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Speyside Whisky Festival Autumn 2005

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Speyside Whisky Festival Autumn 2005

Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:08 pm

Who's going?

I'll be there.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:04 pm

Quite by accident, I will be arriving in Craigellachie on the 27th, the day after the festival ends. If there are any, uh, hangovers, perhaps we can meet in the Highlander or the Quaich Bar. (Please leave me a little something to drink....)
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:28 pm

Oyh Bruce.

Me and the Mrs will be attending (hopefully not a repeat of the last dregs...)
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Postby ragsrobin » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:40 pm

Eh, no, we'll try to avoid that.

Mind you, right now, if someone's pissed it's 'im... I've been reading over his shoulder correcting his grammar and spelling for the last fifteen minutes (finally managed to get him off the computer).

Me: "Did you intend to put ALL those letters after smash?"

'im: "No."

(I think there was an a and an m in there somewhere)
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:51 pm

So you'll be hoping that I'll be feeling strong at the dregs party then?
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Postby susywong » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:46 am

I'll be there too, but only for the Sunday and monday i'm afraid! I fly back from Stockholm at noon on the sunday, so hopefully should make it to Dufftown in time to kick some ass at the Whisky Game....again!!!!

Holding a Douglas Laing tasting sometime on the monday...fiona did tell me but i was slightly drunk/hungover!! :wink:

See you there!

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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:55 pm

So you should make the dregs party on Monday night then? :wink:
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Postby susywong » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:31 pm

Course i'll make the dregs party Bruce! I only missed it once! :D
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:37 pm

You didn't pace yourself well, over the weekend, last September.

Let's hope Grampa Broon isn't sitting behind me in a tasting session. :x
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:48 pm

SpiritofShetland wrote:Oyh Bruce.

Me and the Mrs will be attending (hopefully not a repeat of the last dregs...)


What events are you on?
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Postby susywong » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:14 pm

I hope you're coming to my tasting Bruce!! :lol:
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:29 pm

A more or less complete program is up on the Dufftown pages.

A couple of odd Talk & tastes this time:
* Whisky and Chees with Mike Lord
* Whisky and Chocolates with Sweden's Paul Martensson
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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:29 pm

No problem, Susan, Stuart and I are booked in for it. 8)

We'll skip Per's last dram. I've been on it six times and the last one didn't tell me anything new.

You can be assured that Stuart and I will not waste any. If we do, then get your bosses to pull that whisky off the shelves immediately! :wink:

See you on Saturday.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:32 pm

SpiritofShetland wrote:A more or less complete program is up on the Dufftown pages.

A couple of odd Talk & tastes this time:
* Whisky and Chees with Mike Lord
* Whisky and Chocolates with Sweden's Paul Martensson


Stuart and I will be on Mike's one.

Will miss Malmo Man's talk ( I assume that's him) as I'm on the seven stills tour.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:25 pm

susywong wrote:Course i'll make the dregs party Bruce! I only missed it once! :D


Unfortunately, your boss decided otherwise. :cry:

The shop was out of Braeval :x so I grabbed Provenance Ardmore.

When my liver has recovered :roll: , I shall get on with the task of drinking it.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:28 pm

SpiritofShetland wrote:A more or less complete program is up on the Dufftown pages.

A couple of odd Talk & tastes this time:
* Whisky and Chees with Mike Lord
* Whisky and Chocolates with Sweden's Paul Martensson


Arve, which of your fellow countrymen said that there was a picture, on the website, of me conked out on the bed?

That would have been quite a feat on my part as I was in Falkirk when the picture was taken and that guy doesn't look like me. He certainly doesn't look capable of giving people a 'lift' home. :wink:
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:17 am

I haven't got a clue who it was, maybe Geir...

Finally got home at around 9pm last night with bags loaded.

Amongst the bottles brought home was one of David Stirk's Imperal 1994, Signatory Clyenlish 1974, a few bottles from a shop best not mentioned, a Brora Rare Malts for a friend who want's it as a birthday prezzie and half a case of Irn-Bru.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:34 pm

SpiritofShetland wrote:I haven't got a clue who it was, maybe Geir...


Yes, it probably was him. I don't think he was too amused by me christening him 'Plastered Man'. :D

SpiritofShetland wrote: half a case of Irn-Bru.


Irn Bru rules! 8)

Grabbed Ardmore and Carme plus An Cnoc from another shop, best not mentioned, a load of gift packs from G&M and some Tomintoul 10 for my mum.

What were your favourites from the weekend, both if money were no object and if it was?
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:09 pm

Money no object: Glenfarclas 1969 Sherry Cask (for Germany) tied with Douglas Laing Platinum Glenrothes.

Money an objecy: Carme and Provenance Braeval
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:59 pm

Didn't taste the Glenfarclas.

I would have had Douglas Laing's Glenrothes from Susan's session equal with Ricky's gorgeous 1977 Old Pulteney from the Scott's selection range. Just a dribble of water and it opens up to a cascade of wonderous sweetness. 8)

Since money is an object, I'd pick the Carme and the Braeval as well.
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:22 pm

The Glenfarclas surfaced on the Glenfarclas Master Class at the distillery, together with the 105, 1994, 1974 and another 1969.

The 105 is also a wonderful dram, can't wait to go flying abroad through Oslo Airport, where it goes for around £22 for a litre.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:06 pm

Let's see if that class comes up again at another festival.

Were you at Allt-a-bhainne as well?
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:58 pm

Yes, it was on the same Minibus Tour.

We were shown around the place (took about five minutes) by Dennis Hendry from Aberlour. Followed by a good measure dram and the news that they might release a distillery bottling next year (probably in the heritage range). A cute little distillery in a very un-distillerylike building.

And when the drams were finished, Hideo took out a bottle of Nikka Cask Strength...
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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:10 am

Are you going to do a report, like you did last year?

I'm going to have a go at writing one.
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:12 pm

We'll see. I have to make one for our Norwegian forum anyway, so perhaps...
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:51 pm

I've finished mine.

Want a sneak peek?
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:51 pm

Love to, still working on mine (doesn't go as fast when you're writing in two languages).
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Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:18 am

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