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We need???????????

Fewer Islay Scotch Polls
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3%
More Marvin Polls
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11%
Whisky Mag to issue Scotch Coupons
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26%
Macallan to lower their prices
5
14%
US Presidential Administration to admit Global Warming is occuring
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29%
More Single Malt Nosing/Tasting Glassware
1
3%
Excellent Instruction manual and more lenient laws so we can make our own Malt Whisky
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14%
 
Total votes : 35

We need........

Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:58 pm

:D We need????????:D
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:07 pm

Scotch Palate great idea however we probably WE NEED to be able to vote on several of those options.

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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:57 pm

This was REALLY tough!

Yes, President BU**SH*t and his cronies MUST 'fess up re: global warming, but then I reckon we really do need Whisky Mag to issue whisky coupons!

Took me a minute or two to decide, but sadly, I had to plump for this planet of ours...
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Postby lambda » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:03 pm

Looks like a no-brainer, definately instructions on how make those 70's single cask ardbegs in your own kitchen.
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:04 pm

more marvin polls!!!!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:08 pm

Fewer Islay polls, I'm afraid. There are only so many ways you can construct a poll on the outputs of the same three (seven if you're lucky) distilleries and we've had them all, many many times. If you really have something new to say, just dredge up one of the many previous polls.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:08 pm

We need:

A last option on this poll which says "All of the above"
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:10 pm

...but as that last option doesn't exist, I've voted for the WM coupons, in the hope Matt brings them with him on his World travels!

:wink:
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Postby peergynt323 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:30 pm

:shock: Don't get me started on global warming! I could go on for hours!

I was hoping the U.S. was becoming more sane when they started to disapprove of Bush and realized that abortion and gay marriage had been beaten to death. I should have known.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:59 pm

The Global Warming option is amusing, and I'm sympathetic, but let us be careful not to leave ourselves open to political argument, please. Time to renew the vow. Things get heated enough around here just talking about whisky.

I vote for a) fewer polls, period--I think they're boring--and b) more discussion. If you must have a poll, use it as a springboard for the exchange of ideas--don't just tell us that Laphladdich Octocask rules, but tell us why.
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:31 pm

pmsl @ gobal warming...

i didnt notice that option when i first read the poll. as it happens, global warming is right down there near the bottom on my list of cares/concerns.
well be pushing up daisy's before it gets too bad ;)
bugger global warming, and have a dram ;)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:40 pm

Oh, and now I have to bite my tongue.
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:46 pm

bet your just about right through it with biting down so hard tattie... lol
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:06 pm

I too would like nations around the world to make the environment and justice a priority. I too would like to see Macallan lower their prices. However, the former takes a lot of hard work by everyone and the latter is simply not going to happen in my lifetime. That is why I voted for something that could be done with relative ease --- Whisky Mag issuing Scotch coupons!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:13 pm

Yeah, but as long as you're dreaming, you might as well dream big.
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Postby Jan » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:57 pm

I agree with TH - this is not the forum for political discussion - refraining from those kinds of subjects is a keystone to keeping our virtual pub friendly, I think.

So I voted "Less Islay polls".

Islay polls trying to decide which of the three Kildalton distilleries or their specfic expressions are the best, are harmless enough. But it is just that we have done those so very many times - and yes I usually participate - but truth to be told: I like all three and I like most of their expressions. I think it is really unnecessary and perhaps even pointless to try to declare a winner - they are all very good malts.

But they does spark the occasional interesting discussion...
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:25 pm

NONE OF THE ABOVE!

I vote for zero tax on whisky!!!
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Postby Choochoo » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:37 am

More Marvin!

BTW: What do you all think the best isaly malt is?? Perhaps I should run a poll to find out the answer :wink: :P
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Postby peergynt323 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:59 am

Choochoo wrote:More Marvin!

BTW: What do you all think the best isaly malt is?? Perhaps I should run a poll to find out the answer :wink: :P


Start another one! One of these days it will be Lagavulin!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:23 am

How about: What is Marvin's favorite Islay sherry monster under £30 (11 1/2-12 7/8yo)?
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Postby les taylor » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:24 am

My vote is for Zero tax. You can just make a contribution, based on what you take out of the system, rather than want you earn and the state demands of you. That way the shirkers would be forced to get out of bed stop watching daytime tv and put off drinking their cider until the evening.

This is not a political statement. Just fairness for all.



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Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:27 am

Viara7 wrote: "global warming is right down there near the bottom on my list of cares/concerns. well be pushing up daisy's before it gets too bad"

...but my 20 month old daughter won't, and that concerns me.

But I respect Mr TH's reminder that this is not a forum for "political discussion"...even if it's a matter of survival.

But "zero tax on whisky", now THAT'S worthy of political discussion don't you think?!?
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:31 pm

I voted 'More Single Malt Nosing/Tasting Glassware'

as I felt sorry for it as nobody had voted for it.

Just goes to show how seriously I'm taking this poll :roll: :wink:
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Postby fishboy » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:41 pm

It’s definitely all of the above!

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Postby Mustardhead » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:37 pm

I voted for more Marvin polls.

I agree that often polls are a dull way of starting a discussion but sometimes they can be used to spark off an interesting discussion.
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Postby TheLaddie » Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:12 pm

Pretty much all of the above.

It would be nice to see more Marvin polls just to know he is OK.

As for global warming. Al Gore makes me laugh. Very good film and book on the seriousness of the problem. If only someone like him could rise to a position of power, let's say for the sake of argument Vice President of the United States. Then he could do something about it................ :roll:

I would vote for a pill that protected the liver from the long term effects of alcohol if it were an option. :D
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Postby les taylor » Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:56 pm

It would be real nice to be able to have any single malt you wanted without it costing you a fortune. How the about option you own the sweetie shop and can have any sweetie you want whenever you want.

Along The Laddies bottle of pills that protected your health.


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Postby peergynt323 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:16 pm

Unfortunately, prices will be based on demand whether the taxes are there or not. Each distillery has a soft monopoly on their own product and they probably sell it for huge profit margins. Just take a look at Diageo's financial statements.
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Postby vitara7 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:18 pm

or what would be nice is a 4x4 that ran on water instead of costing me a fortune at the petrol station.

on a side note ill aways remember the episode of the simpsons, homer thinking about an alcohol fueled car, "one for me, one for the car, one for me, one for the car..."
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Postby Badmonkey » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:11 am

I vote for a self-imposed moratorium on whisky purchases by yours truly. I have more than I could possibly consume by myself over the course of a year, and yet I keep buying.

I also vote for more skin on HBO.
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Postby TheLaddie » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:34 am

Badmonkey wrote:I also vote for more skin on HBO.


Badspankingmonkey? :wink:
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Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:35 am

Badmonkey wrote:I vote for a self-imposed moratorium on whisky purchases by yours truly. I have more than I could possibly consume by myself over the course of a year, and yet I keep buying. ....

I vote for getting Craig's address so we can go over and help him reduce his excess of whisky.
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Postby Badmonkey » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:48 am

Should you brave a mid-winter journey across the prairies to raid my collection, I will be more than happy crack open a few new bottles of the good stuff and fire up some bison.

By the way, Musky P, you would have loved the Glenfarclas Masterclass in Victoria last Saturday.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:19 am

'monkey, you only have a year's supply? Slacker. I figure I have at least five years' worth. Then again, you probably drink faster than I do. Especially with HBO on. Assuming you can drink one-handed.
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Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:56 am

Badmonkey wrote:...By the way, Musky P, you would have loved the Glenfarclas Masterclass in Victoria last Saturday.

:cry: :cry: Wahhhh!
Musky

PS: Craig, please feel free to illuminate us on your experiences there. I for one anticipate any crumbs that you are willing to share. It's diarized onto my calendar for 2008, hopefully I can get there this time.
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