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SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby Ryguy » Mon May 05, 2008 6:48 pm

I'll be attending the SMWSA Whisky Extravaganza event in Boston, MA this year. It is being held at the Taj Boston Hotel, Thursday October 16th.

I was wondering if anyone else is going, it would be nice to meet up with a forum member or two.

For more details on the event go to http://www.smwsa.com/calendar.html.

Let me know if you're planning on going! :D
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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby Ryguy » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:36 pm

Here is the tasting list for the Fall Portion of the Society's Whisky Extravaganza. :D :D :D

Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt
Aberfeldy 21 Year Old Single Malt - not all markets
Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured
Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured
Aberlour A'Bunadh Cask Strength
Ardbeg 10 Year Old
Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Ardmore Traditional Cask
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
Auchentoshan 3 Wood
Bowmore 12 Year
Bowmore 15 Year
Bowmore 18 Year
Bushmills 10 YO Single Malt
Bushmills 16 YO Single Malt
Bushmills 1608 Anniversary Edition
Bushmills 21 YO Single Malt
Chivas Regal 12 YO
Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Gold Signature
Chivas Regal Rotal Salute - 21 YO
Clontarf Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Clontarf Irish Whiskey
Connemara 12 Year Old
Connemara Cask Strength
Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Dewar's 12 Year Old
Dewar's Signature
Distillery Select Craiglodge 8 Year Old Sherry Cask
Glen Garioch 15 YO
Glenfarclas (Seattle Tasting Event Only)
Glenfiddich 12
Glenfiddich 15
Glenfiddich 18
Glenfiddich 21
Glenmorangie Lasanta (Sherry Cask matured 12 YO)
Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or (Sauternes Cask extra matured 12 YO)
Glenmorangie Original 10 YO The Macallan Fine Oak 17 Year Old
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban (Port Cask extra matured 12 YO)
Glenmorangie Secret Special Malt - *details only at event*
Glenrothes Select Reserve
Glenrothes Vintage 1975
Glenrothes Vintage 1985
Glenrothes Vintage 1991
Highland Park 12 YO
Highland Park 15 YO
Highland Park 18 YO
Highland Park 25 YO
Highland Park 30 YO
Jameson 12 YO Special Reserve
Jameson 18 YO Limited Reserve
Jameson Gold Reserve
Jameson Midleton Very Rare
Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve
Jameson Redbreast 12 YO
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Johnnie Walker Gold Label
Johnnie Walker Green Label
Johnnie Walker Red Label
Knappogue Castle Irish Single Malt Vintage 1995
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
Laphroaig 10 YO Cask Strength
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Longmorn 16 Year Old
Old Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
Old Michael Collins Single Malt
Old Milford 10 Year Old
Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 25 YO
Scapa 14 Year Old
Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old
Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old
The Balvenie 12 YO Doublewood
The Balvenie 15 YO Single Barrel
The Balvenie 17 YO Rum Cask
The Balvenie 21 YO Portwood
The Classic Cask 35 Year Old Rare Scotch
The Classic Cask Glen Ord 40 YO
The Classic Malts Lagavulin 16 Year Old
The Classic Malts Singleton of Glendullan
The Famous Grouse 12 Year Old
The Famous Grouse 18 Year Old
The Famous Grouse Finest Blend
The Glenlivet 12 YO
The Glenlivet 18 YO
The Glenlivet 21 YO
The Glenlivet French Oak Reserve 15 YO
The Glenlivet 16 YO Nadurra
The Glenlivet XXV - not all markets
The Macallan Cask Strength
The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Year Old
The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Year Old
The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Year Old
The McGibbon's Provenance Bladnoch 13 YO
The Premier Barrel Glenrothes 10 YO
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America Cask # 10.64
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America Cask # 125.15
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America Cask # 26.49
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America Cask # 50.35
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America Cask # 81.14
Tyrconnell Madeira Finish
Tyrconnell Port Finish
Tyrconnell Port Finish
Tyrconnell Sherry Finish
Tyrconnell Sherry Finish
Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whisky
Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whisky

* Expressions may vary per venue
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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby mikeymad » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:22 pm

Nice Ry.

I will have to look into the SF event or LA in November.

It is a nice show (just a little short).

Cheers,
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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby Ryguy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:02 pm

Glenmorangie Secret Special Malt - *details only at event*
Ooooohh..I wonder if it'll be the new Astar!!

I've never been to one of these events, does anyone know if the Society bottles being tasted will be available for purchase at the event? Or if any of the other reps will have bottles for sale?
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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:12 am

I don't remember there being any bottles for sale at the SMWSA event in SF last year. At WOW or WhiskyFest there is an ordersheet and a local store (D&M/K&L) to pick them up. Maybe I missed it....

I do know there is no cash and carry type thing going on for the SMWSA bottles. Run home and order those.

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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby Ryguy » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:31 pm

Is anyone around here going on Thursday? :D :D :D
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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby mikeymad » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:46 pm

Bump for Ryguy....

and have fun at the show..

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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:59 pm

Show notes?...

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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby CousinLarry » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:55 pm

I am headed to the event in Philly. This was a birthday gift from my wife back in May. Thanks for the tasting list. It will be really hard to pick which ones I want to try. How is the event set up?
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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby Ryguy » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:58 pm

mikeymad wrote:Show notes?...

cheers


I'm still recovering from the show Mikey, haven't had a whisky since Thursday night. :shock: :shock:

Notes were pretty much very brief, Good, Very Good, want a bottle and Wow.

I will get my tasting list and comments up soon though. :thumbsup:
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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby Ryguy » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:01 pm

CousinLarry wrote:I am headed to the event in Philly. This was a birthday gift from my wife back in May. Thanks for the tasting list. It will be really hard to pick which ones I want to try. How is the event set up?


Have fun at the Philly show. It was nice in Boston, set up in a big conference room, where you can go around from booth to booth and taste. I had the opportunity to meet with John Campbell (distillery manager at Laphroaig), so that was a nice surprise. It was very nice, both my brother and I had a great time. Don't ask me how the food was though...(although others said it was very good), we didn't have time to eat.

Definitely hit the SMWS table, they had some really nice ones available to taste. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: SMWS - Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008

Postby CousinLarry » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:14 pm

Ryguy wrote:
CousinLarry wrote:I am headed to the event in Philly. This was a birthday gift from my wife back in May. Thanks for the tasting list. It will be really hard to pick which ones I want to try. How is the event set up?


Have fun at the Philly show. It was nice in Boston, set up in a big conference room, where you can go around from booth to booth and taste. I had the opportunity to meet with John Campbell (distillery manager at Laphroaig), so that was a nice surprise. It was very nice, both my brother and I had a great time. Don't ask me how the food was though...(although others said it was very good), we didn't have time to eat.

Definitely hit the SMWS table, they had some really nice ones available to taste. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Yeah, 2 hours doesn't seem like a ton of time to eat and drink with that many things to chose from. I will probably have some food though. Otherwise the drinks will go right to my head. :dead: Thanks again for the heads up on the tasting list.
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