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Postby Paul A Jellis » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:49 am

With just a couple of months to go, I was wondering just who from the Forums is thinking of going. With the new voucher system I need a little encouragement to get me there . . .
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Postby bamber » Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:52 pm

I'll be there Paul - we can hook up again hopefully if your there.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:36 pm

if I don't go Bamber it looks like you'll be on your own!

Just having a New Year clear-out and found last years book of vouchers, do you think I can still use them this year? :wink:
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Postby ikendal » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:19 pm

bearing in mind all I have written on the subject I still intend to go. Mainly because my first was in 2004 and this will only be my third event. I am hoping that the master classes will make up for the whole debacle. i still have lots to learn.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:57 pm

ikendal wrote:bearing in mind all I have written on the subject I still intend to go. Mainly because my first was in 2004 and this will only be my third event. I am hoping that the master classes will make up for the whole debacle. i still have lots to learn.


I know what you mean, I'm not happy with the way the event is going, but I'm still being drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Let's hope I don't get my fingers burnt!
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Postby Mustardhead » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:11 am

I might be there ;)
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Postby Rob Allanson » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:04 pm

Well I shall definately be there so feel free to seek me out and we can have a natter... 8)
The masterclasses are looking pretty good so far, plenty of learning to do there I think.
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:54 pm

I'm going with my brother.


:)
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:57 pm

I've booked for Saturday, but I'm going without my brother!!!
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Postby The Fachan » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:23 pm

Rob,

When will the masterclasses be posted on the web site?
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Postby Rob Allanson » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:01 pm

The Fachan wrote:Rob,

When will the masterclasses be posted on the web site?


As soon as we can. They should be up by the end of the month, just bear with us they are being finalised.
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:32 pm

Paul wrote:-

I've booked for Saturday, but I'm going without my brother!!!


Paul do you want to borrow my brother? :wink:
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:44 pm

les taylor wrote:Paul wrote:-

I've booked for Saturday, but I'm going without my brother!!!


Paul do you want to borrow my brother? :wink:


Thanks, but no thanks, but could I have his vouchers?
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Postby Mustardhead » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:20 pm

Confirmed. I'll be there :)
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Guardian of the Glenlivet

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:22 pm

Just discovered another benefit of being a Guardian of the Glenlivet; a chance at winning two free tickets to Whisky Live London. The draw is tomorrow, I won't hold my breath 'though. It would be a treat to be able to go, wouldn't it? Would just have to get there from here.

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Postby Mustardhead » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:51 pm

I've already booked for the Saturday but now I've had to enter The Glenlivet draw and I might have to go on the Friday as well!

Now I just need to remember my membership card :)
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Postby RufusA » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:03 pm

Guess who won the draw :oops:

Looks like I'll be going on the Friday (having already booked to attend the Saturday with friends). Anyone got any tips for tackling 2 days back to back of WL? Starting the Friday afternoon / evening session with a Glenlevit tasting is going to be tough :lol:

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:26 pm

Congrats RufusA and enjoy you lucky sod.

I was in also and hoping against hopes.

Ah well maybe next year.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:50 pm

Well done RufusA, be sure to write a report and let us all know how it went!
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Postby Matt2 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:48 pm

Congratulations Rufus 8)

I would spend all day Friday hanging around the Glenlivet stand, I am sure they will show you some good hospitality and they may even tell you what the key unlocks :wink:
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Postby Mustardhead » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:17 pm

Rufus, you jammy git :P

We expect a full report on your treatment at The Glenlivet stand.
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Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:29 am

RufusA:
Congrats on winning the draw, I too hope you are treated well at the Glenlivet stand. Make sure you take your membership card (and maybe key) just in case.
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Postby bamber » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:46 pm

I'll be there Friday, if anyone fancies sharing a dram ....
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Postby Mustardhead » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:12 am

I'll be there on Saturday if anybody wants to put a face to the weird user name :)
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Postby suffolkwhisky » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:25 am

RufusA wrote:Guess who won the draw :oops:

Looks like I'll be going on the Friday (having already booked to attend the Saturday with friends). Anyone got any tips for tackling 2 days back to back of WL? Starting the Friday afternoon / evening session with a Glenlevit tasting is going to be tough :lol:

Rufus.


Congratulations Rufus!

I will be going both days. See you at the Glenlivet Masterclass.

P.S. By the way, Rufus, did you go to school in Worthing?
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:35 pm

Mustardhead wrote:I'll be there on Saturday if anybody wants to put a face to the weird user name :)


I'll also be there on Saturday and look forward to meeting other whisky lunatics, sorry, lovers!
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Postby RufusA » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:04 am

suffolkwhisky wrote:P.S. By the way, Rufus, did you go to school in Worthing?


I did indeed! et tu?

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Postby Steve Rush » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:47 pm

Third year for me, roll on Friday. :D
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Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:50 pm

We are going on saturday I shall be wearing a red carnation and you can find me by the clock.


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Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:29 pm

les taylor wrote:We are going on saturday I shall be wearing a red carnation and you can find me by the clock.


:)


Just a red carnation. . . ?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:33 pm

That was "clock", Paul.
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Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:26 pm

The carnation will be in my button hole. No commado's here.


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Plan of attack?

Postby RufusA » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:41 pm

What's everyone hoping to get out of Whisky Live London.

Who are you most hoping to meet / talk to.

What are you most looking forward to taste.

And what are you going to actively avoid?

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Re: Plan of attack?

Postby Steve Rush » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:20 pm

RufusA wrote:What's everyone hoping to get out of Whisky Live London.

Who are you most hoping to meet / talk to.

What are you most looking forward to taste.

And what are you going to actively avoid?

Rufus.


I know I'm hoping to use the day largely as a continued learning experience. Apart from a good few tastings, as with the last few years looking forward to talking with the guys and indeed the girls in the know. Also be good as others have said elsewhere to put a few names to faces.

Don't have anyone in particular that I'm hoping to meet, as with last year just hoping to be able to get round the hall and meet everyone. Last years most memeorable meets were with the guys at Bunnahabhain and a good old chat with the guys at Royal Mile just to mention a couple.

Last year I felt that there where a few stands run more from a PR persepctive than a knowledge and passion perspective. At the end of the day I know PR is what these guys are here to do but just hoping this year the stands are more passion powered.

Taste wise I'm just looking to be surprised. Have been fortuante enough to of tried most things that will be here this year so am more angling at specialist cask bottlings etc.

Not really looking to avoid anything. Apart from making sure I get to the Royal Mile stand earlier this year as last year missed out on a couple of bottles I wanted. Let's also say will not be using a voucher on the
Penderyn stand. Have tried sampled this a few times but it still doesn't do anything for me.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:31 pm

So you will be avoiding the Penderyn stand then :wink:

Enjoy the week-end and remember to report back to us poor unlucky souls who cannot get to this event.
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