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Title: Going to Scotland!
Post by: weazletoe on May 11, 2011, 04:03:28 AM
 Well, maybe. I hope. One of my friends just got home from Ireland, my dream vacation. (she brought me a very nice pair of Guiness cufflinks from the brewery) Anyway, she asked me and Ms. Weaze to go to Scotland with her and her friend next year. I can't tell you how stoked I am! Not sure I will be able to save the coin, but you bet I'm gonna try. Might even get a real job!  :o
  So, what breweries and pubs do I need to hit?
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: rabid_dingo on May 11, 2011, 04:12:56 AM
I think I speak for most of the group when I say,

Duh, All of them!!!
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: boulderbrewer on May 11, 2011, 04:33:10 AM
To quote Ruben " ALL OF THEM!" dummy!
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: punatic on May 11, 2011, 07:29:42 AM
Are you kidding me?!  WHISKY!

Get yourself a copy of Michael Jackson's World Guide To Whisky and plan your itinerary from that.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YVY67KJVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: weazletoe on May 11, 2011, 02:04:08 PM
I had thought about that, but I would really like to remember the trip.  ;D
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: phillamb168 on May 11, 2011, 02:23:48 PM
If you do end up going, let me know when, the wife and I really want to take a trip there as well.
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: blatz on May 11, 2011, 02:39:52 PM
might want to call Scotland now and tell them to start stockpiling bacon.
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: gordonstrong on May 11, 2011, 03:42:09 PM
might want to call Scotland now and tell them to start stockpiling bacon.

And to hide their ribs
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: punatic on May 11, 2011, 04:43:55 PM
I had thought about that, but I would really like to remember the trip.  ;D

Scots make some great beer for sure, but they are the best at making whisky.  Single malt scotch is essentially distilled beer - the next logical step in the process.

If you don't go visit a least one distillery you will come to regret it.  For that matter, if you don't spend the whole trip visiting distilleries you will probably come to regret it!

You don't have to swallow all of the whisky you taste.
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: tonyp on May 11, 2011, 08:41:20 PM
The Balvenie Distillery! (http://www.thebalvenie.com)
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: tschmidlin on May 11, 2011, 09:05:06 PM
1.  Get yourself a bottle of Laphroaig.
2.  Become a Friend of Laphroaig. (http://www.laphroaig.com/friends/login.asp?ref=friends_of_laphroaig)
3.  Go to Laphroaig and visit your plot of land while enjoying a free dram.
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: weazletoe on May 12, 2011, 03:37:21 AM
Not positive if it will happen, but I'm gonna give it hell. Some much whiskey, so little time. Who would have thought, I'd make it to a country where I look perfectly normal in a kilt!
   Phil, I will for sure keep you posted. Would be sweet to meet you there. You'll be able to recognize me easy. I'll be the dude in the utility kilt, eating bacon, with three chicks.  ;D
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: punatic on May 12, 2011, 06:06:03 AM
Not positive if it will happen, but I'm gonna give it hell. Some much whiskey, so little time. Who would have thought, I'd make it to a country where I look perfectly normal in a kilt!
   Phil, I will for sure keep you posted. Would be sweet to meet you there. You'll be able to recognize me easy. I'll be the dude in the utility kilt, eating bacon, with three chicks.  ;D

Oh the humanity!    ;D
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: phillamb168 on May 12, 2011, 01:27:56 PM
+1 to the "Friend of laphroaig" thing. Also you should try a scotch egg. Weaz, surely you've heard of it?

Take a hard boiled egg
wrap it in sausage
bread it
deep fry it
die a few years earlier

I'm sure you could do a more hard-core version and wrap the sausage in a bacon weave before frying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlhQQnEgFck&feature=related
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: Beer Monger on May 12, 2011, 02:01:30 PM
+1 to the "Friend of laphroaig" thing. Also you should try a scotch egg. Weaz, surely you've heard of it?

Take a hard boiled egg
wrap it in sausage
bread it
deep fry it
die a few years earlier

I'm sure you could do a more hard-core version and wrap the sausage in a bacon weave before frying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlhQQnEgFck&feature=related

I Love a good Scotch egg.  I made some earlier this year with a 'twist'.  Instead of chicken eggs and pork sausage.  I used quail eggs and fresh ground (food processored) chicken (with honey-mustard dipping sauce):
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167284_1712943555567_1597506659_1601640_1303992_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: weazletoe on May 13, 2011, 12:39:38 AM
I actually make them quite often. In fact, even planned on doing a batch this weekend. They are so good cold, with an IPA!  8)
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: gmac on May 13, 2011, 01:40:41 AM

You don't have to swallow all of the whisky you taste.

But you can, right?

If I ever go, I'll be hitting the Lagavulin distillery.  That one's my favourite. 
My family got run out of Scotland a couple centuries or so ago...something about improper relations with sheep or something.  I wonder if I can get my family castle back?
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: punatic on May 13, 2011, 02:32:32 AM

You don't have to swallow all of the whisky you taste.

But you can, right?

If I ever go, I'll be hitting the Lagavulin distillery.  That one's my favourite. 
My family got run out of Scotland a couple centuries or so ago...something about improper relations with sheep or something.  I wonder if I can get my family castle back?

Hell yeah!  Swallow away.   Saw a funny bumper sticker once, "Mean people suck.  Nice people swallow."  Do you suppose they were talking about Scotch?

You seem a bit sheepish to be asking for castle...   ;D
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: Hokerer on May 13, 2011, 02:38:22 AM
If I ever go, I'll be hitting the Lagavulin distillery.  That one's my favourite. 
My family got run out of Scotland a couple centuries or so ago...something about improper relations with sheep or something.  I wonder if I can get my family castle back?

Maybe, as long as you're good.  Don't be baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: tumarkin on May 13, 2011, 02:49:24 AM

You don't have to swallow all of the whisky you taste.

But you can, right?

If I ever go, I'll be hitting the Lagavulin distillery.  That one's my favourite. 
My family got run out of Scotland a couple centuries or so ago...something about improper relations with sheep or something.  I wonder if I can get my family castle back?
I'd heard the reason that Scots don't have zippers in their kilts is because they don't want the noise when their sneaking up on the sheep......

but all that aside, Lagavulin is a great whisky. Love the distillers edition.
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: phillamb168 on May 13, 2011, 06:54:43 AM

You don't have to swallow all of the whisky you taste.

But you can, right?

If I ever go, I'll be hitting the Lagavulin distillery.  That one's my favourite. 
My family got run out of Scotland a couple centuries or so ago...something about improper relations with sheep or something.  I wonder if I can get my family castle back?
I'd heard the reason that Scots the Welsh don't have zippers in their kilts pants is because they don't want the noise when their sneaking up on the sheep......

but all that aside, Lagavulin is a great whisky. Love the distillers edition.

There, fixed that for you. Ne parcas nec spernas.
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: punatic on May 13, 2011, 10:11:32 AM
Isn't there something about wearing rubber boots in there too?
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: phillamb168 on May 13, 2011, 10:13:52 AM
+1 to the "Friend of laphroaig" thing. Also you should try a scotch egg. Weaz, surely you've heard of it?

Take a hard boiled egg
wrap it in sausage
bread it
deep fry it
die a few years earlier

I'm sure you could do a more hard-core version and wrap the sausage in a bacon weave before frying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlhQQnEgFck&feature=related

I Love a good Scotch egg.  I made some earlier this year with a 'twist'.  Instead of chicken eggs and pork sausage.  I used quail eggs and fresh ground (food processored) chicken (with honey-mustard dipping sauce):
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167284_1712943555567_1597506659_1601640_1303992_n.jpg)

Woah, that looks amazing. We had talked about doing the quail egg versions for hors-d'oeuvres - I like the chicken sausage idea, sounds healthier.
Title: Re: Going to Scotland!
Post by: Bret on May 14, 2011, 05:24:58 PM
The Balvenie Distillery! (http://www.thebalvenie.com)
+1 my favorite.