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Autumn Speyside festival

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Autumn Speyside festival

Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:51 pm

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Postby Thomas H. » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:42 pm

Hey Bruce. Man, I posted my thread a few minutes after years. I checked to see if anyone started a thread about it, but I guess I missed yours.

In any case, yes I'm going, looking really forward to it too.
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Postby corbuso » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:29 am

I will be there until Sunday Morning.

Looks quite good, but the number of places is quite limited and the program is not yet completely finalised.

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Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:26 pm

What events are you going on?
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:14 pm

So what events are you going on?

I'm on the Benriach/Longmorn tour, the Douglas Laing tasting, the whisky and cheese talk, the supermarket sweep talk, the Tannochbrae restaurant, the woodlands walk on Sunday morning, the Adelphi tasting, the Glenfarclas/Glenallachie tour and the DTC talk before going to the dregs party.
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Postby susywong » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:51 am

Hey,

I'll be going to the call my bluff, the whisky and salmon and will be doing the DLaing tasting.

Unfortunately the festival clashes with the National Ladies Shinty cup Final, which i'm playing in, in Newtonmore, so won't be there on sat.

Sunday i'm going to the Adelphi tasting and the beer party, then heading back to Glasgow on Monday so will miss the dregs (again!) Because i'm off to Sweden on the Wed for the Stockholm beer and Whisky Festival!!


See you there!!
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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:13 pm

Leave your lunch in the slops bucket belonging to Stuart and I. It won't get wet! 8)

Be sure to get that 1993Provenance Blair Atol in your talk. It will be a sure-fire hit.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:29 pm

Who was all there, what events did you go to and what did you bring back?

The 1994 Blair Athol was excellent. Can't remember if it was as good as the 1993 but it was very close.
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Postby Thomas H. » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:38 pm

Hey Bruce.

I was there allright, mostly did distellery tours, with N&T's and masterclasses at some of them. Visited Tamdhu, Glenfiddich, Macallan, Glenfarclas, Glenallachie, Cragganmore, Cardhu, Tomintoul, Aberlour, Glen Grant. I think that was all of them.

Brought a few back, biggest highlight: Aberlour 14 years old Single Sherry Cask, 58%abv. If you love the A'Bunadh, this will blow your mind. :D Another fantastic dram was a Glenfarclas 1994 single sherry cask, cask 2996. We went to buy two bottles, but they only had one left. If we can't find any through some german retailers (it was bottled for Germany), we'll probably split the bottle. :)
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Postby BruceCrichton » Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:33 am

I visited Longmorn and Glenfarclas.

Which one were you?

Are you Dutch?
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Postby Thomas H. » Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:42 am

Yeah, I'm dutch. Ringbeard, darkbrown hair. Were you on the monday morning tour at Glenfarclas?? We visited Glenallachie before Glenfarclas that day.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:38 pm

Yes I was at Glenallachie.

You sat opposite me, I think. Were you sitting beside a Swede called Ulf.

Did he not finish his drams and yourself and a tall man with glasses picked off his stragglers?
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Postby Thomas H. » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:04 pm

BruceCrichton wrote:Yes I was at Glenallachie.

You sat opposite me, I think. Were you sitting beside a Swede called Ulf.

Did he not finish his drams and yourself and a tall man with glasses picked off his stragglers?


hahaha, yeah, Hans had one of his drams, the 15 year old. I didn't drink any of his.

What did you think of the Glenallachie, both the distillery and the whisky?? I thought it was a very nice tour, very well done. The whisky itself was fantastic. Can't remember for the life of me what you look like though.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:40 pm

Glenallachie was great. The whisky and the tour were superb.

My mate grabbed a bottle of Provenance Glenallachie from the Dufftown shop.

I'm about 6 feet tall with a shaved head.

Have a sample of my handiwork:

http://www.dufftown.co.uk/spirit_of_spe ... report.htm
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Postby Thomas H. » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:24 am

Hey Bruce, now I remember you!!

I wish I had taken a bottle of the 16 year old Glenallachie with me, but I just couldn't pack anything more without risking damage. Real pity....
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:11 pm

I'm writing a report.

Will let you know when it's published.
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Postby Thomas H. » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:11 pm

Still working on getting my report digitelised. Meaning, I gotta type it out. :)

But it'll be in Dutch, not sure if I'm gonna translate it all.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:58 pm

I'll use babelfish to translate.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:42 pm

Here is my handiwork, typos and all.

http://www.dufftown.co.uk/autumn_speysi ... n_2006.htm

What were the best drams you had, all those who attended, and who post here?
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Postby Thomas H. » Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:56 pm

Hey Bruce, just had a quick peek, will read it fully later on. Looks like a good report.

One question, I believe that's me in the picture at Glenallachie. Could you perhaps send me that picture in a larger format? If you happen to have more pictures where I, or my travel companion would be on, I'd love to have those too. You can PM me for my mailadres. I'd really appreciate it.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:32 am

None of the pictures are mine.

I haven't got mine developed yet.
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Postby Thomas H. » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:24 am

Oh, ok. Could you tell me who made that picture then? I'd be very interested in getting a copy.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:07 pm

Check your messages
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