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Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:35 pm

Over the next few weeks Oddbins in the Royal Mile have the following free tastings in the shop:

Thursday 7th Aug: Bowmore 12, 15, Darkest, 18; Auchentoshan 10, 3W; Yamazaki 12
Friday 8th Aug: Bruichladdich 12, 18
Thursday 14th Aug: Bowmore 12, 15, Darkest, 18; Auchentoshan 10, 3W; Yamazaki 12
Friday 15th Aug: Glenkinchie 10, DE; Glen Elgin 12; Caol Ila 12
Friday 20th Aug: Ardbeg
Thursday 21st Aug: Old Pulteney 12, 17; An Cnoc 12, 16
Friday 22nd Aug: Glenkinchie 10, DE; Clynelish 14
Saturday 23rd Aug: Old Pulteney 12, 17; An Cnoc 12, 16
Thursday 28th Aug: Old Pulteney 12, 17; An Cnoc 12, 16
Saturday 30th Aug: Old Pulteney 12, 17; An Cnoc 12, 16


I'll be trying to get to a few.
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Dram fine idea » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:45 pm

Thanks Willie for the info, I'll try and make it along as well.
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:15 pm

Nothing on Sunday 10th???

*shakes fist at Oddbins...

:twisted: :P
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:24 pm

Stupid me :roll: . I forgot to say that the tastings are on between 1pm and 6pm.
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Down by The Law » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:20 pm

Had an email to say that the Queensferry Road branch is showing the following between 2 and 6pm this afternoon:
Glenkinchie 1992 Distillers Edition, LowlandFestival Offer £35.99 (normally £40.99)
Clynelish 14 yr old, Coastal Highland £27.99

Personally, I'm off to The Vaults to check out the new list in particularly 54.26 and 29.67
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:44 pm

The 54.26 is gorgeous - I loved it.
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Down by The Law » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:09 pm

Thanks for the recommendation Nick. Bought a bottle of a'bunadh (batch 22) recently off the back of comments on this forum and loved it - this looks in a similar vein judging by the tasting notes.

My one gripe about SMWS is that the bottlings can disappear quickly particularly the "best buys", however the outturn for this one looks to be okay (764 bottles).
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:30 pm

The sherry bottlings tend to have hiogher outturns simply because you get more whisky in a sherry butt than a bourbon hogshead. The best buys go quickly because they are... the best buys. Best buy them quickly!

Let me know what you think of the Aberlour.
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:11 pm

Down by The Law wrote:Personally, I'm off to The Vaults to check out the new list in particularly 54.26 and 29.67

You inspired me to call in on the way home. I'm now the proud owner of a bottle of each. The Aberlour is hugely sulphury sherry with rich burnt toffee, cherry, orange, slight mint. Wonderful. The Laphroaig is interesting - not sure I've ever had sherried Laphroaig before. It is not really medicinal, but warm and ashy with a long finish of earthy ashtray notes. The sherry is present on the palate and adds a bit of a third dimension - some rich coffee notes, a hint of fruit - but takes a back seat as the smoke comes through.
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Down by The Law » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:01 pm

Nick, I did drop by The Vaults tonight and the Aberlour was every bit as good as you said. A bit different to the a'Bunadh - not as soft and probably more bitter chocolate than fruit. I'm planning to go into Queen St on Monday to buy a bottle and then will conduct a head-to head. Didn't try the Laphroaig in the end - the Islays can wait till Monday. Tried the 84.10 and was bowled over by that one - a relevation and a distillery I've not tried before
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Re: Oddbins Edinburgh Festival Tastings

Postby Down by The Law » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:23 pm

Oddbins Queensferry Road Branch are also doing Ardbeg (Ardbeg 10 year old, Uigeadal, 1990and Renaissance)Thu 21st Aug 4-6pm.

Old Pulteney 12 y.o, Old Pulteney 17 y.o,Ancnoc 12 y.o. and Ancnoc 16y.o
Fri 22nd Aug 4-6pm
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