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December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Choose the distillery December 2008 Live Tasting.

Poll ended at Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:29 am

Bruichlddich
5
22%
Glenfarclas
6
26%
Lagavulin
12
52%
 
Total votes : 23

December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:29 am

As discussed in the preliminary poll, Saturday December 13 is our date for the tasting. *

Also, it was decided that Brora will be done as part of the Other Live Tastings. We're looking at an April date. For those interested, please look for a new topic in Live Tastings. Discussion will likely get going in December, following the Irish Tasting and the Springbank Tasting.

Onto the December Final Poll. Please choose one distillery for the December Live Tasting. I know this one is early but the tasting is earlier in the month than what is usual.

*Edit: it seems this date will not work. Please see poll for date.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby UUNetBill » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:37 am

I had to vote for the Laga, because I only have like one 'Farclas and one or two Laddies.

Of course, I could stock up before then. :P
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:43 am

I voted for Lagavulin. I think that it is a great winter dram especially the 12yo.


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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:28 am

What else but Lagavulin? About time this got its own tasting!

Besides, I have a few bottles of it lying (well, standing) around doing nothing much; I'm sure they'd be glad of a bit of attention.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:31 am

Sat. 13th was always scheduled as my Christmas tasting! :evil:
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:00 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:Sat. 13th was always scheduled as my Christmas tasting! :evil:


I find it hard to believe that you couldn't simply have picked a different date so that MT could do his Christmas Drams tasting
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby les taylor » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:03 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:
Malt-Teaser wrote:Sat. 13th was always scheduled as my Christmas tasting! :evil:


I find it hard to believe that you couldn't simply have picked a different date so that MT could do his Christmas Drams tasting



Hey guys MT was scheduled in for this date.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Wave » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:20 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:Sat. 13th was always scheduled as my Christmas tasting! :evil:

A Glenfarclas win would kill two birds with one stone so to speak as 'farclas is part of my Christmas dramming repertoire.

Cheers!
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:44 pm

Please don't forget to vote for the date for this tasting as well.

Another poll has been set up here December 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll (Date)

Thank you. :thumbsup:

Oh yeah, and I voted Lagavulin. :D
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby DanAir » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:12 pm

I can't really lose with this selection but I've gone for Lagavulin because, well, it's Lagavulin! This even though I've only got one bottle in stock (DE)... I'd better get myself a 2008 12yo :iwbrnt:
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:27 pm

I went for Laddie but all are good.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby I_SPEY » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:43 pm

I think it's needless to say for me, I think :wink:
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:22 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:
Malt-Teaser wrote:Sat. 13th was always scheduled as my Christmas tasting! :evil:


I find it hard to believe that you couldn't simply have picked a different date so that MT could do his Christmas Drams tasting

No, it isn't MT's place to move. For some reason I had it in my head that he was scheduled for the 6 and not the 13th. I apologize for inadvertently posting the 13th. Ryan has posted a topic for selecting a date for the Forum's monthly live tasting.

As an aside, has anyone picked up the 2009 Whisky Calendar? If so, would you be so kind as to create a topic listing the month and the whisky as a new topic. If not, I'll take care of it in the future.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:00 pm

Voted Laddie as i've a load of them compared to he other two.....
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:31 pm

I didn't vote.

Looking at the other poll it seems that we will have plenty of available people for the weekend before Christmas.

With all the Laga votes, I just wonder what everyone has available. Are we going to get the 16, 12 and the current DE only? Ok, I'm sure someone can be "encouraged" to bring a 21 or 25 to the table. :) Subtle, aren't I? :P
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:55 am

Ganga, asuming Lagavulin wins, I've got the 16, a sample of the 12, and enough of the 21 that I stashed away for future tastings, flights etc, plus I think I have a sample of the DE, but I'm not sure about that one. But I really suspect any Lagavulin IB's will be very tough to come by, in fact I've never even seen one! :shock:
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:21 pm

Lagavulin. I don't have any at the moment. But it will be cold and I'll fancy one (or more).
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:51 pm

I'm proud to say I also have an IB Lagavulin - a 1984 from Murray McDavid. Can still get it at TWE (link), though unfortunately the price has shot up somewhat since I got hold of it.

Alongside that I could bring a 12 (2007), 12yo FotCM, 16WH miniature, 16PE (L6), 21 and 25. I'm also currently bidding on an old 12yo miniature, so will see how that goes. If I win that it'll also be on the table.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:08 pm

Lagavulin on December 20th it is.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:39 pm

Ganga wrote:Lagavulin on December 20th it is.


:D :D :D :D :D :D :smoke:
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:18 pm

We forgot to gather suggestions for January. :shock:
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:29 pm

Collector57 wrote:Bowmore, Springbank, Talisker


Springbank won for November, didn't it?? :)
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby mr_fox » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:59 am

Back to the December tasting... I haven't taken part in a tasting yet but might manage the December one as I have a couple of Lagavulins staring at me (16, 1988 DE and 1990 DE). Can someone direct me to details on how these monthly tastings are run? Do I just log in, drink and post? Thanks.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:13 pm

I have Lagavulin 16 yo, Lagavulin European Oak 12 yo and just a little left of the 12 yo, shortly :empty:

If anyone wants a sample of the LEO 12yo, please pm me.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:42 pm

Collector57 wrote:
mr_fox wrote:Back to the December tasting... I haven't taken part in a tasting yet but might manage the December one as I have a couple of Lagavulins staring at me (16, 1988 DE and 1990 DE). Can someone direct me to details on how these monthly tastings are run? Do I just log in, drink and post? Thanks.

Yes that's it.
On the day there will be a special topic for the tasting and you just post your notes.
The topic also has a link to a page that will constantly refresh with the latest post at the top (reverse of a normal thread) so that you're always seeing the latest.


I look forward to seeing you at the Lagavulin Tasting mr_fox, the more people involved the merrier! As Collector57 has mentioned, it's as easy as logging in, dramming and posting your notes to the specific thread. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! :D :D
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:14 pm

Please add any other suggestions for January here. If you have any questions on what distilleries have been done recently, please see the Past Tastings thread.

So far suggestions are: Bowmore, Talisker, Glenrothes, and I'm going to add Bruichladdich.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:51 pm

Oh yeah, does anyone have a Whisky Calendar for 2009 yet? We typically add the Whisky of the Month to the Monthly polls.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby mikeymad » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:18 pm

Not yet Ryguy... I should pretty soon. I was going to get it at the last whisky show, but it was not there. It is on Amazon for just over $10...

Cheers,
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Matt2 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:43 pm

Well it looks the 'other place' are also trying to organise a live tasting on Dec 13th. Well done (considering all the tears last time over dates)... :roll:

Anyway, just to confirm this will be running on the 13th as usual. Take your pick and have fun...

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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:34 pm

Yes it does seem a bit strange, but some folk wanted the tastings to coincide. Never mind. i guess instead of being :dead: , I'll be :dead: :dead: .

Isn't life fun. :D
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:57 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Matt Page wrote:Well it looks the 'other place' are also trying to organise a live tasting on Dec 13th. Well done (considering all the tears last time over dates)... :roll:

Anyway, just to confirm this will be running on the 13th as usual. Take your pick and have fun...

:thumbsup:

So no "either ... or" here - I would post notes on both (if I don't get railroaded into some other social function by Mrs C57 :evil: ). Twice as many drams! That can't be bad!


I agree, posting on both is perfectly ok. After all, double the pleasure, double the fun! I guess I'll have to force myself to drink twice as much that night. :P :P
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Matt2 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:40 pm

I have trouble getting through one tasting without falling off my chair, but if you can handle both :thumbsup: :dead:

Remember - drink responsilly :iwbrnt:
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:50 pm

You guys are silly. You could just pull up both sites and post "simultaneously" or alternate drams.
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:57 pm

Ganga wrote:You guys are silly. You could just pull up both sites and post "simultaneously" or alternate drams.


Ok ok, but I did like the idea of drinking double. :insane:
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Re: December 2008 Live Tasting-Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:14 pm

How about using a different glass for each. :P
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