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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 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 mikeymad » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:36 am

I start out with a Duh!!!

JAN - Laphroaig
FEB - Highland Park
MAR - The Balvenie
APR - The Macallan
MAY - Springbank
JUN - The Glenlivet
JUL - Edradour
AUG - Glenmorangie
SEP - Auchentoshan
OCT - Ardbeg
NOV - Glenfarclas
DEC - Dalmore

I stand most corrected..... cheers Musky
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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 mikeymad » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:46 pm

woodhill wrote:I'll have to take month of in July!
Or go Shopping!


:shock:

Nooo, not new beverage.....!!!

I think that this live tasting is some sort of scam by the beverage industry to get us to buy more beverage. It ain't right I tell you!! .. it ain't right......

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:58 pm

mikeymad wrote:I start out with a Duh!!!

JAN - Laphroaig
FEB - Highland Park
MAR - The Balvenie
APR - The Macallan
MAY - Springbank
JUN - The Glenlivet
JUL - Edradour
AUG - Glenmorangie
SEP - Auchentoshan
OCT - Ardbeg
NOV - Glenfarclas
DEC - Dalmore

I stand most corrected..... cheers Musky


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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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:
Ganga:
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 mikeymad » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:03 pm

Zarathustra wrote:1992 Blackadder raw cask weighing in at 64.7%


I was looking at that bottle. Has it been tried yet?

If so - notes please.....

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:49 pm

Poll is now closed. See everyone on the 15th/16th for some fine beverages.
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:04 am

But that's such a long time away :(
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:12 am

A whole nine days?! :shock: WWWD? (What Will Willie Do) :P
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby mikeymad » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:16 pm

So....

At this point I just have the Highland Park 18yo open.

I thought that it would be a good idea for people to post what they have and what they will have for the tasting event. That way we can get an idea of what bottles will be shared so that we can pour together.

Along with the 18yo I have the following bottles avalible (sealed):

Highland Park 19yo 1986 ( 53.8%, Original Bottling, Beltramos, single cask b-05, cask 2498 )
Highland Park NAS 1977 ( 43%, Original Bottling, Bicentenary in tube, #3008 )
Highland Park 21yo 1978 ( 56.2%, The Bottlers, Single cask, #3475, b-4.99, d-3.78 )
Highland Park 24yo 1977 ( 53.7%, Signatory, cask 3788 4.8.77-9.8.01 147/162 )
Highland Park 34yo 1967 ( 40.3%, Peerless, Cask 8890 02/204 11.67-08.02 )
Highland Park 35yo 1967 ( 40.1%, Celtic Heartlands, part of the first set #360/722 signed by Jim in Box )

I may open one or two of these for the tasting...... We shall see....

What is your list?

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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 mikeymad » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:40 pm

Zarathustra wrote: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:


That's what we want to hear.... :thumbsup:

personal note: I have been looking at that one on auction. So I was wonding if it was worth pulling the trigger on.

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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 Ganga » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:31 pm

HP 15, Hi-time bottling, CS
HP, Prime Malt No. 1

What can I say, I may have to go get some of the 12 or 18 for the event. :thumbsup:
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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 mikeymad » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:23 pm

Seems like the 'Bicentenary' is becoming a common factor as well.....

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:50 pm

Hmm, I think I have only the 12 OB (old and new) and the 18 OB (old and new) and the Oddbins single cask near the surface. I probably have a couple of SMWS bottlings somewhere, but I would have to dig for them. The only thing I have open is the new 12, but that can change :wink:
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:50 pm

Live tasting this Friday (and if we can manage it, into Saturday). :lol: Highland Parks followed by whatever else you want to have. Matt has promised to set up an arena for the event. Anyone have a preference for a start time or do we just say 7 PM GMT?
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:55 pm

Commence liver preperation routine..... :twisted:

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:16 pm

Ah yes, the hepatic cleansing. :P
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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 mikeymad » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:52 pm

Well ganga and I don't even get to join in until about 4:30+ PST and run for a bit. So if you are pushing hard, you will see us...

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:54 pm

Ganga wrote:Ah yes, the hepatic cleansing. :P


:lol:

I thought more of a ramp-up.....

1 tonight
2 tomorrow
4 Wed
8 Thursday
16 Friday.... should be about right.... :insane:

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:58 pm

Hepatic shock prevention or hepatic conditioning. :lol: Of course, you also have to warm back down then. 8 on Saturday, 4 on Sunday, 2 on Monday, 1 on Tuesday. 8)
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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:01 pm

Right.....

Don't want to get withdrawals.... :yuk:

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Re: February Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:31 am

mikeymad wrote:
Ganga wrote:Ah yes, the hepatic cleansing. :P


:lol:

I thought more of a ramp-up.....

1 tonight
2 tomorrow
4 Wed
8 Thursday
16 Friday.... should be about right.... :insane:

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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 Ganga » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:13 pm

Matt,

Let me take this opportunity to thank you in advance for all that you do in getting these live tastings up and running. I promise that March will be decided much earlier.
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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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