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March 2008 Live Tasting - When

What day should the March 2008 Live Tasting be held?

Poll ended at Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:05 am

Friday March 21
2
18%
Saturday March 22
1
9%
Friday March 28
2
18%
Saturday March 29
6
55%
 
Total votes : 11

March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:05 am

When do we want to hold our live tasting in March?
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby mikeymad » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:11 am

After the Easter weekend works for me. Saturday for me because I want to drink with everyone.

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby lohssanami » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:03 am

Saturday the 22nd would be best for me since the WoW 2008 tasting is on the 29th.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:58 am

I won't vote on this as there is a chance I may go to Islay with the missus around then. I'm just not sure which weekend yet.

If I'm here then I don't really mind, Friday, or Saturday, but I have a slight preference for Friday because its the start of the weekend and there's also a little more recovery time if its a long night.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:21 pm

Saturday for me. Only because I have another tasting on the Friday night :P
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:46 pm

butephoto wrote:Saturday for me. Only because I have another tasting on the Friday night :P

Nice Mark. Is it a public or a private tasting?
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:05 pm

It's Peckhams 1982 Club thing. It will be in the branch in Glassford Street in Glasgow and it will be a Glenfarclas tasting this time. I am hoping, probably unrealistically, that they might pop one of the Family Casks for us, but I doubt it.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:18 pm

They might you know. I've tried the 1967 and the 1987 and they were brilliant.

How does one get an invite to such an event?
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:19 pm

Do you want me to get you a ticket when I pick up mine today? Or you can send an email to them through the Peckhams website.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:19 pm

I forgot to mention - it's £15 a ticket.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:22 pm

Thanks Mark, but don't get me a ticket yet until I finalise the Islay gig. I will email them once I know.

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:24 pm

Okay, here's the full details:

GLENFARCLAS

SINGLE MALT WHISKY TASTING

£15

This event will be a tutored Glenfarclas vertical tasting which will take us on an exciting journey from the 10 year old up through the years until we reach the 25 and 30 year old. The event will be held at our Glassford Street function rooms on

Friday 28th of March

8pm - 10pm

Chris Pendrill

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Peckhams

07903 202748

1982@peckhams.co.uk
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:32 pm

Ah, I see. If they are doing the 25 and the 30 then hoping for a family cask too might be optimistic. You never know though.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:49 pm

Actually, all four dates work for me. :o

Memo to self: Get a life... :P
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby TheTross » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:19 pm

I can't do Easter at all, so either Friday 28th or Saturday 29th for me. I chose Saturday because it gives those on t'other side of the pond a fairer chance, and the more that can be involved in these live tastings the better.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby shoganai » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:40 pm

Any of those dates looks fine for me right now.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:16 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Ah, I see. If they are doing the 25 and the 30 then hoping for a family cask too might be optimistic. You never know though.


Just back from Peckhams, picking up my 4 tickets, and got speaking to the guy in there who appeared to be the resident whisky expert. He has spoken to the Glenfarclas rep about this tasting night and he mentioned 'Family Casks' without me saying anything about them. He seems to think there's a pretty good chance there will be one or two samples as well as the range of standard bottlings.

Edit: Oh, I forgot - he mentioned '67/'68, but I'm not too sure if he was told that or that was a guess...
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:33 pm

You know, we can always make this a 28/29 thing. Start Friday and just keep on truckin'. 8) I have no real preference for any day. If I'm available on those chosen date, I'm there.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:43 pm

lohssanami wrote:Saturday the 22nd would be best for me since the WoW 2008 tasting is on the 29th.


Oh yeah I forgot about that. I guess a couple of on-line beverages around noon wont hurt me too bad for the show starting at 5:30....

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:30 pm

We certainly haven't got the responses for a time that we did for the whisky. :o Balvenie is the chosen one and currently it looks like the 29th of March for the date. As I recall the poll for the date closes Friday evening Pacific time or the wee hours of the morning Saturday for the European contingency.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:12 pm

Yep, who's not voted? C'mon!
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:12 pm

Poll closes tonight for when to hold the Balvenie tasting. So far looks like Saturday the 29th of March. Afternoon tipples for the far West. :D
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby shoganai » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:06 am

This actually turned out to be the best day for me. The weekend of 3/22 just got all booked up. On 3/29 I will be indulging one of my other passions with a Genesis tribute concert at 8pm EST, but as long as the tasting isn't too late, it should be a go for me. Unfortunately, I have no Balvenie on hand at the moment. I'll have to try to track down one of the 50ml Trios, or maybe get a bottle of the Single Barrel for the occassion.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Ganga » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:36 am

Poll is closed. Balvenie on the 29th of March.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:25 pm

Ganga wrote:Poll is closed. Balvenie on the 29th of March.


*tries to remember where he saw that pack of Balvenie miniatures for a tenner...

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby mikeymad » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:48 am

Looks like I need to order up my tripple pack of the 12, 15, 21

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:37 pm

mikeymad wrote:Looks like I need to order up my tripple pack of the 12, 15, 21

Cheers,


Where's that from? Is that miniatures? I can only see a pack with the 10, 12, and 15yo ones.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:49 am

Sainsbury's currently have Founder's Reserve for £19.99

No excuses now...

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby mikeymad » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:31 pm

butephoto wrote:Where's that from? Is that miniatures? I can only see a pack with the 10, 12, and 15yo ones.


Ganga found the sample bottles at Hi Times Wine in LA area (he didn't get me one :cry: )...

So I had to order up 3 bottles of the 15yo (different casks)

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Ras Mazunga » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:46 am

Never drank Balvenie before (except a young vatted one), bur that will change: I have a 12yo doublewood and a 21yo portwood ready for the 29th.

I might open the DW12 friday when I have a tasting session at home...

Suddenly I get the urging drift to buy a 10yo Founders reserve, then if I like it I can stock up a little.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:34 am

Good for you Ras. Should be an enjoyable day/evening of dramming.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:49 am

Randall Fairbrook gave me a 3-pack of the 12, 15, 21 from Hi-Time, but I will be at the WoW 2008 on the 29th.

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:44 pm

Lohss,
The plan is to start the tasting about 7 pm GMT. :o You'll have plenty of time to recover before the show. :D
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby blawder » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:28 pm

Ahhh... I just stumbled into this thread. This is fantastic, just started trying Balvenies...lovely malt. I will be joining late on Saturday, March 29th as I will be at a...whisky tasting (south Georgia, USA).

Looking forward to my first online tasting! :)
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting - When

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:52 pm

blawder wrote:Ahhh... I just stumbled into this thread. This is fantastic, just started trying Balvenies...lovely malt. I will be joining late on Saturday, March 29th as I will be at a...whisky tasting (south Georgia, USA).
Looking forward to my first online tasting! :)

Bill: be certain of your timezones on this as 7PM GMT is only 3 pm in Georgia. Here's the North America time zone map with you at GMT -5 (which is actually -4 as we did a timechange earlier than the rest of the world.)
http://www.worldtimezone.net/wtz007.php
Maybe you and your tasting chums should bring a laptop and login from your tasting!

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