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The Speakeasy

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Dave B
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Re: The Speakeasy

#21 Postby Dave B » August 16th, 2015, 9:58 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Aw, I'm sure we can find some juice or a cuppa. Stay for the erudite chat, jaywhat.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#22 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 16th, 2015, 2:08 pm

jaywhat wrote:Don't know what the hell I am doing here; gave up alcohol some years ago so I think I'll go home. Sorry to bother you!



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Re: The Speakeasy

#23 Postby Fia » August 16th, 2015, 3:41 pm

As elderflower cordial is currently simmering on my stove, I'd be happy to offer Jaywhat some with sparkling water :) - although I like it with gin :innocence:

Sadly too refreshing in today's weather though, so does your island malt collection extend to Talisker? If so, a large one please, with some room temperature lovely Scottish tap water would be most welcome.

If you need a rant I just give you whisky and ice: you can't taste it when it's cold :headbang:

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Re: The Speakeasy

#24 Postby lewist » August 16th, 2015, 10:45 pm

Half a pint of Drumguish please! What about music? That Nick can give it a bit of laldy with the vulgar English songs and I can play me pipes quietly in the corner provided you keep me supplied with booze. I know a few rough songs myself, in fact.

I like the decor. :smile:
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Re: The Speakeasy

#25 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 16th, 2015, 11:15 pm

Fia wrote:
Sadly too refreshing in today's weather though, so does your island malt collection extend to Talisker? If so, a large one please, with some room temperature lovely Scottish tap water would be most welcome.

If you need a rant I just give you whisky and ice: you can't taste it when it's cold :headbang:


Coming up, a glass of Talisker and a jug of the the finest and softest water Loch Katrine has to offer.

Speaking as a True Scot, I must, however, respectfully disagree about ice in whisky.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#26 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 16th, 2015, 11:22 pm

lewist wrote:Half a pint of Drumguish please! What about music? That Nick can give it a bit of laldy with the vulgar English songs and I can play me pipes quietly in the corner provided you keep me supplied with booze. I know a few rough songs myself, in fact.

I like the decor. :smile:


A half-pint of Drumguish, certainly. I'll just throw the cork away, shall I? Don't expect you'll be wanting it, eh?
If you can play The King of the Fairies on those pipes, I'll accompany you on the guitar once the rush at the bar is over. If you and Nick are planning a wee session, the booths over at the back are ideal.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#27 Postby lewist » August 17th, 2015, 9:27 am

The King of the Fairies? I'll learn it for the occasion, your Lordship. I suggest that, having uncorked the Drumguish, you try it yourself. It's a good tipple.

While we're at it, are you stocking good gins? There are so many around but I can recommend Caorunn and also Crossbill, both local to me (as is Drumguish) and very good.

I'll just go and tune the pipes.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#28 Postby Tetenterre » August 17th, 2015, 12:01 pm

If we're ginning, I'll have a Sipsmiths with just a dash of Angostura in it, please. Also happy to strum along with The King of the Fairies; if it gets more jiggy & reely, I'll probably dust off the melodeon - although, unless that Sipsmiths is hidden after the first few, you'll probably have to suffer my "moron on the bodhrán" act...
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Re: The Speakeasy

#29 Postby Fia » August 17th, 2015, 2:02 pm

Lord Muck oGentry wrote: Coming up, a glass of Talisker and a jug of the the finest and softest water Loch Katrine has to offer.
Much obliged m'Lud. Slainte. please imagine happy chink emoticon

Lord Muck oGentry wrote:Speaking as a True Scot, I must, however, respectfully disagree about ice in whisky.

It looks pretty, I'll give you that. As I'm only an Adopted Scot I'll continue to eschew it just for me, yet do my very best to not glare at fellow drinkers who do :)

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Re: The Speakeasy

#30 Postby Alan H » August 18th, 2015, 12:20 am

It's a bit quiet tonight.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#31 Postby lewist » August 18th, 2015, 8:26 am

Mondays generally are, Alan. Many people went back to work today and are skint after the weekend. Never mind, you can always sit by the fire and reminisce.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#32 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 18th, 2015, 7:00 pm

Ah well! A bit of peace and quiet doesn't come amiss after the hurly-burly of the opening night...

I think I'll just pour a glass of Midleton, settle down in a battered old couch and improve the shining hour with an edifying book. Flann O' Brien will do nicely.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#33 Postby Dave B » August 18th, 2015, 9:11 pm

Glad to see that we are all mellow boozers - no rants so far :wink:
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Re: The Speakeasy

#34 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » September 27th, 2015, 11:41 pm

Set 'em up, Joe! Three fingers of Highland Park for me and.... Oh, no Joe.

Hmm, the place looks pretty quiet all round...

I shall have to deal with this myself.

* gets behind bar and pours generous glass of the good stuff *

Faugh! the dust lies thick on yon honesty box, although the gantry clearly restocking. The pixies have been in at the stock, I expect.

I wonder whether these two bods who have just wandered in, bearing musical instruments, might liven things up a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uys3X9hhMVY
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Re: The Speakeasy

#35 Postby Alan H » September 27th, 2015, 11:44 pm

I'll have a pint of whatever real stuff you have this evening.

How have you bin?
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Re: The Speakeasy

#36 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » September 28th, 2015, 12:35 am

Alan H wrote:I'll have a pint of whatever real stuff you have this evening.

How have you bin?


Will Orkney Skull Splitter do?

* produces bottle *

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Re: The Speakeasy

#37 Postby Alan H » September 28th, 2015, 1:02 am

If it's beer, I'll try it!

Boating? Canoe, kayak, dinghy, yacht, schooner, three-master...?
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Re: The Speakeasy

#38 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » September 28th, 2015, 1:43 am

Alan H wrote:If it's beer, I'll try it!

Boating? Canoe, kayak, dinghy, yacht, schooner, three-master...?


Heavens, no! I can't do that salty old sea dog stuff. Our boat was one of those comfortable 40-foot cabin cruisers. There are some sailing craft on the Shannon, and there are a few rowing clubs on upper Lough Erne, but most of the craft to be seen are cruisers or anglers' outboard dinghies.

We've been boating on the Shannon for many years. It's one of my favourite holidays.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#39 Postby lewist » September 28th, 2015, 8:15 am

*sits down on vacant bar stool*

Skullsplitter? Got one for me? That's good stuff, that is. I'll share my Island Bere in a minute. It comes from the Valhalla Brewery, Britain's most northerly, on Unst. It's crackin' good.

So, tell me more about this boat then... :smile:
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Re: The Speakeasy

#40 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » September 28th, 2015, 2:14 pm

One of these little fellows:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35171124@ ... ed-public/

We took it from Carrick-on-Shannon, pootled about for a couple of days on the upper Shannon, went through the Ballinamore-Ballyconnel canal to upper Lough Erne and spent some time around Enniskillen before leaving the boat at Bellanaleck.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#41 Postby Alan H » September 28th, 2015, 2:37 pm

Not a proper canal boat then... :-)

But I see you popped into a brewery.
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2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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