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Postby Rudolph Hucker » Thu May 20, 2004 3:30 pm

Assuming you are lucky enough to be going to Whisky Live in Glasgow, which celebrity - and you may interpret that word how you wish! - would you like to take with you to show them a really great afternoon's treat they will remember for long time?

Me? I would take Gordon Brown. Somehow I think a couple of drams would turn him into a very interesting companion.

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Postby SpiritofShetland » Thu May 20, 2004 6:24 pm

I'd take Fiona Murdoch, owner of the Whisky Shop in Dufftown and driving force behind the whisky festival there, so that she'd get a chance to enjoy the event and drams - and not just work to make everything go smoothly.
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Postby susywong » Fri May 21, 2004 9:08 am

I have to agree with you there, Fiona works her butt off making sure the festivals run smoothly!!
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Postby Ash » Fri May 21, 2004 10:34 am

And owning the only whisky shop in Dufftown, its not like she has a vested interest in promoting a whisky festival either. :roll:
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Fri May 21, 2004 11:35 am

Of course not. She, as everybody who owns a business, want to sell as much as possible.

But the amount of time and effort she puts in to it is ubelivable.

Amongst other things she handles bookings for people who are coming, free of charge. If you call the local tourist council (who's Dufftown-office normally is closed during the festival) the closest place to spend the night offered will most likely be Elgin.

And of course she just loves plugging her favourite whiskies - I think it's reasonable to think that her shop is the shop in the world that sells the most Mortlach 16yo.
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Celebrity

Postby Rudolph Hucker » Fri May 21, 2004 12:10 pm

Fiona does a really great job, and as a true whisky enthusiast, I am sure she will be at Whisky Live Glasgow any way - so she won't need to be anyone's guest. - which is what this thread is about.

More suggestions please!

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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun May 23, 2004 12:04 pm

Gordon Brown would be interesting but an event like that wouldn't convince him.

He just loves to tax anything that moves and if he can't tax that then he taxes anything which doesn't.

I read an interview with Billy Boyd - Pippin, the hobbit, from the Lord of the Rings - and he said he was trying to convert his co-stars to the benefits of single malt. So all the elves and hobbits plus from LOTR would be my choice.

And hands off Liv Tyler, she's mine. Honest. Guv.

p.s. I'll be surprised if Fiona is at that event after having spoken to her.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun May 23, 2004 12:33 pm

You folks don't mind if I came with Julia Roberts, don't you?

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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun May 23, 2004 10:04 pm

You're just being silly now.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon May 24, 2004 9:57 pm

No, just serious now. I would bring along Charles Maclean, because in my opinion one of the greatest writers and story tellers.
He's a most enjoyable person I know in the whisky industry.

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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue May 25, 2004 12:17 pm

That would be interesting.

At the whisky festival, we tasted Tamdhu and Steve Oliver, who was taking the talk, quoted him for tasting notes. Everything matched from our notes except for beeswax.

So how often does Charles Maclean taste beeswax?
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Postby Pete Reek » Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:17 pm

I would like to bring along every newspaper and magazine editor in the UK (apart from Dom!), to show them that whisky is here and now and relevant, and not some old foggie's poison, drunk only by those the wrong side of 40-ish.
Paul Walsh's comments are spot-on; let's move on from tartan-clad stags and haggis-infested castles; whisky has a much more important role to play in everyday life.

Pete.

(The wrong side of 40)
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