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Live Tastings discussion thread

Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:42 pm

As suggested by Ganga here is a thread for discussion of upcoming live tastings. The state of play in 2011 so far is:

January 28th-30th Keep the Peat Fires Burning (not quite over yet I think)
February 25th-27th 1980s Vintages
March 25th-27th 1990s Vintages

Lots to think about for the future ... :D
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:15 pm

Actually we said the 80s and 90s. We never specified that it was the vintage. :D Granted, how many of us have a bottle that was bottled in the 80s just lying around.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:24 pm

Good correction though. All connections with the decades are welcome.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:09 pm

We should also think about what we want for April. Spring cleaning kind of thing?
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby les taylor » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:26 pm

Ganga wrote:We should also think about what we want for April. Spring cleaning kind of thing?



Ledaig nas? :shock:
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:10 pm

I think I prefer the smell of Domestos Les.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:09 am

I've got some Knockandos that I would like to do a tasting on. How can we incorporate this? "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" or some such? Anyone?
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:05 am

What makes you think I don't like the smell of Domestos :P
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:10 pm

I'm strongly suggesting something for April event. For Gordon, St George's Day (4/23) we do English alcohols. It also happens to be William Shakespeare's birthday.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:52 am

So it's 90s for next week and English for April!
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:14 am

Ganga wrote:So it's 90s for next week and English for April!

Sounds good. That means I need to track down some English alcohol for April
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:30 am

Damn. All I can access around here is English beer. Maybe I can be in the chaser part of the evening.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:48 am

I think beers and ales will suffice Musky. Gordon can chime in if it is appropriate to have scotch whisky.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Spirit of Islay » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:34 pm

Ganga wrote: For Gordon, St George's Day (4/23) we do English alcohols.

Ganga wrote:Gordon can chime in if it is appropriate to have scotch whisky.

Are these directed at me or someone else ?
If me , i'm not that impressed by St Georges and don't own any and besides i'll be several miles away from England on that day enjoying a wee dram on the shores of Loch indaal.......
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:40 am

I was slightly surprised that your name was linked with English alcohol. No idea what I would drink at an English tasting. St George is pretty good for its age but not good enough for the money I think (I don't have any) and apart from beer, (which I don't drink much of) and Gin ( :yuk: ) what else is there?
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:08 am

Willie JJ wrote:I was slightly surprised that your name was linked with English alcohol. No idea what I would drink at an English tasting. St George is pretty good for its age but not good enough for the money I think (I don't have any) and apart from beer, (which I don't drink much of) and Gin ( :yuk: ) what else is there?


Or we could do any alcohol produced in a former colony of the UK, which would open up india (amrut), and lots of rums. I guess it would also open up all american whiskey, irish whiskey, and scotch. Sigh, that does make it very general.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:19 am

It certainly would make it easy for folk to bring something to the table Sean :)
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:00 am

I find it funny that Irish celebrate St Patrick being English and all. :D

Well how about opening it up to include those that are still part of the Commonwealth. Who would that include?

Edit: How about those places that hold St George as their Patron Saint? That would be England, Russia, Greece, India and a few other places.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:07 am

Suggestions Nick? How do we do St George's day and my birthday for that weekend? :D
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:19 am

Ganga wrote:Suggestions Nick? How do we do St George's day and my birthday for that weekend? :D


Well since you will drink just about anything, how about my idea of any drink from a former or current British Colony that way just about everyone can contribute.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:24 am

but, but...St George goes to England and a few others. Let's see what Nick has to say. Maybe he can give us an interesting twist.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:10 am

...anything made with Dragons' breath?

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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:47 pm

That rules wasmund's out then I think that made with Dragon's pee.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby dramtastic » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:26 pm

Well seeing we've just done the 80's and 90's why don't we continue in that vein and do the noughties. After all, we are already into a new decade and I've got some good stuff from the noughties.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:51 pm

Fine by me.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:49 pm

Might be hard to do all ten years though :wink:
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:10 am

Willie, not all whiskies require 3 years of aging. :P Besides, we never said they had to be distilled in the 00s.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:44 pm

I take your point and suddenly think that this is probably pretty easy for most folk. Let's do it.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:52 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I take your point and suddenly think that this is probably pretty easy for most folk. Let's do it.

:D I think most of the whisky folks around have something that qualifies. :thumbsup:
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ras Mazunga » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:48 pm

Looking forward to a noughties tasting. :iwbrnt:
I already have a favourite vintage: 2005
Ledaig and Bunnahabhain are among my favourites.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:24 am

Any suggestions for May, June and July? I was thinking Independent bottlings in July. Seeing the various places like Canada, US and France have siginificant dates there.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:30 am

Ganga wrote:Any suggestions for May, June and July? I was thinking Independent bottlings in July. Seeing the various places like Canada, US and France have siginificant dates there.


How about 70's and earlier for May. Maybe Bourbon for June?
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:12 pm

May is whisky festival season in Scotland and might be difficult for me, but I really want to participate in the 70s and earlier tasting so i'd prefer if it was pushed into another month, like June maybe? :D
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:02 am

Willie JJ wrote:May is whisky festival season in Scotland and might be difficult for me, but I really want to participate in the 70s and earlier tasting so i'd prefer if it was pushed into another month, like June maybe? :D


Ok how about beginners drams for May and the 70's and earlier for June?

For beginners drams, you post notes on your favorite entry level drams so we can help people just starting there journey out.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:24 am

Guys, whatever you want.

What constitutes beginners drams? If this is what we are doing, I think we should kind of put together a list and maybe it should be OBs.
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