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SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby MrAwesome » Wed May 07, 2008 7:23 pm

Will any members be attending this event this coming Friday, May 9th, at The Roosevelt Hotel on Madison & 45th Street?
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby Ryguy » Wed May 07, 2008 7:41 pm

I will not be going, but only because I won't be in the NYC area this weekend.

But please let me know how it is if you attend. I'm going to the Event in Boston MA Oct 16th, so I'm curious what to expect.
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby MrAwesome » Thu May 08, 2008 6:20 am

I will be happy to let you know how it is. I have a buddy attending for the first time too. It will be interesting to see which private label whiskys they have to sample.
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby shulaw05 » Fri May 09, 2008 12:34 am

do you have a link w/details? i'm in NJ and have no plans for tomorrow night...
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 09, 2008 3:43 am

shulaw05 wrote:do you have a link w/details? i'm in NJ and have no plans for tomorrow night...


Roosevelt Hotel
Madison At 45th
New York, NY 10017
Registration begins at 6:30 pm.
All events are 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

http://www.smwsa.com/calendar.html
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby MrAwesome » Fri May 09, 2008 7:15 am

I called the Society this afternoon for a couple of coworkers and they said you could pay at the door for last minute attendees. Cheers!
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 09, 2008 1:22 pm

shulaw05 & MrAwesome, have a great time and be sure to report back. Let me know how it goes. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri May 09, 2008 4:24 pm

Anyone have a list of what will be poured?

Thanks a lot.
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 09, 2008 6:39 pm

Sherried Malt wrote:Anyone have a list of what will be poured?

Thanks a lot.


Here you go Sherried Malt, and anyone else who may be interested. This is the list for the NYC event, which will be held tonight, but my guess is that all events will have a somewhat similar list.

Expressions Being Poured at 2008 Spring Tastings
Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt
Aberfeldy 21 Year Old Single Malt
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 10 Year Old
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old
Auchentoshan 3 Wood
Bowmore 12 Year Old
Bowmore 18 Year Old
Bowmore 25 Year Old
Bowmore Darkest 15 Year Old
Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Gold Signature
Clonrarf Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Clontarf Irish Whiskey
Cutty Sark Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky
Dewar's 12 Year Old
Dewar's Signature
Distillery Select Craiglodge 8 Year Old Sherry Cask
Glen Garioch 15 YO
Glen Garioch 21 YO
Glenfiddich 12
Glenfiddich 15
Glenfiddich 18
Glenfiddich 21
Glenmorangie 18 YO
Glenmorangie Lasanta
Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or
Glenmorangie Original
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Glenrothes Cintage 1987
Glenrothes Select Reserve
Glenrothes Vintage 1975
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 Gold Label
Johnnie Walker Green Label
Knappogue Castle Irish Single Malt Vintage 95
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Longmorn 16 Year Old
Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
Michael Collins Single Malt
Milford 10 Year Old
Old Malt Cask Gelnugie 25 YO
Scapa 14 Year Old
Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old
Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old
The Classic Cask 35 Year Old Rare Scotch
The Classic Cask Tomatin 30 Year Old
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 Archive 21 YO
The Glenlivet French Oak Reserve 15 YO
The Glenlivet Nadura 16 YO
The Macallan Cask Strength
The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Year Old
The Macallan Fine Oak 17 Year Old
The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Year Old
The McGibbon's Provenance Inchgower 1990 14 YO Sherry Cask
The Premier Barrel Springbank 12 YO

Plus 5 of the SMWSA Bottlings as well will be available.

Cheers,
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby martin grant » Fri May 09, 2008 8:59 pm

Wow!

Thats an impressive list

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Postby Ryguy » Fri May 09, 2008 9:03 pm

I thought so too. It looked pretty good to me. They say the food at the Event is great as well, but with all that whisky, who cares about food!! :D :D
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby martin grant » Fri May 09, 2008 9:05 pm

Bound to be some 'under the table' beauties as well
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 09, 2008 9:10 pm

I've never been to a tasting this large, so I can't wait until the Oct 16th Event to be held in Boston, Mass. I'll be there :D
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby MrAwesome » Sat May 10, 2008 6:17 pm

Report on last nights event...friend & I got there early to register & got in to the room about 6:45. First the one negative- there were NO SHOPPING BAGS to carry all the handouts, cigars, magazines, freebies, glasses etc. Alot of people grumbled about that. Previous experience paid off, I brought my Whisky Fest '07 canvass tote bag 'just in case", THANK GOD I DID!!! It was packed plus my jacket pockets too. All the food was excellent and no shortages on anything. On to the WHISKIES... everyone poured FREELY, no skimping, NO VOUCHERS, as much whisky & coversation as you like. Spoke with Jimmy Robertson-Bowmore about the 17 &18. Unfortunately, the 17 will only be available through the duty free airport stores. Simon Brooking- Laphroaig & Ardmore (very nice stuff), informed me that Lap 18 will be comming out late this year & Lap 25 next year. My friend had such a great 1st time he signed up, got the $25 discount & purchased the Society Bottling #29.64 18 yo Laphroaig as his 1st bottle! I purchased one myself- outstanding whisky. All in all, do not miss the show if you can attend one at any of the locations. Jeff :P :thumbsup: :D
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby Ryguy » Sun May 11, 2008 4:36 pm

MrAwesome, Good deal! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and it sure does sound like fun. I've been really happy with the Society's bottlings so far, and I can't wait to attend the October event in Boston. :thumbsup:
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Re: SMWS-Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravanza-NYC

Postby Ryguy » Mon May 12, 2008 2:58 pm

MrAwesome wrote:
My friend had such a great 1st time he signed up, got the $25 discount & purchased the Society Bottling #29.64 18 yo Laphroaig as his 1st bottle! I purchased one myself- outstanding whisky. Jeff :P :thumbsup: :D


Yes indeed, #29.64 is a great bottling. Pretty interesting stuff, and the 1st Laphroaig I've had from a Sherry Butt. I'm really enjoying my bottle.

Do you remember what Society bottles they had open for taste? And did they have a lot of their bottles on hand for sale, or were the they same as what they had open?
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