Right you are Stuart. We need two lists; one for either side of the Atlantic. Once that is established then it is clearer how many samples we are likely to be dealing with.
Cathach I'm not sure if you're just helping us out, or if you're also going to play so I haven't put you in the list, but it would be great if you joined.
We need to pin down the players fairly soon to manage samples, so if anyone else is in then update the list with your name in it in a new post.
Wrt to bottles, Cadenheads have some single cask Cooley if I remember correctly. It might be fun to have something like that in the mix, or perhaps we should focus on more widely available bottles.
I thought it would be better to focus this into a thread indicating more than a discussion of "Other Tastings". This is now the October 4, Irish Whisky thread.
I'm not sure that we need to poll but rather discuss what we should have. Willie, US hasn't gotten Cadenhead bottlings in about 7 or 8 years. However, we have a MMcD Cooley.
I like the idea of getting something that represents blends, singles, pps and grains. We need to discuss this and also we need to get word out to others that have expressed interest in these other types of tastings.