Ganga:Ganga wrote:Heya Musky. Xmas Tasting, do we want to do a theme or try for a distillery?
9 days and counting maybe we should pursue a free pour style tasting with a theme of "What is your Christmas Whisky?" Then everyone who wants could join in with whatever they have for a celebratory dramming. This could lead to a subsequent themed "What did you Score at Christmas" dramming. Followed by "What are you dramming for New Years eve"?
Di Blasi, you'll be away but mayhaps you could drop in on one of the possible three? Anyone else have comments or ideas to pursue on this thread? Maybe we could do the first theme around Friday 21 or Saturday 22 next week? The second could be "Boxing Day" and the third as New Years falls across the globe.
JDB: You mean Sogn doesn't have even dialup? I'm celebrating Christmas in Longlac (dig out your Canadian Atlas for that one) and even there we'll have internet access.Di Blasi wrote:Sounds great! We'll leave town, and the online world for a small village of 500 people at the mouth of the Sogn Fjord, beautiful and peaceful and quiet, on Friday the 21st, so I'll miss the first 2, but I should be back in time for the 26th, "second day of Christmas," "Boxing", or Wrestling day, or whatever you all call it in your parts. In the US it's called "the second biggest shopping day of the year!!!"
Okay, it looks like a Holiday tasting schedule could be set up like this:
1) Dec 21 @ 1900 UK: "Favorite Christmas Dram"
or Dec 22 @ 1900 UK: "Favorite Christmas Dram"
2) Dec 26 all day: "The Whisk(e)y I scored at Christmas?"
3) Jan 1,2008 @0001 all morning: "My New Years Dram"
I'll try to be at both Dec 21 and 22; Boxing Day may just be a login, quick hello and report then off; finally, New Years eve being whenever I crawl home.
Favourite Christmas Whisky - 21st December - 7:00pm
Gee, I'm having a Singleton of Authroisk right now. that's about as "live" as it gets 'round here! What've you got?
Have you any options you'd like to toss up for a tasting this month? How about Jura or maybe HP? I suspect most of us have a Highland Park or three floating around.
I like Tallie and suspect most of us have some but an Arran tasting may be something to consider as well.
Only if you're wearing that hideous red Chrissie hat again!Willie JJ wrote:Di Blasi wrote:Still no connection at home, but hopefully by the weekend I should be. But was just thinking, how about adding a webcam to our live tastings???? Matt?? Is it possible??
I'll put you off your whisky .
Muskrat Portage wrote:Okay... how about a Talisker tasting?...
I'm a newbie to these live tastings, but would love to participate, and have a few Taliskers (10/DE/18/25) to follow along with.
Arran would be a little more problematic, as the local monopoly doesn't have any in stock.
Friday nights seem to be a good option as spouses seem to make plans for Saturdays.
From previous experience, starting at 7 pm GMT seems to work fairly well, although it puts the East Coasters at 2 pm (1:30 in Nfld) and Central Standard (Winnipeg) at 1 pm. California/ BC is still at 11:00 am but if we (the rest of us) hang around long enough they catch up with a vengeance.
A staggered start of 7 pm GMT and 10 pm GMT might be an option to try as well. This later start would put the West Coast at 2 pm, Winnipeg at 4 pm, the East Coast at 5 pm (Yeah yeah, 4:30 in Nfld) and still allow UK/Europe to play a bit with us in our sandbox.
So, how about Talisker - whatever you own - on Friday January 18 at 7 pm GMT and 10pm GMT? We can start with a basic Tallie 10 yo, that many will have, and then run up through the older age and DE offerings. If you don't have a Tallie, pick another SM and join in the fun, someone will always have a version of what you're enjoying to compare notes with.
In practise what really happens is a few of us come on too early and stay on too late and everyone else weaves in and out as they are able. Matt can set up a thread for us if we ask, once the date and time is firmed up. Sometimes we even get a special guest to answer questions.
Does this date meet most everyone', that wants to participate, agreement?
Oh darn, I was hoping that was your weekend off! Maybe we could set up a little post Robbie Burns night followup on Saturday January 26th? I'm planning on being a bit more careful this year and not get too blootered before the Friday night festivities are done.Mr Fjeld wrote:Sadly, I have to work that weekend but I'll be lurking around and enjoy your tasting notes.
Please PM me and see what we can do.
We all taste whatever we want, revealing all but what exactly we're drinking! This may be fun as we can give each other hints, and see who guesses first? What do you all think? Other suggestions?
1986 Distillers Edition
Smoke and syrup, like being in a Maple sugar shack.|
Sweet sherry then the smoke slams into your tastebuds and overwhelms them so very well.
Smoke and sweet that just redolently roils across the roof of my mouth and settles in for a nice fireside chat.
This is one of the almost drained bottles and still packs a wonderful aroma and flavour.
Deep reddish gold lovely
0 Years Old
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I do: 1986 DE TD-S 5AM
Down at the bottom of the "Post a Reply" screen. Scroll down...Willie JJ wrote:Am I missing something? Where's the tasting note tab?
Okay, there are three "file tabs"
"Options ", "Upload attachment" and "Tasting Note"
Click on Tasting Note and start typing. When you're done click on "Add Tasting Note" at the bottom of the screen and you're pretty much done. I recommend you hit "Preview" before you hit "Submit" just to make sure the note is going to post properly. Sometimes it doesn't quite take and you end up with a bunch of extraneous programming commands that clutter up the note. In that case, I just clean it up first in the "post a reply" window before hitting the submit button.
How's yours? A good midnight dram?
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