Now we're putting $10 a month in an empty peanutbutter&jelly pot, by November we reckon on having about $200.
Any recommendations on what to buy to toast Bush's demise?
You are limited to Cooley and Middleton whiskey so.
One interesting thing - I noticed that on Bushmills whiskey, they always say "Product of Ireland" rather than Northern Ireland. This is strange as it's in a very unionist area of NornIron.
Problem is we cannot think of anything made in Wales that we have ever purchased or would want to purchase in the future. What do you make over there????
Terribly unfair denying us the opportunity to retaliate.
In all seriousness, it is a silly concept to deny oneself the product of any country because one diasagrees with their politics. Whisk(e)y transcends politics. These shallow acts of principle are pointless. I don't like Castro, but I don't think twice about enjoying a good Cuban cigar when I can get one.
Why punish a bourbon producer for example for governmental actions outside their control?
In general boycotts/trade restrictions do more harm than good because they punish the wrong people. For example, the ban on Iraqi and Cuban trade hurt the average people much more than the despotic rulers.
As far as Iraq, it is interesting to note that the countries most opposed to military actions (France, Germany, Russia) where also the biggest arms sellers to Sadam. Moral protest or protection of trade?????
For what its worth, I am a U.S. conservative who is very much opposed to the invasion of Iraq.
I'm not calling for a boycott, nor have I stopped drinking American whiskey.
However, international boycotts put a lot of pressure on the former South African regime, and, indeed, that country is now using it as a protest tactic against the war in Iraq.
Nobody can say they are no longer going to buy products produced personally by George W Bush, so you have to let him know in other ways.
The government's actions were outside the average American soldier's control, yet he or she has to go out and risk their life in the war. I think that if you felt an American whiskey producer would have to suffer a little to relieve the vastly more significant suffering of those in a country such as Iraq, then it is worthwhile.
That said, I respect your opinoin on the matter and am not trying to get people to boycott... I just think it is a legit tactic if your trying to influence policy.
Do you want a whisky you can drink, or do you want to tell us about why you can't drink what you want, world political news and when George Bush loses? After all it is a whisky forum. Now if this were a whine forum, then...
You feel my pain? You obviously aren't enjoying your whisky like you should be, cause I sure don't have any pains... None that I am aware of at least.
PSS: My Whisky comments are reserved for Whisky threads - I was merely offering up additional sour grapes to complete this Whine thread!
Whisky is a drink perfectly suited for bringing people together, not driving them apart!
Nuff said fellas.
Again, I'm not calling for a boycott, nor have I given my opinion on the war.
When you drink whisky, you generally talk about lots of thing - conversations go off on tangents. This thread is whisky related and nobody is forced to read it. No moderator has deleted it.
You are just as involved in this thread as anyone else.
And you're right, we shouldn't whine - Everything in the world is just dandy.
Anyway, I hope you don't take my comments personally. I am interested in this thread.
Last night he got stopped at Chicago O'Hare carrying a bottle of Glenfiddich's "Viva Fidel" Havana Reserve. The custom's officer dug it out of his carry-on with a smile on his face, according to my mate, like he'd just busted The Medellin Cartel's chief coke mule.
My friend was taken to a side room where his suitcase was thoroughly searched, he was detained for an hour and a half, and the glorious grog confiscated.
I hope they didn't end up skulling it in twenty minutes from a brown paper bag at the end of their shift,
Let that be a lesson to all you potential smugglers,
Matt Page wrote:The Scots, Welsh and Canadians also rock n rolled into Iraq,
Poor Canadians. Americans are Boycotting their Whisky for NOT going to Iraq and now this misinformed person wants us to boycott them for going. I wonder if anyone, besides Canadians themselves, is still drinking Rye.
For the record: Canadians, much to the anger of the US, did not send any troops to Iraq.
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