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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby randall fairbrook » Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:53 pm

took this at my local spirits shop....

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i can dream, can't i?
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Wave » Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:52 am

I would go as far as saying it's a wet dream! :o :mrgreen:


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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:43 pm

2 beauties there!!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby les taylor » Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:15 pm

LSD for me that and the 17 have got to be the best Bowmore's. Nice one.


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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Fergie » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:20 pm

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At 2pm today. The snow is melting about as fast as it falls.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:18 pm

I take it that's the ancestral home, Fergie?
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This would be the present ancestral home of the Muskrat family.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Fergie » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:24 pm

Sorry to disapoint you MP but my ancestral home is much much more modest than that. But as a local resident I do get free entry whenever I wish.
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Took this at the same time as the one above (to much time on my hands), It's more like the 'standard' view of the castle seen on postcards etc.

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:46 am

Makes me want to "storm" it once more. Of course in those days I could storm a castle without having to stop for a breather or two!

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:27 pm

Right! I'm fed up with winter now. I need cheering up, so I thought I would post this nice late summer shot taken at Mortlach.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Wave » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:41 pm

Nice picture Willie!! I tried to visit the Mortlach distillery while I was staying in Dufftown for several days in '04 but they were down at the time and not doing tours. :cry:

Sunny days seem hard to come by, at least when I'm there. Here's a shot of the Clynelish distillery taken in August of '02

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:32 am

Wave wrote:Nice picture Willie!! I tried to visit the Mortlach distillery while I was staying in Dufftown for several days in '04 but they were down at the time and not doing tours. :cry:

They don't really do tours outside of the festivals Wave. Very frustrating for those of us that love the dram.

Excellent picture.

That's the old Clynelish though isn't it? The one that became Brora. The current Clynelish buildings are much less attractive.
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Postby Wave » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:31 am

It's a shame that there's no real tours at Mortlach, that's one distillery I would love to roam the warehouses of!! Unfortunately at that time I had just missed the Speyside festival by like a week or so, but I was more interested in the Feis Ila that I did make. 8)

That's the old Clynelish though isn't it? The one that became Brora. The current Clynelish buildings are much less attractive


The one above is a side shot, here's the front side. With everything else much older and rustic in the area it sorta sticks out like a sore thumb.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:23 pm

Nice pictures Willie and Wave. I hope to tour Scotland one day too and when seing your pictures I hope it's going to be sooner rather than later.
Clynelish may not be picturesque but it's a fantastic single malt!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:15 am

Mr Fjeld wrote:Clynelish may not be picturesque but it's a fantastic single malt!

Agreed. It's an excellent dram and a wonderful place (Brora that is), whatever the buildings are like.

Hope you guys make it over soon. It would be fun to try and meet up.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:14 am

WillieJJ:
YOU'RE fed up with winter?
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This is the view out my front door. That white stuff is the snow that your daughter wishes I would send over. By the by, the marks in the snow on the hill are the trails that the herd of deer have left as they browse on the cedar trees. Them aren't people tracks, we use the road in front. As do the snowmobiles.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:09 pm

I know what you're saying Musky, but the real problem here is the perpetual dampness and lack of light, even when the sun is up. Snow gives us a bit of relief because it lifts the light levels dramatically whether it is overcast or not (and it usually is) and it usually means less damp, until it starts to melt.

You guys just have different issues with the weather I think. :)

Thanks for the snow we did get by the way. She really appreciated it :thumbsup: .

It looks beautiful at Wooden Lake Musky.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Wave » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:33 am

Willie JJ wrote:Hope you guys make it over soon. It would be fun to try and meet up.


I'll be back over in May though the exact dates and times haven't been decided yet, but I always make it a point to visit Edinburgh for at least for one day.


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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Wave » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:01 am

How about a nice and shiny still to brighten your day like this one at the Arran distillery

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:50 pm

Thanks Wave. That really helps :D :thumbsup:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Paul A Jellis » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:51 pm

Nice picture, thanks.

I just thinking, are they called 'stills' because they never move?
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:17 pm

I think they occasionally move when people are careless with naked flames.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby les taylor » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:23 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I think they occasionally move when people are careless with naked flames.



Willie when I first read you post I thought you'd said.

I think they occasionally move when people caress them when naked.


I thought how does Willie know that.


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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Paul A Jellis » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:26 pm

les taylor wrote:

Willie when I first read you post I thought you'd said.

I think they occasionally move when people caress them when naked.


I thought how does Willie know that.


:)


Les! what would Sigmund Freud say to that!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:23 pm

les taylor wrote:Willie when I first read you post I thought you'd said.

I think they occasionally move when people caress them when naked.

I thought how does Willie know that.

Yeah I'd have to be a real whisky lover :D .
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby mattbuty » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:05 pm

Whisky tasting in Edinburgh

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before...


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During...Leither (left) and me

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...and after. great night.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby woodhill » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:26 am

Nice pictures Matt. Good to put some more faces to names.

Looks like fun.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:35 pm

Now I'm just even more fed up that I missed it. :roll:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:41 pm

Matt & Leither:
I can only confirm that you both look like people I'd enjoy dramming with. Your big grins at the sight of the drams are a definite plus in your favour. Lucky devils!

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Fergie » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:33 pm

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I was deleting photos that were taken earlier this year but decided to keep this one even though it's a bit of a mess.

(From Kildean, Stirling, looking north easterly. River Forth in foreground, National Wallace Monument, mid-distance)

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:49 pm

Not that bad Fergie. I would have kept it too. The avatar on the other hand is (in your usual style) brilliant :D .

I was inspired by the Ben Nevis- a partial view thread to offer this:
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You can take your pick which Ben Nevis it is a partial view of.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby mikeymad » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:00 pm

I should have took a walk up the Ben while I was there (in 2000). But, you know, there was beverages to drink and the distileries are only open in the day (what is up with that?).

I need to dig through some images to see wha tI can add to this thread.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Fergie » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:54 pm

:D Good one Willie.
What two Ben Nevis's I thought, looking at the two peaks then stupidly realised that it was the peak and distillery you were refering to. :oops:

(Avatar = another moment of madness while fooling around with the grand children ) :lol:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:29 am

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Just returned from a walk on Lake of the Woods. Yes, on the lake. You can see the snowmobile trails running off towards the West and just on the left corner of the photo is the ice road that runs down the lake for over 20 miles.
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This is the said ice road with a fair amount of vehicular traffic. I walked the dog, Dazy, around to an nearby Island, Coney Island and then along this trail,
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to the footbridge which returns us to the mainland.
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And yes, that is open water under the footbridge. There is an exceptionally strong current coming through this narrows. If you fell in, they'd never find your body until the spring melt.
:D I get to live here all year 'round.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:19 am

Beautiful, and you get nice summers too don't you Muskrat?
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