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October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Which distillery and what date for the October Tasting?

Poll ended at Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:46 pm

Ardbeg
14
33%
Bowmore
5
12%
Bruichladdich
3
7%
St. Magdalene (Linlithgow)
3
7%
October 24
5
12%
October 25
12
29%
 
Total votes : 42

October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:46 pm

I resisted using Ardtober in the Subject line. :lol:

Well, we've come to the conclusion of the preliminary poll. Remember the rules. One vote for your choice of distillery, one vote for your choice of dates. I am merely a tie-breaker in the voting.

Also, remember to post suggestions for November. :D
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby les taylor » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:38 am

I voted for the little guy. I will have to get some in if it is approved.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:33 pm

Ardbeg (either date will do).
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:19 pm

Looks like Ardbeg is off to the races!! ImageImage

Thanks to Spirit of Islay for the above emoticons! I love these! :thumbsup:
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby martin grant » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:36 pm

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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:53 pm

Ardtober for me. Image

I didn't vote for a date since I don't much mind.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby mikeymad » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:22 pm

At least someone joined my Bowmore vote... :(

Cheers,
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:01 pm

If I am allowed two options for voting, can I vote for St. Maggy twice? :P
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby mikeymad » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:52 pm

lawschooldrunk wrote:mikey mad, I was one for bowmore :(



oh well it has to come around sometime.. no?

:roll:

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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:54 pm

I expect it will be along in due course Mikey. :)
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:56 pm

Here you go Mikey......I'd like to suggest Bowmore and Bunnahabhain the November Prelim poll. :D :D
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:03 pm

I nearly didn't vote for Ardbeg in this one :shock: , mainly because i'm arranging something for the Wednesday night chat for after when the new Ardbeg releases have had a chance to circulate , but after a bit of a think i chose the Big "A" :thumbsup:
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:05 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:I nearly didn't vote for Ardbeg in this one :shock: , mainly because i'm arranging something for the Wednesday night chat for after when the new Ardbeg releases have had a chance to circulate , but after a bit of a think i chose the Big "A" :thumbsup:



SWEET!! Could it be??? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:06 pm

Oh I know Ardbeg is gonna blow the doors off the rest of the pack but I still went with the 'Laddie anyway. A fly in the ointment, pain in the a......


For November: Highland Park

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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:24 am

So far for November:

Bowmore
Bunnahabhain
Glenfarclas (Whisky Calender)
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:56 am

As this is the first anniversary of our experiment into "live" internet tastings, perhaps we should celebrate with a really top notch, blow the doors off the competition Single Malt. I would propose that we all celebrate with a series of Ardbegs in the October tasting.

Bring whatever Ardbeg you've got and let's make October 2008 something to be remembered. Sadly, I'll be at Whisky Live Toronto and may not be online on Friday night(the actual first anniversary) unless there's internet available there.

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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:37 pm

Another Saturday night "Merry" on Ardbeg......
How the hell do you narrow down what your going to drink ?
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:44 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Another Saturday night "Merry" on Ardbeg......
How the hell do you narrow down what your going to drink ?
1) Take all the opened Ardbeg bottles.
2) Pour 1 tablespoon of each into as many nosing glasses as you'll require, covering each with a watchglass/cover.
3) Start at one end and see how far you get before the evening ends or your liver "caffs out".
4) Take two Advil and three large tumblers of water before bed.

Wish I had your problems choosing what Ardbeg to drink.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:59 pm

:D G, start Friday. :D Continue through the weekend.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:54 pm

Collector57 wrote:May I nominate Rosebank for the next one?

You may. :D

I nominate Old Pulteney.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:32 pm

Hey, I don't care what is nominated so long as it meets two criteria.

1. must be whisk(e)y
2. has not recently been done as a live tasting

So go ahead, nominate Kinclaith. :shock:

So far (alphabetically as always):

Bowmore
Bunnahabhain
Glenfarclas (Whisky Calender)
Old Pulteney
Rosebank

Also, poll will be closing Saturday....
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:56 pm

Ganga wrote:So far (alphabetically as always):

Bowmore
Bunnahabhain
Glenfarclas (Whisky Calender)
Old Pulteney
Rosebank


Please add Springbank to the mix...... Thank you! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:07 pm

:D Glad to oblige.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:43 pm

Final reminder, poll closes this afternoon/evening.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ganga » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:00 am

Ardtobergest it is on the 25th. Start gathering. Let us know what you've got.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby shoganai » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:14 am

Hopefully I'll be around that day. Right now I've got a standard 10, a Corry, and an Ellenstown. Maybe I'll grab another Uigiedail or young IB too.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:25 am

Ardbeg!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:38 pm

Ganga wrote:Ardtobergest it is on the 25th. Start gathering. Let us know what you've got.

To quote a song.....
Where do i begin..... :D
i take it most will have the standards (Ten , ANB , Oogie )
Then will most have the Ren , AAT , ASY , AVY ?
Then who knows.....
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:07 pm

Nice! A tasting that I, with my still modest collection, can participate in. :D

I've got the 10, the Oogy, the Renaissance, and the Almost There.

Only the Oogy is open at the moment, but what the hell.... :iwbrnt:
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby woodhill » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:15 am

I'm looking forward to this - A tasting I can join in on (hopefully)

Badger 6 yo Ardbeg Milroys
AAT
A10 (oldish)
Renny
Corry

hold on.........I did this line up last week :P

Anyone opening a Mor to send out samples??

You know you want to.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby lohssanami » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:43 am

So far, this is my confirmed lineup for the Ardtobergfest.

Ardbeg 10 (2007)
Ardbeg Uigeadail (2006)
Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist (2006) (thanks David)
Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles (thanks Nick)
Ardbeg 17 (2000)
Ardbeg Renaissance
Serendipity (thanks Nick)
G&M 96' Ardbeg 9yr (thanks David)
Ellenstown 10

I was saving the following for a different tasting, but I may think about opening:

Ardbeg Very Young
Ardbeg Still Young
Ardbeg Almost There
Ardbeg Corryvreckan

I'm also pulling to get a New 10 and a Blasda. We'll see!!!
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:48 am

I won't be on till later in the evening then but I'm planning a '77 vs. Beist head-to-head taste off with a Uigeadail follow-up!

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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:06 pm

Ok, I'm really looking forward to this one, in case nobody has noticed. :D :D
My lineup is going to go something like this:

Ardbeg 10
Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 06
Ardbeg 17 (Thanks Tim!)
Ardbeg LOTI (Thanks Nick!)
Ardbegeddon (Thanks Alan!)
Ardbeg Corryvreckan (Thanks Ras!)
Ardbeg Uigeadail (Thanks again Tim, I just finished my bottle!)
Ardbeg Renaissance (Thanks Tim & Ras)
Ardbeg SMWS 33.66 (Archive sample, had to dig it out)

Also I'm hoping that the Blasda that Ganga and I ordered will arrive in time too!

I don't think I'm forgetting any, but if I am I'll add them at a later date. Also for anyone here in the U.S. that would like to participate in the tasting, but may not have any Ardbeg at home, I'm willing to provide Ardbeg 10 samples to them. PM me if interested.
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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby martin grant » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:34 pm

Fingers crossed I can make it along to the tasting night. I've got a fair few bottles of Ardbeg open so it would be great to join in the fun.

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Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Kernow » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:40 pm

I will be buying a couple bottles , so u wont be alone with the little selection lawschooldrunk.

Will buy a 10 and one other not sure which one yet, Will only drink Ardbeg on the night tho so will be in the swing of it , i think.

Have taken your advice Willie and checking the expert notes; am currently comparing my Talisker 10 ...

Jim Murray
Nose
A razor-sharp spiciness lances through Demerara sweetness and rich peat. Absolutely magnificent.
Palate
The enormous build up of spice adds to the multi-layered peat. The sweetness is almost like freshly crushed grist. Wave upon wave, layer upon layer of complexity.
Finish
Massively warming and still spicy. The peat lingers while the spice bristles.
Comment
A dram to be savoured and celebrated


One question to everyone , im loving the 'wave upon wave' but not getting any 'demerara sweetness' . is it me or is that a hard one to find. lovely drink tho.

lookin forward to the tasting night :thumbsup:
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