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Whisky Live London 2008

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:38 pm

Not sure if I will make it yet and if I do it will be later on the Friday so time will be short and I won't want to waste it running backwards and forwards buying vouchers. Maybe they should be sold in convenient books of say ... 100? :D
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby ikendal » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:59 pm

Any news on Master classes (advance notice?) :wink:
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby MrIntrepid » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:36 am

Hi Matt - will the masterclasses still be announced and bookable today?

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby ikendal » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:12 pm

I note on the website it says
Tickets will go on sale from January 18th by visiting http://www.whiskylive.com

it does not say on January 18th !!!

Does that mean they will be available tomorrow or am I being generous?
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby Hendriks » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:32 pm

Hi Guys, :(

This year no Whiskylive for me.
I've been there since day 1 but with these prices, late masterclasses so no cheap flights anymore, New systems, a lot of entertainment i'm not looking for i have to say no.
I hope things will improve .

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby woodhill » Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:05 pm

Why are these events never on a sunday?
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby les taylor » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:28 am

woodhill wrote:Why are these events never on a sunday?



I think sunday is known as recovery day before everyone gets back to work. Sorry J I know its bad timing for you.

:)
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby RufusA » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:28 pm

*bump*

Any news on the Masterclasses yet?

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby ikendal » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:07 pm

I gave them a call today and they should be published sometime this week!
'some time this week' I said,
'Yes' they said
'any idea when' I said
'keep checking they website' they said!!!

I suppose they hope that in the constant checking we will be tempted to click one of the 6 "book your tickets now" buttons :headbang:

I know I seem to moan a lot but I am keen not to miss out as I have done in other years.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby les taylor » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:21 pm

Ikendal, you don't seem to moan about the voucher system.

You do moan about it at every opportunity. :roll:
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby ikendal » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:29 pm

Correction - I do Moan about the voucher system, but not as much as last year :o
Sorry Les, I lead a sad little life.
but I do like the Master classes.

And to be fair (or even unfair) I have not moaned half as much as I could.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby MrIntrepid » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:02 pm

Dear all,

For your info some of the masterclass tickets are now on sale - I booked the Diageo Smoke session, should be fantastic and includes Brora 30 and PE 28 :D Also more importantly it is at the beginning of the day and my tastebuds and brain should still be in good working order to fully appreciate things :dead:

all the best

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby Matt2 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:11 pm

Ok, some of the details have been announced....
http://www.whiskylive.com/england/london-2008/

Hendriks wrote:no cheap flights anymore

You could try Leiden or Belgium this year, bit closer to home for you.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby Steve Rush » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:27 pm

At the moment on the WL London website there is a list of last years exhibitors. Just wondering if this will be updated to show an actual list of who is due to be there exhibitor wise this year?

Many of the usual suspects I'm sure but would be good to know beforehand.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby arkle » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:12 pm

Hi Matt,
I too would like to know who is exhibiting this year, it was quite a surprise that Bruichladdich were not there last year, are they attending this year?
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby RufusA » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:31 pm

arkle wrote:...it was quite a surprise that Bruichladdich were not there last year


AFAICR they weren't there in '06 either. When I last asked them about it they said:

"We decided to cut down on the number of fairs as we find there are now simply too many of them, they are very expensive, and there are not enough of us to go around."

So not sure if their policy will have changed. Would be nice if Buffalo Trace came back, as they were also missed!

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby The Dazzler » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:02 pm

Some more master classes added, an Ardbeg one and Dave Broom with some Japanese stuff, a couple of interesting additions!!!!


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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby les taylor » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:07 pm

Ardbeg tickets are all gone.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby Paul A Jellis » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:13 pm

les taylor wrote:Ardbeg tickets are all gone.


That was very quick, did somebody buy all of them!
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby les taylor » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:24 pm

Paul A Jellis wrote:
les taylor wrote:Ardbeg tickets are all gone.


That was very quick, did somebody buy all of them!



Paul they sold out during yesterday afternoon. I checked in at lunch time and they weren't yet on sale. Still what can you do.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby r900p » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:53 am

Guys,

How much time does one need tp do the rounds, never been before, if i bring the good lady i can't make her put up with the event all day, therefore would an afternoon ticket / half day give one enough time to get around and enjoy it. That would give me the morning to go shopping, just hope i don't end up maxing my credit card before i get there!

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby les taylor » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:33 am

r900p wrote:Guys,

How much time does one need tp do the rounds, never been before, if i bring the good lady i can't make her put up with the event all day, therefore would an afternoon ticket / half day give one enough time to get around and enjoy it. That would give me the morning to go shopping, just hope i don't end up maxing my credit card before i get there!

Rob



Rob if your not doing a Masterclass you probably could get round. It depends on how long you linger at some of the stalls. The day does fly though and before you know it, it's home time. If it's your first time and you don't want to bore Mrs Rob then it's do-able.

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby arkle » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:32 pm

I shall be at Whisky Live and would like to know if I am talking to someone from the forum,how will I know? do you have a secret sign/handshake?? :wink: :lol:
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby les taylor » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:24 pm

arkle wrote:I shall be at Whisky Live and would like to know if I am talking to someone from the forum,how will I know? do you have a secret sign/handshake?? :wink: :lol:



Hi arkle I'll be there on saturday. Forum members all wear a red carnation at these events. Thats how we know each other. If you see me. Come up and say hello. Or if you think I look strange I do understand if you don't. :wink:
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby bamber » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:00 pm

Cannot believe I have to miss it this year. Hopefully will be able to make Glasgow as an alternate ....
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby ikendal » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:13 pm

i'll be there Friday evening.
Never heard to one about the carnation. but I will be there wearing a silly smile and holding a fairly empty glass. I will try and find a carnation.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby arkle » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:18 pm

Hi Les, I dont recall anyone with red carnations in previous years,red faces perhaps. I think I may have met you last year outside with your wife?
Look forward to chatting to some of you there. :)
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby les taylor » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:52 am

arkle wrote:Hi Les, I dont recall anyone with red carnations in previous years,red faces perhaps. I think I may have met you last year outside with your wife?
Look forward to chatting to some of you there. :)




Hi Arkle that wasn't me as Mrs Les didn't go last year, but she will be with me this year. If the red carnation isn't your bag do you have any other suggestion. :)
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby RufusA » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:07 am

Matt,

Any chance of updating the list of Exhibitors, as ATM it looks like there will only be 5 turning up this year. It would be nice to do some planning / reading in advance of the occasion so that I don't make a mistake of drinking Welsh "whisky" again :yuk:

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby RufusA » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:10 am

les taylor wrote:Hi Arkle that wasn't me as Mrs Les didn't go last year, but she will be with me this year. If the red carnation isn't your bag do you have any other suggestion. :)


We need *something* so that forumites can avoid each other when trying to blag free drams from exhibitors away from the gaze of the voucher police!

I might be able to run up a small number of low quality badges using my daughter's "Super Badge It" if a suitable design could be agreed on.

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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:45 am

Suitable design?

Just ask folk to post here if they are going, have forum IDs on the badges and arrange to meet them somewhere early to hand them out. Or leave them with the WL entry / info desk to be collected when requested.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby arkle » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:22 pm

Rufus A, what dooo you mean? The Welsh whisky was wonderful, spicy ,peppery and long.The duffer was the Amrut especially if you made the mistake of adding water. :yuk:
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:29 pm

Penderyn is not bad, it isn't to my personal taste due to the juniper flavours, but it is a good whisky and I know a couple of people who classify this amongst their favourites.

As for Amrut, this is also not so bad. It was highly regarded in my "World" tasting, but again, the aniseed overtones make it not one of my own favourites.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby Paul A Jellis » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:33 pm

I shall be there on Saturday, you will be able to recognise me as I shall be the best looking person there.

Pehaps a table could be reserved for Forum Members, were we could meet during the days.
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Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Postby RufusA » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:20 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:Penderyn is not bad, it isn't to my personal taste due to the juniper flavours, but it is a good whisky and I know a couple of people who classify this amongst their favourites.


Sorry was being a little cheeky. Penderyn is probably quite nice, just not too my taste. It's like art, you can appreciate, understand why people like it, but would prefer to have dead kittens on your walls than some of it.

I think it was 2006 when I tried to get to Compass Box stand, and ended up getting distracted by the Welsh. Took the best part of a packet of oat cakes to reset my palate. Didn't notice the Juniper notes, but there was just something in the long finish that lasted a little too long.

I also have a pathological hatred of any whisky served from triangular shaped bottles.

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