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By @paddockjudge @paddockjudge on 13th Aug 2015, show post

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Nozinan replied


We may need to start a separate thread for the Ontario Summit, but maybe call it something else to avoid confusion. This should be less formal and less grand to avoid taking anything away from the main focus, New Mexico (which I'm afraid I will have to miss).

Perhaps call it: Canadian Caper (or "CC" - or is that taken?)

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SKEPTIC replied


I guess it couldn't be the "Canadian Club" but CC for short sounds reasonable. Sounds like an exciting event I'd enjoy being a part of.

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i would love to see both @Nozinan and @SKEPTIC at an ontario event. would truly be a magical night, no doubt....

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Pudge72 replied

@paddockjudge - always appreciate yours and @Victor's efforts in creating wonderful whisky gatherings. Cheers!

5 years ago 0

paddockjudge replied

The following members have declared for Sept. 23, 24 in Albuquerque, NM:

@Benancio, @newreverie, @Victor, and @paddockjudge.

Flights and accommodations have been booked.

There will be an Ontario Summit in late May near Barrie, ON. The list for Ontario is rounding out nicely.

Interested in either of these gatherings? Don't be shy. Contact me and I'll pass along whatever helpful information I can.

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newreverie replied

Given that the Canada Summit is in May, i suspect we'll run the Texas summit in Sept 2017.

By the way, if any attendees to the NM summit are interested in any Texas market whiskey, let me know and I'll see what I can do to accommodate you.

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Benancio replied

@paddockjudge I'm extremely excited for the 2016 Whiskey Summit. I'm going to put up some of my very best whiskey. I know others plan to bring the rare and finest. September at the hacienda will be perfect for sampling the best whiskey has to offer.

The list is a little small but hope that it will grow.

New Mexico is truly an enchanting place to visit, ask Victor.

Hasta Luego


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paddockjudge replied

First Ontario Summit at Horsehoe Valley in Central Ontario. May 22nd and 23rd 2016.

@Nelom, a reasonable distance from Cobourg.

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Nelom replied

@paddockjudge That is... interesting. I'll have to think on that a little. Mine sending me some information on this event? Or is there a separate thread I've missed?

Unrelated: is there some way to check out be notified if someone @refers to you? I only noticed this because I opened the thread.

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paddockjudge replied

@Nelom somewhere in your profile is a setting for notifications etc.

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paddockjudge replied

Ontario Summit May 2016 Roster:

@ Dramlette, @Victor and siblings,


@Robert99 and Mrs99,


Others have indicated they are likely to attend, but are yet to confirm attendance. (Horseshoe Valley, Oro-Medente...near Barrie, ON).

The next scheduled 2016 Summit is for New Mexico, September 23 and 24 in Albuquerque.

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Astroke replied

@sorren Don't leave out Kentucky, I hear there are some Distilleries located there as well :)

5 years ago 0

Benancio replied

WHISKY SUMMIT 2016 in Albuquerque is 4 months away. Can't wait, it should be a lot of fun.

How is everyone doing?


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newreverie replied

@Benancio Doing very good. I had you in mind while I was watching all the Mexican Flag wavers rioting in your city. I'm sure you are a bit removed from that given your home's location, but I still said a short prayer for you and your family's safety.

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JasonHambrey replied

AS you might expect, I'm also very interested

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paddockjudge replied


Good to know that you are interested in joining us in New Mexico later this year.

Currently we require only one table. It would be nice to add a second.

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newreverie replied

@paddockjudge We'll need a second table just to hold the bottles. My Summit Bottle List: 1. Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon 2. Balcones Blue Corn Bourbon (i'll save the rest of the Balcones line for the Texas Summit) 3. Talisker 175th Anniversary 4. Glenmorangie Astar 5. Amrut Two Continents 6. Gooderham & Worts Naturally Small Batch Lot 4

I suspect my dad will be bringing an equally outrageous selection.

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Nozinan replied

The long-awaited whisky summit appears to be underway (or nearly so). Ladies and Gentlemen, I am there with you in spirit(s).

Enjoy yourselves, taste some great whisk(e)y on my behalf and don't forget to post about it as many of us will be living vicariously through you.

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Robert99 replied

Have fun guys! I would really like it if you were able to post some pictures, one with all the faces and all the bottles would be great.

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Victor replied

The Albuquerque, New Mexico, "Whisky Summit" was held on September 23rd and 24th, 2016.

The event was hosted by Connosr member @Benancio and his wife at their home at the base of the Sandia Mountains. Also in attendance were Connosr members @paddockjudge, @newreverie, and @Victor, the father of @newreverie, and a friend of @newreverie's father. @newreverie's mother was present, but had little to drink for health reasons.

The list of whiskies, tequilas, and mezcals consumed:

1) Ancient Ancient Age Bourbon, 10 years old, 43%

2) Van Winkle 10 yo Bourbon, 2011 release, 53.5%

3) Ben's Blend of 2 parts W.L.Weller 12 yo, 1 part Old Weller Antique 107, and 1 part Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve bourbons, to approximate Van Winkle 10 yo-107. This blend came remarkably close to the taste of the Van Winkle 10 yo, even with Beam juice in it.

4) Old Charter 10 yo Bourbon, 2011 release, 43%

5) Old Forester 75th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition Bourbon, 2008 release, 50%

6) Old Forester Signature, 50%

7) Alberta Premium 25 yo, 40%

8) Alberta Premium 30 yo, 40%

9) @paddockjudge vatting of Alberta Distillers Limited Rye Whisky Products

10) Pikesville Rye, 6 yo, 55%

11) Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof Tennessee Whiskey, 66.7%

12) Elijah Craig 18 yo Single Barrel Bourbon, Old Distillery, 45%

13) Wild Turkey 101 Rye, 50.5%

14) Taos Lightning 5 yo Rye, MGPI, 45%

15) Balcones Midsummer Night's Dram, 49.5%

16) Willett XCF 1.0 Curacao finished 7 yo Rye, 51.7%

17) Redemption Rye, MGPI, 46%

18) Jim Beam Masterpiece Bourbon, 50%

19) Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon, 4 yo, 67.5%

20) Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX, 2009 release, 46%

21) George Dickel 9 yo Single Barrel Tennessee Whisky, 51.5%

22) Glenmorangie Astar, 57.1%

23) Glenmorangie Ealanta, released 2012, 46%

24) Longmorn 15 yo, 45%

25) Balblair 2002, 46%

26) Talisker 175th Anniversary Edition, 45.8%

27) Talisker 57 Degrees North, 57%. This ended the first day's tasting.

28) Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 yo Blended Scotch, released in 1979, 43.4%

29) Bastille 1789 French Blended Whisky, 40%

30) Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal, 46%

31) Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal, finished in William Larue Weller & Pappy Van Winkle Barrels, 46%

32) Iskali Anejo Tequila, 40%

33) Dulce Vida 5 yo Extra-Anejo Tequila, 50%

34) Gooderham & Worts Natural Small Batch, Lot 4, 45%

35) Tomatin 15 yo Tempranillo, 52%

36) Amrut Intermediate Sherry Matured Single Malt, Batch 5, 57%

37) Deanston Virgin Oak Single Malt, NAS, 46.3%

38) Highwood Ninety 20 yo (Corn) Whisky, 45%

39) Corby's Lot 40 100% Rye, 2012 Release, 43%

40) Wiser's Legacy, 2012 release, L12016, 45%

41) @paddockjudge's Wiser's Legacy Home Blending of # 37,38,39; 44%. A very close approximation.

42) Wiser's 18 yo, 2010 release, 40%

43) Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 yo Rye, 47.8%

44) Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 yo Rye, MGPI, 49.5%

45) Amrut Two Continents, 50%

46) Amrut Cask Strength, unpeated, 61.8%

47) Pappy Van Winkle 20 yo, 45.2%

48) Colonel E. H. Taylor Seasoned Wood, 50%

49) Colonel E. H. Taylor Cured Oak, 50%

50) Parker's Heritage Collection 10th Edition, 24 yo Bottled In Bond, 50%

51) Evan Williams Bottled in Bond, 50%

52) Balcones Blue Corn Bourbon, 64.5%

53) George T. Stagg, 2012 Release, 71.4%

Many thanks to our gracious host and hostess who not only provided us the enjoyment of their home, but also cooked excellent dinners for us both nights.

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newreverie replied

One mistake out of 53 bottles. Not bad! Number 15 should read High West Midwinter Night's Dram

That was an amazing weekend with you fellows. Lets do it again next year in Texas!

4 years ago 0

Benancio replied

It was my honor to host the Whiskey Summit. It was incredible! We enjoyed an enormous amount of the finest whiskey I have ever seen. I appreciate every one that attended and the distance that you were willing to travel.

@paddockjudge is bigger than life. @Nozinan is right when he says that paddockjudge’s Legacy will be the Wiser's Legacy Blending exercise. It was amazing. @paddockjudge is a wealth of Canadian whiskey knowledge and an ambassador for Canadian whiskey. Well done sir. Thank you for showing Canada's best. Some day when you retire you really should become an ambassador for one of Canadian whiskey distilleries. You are a Very generous man. I thank you for starting the Summit.

@Victor came a day early and we spent it drinking tequila, mescal, and bourbon while having deep discussions. I really enjoyed that time. @Victor is a long time visitor to New Mexico and it feeling like he should be living here. We have a similar pallets that makes tasting together affable.

@newreverie brought Texas with him and a Texas amount of whiskey. You have that young energy, searching for the finest to add to your collection. It’s already a great collection. Thank you for all you brought. Great guy.

I'd like to thank my beautiful wife who cooked some fantastic meals and is an incredible host. She really enjoys putting on great parties and this was no exception. Great job honey, thank you.

Cheers to all, Ben

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newreverie replied

@victor finally having this sample after all these years. It's lovely.

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BlueNote replied

@newreverie I wish they had kept making that one. My all-time favourite Glenmo.

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Victor replied

@newreverie I am delighted that you enjoyed the Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX. I like it so much I named two of my cars Sonnalta.

Thank you again for introducing me to Talisker 175th Anniversary, your favourite whiski, if I recall correctly. It is certainly one of the greats.

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newreverie replied

@Victor we're only 9 years out from their 150th. I hope Talisker puts out something equally great in 2030.

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