I have several flights available and this raises various questions:
Should we all sample the same flight, or have various ones?
Would you like one of the 'standard' flights, or should I make one just for this day? (See No. 9)
The flights I have available are currently:
1. Irish (Connemara CS, Redbreast 15y, Greenore 8y, Bushmills 10y)
2. Summer Fruits (Glendronach 12y, Hazelburn 8y, Bruichladdich yellow Sub (14y), Glenlivet 18y)
3. Full bodied (Glenlivet Nadurra CS, Macallan 10 CS, HP18, Aberlour A'Bunadh)
4. Peat & Smoke (Sig. Caol Ila CS, Laphroaig 10, Laga 16, Ardbeg 10)
5. Islands (MMcD Jura, HP12, Talisker 10, Ardbeg 10)
6 Woods (Auchentoshan 3 Wood, Arran Cream Sherry, Glenfarclas QC, Bowmore Dusk, Glenlivet 15y French Oak)
7 Regions (Bladnoch G&M, Benrinnes 15y F&F, Glen Garioch 15y, HP12, Bunny 12y, Ardbeg 10y)
8 Landlord's Choice (An Cnoc 1991, Blair Atholl 12y F&F, Talisker 18y, Ardbeg Almost There, Aberlour A'Bunadh)
I have omitted the previously mentioned 'Special Selection' due to the price. There are wonderful and rare drams, but very expensive.
What I could offer is another selection - Malty's Mania which would comprise a good across the board selection of 8 of my own favourites:
9 Malty's Mania (Redbreast 15y, Royal Brackla 25y, Blair Atholl 12y F&F, Glenlivet Nadurra CS, Macallan 10 CS, Talisker 18y, Ardbeg Almost There, Ardbeg Renaissance)
The prices vary from â‚¬14.50 to â‚¬24 for numbers 1-8.
Number 9 with 8 drams is â‚¬41
These would usually be 2cl drams, but in this case I will be more generous for forum members.
Postage will vary depending upon where you live, but they will be sent Air Mail as 'letter' classification.
I still need to investigate getting a large supply of sample bottles, but this will not increase any costs.
that landlord's Choice is also an excellent selection.
I would be interested to participate in this one. I don't know if the date is possible for me yet, but I will try to check this during next week. I voted for the Landlord's Choice since I haven't had the An Cnoc 1991 and neither the Talisker 18, but I would be happy to go for an other selection as well.
When that is gone, I fear it will be replaced in the bar by a 1993. Also good, but not quite as good as the 1991.
Possibly one of my favourite drams at the moment is the Royal Brackla 25y. It is an IB for Germany and is outstanding. This is the one I bought just on the recommendation of Pit Krause (Malt Maniac) and it doesn't disappoint.
As for the A'bunadh, it is the infamous Batch 20.
yes, of course you may. We will have one thread for that evening and hopefully most will be able to participate live, those who can't may add to it when they are available.
I'll check the exact prices for all countries.
PS. I love your Milford 10.
Something called a 'Maxibrief' which, it seems, must have a minimum size on two sides of 140mm x 90mm (14cm x 9cm) and cannot have total dimensions (length + height + width) exceeding 900mm (90cm), with no single dimension exceeding 600mm (60cm).
I think these specifications should fit the samples, I just need to find the correct padded envelopes or small boxes.
As for weight:
there are specific weight / price ratios.
500g to 1000g â‚¬6 for Europe, â‚¬12 for World-wide
1000g to 2000g â‚¬14 for Europe, â‚¬24 for World-wide.
Depending upon which flight (number of samples) I think we should easily be within the 1kg to 2kg, maybe even the 500g to 1kg.
On Monday / Tuesday I will ask at the Post Office whether I need any special package or markings for 'Maxibrief' or does anything qualify so long as the spec's are met.
I will also try to get a source for sample bottles.
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I quite like the Milford 10 as well, have you tried the Milford 15? i think thats even better for my tastes.
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I went with the summer fruits since my repertoire this summer hasn't been much of that unfortunately, and with sunny days, I usually prefer something in that category. Reading further I realized I don't have all of those whiskies. And just going back and reading a bit deeper yet, (again, sorry Nick!) I realize as planned, Mr Malty Teaser will ship! Hip hip hooray! My problem now is I'm risking my alcohol license for Cafe Herman if I do take shipment unfortunately, I can't afford to do that. So I'm out, really hate to miss this though. For those of you that get to enjoy it, lucky! And enjoy it!
I am quite willing to ship different tastings, or we can decide on the final one.
Shall we finalise on Landlord's Choice, or mix them?
For me, the Landlord's choice looks really good, but I could easily pick out two or so from the other groups that I'd like to try.
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Only thing is, like Lagadrinker, I'm away (working) that night, so wouldnt start 'til 1 AM , by which time I imagine most Europeans will be under the table...or do I underrestimate my esteemed colleagues?
But I see no problem with mixes, either full tasting mixes, or individual drams.
In fact, I may even publish a full list, or main list and let you choose 'extras' individually.
See you on the morn.
So, as a starter, please PM me with your requests.
As for extra samples, this is possible, but I will have to look at weight of packages and will ship in the most cost effective way.
Any of the individually named drams within the flights may be ordered.
As for others, I wil ladd a further list ASAP.
Alloa 40y Single Grain
Hart Brothers, Cask No. 30295, bottle No. 36 of 204, distilled July 1964, bottled Feb. 2005. 42.5% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 17.60
Ardbeg 24y, 1974
Signatory (dumpy bottle), Casks 662 & 1034, bottle No. 50 of 362, distilled 22.3.1974, bottled 6.4.1998, 51.2% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 15.80
Ardbeg "Oogling" Young Uigeadail
Committee bottling from 2006, 59.9% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 14.50
Ardbeg 11y, 1990-2001
Spirit Of Scotland, 46% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 4.80
Ardbeg 10y, 1991
Murray McDavid, Cask MM2114, distilled Feb. 1991, bottled Dec. 2001,
2cl: â‚¬ 4.80
Caol Ila 25y "Natural Cask Strength"
Bottle No. 510, 58.4% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 14.90
Clynelish 32y, 1971
Premier Malts Single Cask, distilled March 1971, bottled Nov 2003,
Cask No. 2704, bottle No. 108, 54.2% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 14.50
Connemara Single Cask
A rare single cask Connemara, Cask No. K92/34 4184, 31 Aug 1992,
Bottled 19 Sept. 2007, bottle No. 052, 50.5%
2cl: â‚¬ 7.90
"Special Edition", bottle No. 2585, 52.5% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 15.40
Dallas Dhu 23y, 1978
G&M "Rare Cask Selection", distilled 21.2.1978, bottled 2.8.2001, cask 344,
Bottle No. 109 of 844, 46& ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 12.20
Highland Park 12y
Adelphi, cask 10463, 60.9% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 6.50
Macallan 18y, 1979
Classic label, dated 18y, 1979-1997, 43% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 16.60
Macallan 17y, Vintage 1985
Speymalt, 1985, believed bottled 2002, 40% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 7.60
Milton Duff Glenlivet Malt Whisky 12y
1980's bottling, no longer available, 43% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 4.90
Rosebank Vintage 1989
Signatory, distilled 20.4.1989, bottled Oct 1997, casks 894 & 896,
Bottle No. 367 of 780, 43% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 9.80
Rosebank 16y, 1990
D. Laing "Old Malt Cask", single cask, distilled June 1990,
bottled Aug 2006, 50% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 11.40
Royal Brackla, 25y
Matured in a Fino Sherry cask, 46%
2cl: â‚¬ 7.40
Old Pulteney 21y, 1983
Limited Edition, 46% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 9.60
Port Ellen 2nd Annual Release
Bottle No. 1141, 59.35% ABV
2cl: â‚¬ 17.50
The prices quoted are my standard bar prices and I know some look quite expensive, but these are expensive bottles and for the most part, very hard to get if not impossible.
As a special offer for forum members, I will ship generous measures at no extra cost, so you will get more than the 2cl. Probably around 3cl.
People are also asking how to pay.
I'll sort this later but the choices will be:
Bank transfer in Euros to my German bank
Paypal - in Euros.
Once I have more details for orders I'll reply individually and also send payment details.
I will also need postage addresses from the participants.
I am of course still taking orders and welcome your requests.
Would anyone else like to join?
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