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Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:33 pm

I'll work on the Ridgemont Reserve plus I have something else that can be dispersed.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:32 pm

February sounds like a good month for bourbon. :D
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:51 pm

cathach wrote:Whats up with this? When will we start sending out the samples?


26th of January I'll send my samples from London to the European members:
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TreacleSponge
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I have a few things I want to share with you. No need to return anything but I'm looking forward to your GTS Cathach.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:00 am

Do we want to create a poll as to which weekend? I can't wait for this tasting, I have been holding off on finishing a couple of bottles in anticipaton of this tasting.

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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby TreacleSponge » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:34 pm

pkt77242 wrote:I can't wait for this tasting, I have been holding off on finishing a couple of bottles in anticipaton of this tasting.

I should have held off too :oops: Only one shot of GTS left, and no Elijah Craig now. Well, I said I didn't like to wait. But I have enough Eagle Rare 10 and Wild Turkey Rare Breed to send out samples.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Dram fine idea » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:08 pm

Yes, I know it's late, apologies - I would like to join the party. I don't have any bourbon to share around but would be happy to buy a bourbon for sharing or to contribute towards the cost or offer some other whiskies in exchange.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:19 pm

How about the first weekend of March? Yes, I know, I still need to go get the 1792. I will try to get that this weekend.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:49 pm

I have a box going out to Willie for dispersing some samples to others in the UK. Included will be the GTS 2008 and Elijah Craig 12yo. Now I just need to figure out how many samples of each to send him. I'll make sure to include you DFI, it's never too late! :D :D
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Dram fine idea » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:24 pm

Cheers Ryguy
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:39 pm

I am really looking forward to this, have we got a date in mind yet? I would like to be included in the samples of the GTS that you are sending to Willie Ryguy?

Would anyone be interested in samples of Bulliet?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby cathach » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:39 pm

So just to confirm the euro guys won't need any GTS from me?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:31 pm

March 7th it is then, if that's ok with everyone.

I'll be sending samples to Willie of the GTS and EC 12 for everyone below. If I have left anyone out, please speak up, as it was by mistake. Nick (C57) will already have his samples, because they were sent previously.

Willie, LagaDrinker, DFI, TreacleSponge, Ras and cathach (just the EC 12).
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:13 pm

Sounds good team. I have picked up a bottle of the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 133, 45.2%, because it was a good deal and sounded interesting. So I'll be sending folks samples of that and the Blanton's Gold along with Ryan's samples.

PS I just poured myself some of the WR and its worth sending.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:11 pm

Thanks Ryguy, let me know when you get the samples Willie and I'll PM you my address.

I have the Bulliet if anyone wants a sample?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Dram fine idea » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:26 pm

Please go ahead with the tasting on March 7. My brother is visiting that weekend and so, unfortunately, I will not be able to contribute 'live' on the evening. I would still like to take part so if the thread could be opened early/kept open as usual then I will contribute my thoughts on the bourbons. I'll miss the banter but I know the date has to be set for the benefit of the majority. At the moment I don't have any plans for the 28th Feb, 14th March or 28th March. I guess the 'regular' monthly tasting will be on the 21st March.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:41 pm

No problem DFI, we'll make sure the thread is up by Friday, March 6th the latest. Your notes will be most welcome. :D :D
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:21 pm

I will not be able to make the evening of the 7th either, but will be on with my notes early evening on the 8th.

Really looking forward to it. Got my samples from Ras yesterday. A very nice selection!
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:04 am

Ridgemont Reserve 1792 is purchased. Divvying it up now. :D
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:44 pm

Simple reminder that the bourbons are coming up shortly. Unfortunately, Ridgemont intercepted. :cry:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:07 pm

Looking forward to this.

Ryguy are you sending GTS samples to Willie?
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:52 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Ganga wrote:Simple reminder that the bourbons are coming up shortly. Unfortunately, Ridgemont intercepted. :cry:

Intercepted :shock: By Customs?

I was scared to ask. :(
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:38 am

Willie JJ wrote:
Collector57 wrote:
Ganga wrote:Simple reminder that the bourbons are coming up shortly. Unfortunately, Ridgemont intercepted. :cry:

Intercepted :shock: By Customs?

I was scared to ask. :(


I've sent you both a PM.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ras Mazunga » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:19 pm

I want to know too. :cry:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:59 pm

It seems that, due to the zeal of the USPS in upholding the law where whisky posting is concerned, it would not be sensible for Ryguy to send us stuff that way at the moment. Courier alternatives are just too expensive in my opinion so I think the attempt to get us some Stagg and the EC 12 should be abandoned. Thanks for trying guys.

However, I still have Blanton's Gold and Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 133 for those that would like some. Just let me know by pm asap.

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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:23 pm

I will definitely encourage S'tan to post notes on various bourbons he has. He is definitely an asset for bourbons.

I will be passing along some to the Bay Area Boys this weekend. Hopefully Mikey and Lohss will be able to give us some notes too. Looking forward to this tastings. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby TreacleSponge » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:42 pm

I've spoken with Ryguy following his & Ganga's unfortunate experience with posting samples, and as I've got a bottle of Elijah Craig 12 I'll send the samples from here to the Euro folks and hopefully we'll have more luck that way. So PM me if I haven't got your address and you were expecting some EC12 from Ryguy.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:55 pm

Yes, sadly enough, I will not be able to post samples to the Euro folk this time around. Thanks again for your understanding, and many Thanks again to TreacleSponge for sending out some EC12 to everyone on your side of the pond. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I am looking forward to this tasting, I have a few different bourbons now, will at least 1 more bottle coming before the tasting happens.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:21 pm

EC12 samples posted today to everyone who pm'd me about them. If anyone else is joining the tasting on Saturday and needs a sample just let me know by Wednesday, tick tock :)
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ryguy » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:39 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:EC12 samples posted today to everyone who pm'd me about them. If anyone else is joining the tasting on Saturday and needs a sample just let me know by Wednesday, tick tock :)


Cheers TreacleSponge, thanks again! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:56 am

Is everyone ready to try some bourbon whiskey? :D I've encourage S'tan to at least post some of his thoughts this weekend. I'll let Matt know that this is scheduled for this weekend.
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby mikeymad » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:58 am

Willie JJ wrote:It seems that, due to the zeal of the USPS in upholding the law where whisky posting is concerned, it would not be sensible for Ryguy to send us stuff that way at the moment. Courier alternatives are just too expensive in my opinion so I think the attempt to get us some Stagg and the EC 12 should be abandoned. Thanks for trying guys.

However, I still have Blanton's Gold and Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 133 for those that would like some. Just let me know by pm asap.

Cheers



Well if my package gets over to you Willie... you will have a couple more to try...

Cheers,
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:56 am

I am excited for this tasting though I don't know when I will be tasting them as my parents are visiting for at least part of this weeken. I may have to break it up into parts.
The bourbons I have are:

EC 12
EC 18
GTS 07
GTS 08
1792 Ridgemont Reserve
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20yo

I have also considered picking up a few minis as well but we will see.

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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:29 am

Really looking forawrd to this now, although I can't join in until the Sunday. Thanks for the samples Willie, I post yours yesterday :thumbsup:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby Ras Mazunga » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:05 pm

Collector57 wrote:Many thanks to TS for the package today :D


Same here. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Postby cathach » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:36 am

Many thanks to Willie JJ and to Ras Mazunga for their generosity.

Sorry I missed the start of this but a cousin landed in the door from America at the weekend and yadda, yadda..........
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