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blairgowrie
12-31-2004, 05:10 PM
Here it is. New Year's eve.

Just wanted to thank all of you for a great year. And to ask forgiveness to those I may have offended. Sorry Luckyboy, I really feel bad about snapping at you. Never again.

I have met a lot of new friends thanks to this Forum. I will do my utmost in 2005 to be a better citizen.

MaxMhz
12-31-2004, 05:20 PM
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Same to you - lets drink some ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

What offence lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SeaFireLIV
12-31-2004, 05:23 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Actually New Year here! 2005!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

Chuck_Older
12-31-2004, 05:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Here it is. New Year's eve.

Just wanted to thank all of you for a great year. And to ask forgiveness to those I may have offended. Sorry Luckyboy, I really feel bad about snapping at you. Never again.

I have met a lot of new friends thanks to this Forum. I will do my utmost in 2005 to be a better citizen. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm a Blair myself. Happy flying http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LuckyBoy1
12-31-2004, 05:40 PM
Actually, there is nothing to apologize for. Getting this game to run right will make us all buggy! Tell you what... tell a Yank what's the best Scotch out there because I've been trying to expand my horizon's beyond Glenlivet and have not had much satisafaction from the brands I've tried and each bottle is an expensive experiment. Give me the word and we'll call it even M8 even though there's nothing to get even over!

Chuck_Older
12-31-2004, 05:47 PM
Well, if blairgowrie isn't able to reply soon. I've had 60 dollar glasses of scotch and the best one I've ever had is a bottle that costs 42 bucks: The Balvenie Doublewood. Add a touch of water, just a few drops

LStarosta
12-31-2004, 05:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Well, if blairgowrie isn't able to reply soon. I've had 60 dollar glasses of scotch and the best one I've ever had is a bottle that costs 42 bucks: The Balvenie Doublewood. Add a touch of water, just a few drops <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I, like all aces, don't dilute my booze. Fact. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

JG7_Rall
12-31-2004, 05:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Well, if blairgowrie isn't able to reply soon. I've had 60 dollar glasses of scotch and the best one I've ever had is a bottle that costs 42 bucks: The Balvenie Doublewood. Add a touch of water, just a few drops <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I, like all aces, don't dilute my booze. Fact. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

speaking of that, did you know that once upon a time in some place that has escaped my memory, diluting alcohol was punishable by death?

blairgowrie
12-31-2004, 06:04 PM
As I sit here sipping my Grand Marnier, I have to agree that Balvenie is an excellent single malt. I am also partial to Laphroaig from the Western Isles.

My wife and I are sitting here planning a return trip to Scotland in July 2005. I am getting goosebumps just thinking about it. Those national feelings run deep to say nothing about a good portion of fish and chips or is it "curried chips" now. No offence meant. I love East Indian food too.

jensenpark
12-31-2004, 06:07 PM
BG: Great sentiment!

Pleasure flying with you...you're one of the class acts of our forum.

As for scotch, while I drink my single malts neat, don't scoff at Chuck's comment of adding a (small) touch of water...
water actually releases aromas and flavours in scotch.

Although I do admit a death sentence for diluting booze does sound like it has it merits... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MaxMhz
12-31-2004, 06:33 PM
OMG

Whiskey... well

there is only ONE for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Tullemore Dew
Single malt triple distilled Irish - the <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">One and ONLY</span>

blairgowrie
12-31-2004, 06:33 PM
Thanks for your kind words Jensenpark. I just try and treat others as I would like to be treated.

You and other members of the group that fly on Saturday nights are the ones that are most special to me. Also B16Enk,Uffestahl,Arcadeace, Seafire1V,and CrazyIvan are also very special to me. Hope I haven't left anyone out.

I think I had better close this now.I am getting a little maudlin!

Best one liner for 2005 goes to Tisqua.
"Your practoligist called. They found your head"

Sorry Sir Robin!

MaxMhz
12-31-2004, 06:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:

Best one liner for 2005 goes to Tisqua.
"Your practoligist called. They found your head"

Sorry Sir Robin! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

YES I agree http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I spilled my coffe on that one - and allmost choked too lol
but it's 2004 (long time ago)...

Chuck_Older
12-31-2004, 06:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Well, if blairgowrie isn't able to reply soon. I've had 60 dollar glasses of scotch and the best one I've ever had is a bottle that costs 42 bucks: The Balvenie Doublewood. Add a touch of water, just a few drops <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I, like all aces, don't dilute my booze. Fact. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some scotch should have a touch of water to allow all the flavors to be tasted and to allow all scents to be recognised; scent is a large part of what something tastes like to humans. Some scotch should be had neat. My Glenmorangie is always neat, as is my Talisker. In fact, I warm these two in my hands before I drink. When I can find Balblair, I have it neat. Royal Brackla is another one I have with just a drop or two of water; literally a drop or two, not a splash of a teaspoon full, two full drops will do. Too much water robs scotch with more delicate flavors and aromas of their intensity, and it tastes like a bargain basement rotgut. Royal Brackla is one of my favorites; it is cool like a glass of icewater to my palate. Great for after dinner or on a hot summer night.

Have a glass of the Doublewood neat. Then have something like a salad with a light dressing to cleanse your palate. Then have that same Balvenie with the smallest hint of water. It will be like you just had two different scotches

blairgowrie
12-31-2004, 06:56 PM
Chuck. Your taste buds are a lot more sensitive than mine which have been ravaged by time, tobacco and alcohol. But then I have the memories!

LStarosta
12-31-2004, 06:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Well, if blairgowrie isn't able to reply soon. I've had 60 dollar glasses of scotch and the best one I've ever had is a bottle that costs 42 bucks: The Balvenie Doublewood. Add a touch of water, just a few drops <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I, like all aces, don't dilute my booze. Fact. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some scotch should have a touch of water to allow all the flavors to be tasted and to allow all scents to be recognised; scent is a large part of what something tastes like to humans. Some scotch should be had neat. My Glenmorangie is always neat, as is my Talisker. In fact, I warm these two in my hands before I drink. When I can find Balblair, I have it neat. Royal Brackla is another one I have with just a drop or two of water; literally a drop or two, not a splash of a teaspoon full, two full drops will do. Too much water robs scotch with more delicate flavors and aromas of their intensity, and it tastes like a bargain basement rotgut. Royal Brackla is one of my favorites; it is cool like a glass of icewater to my palate. Great for after dinner or on a hot summer night.

Have a glass of the Doublewood neat. Then have something like a salad with a light dressing to cleanse your palate. Then have that same Balvenie with the smallest hint of water. It will be like you just had two different scotches <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Naw thanks, I'll have my Vodka (Belvedere, be sure) straight with some fried fish, if you catch my drift.

blairgowrie
12-31-2004, 07:04 PM
Just realised my dear wife poured me a couple of Drambuies. Now that I am back on Grand Marniers, I have nothing to add. hic!

SeaFireLIV
12-31-2004, 07:14 PM
Fish n chips are still good here. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

blairgowrie
12-31-2004, 07:19 PM
SeafireL1V. What are you doing up in the middle of the night?

Taylortony
12-31-2004, 07:32 PM
And the best to you Blairgowrie http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif We have been in the New Year for a couple of Hours now, but i think you have a few hours left to catch up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ENJOY The Malt and think of the old country http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

All the best for 2005 from the UK, one and all, colour or race, religion or sex, we are all equal in my book http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif AND A SPECIAL HEARTFELT NEW YEAR TO ALL OF THOSE EFFECTED BY THE TIDAL WAVES... We are all here for you and Help is Coming............ God Bless you all.

Taylortony
12-31-2004, 07:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Well, if blairgowrie isn't able to reply soon. I've had 60 dollar glasses of scotch and the best one I've ever had is a bottle that costs 42 bucks: The Balvenie Doublewood. Add a touch of water, just a few drops <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I, like all aces, don't dilute my booze. Fact. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some scotch should have a touch of water to allow all the flavors to be tasted and to allow all scents to be recognised; scent is a large part of what something tastes like to humans. Some scotch should be had neat. My Glenmorangie is always neat, as is my Talisker. In fact, I warm these two in my hands before I drink. When I can find Balblair, I have it neat. Royal Brackla is another one I have with just a drop or two of water; literally a drop or two, not a splash of a teaspoon full, two full drops will do. Too much water robs scotch with more delicate flavors and aromas of their intensity, and it tastes like a bargain basement rotgut. Royal Brackla is one of my favorites; it is cool like a glass of icewater to my palate. Great for after dinner or on a hot summer night.

Have a glass of the Doublewood neat. Then have something like a salad with a light dressing to cleanse your palate. Then have that same Balvenie with the smallest hint of water. It will be like you just had two different scotches <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Naw thanks, I'll have my Vodka (Belvedere, be sure) straight with some fried fish, if you catch my drift. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You do realise that here you probably have access to the best online shopping in the world and as long as you are willing to pay the price in the country of origin and the postage, you could probably find someone here will send it to you......... you just have to sort the tax if any your end.

tsisqua
12-31-2004, 07:47 PM
I won an award. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

My thanks to master of ceremonies, Blairgowrie, for this presentation, and to all the members of the academy. Especially to my wife and kids who have helped me to refine the art of smartassiture.

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bun-bun195333
12-31-2004, 08:19 PM
Blair,

Here's to you and the rest of the Saturday Crew. You guys make the weekend special. Egg nog and Ouzo for me, I can't feel my toes tonight.

Now if we could just keep those 262's on the ground...

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tsisqua
12-31-2004, 08:33 PM
A very happy, safe, optimistic, New Year; To each and everyone of you. You guys have your Scotch down to a fine art, I see. I am learning how to drink all over again, now that I am a college teacher. These kids seem to be way too concerned about the end effect, and completely miss the enjoyment of the experience getting there.

My wife and I are going to have a few belts of schnapps, and ring in the New Year together, just like we did 14 years ago. She is the best friend that I have in all the world, and this night is hers. So, Gentlemen, May God bless you in all of your future endeavors, and his spirit people, adawehi, watch over and protect all of you, and yours.


Tsisqua

Udidtoo
12-31-2004, 08:45 PM
Happy New years, felis Anno Nueavo and S' Enjoy your usquebaugh gentleman,neat,or with adoh drops of water. Just make sure you enjoy it in safty, there's shortage of qaulity posters around these parts.

LStarosta
12-31-2004, 10:27 PM
i am soooo wsated,,,,,,,,

woofiedog
12-31-2004, 10:47 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I'd raise a Glass... But I'm still at Work.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifHappy New Year to All of You & Your Families!

Dammerung
12-31-2004, 11:26 PM
Happy New Year guys(and gals).

Cheers, to a good, long life.

J_Weaver
12-31-2004, 11:35 PM
Happy New Year all!!!(while raising my Heineken)