kyorke1 wrote:Hi All,
Firstly, a welcome to Willie - I hope you get out of the forum what I have.
Secondly, I am not sure that I properly introduced myself when I first arrived, so for my hundredth post here goes. I am Kieron, I have slowly gained an interest for whisky since the age of 16, an age where I didn't like beer, could not be seen to be drinking alcopops nor could appreciate any liqueurs hence when out with friends I would resort to whisky - a chance to drink with mates and keep my dignity, be manly and be sophisticated at the same time.
I started on Jack Daniels and then moved on to Irish whisky, my boss got me interested further saying I should try single malt scotch, so I did for a while focusing on the Speyside region. Then my boss's boss's boss said I should try Islay, so I did and the rest is history.
I am currently living in Manchester as a software engineer, I like all sorts of music though mainly classical and classic rock. I 10 pin bowl with club, play guitar and like to road cycle. Most of my money goes on whisky these days, more so than food.
I have enjoyed being a part of the forums so far and learnt a huge amount that I could not have gained otherwise. Thanks to all. I look forward to more.
Holysinner wrote:Grapevine Market in Austin is having a sale, and I picked up Springbank 10yo for $49 and Aberlour a'bunadh (batch #21) for $50. Two others that particularly caught my eye were Ardbeg Uigeadail for $66 and Talisker 175th Anniversary Edition for $63 (Distillers Edition was about the same price). Since those are about the same price as the 10yo's, and much less than I can find them online or other stores around here, I'm not sure I can pass them up.
Holysinner wrote:Thanks for all the welcoming replies!
To the person who commented on my name, it's derived from Thomas Mann's great novel, The Holy Sinner, one of my favorite books.
Michael Owen wrote:I think that I had better introduce myself as well. Michael Owen, not the famous Michael Owen, we just share the same name. Scottish descent with a love of the Island Malts. Other interests are photography, reading,light classical music, history and archaeology.
dramtastic wrote:Hola Carmelo, Bienvenido.
My thoughts are:
Balvenie 15 SB
Look forward to your future posts.
p.s I have a keen interest in the Spanish world and love Hong Kong. Hope to get back up there latter on this year(from Australia).
MacDeffe wrote:I mainly drink independent bottlings as I prefer nonchillfiltered and don't like anyone else but myself to add water to my whisky