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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 mikeymad » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:03 pm

lohssanami wrote:I'm confused!!!!


Sorry, The list is what is avalible for purchase (order) at the show (for a discount) through K&L (you will see their table). This does not mean that there are bottles in the room that are brought last minute (or special bottles) by the exibitors. I always expect a few extra bottles to be in the house.

Okay who is ready for the Friday gatherings... ???

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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 mikeymad » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:02 am

Hope to see you all there tonight...

I am on my way. I am the one with the pony tale, full beard, and a hat... :-)

Cheers,
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:00 am

randall fairbrook wrote: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....


Guys I looked at Edinburgh Castle, but couldn't find any of you :wink: .
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:42 am

good show overall

will post more later

cheer
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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 mikeymad » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:16 pm

I had a good show, I have not got all my list together, but it looks like just under 60 beverages for the evening.

From the order list:

Alchemist 15 year Highland Park Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Alchemist 15 year Macallan Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Alchemist 10 year Port Matured Springbank Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Auchentoshen 21 year old Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Bowmore 15 year old "Darkest" Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Bowmore 18 year old Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Bowmore 25 year old Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Bushmills 21 year old Irish Whiskey 750ml
Bushmills 1608 Irish Whiskey 750ml
Compass Box Asyla Grain & Malt Blended Whisky 750ml
Compass Box Flaming Heart Second Editon Malt Scotch Whisky
Compass Box Hedonism Vatted Grain Whisky 750ml
Compass Box Oak Cross Vatted Malt Whisky 750ml
Eades Highland 'Anticipation Series' Double Malt 750ml
Eades Islay 'Anticipation Series' Double Malt 750ml
Eades Speyside 'Anticipation Series' Double Malt 750ml
Glencadam 15 year old Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Glen Garioch 21 year old Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Glenmorangie Nectar D'Ã’r Extra Matured Range Sauternes 1975 Glenrothes Distillery Bottle Single Malt Whisky 750ml
1979 Glenrothes Distillery Bottle Single Malt Whisky 750ml
High West Rye Whiskey
Jack Daniels Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey 750ml
Johnnie Walker Gold 18 year old Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml
Johnnie Walker Blue Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml
1995 Knappogue IrishSingle Malt Irish Whiskey 750ml
Knob Creek Bourbon 750ml
Mackillop's Choice 1985 Bowmore Single Cask Malt Whisky 750ml
Mackillop's Choice 1979 Caol Ila Single Cask Malt Whisky 750ml
Mackillop's Choice 1986 Dalmore Single Cask Malt Whisky 750ml
Mackillop's Choice 1983 Glen Ord Single Cask Malt Whisky 750ml
Mackillop's Choice 1972 MacDuff Single Cask Malt Whisky 750ml
Maison Surrenne Petite Champagne Cognac 750ml
Maison Surrenne 1946 Unblended Grand Champagne Cognac 750ml
1992 Talisker Distillers Edition Isle of Skye Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky From Virginia 750ml
Woodford Reserve Bourbon 750ml

I will put together the list of 'other' stuff that I tried as well. The top for the evening was the Glenrothes new 1979 and the 1975... Very nice beverages.

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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 mikeymad » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:18 pm

Cheers Randall,

Been sick since that weekend myself

I have the 12 pack of bottles I brought still in the box. So, I will put together a list and send it to you or post.

Cheers,
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:23 pm

randall fairbrook wrote:.it was a very nice nice weekend i just wish i was not sick..i am barely getting over it now...


mikeymad wrote:Been sick since that weekend myself


Must've been something you guys ate. :)
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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 Willie JJ » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:28 am

randall fairbrook wrote:but..i never tried the canned haggis :D


Canned Haggis? :yuk:

It should only ever be eaten freshly caught. :)
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:06 am

It was the "salmon mousse"....
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Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

Postby mikeymad » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:20 am

The Box should have had:

Highland Park 19yo 1986 ( 53.8%, Original Bottling, Beltramos, single cask b-05, cask 2498 )
Glenfarclas 11yo 1996 ( 46%, Original Bottling, Traverso's cask 685 2/15/1996 B-7/18/2007 )
Springbank 10yo 1993 ( 50%, Old Malt Cask, 6.93-1.04 /628 cask ref 628 in Box )
Macallan 18yo ( 40%, Alexander Murray, Costco - White label - Sherry Finish )
Bruichladdich 15yo 1986 ( 53%, Scott's, 86-2001 in box with window )
Glendronach 14yo 1990 ( 46%, Whisky Galore, 1990-2004 )
Mortlach 16yo 1988 ( 59.8%, Andreas Jacobs, Edition 1 - 2004 Raritaten )
Laphroaig 12yo 1990 ( 46%, Signatory, un-chill 7.4.90-11.21.02 cask 7304 155/362 )
Glenlossie 27yo 1976 ( 46%, Cask&Thistle, /174 bottles b:11.03 )
Macallan 10yo ( 40%, Alexander Murray, Trader Joe's Sherry cask, circa 2007 )
Caol Ila 13yo 1990 ( 46%, Signatory, 10.27.90-3.23.04 cask 13954 143/828 the un-chillfiltered in metel tube+D86 )
Bruichladdich 6yo ( 46%, Original Bottling, "First Born", bottle 43/340 )

hmmm... there is some good stuff in there....
Not that everyone needed to know... :smoke:

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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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