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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby hotcrab » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:56 pm

I have an extra VIP ticket for $110 if anyone is interested. You get to go to the show 30 minutes early. These tickets are sold out online.Please PM me if you are interested.
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:16 am

i am leaving to drive up to sf in about 4 hours!!...i am excited...guys..i was thinking of maybe meeting at the edinburgh castle in sf and then we can do some tastings in my hotel which is a skip and a jump from edinburgh castle which has great fish and chips..this would be friday...

anyways..let me know what sounds good....

i am bringing up a lot of samples....!
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:52 am

I'm not sure if I can get up there on Friday, but I'll see if a friend wants to go up with me.

There is officially 5 of us going up for the event now. I think Riannon owes me something after I sold 4 more tickets for her...haha.

I'll let you know about Friday Randall...
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:03 am

oh yeah...i am bringing up a bottle of the harvestioun ola dubh..well..three of them, the 12, 16 and 30..aged in highland park casks....for you...were you able to get a few bottles of the ardbeg ale thing for me?...anyways..i am excited!...
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:40 am

randall fairbrook wrote:oh yeah...i am bringing up a bottle of the harvestioun ola dubh..well..three of them, the 12, 16 and 30..aged in highland park casks....for you...were you able to get a few bottles of the ardbeg ale thing for me?...anyways..i am excited!...


I have one of each of the Brewdog's for you. Batch 5 (Glen Moray), Batch 8 (Bowmore) and Batch 9 (Ardbeg). I still gotta work on my buddy to go up with me since my SUV is not very easy to park up there. He has a small car!
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:39 am

excellent tim!..i also brought you a single malt glass that hi times makes....
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:41 am

Sweet!!! I'm looking forward to the show, and I'd like to have a few drinks with Mikeymad and you on Friday if I could get up there.

Cheers...
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:47 am

wait..order list?..what does that mean?..i hope that is not all they have there because if it is..yikes/..i will be disappointed....
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:19 am

I'm confused!!!!
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby hotcrab » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:57 pm

It looks like they are once again low on bourbon this year. That is a shame.
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:19 pm

i am down if we keep it local here in sf....as i suggested we can maybe meet at edinburgh castle for fish and chips and some whisky...then a short walk to my hotel where we can taste and trade samples and stuff....

i am heading out into the city now, mikey and tim, you both have my number......not sure when is a good time to meet or we all can agree on edinburgh castle.....the fish and chips are served until 11......soooo..i will suggest meeting there at...8?

if that is ok then someone give me call and let me know...

woooohooooo!
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:12 am

drinking so many samples with mikey and lohssanami....

be very jealous!
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:13 am

hey willie!...mikey and i were at the table right by the pool table ....we stayed there for a while..ate some great fish and chips then went back to the hotel ..met up with tim and drank a lot...



yes, 'twas a good tasting, nice to see tim and his friends and mikey..there were some cute gals there..oh and some good malt...mikey thanks for the heads up, the serendipity was serendipitous to try...

sorry i left without finding you guys but this gal called and wanted to meet and well, you know how that goes...

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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:48 am

tasted at the wow


alchemist springbank 10 yr port matured
alchemist calvados
alchemist highland park 15
talisker de
bowmore 18 yr
compass box peat monster
compass box hedonism
ardbeg serendipity
glenmorangie lasanta
glenmorangie quinta ruban
glenrothes 1975
ardbeg 10
mackillop's choice caol ila 1979 cask strength

and i cannot find the paper listing some others...i know one was a brora from the 70's and then and old caol ila and then an old port ellen.......guys...refresh my memory...it was all at one table and one was in a neat old style decanter...
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby Laphroaig » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:30 pm

The Port Ellen and Brora were "Provenance" bottles, Randall.
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:01 pm

hey mikey, can you either post here or pm the samples we got from you...i cannot read the chicken scratch i wrote on the bottles.......i was not all that sober :shock:

thank you mikey for all the great tastes and samples and you tim for the benriach and st george and samples...it was a very nice nice weekend i just wish i was not sick..i am barely getting over it now...
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:58 am

but..i never tried the canned haggis :D
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby lohssanami » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:55 am

The box did have some great bottles, and I think I have a sample of most of them.

The show, I believe, was tremendous! For my first show, I was more than satisfied with all of the exhibitors and whiskies, especially the Glenrothes 1979. I had a great opportunity to pair some food with different beverages, and the people at the tables were more than conversational.

I spent a great deal of time at the Laphroaig, JW and Ardbeg booths, much to the chagrin, I'm sure, of the sober guys pouring. I believe it was Simon Brooking (memory a bit hazy) that was a great host at the table, and the guy at JW knew his stuff to no end. The Ardbeg guys were hired hands, but I must commend the main guy for putting up with me. Great lad!

I did find out that I should have poured more whisky into the pour buckets because I got entirely too drunk for my own good. I began to ramble on when talking to people, and I have learned from this show to be a little more aware of finishing the samples.

I had to help "coax" a bad drunk from behind the Johnnie Walker and Bulleit tables since he wasn't getting the message from one of the Bulleit ladies. I later found out he was escorted off of the boat, and I believe he was going behind the table to get some JWBlue.

I am extrememly satisfied with my experience at the show, and the four friends that accompanied me were also glad they went.

Thanks Ms. Walsh for an unforgettable night.
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