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August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

August Live Tasting. Which distillery?

Poll ended at Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:24 am

Balblair
1
2%
Benriach
0
No votes
Bladnoch
7
15%
Clynelish
2
4%
Glen Goyne
6
13%
Glen Grant
2
4%
Glenmorangie
6
13%
Glen Scotia
2
4%
Mortlach
8
17%
St. Magdalene
2
4%
Scapa
3
6%
Springbank
9
19%
 
Total votes : 48

August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:24 am

Well, ladies and gents you sure did provide a list for the August Selection. For this month, we will allow 3 votes in the preliminary round.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:55 am

My votes are in, I voted based on what I have available, or what I'd like to have available real quick.

In order of preference I voted Mortlach, St. Maggie, Springbank, but either would be quite nice.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:56 am

As the choice gets bigger it also gets harder. I have a heap of Balblairs and Glen Grants lying around, but I've gone for Mortlach and Bladnoch (compulsory) and Scapa. Whatever happens it will be great fun.

Thanks go to Ganga for his organisation of this very successful event. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby TheTross » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:24 am

Bladnoch, because I have a few of them available.

St Magdalene, because it's one of my absolute favourites and I have numerous expressions to hand.

And Mortlach, because it's one I've overlooked, have none available yet and would like to know more about it.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby lohssanami » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:29 am

I voted Glenmorangie since I have a couple, Springbank because of the recent discussion, and Bladnoch since I've never sampled it and I need a reason to buy one or two.

Just happens that I picked the leaders thus far...lol.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:10 pm

I predict Springbank will win.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:18 pm

I think the "smoke-free" Glengoyne might be a nice summery August tasting whisky!! And maybe I'll have some in stock for Herman to sample??
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:30 pm

Scapa, Mortlach and Balblair. I'll be happy with any choice.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby DanAir » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:04 pm

Springbank... While we still can :cry:
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Wave » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:30 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I predict Springbank will win.


With my vote Mortlach just took the lead! :wink: :lol:

I opted for Mortlach because I already have several bottles of it opened and a couple in the wings waiting to be tasted.

Glen Grant which is one of my original nominations.

...and lastly the Glen Scotia for the reason is that I've never tasted one and it would just give me an extra excuse to buy 1 or 2. :wink:


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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:16 am

Wow, lots of voting. Less than a week to go. Remember to get your votes in for determining the final 3.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:46 pm

There is still time to vote everyone! Remember you get to choose 3 here! I like the leading choices so far!! :D :D :D
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:02 pm

Springbank - because I just bought the 100 proof and this would be a good event to open it at.

Bladnoch - going with a lowland

Mortlach - have heard good things, and would be a reason to buy it

As of this vote, Morlach leads Springbank by 1.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:37 pm

Springbank for me too ... I have 2 at the mo ... a 1990 12yo bourbon wood and a cadenhead 12yo borbon cask also :thumbsup:
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:01 pm

Poll closes Saturday afternoon, or evening depending on your global positioning. Final poll will be conducted to allow those tasting Aberlour on the 19th to vote and close to provide Matt plenty of time to contact the proper people.

BTW, any objectionable weekends? I know I usually am pretty booked on weekends in August but you guys don't need me present to have a good time.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:07 pm

As far as bad weekends, only the Aug 1st-2nd don't work for me Ganga, as of right now anyway. We never have a tasting that early in the month, so shouldn't be a problem.

Would it really make things confusing if people picked 2 dates that worked for them? Maybe this would even it out and get more people involved, just a thought I had. You do all the work, and do a great job at it, so I don't want to make it more confusing by any means.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:37 pm

If you wanted two dates, I'd suggest that the vote be for Fri/Sat pairings. I suggest that this should be a topic of discussion that takes place for September. We could start it as part of the live tasting and continue forward.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:44 pm

Ganga wrote:If you wanted two dates, I'd suggest that the vote be for Fri/Sat pairings. I suggest that this should be a topic of discussion that takes place for September. We could start it as part of the live tasting and continue forward.


Sounds good, the thought just came to me and I thought I'd mention it. We can start discussions about it and go from there. Works for me! :thumbsup:
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:59 pm

I would like to avoid weekend of Fri 8/Sat 9 August. I will be enjoying the Whisky Fringe on Sunday 10 August. Anyone else going on Sunday?
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:47 pm

Ought to be an interesting tasting choice for August: Springbank, Bladnoch or Mortlach. I'll get this setup tonight with choices of dates. 8)
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:57 pm

Dang I missed the vote. I guess I was putting off too long. It would not have changes much, but 'morangie would have gotten another vote... Oh well.

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