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Introduction

Postby AnthonyEdwards1982 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:27 pm

Hey everyone, I am new here and have been new to the world of single malt for about a month now. Not many other people in Oklahoma my age (23) who know (or enjoy) single malt. Anyways, so far I've had Macallan 12 yr old and Cask strength and Glenlivet 12 yr old. Cask is the favorite so far. I am going to pick up Talisker tomorow.
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Postby Tom » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:55 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum Anthony.
Stick around and you'll be lost forever in the magic of malts. As for age, you will find that here it doesnt matter. Experience is great, but enthousiasm counts for more :wink: As far as I'm concerned, anyone that likes whisky is almost a friend. So enjoy your stay here with the rest of us malt fanatics.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:50 pm

Do they call you Dr Greene? I used to get that all the time from the old ladies on the bus, just because I'm bald and extraordinarily handsome.

For your sake, it is to be hoped that I am the only one here tactless enough to bring it up, and I won't do it again. It's just that it's my job to make the obvious jokes, so others don't have to demean themselves.

Anyway, welcome to the world of whisky! Have a read through some of the threads, if you haven't already. You'll learn a lot fast. And the first thing you'll learn is that every answer to a question raises three more questions!

Or do they call you Goose?
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Postby rthomson » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:11 pm

Initially I thought that your forum ID was a reference to Revenge of the Nerds, having the lead actor's name and the year of the film's release. But then I saw your age and realized that might be your real name and year of birth. Of course, I then checked IMDB and saw the Revenge of the Nerds was actually released in 1984. All of that doesn't amount to a whole lot but the important thing is:

WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!

(Just ignore any future references to Lambda Lambda Lambda, I'm sure you've heard them all before)

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Postby MGillespie » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:59 pm

Geez, T, let the kid have a couple of days before the hazing begins! ;)

Welcome, Anthony...glad you're starting early, and don't hesitate to ask any questions. We probably won't have the answers, but we'll pretend that we do!

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Postby AnthonyEdwards1982 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:06 am

Ha! You know whats funny? The number of ER references that I get towards my name FAR outnumber the ones which I receive on Top Gun. Of course, someone once called me "Anthony Banks" as in the Genesis keyboardist, now that was wonderful.
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Postby rthomson » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:08 am

A friend of mine (no need to specifically identify my better half who might be compromised for sharing this info :shock: ) who works for a liability insurance company, covering doctors and dentists, was struck by how many executives had appointments with a certain "Dr. Greene." Well, she and I not being all that familiar with TV had no clue about it. It turns out that Dr. Greene was a euphemism (inspired by ER) for either taking the day off or leaving the office early, presumably to play golf or visit a fine establishment to imbibe in a few drams (see, I brought it back around to whisky :wink: )

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Postby AnthonyEdwards1982 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:07 am

Wow, i want to work there.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:39 pm

One would assume an appointment with Dr Greene means a round of golf. A consultation with Dr Parr would be desirable, as well. Me, I'd be happy just to meet with Colonel Bogey.

Sorry, Tony Ed, don't want to give you the wrong idea--we do actually talk about whisky most of the time. At least, when we're not giving each other silly nicknames. Right, Diz?
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Postby MGillespie » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:46 pm

T...I have no idea what you're talking about. :)

Anyway, I'm the one the rest of the family doesn't like to talk about...

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Postby Paul A Jellis » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:23 pm

A glass (or two) of whatever this lot are drinking please . . .

Cheers and welcome to wwww ( the weird, wonderful and whacky world of whisky).

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:21 am

Welcome to the forum....


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Postby AnthonyEdwards1982 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:39 am

Thanks for all of the warm welcomes.
By the way, I picked up an 18 year old Macallan at the liquor store around the corner from my house today for....$59. No kidding.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:15 am

Hokey smokes! Sounds like cashier error to me. What vintage is it?
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Postby AnthonyEdwards1982 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:13 pm

Its a 2003 bottling
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:17 pm

Hmmm.... Are we talking about a standard, vintage-dated Macallan 18, or something else? The former will have a distillation date prominently displayed. Typically what you will found around now is 1985 and 1986. And usually it will run about $125. So I wonder if what you have is something else.
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Postby AnthonyEdwards1982 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:55 am

distillation date 1985, bottling date is what i listed earlier
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Postby Lawrence » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:06 am

Good value, Anthony, stock up on another bottle when you have the chnace.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:51 am

Yup. Buy all they have at that price. If you don't like it, you'll make a killing passing it along to someone who does.
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Postby MGillespie » Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:53 am

Good advice...forget the student loan payment this month and buy a case, Anthony!

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