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January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Choose the distillery for the January 2009 Live Tasting.

Poll ended at Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:28 pm

Ben Nevis
6
15%
Glenfarclas
6
15%
Talisker
10
25%
January 9
2
5%
January 10
8
20%
January 16
3
8%
January 17
3
8%
January 23
2
5%
 
Total votes : 40

January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:28 pm

Ok Everyone, it's time to select the distillery for the January 2009 Live Tasting. Please vote for 1 distillery and 1 date.Some interesting choices up there, all sound good to me. :thumbsup:

As far as the date, I've left off Jan 24, because we'll be hosting a SMWS Tasting here on the Forum that day. :D :D
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:15 pm

Come on Talisker you can do it.... (its the only one I have some of :cry: )
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:16 pm

I voted for Ben Nevis on the 23rd, but I'd be happy with Talisker as well. I can't do any date before the 13th. :x
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:58 pm

Hey, so long as it's whisky and I can get some.

16 and 17th are no good for me. That's Ardbeggeddon!
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby MacAttack80 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:12 pm

Talisker, the only one I have on the list :(

January 17th, I have to work the other days listed :evil:
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:57 pm

Ganga wrote:Hey, so long as it's whisky and I can get some.

16 and 17th are no good for me. That's Ardbeggeddon!

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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:28 am

I voted for Talisker and the 23rd but I don't really care about the date.

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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:12 pm

Ganga, don't forget to vote, as my vote can be the tiebreaker this time. Looks like Jan 10th is the favorite of the date so far. But the choice for distillery is very close, with Talisker in the lead so far.
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:42 pm

Ben Nevis.

Had three sofar and all were great.
Can't wait to taste some more of this distillery.
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:45 pm

I voted. Would like to chat with you at some point on Live Tastings.
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:29 pm

Voted the wrong date. Voted for 10 but should have voted for any after 10. :oops:
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:11 pm

Looks like Glenfarclas is making a comeback! :D :D :D
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:48 pm

Talisker (because it's freezing and that's when Talisker should be drunk). Any date is ok with me.
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:32 pm

Please make suggestions for February here. Thank you. :D :D :D
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby mikeymad » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:21 pm

Come-on Ben.... big finish.... :smoke:

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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:53 am

For Feb. I nominate Bowmore, Glenfarclas, and Bunnahabhain.

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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:08 pm

There may be some changes coming soon as to how we will be determining the monthly distilleries. There is discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8107 Please join in the discussion and give your opinion.
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:44 pm

Talisker it is for January 10th, or the weekend of January 10th, whatever works best for everyone. :D :D

I only have the 10yo at home, so I'll be dramming lots of Tali 10. I have 6 different glasses so......:D :D :D :D
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:49 pm

For February, how about Rosebank and Scapa?
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:17 pm

Matt has suggested that we setup a schedule for 2009. To accomplish this, I think it should be the list of distilleries and let everyone choose 11 (January already chosen). Distilleries to exclude would be those that were tried in 2008. Order to be chosen based on number of votes-most votes=February, etc. I'd suggest that distilleries that are difficult to get samples should be moved to an alternative tasting (Brora springs to mind here).

What's everyone think?
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:21 pm

I agree Ganga, closed distilleries should be reserved for "Other Tastings". I think the biggest thing is to determine whether we vote on the first 6 months, or do the entire year at one time. Either way I am fine with it.

Any suggestions or comments Matt?
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:39 pm

Ryguy wrote:I agree Ganga, closed distilleries should be reserved for "Other Tastings". I think the biggest thing is to determine whether we vote on the first 6 months, or do the entire year at one time. Either way I am fine with it.

Any suggestions or comments Matt?


If Rosebank is out, because of its relative scarcity (although it seems much more accessible than Brora or PE), what about a Clynelish tasting? I didn't see one of those in my glance at the Past Tastings thread.
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:54 pm

Collector57 wrote:So where do you draw the line?

Rosebank is closed but not hard to obtain at a decent price (IMO).
PE is closed but relatively common.

So if we do "hard to get" distilleries, who defines it?

I'm not against the idea - in fact I think it's a good one - but what are the boundaries?


I agree, and I was making my suggestion with the assumption that people felt any closed distillery would be out of the question. However, I agree completely that it's not as black and white as all that. Rosebank is, IMO, much more affordable than PE (for me and many others, I'd suspect), and yet we have had a PE tasting. Quite tricky, indeed!

Off the top of my head, I can think of two quick ideas: First, we could simply have a price "cap", where we could discount any distillery whose cheapest bottle exceeded a certain price (at mutually agreed upon retailers).
By contrast, we could also obviate this obstacle by figuring out a good way to collectively buy bottles from which we could dole out samples for a future live tasting. Such a course of action would make a Brora tasting, for example, much more affordable.

I don't know; I'm just thinking out loud. The more suggestions we have, the better we can include everyone who wants to participate! :thumbsup:
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby TreacleSponge » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:11 am

Collector57 wrote:So where do you draw the line?

Rosebank is closed but not hard to obtain at a decent price (IMO).
PE is closed but relatively common.

So if we do "hard to get" distilleries, who defines it?

I suppose from a UK perspective "hard to get" could be any whisky where the most common expression is only available from a specialist whisky shop/mail order/website. So that's anything that can't be bought from a supermarket or off licence. Or possibly Oddbins, although some are better stocked than others.

And of the last 13 regular tastings, 11 have been whiskies we can buy in supermarkets, so I'd say they are easily available.

So for me "hard to get" is more about accessibility rather than cost.
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:50 am

I'll make a list tonight, check it twice, see which distilleries are naughty or nice. :P

But for now, some initial thoughts.


Allt-a-Bhaine (over here)
An Cnoc/Knockdhu (over here)
Auchroisk
Banff
Ben Wyvis
Brora (what you can find is very expensive)
Cardhu
Coleburn
Glen Flagler/Killyloch
Inverleven (at least over here)
Kinclaith
Ladyburn

There are some others that people might like to include but to me these are a jumping off point. Also, the PE was not done as the monthly distillery tasting but a planned event. Anything on the above listed could be accomplished in the same way. Buy and split samples.
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Re: January 2009 Live Tasting – Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:01 pm

Here's a list. (Discussion moved)

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10357&p=189994#p189994
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