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January 2011 tasting

January 2011 tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:10 pm

We had discussed somewhere back in November (October?) about Sherry Xmas and I think we wanted to do "Keep the peat logs burning" for January. Any support/better suggestions? How about a when?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:21 pm

We haven't done Caol Ila since April 2008. :D

I'd prefer to do it in the 2nd half of the month as i'm on antibiotics and they didn't seem to work very well with the new year tasting. However, given my recent record at making these tastings my preferences should not be taken very seriously.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:44 pm

You mean to tell me that the whisky didn't kill the bacteria in your system? :shock:

CI, peat in general, either works for me. Let's set this for the final weekend in January. I know a few folk will be unavailable the previous weekend.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby johan brugge » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:18 pm

Peat sounds like music to my ears. I'm in!
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby dramtastic » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:16 am

How about NC and NCF?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:57 am

Ganga wrote:We had discussed somewhere back in November (October?) about Sherry Xmas and I think we wanted to do "Keep the peat logs burning" for January. Any support/better suggestions? How about a when?


Peat logs roasting on an open fire.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:40 pm

Ganga wrote:You mean to tell me that the whisky didn't kill the bacteria in your system? :shock:

It normally works and I made a couple of serious attempts to do it this time, but for some reason this beast is immune to whisky. :evil:

That would make the tasting from the 28th to the 30th. Is there one main time when we will all try to congregate or is it just a drift in and out whenever?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Ganga » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:35 pm

I'd suggest that the 7 PM British time for the 29th should be the main focus point. And the rest of the time is for those not available at that time.

And since we're on the topic, thoughts for February?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby johan brugge » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:44 pm

Ganga wrote:And since we're on the topic, thoughts for February?

Has there ever been a sherried whisky tasting?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Ganga » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:57 pm

December-Sherry Xmas to You. :D
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby johan brugge » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:10 pm

Damn, did I miss that? I don't suppose there is any chance for a rerun? :roll:
What about vintages, say from 1980 until 1990 or something like that?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:58 am

johan brugge wrote:Damn, did I miss that? I don't suppose there is any chance for a rerun? :roll:
What about vintages, say from 1980 until 1990 or something like that?



I like Johan's idea for February, of doing vintages. How about either 1980-1989 or 1990-1999? I have a slight preference for the 1980's but either would be fun.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:39 pm

Ok, but that's sherry cask vintages, right?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby johan brugge » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:26 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Ok, but that's sherry cask vintages, right?

Now there's an idea. A cask vintage (1980 - 1989 or so like Sean proposed) from a specific region or type of whisky.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:14 pm

I thought that's what you were proposing when you asked for a rerun of the sherried xmas Johan, but I guess not. Anyway its all good imo.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:57 pm

It's all fine by me. You guys want to do "I Want My 80s Whiskies" for February, we could do the 90s for March. If you want to focus it more so to say "80s sherry whiskies" or "80s Speysiders" that's fine too. Tumblers in your hand now.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:46 pm

Perhaps if we make it too specific it becomes a bit exclusive. We can always do mini categories within the main group if folk want to on the night.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby johan brugge » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:58 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I thought that's what you were proposing when you asked for a rerun of the sherried xmas Johan, but I guess not. Anyway its all good imo.

Oh no! Just like you it's all the same for me. I'll just have to do some more reading on this december tasting then. No worries.
Willie JJ wrote:Perhaps if we make it too specific it becomes a bit exclusive. We can always do mini categories within the main group if folk want to on the night.

That's just fine by me. :thumbsup:
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:29 pm

So 80s in Feb and 90s in Mar?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby johan brugge » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:32 pm

Like I said. I'm in.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby dramtastic » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:13 am

Ganga wrote:So 80s in Feb and 90s in Mar?


Vintage or non Vintage as well?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:53 pm

dramtastic wrote:
Ganga wrote:So 80s in Feb and 90s in Mar?


Vintage or non Vintage as well?

I think its all good. If you have the stuff, bring it along.

I've put the date in my diary so hopefully should make it.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby AdamMY » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:19 am

So did we ever decide on a Topic for January? I think I might make it out to the store tomorrow for a bottle, and wondering if I should be pressured to lean towards a certain category.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:25 am

AdamMY wrote:So did we ever decide on a Topic for January? I think I might make it out to the store tomorrow for a bottle, and wondering if I should be pressured to lean towards a certain category.


Adam, I believe we decided on vintage 1980-1989 (or anything that would have been distilled in the 1980's, so a highland park 18yo from 2005 would qualify as it would have been distilled in the 1980's).

Edit: I have obviously drank too much tonight. Peat in Jan, then 1980's in Feb. :oops:
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby AdamMY » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:33 am

pkt77242 wrote:Adam, I believe we decided on vintage 1980-1989 (or anything that would have been distilled in the 1980's, so a highland park 18yo from 2005 would qualify as it would have been distilled in the 1980's).



Alright I was confused from:


Ganga wrote:So 80s in Feb and 90s in Mar?



Not sure if I can get anything 18 years old or older right now, but I could, and definitely are leaning towards trying to pick up something laden with Peat. So if it goes back to "keep the peat fire burning" I may be ready for that.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:37 am

AdamMY wrote:
pkt77242 wrote:Adam, I believe we decided on vintage 1980-1989 (or anything that would have been distilled in the 1980's, so a highland park 18yo from 2005 would qualify as it would have been distilled in the 1980's).



Alright I was confused from:


Ganga wrote:So 80s in Feb and 90s in Mar?



Not sure if I can get anything 18 years old or older right now, but I could, and definitely are leaning towards trying to pick up something laden with Peat. So if it goes back to "keep the peat fire burning" I may be ready for that.


You are right, I am retarded. Peat is Jan, 1980's is Feb.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:38 pm

I think I got lost in this thread too. Peat for January it is. :D
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:10 pm

January - Peat
February - 1980s
March 1990s

Are you caught up Willie? :lol:
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:17 pm

I think I have it now. I'm suffering from lack of drink.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby AdamMY » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:25 pm

I think I am ready, picked up three islays today.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby johan brugge » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:15 am

Ganga wrote:January - Peat
February - 1980s
March 1990s

I can't wait!
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:19 pm

I've got so much peaty stuff to try I don't know where to start. Might have to pick one or two distilleries.
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby AdamMY » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:50 am

So perhaps I am missing something, but on what days are we doing the tasting? This weekend or next weekend?
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:25 pm

Ganga wrote:I'd suggest that the 7 PM British time for the 29th should be the main focus point. And the rest of the time is for those not available at that time.

Next weekend. Be patient :D
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Re: January 2011 tasting

Postby AnnieB » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:30 pm

Completely off topic here but just wanted to say the Victoria Whisky Festival last weekend, was another brilliant event! Lawrence and Ian (and others too numerous to mention) really outdid themselves this year. It was so well run, I actually witnessed Ian have a moment to sit! Congratulations Lawrence!!
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