2009 Monthly Distilleries

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Dram fine idea » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:38 pm

Here's my 11 (feels like I'm picking a football (soccer) team)

Arran, Balblair, Balvenie, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Clynelish, Glenmorangie, Longmorn, Scapa (who is surprised at that??), Tomintoul and Tullibardine.

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby TreacleSponge » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:40 pm

We did Balvenie in March. I don't mind doing it again but if you're trying to exclude whiskies done this year...

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:00 pm

Well spotted TS, I'm quite happy to substitute (another football (soccer) reference) Glen Moray (good team player) and take Balvenie off the pitch for not following tactical instructions from the management team

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Ryguy » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:49 pm

My 11 choices are the following:

Ardmore
Auchentoshan
Aultmore
Benriach
Bowmore
Bruichladdich
Bunnahabhain
Dalmore
Glenfarclas
Glen Grant
Scapa

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby LagaDrinker » Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:19 pm

My 11 are: -

1. Auchentoshan
2. Benriach
3. Bowmore
4. Bruichladdich
5. Bunnahabhain
6. Dalwinnie
7. Glenfarclas
8. Jura
9. Ledaig
10. Oban
11. Pulteney

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Wave » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:12 am

My 11,

Benromach
Bruichladdich
Bunnahabhain
Dailuaine
Glen Elgin
Glen Grant
Glen Scotia
Glenrothes
Longmorn
Strathisla
Tomintoul

Cheers!
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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:22 pm

Hmmm.....pick 11 , these are the one's i have a few of each .....
1. Bunnahabhain
2. Bruichladdich
3. Glenmorangie
4. Glenfarclas



These are the one's i have one or none of but would maybe purchase some of.....
5. Glen Moray
6. Clynelish
7. Craigellachie
8. Glen Scotia
9. Glen Ord
10. Longmorn
11. Bowmore
(at a push....)

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:16 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Hmmm.....pick 11

...and that's as far as I get before I implode under the pressure of being offered too many choices :headbang:

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:35 am

TreacleSponge wrote:
Spirit of Islay wrote:Hmmm.....pick 11

...and that's as far as I get before I implode under the pressure of being offered too many choices :headbang:


Actually TS i was struggling to get 11 , first off one of the ones i have a lot of bottles of was removed off the list due to it being closed ( Brora) .
I was trying to pick the ones i like a lot and have a few bottles of (first 4 in the list) , at the end i reluctantly put Bowmore on , i have a few bottles of Bowmore , but i have went off the distillery a lot since i first went over to Islay . It was my Favourite Islay at one time but something happened either to the Spirit or my taste buds around 1999/2000 .

I think after this years distilleries you will be struggling to get another 11 from the list that people will have or will be willing to splash out good money on IMO . By then it might be time to return to pastures old......

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Dram fine idea » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:27 am

Hmmm time for a group hug? Let's all chill out. If it helps, release all that nervous energy by going to a Bad Manners gig - I can not recommend it highly enough (reference the Bar section)! By heck that was a good gig! Trust yourself, and everything will be cool. Time to follow your instincts? What's life without an occasional surprise? All the best :-D

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby TreacleSponge » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:58 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:I think after this years distilleries you will be struggling to get another 11 from the list that people will have or will be willing to splash out good money on IMO . By then it might be time to return to pastures old......

Matt posted elsewhere about the possibility of having 4 tastings a month: distillery, region, bottler, and a fourth which is whatever theme/distillery we decide to put forward. I guess that way there will be the drams everyone wants to taste in one or another of the tastings.

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:14 pm

Oops, sorry Ganga, I haven't been around for a week or so. Will get right on to it!

Auchentoshan
Balblair
BenRiach
Glenfarclas
Glengoyne
Glenmorangie
Glenrothes
Tomintoul

That's my lot, I'll go with whatever for the rest, I don't mind what gets chosen really.

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:36 pm

Go on TS only 3 more to go you can do it :wink:

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:08 pm

Whats with not choosing 11?

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:30 am

I know I'm late on this, but I hope it's not too late to get my votes in.

1. Ben Nevis
2. Benriach
3. Bowmore
4. Bunnahabhain
5. Clynelish
6. Glenfarclas
7. Glen Grant
8. Glen Scotia
9. Linkwood
10. Longmorn
11. Strathisla

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:34 pm

I know I'm late on this, but I hope it's not too late to get my votes in.

1. Ben Nevis
2. Benriach
3. Bowmore
4. Bunnahabhain
5. Aultmore
6. Glenfarclas
7. Glen Grant
8. Glen Scotia
9. Miltonduff
10. Longmorn
11. Strathisla

:)

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:46 pm

Collector57 wrote:Go through to Jan 2010 would be the easy way.
Should they be mixed up (i.e. don't leave number 10 for November etc) so that we don't just tail off at the end of the year?


I agree, run 12, taking us through Jan 2010. I would suggest going in order of 12, 1, 11, 2, 10, 3......etc....to keep interest.

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:08 pm

Looks a really good list for the next 12 months. Thanks Ganga. I think the Jan 2010 run is a good idea.

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:31 am

Do we have a date for the February one yet? Not the 27th and 28th I hope as I it will coincide with Whisky Live

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Dram fine idea » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:18 pm

No objection from me, Ganga. As Willie says above, it makes it easier to plan and it is good to know when you're going to be having a dram (or many) :D

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Ryguy » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:32 pm

I agree, the third full weekend of the month works for me. It's easier to plan ahead if it's the same weekend each month. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby LagaDrinker » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:42 pm

Looking forward to these, At least I have some Glenmo!

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Dram fine idea » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:22 pm

That's not a bad idea, Ganga. I wouldn't recommend sending samples out for the latter distilleries as it could be hilarious/frustrating trying to find them come the end of the year. Perhaps two or three months in advance would suffice.

For the Glenmorangie tasting, if you're interested Oddbins are selling a tasting pack for £24.99 - (4 * 10cl of the Original (10 year old), Sherry Wood (Lasanta), Port Wood (Quinta Ruban) and Wine (Nectar D'Or).

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Ryguy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:49 pm

It is a good idea Ganga, especially for those who don't regularly swap samples throughout the year. It definitely helps to plan ahead and make it easier to obtain samples for future tastings.

BTW, I have a nice Glenmo for you, will be sending soon. :D

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:21 am

$50.95 at the LCBO
(GLENMORANGIE FOUR EXPRESSIONS SET) (4X100ML), LCBO Item # 84780

..for those of us living in the colonies. I picked up one at Whisky Live Toronto last fall.

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Dram fine idea » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:18 pm

I also meant to say that Morrisons are selling a 70cl bottle of the Glenmorangie Original (10 yo) for £16.99 - expires this weekend though. Oh and Talisker 10yo is down to £23.99. Hope that's enough temptation.

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Lucas » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:45 pm

See, maybe I would go for the 100ml bottles of four expressions, it's fair deal, but I don't really like Lasanta:/

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:24 am

I'll be there, I've got some original and port wood finish for the occassion :thumbsup:

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Giovinetti » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:23 pm

I would like to join in this weekend, but need to ask if there is one Glenmorangie you could recommend that will give me a fair sense of the new things they are doing there?

A little background: I haven't tried any of the "new design" bottles. I stopped buying Glenmo because I didn't like their whisky (10yo, Madeira, or 18, while the Portwood was just OK). Not wanting to write any distillery off, I am thinking this might be the occasion to give them another try. Hence my question.

P.S. I don't think the mini (100ml) is available around here, but if it is I would probably buy that first.

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:17 am

Why would you swap them Ganga?

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Ryguy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:57 pm

Collector57 wrote:Friday is our regular night out so I won't make Friday tastings.
If they continue to Saturday night, that'll be a different matter...


I'm pretty sure these will all be weekend tastings Nick, where some folks take part Friday, Saturday & Sunday. It makes it easier for more people to get involved that way too. :D :D

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Ryguy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:02 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:Why would you swap them Ganga?


I too am confused, Ganga please explain. :D

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:18 pm

Ganga wrote:At least one person interested in the Clynelish tasting will be occupied with Feis Ile that weekend in May. He didn't mind missing the Auchentoshan tasting so I suggested a switch if the group agreed that was ok. It doesn't matter to me one way or the other.

If swapping distilleries is objectionable, would it be better to move the tasting forward or back one week? Aren't there a few festivals that occur in May? Feis Ile is one.


I don't mind swapping at all I just wondered what the reason for the swap was. Its fine by me :thumbsup:

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby Ryguy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:04 pm

I say we make the swap then, no problem at all! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

New order is as follows, starting with Glenfarclas in March:

Glenfarclas
Bunnahabhain
Auchentoshan
Clynelish
Benriach
Bowmore
Glen Grant
Dalmore
Bruichladdich
Longmorn
Pulteney

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Re: 2009 Monthly Distilleries

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:52 am

I've lost the plot with the monthly tastings :o I only bumped into the last one by accident. Would it be possible to sticky a list of dates & distilleries at the top of the live tastings board, for those of us with very small memories and the inability to scroll through threads to find when tastings are? Please? :angel:


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