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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Fri May 11, 2012 6:01 am

You want to maybe expand on that thought Willie? I find it an interesting way to go.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Willie JJ » Mon May 14, 2012 9:16 pm

Ok how about defining it as malts that are either not bottled by the owners or where maybe only one expression exists but is not actively marketed. A provisional list of Scottish distilleries:

    Allt-á-Bhainne
    Auchroisk
    Aultmore
    Balmenach
    Benrinnes
    Blair Athol
    Brackla
    Craigellachie
    Dailuaine
    Dufftown
    Glenallachie
    Glenburgie
    Glendullan
    Glen Keith
    Glenlossie
    Glen Scotia
    Glen Spey
    Glentauchers
    Inchgower
    Linkwood
    Macduff
    Mannochmore
    Miltonduff
    Mortlach
    Strathmill
    Teaninich
    Tormore

I realise that this is a long list, but a lot of these are hard to find so a bigger list means that more folk might have some of them. Also I'm perfectly willing to concede that some of these have established a substantial following and could be knocked off a list of obscurity (e.g. Mortlach, Linkwood, Glen Scotia, Benrinnes). Any thoughts?
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Fri May 18, 2012 5:24 am

Works for me. Will get it started when the time comes. Keep the suggested list coming.
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:57 am

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.
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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 Ganga » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:47 am

I'm easily convinced for July.... :thumbsup:
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:19 am

Summer drams are up. What about August and September?
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:57 am

Do to circumstances that are beyond my control (and that I approve of) there is a requirement for "Xmas in August". :smoke:
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:26 am

Ganga wrote:Do to circumstances that are beyond my control (and that I approve of) there is a requirement for "Xmas in August". :smoke:


I am excited for it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Live Tastings discussion thread

Postby Ganga » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:58 am

Hey, what does everyone want for September? October? November? December?

How about 4 Legged Whiskies for November, a traditional hunting season?
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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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