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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:48 pm

Then may I offer ......... Laphroaig
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Bowmore

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:51 pm

Bunnahabhain

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:52 pm

Then over (the sea) to Skye

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:55 pm

Finally, this one was taken looking away from the distillery and across the bay at Tobermory

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:03 pm

Shall I tempt you a little further Christian?

Should one tire of the view of Bunnahabhain distillery, then one could look the other way towards the Paps and Jura .....

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Postby Bob & Jill » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:45 am

This is how Bob & I got started on sampling single malts. We took 4 Islay's on a wilderness canoe trip to northern Saskatchewan, Canada and did blind tastings to see if we could identify each one by name. It was a lot of fun and gave us something enjoyable to do inside the tent until the blackflys went to sleep for the evening.
We took: Ardbeg 10, Laphroaig 10, Black Bottle (blend), & McClellands Islay--which we thought was a good bargain until we put it up against the others. We won't buy that one again. The others were very good and we would get them confused. I think now we would be able to tell them apart.
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Postby Bob & Jill » Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:16 am

Previously we displayed our "alternate home" whisky set up, here is our at home whisky set up:
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Decorating with whisky bottles:

This is where the empties are stored
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This is where the in-use ones are stored
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Postby Bob & Jill » Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:42 pm

Further note:

In the above photos
1) notice the proximity of the whisky glasses ---for faster service.
2) notice the proximity of the cleaver—to ward off would-be whisky thieves.

Yes Mr Fjeld, we did have a good time on our whisky discovering canoe trip and here is a photo that says it all (Bob enjoying a dram of Islay)
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:17 am

Nice picture Mr T - the fact that the sky is over exposed makes the photo much more dramatic.

Thanks to Photoshop I did this:

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Ardbeg Ten - un-chillfiltered and uncoloured.

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Postby ikendal » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:40 pm

a regular family event

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the annual meeting of the Kendal Cask Committee!

Anyone for some Arran

The collection without people
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:43 pm

Nice photos Ian! I wouldn't ride that horse after serving it Ardbeg!
I love the green colour of the Ardbeg bottles and here's another one:

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"Guaranteed Ten Years Old"

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:45 pm

Hi Wendy, no problem with the picture however I do not think that Redbreast 15yo is available in the UK. Unless Aidan knows a specialist that is doing it. Originally made for Greman market only but some online shops in the Netherlands as well and 1 shop in the whole of Ireland :evil: :?: :?: :?: Keep up the good stuff Ally.

This is probably a once off bottling for this age statement. I have stocked up on this myself and it was cheaper for me to get it from on online German sell by post than to buy it here in Ireland. I would post you a bottle but with your dedicated custom officers I feel it would be in vain :cry:


Hope this news is not too Dissappointing. Regards Adrian


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What I can suggest is maybe a limited edition bottle of Connemara 1992 Single Cask (not cask strength) which is Available in Royal Mile for a good price and they have a shop in London: 3 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE.
Check
ttp://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:59 pm

No problem Wendy, glad that we can give any little help at all.

Further if you want a cheaper but good blend with a high pot still content which may not be easily available to you all across the the big pond you could also try for te following which I highly rate.

Jameson Crested Ten & Powers Gold Lable

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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:49 pm

Really cool picture Jan! How did you do it - which commands etc. ?

A possible ad for Ardbeg - although it isn't going to increase sales :oops:

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Postby Casey » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:12 am

Former Laphroaig manager Robin Shields and two p!$$heads. (2004)

MJ should've known better though!

My eyes really were that colour (I think it was the first tasting of the quarter cask that did it)

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Postby Thesh » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:48 am

http://s88315453.onlinehome.us/allowit/whiskey1.jpg
http://s88315453.onlinehome.us/allowit/whiskey2.jpg

Just the start. I need to get out and find some place with a better selection here in Southern California. Whiskey isn't exactly the most popular beverage in these parts.
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Postby Wave » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:11 am

Here are some of my pics from this years trip to Scotland.

Stillroom at Laphroaig
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Washbacks at Bunnahabhain
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Mashtuns at Bruichladdich
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Lochside/Duffies Pub in Bowmore
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Postby Wave » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:14 pm

From years past......

One of the Whisky safes in Glen Grant's garden, Rothes - Scotland '02
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Walking down to the River Spey (from Archiestown) to pay homage I came across the Imperial Distillery in Caron - Scotland '02
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The birth of a 'Laddie! '04
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A couple of hand-filled Aberlour's from their Connoisseurs tour August '02 & May '04
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Postby Bullie » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:18 am

Thought I'd post a pic from the last fair I worked at (Smak av Whisky, Malmö). From left to right; Me, Mr MacLean and Robert van Hal.

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Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:24 pm

Ok sorry, here's something nicer than my foul language - taken from our garden last summer:

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Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:09 pm

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This is a picture of our summer house down the bottom of the garden. A bit ornate but we like it.


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Postby Paul A Jellis » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:04 am

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Not sure where this is.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:00 am

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even in the middle of winter Loch Fyne is a beautiful place to be.
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Postby Wave » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:28 am

The first time I went through Inveraray ('02) on my way to Islay I didn't even know LFW exsisted! :shock:
So I got this shot instead.

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Postby les taylor » Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:54 am

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Thought I'd share this picture of the view from our hotel bedroom. Jan 06.
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Postby kljostad » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:57 pm

Here are some shots from my recent visit to Islay.

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Pot Stills at Ardbeg

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Ardbeg's Purifier


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Pot Stills at Kilchoman


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View from Bowmore Stillroom


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My son nosing Ardbeg Almost There
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Postby Wave » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:02 am

les taylor wrote:Wave the answer is yes, and that was the view we had. What a place!


I spent 3 nights in Alice Springs in October of '05 and took a day long tour out to Olgas & Uluru, awesome indeed! :D


Olgas
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Uluru Close-up (Ayers Rock)
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My son nosing Ardbeg Almost There


It looks as though your son is asking dad when he'll be "almost there" for a taste! :lol:


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Postby Aidan » Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:29 pm

kljostad wrote:
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My son nosing Ardbeg Almost There


I hope your son wasn't driving that day.
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Postby les taylor » Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:38 pm

Wave wrote:
les taylor wrote:Wave the answer is yes, and that was the view we had. What a place!


I spent 3 nights in Alice Springs in October of '05 and took a day long tour out to Olgas & Uluru, awesome indeed! :D


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Uluru Close-up (Ayers Rock)
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Wave we were fortunate to stay 3 nights at Logitude 131. It was fantastic and to see the national park like you did was amazing. It rained whilst we were at Ayers Rock and saw all the waterfalls up close. That's as you know is the black lines on the rocks. It was fantastic something never to forget. We were there the beginning of January 06.

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Postby kljostad » Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:10 pm

Aidan wrote:
I hope your son wasn't driving that day.



No, he's still got some problems reaching down to the pedals, but his stearing is getting quite OK...

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How is your trip going along? It was in April, wasn't it? Me, my girlfriend and my son spent a month driving around in Britain recently. Loved all of it, but Islay and Dorset in particular. Walking the Dorest coast was an experience of a lifetime!
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:35 pm

Had a lovely time with Bente in the central parts of Bergen today. Weather was fine, a bit cloudy but still offering a comfortable 19 degrees celsius. This post should perhaps belong to the "Weather Thread" but because I'm spamming you with pictures I thought this thread was more appropriate.

Below is perhaps a typical picture for many people when they think of Norway:
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Next is Bergens oldest building the Church of Mary, built in the first half of the 12th century :
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A typical street:
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From the fish market:
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Artists hired in to entertain as part of the international culture festival which takes part every May. An interesting thing is the local patriotism (some call it chauvinism) as displayed when the official song of Bergen is played before the national anthem duriing the King's opening of the festival. Not the usual etiquette.
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One of the "bird artists" :
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The pride of Bergen, the "Statsraad Lehmkuhl" , also refered to as the "Minister" (Statsraaden) .
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Saturday isn't always a day off:
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The last picture is of the Haakons Hall or rather King Haakons Haakonsens Hall. The most powerful norwegian king of them all and the one that at one time politicaly ruled over Iceland, Pharoe islands, Shetland, Orkney, the western highlands of Scotland, the Hebridees and Isle of Man - well, untill he died in Orkney in 1263.
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:52 pm

This picture is taken from our bedroom window.



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Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:55 pm

So Les, it's a relief to know your ancestors got away alive from the french revolution.....
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:06 pm

Mr Fjield there's no fooling you. I can't believe it. The Chateau has only been open for 21 months as a hotel you must have stayed there as well?

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View from the other corner.
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