So bring what Port Ellen you've got, and join in!!
Just a spur of the moment jobi Nick.... Irish was canceled for that weekend so i suppose the lads had to fill it with some thing else .... and why not
I'll just have to start it off a few days ahead of all ya'all.
BTW, how many bottles do you need finish in order to open a new PE?
I have 3 PE's opened at the moment and I might be able to squeeze 1 more onto my open bottle shelves. I have a new sherried PE Sig that I'm dyin' to wrap my gums around!
Ganga wrote:Ryan and I have already swapped some samples around. One of these is PE 7th. Ryan, what were the other two?
Ganga, you should have a Sig 1979 22yo and a OMC 1979 25yo. I'll check to see what I've got left on my PE's. I know I've got about 1/2 bottle left on the Signatory, but I'm afraid the OMC and 7AR are dangerously low. Right about time for a new bottle I'd say.
Collector57 wrote:Ganga wrote:BTW, how many bottles do you need finish in order to open a new PE?
<sigh> Perhaps I should abandon the 100 target and aim to stay below 120?
Then I could open a Sig 1979 24yo and and a McGibbons Provenance 1982 19yo...
Get thee behind me Ganga
I like your thinking Nick, it's that simple, just increase the number!!
I also have a bottle opened of the following, with about 300ml left.
Port Ellen 22yo 1979 ( 43%, Signatory Vintage, 8.28.79/6.25.02, Refill Sherry Butt Cask #5537, 53/768 )
I'm willing to break this down into samples and work something out with people if they'd like to participate, please let me know.
So what bottle we getting and who's interested? My feeling is that 1 bottle between the UK and US folk may be enough, but that really depends on how many people are participating.
Which Bladnoch forum bottling do you have Willie?
Butt # 2036 here
Others that I have (though some are less likely to be opened)
18yr old 1983 Scott's Selection
21yr old 1982 Scott's Selection
21yr old 1979 Scott's Selection
22yr old 1976 Scott's Selection
22yr old 1979 Signatory Vintage (43%)
24yr old 1978 The Whisky Shop 10th Anniversary Bottling CS
25yr old 1982 Signatory Vintage CS (cask # 645)
25yr old 1982 Signatory Vintage CS (cask # 2844)
26yr old 1979 OMC
2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th Annual Releases
18yr old 1983 Scott's Selection
22yr old 1983 OMC
23yr old 1979 Signatory CS Refill Sherry
As for a possible shared sample/swap there's a PE 23yo Signatory Vintage (43%) available at one of my local shops for $130.
Port Ellen 1982/2007 (51.5%, DDC, Cask #1144, 294 bottles, Royal Mile Whiskies 10th Anniversary bottling)
Port Ellen 22yo 1983/2005 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask Advance Sample, DL Ref 2115)
Port Ellen 25yo 1982/2008 (60.4%, D.A. Rattray, Cask #2466, 199 bottles)
Port Ellen 25yo (56.2%, cask #2037, Bladnoch bottling)
Port Ellen 25yo 1979 OMC
Port Ellen 3rd Release
Port Ellen 7th Release
Not all full-size bottles, and some are samples from ryguy and Jimmy321 that I still haven't got round to trying!
I have just enough left for a taste in the two PE's you sent over, so I'll be finishing those off for sure.
As far as anyone extra who wants to participate, I've still got the Sig 22yo bottle at home that I'm willing to break down into samples. Like Ganga, I'd like to get more people involved as well, but I'm really not sure how.
For me it would only make sense, if all particitants had the same line-up. If everybody just drank the PEs he has at hand than we couldn't compare the malts and there wouldn't be much to talk about in my opinion.
I participated in many online-tastings in german whisky forums and there always was someone organized that (bought the bottles , broke them down to samples and send a sample-set to every participant).
I have lots of interesing PEs in my collection and I could make an offer, if you wish.
Willie JJ wrote:Kevin what we were proposing to do was for each person to buy/provide a bottle and split it amongst the crew. If you are posting from Germany that might be a bit on the expensive side, I don't really know though. We would of course send you samples in return. The sample size we were aiming for was 10cl in order to allow for a decent tasting.
Ras I'm assuming you're in :
Just pipe up if you are interested folks.
Maybe we need to be thinking about a bottle line up now?
I could contribute one of the following Port Ellens
(all sherry cask matured it seems):
Art of Whisky Da Capo 1983-2006 132 bt. 56,8%
(a german PE )
DL Provenance 21 y.o. Cask 476 aut.82- sum04 46%
A.D. Rattray 1982-2008 Cask 2466 199 bt. 60,4%
I also have some (even) more expansive bottles. Of course it depends on what the other tasters are willing (or able) to spent.
Leorin wrote:I also have some (even) more expansive bottles. Of course it depends on what the other tasters are willing (or able) to spent.
That's the key thing for me. Some PEs are going for silly prices, so do we set a maximum price on the bottles to be bought, or would members be willing to do what Willie suggested and compensate those members donating samples from expensive bottlings?
Willie JJ wrote:Bladnoch forum #2036 to try to get some commonality with the US if Wave is happy to open his.
No problem, I've read good things about the Blodnoch bottlings of PE. I'm just surprised at myself that I haven't opened it sooner.
Outside of that, I am bottle-less. So I either need to pick one up for trading, or purchase shares of others'. Or trade something unrelated, I suppose.
I like the idea of having a common denominator for us all, when it comes to a bottling. It's nice to be tasting the same thing if at all possible.
But for the most part, the US folk will primarily be tasting in the evening here, and it may be much later than when the UK folk start up. If at all possible I'll be around when it kicks off, but typically I can only stick around for a little while, until later in the evening.
i'm more than willing to send out a sample for those who don't already have one, of the Sig 1979/22yo that I have at home already. I have easily enough for 5 more samples (50ml). Ganga and Mikeymad already have one of these, not sure if anyone else does though. Let me know if you want one and you're willing to participate. That includes Willie, Nick and everyone else from the UK group.
I'm still very much up for this tasting, but a recent reality check on finances has really questioned my rather willy-nilly spending habits of late. With a holiday coming up, potential course fees to pay (thinking of picking my French up again!) and other random things that invariably crop up occasionally in that dreaded thing we call Real Life, I'm having to put an indefinite self-imposed ban on 'non-essential' purchases. Unfortunately I've felt inclined to include whisky, which has taken up a large proportion of my funds for a long time now. It's a good hobby, but can be a bloody expensive one!
This has obviously ruled out buying a Port Ellen specifically for the tasting, for which I sincerely apologise. However, if necessary I'm more than willing to provide samples from the two full-size bottles I already have:
- 25yo 1982/2008, A. D. Rattray, 60.4%, Cask #2466, 199 bottles
- 1982/2007 RMW 10th Anniversary bottling, 51.5%, Cask #1144, 294 bottles
Both have enough in for a couple of 10cl samples. Just let me know if you're interested.
Ras' mail went to my spam folder, so it took me long to recognize it.
If there is anybody who would like to swap a sample with me and who hasn't contacted me so far, please feel free to do so.
Port Ellen then Ardbeg.....it's going to be a nice October!!!!!
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