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February Live Tasting

What should distillery should we do for February's Live Tasting?

Poll ended at Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:39 pm

Glenfarclas
7
37%
Dalmore
3
16%
Highland Park
9
47%
 
Total votes : 19

Re: February Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:46 pm

As I have the 25 yr and 105 in Glenfarclas only the 12 yr Dalmore and the 12 HP and new oddbins thing (which I will not open just yet). I had to choose the 'farclas.

Does it have to be distillery specific or can it be region or region/age or age or bottler?
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:19 am

Willie JJ wrote:I choose 'farclas, because there is a thread maligning it.


That's it Willie! You stick up for them! :thumbsup:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:36 am

I chose Highland Park for two reasons: First, I have a couple of bottles and second I suspect a lot of people may have samples in their whisky hoards. That being said, I will bow to the final decision of the forum as a whole.

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby TheTross » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:29 am

Unfortunately I have no Glenfarclas bottlings myself, so won't be able to contribute anything to the tastings, but I still chose Glenfarclas on the basis that I've only tried three of them and my opinions were very varied: I found the '105' to be brilliant, the 10 pretty average and the 21 oddly disappointing, so would be an interested onlooker to see what people's opinions are of other Glenfarclas bottlings for potential future purchases :). Also, I have no Dalmore and only the HP12 at the moment, so am very little use at all for this tasting, which is a shame, as I really like the sound of these (never been involved in one before).

Ganga wrote:Also, it's not too early to make suggestions for March :D


With me being of such little use for next month's tasting, I can suggest either Balvenie (currently have 8 bottlings available) and - maybe for something a little different - St Magdalene/Linlithgow (5 bottlings available), if either of these are of any use.
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:59 am

Lessee, 15th/16th is good for me. As for Glenfarcli, I've a 12, 15 and 21. I have a bit of St Maggy 21 yo left as well, none of the others.
So Ganga, looks like you tentatively may have a distillery and a date. Let's see how things shake out by the end of the poll.

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:33 am

TheTross wrote:
With me being of such little use for next month's tasting, I can suggest either Balvenie (currently have 8 bottlings available) and - maybe for something a little different - St Magdalene/Linlithgow (5 bottlings available), if either of these are of any use.


8 Balvenies Tross, sounds good which are they?
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby TheTross » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:45 pm

woodhill wrote:8 Balvenies Tross, sounds good which are they?


  • 1991 Port Wood
  • 10yo (Founder's Reserve)
  • 12yo (Double Wood)
  • 14yo Rum Cask
  • 15yo Single Barrel, Cask #3970 (1988/2003)
  • 17yo Islay Cask
  • 17yo SherryOak
  • 21yo Port Wood

You might have guessed that it's one of my favourite distilleries :lol:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:02 pm

Voted Farclas as well seeing i've very little HP and no Dalmore .
Regarding next month how about Bruichladdich ?
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Spirit of Islay » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:45 pm

Ganga wrote:
Also, anymore suggestions for March? Suggestions so far have been Balvenie and St Magdalene. I'd like to make it three choices.

What happened to Bruichladdich ? :evil:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:46 am

mikeymad wrote:And at some point down the line we need a good old fashoned Highland Park tasting...

Cheers,

Oh, yes yes yes!
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:14 pm

Ganga wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:Springbank then :)

That was held in January at Ardbeggeddon. :P


good , we're not wasting a perfectly good night then.....
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:36 pm

Damn, I'm out again! I have no Glenfarclas, embarrassing really since it's such damn great whisky! I do have a few Highland Parks so hopefully the poll shifts. If not, I'll have to lurk and enjoy something else. Or hey, if there are enough of us out there maybe do 2 simultaneous live tastings??
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:40 pm

Johnathan:
Not enough time for me to ship you a sample, can anyone a bit closer do so? Otherwise, I'll gladly dram whatever you are able to find along with the whisky that the poll selects.

Martyrdom, thy name is Musky.
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(I suspect Christian, Ganga, Mikey and JJ would chime in with the same drams as well, they are all such accomodating sorts)
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:04 pm

We have almost a few weeks, so maybe just wait a few days or so what happens?? Thanks for the help and offer Musky, yes always very accommodating as are many around here, it's appreciated.
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:42 pm

Sounds good.

easier then making decisions. :)
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:42 pm

Sounds good.

easier then making decisions. :)
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:57 pm

Good for me, especially since I've got Highland Park ready to go! :thumbsup:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:52 pm

Mikey ye Maddest one of all wrote:One thing that I was thinking about when I was home yesterday. Was that I have the Scotch Whisky Calendar for 2008 on my wall, and there is a beverage for every month.

MM:
Gee, I have the same calendar on my Whisky Lair wall! Was yours a Christmas gift as well? Personally I'd have rather had the bottles, but pictures of them will suffice.
2008 Calendar.jpg

It sounds like a good plan for live tastings, although the fun of running a poll every month is now gone.
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:04 am

Mikey:
I'm like you, I'd rather drink than plan, however it was Ganga that was having all the fun setting up polls. We've ruined his fun.
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby K-Mile » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:09 am

Though decision here.. I already have HP12, 18, and 30, tried just one 'farclas (the 25), and no Dalmore yet.

I might vote for Dalmore and get some, or stick with HP and finally get to open my 30yo.

* K-Mile remains neutral, as all three options each provide an opportunity for a great new experience...
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:09 am

Uh, Mikey?...
...You must have a different calendar. Mine appears to set out:
Sep.- Auchentoshan
Oct - Ardbeg
Nov - Glenfarclas
Dec - Dalmore
:D :shock: :D

I think you missed Auchie in your enthusiasm, or you only have 11 months in your calendar.

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:23 am

I'm good with Highland Park this month, and already looking forward to Macallan in April and Ardbeg in September!!
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:32 am

I'll have to take month of in July!

Or go Shopping!
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:22 pm

On reflection I would like to change my vote to HP as then I would have an excuse to open my Oddbins Single Cask.

(I think i would be allowed to break the rules under these circumstances)
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:04 am

Ganga wrote: I guess that's the next poll. Do we continue with polls or use the Calendar? It would seem that the Calendar could lead to people purchasing stuff just to keep up instead of voting based on their stocks, especially stuff that people want to open up.

I noticed that HP has overtaken Farclas. What? You guys start recruiting voters? :lol:
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Xx, xx xxx'xx Xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxx!. (American political pundit-like comment removed from posting) :D
I was delightedly surprised to see the HP surge ahead.

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Zarathustra » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:46 pm

That was partly my fault....

I don't own a 'Farclas, but I have 4 HPs (12, 15, 18 OBs, and the 1992 Blackadder raw cask weighing in at 64.7% :shock: )

Still, if things swing back the other way, I could probably be convinced to acquire a 'Farclas.... :wink:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:25 pm

HP 12
HP Single Cask Oddbins

Thats it for me ..


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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Zarathustra » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:28 pm

All of mine are open except the Blackadder (so I don't have any notes on that yet...). I'd be more than willing to crack it open, though :lol:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:59 pm

HP 12yo open
HP 18yo will open for the tasting
HP 25yo I don't intend opening yet, but I'm quite easily influenced :wink:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:43 pm

Collector57 wrote:Highland Park ob 1977 26 Cask 7983
Highland Park El Vino 1980 14
Highland Park SMWS 1999 8 4.123
Highland Park ob 12
Highland Park ob 12 Cask 1555
Highland Park Hart Bros 16
Highland Park ob 18
Highland Park ob 977 21 Bicentenary 1977 Reserve
Highland Park ob 25 50.7%
Highland Park ob 25 48.1%


You Win :lol:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Wave » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:04 am

Opened
Highland Park 32yr old 1973 Sherrywood Lorne MacKillop 43%

Not
Highland Park 18yr old 1977 Cadenhead 54.7%
Highland Park 19yr old 1985 Scott's Selection 53.5%
Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary OB (70cl) 43%
Highland Park 22yr old 1985 Lorne MacKillop (D&M) 46%
Highland Park 24yr old 1977 Signatory Vintage 56.8%
Highland Park 25yr old 1975 Scott's Selection 50.0%


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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby TheTross » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:46 pm

How long do these live tastings typically last for? I have absolutely no problem with it starting at 7pm, but I'll be out until possibly 10:30pm so I don't think I'll be online until then at the earliest. And even though I only have one HP to hand, I do want to contribute something and, with it being my first experience of a live tasting, I'd love to see what it's like.
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Matt2 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:38 pm

:D From what I can gather you have agreed on...

Date : Friday 15th February
Time : 7pm GMT onwards
Whisky : Highland Park ...again


I will get the topic and live tasting pages setup soon and will ask around to see if anyone from HP would like to drop in and chat.

We have a few Highland Park 12 minis available to send out. Due to short timescale UK only and I need to know your details by Wednesday 11am, please PM me if you want one, please copy and paste the tempate below.

Member Name :
Name :
Full Address :
Date of Birth (Over 18s only) :


Look forward to seeing you all on Friday :thumbsup:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:23 pm

Sample arrived today. Thanks Matt :thumbsup:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Matt2 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:07 pm

That should fix you :wink: :mrgreen:
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