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September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

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

Poll ended at Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:32 pm

Bladnoch
12
26%
Bruichladdich
9
19%
Bunnahabhain
4
9%
September 12
2
4%
September 13
2
4%
September 19
3
6%
September 20
13
28%
September 26
1
2%
September 27
1
2%
 
Total votes : 47

September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:32 pm

Please select one whisky and one date for the tasting. Remember, I'm only the tie-breaker.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:38 pm

Ok I'll be the first to vote here. Bladnoch (because I'd love to try more of it) and Sept 20th. As far as the date, the 13th would also work for me.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:44 pm

Wow a flying start for Bladnoch and the 20th. Oh goody. :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby les taylor » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:48 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Wow a flying start for Bladnoch and the 20th. Oh goody. :D



I thought the same Willie. :)
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:49 pm

Bruichladdich and the 20th.

Heh, seems it's already been decided though! Bladnoch taking it by storm :P
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby jmrl » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:16 pm

Bladnoch for me, 20th as good as any (no social life to make things tricky)
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:13 pm

tossed up a vote for Bunnahabhain as I have a bottle on its way to me. the 20th? yeah, why not then.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:47 am

Bunny's on the 20th, I've several bottles of both peaty and non-peaties, but i also have a ton of 'Laddies. A Bladnoch win would just force me to buy a bottle or two which really isn't all that bad come to think about it. :wink:

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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:23 pm

Whatever you guys select, I will likely be out purchasing a bottle to fit. :shock: Looks pretty solid for the 20th of September.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:36 pm

Vote BLADNOCH everyone.... :iwbrnt:

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby John McGill » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:15 pm

I agree :)
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:37 pm

hopefull bruichladdich for me, wow this one is close.

Hopefully not the 20th I'm working :(
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:51 pm

I know, I forgot to solicit suggestions for October. Just so you know, Ardbeg as suggested by the Whisky Calendar. I suppose we should at least include the September runner-up.

Also, I think there will be much conflict for the Californians in October as there is the Irish Tasting October 4, Whisky Fest SF the following week, and a PLOWED gathering the week after that. Any objections to the last weekend in October?
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:05 pm

Ok I'd like to make 3 nominations for October.....

1 - Ardbeg IB's
2 - Ardbeg OB's
3 - All of the above

:D :D :D :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:14 pm

ryguy wrote:Ok I'd like to make 3 nominations for October.....

1 - Ardbeg IB's
2 - Ardbeg OB's
3 - All of the above

:D :D :D :D


I'll get the Irish, you get the 'beg? :D :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:21 pm

Ganga wrote:
ryguy wrote:Ok I'd like to make 3 nominations for October.....

1 - Ardbeg IB's
2 - Ardbeg OB's
3 - All of the above

:D :D :D :D


I'll get the Irish, you get the 'beg? :D :D


That works for me, I've got plenty of time to stock up. :smoke:
Also I didn't mention, but the 25th is good for me. Since you head up the tastings, I'd say we'd definitely like you to be present.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:22 pm

Ardbeg sounds good to me! And the last weekend in October is fine by me as well.

Might I also suggest Glenmorangie?
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:02 pm

Ardbeg sounds nice, but i still got to be different. :wink:
Therefore I nominate, Imperial for October!


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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby DanAir » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:42 am

Another vote for Ardbeg in October over here. I think it's a good idea to keep the choice between distilleries of similar profiles, otherwise it's too hard to choose :evil: so I say keep it on Islay and maybe include Islands. Talisker would get my second vote.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:08 am

If Imperial is too much of a challenge then I nominate Lagavulin instead. :roll: :insane:

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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:27 am

DanAir wrote:Another vote for Ardbeg in October over here. I think it's a good idea to keep the choice between distilleries of similar profiles, otherwise it's too hard to choose :evil: so I say keep it on Islay and maybe include Islands. Talisker would get my second vote.


I would second Talisker, and add Caol Ila (or was CI done recently?).
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:33 am

orangedogofglory wrote:
DanAir wrote:Another vote for Ardbeg in October over here. I think it's a good idea to keep the choice between distilleries of similar profiles, otherwise it's too hard to choose :evil: so I say keep it on Islay and maybe include Islands. Talisker would get my second vote.


I would second Talisker, and add Caol Ila (or was CI done recently?).


Yes, Caol Ila was done pretty recently, and Talisker is on the list of recent tastings too. Under the Live Tasting thread, see 'Past Tastings' for all of the latest. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:14 am

ah, ok - I thought I read that somewhere. We still haven't hit St Magdalene have we?
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:16 am

Here's the deal. Nominate what you want and I wil check it against recent tastings.

Nothing is too challenging. Go ahead, nominate Killyloch.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:56 am

Don't forget, Sept 27th is an online tasting from me!
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:36 pm

orangedogofglory wrote:ah, ok - I thought I read that somewhere. We still haven't hit St Magdalene have we?


No St Maggies yet, hopefully at some point we can work it out. Or at least during a Closed Lowland Distilleries Tasting, as Ganga mentioned in the past.

I'm 'beggin' for Ardbeg for October! :wink:
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:48 pm

Ok i know what's happening here......first after months of pushing for a Bladnoch tasting and failing you stick the 2 Islay malts i'd really like to do a tasting with in with it !
Then the time it looks like it's going to actually happen it will happen on the week-end when i'll be in Edinburgh celebrating my Birthday at the Vaults !!!! :evil:
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:35 pm

Rest assured i won't be thinking of you while i'm dramming the good Malts of the Society....... :dead:

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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:26 pm

SOI, can we at least get you to throw in a few thoughts at the end of the thread or maybe get you to kick it off a couple days early? :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:07 pm

Bladnoch for me. Sept 20th looks like the date, I'll try to make it then or soon after.
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:15 pm

Come on bruichladdich
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby mikeymad » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:27 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:Come on bruichladdich


I know i have a pile of bottles to open.

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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:49 pm

:shock: Bladdie startin' to put the stretch kick in.... :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:27 pm

Woooohoooooo! Bladnoch!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I'd better get that bottle I have on reserve shipped to me quickly! :D :D :D
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Re: September 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:08 pm

BLADNOCH on September 20th! I have passed this along.

Now, what do we bring to the table for this one. Although Bladnoch is not the most readily available here I will be getting a CadBlad. What are others thinking about getting?
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