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The secret to a long life

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 11-06-2014 at 17:41 pm

There is an old Indian guy who lives in my home town called Nazar Singh, he has just celebrated his 110th birthday. He is one of the oldest men in Britain, in fact he might be the oldest. Anyway they did an interview with  him in the local paper and they asked him what was his secret to a long and healthy life and he said " I have a drop of whisky every night, and I have done for as long as I can remember". There you go boys and girls the proof is there, it really is the water of life.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 11-06-2014 at 20:34 pm

happy i will get 110 as well than happy

nathanyael
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-06-2014 at 12:30 pm

And I'M going to be 220 then...

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karlsson60
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-06-2014 at 13:01 pm

... because you have TWO drops of whisky every night, nathanyael? wink

nathanyael
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 12-06-2014 at 16:27 pm
karlsson60 wrote:

... because you have TWO drops of whisky every night, nathanyael? wink


Guilty as charged... wink

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Gunka
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 03-08-2014 at 00:09 am

Nobody can say - how old he can be without drinking whisky.


But  the idea is great. Drinking 100 Years Single Malt ... and than u are old... ;.)

my prob: stopping after the first dram wink
Mark Twain: Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.
gilmab
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 03-08-2014 at 15:48 pm

"Being moderately taken,
it slows the age,
it cuts phlegm,
it lightens the mind,
it quickens the spirit,
it cures the dropsy,
it heals the strangulation,
it pounces the stone,
its repels gravel,
it pulls away ventositie,
it keeps and preserves the head from whirling,
the eyes from dazzling,
the tongue from lisping,
the mouth from snuffling,
the teeth from chattering,
the throat from rattling,
the weasan from stiffing,
the stomach from womblying,
the heart from swelling,
the belly from wincing,
the guts from rumbling,
the hands from shivering,
the sinews from shrinking,
the veins from crumpling,
the bones from aching,
the marrow from soaking,
and truly it is a sovereign liquor
if it be orderly taken."

Raphael Holinshed 1577
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 25-11-2014 at 20:52 pm

There was an old couple on the news celebrating their 89th wedding anniversary,he was 109 and she was 103. When asked what was their secret to a long life,amongst other things,a nip of their favourite whisky every night. Didn't say what their favourite whisky was though.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
oscarswanson
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 26-11-2014 at 03:25 am

Whisky has kept me going. It's my birthday today, 25th of November. I am now 61 years old.

I plan on drinking every bottle in my collection in retirement whenever that will be. I think I will work until I can't just because I would get bored without work.

Anyway.
I go to bed early at about 9:00 PM after a couple of whisky's.
I take a piss at about 3:00 AM and then I take a good healthy crap at at 5:00 AM.
Then I wake up and get out of bed at 8:00 AM.
Sorry it must be the red wine. No Scotch yet.
I think a Ardbeg Corry will cure this.


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morgbug
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 26-11-2014 at 06:11 am

Happy Birthday oscarswanson!  happy

nathanyael
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 26-11-2014 at 08:54 am
oscarswanson wrote:

Whisky has kept me going. It's my birthday today, 25th of November. I am now 61 years old.

Happy birthday! And thank you for sharing your digestional behaviour!!! happy

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karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 26-11-2014 at 09:55 am

Happy Birthday mate and as Spock would say, live long and prosper happy

  Edited on 26-11-2014 at 09:57 am
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
WhiskyLovingPianist
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 26-11-2014 at 14:09 pm

If a drop of whisky is good for you... just imagine what a whole bottle could do!

  Edited on 27-11-2014 at 11:35 am
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 26-11-2014 at 14:17 pm

I did an old guys garden once and he was well into his 90s and he lived on his own,I asked him what kept him going,and he said seeing my garden bloom in the spring. If you have a good collection going with some high end whiskies to drink in the future,that will surely keep you going to a ripe old age.wink

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 28-11-2014 at 16:23 pm

Tommy Dewar,of the Dewar whisky family was travelling in a prohibitionist state of the USA when he visited a drug store.He was sold a large bottle of Cholera Mixture which,on the other side of the bottle bore Dewars own white Label. He never caught Cholera happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 28-11-2014 at 16:42 pm

Lord Shinwell,having failed in the attempt to make whisky available under the UK 's national health service,suggested that members of the house of lords should be allowed to claim it as an expense,"since there is general consumption of this liquid by noble Lords,and since many of them cannot do without it because it is the nature of a medicine".Born in 1884, he lived to the age of 102

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 28-11-2014 at 16:58 pm

The Seafield Manuscripts,now held in the Scottish Records Office,record in 1751 that in Scotland,the moderate use of whisky has been reckoned cherishing,and in degree necessary,many of these live to great ages in very good health.

This was until they invented the deep fried Mars bar.wink

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
nathanyael
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 03-12-2014 at 08:29 am
karloff wrote:

The Seafield Manuscripts,now held in the Scottish Records Office,record in 1751 that in Scotland,the moderate use of whisky has been reckoned cherishing,and in degree necessary,many of these live to great ages in very good health.

This was until they invented the deep fried Mars bar.wink


He karloff, are you getting into whisky history right now? The thing with the cherishing effect is something I deeply support!!!!

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karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 03-12-2014 at 21:46 pm

Yeah,I am busy reading this very old book I picked up in a charity shop about the history of whisky and I thought I would share a few interesting facts along the way.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
nathanyael
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 04-12-2014 at 07:40 am
karloff wrote:

Yeah,I am busy reading this very old book I picked up in a charity shop about the history of whisky and I thought I would share a few interesting facts along the way.


I'm curious, what's the title of the book?

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karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 07-05-2015 at 18:43 pm

Last week I was in a bar in Dufftown and I was talking to a local,he was a healthy looking 83 year old (I asked him his age at the end of the conversation) we were talking about breakfast we had,good ones and bad ones,anyway he said did you have a dram with your breakfast? No was the reply. You should he said, I have had a dram with my breakfast for nearly 60 years. Apparently it's the norm in that part of the world. Now,he could have been full of shit,but he seemed like an honest guy. So for the two remaining days we were there we had a dram with our breakfast. Tell you what,he was right,really does set you up for the day. I don't think I will be taking his advice,my wife won't be best pleased when I am asking for a shot of Fettercairn with my toast wink Anyone tried a whisky breakfast?

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
ajdedwards
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 07-05-2015 at 18:51 pm

When I was staying in a hotel in Northern Ireland they had a bottle of Jameson's there to have with your porridge if you wished to do so... 

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Unic
Member Junior Junior Member
Posted on 08-05-2015 at 20:34 pm

I think it was an English comedian called Ronnie Corbett who said,

"Whisky definitely improves with age. The older I get, the more i like it"
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 09-06-2015 at 18:45 pm

I would just like to say that Nazar Singh, the oldest man in Sunderland and Britain and possibly Europe is 111 today,still going strong and still drinking whisky. He must be the oldest whisky drinker in the world. I would like to ask all my fellow whiskybase members to raise a glass of the good stuff to his continues good health. Slainte Mhath.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 09-06-2015 at 19:39 pm

I imagine Nazar Singh telling whisky stories: "...and the Macallan '26 was a splendid dram, too! What you say? Distilled in 1926? No, no, no... bottled, my lad, bottled! You know, in the days before quality went downhill..!" XD

  Edited on 09-06-2015 at 19:43 pm
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