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  1. #2901
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    $70.00 here Grant.
    I am going to finish some bottles before opening new ones but I am looking forward to it,
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    Quote Originally Posted by goraman View Post
    $70.00 here Grant.
    I am going to finish some bottles before opening new ones but I am looking forward to it,
    thats about £56... guess its because Donald put a 25% tax on scotch.. a bit pricey for ardbeg but i guess we pay through nose for some bourbons too
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    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah mate, kick their asses!

    Tell them you're bezzie mates with Bezos...

    Marco.
    The UK CEO got an underling to sent me an email in middle of night(unfortunately for him i was awake) it said the driver needs an official picture of you to prove your over 18 what a lily livered cretin.
    I said if his drivers cannot tell that a man in his 60's isnt over 18 then they have no business working in a reponsible job.
    total bull and the ceo, Douglas John Gurr obviously doesnt believe in Bozos empty chair for the customer as thats who we serve.. he is far to far up the tree it appears to be bothered in answering his own mail... and didnt even get his secretary to do it.. just sent it to customer service..

    so folks, i suggest voting with your feet re amazon until they start treating customers correctly.

    rant temporarilly over
    Regards,
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    thats about £56... guess its because Donald put a 25% tax on scotch.. a bit pricey for ardbeg but i guess we pay through nose for some bourbons too
    Ouch , Thats why my Mc Vitie's are more too.
    I just read an article that because Air bus is subsidized it has an unfair advantage ,so we put a tax on scotch and Biscuits till the EU comes to the table.
    There is still a Kennedy tax of sorts scotch that goes back to Jack. Making it very expensive here.

    https://time.com/3529756/kennedy-chu...vestment-deal/
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    Yeah except we are not in the EU. Not that he seems to care.
    Anyhoo, i hope you enjoy it when you get round to opening. Might open a new one soon myself
    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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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    A Day At The Races

    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 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  7. #2907
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    And a flight of fancy

    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 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Lady Of The Night

    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 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Thumbs up Maine Soft Drinks - just FAB!!

    Right a small interlude from the whisky love-in....

    Aside from alcohol, does anyone enjoy a nice soft drink? I do occasionally, but aside from Coke or Pepsi, *NOTHING* tastes like it used to [when you were a kid], not lemonade, fizzy orange, limeade or whatever... Until now!

    Those of you who live in Ireland may already be aware of Maine Soft Drinks, but for everyone else:



    Details here: https://www.mainesoftdrinks.co.uk/about-us/

    PROPER soft drinks, which taste like they used to, delivered to your door, just like the 'Alpine man' used to do in Scotland! Even, Irn Bru, Granty!

    Or do you remember when Barr's used to do limeade, orangeade and various other flavours in glass bottles, during the 70s and 80s? Well, the Maine stuff tastes EXACTLY like that. Really brings back memories!

    Anyway, my local dairy is now delivering this to me, along with milk, cream, orange juice, etc. I've ordered some American cream soda and Irn Bru, so we'll see what that's like, but the limeade and orangeade, tases limey and orangey like nothing you can buy now in a supermarket!

    Highly recommended, especially with summer arriving - ice-cream sodas, here we come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Right a small interlude from the whisky love-in....

    Aside from alcohol, does anyone enjoy a nice soft drink? I do occasionally, but aside from Coke or Pepsi, *NOTHING* tastes like it used to [when you were a kid], not lemonade, fizzy orange, limeade or whatever... Until now!

    Those of who live in Ireland may already be aware of Maine Soft Drinks, but for everyone else:



    Details here: https://www.mainesoftdrinks.co.uk/about-us/

    PROPER soft drinks, which taste like they used to, delivered to your door, just like the 'Alpine man' used to in Scotland! Even, Irn Bru, Granty!

    Or do you remember when Barr's used to do limeade, orangeade and various other flavours in glass bottles, during the 70s and 80s? Well, the Maine stuff tastes EXACTLY like that. Really brings back memories!

    Anyway, my local dairy is now delivering this to me, along with milk, cream, orange juice, etc. I've ordered some American cream soda and Irn Bru, so we'll see what that's like, but the limeade and orangeade, tases limey and orangey like nothing you can buy now in a supermarket!

    Highly recommended, especially with summer arriving - ice-cream sodas, here we come!

    Marco.
    There was a time , but too much sugar now for me, although I don’t drink too many soft drinks these days, the odd Diet Pepsi
    Regards
    Robin

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