How rare do you like your single malt? #forjenn

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  • How rare do you like your single malt? #forjenn
  • Premier Icon Mark
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    Whisky Riders Super Exclusive Bottle Auction For St. Gemma’s Hospice

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    If you can’t afford an auction bid and want to make a donation in memory of Jenn, the fundraising page is here:

    https://www.st-gemma.co.uk/online-donation-form

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    Premier Icon colin9
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    I like this story, and I like the description of the whisky, and the look of the bottle. All of it in fact. I would love to be involved in a cask buy.

    Unfortunately for me I imagine even the starting bid will be somewhat beyond my justifiable-to-the-family limits at the moment.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I’m not one of the investors, nor am I a single malt connoisseur, but I have tried it, and it is very tasty….

    Premier Icon Mark
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    I think Hannah and i are going to do a live tasting on monday – probably broadcast on Facebook. We have an open office bottle around here somewhere.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    See you on Monday then, Mark. (-:

    I’m of the same mind as Colin TBH.  I’d love to enter but a) I doubt I’ll be able to afford what it’s worth and b) given the cause I’d never be able to bring myself to open it.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Oh, and, what a beautiful idea Mark, well played.

    ton
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    brilliant.

    will be bidding.

    Yetiman
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    Fantastic. Would love to add this to my Whisky cabinet but I think the bidding will quickly outstrip my meagre budget. Will stick a bid in anyway though.

    Premier Icon salsaboy
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    That stuff is nectar of the gods.

    Tried it once, in a special place with special people. Now a burnt in memory.

    Off to check bank balance.

    jonnyboi
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    Oof, the bidding is out of my range already.

    but I will go and buy myself a nice bottle of single malt and also donate the equivalent value instead.

    Premier Icon Mark
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    Jonnieboi, that’s awesome. If you donate I’ll make sure there’s a dram from one of my bottles waiting for you if you ever drop by the office 🙂

    Premier Icon kcal
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    shockingly good

    I concur.

    jonnyboi
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    Jonnieboi, that’s awesome. If you donate I’ll make sure there’s a dram from one of my bottles waiting for you if you ever drop by the office

    Just done. Apparently at the rate you drink I’d better call in before Halloween. So if I’m ever that way I’ll settle for a coffee.

    Premier Icon speaker2animals
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    A great cause and I’m sure someone will make a humongous bid to win it. Pity there isn’t another spare bottle around. I wonder how much could be raised if a raffle was held, say at £25.00 per entry? I’d be very surprised if at least a hunded tickets weren’t sold (£2,500 for the mathematically challenged). Just a thought and as said a deserving cause.

    Yes so, I’m a snowflake socialist, so hang me! 😂😂😂😂😂

    Premier Icon nickc
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    That stuff is nectar of the gods.

    I’m not a particular fan of whisky, but I’d have to agree.

    Premier Icon funkrodent
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    Bidding has shot out of my price range already, but happy to make a donation if Mark can point me in the right direction. Also if there was a raffle for another bottle I’d happily stump up some cash for that..

    Premier Icon Mark
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    The raffle thing is complicated.

    https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-the-public/Fundraising-and-promotions/Fundraising/Fundraising.aspx

    As far as we can tell the least we would need to do is register with the local authority to get legal permission. The fact alcohol is involved probably complicates things.

    An auction is essentially a purchase, which is is still complicated where alcohol is involved so in this case we are technically giving a free thank you bottle to the largest donator to St Gemma’s. We are deliberately not touching the cash. The winner is making a direct donation so we are properly isolated from any transaction.

    This is the best we can do right now with our limited resources. If anyone is an expert and can show us or help us do it better I can donate a bottle to the cause.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    happy to make a donation if Mark can point me in the right direction

    There’s a link on the article, and I added it to the bottom of the OP also.

    https://www.st-gemma.co.uk/online-donation-form

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    Err dim question but….how do I bid?

    Have emailed details as required.

    Anyone – help?

    Premier Icon Mark
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    Once you’ve emailed us you just need to add your bid to the comments on the story.

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    Ah – div post by me; have now made first bid.

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    Mark – Thanks.

    Premier Icon Mark
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    SOLD!

    to Tom Howard for £600!

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    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Holy shit.

    Good work, sir.

    Premier Icon garagebikes
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    He’s a good un our Tom. Cracking taste in bikes too, mostly.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I hasten to add, that jemma_jura (oft referred to as MrsTH) has played as much a part in this as I have.

    Cracking taste in men too, mostly.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Congrats! Very generous. I’ll raise you a toest later.

    (I have no shame)

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Will that be pizza or burger toest bear?

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    Tom, that’s a fantastic winning bid. I thought my name was on that one.

    Will donate to St Gemma’s as my consolation effort.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Heh 🙂 Interestingly/worryingly it’s not stocked in any UK supermarket anymore!

    (For anyone wondering: https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/like-burgers-like-toast/ )

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Ah, memories…

    Premier Icon sturmeyarcher
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    Good work Tom, enjoy it! I shall console myself with a dram from the cupboard and bung a few quid to St Gemma (patron saint of, amongst other things, those suffering with headaches/migraines & those struggling with temptations to impurity).

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Cheers, Will be enjoying it, but not for a few years. MrsTH and I will use it to celebrate either 10 or, perhaps more appropriately, 13 years or marriage. As we got married 2 months ago, you might have to wait a while for the tasting notes…

    Seems I got a bargain though, as the bottle that was auctioned at the STW awards raised £1070, thanks to a syndicate involving most of the bike industry, led/encouraged/bullied by one Mr The Bikemonger…

    Premier Icon Mark
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    That auction was legendary.

    Anyone who donates to St. Gemmas can have a dram from one of my bottles at the office if you pop by. Screen grab your donation receipt like what Tom did.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I’ll bob in a Glenfiddich 12 (Mine and Dad’s favourite tipple when we get together 🙂 )

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Anyone who donates to St. Gemmas can have a dram from one of my bottles at the office if you pop by.

    I’ve donated 1p, I’ll see you on Monday.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Very generous Tom thank you.

    Premier Icon Mark
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    I’ve donated 1p, I’ll see you on Monday

    You get to sniff the cork

    Premier Icon Cougar
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