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Nip over with a pint, Mark - the door's open. I've got some malts to share - Old Pulteney, Dalwhinnie...

 

I'm there in my mind Will :)

 

 

That's s a new one on me Mark, go and enjoy, you deserve it. :)

Drambuie for me later! :) :) :)

 

Found it in Morrisson's a while back - it's an extremely pleasant ale.

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ALE??????? If you're drinking pints of it you've definitely go a problem!! :)

 

Its not a problem - I only had one bottle left :D

Or maybe that is a problem. Should I despatch the wife to Morrissons?

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It has been a hectic day at the workbench. First, a service on a Rolex 3035, afterwards a service on an ETA 7750. Now I have taken out a beer from a local brewery and shall enjoy myself with an old pocket watch from IWC. Cheers!

 

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Morten

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Is that a bottle of wheat beer I see? I do like a pint or two now and again, but tonight I'll just have to make do with a dram or two of Drambuie again. :) :)

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Good for you Morton. Nothing like a cold one after a day on the bench

I've been working on my workshop today, now off to the local Indian for a curry. They do a great beer called Bangla. Really looking forward to it.

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No Bob. You are the one who is spoilt :)

The best thing I brought back from Florida a few years ago was a big bottle of southern comfort special reserve.

Man that was good stuff. Can't get it over here - I really considered another trip over to get a bottle :D

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I'm glad you liked it Mark, the special reserve is 80 proof if I remember correctly and with a touch of bourbon...I think. If you stop by we can shop around for their different offerings, it will be a pleasure!

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Make sure the barman doesn't let you leave with your tweezers, remember drinking and repairing is dangerous!

You do have to be careful, your balance might be off  :D

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