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"Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Which date do you prefer for the "Christmas Drams" tasting?

Sat. 29th November
0
No votes
Sat. 6th December
2
17%
Sun. 7th December
2
17%
Sat. 13th December
7
58%
Sun. 14th December
1
8%
 
Total votes : 12

"Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:24 am

I would like to follow-up on a suggestion for another online tasting with Malty; Christmas Drams.

Please let me know if you are interested and which date you prefer.


To me, Christmas Drams mean rich, slightly heavier ones and probably sherry-matured. Feel free to post your own thoughts about your idea of them.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:54 pm

I have plenty of views here, but only 4 votes.

Are people interested in this or not?
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Ganga » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:06 pm

With all the Holidays in December, this is probably the best opportunity to share "Christmas" drams.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Wave » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:57 pm

I get 1 or 2 bottles a year strictly for a "Christmas dram", this year it's a Glenfarclas 31yo 1974. Past Xmas drams I still have for tasting are Longmorn 27yo '73 Signatory, Cooley 12yo '93 Irish Peated Bloodtub MMD and Highland Park 32yr old '73 Lorne MacKillop.

I would really like to see the tasting date closer to Christmas (thus a Christmas dram) but with my work schedule the 13th looks like my only real day/night off for the month.

Cheers!
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Ganga » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:17 pm

Bump for MT. Malty is running a Christmas drams tasting for any interested. If interested, please let him know.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:04 pm

I would like to be in this one if thats ok, especially as the other one didn't work out for me
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:22 pm

Over the next week or so I will post some suggestions for drams to be included, but if you have any definite wishes for me to consider, please post them here.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby SoMK » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:13 pm

I'd be really interested and any date would do.. but I'm afraid I'd be more of a peeping tom taking notes for my Xmas shopping :oops:
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:46 am

My personal idea of Christmas drams are mostly sherry cask ones with a taste of a good olde English Christmas.

Things like:

Glenfarclas Quarter Cask
Aberlour A'Bunadh
Mortlach

However, I will try to think of a couple of lighter ones which would be good starters for a tasting.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Dram fine idea » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:30 pm

Sounds interesting. I have a few heavily sherried monster drams I look forward to drinking in December. Would everyone like to taste the same drams with someone taking control over distribution? or an informal sharing arrangement? or a free for all where we all let rip with our own sherried drams?
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Ganga » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:14 am

If I remember correctly MT will be hosting his tasting next weekend. If interested please let him know.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:28 am

PM sent MT also whats the deal for the tasting this weekend? Am I too late?
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:51 am

OK, I'll aim for Dec. 13th but as yet I have very few PMs from interested participants.

If you would like to be included please PM me as I need to know numbers for samples.
Once I know numbers I will advise further about drams and prices including all postage costs.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:35 am

Forget this tasting, it is now cancelled as Ganga has decided he will run the tasting on that day.

From now on I will continue to frequent the forum, but after all the various recent events I will stick to inane chat and offer no more tasting notes, Arc blog, whisky & food recommendations or tastings.

Thanks to all who have supported me and the pub until now.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:48 am

Its a real shame you feel like that MT I was really looking forward to your tasting. Is there not another way around this?
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:09 pm

This is getting ridiculous !
Rich made a mistake with the date , this is getting like a school yard.......
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby DanAir » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:43 am

Fight, fight, fight
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby DanAir » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:46 am

But seriously, unless you know for certain othewise, it struck me as an honest mistake.

I've very much enjoyed your tasting notes, tales from the Arc etc. and I really hope you don't quit.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:16 am

There is no fight. I mistakenly thought MT's tasting was on the 6th. not the 13th. There has been a poll setup for the other tasting for another date.

The 13th is left open should MT decide to host his tasting, even if it is a last minute thing.
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Wave » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:25 am

LagaDrinker wrote:Its a real shame you feel like that MT I was really looking forward to your tasting. Is there not another way around this?

Well actually there is. Even though Malty has canceled his side of the Christmas tasting I on the other hand am still planning for a Christmas dramming on Dec. 13th with or without MT's blessings (or anybody else for that matter!). Just because one person wants to take his blocks and go home doesn't mean we can't still play!

Cheers!
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby lohssanami » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:28 am

I'm here for the inane chat. I'm not good at notes!!!
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:34 pm

Wave wrote:Just because one person wants to take his blocks and go home doesn't mean we can't still play!


Unless it's my Football.....
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:35 pm

lohssanami wrote:I'm here for the inane chat. I'm not good at notes!!!

We'd noticed that Tim :wink:
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Ras Mazunga » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:06 pm

If MT is really not doing his christmas tasting anymore it can be a nice idea to open a few special bottles and swap samples.
I wouldn't mind buying someting special for such an occasion.

MT, your tasting is not going to continue for sure?
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby lohssanami » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:36 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
lohssanami wrote:I'm here for the inane chat. I'm not good at notes!!!

We'd noticed that Tim :wink:


Good! As long as everyone knows! :P
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:56 pm

Perhaps MT could offer some final clarification on whether this is going ahead or not?
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:50 pm

I'm up for this as well, with (hopefully) or without MT
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:30 am

Good Idea Wave , I'll join you guys , got plenty of Sherried whisky to pick from......
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Dram fine idea » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:56 pm

I'll join in too for a sherried whisky tasting on 13th December. I have full bottles of the following
1. Aberlour 18 yo (43%)
2. Old Pulteney 1990 59.0% (distilled 15/10/1990 bottled 26/05/06)
3. SMWS 2.35 61.0% (distilled Mar 76 bottled Feb 01 - i don't know how it's still unopen)

And a wee spot left of
4. Bowmore 1991 57.7% (Queen of the Moorlands 199 bottles)

Plenty of time to distribute samples. If you're interested in 1 to 3, please send me a PM. (Sorry but there's not enough of number 4 to share around).

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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:16 pm

Not only sherried whiskies qualify for a christmas tasting I hope.
Why not a 25 yo Longmorn or maybe even something japanese?
Something on portwood maybe...
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Re: "Christmas Drams" live tasting with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:16 pm

Hi everyone, I was in the process of making what I considered to be a very nice selection of drams for this tasting, but yes, I have decided not to run this event myself.

Although my idea of Christmas drams is heavily biased in favour of the sherried ones, I felt that it should also include something not so heavy.
I would have started with a couple of lighter and more complex drams, then moved on to the heavier ones.

I do hope you come up with your own excellent suggestions / flights.
Enjoy your tasting.
Enjoy your forum.
Goodbye,
MT


PS, Ganga,
I apologise to you personally as I initially mistook your error as one of intent. That was my mistake and one for which I publicy apologise.

Otherwise, I feel no need to apologise to any other forum member, administrator or WM employee.
One of which I would ask to use a dictionary and make a correct translation of a certain German word.

Kindest regards,
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