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Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:11 pm

Ryguy wrote:I'm game for sending packages onward to the UK, I have no problem with it at all. Depending on how many people partaking, I can do it in 1 or 2 packages tops I think.

In the flat rate int'l box, and I can easily fit 14-16 50ml samples in there I'd say. I think it would be easiest for me to ship them to Willie or someone else who'd be willing to split the box up and foward samples to the rest of the group, does that sound ok?

I'm quite happy to redistribute samples. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:18 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
Ryguy wrote:I'm game for sending packages onward to the UK, I have no problem with it at all. Depending on how many people partaking, I can do it in 1 or 2 packages tops I think.

In the flat rate int'l box, and I can easily fit 14-16 50ml samples in there I'd say. I think it would be easiest for me to ship them to Willie or someone else who'd be willing to split the box up and foward samples to the rest of the group, does that sound ok?

I'm quite happy to redistribute samples. :thumbsup:


Ok sounds good Willie. I'll talk with Ganga and we'll work it out. We do need to get more of a list of interested particpants for both US/Can and the UK going.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:25 pm

Ryan, we can discuss tonight. We also need input from the Bay Area participants.

I would also say that the FIVE are merely the ones for the group as a whole. If others would like to have something in addition, please feel free to add thoughts on other Bourbons. :iwbrnt:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:12 pm

Roll call. The question is how many bottles of each do we need for this tasting.

I'd also like to add that this needs to be pushed out into February or March. February 6, 7, 13 or 14. March 6, 7, 13 or 14. Any of these look good? Bad?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:54 pm

Ganga, we can discuss this tomorrow night, and work out more of the details. As far as the date, it's a bit far in advance, but looking at it quickly, Feb 14th is Valentines Day, so that day could possibly cause problems.

Tasting list so far:

Eagle Rare 10yo
Elijah Craig 12yo
George T Stagg (any)
Ridgemont Reserve 1792
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Plus whatever other bourbons you may have. :D
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:05 pm

I'll try to be on early Ryan. I like those 5 as a base for the Bourbons. Right now, I think a bottle of each could be split between the States and Euro.

You are correct about the 14th for some of the folks. Me, We'd be done before I got "the call". :P So let's throw that weekend out. When I posted the dates, I was thinking in terms of keeping the second half of the month open for the monthly tastings. Any other holidays I've missed?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:53 pm

I'm not aware that any of those dates are problematic at the moment, but they seem very far away. (I'm really looking forward to this one.)

Is there any real clarity on the numbers for this tasting? Recent history has shown that folks are inclined to pile in at the last minute.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:19 am

I picked up a Bourb yesterday that could replace one. Our current thoughts have been:

Eagle Rare 10yo
Elijah Craig 12yo
George T Stagg (any)
Ridgemont Reserve 1792
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Potentially the first two weekends in January would be open as well. Third Saturday, I will be in Las Vegas. Yes, consumption of whisky. :D So do either of these work better than say February and March?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:46 pm

Ganga, what are you thinking of as a possible additional/replacement bottle?

January is good for me because (a) I don't like waiting for anything and (b) I think of bourbon as sweet and strong and big flavours, so it would be nice to have the tasting in January when it's so dark and dreary and you want something to help you feel snug and warm.

My open bottles on that list are Eagle Rare 10, EC12, and I've got about 1½ inches of 2007 Stagg left which I'm happy to share. Willie, due to my suffering from acute laziness, is there any chance you would distribute samples if I get some to you?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:22 pm

I'll be purchasing an Elijah Craig 12yo and also a George T Stagg (2008) for distribution. Ganga and I will probably get together on this and forward a package or two of samples to Willie for distrubution, and we'll be dispersing samples here in the US as well.

Now we just need to get people to sign up here, so that we know who's participating in this one. :D :D
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby cathach » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:19 am

Willie JJ wrote:I'm not aware that any of those dates are problematic at the moment, but they seem very far away. (I'm really looking forward to this one.)

Is there any real clarity on the numbers for this tasting? Recent history has shown that folks are inclined to pile in at the last minute.



I'd certainly like to pile in now, however the amount of bourbon I can get in Ireland is very limited. Wild Turkey 101proof is about all I could manage.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:37 pm

Ok it's time to revisit this one, and start planning/purchasing bottles. I have a bottle of the George T Stagg 2008 and also Elijah Craig 12yo for sending samples out.

The entire lineup consists of:

Eagle Rare 10yo
Elijah Craig 12yo
George T Stagg
Ridgemont Reserve 1792
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Plus any other bourbons people may have kicking around. The 5 listed above are intended to be the common bottles.

As far as participants, I'd like to get an updated list going, and also get together to pick a date. I'm thinking early February, possibly Feb 7th if it works for everyone. Suggestions and roll call please. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Currently I have the following people listed as possible participants, if I've missed anyone please do speak up, the more people the merrier.

Willie
Ryan
Ganga
Mikeymad
Lohssanami
TreacleSponge
Collector57
lawschooldrunk
Ras Mazunga
Lagadrinker
Wave
Secesh
Cathach
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:12 pm

I'll work on the Ridgemont Ryan.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby mikeymad » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:28 pm

RSVP....

Might have some stuff to share as well..

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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:51 am

Well, the only bourbon I have on hand would be a run-of-the-mill Jim Beam (don't ask me why) and a Four Roses Single Barrel.  I have a few American whiskeys, like a Hirsch Reserve 20 yo and a Stranahan's Colorado, but that's about it.  I haven't quite officially branched out yet. . .I've looked around Colorado Springs for a GTS but no one has even heard of it  :shock:   let alone have it in stock.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:13 pm

Bill, if you want to take part, even if it's not on the exact day of the tasting, let me know and I'll make sure you at least get some GTS and EC12. :D :D
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby UUNetBill » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:20 am

Ryan, thanks - like with the Irish tasting, I'll know more for sure as the date nears. I'd be happy to swap some GTS and EC for some Four Roses Single and some mystery batches. . .

Will let you know as the calendar counts down - thanks again!

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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:01 am

Defiantely still up for this one, Some samples of GTS and EC would be very welcome.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:01 pm

Updated list of particpants:

US:
Ryan
Ganga
Mikeymad
Lohssanami
lawschooldrunk
Wave
Secesh
UUNetBill

Euro:
Willie
TreacleSponge
Collector57
Ras Mazunga
Lagadrinker
Cathach

If there are anymore people that are interested, please let us know here. I know that this tasting is not until Feb, but in order for the US folk to get packages together to send to Willie (who has very generously volunteered to distribute samples), I want to make sure we have enough time to do so. :D
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:37 pm

Collector57 wrote:Ryan

Let me know the US guys who are contributing samples. I'll want to send something over in return....


No worries Nick, we'll figure something out. I'll be in touch. :D
After all, we may need a favor from you someday! 8)
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby randall fairbrook » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:36 am

hey there..sorry i did not respond sooner, i am down for this!

how can i help?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:16 pm

randall fairbrook wrote:hey there..sorry i did not respond sooner, i am down for this!

how can i help?


Sounds great! Ganga or myself will be in touch! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby sspolv » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:37 am

Hey guys! If possible, I'd like to get in on this. If you'll have me, I'll see about getting a few bottles of Tuthilltown Distillery's Hudson Valley Baby Bourbon. While technically not a "real" bourbon, its a whiskey made by the first distillery in New York since pre-prohibition. Might be an interesting drink.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:55 pm

Still time. :D
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:12 pm

sspolv wrote:Hey guys! If possible, I'd like to get in on this. If you'll have me, I'll see about getting a few bottles of Tuthilltown Distillery's Hudson Valley Baby Bourbon. While technically not a "real" bourbon, its a whiskey made by the first distillery in New York since pre-prohibition. Might be an interesting drink.

That sounds really interesting. Also, as has been mentioned above, the more the merrier. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby randall fairbrook » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:14 am

Ryguy wrote:
randall fairbrook wrote:hey there..sorry i did not respond sooner, i am down for this!

how can i help?


Sounds great! Ganga or myself will be in touch! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



kool...

bourbons i have on hand and can provide samples of:

van winkle family reserve 12yr lot b 90.4 proof

geo t stagg - 144.8 proof - getting low on this one, plan to buy a bottle of the new one next week

buffalo trace barrel no. 51 bottled for hi times - 90 proof

joshua brook 8 yr 90 proof

sazerac rye barrel 212 bottled for hi times - 90 proof (yes, rye)

elijah craig 12

and i may be buying more soon, i live only 15 miles from hi times


just lemme know
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:36 am

I will try to make it but it I don't know for sure. I can probably get my hands on most of the bourbons between my stocks and some friends.

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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:09 pm

Updated list of particpants:

US:
Ryan
Ganga
Mikeymad
Lohssanami
lawschooldrunk
Wave
Secesh
UUNetBill
randall fairbrook
sspolv
pkt77242


Euro:
Willie
TreacleSponge
Collector57
Ras Mazunga
Lagadrinker
Cathach
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby cathach » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:45 pm

This looks to be great and you can leave off the Stagg sample for me as i just got a bottle there. in fact I can send a sample to those in Europe who'd like one.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:53 pm

cathach wrote:This looks to be great and you can leave off the Stagg sample for me as i just got a bottle there. in fact I can send a sample to those in Europe who'd like one.


Thanks cathach, that's very helpful! We'll keep you posted as things go forward. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:22 pm

Ryguy wrote:
cathach wrote:This looks to be great and you can leave off the Stagg sample for me as i just got a bottle there. in fact I can send a sample to those in Europe who'd like one.

Thanks cathach, that's very helpful! We'll keep you posted as things go forward. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Yes that's a nice one Micheál :thumbsup:

I also have a bottle of Blanton's Gold that I can distribute as well as something else the name of which I can't remember (actually I have no idea where it came from :? ).
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby cathach » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:21 am

Whats up with this? When will we start sending out the samples?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:49 am

Good question. Well, have we selected a date yet? I now January seems a bit too busy. Last weekend in February, first weekend in March? Who has gotten what from the list? Looks like about 17 if all will confirm.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:29 am

Let me know when we have a date and I would like to get something to distribute
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:04 pm

From the list below, I have enough GTS at home for the US members, and Cathach has mentioned that he can take care of the Euro group with this bottling. I also have a bottle of EC 12 at home for dispersing. I'm ok with late Feb, as the month looks pretty wide open for me right now.

Eagle Rare 10yo
Elijah Craig 12yo
George T Stagg
Ridgemont Reserve 1792
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
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