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July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

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

Poll ended at Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:02 am

Aberlour
8
26%
Bladnoch
2
6%
Mortlach
3
10%
Springbank
3
10%
Friday July 18
5
16%
Saturday July 19
6
19%
Friday July 25
1
3%
Saturday July 26
3
10%
 
Total votes : 31

July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:02 am

Four choices for July.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Please choose one whisky of the four.
2. Please choose one date for the tasting.
3. Ganga has no vote except in the event of a tie.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:13 am

Aberlour for me, and I went for Friday 18th as I'm away the weekend after and am more likely to be available on Fridays than on Saturdays.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:39 am

I pushed Bladnoch again and went for the later date. Suspect Aberlour will be the winner though. Time will tell.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:47 am

Push Willie, push. It gives me a reason to go get the CadBlad I've been looking at. :wink:
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:02 pm

I voted Aberlour, but Mortlach works well for me too. I only have 1 sample of Bladnoch, which I really like, but it's not very accessible here right now. As far as the date, Saturday July 19th is the only date that does NOT work for me. I'll be hosting my Brother's bachelor party, and we'll be down at Foxwoods Casino for the entire day/night. :D :D :D
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:47 pm

Shoot. I forgot to mention we need suggestions for August, otherwise I get to pick. Whisky calendar says Glenmorangie.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:58 pm

For august:
-Glengoyne
-Clynelish
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:26 am

I opted Mortlach but looks as though Aberlour is running away with it, I'm safe either way as I have multiple expressions of both. As for the date I chose July 18 (19th is good too) because the next the weekend (July 25/26) I'll be doing some extra special tasting (50th b-day!).

For August,
Benriach
Glen Grant

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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:52 pm

For August I'd like to nominate the 3 non-winners from July. Which looks like Mortlach, Bladnoch and Springbank. Not that I need an excuse, but this will just give me a reason to buy another bottle or two. :D :D
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:29 pm

Mortlach, Saturday 19th. I'll be happy with any winner and date.

For August, I fancy a change from Speyside so I suggest Balblair and Scapa.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:34 pm

Looks like August will be quite the batch of whiskies to choose from. :o :shock: Poll closes Sunday which means those that haven't voted will be able to do so during the Glenfiddich tasting.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:39 pm

OH nooo....Sat July 19th is the only date I can't attend. :oops: :cry:
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:13 pm

I just started counting. Wow, we've already got ten nominees. :shock: May have to go to "choose 3". :iwbrnt:
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:19 pm

Still time to vote everyone. I'm really hoping Friday the 18th pulls ahead. :D
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:18 pm

Definitely Aberlour by the looks of things. That should be a fun one. The date doesn't allow Matt much time to try for samples though. We might have to rely on our own stocks for this.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:39 pm

Willie JJ wrote:We might have to rely on our own stocks for this.

With the amount of a'bunadh that flows amongst the forum it shouldn't be hard. :wink:

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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:00 pm

Aberlour wins, and the date is set for Saturday July 19th.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:11 pm

Wave wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:We might have to rely on our own stocks for this.

With the amount of a'bunadh that flows amongst the forum it shouldn't be hard. :wink:

Cheers!

It's true we should be able to give it a fair hearing :)
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:22 pm

I have samples of Batches 15, 16, 17 (many thanks to Ganga), and full bottles of Batch 18 & 21. I will be away the date of the tasting, :oops: but I'll be sure to post notes on the site.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:59 pm

I'll be bring a few a'bunadhs to the table . :D I will also have the 10 available and hopefully the 12 and 16 as well.

I PM'd Matt about the poll results and am hoping he can get someone to join in with us.

PS. I think ya'll are just trying to get me drunk. :o :shock: :thumbsup:
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby John McGill » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:47 pm

ryguy wrote:Aberlour wins, and the date is set for Saturday July 19th.


John McGill wrote:Sainsbury's have Aberlour 10 at £18.99 (£5 Saving) at the moment.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:34 am

I'll have some a'bunadhs, the 16yo and quite possibly one of my hand-filled's avail. Bourbon cask perhaps?

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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:32 pm

Morrisons (Livingston anyway) also have the 10 yo at £18.99 (see same deal at Sainsburys above)
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:47 pm

Ganga wrote:I just started counting. Wow, we've already got ten nominees. :shock: May have to go to "choose 3". :iwbrnt:


Ganga, is it too late to nominate St. Magdalene? Also I think "choose 3" for the prelim. poll is a good idea. Especially when we get over 7 nominees.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:02 pm

I'm not starting the preliminary poll until next week so nominations can continue until the poll is created (likely Thursday).
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:41 pm

I'm not sure if this has been brought up in the past or not, so I am going to ask the question.

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I cannot make the live tasting date that was voted on. This is the same date that I planned to have my Brother's bachelor party (my job as best man). So my question is, would it be rude for me to input my notes Friday evening (before the tasting even starts), or should I wait until after?

I really enjoy the Live Tastings and taking part with everyone, its a great way to converse about the different expressions being tasted, and to read notes on the expressions you don't have available to taste. Plus I really enjoy the company of the wonderful people here! :D :D
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby mikeymad » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:28 pm

Before is okay with me Ryan... you may have a couple of people join you... :-)

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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:32 pm

mikeymad wrote:Before is okay with me Ryan... you may have a couple of people join you... :-)

Cheers,


Thanks Mikeymad, I just didn't want to cause any problems as I don't think it's been done in the past. :D
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:02 pm

Should you want to start in a day early, my suggestion is to make sure Matt sets up the Live Tasting Thread in advance.
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:49 pm

Ganga wrote:Should you want to start in a day early, my suggestion is to make sure Matt sets up the Live Tasting Thread in advance.


Good idea, thanks Ganga!
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:33 am

If we could start a day early then I'll definitely be able to make it from the word go :D. Otherwise I'll be joining at some silly hour on Sunday morning after I'll finally have come back from watching a road rally.

Either way, I'm actually available to take part live in a live tasting for once, rather than having to tack my notes at the end a couple of days/weeks afterwards!
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:37 pm

I will be trying many batches of Aberlour on Saturday (and maybe Friday too). I have lined up Batches 6-18, 20, 21, and 23. I also have one of the TJ Aberlours. If this isn't enough, I can open up a 10 yo too.

Also, I believe Matt will open the Live Tasting thread a day early because we have some folks that won't be available Saturday but are Friday.

What about the rest of you?
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:55 pm

I'm one of the people that will be doing my tasting and notes on Friday. I'll be on about 8:30PM EST if anyone wants to join me.

I have the following ready to go: a'bunadh batch 10, 14-18, 20, 21, 23, Aberlour 100. With more to come....it should make for an interesting evening!! :D :D
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:43 pm

I should still be around on Friday for this, as Saturday is definitely a non-starter.

Think I'll have to start a little sooner than 8:30pm EST (01:30am for me!) though Ryan, so I might have been and gone by the time you arrive :(

Oh, I'll be bringing the following to the party:

OBs
10
12
15 Sherry Wood Finish
16
18
a'bunadh batch #22

IB
11yo Single Malts of Scotland (exclusive TWE bottling)

So looking forward to it!
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Re: July 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:10 pm

What I'll have available are, a'bunadh batches 6, 8, 10, 15, 18 & 19, Aberlour 16 DCM and quite possibly one of my hand-filled bottles from the Aberlour connoisseurs tour, the 12yo bourbon casked most likely.

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