Rally Chat Proposed whisky meet, May 7th 2016

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  1. Mattyjwr

    Mattyjwr Funster Life Member

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    Following on from @TheWM 's mouthwatering whisky tasting posts, we are proposing a whisky tasting meet on the weekend of the 7th May, 2016 at site or field in or near Essex that will allow open fires. We may have to extend the search but Essex is our first choice as a venue.

    We are looking for an idea of numbers so that we can look for places to meet - feel free to post below if you are interested or have suggestions on venues.

    Children will be included in the weekend so there could be a visit to local child-friendly places on Saturday daytime.

    Site facilities and restrictions are unknown; they will be published when we find somewhere to stay as will the pitch fees etc.

    Everyone is welcome.

    Participation in the tastings is optional but I would anticipate that everyone who joins the tastings will bring a bottle of spirit to share. The focus will be whisky / whiskey / bourbon but brandies, gins and vodkas could be included. At a later date, we could share the names of the spirits we are planning to bring to avoid too much duplication.

    The aim is for a chilled time with good company, good drinks and a camp fire.
     
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  2. TheWM

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    Thanks @Mattyjwr this is a great idea and I know some have previously expressed an interest so I'll tag them in now @DanielFord @Ambilkate @Electraglide @Bill_OR @ROB1CHELSEA1 just in case they may have not seen this. There are others too who I know may be interested, so I may give them a gentle nudge in the next few weeks.

    I think Matty has summed it up perfectly, this is just really an impromptu meet to get together and share a dram or two (ideally) around a fire. Personally, I couldn't think of anything more I'd rather do :)
     
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    I'm interested but the dates might clash with a family do......
     
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    Keep looking here; we are aiming for this date but haven't book a venue yet.
     
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    :crying: Pfft ...........what happened to the Peak District too cold for you southerners ? or don't we have the ideal water for adding to the dram :beerchug:
     
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    We (I mean I) would be interested in this, sounds like a great idea,
     
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    Need a site that doesn't mind open fires...... Looks like it might be fun, but watch out for Cruiser decanting Tesco value scotch into a malt bottle.....

    (Or was that me when we have visitors?? :sneaky:)
     
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    Mattyjwr Funster Life Member

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    I love the Peaks but we are struggling to find a weekend where we can both get there in a sensible time - @TheWM has a longer journey and it could be 4 hours for him to get to the White Peaks and we don't have any bank holiday weekends when we are both free. Let's see where we end up with possible venues.

    As for your water, it is a dam site nicer than wot we soverners 'ave.
     
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    Thanks for the tag, I had been peeking in here just to get an idea.
    This may play out quite nicely, it's the wifes 21st birthday again, you know, the one that isn't 30!!! :D Need a firm date and venue though.
     
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  10. TheWM

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    Listen, I'm off to Scotland next week - I've got my string vest at the ready :LOL: but, unless it is during school holidays then it would have to be closer to home.

    How I laughed. My Dad did (in fact he still does) decant JW Red Label into a posher bottle for guests :whistle: What's worse, I model myself on my dad (so SWMBO says!!!)

    :D Let me guess, she does a birthday week too (or is it a fortnight, I lose track...!)
     
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    We are keen but not sure yet if the dates will work.
    We always enjoy whisky tasting so this sounds like the basis for a good meet.
     
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    MMM, 7th May 2016 is my 65th Birthday so I had better check if we are already doing something but i have not been told
     
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    May have a family commitment around those dates so will have to wait to see if dates coincide or not fingers crossed for not as Bill is always in about his malts :)
     
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    I've heard that you are celebrating at a whisky meet:)
     
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    We're interested pending Alan's work rota (not whisky drinkers but a nice cognac could be supplied!).
     
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    Hmm Whisky meet, oh ok then you twisted my arm :)
     
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    ...... I have gin........
     
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    What about Rum?
     
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    We would be interested - it'll be Joe's 65th on the 9th.

    Denise
     
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    Robert. Rum is more than welcome, I'm currently supping on a RL Seale's 10 year old, and will soon follow it with a Doorly's 12 :) ;) In fact I may also push the boat out and have an English Harbour 10 seeing as it's been a long day..!

    Would love to have a few other spirits on board. I know a lot less about Rum than whisky, but I'm a quick learner and have an expanding collection.

    If anyone fancies bringing something else to the party, I'm all ears, especially as the flavour profiles of some rums are equal to decent whiskies.
     
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