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Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:12 am

Ok, since there is some interest in trying some blends, I'm going to suggest April as the month. I currently have collected up several samples to try. JWR, JWBk, JWGo, St Andrews, J&B, Dewars 12, Cutty Sark.

Is the first weekend in April good? Any other thoughts for blends.
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:11 am

I'll be away, the 2nd w/e would be better for me :thumbsup:
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:57 am

First and second week of April work for me. Just let me know as I will try to pick up some minis.

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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:20 am

I can work with the second weekend. Do we have agreement?
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:09 pm

Sounds great You have agreement from this camp :D
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:22 pm

Maybe I'm on a holidaytrip then but that is ok for me too. 8)
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby Ryguy » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:44 pm

Good idea Ganga! The first or second week of April work good for me, so I'll try and gather a few blends so I can take part as well. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:23 pm

Ganga wrote:Ok, since there is some interest in trying some blends, I'm going to suggest April as the month. I currently have collected up several samples to try. JWR, JWBk, JWGo, St Andrews, J&B, Dewars 12, Cutty Sark.

Is the first weekend in April good? Any other thoughts for blends.

We could maybe consider some of the other classic blends like White Horse, Vat 69, Dewar's White Label, Dimple (Haig once upon a time), etc., etc.,

Lot's of minis available for blends so no need to swap samples here I think.
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:43 pm

Agreed Willie, lots of samples available.

I'd suggest a set of three as our baseline for the group. After that it would be nice to see several other blends. Thoughts on the baseline blends? J&B, JWBl, Dewars 12 or White?

It is highly probable that I will be dramming blends both weekends... :shock: ...as S'tan would like to spend an evening going through blends. Should this happen, I will post out our notes from these as well.

I'm going to suggest we make this a two weekend event.
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:04 pm

Two weekends :D
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:04 am

Ok, I added a few more samples today. Dewar's white, Grants Special Reserve, Famous Grouse 12, Chivas 18. I think this will get me through an afternoon. 8) Evening however.... :shock:
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby Ryguy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:59 pm

OK I've started collecting a few samples for this one. So far I have, Dewars 12, Nikka from the Barrel, Teachers. I'll work on getting a few more. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:01 am

I now have 8 blends to try, J&B rare, Cutty Sark, Dewars white label, Deward 12yo, Chivas Regal 12yo, JW Red, JW Black and JW Gold.

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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:31 am

Looks like Sean and I will be providing the baseline on blends. :iwbrnt: Somehow I've misplaced one of the samples but I will try to make up for it soon.
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:05 am

I am looking forward to this tasting as I have never really been into blends but I want to give them their fair shake.

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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby evanstonwhisky » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:56 am

Ballentines fista be good. or Black Bottle. I think I'll cover the Black Bottle Islay.
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Re: Blended Whisky Tasting

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:46 am

So far I have Isle of Skye 8 YO, black bottle and cutty sark 18. Not sure what else to get
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