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Expo 2013: Vintage Scotch

mertesnmertesn I am Bobby MillerYukon, OK Icrontian
edited Jun 2013 in Community
Gentlemen (and any interested ladies),

Two years ago @pragtastic proposed an event with the stated goal of locating, obtaining, and consuming a single malt Scotch older than any of the participants. To the best of my recollection we accomplished this goal (I don't remember whether @Ryder was a part of this group).

I propose another undertaking, but there is a complication: as with the last time, unless Ryder participates, I would likely be the oldest in this group. As I am 36, this eliminates the 35-year bottles. Fear not though; I have located (for the proposed Expo event) a 1965 vintage bottled in 2005. As I recall, the cost to participate last time was $50 per person (six people split the $300 cost). This bottle will be somewhat more expensive (around $500 after shipping).

The last event's bottle provided enough for two sessions for six people (we decided as a group to do two sessions because of the high alcohol content and wanting to savor it rather than get plastered). Cost and amount per person is entirely dependent on participation:
- the absolute maximum attendance* is twelve which gives about 2oz each for about $42
- eight people comes out to 3oz each for about $62
- six people comes out to 4oz each for about $83, possibly becoming another two session event.

*Of course if there's an overwhelming response (or a large enough number of people that want a larger quantity) I could always order a second bottle. For that to happen though, I'd likely have to require prepayment. One bottle I can handle without a problem. Two might be a bit of a stretch.

cc: @pragtastic, @UPSLynx, @BobbyDigi, @Ryder, @Lincoln, @Tushon, @primesuspect

UPDATE (15 May)
According to the official Expo schedule, the event will be held at midnight on Friday night (ok, really 12:00am Saturday) right before the official Werewolf game. I'm opening up the second "regular" 40-year bottle to additional participation. The cost will be the same $42 for approximately 2oz.

Everyone, please make sure to pay before the event.

Vintage Participants:
1. @mertesn
2. @Ryder
3. @Tushon
4. @UPSLynx
5. @Cannonfodder
6. @malia
7. @TiberiusLazarus
8. @BobbyDigi
9. @UPSKingpin
10. @midga
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Second bottle list
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Edit: Updated cost split to correct for my bad math.
Edit 2: A poll has been started here
Edit 3: More details, now with 100% more bottles
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Comments

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    IN
  • BasilBasil Nubcaek England Icrontian
    image
    PirateNinjaUPSLynxBobbyDigiBuddyJ
  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian
    I'm in if I can make it.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    all of my in.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited Feb 2013
    image
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep Icrontian
    IN IN IN
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    This is enough to guarantee the event will happen. I have placed the order.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    My source just called. This was the last bottle they have. If participation (or a later vote) dictates two bottles, I'll see if they can get another. If not, there are other possibilities.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Tushon said:

    image

    Flint.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    I'm in, as long as I have stable income by then. Trying to be careful with monies until I know for sure where life takes me after CoH2
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    I was the oldest for that EPIC... 1974.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    QCH said:

    I was the oldest for that EPIC... 1974.

    Yes, but the qualification was oldest in the participating group.
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    I took a sip. :D
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    QCH said:

    I took a sip. :D

    Stole*




    *so that our tasting rules stood unmolested
  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian
    I enjoyed the last one. In.
    UPSLynx
  • lmorchardlmorchard {web,mad,computer} scientist Detroit, MI Icrontian
    I am interested in your scotch and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
  • maliamalia Sconnie Nation Icrontian
    Scotch? yes please. If I am there that day.... I promise I am not older than the current bottle.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited Feb 2013
    malia said:

    Scotch? yes please. If I am there that day.... I promise I am not older than the current bottle.

    @Ryder is in...he's about 53, so I wouldn't be too worried. I'll have @Canti make him a fake ID.
    primesuspectUPSLynx
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    A barrel sealed in 1965 and bottled in 2005 is a 40-year. Ryder can't play :)
    mertesn
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    Fine, you can't have my money :-P
    UPSHitman
  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    In!
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    F-it, If there is room for #12 still, In

    -Digi
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    BobbyDigi said:

    F-it, If there is room for #12 still, In

    -Digi

    There is. You are.
  • maliamalia Sconnie Nation Icrontian
    @mertesn That looks so pretty
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    That's got some color to it. Very nice. I'm going to bet on it being pretty heavy on the palate with that much barrel in it.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    Oh Yummy, I'm excited already.

    Out of curiosity, did anyone keep the bottle from last years Scotch?

    -Digi
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