We have only two (2) spots left for the 2007 Whisky School at Bladnoch Distillery. What? You have been dragging your feet! There is no time to waste just stop by the Online Tramadol Cod and sign up on line. We have students from Germany, Sweden, England, Scotland, and the USA all comming to me meet at Bladnoch for a once in a life time experience.
Well…I am sure some of you have experienced a pot luck dinner or two in your life time, however, this is a wee bit different. I am getting ready to blow up my kitchen on Sunday and put in new cabinets, floor, and applicances. During the process of the many loads of dishes, food, and cook books I happened to find a stash of Scotch. I tend to do a bit of my best mad scientist scotch creating in the kitchen over the years. I found a Wild Scotsman Vatted malt proto type, cask samples of my recently released ben Nevis as well as a few other casks not to be mentioned, a few different blends I have been working on, and about 1/2 a 70cl bottle of 1988 Bladnoch Cask No. 2631. To be quite frank I have no idea why I have this 1/2 bottle. Looking at the taped label it has been a few years since i have open it. When faced with such a dilema I thought it was only fitting to get a large bucket glass and fill it. Do not worry, in Scotland this is called a “gentleman’s pour” which unlike a dram measures the distance between ones index figer and pinky finger. With one quick drop of a cube the liquid looked more like a glass of cooking oil with a very grassey nose with a hint of vanilla bean, but over all tasted like heaven.
There really is no point to this story except maybe to say that if you are even asked to help the Wild Scotsman around the house you may be treated to a priceless one of a kind experience.
To pick up my theme of earlier, it actually is breathtaking that this country can continue to award itself ever more time off from work.
Most right minded folks would like to think that they work hard and contribute to the well being of not only themselves and immediate family but also to the nation.
It is therefore extremely depressing to learn that as a nation our personal debts total more than the GDP of UK inc.
It appears that 23% of the population have no debts, 43% apparently have a levael of debt that thay feel ok with, and the remaining 34% obviously must have massive levels of debt.
Instead of taking more and longer vacations this country should collectively be working harder to achieve a lowering of debt and people should only buy what they can comfortably afford.
This is a favourite theme of mine, because of my business problems in the 90’s, (most of the Far East economies went bust and I was heavily into that part of the world) I learned a very hard lesson in money management, like going broke is better than all of the theorising about the subject.
I can therefore say with absolute certainty that my attendance at the University of Life although bloody painful at the time has turned out to be the best learning experience of my life.
All these people up to their eyeballs in debt therefore receive no sympathy from me, because the answer is in their own hands, they can shape their own destiny, and taking more and longer vacations is definitely not the answer.
Getting a wee bit closer to Oct 11 and the start of the next whisky school at Bladnoch. Below is some footage of the Garden by the River Bladnoch. I am always amazed how green things are even in October in the Lowlands of Scotland. From the Garden we move towards the common area of the Distillery where the visitors can have access to the shop, stillhouse, and other buildings. I even manage to get a quick peek at the stillhouse in the video short.
The Wild Scotsman
Just click the camer in the middle of the box below to start.
I thought I would give this YouTube stuff a try. Here is some footage of my journey from Loch Tay to Edinburough. I get a wee shot of Stirling Castle on the way. I wish they allowed more than 10 min of footage.
My deepest sympathies to those injured at the Glasgow Airport. Again, another cowardly act performed by Islamic Fundamentalists against the modern world. As a citizen of the world I find it difficult to understand how the alleged followers of the “religion of peace” could tolerate these acts and continue to support them. Where are the marches, candle light vigils, and protests by the followers of Islam against those who use their religion as a shield for hate? If my church or faith declared death to all those who are not believers I would be kicking down the church doors and removing the speakers of hate, however, such actions are not being taken in the Islamic world.
This is the 21st century and as a global society one needs to realize that people are not ruled by solely by religion. The laws of modern society trump all beliefs. If people from any group do not wish to grow and adapt to be a peaceful citizen of a modern society than they need to leave and go back to were ever their beliefs are accepted as the norm. This is not hateful this is reality.
Having lived in Turkey for some years my family had to alter its beliefs in order to function in that society. We did not become less of what we are; however, we did have to realize that this country was not going to honor our Christian beliefs or our Western Culture just because we are there. We needed to learn what was acceptable in the public forum and understand that it is not their job to change; itâ€s their country!
Just when I thought there could be no more insanity in the world the AP posted this article called, Tramadol Online Overnight Visa. To summarize the Public Health Ministry wants to list how many units of alcohol are contained in each bottle as well as the recommended safe drinking levels. This is just another example of how govenments pile on the red tape and apply band-aides to “symptoms” and act like they are addressing problems. It is very unfortunate that some people drink in excess or as they call it, “binge-drinking”. A “label on a bottle” does nothing to help those individuals who are either alcoholics or alcoholics in denial. If anything, it allows people in a poistion or obligation to help to look the other way becasue, “hey, they should have followed the instructions on the bottle”.
I do not have the answers, however, I would start by asking the youths of Britain, why do you binge drink? Do the pubs close too early? Is the drinking age too low? Are parents unable to discipline their children due to laws that handcuff them? The list goes on…..
The Wild Scotsman
Wild Scotsman does not advocte or promote the consumption of alcohlic beverages by anyone under legal age, pregnant, while operating a motor vehicle, farm machinery, uni-cycle, bicycle, shaving, sleeping, flying a plane, rowing a boat, watching small children, watching big children, feeding monkeys, sky diving, and etc..etc…etc…
I would like to thank all of the forum members , their friends, and families for their service to their country. In the USA we celebrate Cheap Tramadol Overnight as a weekend celebration to honor the fallen and the living. To never forget the past so as not to re-live it in the future.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his Tramadol Overnight Visa , and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.
In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.