The Scottish Independence Referendum, 18th Sept 2014

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The Scottish Independence Referendum, 18th Sept 2014

Post by DRT » 22:55 Thu 18 Sep 2014

Voting has closed so it is time to move from organisation to review.

My weapons of choice are:
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Post by djewesbury » 22:58 Thu 18 Sep 2014

djewesbury wrote:Ready for the results
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Post by djewesbury » 22:59 Thu 18 Sep 2014

Some bottles from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society - two Highlands, a Grain, an Islay, a Spey and a Lowlands.
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Post by DRT » 23:24 Thu 18 Sep 2014

OK - I am ready to go.

The eagle-eyed might notice that my placemat printer has a slight defect…
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Post by djewesbury » 23:33 Thu 18 Sep 2014

Have you stolen all those water glasses from neighbouring bedrooms?
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Post by DRT » 23:35 Thu 18 Sep 2014

A momentous occasion and a noble line-up of Malts clearly require a banquette of fine cuisine…
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Post by djewesbury » 23:38 Thu 18 Sep 2014

Day off the diet then?
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:40 Thu 18 Sep 2014

djewesbury wrote:Some bottles from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society - two Highlands, a Grain, an Islay, a Spey and a Lowlands.
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Terrible glasses.

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Post by djewesbury » 23:42 Thu 18 Sep 2014

Thank you. I knew there would be something.
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Post by DRT » 23:43 Thu 18 Sep 2014

I think both Daniel and I are showing our gritty British heritage by make do and mend.
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Post by djewesbury » 23:45 Thu 18 Sep 2014

DRT wrote:I think both Daniel and I are showing our gritty British heritage by make do and mend.
Exactly. I was about to refer Julian to your hotel room glassware.
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Post by LGTrotter » 23:50 Thu 18 Sep 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Terrible glasses.
Oh; now that's got to sting.

I felt slightly overwhelmed by Daniel being able to put together such a range. The glasses seem to have holes in the top. Top work!

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Post by DRT » 23:53 Thu 18 Sep 2014

The first result of the evening is in!

The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old is much smoother and more refined than Glenfiddich 12 Year Old. The G12 being quite grainy and hot, the BDW12 being smooth, warming and pleasant in the finish.

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Post by Glenn E. » 00:01 Fri 19 Sep 2014

Sometimes you have to make do with what's handy.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:07 Fri 19 Sep 2014

That's a seriously good whiskey. Enjoy.
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:08 Fri 19 Sep 2014

Are there exit polls or such like? Do I need to stay up?

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Post by djewesbury » 00:09 Fri 19 Sep 2014

The two Highland whiskies in my line-up have similar profiles and very nice they are too. Honey, honey, honey. Very sweet. Caramel too. Some citrus notes but really more sweet than anything.
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Post by DRT » 00:10 Fri 19 Sep 2014

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:I think both Daniel and I are showing our gritty British heritage by make do and mend.
Exactly. I was about to refer Julian to your hotel room glassware.
Glenn E. wrote:Sometimes you have to make do with what's handy.
We are all on the same page.
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Post by DRT » 00:11 Fri 19 Sep 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Are there exit polls or such like? Do I need to stay up?
For some bizarre reason there were no exit polls today. Night night Julian.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:11 Fri 19 Sep 2014

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:I think both Daniel and I are showing our gritty British heritage by make do and mend.
Exactly. I was about to refer Julian to your hotel room glassware.
Glenn E. wrote:Sometimes you have to make do with what's handy.
We are all on the same page.
Julian's on a page of his own. With rays and a funky font. And Greek.
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Post by Glenn E. » 00:13 Fri 19 Sep 2014

djewesbury wrote:That's a seriously good whiskey. Enjoy.
Yes. Yes it is. This one is my "office" bottle that I occasionally share when a celebration is in order. I have 2 more at home, and a bottle of Green Spot which is what turned me to Irish Whiskey in the first place.

I tried to get a bottle of Yellow Spot 12-yr Old Single Pot and a bottle of Green Spot 10-yr Old Pure Pot, but my pack mule who was returning from Dublin ran out of time and couldn't make it to the Celtic Whiskey Shoppe to pick them up for me. :( Some day!

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Post by djewesbury » 00:15 Fri 19 Sep 2014

The turnouts are incredibly high. I mean, 97% in one region. First declaration from one of the smaller count centres may be within 45 mins.

EDIT: Oops, the figure I mis-heard was 89%; 97% was a return figure for postal votes.

So some people bothered getting postal votes and didn't use them? Huh?
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Post by DRT » 00:16 Fri 19 Sep 2014

Glenn E. wrote:Any more results?
Yes.

I prefer The Balvenie DoubleWood 14 Year Old over the Gelnfiddich Rich Oak 14 Year Old.

A trend is emerging which might allow us to extrapolate the result on an exponential basis.
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:18 Fri 19 Sep 2014

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Are there exit polls or such like? Do I need to stay up?
For some bizarre reason there were no exit polls today. Night night Julian.
Exit poll: of the TPF Scots who should have been allowed to vote, 100% would have voted ‘No’. Alex Salmond thundered “that’s why I didn’t let him vote.”

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Post by DRT » 00:25 Fri 19 Sep 2014

Exactly.

But no will still win by a significant majority. Just not significant enough to stop our children having to face the same nonsense again in their lifetime.
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