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Distillery bagging?

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Are you a “distillery bagger”?

I aim to drink whisky from every distillery in Scotland.
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45%
Been there, done that.
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3%
I’m too busy keeping up with the releases from Macallan and Bruichladdich to worry about other distilleries.
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I prefer to explore the output of a few distilleries in depth.
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10%
Trying every whisky on the planet helps me to identify and appreciate my favourites.
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35%
It’s like train spotting. What’s the point?
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6%
 
Total votes : 31

Distillery bagging?

Postby Mustardhead » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:18 pm

Are you a “distillery bagger”? I think "tasting completist" is the polite term :D
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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:57 pm

a bit of several categories, but I do wand to try one from all,and get to know more expressions of my favs....
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:17 pm

id say id want to have a bottle in my collection from each distillery, but a good one, not a crappy run of the mill standard bottling...
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Postby TheLaddie » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:20 am

I'm not ticking off a list but I'd like to think I'd get round to them all eventually...
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Re: Distillery bagging?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:31 am

Mustardhead wrote:I think "tasting completist" is the polite term :D


Where'd you ever pick up a silly term like that?

I have no particular hope of trying them all. I'd like to try a lot of them, though.
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Re: Distillery bagging?

Postby Mustardhead » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:21 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
Mustardhead wrote:I think "tasting completist" is the polite term :D


Where'd you ever pick up a silly term like that?


Could it have been Mr TattieHeid or could it have been Mr Picky? :D

MrTattieHeid wrote:I have no particular hope of trying them all. I'd like to try a lot of them, though.


Same here. I'm not prepared to spend a fortune on hunting down some probably awful dram from a distillery that was burnt down by rioters in 1937, or even closed by accountants in 1967 ;)
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Re: Distillery bagging?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:45 pm

Mustardhead wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:
Mustardhead wrote:I think "tasting completist" is the polite term :D


Where'd you ever pick up a silly term like that?


Could it have been Mr TattieHeid or could it have been Mr Picky? :D


:wink:

Mustardhead wrote:I'm not prepared to spend a fortune on hunting down some probably awful dram from a distillery that was burnt down by rioters in 1937, or even closed by accountants in 1967 ;)


Rioters I can deal with...accountants are scary.
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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:25 pm

I love tasting new whisky! Trying a new country's interpretations, and finding similarities and differences. I enjoy tasting all of the varities, styles, etc etc whisk(e)y has to offer!
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Postby DramMeister » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:46 pm

Whenever I see a whisky from a distillery I've not tried before in a pub, I just have to have a dram. Actually if I see a different expression I buy it too. It gets harder each year, less new one's to try.
I wouldn't go out of my way to find a particularly rare malt however, it's just curiosity.
I think there's still plenty of good distilleries out there that I haven't tried yet (I'm about half way through them).
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Re: Distillery bagging?

Postby Drrich1965 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:52 pm

Mustardhead wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:
Mustardhead wrote:I think "tasting completist" is the polite term :D


Where'd you ever pick up a silly term like that?


Could it have been Mr TattieHeid or could it have been Mr Picky? :D

MrTattieHeid wrote:I have no particular hope of trying them all. I'd like to try a lot of them, though.


Same here. I'm not prepared to spend a fortune on hunting down some probably awful dram from a distillery that was burnt down by rioters in 1937, or even closed by accountants in 1967 ;)


I agree. I certainly am not going to be buying a bottle of Glen Buttsmelly, indpendent botteling in ex-pickle barrels for $1000, but I like the goal of trying them all...Besides, it should be relativly easy to get down to the final four or so without tapping the retiemrent fund..
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:30 pm

I would like to think I'd tasted every distillery before last orders is finally called. Long way to go though - this may be the secret to immortality. "Breaking News - Xanadu found in Speyside!"
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Postby Frodo » Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:16 pm

I guess I start off wanting to try whisky from distilleries I haven't had before and if I like, I try to try more expressions of it. Bowmore is a great example of this, as is Ardbeg. It's too bad I can't find more examples of Speyburn or Imperial because from what I've tried, I really do like these.

On the other hand, The examples I've had from Bunnahabhain and Glenturret were average (for me) in some cases and less than that in others. I doubt I'll be buying much from these distilleries in future although I am curious about the good reception 'bunny gets on these boards, and I try to 'get' what I've obviously missed.

It just occured to me that I really do like to try different expression from a distillery that I like in order to get different vantage points. It's one of the disapointments (for me) of Lagavulin that I can only get 3 expression (12, 16 & DE) and the 12 is rarely available not to mention prohibitavly expensive.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:15 pm

I went for

It’s like train spotting. What’s the point?

I like, sorry love my whisky but I know I will not get around to even 1/10th of it so I don't overly worry about it too much.
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Postby Admiral » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:42 am

I'm glad you clarified the question....in my country, to "bag" something means to criticise it!

I confess that I am endeavouring to say I've tasted something from every distillery, if not to actually own a bottle.

(I recently added some Allt-a-Bhainne to my list of conquered malts! :) )

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:54 am

Admiral wrote:I'm glad you clarified the question....in my country, to "bag" something means to criticise it!


That's all right...I can't get used to the idea that it's okay for me to knock someone up in the UK.

Actually, I'd be very happy if I got to all the open distilleries, and the reasonably available closed ones. Oddly enough, given my generally A-R O/C personality, I'm not particularly obsessed with this, even though I'm always looking for something new. I guess I really don't want to run out! I'd have to start in on cognac or something.

Might one aspire to have open bottles from all the closed distilleries, and closed bottles from all the open distilleries?
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:49 pm

And we Irish loving having a bit of Craic down the pub (pronounced Crack) which means having a bit of harmless fun and not smoking your head off down the local crack house :lol:

And we all claim to speak english :shock:
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Postby Mustardhead » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:19 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:And we Irish loving having a bit of Craic down the pub (pronounced Crack) which means having a bit of harmless fun and not smoking your head off down the local crack house :lol:

And we all claim to speak english :shock:


I recall once sitting quietly in a pub, supping a pint and reading the paper and being invited to "come up to the bar and get the craic" and not knowing whether I was being offered the barmaid, some drugs or a punch in the head :D
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Any I can get my hands on...

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:28 am

I like to "train spot". (I've heard them referred to as "wallies" on the Bluebell Rwy.)

As for SM whisky, I want to try any that come within range of my wallet.

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Postby TheLaddie » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:30 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:That's all right...I can't get used to the idea that it's okay for me to knock someone up in the UK.


:shock:

But expensive over an 18 year period...Knocking too many people up may lead to a serious diminution in one's malt budget.

To "Knock someone up" means to impregnate them.
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The Queen's English

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:35 am

TheLaddie wrote:...To "Knock someone up" means to impregnate them.

Oh? I thought it meant to knock on the door.
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Re: The Queen's English

Postby TheLaddie » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:04 am

Muskrat Portage wrote:
TheLaddie wrote:...To "Knock someone up" means to impregnate them.

Oh? I thought it meant to knock on the door.
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Just the letterbox... :twisted:
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Postby TheLiquorBaron » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:08 pm

I just had to comment here...

TheLaddie...your rude...LOL :lol: :lol:

I can see here that we should really use standard 'global' slang, as some countries obviously have different meanings for certain phrases...
E.G. In the US, Root means barrick/support for your team or such, but in Oz it means...good times for the boys(and quite possibly the girls too :wink: ), i.e. funtime in the bedroom...
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Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:13 pm

Bar Items wrote:, Root means barrick/support for your team or such, but in Oz it means...good times for the boys(and quite possibly the girls too :wink: ), i.e. funtime in the bedroom...

gives a whole new meaning to the term "root crops"! :D
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:16 pm

...or "root canal".... :oops:
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:55 pm

trust you tattie to think of something like that, as well as me getting someone else to dust my bottles...
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:55 pm

trust you tattie to think of something like that, as well as me getting someone else to dust my bottles...
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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:50 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:...or "root canal".... :oops:


I'll never look at my dentist in the same way again...
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