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November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby lohssanami » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:31 pm

It looks like I will be taking my samples with me to Austin as I will be there for work on Novermber 15th now. I'll be joining late as we don't arrive until 6pm.
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:33 pm

Really looks like everyone has been on the ball for this tasting. I've been informed that the Greenspot is on the way. :thumbsup: This should really take care of all the needed Irish whiskies for the US group. I will get samples out to everyone following "the arrival".

I may also be time to start thinking about a special event for the late January-March time frame.
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:12 pm

Okay guys some good news and some bad news .....

I'll start with the bad news ....

..... for the life of me I cannot find my SMWS Cooley bottling.

I sold a good few bottles to one person lately so I hope I have not given him a little bonus by mistake :o in saying that I still have over 200 bottles which are in a total mess and it would not surprise me if it was lurking somewhere.

Anyway for the good news I have substituted it with another peated single cask cooley but to make up for it I have also included a sample of Jameson Signature Reserve (Travel retail Only). So I'll post out later today or in the morning.

I have included the following

Willie JJ
Collector57
Cathach
Aidan
Ras Mazunga

(and Iain B as he gave me a lovely sample not so long ago)

JC are you getting involved in the sample swap ... let us know if you are or are you just joining in with your own stock.

In saying that if any lurkers out there have just one or 2 of these please feel free to join us any way.

Cheers

Adrian
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Ganga » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:20 pm

I will be looking to get out the Irish samples next week for the US folk. I have the Greenspot (thank you Cathach), Tyrconnell and Greenore to send out.
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby UUNetBill » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:04 am

I'll probably jump in, schedule permitting. Not 100% certain what's lurking in the cabinet, but I think I have 2 expressions of Jamesons, some Clontarf, one or two Bushmills, and maybe another lying around. Sounds fun!

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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:09 pm

Unfortunately all samples from IWC didn't make it. Thanks for sending new ones. :thumbsup:

The samples from Cathach arrived in one piece. The mystery sample has a label with L. 8 on it. I wonder what it is, from the bottle it smells awesome. Thanks.
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:19 pm

I've finally got the bottle:

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I will be posting the samples over the next few days. Is this the full list:

IWC
Collector57
Cathach
Aidan
Ras Mazunga
IanB

or is anyone else playing?
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Ras Mazunga » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:18 pm

Whoohoo, this is going to be something special.
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby I_SPEY » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:05 pm

I would have liked it to be with you all this time, but I have a very important Bridge Tournament near Rotterdam. Very sad. But I wish you all a lot of pleasure, guys :)
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Aidan » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:39 pm

Hi All

Is there something I can send out?

I have the Michael Collins single malt and Redbreast 12. I'm sure I have some other stuff too. I'll have a look.

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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Aidan » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:46 pm

I have lots of other stuff too. I'll get back to you all. Also have a Cadenhead Cooley 13 year old.

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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Ganga » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:44 pm

Are we excited yet? :D Looking forward to getting some insight from our Irish Whiskey conneissuers. :thumbsup:
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:22 pm

Hi Guys, I've been laying low for the last while as I've been quite busy.


Just to clarify....

We are holding the tasting on Saturday the 15th of November.

What is the GMT kick off time?
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby cathach » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:51 am

Aidan wrote:Hi All

Is there something I can send out?

I have the Michael Collins single malt and Redbreast 12. I'm sure I have some other stuff too. I'll have a look.

John



Good stuff,

I have malt aside for JCSkinner, any other Irish natives that require a parcel?
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:09 pm

Hi Cathac, just to let you know I've not got anything from you yet. Hope it has not gone missing. I'm not opening a Knapp especially for this as I have too many open as it is.

Cheers

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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:20 pm

1900 is a good starting time. I think the more we can be together on this one, the better this tasting will be. I'm sure many of us will have questions for those that drink Irish whiskies on a regular basis.
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby cathach » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:04 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Hi Cathac, just to let you know I've not got anything from you yet. Hope it has not gone missing. I'm not opening a Knapp especially for this as I have too many open as it is.

Cheers

Adrian



Flip, I'll send you another so. PM your address again there and I'll see if I can get it out tomorrow.
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:24 am

Aaargh! If you want something done ...

I asked my daughter to post the samples yesterday but she didn't. They are in the post now. I hope they get there in time.

Still its partly my fault for leaving it so late. I really must get more organised.
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Aidan » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:45 am

I am also completely disorganised. I'm unlikely to be organised before the tasting as I'm not at home much this week. I'm a scatter-brain. I'll send stuff out at some stage, though. It may be next week!
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby Leither » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:09 pm

A late entry - I should be able to join in on this on Saturday night. I've been drinking Black Bush for years, but now converted to the even better Redbreast (thanks to this very forum and erm..... Waitrose!).

Unfortunately, I'm unable to mail anything out at this late stage but if anyone local wants samples of any of the following from my Irish list just PM me:

Clontarf Single Malt
JMR Smooth Sweeter One (I know, not technically Irish but a 'Gaelic vatting' of 70% Cooley and 30% Bunny)
Black Bush
Bushmills 12 Select Casks (duty free)
Bushmills 16
Jameson Crested Ten
Redbreast 12

I'm looking forward to it and will be more organised for future tastings to share samples around.
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby UUNetBill » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:35 am

This will be a good opportunity to finish up my Clontarf Trinity set - I haven't sipped these in quite some time, so I'm looking forward to revisiting an old friend! Will also be tasting a Redbreast 12 (courtesy of Ryguy), a Midleton 2005, several Jamesons and Bushmills. . .should be a good evening, assuming nothing critical pops up between now and then!!

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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby TheTross » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:39 pm

Hmm, I've got more than I initially thought I had:

Clontarf Trinity
Connemara CS (C57)
Greenspot (Ras Mazunga)
K94 12yo - Is that a Knappogue Castle by any chance? (catach)
L.8(?!) (catach)
Mystery Malt! (catach)
Tyrconnell 15yo, cask 348/92 (cathach)

Also have a Bushmills 10 miniature on its way, so with 10 samples I think I'm pretty set for this one! Looking quite good I'll be at home on Saturday too, so fingers crossed...
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby cathach » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:23 am

TheTross wrote:Hmm, I've got more than I initially thought I had:

Clontarf Trinity
Connemara CS (C57)
Greenspot (Ras Mazunga)
K94 12yo - Is that a Knappogue Castle by any chance? (catach)
L.8(?!) (catach)
Mystery Malt! (catach)
Tyrconnell 15yo, cask 348/92 (cathach)



All shall be revealed on Saturday my son or as we say in the old country ''thathurday''
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby JCSkinner » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:38 am

Ryguy wrote:The Tasting List
Blends:

Jameson's 12yo
Bushmills Original

Pure Pot Still:
Redbreast 12yo

Single Malt:
Tyrconnel NAS

Single Grain:
Greenore 8yo


Just wondering can we get an updated tasting list. It seems that Knappogue and Green Spot have made it onto the list among others.
I appreciate there may be a bit of a free-for-all given that different people have different bottles open at home.
I don't do Tyrconnell, so I'll sit that one out, and the only Greenore I have is a sealed 15 yo, but Saturday might be the night to crack it open. The 12 yo Jamesons I have here is the distillery reserve also. I'm no great fan of the standard release.
If people don't object, I'll be looking to taste Bush, Knappogue 94, Redbreast, Green Spot (if I remember to buy another bottle), and maybe the Greenore 15 yo.
I might taste the Bush 16 yo or 10 yo in place of the Tyrconnell, and I'll taste the Distillery reserve Jamesons in place of the standard 12 yo.
Am I missing any on the formal list? Other than Knappogue are we doing any other Independent bottlings? And is the basic Bush really the only Bush we'll be tasting (again apart from the Knappogue)? Late in the day for me to suggest this, but a couple of quid more gets Black Bush which is a much superior dram...
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Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:27 pm

Okay there seems to be a fairly extensive line up on the European side ... not sure about US.

Looks like we will have a good mix of the following. Whiskies in bold are the core tasting whiskies I think as well as the exchange whiskies in italics.

Blends:
Jameson
Bushmills Original

Pure Pot Still:
Greenspot
Redbreast 12yo
Redbreast 15yo


Single Malt:
Bushmills 10yo
Connemara CS Peated
First Spirits '92 8yo Cooley Peated
Cadenheads '92 16yo Cooley Peated
Tyrconnel NAS


Single Grain:
Greenore 8yo

I may be a bit late but hope not as I'm up on a whisky raid in the north :wink:
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