ARDBEGGEDDON X (aka A10)
THE ANNUAL CLAN GATHERING OF THE PLOWED SOCIETY
January 15 - 21, 2008
Las Vegas, NV
The Doorman has advised the Ringleaders this year that due to
suspicious activity on "The Internets", that the location of Ardbeggeddon will
only be revealed to participating Ringleaders ahead of time starting in 2009.
I personally think the Doorman is getting lazy and is more interested in
dramming than managing crowd control - and I can't argue with that! We
ended up back at the Villa we held A9 at. Awesome dramming space and very
Ringleader friendly. Bedrooms could be better but most don't notice due to
excessive liver spanking.
Photos of our bags being packed before heading to Las Vegas.
Proud to be PLOWED!
Current Bottle Count for A10
Here's the summary of our favorite distilleries and how many
each have been pre-declared:
PLOWED Bottlings: Bottles of
all five PLOWED releases will be on the table for this milestone
tasting, as follows
Springbank, 32 yo, 1967, 45.8% - Murray McDavid
Ardbeg, The Ardbeggeddon - 29 yo, 1972, 48.4% -
Brora, The Brorageddon - 30 yo, 1972, 50.8% -
Port Ellen, 22 yo, 1982, 61.1% - Douglas Laing
Laphroaig, 18 yo, 1988, 61.9% - Douglas Laing
Ardbeg - 68 bottlings [ ...can you BELIEVE this! ]
Bowmore - 14 bottlings
Brora - 10 bottlings
Bruichladdich - 13 bottlings
Highland Park - 10 bottlings
Laphroaig - 5 bottlings
Port Ellen - 7 bottlings
Springbank - 19 bottlings (count includes Moidart, Longrow, and any other off label springbank
I'm guessing that with undeclared bottles
and unlisted samples I think we had well over 350 malts on
site this year. So many that I think we ONLY killed
maybe 7 - 8 bottles which is a pretty small number for the
Ringleaders and demonstrates the amazing quality of malts we
had to select from.
Bottles killed included (need to dig out my notebook to get
these specs and I'm only transcribing from my feeble memory now...)
Since this is Ardbeggeddon we obviously needed LOTS of Ardbegs!
We ended up with 68 different Ardbeg Bottlings!
Proud to be PLOWED
All but one of the Ringleaders had the opportunity to conduct
the sacred rite of DYA with all Ardbegs
this year and we were only a couple short there!
I'm still REALLY old.
Life is good.
Future link to A10 Malt List
Haggis' Secret Tasting Notes - new feature!
initial material for A10 channeled by your virtual hosts -
Doctor Entropy and Sister Haggis
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