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

...anything made with Dragons' breath?

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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 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 dramtastic » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:12 am

Personally I reckon it should be any entry level whisky from any country, widen the net so to speak.
Would it be single malts or blends as well?
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby johan brugge » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:49 pm

This sounds like a good idea but of all the 'basic standard whiskies' I only have a Glenfiddich 12yo at home so I can't be of much use to this thread I'm afraid.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby dramtastic » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:47 am

pkt77242 wrote:I also meant to add that I have Fiddich 12, HP 12, Macallan 12, OP 12, Auchentoshan Classic, Speyside 12, Bunna 12, Jameson NAS, and Bushmills NAS. Maybe 1 or 2 more lurking around as well.


Can't wait to read your review on the excellent Speyside 12.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby johan brugge » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:36 am

pkt77242 wrote:Do you have any Ardbeg 10? or Caol Ila CS NAS?

Yes, in fact I do. I have the Ten, Caol Ila CS, Caol Ila Moch and a Laga 16yo but that's it.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby johan brugge » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:39 pm

Is there already a particular date for the May tasting or have I missed something in the previous posts?
What's on for June? What about different ages like 3yo - 5yo, 6yo - 10yo, 11yo -15yo etc.?
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby dramtastic » Sun May 01, 2011 2:51 am

Here's a list of standard/entry level Japanese whiskys. I know I'm not the only one who has some of these, but maybe other's hadn't considered them for the May tasting. I know that they are not available in every country, but all should be easy to order online.

Nikka
Pure Malt: Red, White, Black
Nikka From The Barrel
Taketsuru 12
Yoichi: NAS, 10, 12
Miyagikyo: NAS, 10, 12

Suntory
Hibiki 12
Hakushu: 10, 12
Yamazaki: 10, 12
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby dramtastic » Mon May 02, 2011 8:51 am

Thought I'd put a list of potential candidates for the Back to Basics tasting this month.
Scottish Single malts(From the TWE website all under GBP35)
We have discussed 12YO as being the age limit for this tasting but Clynelish 14 and Dalwhinnie 15 are the basic malts from those distilleries and are easy to find and tasty.
Arran 10
Aberlour 10
Ardbeg 10
Ardmore TC
Auchentoshan Classic/12
Balblair 1997/2000
Bowmore Legend/12
Bruichladdich Waves/Rocks
Bunnahabhain 12
Caol Ila 12
Cragganmore 12
Clynelish 14
Dalmore 12
Dalwhinnie 15
Glenfarclas 10/12
Glenkinchie 12
Glenfiddich 12
Glenlivet 12
Glenmorangie Original 10
Glen Moray NAS/12
HP 12
Laphroaig 10
Longrow CV
Macallan 10/Fine Oak
Old Pulteney 12
Springbank CV/10
Talisker 10
Tamdhu NAS

Scottish Blends (all under 20 quid)
Teachers
Grants
Bells
Whyte and Mackay
Famous Grouse
Black Bottle
BNJ
J & B
Cutty Sark
JW Red/Black
Ballantines Finest
Chivas 12

Irish Whisky (All under 30 Quid)
Jamesons NAS/12
Bushmills Original/Black Bush/10
Tullamore Dew
Kilbeggan
Redbreast 12
Tyroconnell
Connemara Peated

You may be surprised what's lurking it the back of the cupboard.
I'm sure the US crew can put together something similar for bourbons.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby AdamMY » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:04 am

Submitting a suggestion for August. A play off of the 2012 London Olympics.

International Whisky competition (sort of a free for all in terms of what can be consumed). Each person could post their gold silver and bronze. If they have enough different whiskies they could group then into different events.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby AdamMY » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:12 am

I thought January was going to be keep the peat logs burning. February could be a Month in Short Supply. For bottles that are small batches or single casks, or just in general limited runs.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby AdamMY » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:52 am

Sounds good to me!
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby AdamMY » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:34 am

Ganga wrote:Thoughts for July and August?

We seem to always drift towards independents in July. What about looking at Canadians, US and French whiskies (July 1, 4, etc)? August, Harvest whiskies....those with big grain influence or maybe grain whiskies.


One of these months I would prefer a general "summer drams" tasting. Basically whisky that we find nice and light, fitting for a summer day. These could potentially be rather young whisky, or other whisky that is otherwise light and refreshing even in the heat of summer.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby AdamMY » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:05 am

That sounds good for November, I am guessing you are implying things like Fiddich, and Dalmore, and any other whisky that features a four legged animal?

For September, I am suggesting a Bourbon theme, making it open between Bourbon Whisky and Bourbon cask Whisky ( I.E a single bourbon cask whisky is fair game for the tasting).
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