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Who Have You Met From The Forum?

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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby lohssanami » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:04 pm

I met Mikeymad at the St. George Distillery in January, and I met Randall Fairbrooks in February shopping at Beltramos.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Ryguy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:14 pm

I haven't met anyone from the forum yet. But I hope to at this years
SMWS 15th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza, in Boston.
It's supposed to be in October, but the date hasn't been announced yet.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:45 pm

Well let's see, I've met S'tan D'mon and SKU who live in the greater LA area. I may have met others who have joined but didn't realize they were members here. Also, MikeyMad and I have been friends for many, many years. It's kind of like that old pair of comfortable shoes that no matter what you go through, they'll never be thrown away.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:14 pm

I've met woodhill a few times over the phone when he called recently for us to discuss the bottling of a cask. Nice to chat, hope to meet one day in person for some good whisky.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby randall fairbrook » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:47 am

have met lohssanami at beltramos and that is it thus far, great guy...i do look forward to meeting more folk at the wow in sf
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby tylergallant7 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:58 am

I unfortunatly have met no one so far but wish i had the pleasure of actually enjoying a glass of whiskey with someone who appreciates some whiskey on the rocks.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:46 am

tylergallant7 wrote:I unfortunatly have met no one so far but wish i had the pleasure of actually enjoying a glass of whiskey with someone who appreciates some whiskey on the rocks.



Unfortunately tylergallant7 some just might not appreciate their whisky on the rocks. :)
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby woodhill » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:51 am

Di Blasi wrote:I've met woodhill a few times over the phone when he called recently for us to discuss the bottling of a cask. Nice to chat, hope to meet one day in person for some good whisky.


Likewise Jonathan.

I've also met Les Taylor, The Tross and Ikendal but all on the phone.

Hopefully we can all meet up sometime for a drink or three!

:iwbrnt:
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:55 am

woodhill wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:I've met woodhill a few times over the phone when he called recently for us to discuss the bottling of a cask. Nice to chat, hope to meet one day in person for some good whisky.


Likewise Jonathan.

I've also met Les Taylor, The Tross and Ikendal but all on the phone.

Hopefully we can all meet up sometime for a drink or three!

:iwbrnt:



J one day it will happen. This time last year I hadn't met anyone. It must be pushing double figures now. And It's been a delight to meet up with everyone. :)
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby hook55 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:54 pm

tylergallant7 wrote:I unfortunatly have met no one so far but wish i had the pleasure of actually enjoying a glass of whiskey with someone who appreciates some whiskey on the rocks.

Whisky on the rocks :shock: Why would you pay top dollar for your great Malt? :? then ruin it with ICE :roll:

NO Thanks.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby RufusA » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:18 pm

hook55 wrote:Whisky on the rocks :shock: Why would you pay top dollar for your great Malt? :? then ruin it with ICE :roll:


Up until last week I would have thought the same.

Yet speaking to Compass Box at WL they sort of turned my head a little, and lead me to understand that the "no ice", "no mixers" rule is in fact just snobbery.

Rather than thinking "why ruin a great whisky with ice", instead think "if you want a cold refreshing drink, why should it not have a whisky you enjoy as a major component".

Sure I won't be adding ice to my favourite malts any time soon, but if I want a long cool summer drink, I'll consider reaching for the malt bottle instead of a Gin one!

I might even try a Talisker Sour!

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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:50 pm

RufusA wrote:Up until last week I would have thought the same.

Yet speaking to Compass Box at WL they sort of turned my head a little, and lead me to understand that the "no ice", "no mixers" rule is in fact just snobbery.

Rather than thinking "why ruin a great whisky with ice", instead think "if you want a cold refreshing drink, why should it not have a whisky you enjoy as a major component".

Sure I won't be adding ice to my favourite malts any time soon, but if I want a long cool summer drink, I'll consider reaching for the malt bottle instead of a Gin one!

I might even try a Talisker Sour!

Rufus.


I've done my experimenting with ice and water. Ran the same whisky heads up: straight, water and ice. Adding water changed the experience but really wasn't a negative (exceptions to some here) but adding ice closed up the whisky and brought in an astringency. Once the ice had fully melted, it was just as if I had added water - funny how that works.

As for adding other stuff, why waste a high quality single malt when you can use a blend or an inexpensive single malt (especially one that you have had a hard time enjoying)?
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby woodhill » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:59 pm

woodhill wrote:I've also met Les Taylor, The Tross and Ikendal but all on the phone.

Hopefully we can all meet up sometime for a drink or three!

:iwbrnt:


And now also Willie JJ and TreacleSponge on the phone :thumbsup:
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby mikeymad » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:06 am

ganga and lohssanami.

Ask my again after the WOW08 Show this month....

Cheers,
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby mikeymad » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:08 am

Oh, I could not edit, there is also Peergynt.

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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:30 pm

I'm just tying to recap here,
so far I have met:

lbacha (Len from USA)
Crieftan
BruceCrichton (I think it was Bruce at WL Glasgow, 2006)
Nick
TheLaddie
PeatChaser (now a regular at The Arc)
PlamenPetroff

I also met Matt, Damien and the WM team at WL Glasgow 2006.

Please do remind me if I have missed any names, especially as I met so many people in 2006 at WL Glasgow and I also look forward to meeting many more of you and updating my list. (Plus giving away the free forum drams at The Arc).
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:58 pm

I have met:

jmrl
suzywong
Bill
Oiler_Kiwi99
BruceCrichton
MrTattieheid
rthompson
Malt-Teaser
Crieftan
Ikendal
C_I
The Fachan
martin grant
Leither
Matt Page
vitara7

I think this is roughly the order in which I met them. Apologies for people I may have missed off - and I hope to add to the list in the future.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:10 pm

:oops: How could I forget SuzyWong.

I too met her at one of the festivals.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:59 pm

Yes, thank you for the reminder, I too have met SuzyWong! And have had the pleasure to taste some great samples with her!
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:39 pm

I had a real treat on Friday, I got to chat on the 'phone with Mr Fjeld, who is as much a gentleman "in person" as he is on the Forums. At some point I'd like to touch base with Jonathan as well, maybe after Portugal.

It was a good dramming last night with them as well, we'll have to do that again. Thanks again Gordon, who unlike Harry, is a normal sized guy.
:D

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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby randall fairbrook » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:54 pm

met the ganga last night at hi time...swapped samples and a big box of secret malts to give to mikey!.....

wait..did i say malts...the box had chocolate milk in it, i swear!
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:20 pm

randall fairbrook wrote:met the ganga last night at hi time...swapped samples and a big box of secret malts to give to mikey!.....

wait..did i say malts...the box had chocolate milk in it, i swear!

I "met" Randall last night on the SOI chatroom. I had a very nice chat with you about everything from whisky to taxes to different ways of exiting the British Empire. Guns or ballots. (We used the BNA, which was nearly as bloody as the method our southern cousins applied.) :D

Pleased to hear you met up with Mikey, he's someone I do have to look up someday.

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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby randall fairbrook » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:39 pm

'twas goodness to chat with you as well....i am jealous of your weather..you can have some of my sun...
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:05 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:I had a very nice chat with you about everything from whisky to taxes to different ways of exiting the British Empire. Guns or ballots. (We used the BNA, which was nearly as bloody as the method our southern cousins applied.)


Guns is rougher, but more definitive. You guys are still arguing! (Arguing's still better than shooting, though.)
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Lawrence » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:02 am

Malt-Teaser wrote::oops: How could I forget SuzyWong.

I too met her at one of the festivals.


I met SuzyWong in January at the VWF.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:06 am

Malt-Teaser wrote:I'm just tying to recap here,
so far I have met:

lbacha (Len from USA)
Crieftan
BruceCrichton (I think it was Bruce at WL Glasgow, 2006)
Nick
TheLaddie
PeatChaser (now a regular at The Arc)
PlamenPetroff

I also met Matt, Damien and the WM team at WL Glasgow 2006.

Please do remind me if I have missed any names, especially as I met so many people in 2006 at WL Glasgow and I also look forward to meeting many more of you and updating my list. (Plus giving away the free forum drams at The Arc).
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I knew I would forget someone, so my updated list now includes:

SuzyWong
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Lawrence » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:11 am

OK, here's the full list (I think);

WestVanDave
Wendy
RonThompson
Mr.T (& Mr. Picky)
BadMonkey
Cam
DaveM (who has now left)
CI
LenBacha
Wendy
Rob Allanson
Les Taylor
Plainly Jane
SuzyWong.

A good start.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:30 pm

I met Eric (Oiler_Kiwi99) on Wednesday night and will be meeting Willie tonight!
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby John McGill » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:58 pm

Met Willie today at the Bladnoch cask filling :D
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:57 am

Met Willie today at the Glenfarclas tasting (and Bladnoch new make sampling).

:D
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Di Blasi » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:03 am

John McGill wrote:Met Willie today at the Bladnoch cask filling :D



Great to hear you were in good company, and that there were a few of you there to help with "the birth," thanks!
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Lawrence » Mon May 12, 2008 9:13 pm

At the Spirit of Toronto this last weekend I met Frodo, MarkG, Harry Pulley and Peter Alcamo.

Wendy was there also!

Nice to put faces to names finally!

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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue May 13, 2008 12:12 am

Met Wave today as he is here on holiday.
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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby jazz lover » Tue May 13, 2008 9:24 pm

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Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Postby Ganga » Tue May 13, 2008 9:57 pm

JL,

YJ's a nice guy, isn't he. I had the pleasure of meeting him when he was out to California for a wedding.
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