woodhill wrote:woodhill wrote:I've met Di Blasi, Les Taylor, The Tross and Ikendal but all on the phone.
Hopefully we can all meet up sometime for a drink or three!
And now also Willie JJ and TreacleSponge on the phone
Ryguy wrote:I had the chance to meet up with Secesh, while at Federal Wine in Boston on Thursday before the tasting.
eelbrook wrote:Just today, I met my very first Forumite - Les Taylor. He came up to Milton Keynes to pick up some malts that I'd got him. Unfortunately, Les and I had an all too brief yammer over a coffee. But it was brilliant to put a face to a name.
Maybe, I'll bump into another Forumite or two in Edinburgh. I'm up two or three times a year to see my father-in-law, who stays in Chesser.
Secesh wrote:Ryguy wrote:I had the chance to meet up with Secesh, while at Federal Wine in Boston on Thursday before the tasting.
I was glad to finally meet you. I wish we there had been time to sit and have a dram or two. I hope you enjoyed the tasting.
(sorry about the Sox)
Spirit of Islay wrote:Met Mark (Butephoto) Last night in the Vaults , nice to meet someone else in the Flesh !
Ganga wrote:Also should note that I've met blackkeno. Nice gentleman.
lohssanami wrote:I met peergynt after WhiskyFest in SF, but I'm not so sure he will remember it.
I think he enjoyed the beverages.
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Had the great pleasure of meeting Les Taylor and Bamber at the WL London. It was just a shame we did not get to spend more time talking but the problem was we probably could of talked all day and end up missing the event.
Look forward to meeting both of you again at future events.
kyorke1 wrote:I am, i'll look out for you.
ClubSmed wrote:kyorke1 wrote:I am, i'll look out for you.
Thanks, look forward to bumping into you!
I notice you are from Manchester too, where do you go for a whisky in Manchester. I have not found anywhere that great so far....
kyorke1 wrote:For a whisky I go to the Piccadilly Lounge or the British Protection. If you haven't been in either, the Piccadilly Lounge is stylish and quite expensive though but has some good whiskies. The British Protection is small and less attractive but has a larger range. That's it really I haven't found any other good bars.
What about buying bottles in Manchester? I live quite near the centre so I try all nearby, none of which are particularly good.
ClubSmed wrote:On the bottle front I have not found a one stop shop and as I too live almost in the City Centre I tend to shop in Selfridges, Harvey Nics, Oddbins and the shop that used to be an Oddbins on Deansgate that I cannot remember the name of.
kyorke1 wrote:This is my usual round, although mine includes House of Frasier which is the worst to go in for prices. You sometimes get lucky, I got a Bushmills 16yo for £24 once.