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Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby daveski » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:43 am

Going to try to join in, although have a 12 day old girl (new addition to the family) and the wife requires me to do the feeding at 3am at weekends!!

Will try to acquire a PE for the night within the next week to have a bit of variety, should i have the opportunity. If not forgive me for posting my thoughts either early (Sat afternoon) or late (Sunday Night) and therefore not quite Live!!!


I live in hope :)
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:36 pm

Daveski - Congratulations on your new baby girl!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Looking forward to seeing you at the tasting, feel free to post notes before, during or after the tasting. I think that you'll find people strolling in and out anyway, depending on what time zone they are in. :D :D
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby TheTross » Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:48 pm

Aye, many congrats daveski!

Hope you can make the PE tasting - the more the merrier! I'm usually unavailable for the actual live part myself and end up chipping in a day or so after, although I'm going to try to make damn well sure I'm here for this one :)
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:52 pm

Looking forward to your notes as always Stuart!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby TheTross » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:27 pm

Collector57 wrote:
ryguy wrote:Looking forward to your notes as always Stuart!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

And many thanks for the Bladnoch notes Stuart - up to the usual standards!!
:thumbsup:


Thanks lads :oops:

Anyway, un-bloody-believable - I can't do next Saturday! :evil: :twisted:. I'll be in Wales watching a road rally, probably setting off late afternoon-ish so I'm almost certain to miss the start of the tasting and definitely the bulk of it. I'm genuinely annoyed by this, as I've received samples from various members specifically for the tasting. I was also really looking forward to it, but the road rally is a must I'm afraid as I'm in training to become a co-driver - amateur, of course - and the Welsh events are the ones to watch.

However, chances are quite good that I'll be back in the relatively small hours of Sunday morning, so hopefully I'll be able to catch the US members - and possibly even one or two dirty stop-ups on this side of the pond - taking part and join in with them. And even if I'm not back until later than planned I'll definitely be tasting a few samples, so will be adding notes at some point. I'm not totally missing this one!
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:32 pm

Cheers Stuart, no problem at all. There is a really good chance that myself along with Mikeymad, Ganga and maybe more, will be around until at least 3am (your time), if not much later Sunday morning. :D :D
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby daveski » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:53 pm

Many thanks all for the congrats on the arrival of the new addition to the family, much appreciated.

It appears i will be able to join in and have acquired the following: a bottle of Port Ellen from the Old Bothwell Co. It is a 26yo distilled in 1979 and bottled in 2006. From a single Oak cask, it comes in at 53%.

The father in law has insited he joins in the fun (mainly because i am opening a bottle of PE). More than happy to swap samples with anyone, if there is postage time.

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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:59 pm

Looking forward to reading your notes Dave! Looks like a nice bottle there! I'm glad you can join in the fun with us! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby TheTross » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:22 pm

I've got 11 PEs together as well Willie. Just a shame I'll now have to be selective about the ones I'll be able to taste in the limited time I'll have on Sunday morning. That's going to be difficult!
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Jimmy321 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:14 pm

I have now received all samples, more than i expected so thanks everone.

looking forward to the 4th, It's my first tasting so my notes will be basic.

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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:07 pm

I agree with Willie here, I think the organization for this tasting has gone really well. I just checked out my samples available and it looks like I've got 9 really good ones!! :D :D :D
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Wave » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:33 am

I have 4 opened bottles for the tasting not to mention the (still unopened) Bladnoch bottling that Williie and I have in common and one more unopened left to be decided. Is anyone else tasting a 2nd Annual Release or a 25yo '82 Signatory cask #2844 (or around about)?

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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby lohssanami » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:38 am

I might sneak in and participate a little. I have 4 different samples that I have saved from a few members, but I regretfully don't have a bottle of PE to have sent around to anyone else.

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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:09 am

lohssanami wrote:I might sneak in and participate a little. I have 4 different samples that I have saved from a few members, but I regretfully don't have a bottle of PE to have sent around to anyone else.

:oops:


No worries Tim, glad to have you participate, and I'm glad I had some stock I was able to share with you. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

After all, you've help feed my AR fettish until I was able to get a bottle, so I at least owe you that much! :P :P
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby lohssanami » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:23 am

Willie JJ wrote:The swapping wasn't meant to exclude anyone Tim. All are welcome. :thumbsup:


Haha...I figured so much, but I still felt like a neighbor kid sneaking in the back door of a birthday party right when they are about to cut the cake.

Here's my lineup:

19yo Spring 1982 McGibbons Provenance 43%
22yo 1979 Sig Vintage Refill Sherry Butt Cask #5537 43%
23yo 1982 Provenance 46%
25yo 1979 Old Malt Cask 50%

Thanks to Nick, Ryan and Mikey for the help...
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:04 am

I'd love to join in, but I doubt as I'll be around this weekend.
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:25 pm

Ganga wrote:Is anyone else excited about Saturday?


I am very excited about Port Ellen!! I'm a big fan of the PE to begin with and from the looks of it I have some excellent samples to taste.

I won't be available in the afternoon though, only in the evening. Somewhere in the area of 9PM EST.
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby TheTross » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:54 pm

I'm still unavailable for much, if not all of the live aspect of the tasting - might possibly be around in the early hours of Sunday morning, though I doubt it - but I'm now not working on Sunday so I'll definitely be around all that day to add notes hither and thither. How many of the eleven samples I have I manage to get through is anyone's guess, though I'm not setting a limit... :insane:
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:52 pm

Ganga wrote:I will be on early and possibly late as I told this morning of an early evening engagement. Geez, I'm sounding like Nick. :lol:


I'll be around for the late night session too! :iwbrnt:
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Wave » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:37 pm

I'll try to be on early, at least early enough for our across-the-pond companions, though no telling how long I'll last as most of my PE's I have for the tasting are at cask strength,
....unless I take on C57's philosophy of pouring very small measures! :lol:

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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby daveski » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:20 pm

Willie JJ wrote: Dave your's will go in the post today.

This is really good fun. :D :D :D


Received with thanks Willie, (and thank you for the extra sample, very kind of you). You should also have mine by now ( i hope). Can't wait until Sat!!

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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:44 pm

I should be able to make it on Saturday. I have a Bladnoch bottling and I might be able to coax out the last drop of Dewar Rattray if I wring out the bottle.
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:46 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:I should be able to make it on Saturday. I have a Bladnoch bottling and I might be able to coax out the last drop of Dewar Rattray if I wring out the bottle.


The more the merrier TS!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Leorin » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:33 pm

Can somebody please tell me how I get to the chat room tomorrow night? I looked around but coudn't find it myself so far.
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:45 pm

Leorin, I'm pretty sure this either this thread will be used for the tasting posting Tasting notes and conversing, or Ganga may start another thread, just for the notes and ongoing conversation.

I'm not sure about that, Ganga what do you think, we do it here, or in a new thread?
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby TheTross » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:58 pm

A new thread would make sense to me as it'd be tidier - people won't have to go through 4+ pages of pre-tasting conversation before reaching the actual tasting notes and chat. Of course it's entirely up to Ganga; I don't mind either way, I'm just looking forward to the event!
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:02 pm

That does make sense Stuart, I didn't realize the thread had gotten so long. So a new thread it is.

It would be nice to have the thread set up like Matt used to do for us, I liked the auto-refreshing posting page that was used.

I tried to figure out how he did it by looking back at other Live Tastings, but Matt used the same url every time, yet it lead to a different and unique spot.

Are there any computer experts out there that can figure that out, or is it a Whisky Mag admin thing only?
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby Ryguy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:32 pm

Collector57 wrote:I think you'll find it's an admin function Ry


Yeah I think you're right Nick. Matt......where are you??? :D :D
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby TheTross » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:26 am

Ganga wrote:I'm back from the field. If there is nothing started first thing tomorrow morning (my time), I will set up a new thread. As Stuart has stated, "It's cleaner." This will be by about 7 AM (3 PM London).


3pm BST? Woooo, I get to do some PE tastings tomorrow!! :D

Unless, of course, the tasting strictly starts at 7pm BST, in which case I shall refrain from participating in the tasting until Sunday.
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby TheTross » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:42 am

Collector57 wrote:Start as early as you like Stuart. I don't think it's rigid...


Heh, I suppose if I start at 3pm and go right on through until the time I'm going out I won't be rigid either!




Er, that came out wrong didn't it?
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Re: Port Ellen Live Tasting - October 4, 2008

Postby TheTross » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:55 am

Yes Nick, it certainly would be!

11 drams in four hours? Possible, if they're very small drams. Oh, and still be able to read a map well enough to get my driver to Welshpool, navigate some white lanes using an Ordinance Survey map whilst there and get us back home safely?

I think I'll taste just the one or two beforehand... :wink:
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