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What do you call a vertical?

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What do you call a vertical?

Postby Pipe and dram » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:55 pm

I am doing a nosing of three whiskies - 12, 15 and 18 year old. I usually call this a vertical or ladder - what do you call it?

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:01 pm

That's what I call it also or sometimes it's refered to as a 'flight' but I have no idea why. I'm sure a wordsmith like Tattie Heid will be able to tell us.
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Postby kallaskander » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:03 pm

Hi there,

I take it nose/you taste different aged bottlings of the same malt. That you call a vertical tasting. Just asking, because I am not sure what you would call a tasting of different aged bottlings of different whiskies?

Any idea anyone? Ah, there is no such thing...?

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:11 pm

Everyone seems to refer to a tasting of the same distillery as a "vertical tasting" but i've never heard a tasting of different distilleries referred to as anything .

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Postby Pipe and dram » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:03 pm

Sorry, I meant three whiskies from the same distillery - three different age expresssions of the same whisky
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:25 pm

Pipe and dram wrote:Sorry, I meant three whiskies from the same distillery - three different age expresssions of the same whisky

Definitely a Vertical Chris !
Are you at the Feis Ile this year piping again ?

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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:46 pm

A series of bottlings from the same distillery is called a vertical tasting when I go to Dufftown.

Are you going back there sometime soon, Chris?
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:53 pm

.....Of course if there are several (usually a large amount ) from the same distillery it can also be known as a "Vertical to Horizontal" tasting...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:



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Postby Pipe and dram » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:58 pm

Hi Bruce and Spirit:

Unfortunately no Feis Ile for us this year but I am going to get to the last day of the spring speyside festival in time for the dregs party!! WE are staying on for a week or two and looking around for a place to move to. Any ideas?
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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:39 pm

Pipe and dram wrote:Unfortunately no Feis Ile for us this year but I am going to get to the last day of the spring speyside festival in time for the dregs party!!


I'll be at the Dregs party.

WIll you make it for Whisky and chocolate at 5pm? I missed that last time but it was well received.
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Postby Danny » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:43 am

[quote="Spirit of Islay"].....Of course if there are several (usually a large amount ) from the same distillery it can also be known as a "Vertical to Horizontal" tasting...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:



Gordon[/quote]

Hmmmm! That sounds like my kind of tasting event!
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:22 am

:roll: That was tasting event not wasting event. :lol:
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Postby Scotchio » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:52 am

Any line perpendicular to a horizontal.Dont know about anyone else but the phrase'Tonight I'm doing a vertical' brings out the inverted snob in me. This is not the place to be bragging about the neferious events that take place behind the curtains. Keep your private lives private!
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