Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by DRT » 07:38 Tue 20 Dec 2016

DRT wrote:The only 55 I have is a Butler Nephew, so it will be coming along too.
I need to report a theft. Having reserved my BN55 for this tasting it seems that someone stole it from my cellar, took it to the Douro during this year's harvest and drunk it :shock:

I will need to adopt, please.
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by djewesbury » 14:10 Tue 20 Dec 2016

DRT wrote:
DRT wrote:The only 55 I have is a Butler Nephew, so it will be coming along too.
I need to report a theft. Having reserved my BN55 for this tasting it seems that someone stole it from my cellar, took it to the Douro during this year's harvest and drunk it :shock:

I will need to adopt, please.
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 00:44 Sun 01 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
DRT wrote:The only 55 I have is a Butler Nephew, so it will be coming along too.
I need to report a theft. Having reserved my BN55 for this tasting it seems that someone stole it from my cellar, took it to the Douro during this year's harvest and drunk it :shock:

I will need to adopt, please.
I thought that was only a dream of JDAW's? You mean it really did happen? What a coincidence.
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 17:30 Fri 13 Jan 2017

With the untimely demise of Ben Campbell-Johnson it appears likely that the BFT will not take place in 2017. The original plan had been to tie this tasting in to be the night before the BFT, but 1955 is good enough to drink without the need for an additional excuse!

James Maitland has suggested Thursday 6th April as a date when he would be able to join us in London.

Would those who expressed an interest subject to a date now please reconfirm attendance if we meet up on Thursday 6th?

Interestingly, this means that we are pacing our tastings at a very reasonable and sustainable monthly interval.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by Doggett » 18:54 Fri 13 Jan 2017

Reconfirming...thank you

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by flash_uk » 19:12 Fri 13 Jan 2017

Terribly tragic about Ben passing away. I hope the BFT will live on in tribute.

On the date 6 April works for me.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by Justin K » 20:57 Fri 13 Jan 2017

Still in.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by idj123 » 21:01 Fri 13 Jan 2017

It would be a real shame if all of Ben's (and Danny's) hard work in establishing the BFT were to be allowed to fall away and so hopefully this is merely a hiatus and others can assume the mantle next year. I'm still ok for this tasting by the way.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 23:15 Fri 13 Jan 2017

Confirmed. And I have Cockburn within reach.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by Justin K » 00:29 Tue 24 Jan 2017

Alex, confirming my attendance and I will have a plus 1!

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by DRT » 01:36 Tue 24 Jan 2017

In, subject to available adoption.
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by PhilW » 08:17 Tue 24 Jan 2017

AHB wrote:
17:30 Fri 13 Jan 2017
Would those who expressed an interest subject to a date now please reconfirm attendance if we meet up on Thursday 6th?
Unfortunately it is highly likely that I will be unable to make the revised date.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 15:28 Wed 25 Jan 2017

Charles, Tony, Axel - are you planning attending the 55 @ 55 again offline on Thu 6th April?

Jorgen - there is a place available for you if you will be in the UK that day. Please let me know.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by CPR 1 » 15:39 Wed 25 Jan 2017

Yes, the date is in my diary. Sorry for not replying earlier

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by forest26 » 17:49 Wed 25 Jan 2017

Reconfirming please

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Post by JB vintage » 21:56 Mon 30 Jan 2017

reconfirming

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by Axel P » 09:25 Mon 06 Feb 2017

Need to bug out for another appointment. Have fun wih the Ports.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by DRT » 10:49 Tue 07 Feb 2017

AHB wrote:
15:43 Fri 01 Apr 2016
DRT reconfirmed— Butler Nephew
Once again I confirm that someone stole my Butler Nephew 1955 so I need to adopt please.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by forest26 » 16:37 Thu 09 Feb 2017

Curse my lack of organisation skills.... Mrs C has just pointed out that on the 6th Apr I should be on a plane going on hols NOT going to B&F for a tasting.
I'd better back out now (of the tasting that is).

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by DaveRL » 18:06 Thu 09 Feb 2017

I would like to come please, as spaces seem to be opening up. I would have to adopt...

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 15:05 Mon 27 Feb 2017

DaveRL wrote:
18:06 Thu 09 Feb 2017
I would like to come please, as spaces seem to be opening up. I would have to adopt...
A place is yours, leaving us with one more seat at the table if required.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 15:25 Mon 27 Feb 2017

13 people are attending. 7 have identified they have 1955 port to contribute but many people need to adopt. I would like to tentatively suggest the following:
James Maitland - Croft
Charles R - Dow
Mike - Martinez
Ian - Fonseca
Justin - Cockburn
Alex - Gonzalez Byass
Tom - Graham

That leaves 6 people to adopt (or to discover some 1955 port in their cellar). I'm happy to contribute up to 3 more bottles to the tasting from my cellar; PM me if you would like details. I can offer Noval, Sandeman, Taylor or Warre. First come, first served!

You might also be able to adopt from Tom. Please approach Tom directly by PM if you'd like to do so. Other than the Taylor Tom mentioned in his earlier post, I don't know what he might have available.
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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by flash_uk » 16:16 Mon 27 Feb 2017

Alex, I was wrong, I'd checked and don't actually have a Mz55 :-( so I also need to adopt.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Mon 27 Feb 2017

I could bring Taylor.

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Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 10:37 Tue 28 Feb 2017

Now adjusted to reflect corrections above
AHB wrote:
15:25 Mon 27 Feb 2017
13 people are attending. 7 have identified they have 1955 port to contribute but many people need to adopt. I would like to tentatively suggest the following:
James Maitland - Croft
Charles - Dow
Ian - Fonseca
Justin - Cockburn
Alex - Gonzalez Byass
Tom - Graham
Julian - Taylor

That leaves 6 people to adopt (or to discover some 1955 port in their cellar). I'm happy to contribute up to 3 more bottles to the tasting from my cellar; PM me if you would like details. I can offer Noval, Sandeman or Warre. First come, first served!

You might also be able to adopt from Tom. Please approach Tom directly by PM if you'd like to do so. Other than the Taylor Tom mentioned in his earlier post, I don't know what he might have available.
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