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March 2008 Live Tasting

What should distillery should we do for the March Live Tasting?

Bruichladdich
8
20%
Balvenie
21
51%
St. Magdalene/Closed Lowlanders
5
12%
Springbank
7
17%
 
Total votes : 41

March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:20 am

We had a wonderful time with the HP. So the question must be asked, "What is next?"

Note: I think I forgot to set a time limit on this. I will be viewing this next weekend to post to Matt what the choice is. Vote early.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby mikeymad » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:23 am

I am sticking with my whisky calendar..... hmmm do I even have any Balvinie?

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:27 am

I chose Springbank since I have a couple to choose from. Just have one St. Magdalene...
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:37 am

Ok, I forgot to add in that we need to select a day for the March tasting. Suggestions? Also, now is the time to start making suggestions for the April poll.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby mikeymad » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:57 am

I will say the 21st.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby K-Mile » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:39 pm

I am really eager to try Springbank, so I voted for that. Only have one 'Laddie, the 1984, and no Balvenie or St. Magdalene. Do have one Rosebank though, a 20yo 1981 vintage so I guess that counts as a closed lowlander?
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby K-Mile » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:41 pm

Oh and preferably after the 17th since I will be visiting my girlfriend who is in Austria for a couple of months..
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:07 pm

Having only tried the Founder's Reserve Balvenie and absolutely loving it I am keen to try more and would happily pick up a couple of other Balvenies for next month's tasting.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby TheTross » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:11 pm

I voted Balvenie, simply because it's the one that I've got most expressions of. Would be happy with any of the others though, as I have/could easily get bottlings for all of them.

As for a date, I definitely can't do the weekend of the 21st (Easter weekend) - I'll be away for all of that. Any other weekend is good though.

And thinking about April... Talisker? :insane:
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:57 pm

If we go for Springbank I can at least buy the miniature of the 12yo with Glencairn Glass pack in the window of the deli on the corner 8)
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby SoMK » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:40 pm

I voted Bruichladdich because I've got quite a few :oops: bu Balvenie would be great as well !
Last night HP tasting was fun ;)
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:54 pm

How about doing a tasting of the Distiller's Edition malts at some point in the future? I adore the Cragganmore one and would be keen to try others.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby K-Mile » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:50 pm

butephoto wrote:How about doing a tasting of the Distiller's Edition malts at some point in the future? I adore the Cragganmore one and would be keen to try others.


That would be fun, but a H2H of all 6 or 7 expressions (from a single year) would be an expensive excercise for most I guess, unless you already own them. They go for around 70 EUR here in NL..

But I'm sure a lot of forum members own a few, even from different vintages, so it sure sounds like a good idea.

Considering Easter weekend, would the 28th work?
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:33 pm

I like the idea of a Friday night tasting. Any Friday in March but the 21st would work for me.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:57 pm

I voted for Balvenie, but don't mind really.

It would be nice to do a closed lowlanders tasting, but that could be awkward for folks that don't already have a stash. The other 3 are at least widely available.

21st of March will be fine for me barring any other sudden visitors from 1000s of miles away like last night :roll: . Still I musn't grumble as it was a good night. I almost logged on as I was coming up the stair to bed at 03.45, but I wasn't sure I would be able to work the keyboard :) .

Roll on March 21st.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby clicker7 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:09 am

I'm up for Balvenie.... Hope I can join you next month.

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:22 pm

I've found a pack of three Balvenie miniatures for a tenner, so that would be a start for me if we go down the Balvenie Road :wink:
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:53 pm

I just remembered, (silly me!) I do have a few Bruichladdichs. I'm not sure if I'm ready to open them yet though, we'll have to see what happens if it's the distillery we choose or not... :?
(I could possibly be convinced to taste one I have in mind, a 10y from about the late 70's, early 80's bottling). :?
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby TreacleSponge » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:09 pm

I voted Balvenie but I'm happy with anything as long as there's time to get stocked up :)
K-Mile wrote:Considering Easter weekend, would the 28th work?

I agree - might be more chance of getting someone from the brand to join in if it's not on Good Friday so I favour 28th over 21st.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:27 am

Well, it looks like we're trying for March 28 for this tasting. I see Balvenie taking the lead and no one has made any suggestions for April. I will start by suggesting Aberlour. The whisky calendar has Macallan. Anyone else?
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:37 am

Ganga wrote:Well, it looks like we're trying for March 28 for this tasting. I see Balvenie taking the lead and no one has made any suggestions for April. I will start by suggesting Aberlour. The whisky calendar has Macallan. Anyone else?


I finished my second bottle of Aberlour 10 last night and I'm getting a bit sickened by it now, but that's the only one I've tried.

Have we done Ardbeg? Was that part of the Laphroaig/Islay tasting? I know people here have loads of Ardbegs.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Bob O. » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:56 pm

I voted for Balvenie but Bruichladdich would be fun as well. i'll need to pick up a few more bottles beforehand. I think with all of the different 'Laddie bottles it would have to be a weekend tasting instead of just one night. :D

As for April, I like the Talisker recommendation.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:50 pm

Voted Laddie cos it's an Islay !
Predictable but who cares...... :lol:
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:28 pm

That's are SoI. :wink:

You can also make a suggestion for April. Give us an Islay. :D
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby les taylor » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:56 pm

A vote for Bruichladdich here. It would be nice if it dosen't happen this month then a near one in the future. If for no other reason than the diversity of the Laddie expressions.

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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:57 pm

I'll be gone to the desert until Friday. Sunday evening I plan to send Matt a note as to your choice. Get 'em in before it's too late.

Also, it's good to see suggestions for April. Let's see...Aberlour, Macallan, Talisker, Caol Ila. I'm sure I missed something.

And I guess we're looking at the last weekend in March to avoid Easter.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:04 am

The other question is do the losers of each poll get sent to the end of the line? Lots of folk voted for Springbank and the Laddie here. Maybe they should get put up as options again soon.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby hook55 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:47 am

:D I voted Balvenie only because that is the only one I have tried.. :cry: I think no matter what one you choose? it will be good. :P :mrgreen:
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:08 am

Springbank is my choice. I happen to have one.
Imported from our southern neighbours.

The 28th would probably work for me as well. Next month? Caol Ila!
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby lohssanami » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:38 am

Pardon me for my ignorance, but I've never been privy to what an actual live tasting comprises. Not that this is a secret society (being in an open thread... :wink: ), but does it only consist of having the whisky and just sharing notes and opinions?

Sorry for the dumb question. :oops:
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby TreacleSponge » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:18 am

Just sharing notes and opinions? Oh no, no, no it's so much more than just that. Oh wait, yes you're right - that's about the sum of it :) It's good fun. The last one is here and the Glenlivet one where Ian Logan joined in is here. I think if Matt gets enough notice he might try to get someone from the brand to drop in.

It's not a dumb question. See you at March's tasting Lohssanami :thumbsup:
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby lohssanami » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:57 am

Ok...I'll join in on this one, and get my feet wet, so to speak.
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Wave » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:16 pm

I voted Springbank as I have a couple of expressions and I might be so tempted to open the 14yo port finished cask strength, though 'Laddie & Balvenie are fine too but I don't think I've got any lowlands(!), easily fixable. I can do the 21st but I'll be on late since I work the evenings that week, the 28th would be much better!

Caol Ila for April?
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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:11 am

There is a good point in this thread somewhere....

Why not a Saturday? :?

It would sure allow those of us on the left coast of the left continent to have a lot more fun.....

If there are really good reasons for Friday, then we will deal with it. But drinking from Noon-5pm(PST) would be a lot more fun than reading about people drinking from noon-5pm(PST). (5pm(PST) is about the time that I can get home and start drinking)

Thoughts.......


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Re: March 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:51 pm

I guess a lot of people are out on a Saturday?
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