August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

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Which whisky and what date for the August 2008 Live Tasting?

Poll ended at Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:11 am

Bladnoch
8
17%
Mortlach
9
19%
Springbank
6
13%
Friday August 15
7
15%
Saturday August 16
1
2%
Friday August 22
1
2%
Saturday August 23
11
23%
Friday August 29
0
No votes
Saturday August 30
5
10%
 
Total votes: 48

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:12 pm

I chose Mortlach because I've really enjoyed what I've tried from them so far. Plus I have a few samples kicking around that I haven't tried yet. As far as the date, Friday the 15th or Saturday the 16th both work ok with me.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:52 pm

Vote cast

Springbank

Friday the 15th


Finger crossed :thumbsup:

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Dram fine idea » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:00 pm

Bladnoch, 23 August. I agree that a weekend event would be a good idea. For September, the runners up in August plus Rosebank and Scapa.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:30 pm

Mortlach for August 23rd. :D

For September I nominate,
Bunnahabhain

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:07 pm

Don't forget to vote for next month!! Pick 1 Whisky, 1 Date. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:12 pm

looks like the whisky and the date are narrowly between two options.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:44 pm

Ganga wrote:It's a rough and tumble vote this month. :shock: Near dead heat for the whisky and right now a draw on the date. And me only allowed to vote in the case of a draw. :cry:


hehehehe :D :D

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:48 pm

Voted for Bladnoch (no Morty and not that stuck on Springer ) and for the 30th Aug ( away on hols first week-end , 2nd week-end is a bank Holiday here and will be up in Edinburgh anyway.....)

I nominate Bunnahabhain as well for the next one .

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby cathach » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:20 am

I have a bottle of Mortlach 16yo F&F that eeps looking at me funny so I'd like to try it in (at the very least virtual) company. Apart from that if you'll send me samples I'll try anything! Looking forward to my first live tasting.!

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:28 am

Eee it's blummin' close this time! I voted for Bladnoch on Friday 15th, but I'd be equally happy with Mortlach - though I'd need to get hold of one or two first in order to take part. Not overly fussed about Springbank really, but I have a couple of bottles at hand if it came to that.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Sherried Malt » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:19 pm

Ganga wrote:
Get in and vote.


As our friends in Chicago say, "Vote early and often!" :thumbsup:

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:41 pm

1 day 5 hours to vote everyone!!! Vote Now! :iwbrnt:

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:46 pm

Bladnoch , Bladnoch , Bladnoch......

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:57 pm

I really have enjoyed the Bladnoch's I've tried. But since I only have 1 sample of 1 expression, I'd really have to work hard trying to get more before the tasting.

Mortlach and Springbank are both plentiful in my cabinet, with a new bottle of each on their way. :D

I'm happy either way though, they are all good IMO.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:54 pm

just in case Mortlach makes a quick come from behind victory (down by 1), I picked up a bottle today. like I needed a reason... :roll:

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:03 pm

Please convince me to vote.
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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:53 am

Ganga wrote:Tick, tock, tick, tock,
Should we vote for Mortlach?

Tick, tock, tick, tock,
Maybe vote for Bladnoch.

Tick, tock, tick, tock.

I'm torn - can't decide between Mortnoch and Bladlach. . .tough call. . . :oops:


:P

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:55 pm

Vote Mortlach Bill, you know you want to!! :D :D :D :D

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:00 pm

I like Mortlach and voted for it.

But I also like Bladnoch.
MT

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:12 pm

I'd like to nominate Bruichladdich for September.

Only about 7 hours left to vote everyone, there is still time!! :thumbsup:

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:54 am

Mortlach!!!! :D :D :D :D

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:32 am

excellent - just had my first run with Mortlach... will have to get another bottle just to catch up to C57... :D

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby TheTross » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:08 am

Damn. The only weekend I can't make is the weekend you 'orrible lot choose :evil: :P

Ah well, will just have to try Mortlach in me own time.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:25 pm

Ganga wrote:Ok people gather your Mortlachs for August 23. :D


Cool! I think there will be a wide varity of bottles for the tasting since all Mortlach over here (US) are from independent bottlers and only the 16yo F&F as the "OB" on the other side of the big pond (unless someone is lucky enough to have their 32yo OB!).

Cheers!

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Bob O. » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:31 pm

So what would be some good bottlings to look out for? I have never tried Mortlach but have heard very good things. I know Binny's has 10 or so to choose from. Thanks in advance for your insight.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby orangedogofglory » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:37 pm

Bob O - I just recently purchased my first, the 1991 Signatory Vintage 15 YO. I can't compare it to other Mortlach bottles, but by itself it is a great dram. I found this at Total Wine, which I think the closest to you is Roseville, probably a bit long of a hike. :D

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Wave » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 am

Bob O. wrote:So what would be some good bottlings to look out for? I have never tried Mortlach but have heard very good things. I know Binny's has 10 or so to choose from. Thanks in advance for your insight.


One from Binny's that I've been enjoying of late is the Signatory Mortlach 1989 Vintage 17 Year Old Cask Strength for $65 and is one of the tastier Morty's I've had.

Cheers!

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Bob O. » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:34 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. The Signatory from Binnys is one of the ones I had my eye on. I just thought I would seek some input from the knowledgable crowd here.

Unfortunately Roseville is a bit of a jaunt, however my brother lives closer so I have let him know that if he finds himself in the area to pick one up. :D

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:42 pm

Going to have to get myself some Mortlach for the tasting. What would be the best bottle to buy for a beginner?

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:51 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:Going to have to get myself some Mortlach for the tasting. What would be the best bottle to buy for a beginner?


The 16yo Flora & Fauna seems to be a big hit, and it's reasonably priced at Royal Mile Whiskies for £39.95 (Inc VAT).

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby John McGill » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:32 pm

Ganga wrote:This weekend, I will be setting up the September poll. If you have any suggestions for a distillery, get them in.


No need for a poll, lets just go for Bladnoch :wink:

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:36 pm

John McGill wrote:
Ganga wrote:This weekend, I will be setting up the September poll. If you have any suggestions for a distillery, get them in.


No need for a poll, lets just go for Bladnoch :wink:


Sweet John, I'd go for that! I'd love to try more from Bladnoch, but availability here is very limited.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:25 am

I'd like to nominate St. Magdalene / Linlithgow for the September poll.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:43 am

I'd really like to nominate Highland Park.

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Re: August 2008 Live Tasting - Final Poll

Postby Ras Mazunga » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:26 pm

Clynelish. :thumbsup:


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