batch Bourbon Collection from Jim Beam
Springbank
St George Single Malt
Talisker
Tequila Querido
The Alchemist **
The Glenrothes
The Macallan
Tomintoul
Tullamore
Tullibardine #
Tuthilltown Distillery **
Woodford Reserve
Yamazaki

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:16 pm

The two Anchor's were added this week.

I emailed Celtic Malts dot com asking if they will provide a pour list, and this is what I received.

"No, we wont have a pour list available. Thanks for the thread"

The list seems good, but if you can't confirm who is pouring, then I may have to re-think this event. Anyone have any experience on the average percentage of pouring participants?

Aberfeldy
Anchor Distilling Junipero Gins
Anchor Distilling Whiskeys
Angus Dundee
Ardbeg
Ardmore
Auchentoshen
Bladnoch
Blue Ice Vodka
Bowmore
Brora
Bruichladdich
Bulleit Bourbon
Bushmills
Caol Ila
Clontarf
Compass Box Whisky
Cooley
Copper Fox Distillery/Wasmund's Single Malts **
Craft Distillers
Dallas Dhu
Don Eduardo Tequilas
Eades Malts **
Edradour
Glen Moray
Glenmorangie
Hibiki
High West **
Highland Park
Inchgower
Johnnie Walker
Jura
Knappogue Castle
Knob Creek
Laphroaig
Linkwood
Longmorn
MacKillops Choice
Oban
Old Forester
Old Malt Cask
Port Ellen
Signatory
Small Batch Bourbon Collection from Jim Beam
Springbank
St George Single Malt
Talisker
Tequila Querido
The Alchemist **
The Glenrothes
The Macallan
Tomintoul
Tullamore
Tullibardine
Tuthilltown Distillery **
Woodford Reserve
Yamazaki

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:52 pm

lohssanami wrote:Anyone have any experience on the average percentage of pouring participants?


Thanks for the updated list.

I am not sure of the question.

Of the list of companies coming, how many of them are pouring beverages? Just about all of them. I have only known one or two companies in the history of the event that were there for information only. It is a tasting event.

How many expressions does each of them bring (how many bottles per table)? Several on average. Most of the current/new expressions. As several examples: Last show Highland Park had 12,15,18,25,30 (and a single cask), and Ardbeg had just the 10 and Oogie (and they ran out, early).

I am leaning more at going to the event at this point. I will make up my mind in a couple of weeks. Being that you are fresh in to Single Malts, you should be able to find at least 40 beverages that you could try that are new to you. And that is a lot for a couple of hours of tasting....

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:33 pm

mikeymad wrote:
I am not sure of the question.



I probably misunderstood the purpose of a pour list. I was thinking that it would list which exhibitors were pouring, whereas it seems a pour list is really to list the expressions as you have cleared up for me. Thanks for the clarification.

I'm learning slowly. :headbang:
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:02 pm

Not at all, 'pour list' could mean several things.....

We are all straight now though.... I hope that your interest is back up.

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:34 am

Definitely interest is still up.

Sometimes I feel a little slow when I see terms fly through the forums that I don't quite understand, but it gets easier little by little.

Thanks for the help you've given since I've been around.
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:07 am

Updated again with Jack Daniels and Bendistillery.

Aberfeldy
Anchor Distilling Junipero Gins
Anchor Distilling Whiskeys
Angus Dundee
Ardbeg
Ardmore
Auchentoshen
Bendistillery
Bladnoch
Blue Ice Vodka
Bowmore
Brora
Bruichladdich
Bulleit Bourbon
Bushmills
Caol Ila
Clontarf
Compass Box Whisky
Cooley
Copper Fox Distillery/Wasmund's Single Malts **
Craft Distillers
Dallas Dhu
Don Eduardo Tequilas
Eades Malts **
Edradour
Glen Moray
Glenmorangie
Hibiki
High West **
Highland Park
Inchgower
Jack Daniels
Johnnie Walker
Jura
Knappogue Castle
Knob Creek
Laphroaig
Linkwood
Longmorn
MacKillops Choice
Oban
Old Forester
Old Malt Cask
Port Ellen
Signatory
Small Batch Bourbon Collection from Jim Beam
Springbank
St George Single Malt
Talisker
Tequila Querido
The Alchemist **
The Glenrothes
The Macallan
Tomintoul
Tullamore
Tullibardine
Tuthilltown Distillery **
Woodford Reserve
Yamazaki

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:06 am

i will be there
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:55 am

Sounds good.

So far:

Lohssanami
Randall Fairbrook
MikeyMad (maybe)
Ganga (maybe)

Anyone else going?
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:03 am

I won't be able to make it this year. However, I expect a full report from all that do go. :smoke:
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby hotcrab » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:32 am

I am so excited Edradour is going to be there this year. Now if only they could get Buffalo Trace to come back....
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:56 pm

Okay...

Lohssanami
Randall Fairbrook
MikeyMad (maybe)
hotcrab

Any more?
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby whiskeybro-mark » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:36 am

I'll be there for sure. I'm cutting my Easter vacation short just so that I can make it to the seminars on Friday.

It's interesting that Pernod Ricard is not at all represented. They didn't return my phone calls either...
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:15 pm

I will be there lohssanamai... I will pull the tigger on the ticket in a while.

It's interesting that Pernod Ricard is not at all represented.


That is interesting, guess they didn't feel that it was worth us tasting their beverages.... I will boycott them !! (well maybe not Aberlour)..

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:23 pm

VIP ticket ordered.....

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:36 am

Ok...

Lohssanami
Randall Fairbrook
Mikeymad
hotcrab
whiskeybro-mark

I'll get my ticket this week.

Oh...welcome to the forum whiskeybro mark!
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:53 am

Bump to see if there are any other players out there....

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby hotcrab » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:11 pm

Is anyone going to any of the seminars on Friday? Or the Dram Club bar meet?
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:34 am

I am only signed up for the tasting event on Saturday.

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:47 am

FYI, my VIP ticket arrived today...

Now I am really ready to go...

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:24 am

I ordered the VIP ticket today. Only $12 more for an extra hour and a glass.
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:02 pm

woohoo!..just got my vip tix too!

if there is anyone in town we can perhaps meet friday for a dram somewhere....
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:28 am

randall fairbrook wrote:woohoo!..just got my vip tix too!

if there is anyone in town we can perhaps meet friday for a dram somewhere....


Cool Randall, I am not that far away, so a Friday Gathering may be in order.

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:33 am

Ok...now we just need to figure out where!
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby whiskeybro-mark » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:21 am

mikeymad wrote: I am not that far away, so a Friday Gathering may be in order.

My fellow Whiskey Bro Mike and I are both local and I'll (hopefully) be attending Steve Beal's Whisky University course. We'd love to hook up.

I'll be working behind the scenes on Saturday too, I just don't know where yet.
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:33 am

I just got my ticket in the mail yesterday, and I may have recruited a few more people for the event. We might even have a limo take us up there, but I'll confirm that possibility later this week.

Good times ahead!!!
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