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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:48 pm

Hey Peter, tonight will probably work better than tomorrow night, as there's a concert tomorrow night, and not sure I'm in the mood for 2 weekend nights out, and in the holiday season!! I may stay in tonight. Let's be in touch a little later....
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:30 pm

Johnathan:
I'll log on at 4:00 pm Winnipeg time, I think it's 11:00 pm DiBlasi time (10pm GMT) and see where we stand.

I'm quite willing to wait until later in the evening to dram, once you are home for the evening. I'll check in as soon as I'm home. Danny in Calgary is interested as is Matt and maybe, if we're very lucky, we'll see Christian, Oldrip, Ganga & M :evil: Mikey and mayhaps even, the elusive of late, K-Mile as well. Ian would be a bonus if he's at loose ends tonight, as would everyone else who wants to play.

I'll look for you later this evening...

...I gotta tell you, posting at 8 am, but thinking along the lines of "it's already late afternoon there" is a strain on the old internal clock. It's already 3:30 pm where you are!

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby les taylor » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:30 pm

Musky and the sun is going down. It will set very soon.

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:53 pm

Looks like I'll be staying in afterall, but not sure what time I'll be on as I'm planning to have some wine and cheese when the woman of the house returns from work.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:02 am

Di Blasi wrote:Looks like I'll be staying in afterall, but not sure what time I'll be on as I'm planning to have some wine and cheese when the woman of the house returns from work.

"I'm here, I'm here. Let the bells ring out and the banners fly, I'm here".
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:13 am

Muskrat Portage wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:Looks like I'll be staying in afterall, but not sure what time I'll be on as I'm planning to have some wine and cheese when the woman of the house returns from work.

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Where's one of those New Year's Eve party favors when you need one. :P

I'm just getting ready for the company Xmas party. Will come out to play afterwards. :wink:
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:18 pm

Hey hey everybody I missed last night, sorry. Had a bit of wine and cheese with the misses when she returned from a full day of work, got around to talking a bit, then got a late night invite to a neighbor's, so never got back on the pc to enjoy the tasting with you all, SORRY again! Let's try and do it another time, I still have the samples. Not tonight, maybe Sunday night? Let's see....
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:40 pm

I might just drink these babies one evening all alone. The samples are just sitting here by the PC, enticing me...no, be strong, have more coffee, it's morning in Canada...damn! Logic wins yet again. As you are aware DiBlasi, I sure could use a drink right about now!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:02 pm

Or a few samples at least! Careful, you can do it! How about this Glenlivet Live Tasting Wednesday evening, Euro time? Any takers? Can you wait til then Muskrat Portage??
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Matt2 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:08 pm

Hi all, I'm really tied up for the next couple of weeks, but let me know if you start a live tasting and I will get the pages setup for you and then I can leave you to it.

I want to organise another one around xmas / new year, will see how things go. Then maybe we can start a regular schedule in the new year...

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:28 pm

Sounds great Matt, a holiday tasting, then a regular live tasting setup for the new year, great!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:05 pm

Christmas tasting?!?!?! Hmm. Want to theme it? Say Christmas Spirit. :lol: (I know, that's bad) But seriously, everyone shows up with that spirit or spirits that gives you that warm, Christmas cheer.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Danny » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:14 am

A tasting between Xmas and New Years sounds great to me. Hmmm! do I have any fruit cake types, I think so :D
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby hiccy » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:36 am

What an excellent idea for a thread. :)
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:50 am

I'm back tasting the Glenlivet 12y now. Damn good whisky, just perfectly hitting the spot, my mood! Fresh, fruity, not too light but easy drinking and enjoyable!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:18 am

Di Blasi wrote:I'm back tasting the Glenlivet 12y now. Damn good whisky, just perfectly hitting the spot, my mood! Fresh, fruity, not too light but easy drinking and enjoyable!

Drat! If I'd logged on sooner, I'dve only been 7 hours behind! Having a Springbank 10 and looking for the BBCodes... not here!

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:47 am

Yes, the "Tasting Note" tab is just below and slightly to the right of the "Save Preview Submit" button!! Click it and see what happens!!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:59 am

Di Blasi wrote:Yes, the "Tasting Note" tab is just below and slightly to the right of the "Save Preview Submit" button!! Click it and see what happens!!
Yeah, I tried, with disasterous results. Must have run into a "bug" or a "bot".

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:17 am

Heya Musky. Xmas Tasting, do we want to do a theme or try for a distillery?
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:38 am

A holiday whisky or Christmas whisky theme would be great. Although distillery is also a fairly wide open theme. Besides, the holiday/Christmas tasting might be too personal, but we could always tell stories too. But wait a minute, damn, I'm leaving town, and won't have online possibilities from Friday afternoon the 21st until the 25th!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:52 am

Ganga wrote:Heya Musky. Xmas Tasting, do we want to do a theme or try for a distillery?
Ganga:
9 days and counting maybe we should pursue a free pour style tasting with a theme of "What is your Christmas Whisky?" Then everyone who wants could join in with whatever they have for a celebratory dramming. This could lead to a subsequent themed "What did you Score at Christmas" dramming. Followed by "What are you dramming for New Years eve"?
Di Blasi, you'll be away but mayhaps you could drop in on one of the possible three? Anyone else have comments or ideas to pursue on this thread? Maybe we could do the first theme around Friday 21 or Saturday 22 next week? The second could be "Boxing Day" and the third as New Years falls across the globe.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Danny » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:03 am

Well, being that I have all those days off, I will plan to join in. i think a favorite Xmas dram etc. is a great idea.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:08 pm

Sounds great! We'll leave town, and the online world for a small village of 500 people at the mouth of the Sogn Fjord, beautiful and peaceful and quiet, on Friday the 21st, so I'll miss the first 2, but I should be back in time for the 26th, "second day of Christmas," "Boxing", or Wrestling day, or whatever you all call it in your parts. In the US it's called "the second biggest shopping day of the year!!!"
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:29 pm

Di Blasi wrote:Sounds great! We'll leave town, and the online world for a small village of 500 people at the mouth of the Sogn Fjord, beautiful and peaceful and quiet, on Friday the 21st, so I'll miss the first 2, but I should be back in time for the 26th, "second day of Christmas," "Boxing", or Wrestling day, or whatever you all call it in your parts. In the US it's called "the second biggest shopping day of the year!!!"
JDB: You mean Sogn doesn't have even dialup? I'm celebrating Christmas in Longlac (dig out your Canadian Atlas for that one) and even there we'll have internet access.

Okay, it looks like a Holiday tasting schedule could be set up like this:
1) Dec 21 @ 1900 UK: "Favorite Christmas Dram"
or Dec 22 @ 1900 UK: "Favorite Christmas Dram"
2) Dec 26 all day: "The Whisk(e)y I scored at Christmas?"
3) Jan 1,2008 @0001 all morning: "My New Years Dram"

I'll try to be at both Dec 21 and 22; Boxing Day may just be a login, quick hello and report then off; finally, New Years eve being whenever I crawl home.

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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:58 pm

Sounds interesting. I'll try to join the 26'th too. No such luck on the 21'st and 22'nd as I'm working. As for Christmas whiskies - I think I'll open some sample bottles from Jan which are very very interesting! :thumbsup:
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:59 pm

Of course there's an internet connection in the little village of a few in Norway, "the most internet connected in the world," or so they say! But the house we're staying in doesn't have it cause it's just a weekend/monthly house belonging to my fiancee's folks. The uncle next door has it, but we won't be there. A few days away from this thing might do me some good. But not to worry, we'll be drinking whisky for sure!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:01 pm

Ok, I'm planning on showing up Friday evening and possible Saturday evening. Matt, will we have a nice little place to play? :lol: Christmas spirit will be from the Aberlour for me.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Matt2 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:35 pm

Not as nice as it should be, but here you go. :thumbsup:

Favourite Christmas Whisky - 21st December - 7:00pm
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:07 pm

Thanks Matt. Enjoy a whisky this evening.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:41 am

Is the live tasting on the 27'th still on?
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:33 pm

If it is I may bring something rather special along!
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:53 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:If it is I may bring something rather special along!

That's a good idea Malty. Looking forward to seing you there :thumbsup:
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:02 pm

I'm back in town so I may jump in too, we'll see.
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Ganga » Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:14 am

Anyone for ringing in the New Year as it goes across the globe? I'm likely availabe for most of Europe through to California. :lol: :shock:
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Re: Live Forum Tasting

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:38 pm

Sadly, and not sure how I'll manage, we won't be online at the new place for a few weeks, at least! I'm at the in-laws place luckily now, but dinner soon at back to our place to celebrate. I'll be with you in good spirits Ganga, and all the others too!!!
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