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September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Which distilleries should be in the final Poll for September 2008 Tasting?

Poll ended at Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:18 pm

Auchentoshan
5
6%
Bladnoch
13
17%
Bruichladdich
15
19%
Bunnahabhain
13
17%
Glenturret
3
4%
Rosebank
8
10%
St. Magdalene/Linlithgow
8
10%
Scapa
7
9%
Springbank
6
8%
 
Total votes : 78

September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:18 pm

Some really good suggestions for September. Interesting, no Speyside representative. I'm not including the Highland Park suggestion as we recently did a live tasting of this distillery. I have also added one suggestion from myself. :D

Anyway, onto the preliminary poll. You may select up to three whiskies in the preliminary poll. Top three plus ties advance to the final poll. Poll closes in 12 days.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby TheTross » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:29 pm

All the Bs for me: Bladnoch because I really like it and have several expressions to hand; Bruichladdich because there're so many expressions it confuses me (and because I nominated it!); and Bunnahabhain because I want to see if there's more to it than the rather insipid (imo) 12yo, which I expect there is but am afraid of splashing out on other bottlings.

Sorry ryguy, no room to vote for St. Magdalene :sad:
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:32 pm

also tossed in for Bruichladdich as there are so many that could be tasted, and ryguy, I dropped one for St. Magdalene as I haven't tried it, but heard good things.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:48 pm

Linlithgow, Springbank and Bruichladdich for me. Don't worry about it Tross, it seems to be holding it's own for right now anyway. That's what these tastings are all about, trying things we normally wouldn't. So as it's new for me, it's def not for you, so I understand. orangedog, if Linlithgow wins it all, you've just earned yourself a sample! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby mikeymad » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:11 pm

I just voted for the first three... what was this poll about again???

Cheers,
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:40 pm

Bladnoch, Scapa and Rosebank - on the lighter side but full of flavour
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:28 pm

mikeymad wrote:I just voted for the first three... what was this poll about again???

Cheers,

ROTFLMA.

Pricelss considering the latest poll.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:25 am

ryguy wrote:orangedog, if Linlithgow wins it all, you've just earned yourself a sample! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


whoo hoo :thumbsup:
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby lohssanami » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:36 am

Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain and Scapa. Now can you post some pics of these bottles because I may be interested in buying some?
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:40 am

mikeymad wrote:I just voted for the first three... what was this poll about again???

Cheers,


HAHAHAHAHA!! :P :P
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:50 am

A couple of 'banks and a Bunny! :D :mrgreen:

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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:22 pm

I must admit when I suggested Highland Park I hadn't realised that there was a recent tasting of this. Sorry guys. I do hope Bruichladdich wins I cannot wait - this is great.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby DanAir » Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:31 pm

Would love to do a tasting of the St Magdalene/Linlith if only to get a chance to taste them but I can't see too many of these knocking around so samples may be hard to come by.

On the other hand Bruichladdich would be very interesting, between us we probably have many tens of expressions so it would be a real variety.

I vote Bruichladdich/Bladnoch/St Mag in that order
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:12 am

With how limited some of the Lowlands are, mainly because distilleries are closed or intermittent production, I have suggested doing a closed Lowlands tasting. If we were to do this, I would suggest that Rosebank, St Magdalene, Inverleven, and Littlemill. The other three (Kinclaith, Ladyburn and Glen Flagler/Killyloch) could be included should anyone have a sample or bottle.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:48 am

If Bruichladdich does win could we also include the PC6? A Local shop here has one for £54 that I would like to get. This would give me the perfect excuse :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:12 am

Ganga wrote:With how limited some of the Lowlands are, mainly because distilleries are closed or intermittent production, I have suggested doing a closed Lowlands tasting. If we were to do this, I would suggest that Rosebank, St Magdalene, Inverleven, and Littlemill. The other three (Kinclaith, Ladyburn and Glen Flagler/Killyloch) could be included should anyone have a sample or bottle.


Good idea Ganga, will this be part of the monthly tasting, or a seperate Live Tasting of it's own? It may be easiest to have it seperate from the monthly tasting, but I'm in either way! :D :D :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:49 pm

I like to suggest a live tasting for Japanese whiskies too.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:21 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:If Bruichladdich does win could we also include the PC6? A Local shop here has one for £54 that I would like to get. This would give me the perfect excuse :D

I think that a separate PC tasting is so unlikely that it would be crazy not to include it in this one. It just seems fair to have malts that are made by the distillery under another name otherwise they will never get exposure.

Also we always used to say to folk if you don't have the theme malt then bring along what you have, so I think there is really no reason why you shouldn't go out and buy the bottle. :thumbsup:
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby cathach » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:18 am

Definitely Irish, i think it's time we sons of kings of the wkiskey world had an entree into the aristocracy of the malt
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:06 pm

Looks like the 3 B's are making a strong case to be contenders for next month. Still time to vote everyone! :D :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:27 pm

The interesting this is that with more than 5000 registered users, anyone of these could ultimately win...even with as many votes as have been made.

At the close, I will start up the final poll, probably only 7 days. So this one will be closed before the Mortlach tasting.

Speaking of which, get your Mortlachs together for the 23rd. :mrgreen:
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Preliminary Poll

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:10 pm

A quick reminder to everyone, poll closes tomorrow morning (early evening in the UK). Final poll will be started shortly after.
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