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June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Choose Two for the Final June Live Tasting

Poll ended at Wed May 14, 2008 4:17 pm

An Cnoc
1
2%
Ardbeg
7
17%
Bladnoch
8
19%
Glenfiddich
7
17%
Lagavulin
7
17%
Port Ellen
4
10%
Springbank
4
10%
Scapa
4
10%
 
Total votes : 42

June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri May 02, 2008 4:17 pm

I'm going to run the preliminary poll out until just before the May Tasting. The intent is to get the Final poll started in time for the May Live Tasting.

I have taken everyone's suggestions (Whisky Calendar had Glenlivet which was recently done) and added one of my own. You may choose up to two (one is fine too Willie). Top Three advance.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 02, 2008 4:31 pm

OK my prelim votes are in. I chose Lagavulin and Port Ellen. Looks like I have a few samples, and bottles of each. Might be time to open a new bottle as well, but I'll wait and see what the final outcome is. :D :D
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby TheTross » Fri May 02, 2008 4:46 pm

Well, Lagavulin obviously... :D

...and also Bladnoch for me, though I could've easily gone for either Port Ellen or Springbank instead.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun May 04, 2008 10:39 pm

Voted for Bladnoch :shock: simply because it would be a great time to have a Bladdie tasting , keep Ardbeg for when the weather changes in September :wink:
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Mon May 05, 2008 12:03 am

Got the hang of it this time and voted twice :)

Gone for Bladnoch first; as Gordon says, with the release of Raymond's first spirit it's a great time for it.

Second choice was Scapa. As usual though I don't really mind. All are good for me.

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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Mon May 05, 2008 1:37 am

It's all good Willie. Only problem with the list for me is An Cnoc as it is a little more difficult for us to get. Otherwise, it's not a problem.

Glad to hear that voting is going smoother. Should start to become really smooth as we progress here.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Mon May 05, 2008 10:50 am

Bladnoch and Glenfiddich for me - both lighter drams for the lighter months.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue May 06, 2008 5:32 pm

Wow, lots of votes in. Interesting selection of whiskies. Still another week to go.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri May 09, 2008 6:37 pm

Remember this poll is closing midweek. Final poll will be opened in time for Friday's Live Tasting of The Macallan.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 09, 2008 7:48 pm

A couple of the options leading here will be tough for me. Ardbeg is about the only one that I'd be prepared for. :oops:
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri May 09, 2008 8:06 pm

Ryan,

Glenfiddich is easy enough to get at least a miniature. You can get the 15 for $30-40 as well.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 09, 2008 8:36 pm

Ganga wrote:Ryan,
Glenfiddich is easy enough to get at least a miniature. You can get the 15 for $30-40 as well.


Yeah I was checking that out. My Father has a bottle of the Special Reserve 12yo, so I'm sure I can get a sample or two with no problem. I can get the 15yo for $45 and 17yo for $69 here, so its really not that bad. Worse case I have to buy a bottle I guess. One way or another I'll find a way to partake. :iwbrnt:

On another note I'm running out of space in my cabinet. When I got it I really thought room for 40 +/- bottles would be enough. And I just got a sneak peak at the latest SMWS Bottling List...OMG!! :shock: :shock: :shock: Soooo many goodies!!!! Looks like my Brother and I are going to "create space" this weekend. :wink:
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby blawder » Sun May 11, 2008 3:06 pm

Ganga wrote:Glenfiddich is easy enough to get at least a miniature. You can get the 15 for $30-40 as well.


Brutal. It goes for $56 a bottle here. Just bought one yesterday. I need to move back to California.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Mon May 12, 2008 12:54 pm

Looks like it will be between Bladnoch, Ardbeg and Glenfiddich, unless some late votes come in.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon May 12, 2008 2:18 pm

Still time to vote everyone!! :D :D :D
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Mon May 12, 2008 3:31 pm

Late votes comin' in. Laga has caught Ardbeg and Glenfiddich now.

And don't forget, there's still time to pick up a Macallan and join in on the Live Macallan tasting this Friday.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue May 13, 2008 12:29 am

Lots more votes today. Thanks a bunch. Everything is getting really tight. Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Glenfiddich only one behind the leader Bladnoch. Remember the poll is closing Wednesday.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue May 13, 2008 9:45 pm

Wow, a very close race here. And lots of votes. Keep em coming!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed May 14, 2008 3:15 am

lawschooldrunk wrote:were macallan samples sent out?


Matt mentioned that he was unable to get any samples to the U.S. this time. Maybe next time. 8)
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed May 14, 2008 2:00 pm

There is still some time to vote everyone!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Who will break the tie??
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Wed May 14, 2008 4:03 pm

Anyone willing to break up the log jam at the 2-4 positions. Poll closes shortly.
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Re: June 2008 Preliminary Poll

Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 5:45 pm

Woohoo! Bladnoch and Lagavulin are in the final!

As is Glenfiddich.

And, er, Ardbeg.

Should be an interesting final poll for next month's tasting!
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