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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

Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:02 pm

You make a good point LSD. However, the reason for getting these in so early is to give Matt a chance to contact the distillery or the group brand to possibly join us for insight into the product. This allows some interaction between the enthusiast and those that are providing the product. We've had the pleasure of Ian Logan's company (Glenlivet) and Dave ????(Balvenie).

Hopefully, a representative for Caol Ila will be able to make the April tasting. Which reminds me, time to comb through the suggestions to set up for May. :thumbsup:
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Dram fine idea » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:29 pm

Hi folks

I'm new to this game and very interested in the Caol Ila tasting on Sat 19th April. I like Caol Ila although at the moment I don't have any. I'll have a rake in Edinburgh at the weekend to see what I can get my hands on. If you can give me some tips on how to take part in the live tasting that would be appreciated. If anyone would like to meet up for this or any future tasting, please let me know. I live in Livingston and work in central Edinburgh.

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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby TheTross » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:43 pm

Welcome to the forums Steve, and nice nickname :D

Taking part in the live tasting's easy; just be on the forums at the time of the tasting (usually 7pm GMT) and look for the Whisky Tastings sub-forum. In there, I think the thread for the tasting is put in the Announcements section at the top of the page. Taste whichever bottling/bottlings you have of the chosen whisky and post notes (either in your own format or using the board's own VB Tasting Note template, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn't...) in that thread as you go. It's that simple :thumbsup:

I find it to be a lot of fun, and it's always interesting to read other people's notes and what their opinions are. It also tends to last a few days afterwards for those to take part that missed the actual event, as I did last month and will be doing again this time round :cry:
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:02 pm

Ganga wrote:We've had the pleasure of Ian Logan's company (Glenlivet) and Dave ????(Balvenie).


It was David Mair, the Balvenie Global Brand Ambassador

Edit: Welcome Steve. You might want to check out the tastings run by Mark Davidson from the Cadenhead's shop in the Cannongate. Calls himself the Jolly Toper for some reason. Great fun though.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:48 pm

Welcome Steve, enjoy yourself around here, and the Caol Ila tasting!
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:05 pm

Thank you Willie. I had missed his last name.

Welcome Steve. Even if you can't find a Caol Ila, please join in should you be available. At the minimum it is a chance to get to know some of the forum members. It is possible you will find a dram that you want to track down.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Dram fine idea » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:41 pm

Thanks for all your replies. I have been to Mark D's (Cadenhead's) tastings before and they are good fun. I look forward to the tasting on the 19th.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby blawder » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:44 pm

Dram fine idea wrote:I look forward to the tasting on the 19th.


As do I! Having a little trouble chasing down some Caol Ila here in the outskirts of the colonies...but I am sure I will find something by Saturday.
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ryguy » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:50 pm

lawschooldrunk wrote:anyone know if matt is sending out any samples, and if yes, to the US? and if yes, which samples?


I'm not sure, I don't think it has been mentioned. Plus with only a week left, I think the people in the States would miss out anyway. :(
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby Ryguy » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:21 pm

Ganga wrote: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:


Chances are I'll be in early for this, and then I'll have to skip out after things are well under way. Then I'll be back later in the evening (if people are still dramming) for a few more goodies.

I'll be tasting at least these two, and may pick up some one of the 12 or 18 OB's.
SMWS Cask #53.108 Caol Ila 10yr @ 59.9% ABV
SMWS Cask #53.109 Caol Ila 15yr @ 54.5% ABV
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Re: April 2008 Live Tasting

Postby blawder » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:15 pm

Nailed down a Caol Ila 12 and 18.
I am locked and loaded! :thumbsup:
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