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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I never drink to excess and almost never get drunk
    I would consider I do drink to excess (especially if you look at the government's recommendations) but I too almost never get drunk. "Comfortably numb" would be an apt description on a hi-fi forum! Last time I was properly drunk was about 25 years ago. I just get more chilled and then usually fall asleep - alcohol has never made me get aggressive or (in my opinion!) become an asshole. I'd say I'm a friendly drunk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    I would consider I do drink to excess (especially if you look at the government's recommendations) but I too almost never get drunk. "Comfortably numb" would be an apt description on a hi-fi forum! Last time I was properly drunk was about 25 years ago. I just get more chilled and then usually fall asleep - alcohol has never made me get aggressive or (in my opinion!) become an asshole. I'd say I'm a friendly drunk!
    Lol... Friendly is the way to be. I hate folk who get all irritable or aggressive with alcohol!

    I've not even been "comfortably numb", probably since I was a teenager. The absolute MOST alcohol I consume, in any given day, is if on a Sunday I have a couple of aperitifs before lunch, then share a bottle of red with Del. And you know how much food I normally have with Sunday lunches, to help mop up the booze!

    But that's it, and often I don't have an aperitif and perhaps only a glass and a half of wine. The rest is either re-corked (air pumped out first) and enjoyed the next day, or Del, who's a bigger boozer than me lol, will finish it off herself. And I rarely have wine during the week (last night was an exception with the cheese and Beaujolais Nouveau), and no more than a couple of bottles of beer from Mon-Friday, sometimes none.

    I just don't 'need' or crave alcohol [plus I lead a stress-free life, so unlike some don't need booze to 'calm down' or relax after work]. I have always respected alcohol, and so *I* control it, rather than it controlling *me*. Fortunately, I also don't have an addictive nature, so don't tend to crave things or develop bad habits. But quite simply, I value my good health too much to abuse alcohol.

    Moderation, in anything, for me is always the key

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Ha - well, you see that's where we're different! I much prefer the grape to the grain, so whereas I love quality cask ale, I'm happy with just a pint of it, but could quite easily drink half a bottle of quality wine or Champagne - all however with appropriate food...

    And that's also where I suspect we're different - you're much more of a drinker than me, without food. I never drink to excess and almost never get drunk, plus I rarely have alcohol without food!

    Marco.
    TBH we drink bugger all at home, unless we're hosting.

    I rarely drink anything during the week as it affects my training and that's a big no-no...

    We'll buy wine in at this time of year, always like to get a few cases in for Christmas as we have a lot of various family gatherings, but we've still bottles in the rack from last Christmas!

    I don't deny that we do drink and can drink a lot when we're together with family; but it's always around a meal etc. I can have a drink or 3 on a saturday and it can make mondays training session not good, so it's all in moderation. But there are times were that has lapsed, as we've all had

    However, I wind down this time of year; always have around 3 weeks off as it's the only real break I get the whole year; running your own business rarely lets you switch off, but as all my clients are winding down too, it works hand in hand. So, with that, I take 3 weeks off training too. My body is generally in pieces this time of year due to the silly weights and stones I lift, but also it's simply to have a rest from it all. So it's nice to enjoy a few whiskies in an evening whilst chilling out watching a good film or listening to music in my man-cave/office.

    I don't get plastered; did enough of that in my 20s to realise that it's not for me. I'm a happy/giggly drunk; I don't get overly serious nor nasty
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    Sherry finally appeared. They said it was going to be Monday but got it today
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    The bottle of port I have.
    Single harvest tawny from 2006.
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    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Gents, (and ladies of course )

    Need your help please.

    Could you kindly recommend me a top notch Whisky for a Christmas gift to my son in Oz, something that maybe punches above its price range would be great.

    Looking to spend up to 50 and would like to purchase/send via Amazon.

    Any good offers out there at the mo ?

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    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Do you know that one? Is it good?

    To Robert, who asked the question, do you know what sort of whisky your son likes? Also, do whiskies from Amazon travel well to Australia? Does Amazon whack a huge surcharge on, or are there import duties? Might need to check - but you may know already.

    My guess is that out of ignorance the suggested Aberfeldy might do the trick, but its a Highland malt, so not necessarily with the strong peaty flavour one gets from Islay, nor the flavours of the Speyside malts. Quite by accident we recently discovered Glen Moray - Elgin malt - mainly because it was the only one we didn't know in an airport store, and we wanted to take it on the plane. It's a lot cheaper in stores, or even at Amazon - though not on such a good offer as the Aberfeldy (which I don't know at all) right now. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Glen-Moray-...HNSVFCHQ5MKW0S It's a pleasant, middle of the road sort of drink - I detected chocolaty flavours.

    For more brutal peaty flavours look for Laphroaig, Lagavulin, or perhaps Talisker (though some Talisker variants tinkered with the smoky flavour).
    You might also get a good deal on Bowmore - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bowmore-No-...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

    For smoother flavours try Speyside malts. Tomintoul isn't bad. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tomintoul-Y...31QTA8GHCPAC2M

    Possibly the Singletons are good, and also the Aberlour and Highland Park. There are many to choose from. Some whiskies are smoother, more like brandy - I'm less familiar with those. Scan through the "Customers who bought this item also bought" section at the bottom of most of the whisky offerings on Amazon and see what catches your eye, or is on a good offer.
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    vanilla, peaches, ginger, oak and a touch of peat in flavour but not on nose really. its very good, especially at this price.

    and yes there will be enough surcharges i would think to make it unattractive, but check amazon australia. your uk amazon info will work there too
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    another top whiskey, this time Irish, but dont be put off... they do a heavily sherried version too but this is very good stuff..

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Redbreast-S...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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