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Beards - should I grow one

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Should I grow a beard and will it affect the taste of whiskies

Yes, grow a beard it won't affect whisky flavours
29
63%
Yes, grown one even though it will affect whisky flavours
2
4%
No, don't gow one, they look awful and will affect whisky flavours
2
4%
No, don't grow one, they just look awful
10
22%
I have no experience of beards and wish to abstain
3
7%
 
Total votes : 46

Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby Iain » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:23 pm

By all means grow a beard. But not a ponytail. especially if you're over 35.
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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby karlejnar » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:09 pm

Iain wrote:By all means grow a beard. But not a ponytail. especially if you're over 35.

Why not a ponytail?

MT: Go on - grow a beard.
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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:24 pm

Hey Keith I think something loke this you make you distinguished looking. But maybe the colour cordinated cane is going to far :wink: :lol:

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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:30 am

Hmmmm, thanks IWC, but do you mind if I give (all of) this a miss :shock:
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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby mikeymad » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:03 pm

Iain wrote:By all means grow a beard. But not a ponytail. especially if you're over 35.


Oops, I am 40 with full beard and a pony tail. But I have had the tail for about 20 years or so...

And in California... it is almost mandatory.... :insane:

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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:41 pm

I can report that the beard is still here and I have promised Sabine that it will stay at least until her Birthday (in mid Feb.).

My own opinion still varies from day to day.
Some days I look in the mirror and think "that really looks good", other days my feelings are exactly the opposite, but as yet, I have resisted any temptation to get rid of it.

As I meet more people who I haven't seen for a while, they all compliment me and say how good it looks.
But I'm still not 100% sure.
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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby TheTross » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:43 pm

My avatar is out of date, as I recently decided to grow a goatee and moustache - or a circular beard - and have the same thoughts as you: some days I look in the mirror and think it suits me, other days I think "nah, shave it off". I put this self-doubt down to never having had a beard before and thus it's something totally different that I'm still getting used to. People have either been complimentary or just seem to not have noticed (I was never clean shaven for periods longer than a couple of days anyway, so really it was a logical step to shape it), and not one person has asked me to get rid of it.

I saw it as a big decision to grow a beard, because it makes you look so different from what you and other people are used to. That said, I'd definitely say keep it, because eventually you'll grow accustomed to having a beard and I'm sure you won't have the doubt that you sometimes seem to have about it at the minute.
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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:59 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:I can report that the beard is still here and I have promised Sabine that it will stay at least until her Birthday (in mid Feb.).

My own opinion still varies from day to day.
Some days I look in the mirror and think "that really looks good", other days my feelings are exactly the opposite, but as yet, I have resisted any temptation to get rid of it.

As I meet more people who I haven't seen for a while, they all compliment me and say how good it looks.
But I'm still not 100% sure.
MT

So, Keith. Mid-February has now passed. What happened to the beard?
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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby martin grant » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:58 pm

Well remembered Willie!
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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:02 pm

I generally only shave every 3-4 weeks, so I have a kind of beard for half of the time, and stubble/clean shaven for the other. My girlfriend gets freaked out every time I shave...
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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:39 pm

Here you go and I see that I already need to be considering trimming the said hursuitness.

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Re: Beards - should I grow one

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:13 pm

'kin' 'ell Malty!
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