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  1. #3421
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    Glenfarclas 25yr old.
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    “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!”

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  2. #3422
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Hope that forest fire isn't getting too close Jeff.
    We are ok Grant but the whole state is on fire or has been ,it's spooky the sky is gray ash is falling and the sun is just a red ball.
    If Dry creek catches fire we are the first ones gone. it will be 110F or 43C today in Roseville and it is raining gray ash.
    There has been weeks that look like the end of the world,not kidding.
    I was trying to get a bottle of Langskip but it isn't here yet. The Arora and the standard Wolfburn is though.
    I can't really keep getting more till I've made room in the cabinet,I've rearranged the bottles every which way and It still leaves 7 out and the Pantry is off limits .
    Now I am making decisions , I like Monkey Shoulder and Naked Grouse but to get something different, I will get another bottle of Naked Grouse and replace the MS with maybe Tomatain CS, or WB Langskip.
    Or if I ever find Glenfarclas CS 105 under $100.00, I did notice a lot of bottles you guys get in 1 liter we get at 750ml. for near the same price as you pay.
    Even Bourbon is a problem here so many options are not shipped to the west coast that are available every where else. Just like there are Napa and Sonoma wines that are only local to California.
    Sad I am not a wine guy.
    Last edited by goraman; 06-09-2020 at 17:33.
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  3. #3423
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    Quote Originally Posted by goraman View Post
    We are ok Grant but the whole state is on fire or has been ,it's spooky the sky is gray ash is falling and the sun is just a red ball.
    If Dry creek catches fire we are the first ones gone. it will be 110F or 43C today in Roseville and it is raining gray ash.
    There has been weeks that look like the end of the world,not kidding.
    I was trying to get a bottle of Langskip but it isn't here yet. The Arora and the standard Wolfburn is though.
    I can't really keep getting more till I've made room in the cabinet,I've rearranged the bottles every which way and It still leaves 7 out and the Pantry is off limits .
    Now I am making decisions , I like Monkey Shoulder and Naked Grouse but to get something different, I will get another bottle of Naked Grouse and replace the MS with maybe Tomatain CS, or WB Langskip.
    Or if I ever find Glenfarclas CS 105 under $100.00, I did notice a lot of bottles you guys get in 1 liter we get at 750ml. for near the same price as you pay.
    Even Bourbon is a problem here so many options are not shipped to the west coast that are available every where else. Just like there are Napa and Sonoma wines that are only local to California.
    Sad I am not a wine guy.
    Glad your safe for now. Saw some frightening footage.
    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***

  4. #3424
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    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/126001...-auction-760k/

    Macallan auction makes record. The wartime stuff was done with peat apparently as coal was off ration.
    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***

  5. #3425
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    and a future sale of macallan will be this collection of 18 yr olds.. guy's dad bought him a bottle every birthday.. sweet pressie; wish my dad had thought of it

    https://inews.co.uk/news/son-sells-b...y-house-634125
    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 TV - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE', BOSE, CAMBRIDGE, BOWER & WILKINS, DEVIALET & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON, QOBUZ, PLEX, JRIVER - 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***

  6. #3426
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    and a future sale of macallan will be this collection of 18 yr olds.. guy's dad bought him a bottle every birthday.. sweet pressie; wish my dad had thought of it

    https://inews.co.uk/news/son-sells-b...y-house-634125
    I agree Grant very nice birthday present, the 18 year old is lovely but an expensive buy these days. THe dad is in industry so is probably receiving a discount on his purchases.
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  7. #3427
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    What was his Dad thinking ?
    I'll make my son an alcoholic before age 9? God for him to resist ,but what kid follows instructions from there parents anyway.
    Glad the young man is buying a house with them.
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  8. #3428
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    Default The fires in California

    The fires are so bad here we have been breathing smoke and ash into 4 weeks now and we are the lucky ones.
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  9. #3429
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    Yes its a bit spooky.. Hopefully it doesn't get much closer.


    Latest wolfburn, the Aurora.. This is very young at I think about 3yrs and a day.. But one of nicest whiskies I've ever tried. Half teaspoon of water and its at its best.
    Another bottle has been ordered.


    Oh the stylish Fettercairn bottle came too.
    Reminds me a bit of a Dickel bottle but better.


    Last edited by struth; 08-09-2020 at 15:06.
    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 TV - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE', BOSE, CAMBRIDGE, BOWER & WILKINS, DEVIALET & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON, QOBUZ, PLEX, JRIVER - 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***

  10. #3430
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    Is the Wolfburn or Fettercairn sherried, Granty? Need to add another quality malt to my small stock of whisky

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