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June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Which distillery and what date for the June Tasting? (SEE INSTRUCTIONS!)

Poll ended at Sat May 24, 2008 5:32 pm

Ardbeg
2
5%
Bladnoch
6
15%
Glenfiddich
8
21%
Lagavulin
5
13%
Friday June 13
1
3%
Saturday June 14
2
5%
Friday June 20
1
3%
Saturday June 21
12
31%
Friday June 27
2
5%
Saturday June 28
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 39

Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed May 14, 2008 5:47 pm

I chose Lagavulin, as it's one of my favorite malts for sure. As far as the date, the only day that is really bad for me is Fri, June 20th. Looking at my June calendar, it seems to be a busy month. But one way or another I'll work it out to take part in the tasting.

Thanks Ganga for keeping track of the polls! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Wed May 14, 2008 6:14 pm

Lagavulin. Saturday 21st, although all of those dates are good so far (though no doubt something'll crop up on whichever date is decided on to make me miss my fourth tasting in a row...).
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Sherried Malt » Wed May 14, 2008 7:00 pm

Lagavulin. Only distillery that I have more than one bottling from...
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Thu May 15, 2008 3:46 pm

Glenfiddich, because I have four...
Any day is ok for me. A saturday is maybe better for the American members.
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Fri May 16, 2008 1:34 pm

Glenfiddich because I like it. I'll be happy with any of the whiskies. Saturday 21st is good at the moment.
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri May 16, 2008 7:32 pm

Whats with the second poll , thought Bladnoch had won the last one ?
Voted Bladnoch again as i just don't get Glenfiddich and Bladnochs a great summer whisky with a lot better taste !
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 16, 2008 7:41 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Whats with the second poll , thought Bladnoch had won the last one ?
Voted Bladnoch again as i just don't get Glenfiddich and Bladnochs a great summer whisky with a lot better taste !


SOI,
That was the prelim. poll to narrow the choices down to 3, but we had a tie, thus 4 choices for the final poll.

Looks to be very close again!! :D
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon May 19, 2008 10:43 pm

Yes, maybe boring... but don't underestimate and taste. :D
The nice thing about the Glenfiddich is that there are not so many expressions so we can taste more or less the same and compare our tastes.
Maybe Matt has a 30yo lying around somewhere and we'll have a blast. :)
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue May 20, 2008 1:16 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
Ganga wrote:I can ask someone to become that designated individual (Willie, Christian), ask Matt to perform duties, or some other solution. I can also act as that person, in which case I will refrain from voting anymore (doesn't count for preliminary poll as I move ties forward).


I'm always happy to help Ganga, but it seems in this case that you are de facto the chairman of the tasting panel and are therefore most likely the best person to have the casting vote.


Ganga, whatever you think will work best, works for me. You do a great job running the polls, and keeping track of everything. Keep up the good work, and if you need help with anything feel free to ask.

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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue May 20, 2008 9:11 pm

For July I'd like to nominate:

Bladnoch or Glenfiddich (whichever does not win June)
Mortlach
Rosebank
St. Magdalene / Linlithgow

It seems a lot of people prefer the lighter drams for summer months, so I thought these might be nice. Plus I haven't tried alot from any of these, so all would work for me. :D :D
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Tue May 20, 2008 10:40 pm

I nominated St. Magdalene for a previous tasting Ryan. It wasn't a popular option back then, but now that Summer's approaching it might have a better chance. I'd definitely vote for it :D

I'll suggest Japanese malts for July's tasting, just for something a little different.
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby andyt » Wed May 21, 2008 7:59 am

I went for Glenfiddich, not my favourite at all but a least I have 4 expressions and I agree that this might be a good way of getting to know these better, on the other hand doesn't familiarity breed contempt? I also prefer a Saturday as I normally work on a Saturday morning and the folks on the other side of the pond keep me up past my bedtime :)
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed May 21, 2008 1:49 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
andyt wrote:the folks on the other side of the pond keep me up past my bedtime :)


I know Andy. They're a bad influence :wink:


You guys are great and I don't know how you do it. I really enjoy your company, and I'm glad you're able to chat once in a while. Surely the sun must be ready to come up when you go to bed some days... :D :D :D :D
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Wed May 21, 2008 2:21 pm

It has been known Ryan... You know it's time for bed when it's getting light outside and the birds are singing!
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed May 21, 2008 2:41 pm

TheTross wrote:It has been known Ryan... You know it's time for bed when it's getting light outside and the birds are singing!

I'll Cheers to that!! :D :D
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed May 21, 2008 9:53 pm

There is still time to vote everyone, the poll does not end until May 24th. :D :D :D :D
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat May 24, 2008 11:53 pm

Who is going to have an independent bottled Glenfiddich?
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 24, 2008 11:56 pm

Looks like Glenfiddich it is. I guess I need to order a bottle or two, I'll check my options this week. :D
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby andyt » Sun May 25, 2008 7:21 pm

Old NAS, 12YO,12 YO Toasted Oak & 18 YO.
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun May 25, 2008 10:14 pm

12yo
15yo solera
18yo
and possible a Wardhead(99%glenfiddich+1%balvenie both young)

Curious about the Toasted Oak...
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Sun May 25, 2008 10:59 pm

For July I'd like to nominate:

Mortlach
Rosebank
St. Magdalene / Linlithgow

As far as Glenfiddich, I have access to a bottle of the Glenfiddich 12yo. That's it for now, but I'm thinking of ordering an 18yo to go with it. I'll check what's avail. here this week.
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Tue May 27, 2008 1:29 pm

I have Glenfiddich 15 yo Solera Reserve (70 cl bottle - but not 70 cl left) and 18 yo (1 litre bottle yet to be opened). I may also pick up a miniature of 12 yo for comparison.
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed May 28, 2008 6:51 pm

I ordered (2)50ml samples of the Glenfiddich Special Reserve. However the age statement was not listed, so I have no idea what I'm getting. And I still have access to a bottle of the 12yo Special Reserve, so I'll grab a sample there if needed.

But, I'd like to buy 1 bottle for the tasting, and I'm looking for suggestions? I'm not that familiar with Glenfiddich, and I've only had the 12yo Special Reserve, in which I liked. Let me know if anyone can recommend anything.

Available here:
Glenfiddich 12yo (new label) $65.99
Glenfiddich 18yo $69.99
Glenfiddich 30yo $259.99

Glenfiddich 15yo Solera Reserve $44.99
Glenfiddich 21yo Gran Reserva $119.99

Thanks!
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Wed May 28, 2008 8:01 pm

The 18 is quite good, I find there's a lot more going on than in any of the 12s. I'm just not a big fan of the overall Glenfiddich character; nevertheless, if I can attend this tasting I'll aim to pick up a few miniatures.
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Thu May 29, 2008 1:26 pm

Hi Ryan

I would recommend the 18 yo (first choice) or 15 yo Solera Reserve (second choice). I was really impressed when I first tried the 18 yo as it was much better than the standard 12 yo - an eye opener.

If anyone is interested in trading samples, I can provide some of the 18 yo in exchange for something other than the 12 yo or 15 yo Solera which I already have (or 18yo obviously).

Cheers
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu May 29, 2008 2:33 pm

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. Looks like I'm ordering a bottle of the 18yo, why not :iwbrnt:

Cheers,
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Fri May 30, 2008 9:10 am

Hi Nick

I live in Livingston, West Lothian

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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:47 pm

I have samples of the following so far:
Glenfiddich 12 Special Reserve
Glenfiddich 12 New label
Glenfiddich 15 New label
Glenfiddich 15 CS
Glenfiddich 18 Ancient Reserve
Also waiting for 2 minis I ordered of Glenfiddich Special Reserve NAS. So I'm not sure what to expect here, time will tell.

Other than that there is not much more I can get here, other than spending a lot of money for a bottle of the 21 or 30yo. I'll probably stick with what I have.
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby lohssanami » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:37 am

For anyone near a Bevmo on the west coast, the 18 Ancient Reserve is $46.99. FYI.
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:33 pm

Nice!! According to Matt, we have a guest from Glenfiddich for the tasting.
Ian Millar - Glenfiddich - Global Brand Ambassador & Master Distiller

Well done Matt! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Great job Ganga for organizing the tastings! :D :D
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Re: June 2008 Live Tasting Final Poll

Postby woodhill » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:50 pm

Mine too.
Thanks a bunch Matt.
really looking forward although I probably won't get on 'til the wee hours of Sunday morning.

May open my toasted oak for the occasion.

So I now have (again Cheers Matt) :-

12.
New deerstalker 12? (is that real?)
15
18
21 (is this the gran reserva)
30
Toasted Oak
1991 Don RamsAy vintage.


edited to annoy Nick :)
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