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Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby woodhill » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:12 pm

On the prompting of Mattbuty's kind invite to all northern members of this forum to his upcoming birthday bonanza :lol: ......*

Is there any interest in regional whisky meets?????

informal get togethers in whisky pubs etc......?




* see recent posts in "show off your inventory" for more details.
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby mattbuty » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:19 pm

...erm.....Thanks for that Woodhill. Bring a bottle though eh?

It would be good to know who would be up for informal tastings in Manchester/Cheshire/Lancs etc etc

I would like to see if we cant get a night in January to taste the whisky and rate the pubs. I know of a few good whisky bars, please feel free to suggest your own...
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby woodhill » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:26 pm

mattbuty wrote:...erm.....Thanks for that Woodhill. Bring a bottle though eh?



Never go anywhere without one (or two) :wink:
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby MrIntrepid » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:33 pm

Great post guys 8) , I would also be up for meeting up with fellow members for tasting evenings etc. Although the north east is a bit far for me. I posted a similar topic earlier today about listing local tasting evenings people are going to.
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby mattbuty » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:40 pm

doubt that they would let you through passport control anyway... :lol: Not without a flat cap and some whippets...
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby woodhill » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:39 pm

we are not doing very well are we? :(
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby mattbuty » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:48 am

Their loss, I have been sounding a few colleages out about a potential future tasting tonight. Seems there is a possibility this COULD happen...
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:44 am

Mattbutty:
Look, the easiest way to set it up IS to set a date and show up at the specified location. From the initial stages that we followed in setting up the first online tasting here, I speak from experience. PM any interested parties you've had contact with to mull out the specifics. Then, set a date, time and location, post it on the Forums and send confirmation PMs.

Take the bull by the horns and take the risk of nobody showing up. At the worst, you get to dram alone in a pub you've picked out. At best, you get to put real faces to virtual names.

We used to have sponsored tastings here that fell by the wayside due to lack of organisational dedication. After a couple of years, I finally started up a Tasting group in my home with a few friends, who each brought one guest. There are now 15 members and another half dozen who would kill for a seat and unhappily have to wait for an opening. I also prepare a detailed handout for each attendee.
Wish I lived closer...

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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby mattbuty » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:05 pm

Thanks Musky, I will bear all this useful information in mind. I am glad to hear your group is a success. The idea of it definately appeals to me. I think I'll get Christmas out of the wat and then set something up in earnest...
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:00 am

mattbuty:
I will gladly provide you with copies of the package that I've adapted/developed for our group, if it will help. PM me after the Festive Season and we can chat.

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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:37 pm

After seeing this topic since it was posted, I have only just realised what the title is :shock:

Is this a reflection of how you must enter, or how you leave the event? :lol:
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby les taylor » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:36 pm

MT thats weird because until you pointed that out. I've read it as Manchester BarleyLive 2007. Glad I'm not the only one.

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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby woodhill » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:54 pm

Sorry for confusing you. :wink:

Tha thread title is suggestive of a smaller not so Live whisky party than the Whisky Live run by WM which is countrywide rather than area specific.

I hope that makes sense. It made more sense in my head as I wrote the original thread :oops:
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:11 pm

Y'know what? I caught it right away and chuckled away to myself as I hummed the BeeGees "Staying Alive" version we used to sing at Uni:
Musky Singing wrote:"A ha ha ha, Barely Alive, Barely Alive,..."

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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:27 am

No confusion Woodhill, I think your title is wonderful. But until yesterday I never noticed "barely" and also read it as Barley.

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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby les taylor » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:42 am

When you get to our age it's all a bit confusing. Time to take my tablets.

:)
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby woodhill » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:37 pm

les taylor wrote:When you get to our age it's all a bit confusing. Time to take my tablets.

:)


Sorry Gramps :)
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby woodhill » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:42 am

Manchester BarelyLive 2008 Anyone?
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby mattbuty » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:28 pm

Yes lets make it happen...

Lets see who's in, and decide on a venue from there...

1) Mattbutty. I'm in and I live in crewe, but can travel..
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby woodhill » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:43 pm

1) Mattbutty. I'm in and I live in crewe, but can travel...
2) Woodhill. I'm Available most evenings!
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby woodhill » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:14 am

Looks like it's just the two of us!
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby martinh » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:53 am

I'm a bit late to the party, but I would be interested as well!
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby ClubSmed » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:54 pm

I would certainly be up for this also, and have at least one other person I could bring along.

Any suggestions as to a date and venue?
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:39 pm

Speaking of Mattbuty, has anyone heard from him recently? He seems to have disappeared.
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby ClubSmed » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:29 pm

If everyone can get to Manchester City Centre I hear that the Britons Protection has a large selection of Whisky (over 250?).
Any other suggestions?
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Re: Manchester BarelyLive 2007

Postby ClubSmed » Tue May 13, 2008 5:26 pm

Has the appetite for this gone then?
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