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    Quaich in Central Missouri: to be continued

    Greetings all and Happy Holidays. Yesterday I was fortunate to come home and find the box carrying the Quaich on my front porch. Yes that is a Texas flag lawn chair, I do have to keep my roots regardless of the craziness going on in Texas politics.

    In central Missouri after a trip from Arizona

    I have to say I feel quite fortunate to be able to participate in hosting the Quaich. I had read of the travels the Quaich has made and wondered how to become part of this adventure. Well the opportunity arrived and I am now just one of the stops in the Quaich's historic travels. To me it is an honour to be part of this quest and to be able to share it with Jennifer and friends. Once the box was inside I had to inspect to make sure all was well and yes all was well.



    I have a couple of events planned where I will share the Quaich, and some scotch in it It starts tonight with a casual gathering of friends for a mid holiday open house. This is a chance for some friends to gather, without kids or extended family, and just relax with some good food and drink. I will have the Quaich displayed with a description about what it is and a bottle of scotch near by. I plan to invite everyone to partake in their own way and then sign the log book. Next Ill take it with me New Years Eve to my favorite brewpub. They have a reasonable selection of Scotch, rye whiskey and small batch whiskey so again I will share with friends. Ill also have folks sign the log book again. Should be fun, Ill be kilted and alot of good drink will be shared by all.. Photos will follow as they happen as this is a to be continued thread.

    One last thing, would the next person to get the Quaich please pm me with your address and how soon you need it sent to you. I would like to send it on it's way asap after New Years day.

    Cheers and thanks for allowing me to be included in this adventure.
    "Greater understanding properly leads to an increasing sense of responsibility, and not to arrogance."

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    Good one brewerpaul, looking forward to seeing the quaich and her adventures in your part of the world. Cheers
    Shoot straight you bastards. Don't make a mess of it. Harry (Breaker) Harbord Morant - Bushveldt Carbineers

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    Looking forward to pictures of the quaich's adventure...
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
    A. A. Milne

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    To Be Continued Part One:

    Sometimes the best groups of people are a small group who you care about and can interact with easily. Such was our gathering last night, Dec 28, 2013. We have an open house to a select small group of friends allowing people a relaxed evening between the hectic craziness of the holidays. This time I was fortunate to be hosting the Quaich so I was able to expose my friends to the tradition. Jennifer and I had cooked good food and gathered good drink for everyone to enjoy. Home made tamales, real mincemeat pie(lamb being the meat), sticky toffee pudding, home made Kim Chi, home made goat feta cheese, home made saurkraut and a few store baught crackers, nuts and fruits. Good eats in my world and appreciated food adventures to my friends. Had some good red wines available, mulled wine, Founders Dirty Bastard Ale, Boulevard Brewing (a Missouri regional brewery) Nutcracker Ale, Jamesons, Courvoisier Congac and Lismore Scotch. So perhaps I have you drooling, we didnt go away hungry. One of our favorite couples and a gentleman I have mountaineered with for years showed up. Not a huge crowd but a good group of people. Those we invited who didnt show missed an good time, toooo bad for them. Below are some photos of the partaking of the Scotch from the Quiach. Everyone enjoyed hearing about it and where it comes from and where it goes from here. We also shared a large dram of Lismore (my Edradour has not showed at the store yet) together wishing us all good health, happiness and a good new year. Photos below.

    Bruce, Kathy, Jennifer and Gordy after a good drink of Lismore.


    Kathy and Jennifer watching as Gordy assures some good fortune with another dram.



    After Bruce took a photo of his shoe with my phone he succeded getting this shot with me in it. Im in my Hamilton Grey kilt, slate blue kilt hose, tattersall shirt and a really cool houndstooth sweater I found on Ebay. We are all still laughing at the foot shot by Bruce.



    You can see why I love Jennifer so much, she does enjoy Scotch. She blames that on me along with her aquired appreciation for good beer. I just figure she was having another dram for good fortune.




    Round two of events will happen New Years Eve as I take the Quaich to Broadway Brewery and toast out the old year and toast in the new....
    Last edited by brewerpaul; 29th December 13 at 02:42 PM.
    "Greater understanding properly leads to an increasing sense of responsibility, and not to arrogance."

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    Wonderful pictures. Looks like you all had a lovely evening. Thanks for sharing.
    Allen Sinclair, FSA Scot
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    Thank you brewerpaul, great to see the quiach doing what it does best, being shared with good friends during a good night together. Cheers
    Shoot straight you bastards. Don't make a mess of it. Harry (Breaker) Harbord Morant - Bushveldt Carbineers

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