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NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby woodhill » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:04 pm

Over the last few days we have had over FIFTY new members join us. Out of those only 10 are no longer "Silent Still" Members. which means 40 people have joined and said nothing.(I know, I'm an anorak - I wouldn't be on here if I wasn't)

New Members.....

If you have joined the forum you must be somewhat interested in whisky so pop in here first and have your say, tell us who you are and why you here.

We are generally a friendly bunch and there are people on here with so much knowledge that they are prepared to share.

So don't be a "silent still".

Welcome to the forums.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ryguy » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:34 pm

I'll second that Woodhill! Great idea!! Welcome to the Forums! If you have any questions, or want to just introduce yourselves, go ahead.

Cheers! :D :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:16 pm

Hello,
I'm Malty and quite shy :oops:


No, seriously, good idea, let's make everyone welcome and help them join in.
Come on and say "Hi", we don't (often) bite.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Hereward » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:37 pm

Well, I've only just joined, but I've posted quite a bit already!

Nevertheless, I'll introduce myself. I'm from Reading, England. I'm 41, married, children, dog, etc. My favourite whiskies are Lagavulin, Bowmore and Aberlour. Glad to be here. :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ryguy » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:38 pm

Welcome to the Forums Hereward! We are glad to have you here! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Enjoy and have fun! :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:22 pm

Welcome Hereward. :thumbsup:
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Postby Ganga » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:26 pm

:iwbrnt: So, welcome Hereward. :D
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Postby woodhill » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:52 pm

Welcome Hereward Good to have you with us
................................................................................................................................and the other 49 new members who have joined in the week since this thread was started.. :thumbsup:
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Postby tmaufer » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:53 pm

My name is Thomas Maufer. I am relatively new to Scotch (since probably about 4 years ago), having developed a taste for other distilled spirits earlier in my life: Bourbon, Rye, Tequila, Cognac, Armagnac, Gin (I don't care for Vodka...). I have been soaking up information about Scotch as I have worked my way through different regions.

I really have benefited from the WhiskyCast podcast. I might be weird: I find it very interesting to learn about the business side of Scotch as much as the nosing/tasting side. What I really like about Scotch is that I have cultivated a group of friends and we share whisky with each other every so often, so I get exposed to a wider range of whiskies faster than I could do in isolation.

My background is in high technology and marketing, and I have written three books for Prentice Hall on computer networking (still for sale on amazon.com). In that spirit (pun intended) I enjoy sharing information with others. I decided at the end of August to start writing a blog to share what I know about whisky. In that short time I have had nearly 1000 visitors! No one is more surprised by that than I am. I am not pretending to be the world's whisky expert and I am willing to be corrected. I just like to share what I know. I try not to be pedantic and stick to what I understand the facts to be on various subjects.

I'll be at WhiskyFest San Francisco in a couple weeks from tomorrow and would love to meet people there. I'll be on-site for early admission with my VIP ticket!

Cheers/Slainte/etc.,
~tom

http://bruichladdichblog.wordpress.com/
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:31 pm

May I also add my welcome to Hereward and Tom.
Many thanks for taking the time to introduce yourselves here. I am sure you will soon get totally hooked and will be spending more and more time with us.

Remember, don't be afraid to add your own comments. We are generally a friendly bunch and welcome all input!

Speak to you again soon,
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Postby mlawrenson » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:22 am

I'm mlawrenson, and I see the lizards.

Been drinking whisky for about 5 years (not concurrently of course), been a member of the SMWS for 14 months. I've just got back from Edinburgh, where I spent far too much on malt.

I like Highland Park 12, Cragganmore 12 and a bottling of Glenmorangie from the SMWS that unfortunately spilt with half of it to go.

I dislike Tobermory. I'd rather drink Great Uncle Bulgaria.
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Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:24 am

Welcome to the forums mlawrenson. From where do you hail?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:01 am

Welcomemlawrenson and thanks for joining in.
Enjoy your journey of discovery!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:02 pm

That's it now, I've been found :shock:

Welcome to our very own Uncle Nick (The Arc's Cook and he who is joint responsible for Vesuvio Batch #3!) :thumbsup:
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Postby Maakun » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:21 pm

I'm not really 'new' here, but I haven't introduced myself yet, so here goes:

I'm 28, have been drinking Scotch for over ten years, but have only really gotten into single malts about 5 years ago (especially Islay, though lately I have been enjoying some great Highland malts). Besides drinking whisky I also play drums in a punk and a death-metal band. :thumbsup:
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Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:56 pm

Welcome to the forums new members. :thumbsup:

Please keep me updated on any gigs where you are playing Maakun.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby johnliddle » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:01 pm

Ok, here goes. After silently watching this forum & reading the various exchanges between everyone for over 6 months (it does seem to get a bit heated at times !!), I'm ready to take the plunge.

I collect, I drink, I like to help out fellow whisky enthusiasts (nb. my wifes terminology for people like me is sad), to find that bottle to drink or add to their collection. A certain fairly active subscriber to this site knows that I am currently in a position whereby bottles are not allowed to be added to my shelves (thank goodness for the whisky fairy, bottles just sometimes appear albeit hidden at first).

I'm a bit of an Islay addict, I know kind of boring but having visited & holidayed every year for the past 8 years, sometimes 3 times in a year, it seems to get in your blood. The main stay of my collection is Bruichladdich but Ardbeg is also well represented as well as many others (on & off the island). My current dram of choice is a Signatory Laphroaig 1990 (17 yr old) cask strength. I've a few barrels at Bruichladdich as well which get regularly sampled with the first one probably only a year or two away from bottling.

What else ? - one daughter, 11 goldfish (which happily swim in Lagavulin tub), a very slow tortoise and a job which I really enjoy despite working too many hours. I'm South Yorkshire based but travel regularly around the UK.

I look forward to contributing on many topics which now I have made this first input, will be that little bit easier to make.

Rgds, John
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:33 pm

Welcome John !
Nice to see someone else who has let Islay get well and truly under the skin ! Surprised we haven't crossed paths at least once on Gods own little Isle .
We usually get over 3 times a year tho this year it's only been twice but i'm sure we'll get the averages back up next year !
Hopefully we'll see you on the Weekly SOI chat on Wednesdays at some point .
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:37 pm

Hi John and welcome from me too.

Hopefully we (I) can convince you over time to try a few non-Islays :D
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Postby TreacleSponge » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:34 pm

Welcome mlawrenson, Maakun and johnliddle :thumbsup: John, I love that whisky fairy, she visits me too and she's always welcome, along with the shoe fairy and the accessories fairy. Do you also have that phrase in your house "What? This old thing?..." :mrgreen:
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Postby I_SPEY » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:08 pm

A warm welcome to this website/forum Hereward, tmaufer, mlawrenson, Maakun(wij kennen elkaar al!) and johnliddle :D
Hope to see you all on many(different) topics :thumbsup:

I'll take a dram on your arrival here: a lovely Ardbeg !0 :P
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Postby r900p » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:56 am

Finally John,

Took some persuading that did! The Fairy is still hoarding.

Welcome to everyone else too.

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Postby Ganga » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:41 pm

Sorry that I've been remiss. Welcome to all the new members. :D
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Postby chiefsUK » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:34 am

I guess its time to pop my head up too, as I've lurked around here for quite a while now, but only recently registered.

I'm from Fife, Scotland, and have been a fan of malt whiskey for a fair few years. I started out drinking Islay malts - Laphroig and Lagavulin - and although I can turn my pallet to anything I tend to go back to my first love.

I've quite a few keepers up my garrett, but don't yet consider myself a collector - I just buy whisky faster than I drink it.
TBH - I'm not much of a poster, but I'll certainly be here nosing around on a regular basis.

Al
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Postby Elagabalus » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:46 am

chiefsUK wrote:I guess its time to pop my head up too, as I've lurked around here for quite a while now, but only recently registered.

I'm from Fife, Scotland, and have been a fan of malt whiskey for a fair few years. I started out drinking Islay malts - Laphroig and Lagavulin - and although I can turn my pallet to anything I tend to go back to my first love.

I've quite a few keepers up my garrett, but don't yet consider myself a collector - I just buy whisky faster than I drink it.
TBH - I'm not much of a poster, but I'll certainly be here nosing around on a regular basis.

Al


What an eloquent introduction! Welcome! I believe you are a brand ambassador from Glenkinchie. Well it's ok, and don't pretend to not know what I mean.

Viva Christus! :iwbrnt:
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Postby Ganga » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:25 am

Welcome Chiefs! Yes, most of us accumulate faster than we can quaff. :shock:
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Postby les taylor » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:12 am

Collector57 wrote:A Warm Welcome to chiefsUK!! :thumbsup:



From me to. How would Ela know that ChiefsUK is the brand ambassador for Glenkinchie?
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:07 pm

Welcome indeed to johnliddle and chiefsuk (and anyone I missed). Hope you stick around and join in the conversation with us.

Cheers
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Postby chiefsUK » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:20 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

Elagalabus - sorry - I think you've got your wires crossed somewhere. I've no personal connection to the trade, other than my Dad, who is a retired Stillman from Cameronbridge.
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Postby I_SPEY » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:16 pm

Welcome indeed to chiefsUK (and all the others I missed). Hope to see you around and look forward to your posts. :thumbsup:
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Postby BigPapi » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:33 am

HI Everybody, i posted in the whisky live topic first before noticing this one.

I have been drinking Single Malt for about 10 years, started with Highland but now really enjoying Islay Malts.

I live in West Lothian but orginally from Glasgow, wife from Shetland,
1 son.

Glad to find a place where people seem to be knowledgeable about the subject.

Will be going to Whisky Live Glasgow on Sat. afternoon so please leave me with something to try!
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Postby Ryguy » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:30 pm

Welcome to the Forums BigPapi!! :D :D
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Postby Ganga » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:00 pm

Welcome to the Forums BigPapi. I look forward to seeing many contributions from you.

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Postby andyt » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:25 pm

Good to have you here BigPapi, hope to see you Saturday afternoon. :thumbsup:
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Postby I_SPEY » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:13 pm

And a warm welcome from a rather cold Holland, BigPapi :)
Look forward to your contributions!
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