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Drinking times

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So what would you do?

Drink it - its drinking time somehwere on earth
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Dont drink it - Its just too darn early
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Go to an Alchoholics Anonymous Meeting
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Call friends up and have a tasting for lunch
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Total votes : 48

Drinking times

Postby jcasazza » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:27 pm

Well i woke up this morning and made my coffee and sat down in my office.
I immediately noticed this wonderful aroma. And it was coming from my scotch glass. Apparently I left a wee bit of Ardbeg 10 (Perhaps a teaspoon full or a bit more) in the glass.
It smells so wonderful, i thought about drinking it. Problem is, its 0800 here and i just dont feel right having alcohol so early, yet i would hate to waste this wonderful malt.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:39 pm

Have you had breakfast yet? If you had then drink it! If not then wait untill lunch - or if you cannot wait, have breakfast now!
I never drink before breakfast myself.
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Postby SoMK » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:10 pm

I too leave my glasses *with a lid* for a morning sniff :p I love the way it evolves and even brings memory when you wash the glass *cough*
Depending on what you're about to do next , I'd say GO.. don't let this poor glass alone on its own. You never know what manner of bad people it could accidentally meet.. :wink:

but, seriously... It's everything about moderation, right ? I know that if I indulged me everyday whenever I feel like it, I'd turn into a sponge. So, myeah, once in a while... why not. Experts say the papilla on your tongue are at their best around 11am, so what ! :insane:
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Postby IainB » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:25 pm

Depends on what you have to do today. If you're not working with onyone who might smell it the drink it! You need the odd treat in life!
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Postby Cam » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:26 pm

I voted not to drink it, but then I'm a late afternoon into evening tippler.

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Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:48 pm

There are times that it's been more like 8 is quitin' time. :shock:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:58 pm

If the glass has been left out overnight uncovered, I'll wager the whisky isn't too good--it doesn't take too long for the good stuff to evaporate out. I say dump it, but if that breaks your heart, pour a fresh dram to console yourself!

(Worth tasting just to see for yourself, actually.)
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Postby jcasazza » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:45 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:If the glass has been left out overnight uncovered, I'll wager the whisky isn't too good--it doesn't take too long for the good stuff to evaporate out. I say dump it, but if that breaks your heart, pour a fresh dram to console yourself!

(Worth tasting just to see for yourself, actually.)


You are so correct, smelled wonderful but tasted like warm water. Well i better leave any in the glass again!
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Postby dram_time » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:00 pm

wont be worth drinking, get your self a nice fresh one and sip with your coffee,, just dont plan to do to get much done.

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Postby bond » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:22 am

I can drink beer anytime of the day. In fact, on sundays, I wake up late and beer is the first thing to go down the gullet.

But I just cant have whisky before sundown
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:25 am

Good thing you don't live in Iceland!
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Postby Di Blasi » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:35 pm

I drink when I feel like it. I usually don't feel like it at 7 or 8 in the morning but I don't wait if the clock hasn't struck noon yet here if I'm in the mood for whisky.
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Postby Quaichuser » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:50 am

While not in the habit of drinking before noon there have been certain occasions when it seems the right thing to do.

Many years ago my wife and I showed up at the Edradour distillery just before it opened for the day. (This was back when it was a consistantly good dram). Even if you are not fond of Edradour, the distillery is one of the most picturesque in the land.
We walked into the greeting room and sat down. A gentlemen came in and said apologetically that the tour guide was not there yet. It was just after 9AM. He said in the mean time you can watch this video.
He returned a couple of minutes later with a tray full of drinks and said,"Normally this is for the end of the tour but since the guide's not here, help yourself. :thumbsup:
I hesitated for about 15 secs...it was early May and there were a few flakes of snow falling outside. It was then that I realized why the Scots say "Have a dram to take the chill off. Never worried about the hour since.

The other exception to not drinking before noon is my annual fishing trip. Then it starts with coffee with something and the scotch starts shortly after breakfast. :coffee:
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:39 pm

Drink it! As the song says 'It's five o'clock somewhere'
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Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:47 am

Paul A Jellis wrote:Drink it! As the song says 'It's five o'clock somewhere'


Is it only me or has anyone else noticed that it doesn't say 5 PM? :shock:
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Postby LeoDLion » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:52 pm

I always declared "Its happy hour" at home around 5pm when we are ready to settle down for the day. I pour myself a dram and a glass of wine for my wife. We will either start making dinner together or if we are having leftovers, we just settle down in front of the TV and watch Jeopardy. That takes 20 minutes. Then during dinner, another dram while I slip in a dvd movie which I borrowed from the local video store. And as far as drammng, that would be it for the evening.

Now if I am on vacation, I dont set any time at all. It could be before breakfast, during bf, lunch, dinner, late into the night. And we dont count calories nor worry about eating while on vacation either.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:29 pm

LeoDLion wrote:We will either start making dinner together or if we are having leftovers, we just settle down in front of the TV and watch Jeopardy. That takes 20 minutes.


Wow! You can watch Jeopardy ten minutes faster than I can!
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Postby Quaichuser » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:09 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
LeoDLion wrote:We will either start making dinner together or if we are having leftovers, we just settle down in front of the TV and watch Jeopardy. That takes 20 minutes.


Wow! You can watch Jeopardy ten minutes faster than I can!


Texas is closer to California....the signal slows down as it crosses the continent. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:10 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
LeoDLion wrote:We will either start making dinner together or if we are having leftovers, we just settle down in front of the TV and watch Jeopardy. That takes 20 minutes.


Wow! You can watch Jeopardy ten minutes faster than I can!

What is Jeopardy?
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Postby les taylor » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:14 pm

Nick Brown wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:
LeoDLion wrote:We will either start making dinner together or if we are having leftovers, we just settle down in front of the TV and watch Jeopardy. That takes 20 minutes.


Wow! You can watch Jeopardy ten minutes faster than I can!

What is Jeopardy?



It's like a Leopardy but spelt with a J


:)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:23 pm

Nick Brown wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:
LeoDLion wrote:We will either start making dinner together or if we are having leftovers, we just settle down in front of the TV and watch Jeopardy. That takes 20 minutes.


Wow! You can watch Jeopardy ten minutes faster than I can!

What is Jeopardy?


Ha ha! Very funny, Nick!

Oh...you're serious?

It's a very popular game show with a peculiar format--the contestants are given answers, and must respond with questions, which is kind of silly, but we're used to it. It might go like this:

Host: A very popular game show with a peculiar format--the contestants are given answers, and must respond with questions.

Contestant: What is Jeopardy?
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Re: Drinking times

Postby MacAttack80 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:07 am

If it smells good....drink it!!!
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Re: Drinking times

Postby randall fairbrook » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:07 am

with my work hours my drinking times must be earlier
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Re:

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:37 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
LeoDLion wrote:We will either start making dinner together or if we are having leftovers, we just settle down in front of the TV and watch Jeopardy. That takes 20 minutes.


Wow! You can watch Jeopardy ten minutes faster than I can!

I used to know this girl who was so stupid it took her two hours to watch "60 Minutes". . .


:roll:


Old and bad, I know, but I had to do it, sorry. . .
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Re: Drinking times

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:44 am

Drink it, its never too early for the water of life :)
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Re: Drinking times

Postby Wave » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:45 pm

So tell us, what does Ardbeg 10 and coffee taste like? :lol:


Cheers!
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Re: Re:

Postby LeoDLion » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:06 pm

UUNetBill wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:
LeoDLion wrote:We will either start making dinner together or if we are having leftovers, we just settle down in front of the TV and watch Jeopardy. That takes 20 minutes.


Wow! You can watch Jeopardy ten minutes faster than I can!

I used to know this girl who was so stupid it took her two hours to watch "60 Minutes". . .


:roll:


Old and bad, I know, but I had to do it, sorry. . .

Lol, did not see these threads until now.
Actually the show is 30 minutes. We view the recorded show but skip thru the commercials. I estimate the whole show minus ads is about 20 minutes.

Nick, Jeopardy like what others says is an interesting game. You are supplied with the answer and you figure out the question. For example, the box will display something like,

"An alcoholic beverage distilled from fermented grain mash and matured in oak barrels."

Answer: "What is whisky (or whiskey)."

There are three contestants and the winner is the one who gets the most questions. Lots of prize money involved and lots of people with useless information in their heads. :D
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Re: Drinking times

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:03 am

I voted drink it. I am ok with a small drink in the morning as long as you don't have to go to work.



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Re: Drinking times

Postby Rob B » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:48 pm

I tend to wait until the sun is over the yardarm.

The thing is you need both the sun and a yardarm (or more correctly a foreyard) so in reality the right time for the first drink of the day is very much down to guesswork.

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Re: Drinking times

Postby Plastiquehomme » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:13 am

I tend to drink in the evening. But if it was just a tiny bit sitting there in a glass getting aerated, I would just drink it and think no more of it.
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Re: Drinking times

Postby Liechtenstein » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:44 am

I draw the line at drinking while sleeping.

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...because I haven't figured out how to do it without getting my pillow wet.
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Re: Drinking times

Postby Wub » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:41 pm

Since I've started drinking single malts I can think of two occasions when I've found unfinished drams (with about a big sip left) in the morning. Both times I'd drunk too much the night before (who in their right mind would leave a dram unfinished?). I drank them quickly and didn't savour them: I couldn't pour such an expensive liquid down the sink.

Usually I start drinking late in the evening: the idea being that I then won't drink too much before going to bed (although sometimes it just means that I stay up too late). The only time I drink during the day is on special occasions like Xmas or birthday parties. I don't drink in the morning (apart from such occasions as mentioned above): if I did I'd be worried that I had a drinking problem (as opposed to having one and not worrying about it).

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Re: Drinking times

Postby whiteshirt » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:30 pm

I tend to drink less in Summer than Winter.
In Summer I drink when friends come around.
In Winter I drink when I get cold.
In between times I just drink anytime.
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Re: Drinking times

Postby johan brugge » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:41 pm

So basically you drink pretty much all the time. :D
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Re: Drinking times

Postby whiteshirt » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:08 pm

johan brugge wrote:So basically you drink pretty much all the time. :D


In a word YES
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