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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Danny » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:37 pm

Ganga, I would like to join, but we are away all afternoon and this evening. Could join in on a tasting tomorrow though.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:35 am

Heya Musky, have we thought about January yet? February? I will be unavailable next week but should be around the following. Aberlour April: the arduous adventure?
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:25 am

Ganga:
Gee, I'm having a Singleton of Authroisk right now. that's about as "live" as it gets 'round here! What've you got?

Have you any options you'd like to toss up for a tasting this month? How about Jura or maybe HP? I suspect most of us have a Highland Park or three floating around.

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Danny » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:33 am

HP would work for me. or Aberlour or Talisker. Don't have any Jura.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:57 am

Doesn't matter to me. Recently been finishing up some of the bottles getting low. I have a couple of Talis available, Arran, Glenfarclas. I'd like to hold off untile Feb, Mar or April for Aberlour.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby TreacleSponge » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:31 pm

I'd like to be in on a HP tasting, but I go away in a week till the end of the month so I'll miss it. Any chance you picking something else for January?
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:02 pm

Still no connection at home, but hopefully by the weekend I should be. But was just thinking, how about adding a webcam to our live tastings???? Matt?? Is it possible??
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:56 pm

Okay... how about a Talisker tasting? Or, better yet, (in honour of The Bard who was born Jan 25, 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire) Arran, the closest distillery as the crow flies. Arran just beats out Campbeltown for nearness with Glasgow and Glengoyne being closest on land.

I like Tallie and suspect most of us have some but an Arran tasting may be something to consider as well.

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:14 pm

Di Blasi wrote:Still no connection at home, but hopefully by the weekend I should be. But was just thinking, how about adding a webcam to our live tastings???? Matt?? Is it possible??

I'll put you off your whisky :) .
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:15 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:Still no connection at home, but hopefully by the weekend I should be. But was just thinking, how about adding a webcam to our live tastings???? Matt?? Is it possible??

I'll put you off your whisky :) .
Only if you're wearing that hideous red Chrissie hat again!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:19 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:Still no connection at home, but hopefully by the weekend I should be. But was just thinking, how about adding a webcam to our live tastings???? Matt?? Is it possible??

I'll put you off your whisky :) .
Only if you're wearing that hideous red Chrissie hat again!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby pmullin » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:23 am

Muskrat Portage wrote:Okay... how about a Talisker tasting?...

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I'm a newbie to these live tastings, but would love to participate, and have a few Taliskers (10/DE/18/25) to follow along with.

Arran would be a little more problematic, as the local monopoly doesn't have any in stock. :(
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:13 am

Sometimes it's better to have only a few. I could start at 10 am and go all the way into the evening with Aberlour. Arran or Tali is fine with me. Maybe Tali this month and Arran for February?
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:45 am

I had wondered how widespread Arran was globally. Okay, unless someone has a better idea, how about a Talisker tasting this month? Once again the question comes up: what date and time?

Friday nights seem to be a good option as spouses seem to make plans for Saturdays.

From previous experience, starting at 7 pm GMT seems to work fairly well, although it puts the East Coasters at 2 pm (1:30 in Nfld) and Central Standard (Winnipeg) at 1 pm. California/ BC is still at 11:00 am but if we (the rest of us) hang around long enough they catch up with a vengeance.

A staggered start of 7 pm GMT and 10 pm GMT might be an option to try as well. This later start would put the West Coast at 2 pm, Winnipeg at 4 pm, the East Coast at 5 pm (Yeah yeah, 4:30 in Nfld) and still allow UK/Europe to play a bit with us in our sandbox.

So, how about Talisker - whatever you own - on Friday January 18 at 7 pm GMT and 10pm GMT? We can start with a basic Tallie 10 yo, that many will have, and then run up through the older age and DE offerings. If you don't have a Tallie, pick another SM and join in the fun, someone will always have a version of what you're enjoying to compare notes with.

In practise what really happens is a few of us come on too early and stay on too late and everyone else weaves in and out as they are able. Matt can set up a thread for us if we ask, once the date and time is firmed up. Sometimes we even get a special guest to answer questions.

Does this date meet most everyone', that wants to participate, agreement?

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:01 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:From previous experience, starting at 7 pm GMT seems to work fairly well, although it puts the East Coasters at 2 pm (1:30 in Nfld) and Central Standard (Winnipeg) at 1 pm. California/ BC is still at 11:00 am but if we (the rest of us) hang around long enough they catch up with a vengeance.

:roll: What are you trying to say? :D

Jan 18th is good by me.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby pmullin » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:10 am

I can certainly participate for a while on the evening of the 18th, although I have to attend a "Live Live" tasting later in the evening. But I think that I can bear the burden for the cause! :D
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:44 am

Jan 18th is my next Gourmet evening, sorry, I couldn't make that date, but please go ahead without me.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:36 pm

I may be able to join in on the 18th, but if it's Talisker, I might not, as I don't have any and not able to get any at the moment. I'll be peeking in if the internet is installed by then.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:41 pm

I think I can do the 18th and I'm pretty sure I have a Talisker or two or three around somewhere. Sounds like fun.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:44 pm

I'm at a meeting that evening. I should be home about 10pm. I'll have a look in then.

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:49 am

Sadly, I have to work that weekend but I'll be lurking around and enjoy your tasting notes.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:07 pm

Will Matt be sending out Talisker "perfume samples" for this one?? NOTE: I've got a new address if so Matt!! :D :mrgreen:
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:21 am

Mr Fjeld wrote:Sadly, I have to work that weekend but I'll be lurking around and enjoy your tasting notes.
Oh darn, I was hoping that was your weekend off! Maybe we could set up a little post Robbie Burns night followup on Saturday January 26th? I'm planning on being a bit more careful this year and not get too blootered before the Friday night festivities are done.

Please PM me and see what we can do.

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:02 pm

I won't be able to pick up any Talisker before then, but if I'm around I'll be peeking in, seeing what I'm missing!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:24 am

Was just thinking and discussing with Muskrat, how about a blind tasting???! 8)
We all taste whatever we want, revealing all but what exactly we're drinking! This may be fun as we can give each other hints, and see who guesses first? What do you all think? Other suggestions?
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:25 pm

Di Blasi wrote:Was just thinking and discussing with Muskrat, how about a blind tasting???! 8)
We all taste whatever we want, revealing all but what exactly we're drinking! This may be fun as we can give each other hints, and see who guesses first? What do you all think? Other suggestions?

Now that sounds like fun DB. I like whisky games.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:48 pm

Gentlemen,

Is it happening tonight or is everyone leaving me to the mercy of my children?
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:45 pm

I'm very late, but is anyone else here?
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:50 pm

Hey, Willie. Did they switch days on us? Is there another thread?
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:04 am

I don't know Ganga. I've had a look, but there aren't many folks online.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:20 am

Nobody around? I hadn't received any PMs and so, after having had a nap and worked on my "Immortal Memory" speech for next Friday, am about to pour me a Tallie.

Slante!

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:21 am

Hey Musky! You are not alone.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:26 am

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Talisker
1986 Distillers Edition
Smoke and syrup, like being in a Maple sugar shack.
Sweet sherry then the smoke slams into your tastebuds and overwhelms them so very well.
Smoke and sweet that just redolently roils across the roof of my mouth and settles in for a nice fireside chat.
This is one of the almost drained bottles and still packs a wonderful aroma and flavour.
Deep reddish gold lovely
95

0 Years Old
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None
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Please do not reproduce or copy this tasting note without permission.

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:27 am

I have the 18 OB right here.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:32 am

Am I missing something? Where's the tasting note tab?
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