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April 2008 Live Tasting

Which distillery should be taste tested in April 2008?

Poll ended at Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:00 pm

Macallan
2
8%
Caol Ila
12
46%
Talisker
7
27%
Ardbeg
5
19%
 
Total votes : 26

April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:00 pm

I know we're still two weeks away from the March 2008 tasting but it did get selected for the very end of March. It is time to start thinking about Arpil's Live Tasting selection.

This is also the time to start making suggestions for the May polling options. Ya'll picked a bunch of light-weights this last time :o , so I expect better from you this time. :P
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ryguy » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:05 pm

Gagna,

I chose Ardbeg, because that's what I have the most bottles of right now. I'd have picked Laphroaig, but it wasn't an option. So whatever is chosen based on this list, I have at least 1 bottle so it all works for me. :D
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:08 pm

It's neck and neck.

I picked Caol Ila :)
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Wave » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:26 pm

I'm with Willie, Caol Ila! :thumbsup:


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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby mikeymad » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:57 pm

Macallan all the way... just following my Scotch Calendar.

I like to follow.... :-)

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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:25 am

I wouldn't mind Ardbeg :mrgreen:
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:08 am

I chose Macallan just to be a contrarian. I will post a poll later for April dates (4/12-13 and 4/19-20).
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Spirit of Islay » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:42 am

Thought we'd already done a Talisker one ?
Voted for Caol Ila , same reasons as Nick Really .....
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby TheTross » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:21 am

Caol Ila for me as well, again for Nick's reason that it's often overlooked but is such a great malt. And also because it might tempt Nick to open that OB 25 he's got so I can compare notes with RMW's new G&M CC 25 that I've just received... :wink: :P
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:33 am

I went Caol Ila as well for much the same reasons as everyone above. Sounds good to me. :)
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby TreacleSponge » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:33 pm

Caol Ila, because I'm worth it :)
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby SoMK » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:23 pm

I wouldn't mind Ardbeg, I wouldn't mind Macallan.
I went Talisker :P because I love it and because I have just 2 Caol Ila :oops:
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:31 pm

I think ya'll just want Caol Ila so I have to go pick up something. :shock: At least my wife will know who to blame. :thumbsup: Oh, you think she'll blame me? :cry: You're right of course.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:56 am

Any suggestions towards may? The whisky calendar says "Springbank". Need three more.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby TheTross » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:37 pm

I'll suggest Edradour for May's tasting. I don't think this distillery gets enough notice and they produce some brilliant bottlings. They certainly do enough wine finishes, so I don't think variety would be an issue :lol:
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:59 am

Glenfarclas.
I had a 1990 vintage... and that was the best sherried whisky I've ever had... I have one bottle left. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:08 pm

TheTross wrote:I'll suggest Edradour for May's tasting. I don't think this distillery gets enough notice and they produce some brilliant bottlings. They certainly do enough wine finishes, so I don't think variety would be an issue :lol:

I'd like to do Edradours at some point, but I only have one at the moment.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:52 pm

Great suggestions everyone. Remember the poll will be closing this coming weekend. Still time to make some suggestions.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ryguy » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:07 pm

I'm going to suggest Macallan be added to the April poll. It seemed to be overlooked on the voting for March.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:32 pm

Good thinking ryguy. I'm ready with an 18y Fine Oak and would love to.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:34 pm

Have we ever done a Glenmorangie Line up?

That would be nice (especially with all these bargains to be had!)
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:50 pm

Boy, the list of suggestions is getting long. I'll take a look before posting the May choices and may (reluctantly) reduce it down to 5 or 6 selections. Then again, maybe not. :shock:
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby TheShrink » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:01 pm

Mmm, Caol Ila's my pick too.

I favoured Maccallum but would be keen to dabble in my newest shiniest favourite, Caol Ila, next!
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:25 pm

I fairly leapt upon Caol Ila, seeing as it's one of the SMs that I really enjoy when I'm in the mood for something to reach out and shake me.

Regretfully, Mrs Musky can't handle the smoke that comes off the liquid so will have to keep out of the room until it disappates.

Really looking forward to this one!

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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ras Mazunga » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:53 pm

Just ordered a nice set for the tasting, 3x20cl
Caol Ila 12, 18 and CS .

It will take more than a week to arrive, when is the tasting? I'm getting nervous already. :roll:
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:23 pm

I'd better get the Caol Ila miniatures bought too!
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:25 pm

Oh, I see. It's 3x20cl. Okay dokay.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:41 pm

Looking forward to get them. The Balvenie samples are still not finished yet. They are small but giving so much pleasure. The 20cl bottles will be perfect I guess. If I like the size I might buy smaller size bottles more often. Otherwise I'll end up with a hundred open bottles... :D
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:51 pm

Ok folks, we have less than three weeks to gather our Islay goodies together. What does everyone have? Suggestions for those with nothing?
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:08 am

Nice little selection there Nick. Looking forward to notes on them, especialy the SMWS bottlings.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby woodhill » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:11 am

Off to the shops for me! :)

Now what should I put on my list?
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Sherried Malt » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:57 am

Ganga wrote:Ok folks, we have less than three weeks to gather our Islay goodies together. What does everyone have? Suggestions for those with nothing?


When's the tasting again?

I just have the 12. I have to find others. Appreciate any and all suggestions.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:41 pm

Saturday April 19, 1100. :insane:

What, you're not joining me out here in CA? 1400 for the New Yorkers and 1900 for the Old Yorkers. :thumbsup:
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:37 pm

Ok folks, you have only a few days to get your Caol Ilas together for the tasting of 4/19, 1900 GMT. Only a few folks have volunteered suggestions as to what they might have open and on hand. It would be nice to have a few drams in common.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:16 pm

I suppose the OBs are the most readily available, so:

12, 18, CS, 25, and the unpeated 8yos.
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