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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby OMGUI » Sat May 23, 2009 9:40 pm

Cheers Guys! Thanks for the welcomes.. :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby AshDLS » Sun May 24, 2009 4:39 pm

Hello all! Just joined up. Was previously a member of the Peatfreak board for a brief period before it went under. Ended up coming here in the hope of finding more information and opinions on Japanese whisky, as I recently moved to the south of Japan for a year to finish off my university degree. So far, Nonjatta's been quite a useful resource. :) Anyway, I'm originally from Melbourne, Australia. Cheers all!
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Postby borgom » Mon May 25, 2009 8:53 am

Welcome to the forum AshDLS :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Tue May 26, 2009 5:13 am

Welcome AshDLS, I know we've chatted already but my interest in Japanese whisky is growing so any help I can get from someone there is a bonus. Look forward to your findings! :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby AshDLS » Tue May 26, 2009 7:55 am

Cheers everyone!

Dramtastic - I recently found quite a good whisky bar here in Kumamoto despite it being a relatively smaller city, I think I'll have to spend a bit more time there! Oddly enough, it's named "Bar Colon"... with such an absurd name I had to go check it out, and I was pleasantly surprised. :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri May 29, 2009 11:53 pm

Welcome to all the new members that joined this last week (while I've been away). AshDSL, maybe you can become the resident Japanese enthusiast. Unfortunately, there isn't a great selection of Japanese whiskies here but what is here is very nice. I noticed that the Suntory 18 is becoming the Yamazaki 18 here in the US.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jim750 » Sun May 31, 2009 9:45 pm

Hello all,

I'm reasonably new to single malt whisky having drunk mostly Jack Daniels/Jim Beam as well as blends such as Bells & Famous Grouse in the past.

But after a recent holiday to Scotland this year visiting several distillery's Edradour being my favourite, i have developed a great interest and taste for single malts.
So far i have enjoyed Glenfiddich Solera 15yo, Dalwhinnie 15yo and especially Aberlour 12yo.Any suggestions of possible similar tastes would be appreciated.

Seems like a very informative forum great for learning more, cheers :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Liechtenstein » Sun May 31, 2009 10:18 pm

jim750 wrote:after a recent holiday to Scotland this year visiting several distillery's Edradour being my favourite, i have developed a great interest and taste for single malts.


You may want to pick up the June 2009 issue of Whisky Magazine as the Edradour distillery is the subject of a 4 page article.

Welcome aboard, Jim!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jim750 » Sun May 31, 2009 11:35 pm

Thanks i will try to take a look at it.

With regard to the Glenfiddich 15yo i liked the sweet creamyness and small amount of smoke. But in general about the three i found the fruityness very good.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jim750 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:54 am

I am in England which I should have mentioned! Thank you for the advice I had been reading about several of the Aberlours and was looking at the Glenfiddich 18 as possibly my next purchase. I will go and read some more on the others suggested cheers.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:53 pm

Welcome Jim. There are so many choices out there. So suggestions are going to be vast and may miss the mark for you. Rather than identify which whiskies you like, you might keep track of what you like/dislike about each whisky. That way, you can ask for suggestions by telling us what you like in a whisky. "I like/dislike smokey whiskies." Or "I like/dislike whiskies that are floral."
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby borgom » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:35 am

Hey there jim750, welcome to the forum.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Red Hare » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:04 am

Hello all

I've been drinking whisky for about 2 years now, and I really like the sweet, slightly peaty or smoky whiskies - Highland Park 18 yo, Talisker 18 yo, Yamazaki 18 yo (I can see a pattern forming). Being a natural anorak I've kept detailed tasting notes almost from the beginning...
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby kass » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:44 am

hi everybody im kass new member. like laphroaig as well as other islays talisker and a dram of hp once in a while. ive been to this forum as a guest and really enjoy the diversity and combined knowledge and experience so i recently joined.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:34 pm

Big welcome to both Red Hare and kass. I hope you enjoy your journey through the world of whisky. Feel free to pose any questions. We'll answer to the best of our ability, even if that is to direct you to a better source of information.

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Postby Holysinner » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:59 am

Welcome Red Hare and kass, I hope you enjoy your time here!
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Postby borgom » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:15 am

Hi Red Hare and kass, welcome aboard!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby johan brugge » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:06 pm

Hey, I'm a new member since today. I live in Bruges (Belgium) and for many years now I drink/collect whisky. I certainly won't be a silent still! Promise.

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Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:56 pm

Welcome Johan! I certainly look forward to seeing more from you. :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby johan brugge » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:03 pm

Ganga wrote:Welcome Johan! I certainly look forward to seeing more from you. :D

Thanks! :D Well, I've been busy already.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby ClubSmed » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:08 pm

johan brugge wrote:Hey, I'm a new member since today. I live in Bruges (Belgium) and for many years now I drink/collect whisky. I certainly won't be a silent still! Promise.

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Postby AdamMY » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:30 am

Welcome Johan
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Daryl » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:10 pm

Newbie here, from Texas :D I'm not very knowledgable about whisky, but know that I like it lol. On a more serious note, I lost almost everything I had to hurricane Ike last year. Long story short, I bought a bottle of whisky to open when I finally got into a new home, which I now have. It's Glennlivet, aged 12 years, single malt. I'm enjoying it :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby johan brugge » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:00 pm

Daryl wrote:Newbie here, from Texas :D I'm not very knowledgable about whisky, but know that I like it lol. On a more serious note, I lost almost everything I had to hurricane Ike last year. Long story short, I bought a bottle of whisky to open when I finally got into a new home, which I now have. It's Glennlivet, aged 12 years, single malt. I'm enjoying it :thumbsup:

Welcome to the forum Daryl. It's a nice whisky to start with.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby AdamMY » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:40 am

Welcome Daryl
The Glenlivet 12 is a great whiskey. Sorry to hear about your home, but welcome to the forum, and if you read it consistently, you'll learn more than you probably ever wanted to know, rather quickly.
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Postby Holysinner » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:01 am

Welcome Daryl. You'll find several other Texans around here, good to have you on board!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:45 am

Welcome Daryl and Johan. There are plenty of people new to the world of whisky here, so join in the fun.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jed52 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:06 am

Hello everybody, I've been a member for a few months now and thought its about time I said hello. I'm the wrong side of 50, married to Maz, have 3 great kids all grown up, 1 grandson, 1 granddaughter on the way and a pension aged dog called Sam, but he's not into whisky!
I live in Selby North Yorkshire, not far from York. I'm a truck driver by profession, but, like many other truckers at the moment, am out of work.
I've only been into whiskey for under a year, but I've tried a few even on my meagre income. A freind started me off by giving me a dram of Dalmore 15yo and after that I fell in love with the stuff. Not keen on any other spirit but I like a nice port or a sherry. My other love is real ale.
Maz and I love to go into York for an afternoon/early evening and search out all the different old pubs and bars. We have our favourites and theres quite a few with a good selection of single malts behind the bar. I recommend anybody to go to York within the city walls and do what we do. My bottles bought/drunk so far; Glen Moray no age, Dalwhinnie 15yo, Highland Park 12yo, BenRiach 12yo, Aberlour 10yo, Balvenie DW 12yo and Glenlivet 18yo. I can make a bottle last a lomg time, I have to!
Anyway, I've gone on long enough but hopefully I can get some good tips from all the very knowledgable members here. Cheers, jed.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Liechtenstein » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:42 am

Well...welcome, jed52!

Keep on posting!

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby ClubSmed » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:47 pm

jed52 wrote:hopefully I can get some good tips from all the very knowledgable members here. Cheers, jed.


Welcome!

As you are in York, are you planning to go to The 7th York Whisky Festival at The Guildhall on Saturday September 19th 2009 then?
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Postby johan brugge » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:00 pm

Welcome to the forum jed52!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jed52 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:21 pm

ClubSmed wrote:
jed52 wrote:hopefully I can get some good tips from all the very knowledgable members here. Cheers, jed.


Welcome!

As you are in York, are you planning to go to The 7th York Whisky Festival at The Guildhall on Saturday September 19th 2009 then?


Hello ClubSmed. Didn't know about it, but I do now!
I'd like to go, yes, lets hope my job situation picks up by then. Never been to a whisky festival, if they are anything like beer festivals they will be good events to go to.
Might see you there, if you're going yourself!

Thanks for the welcome everyone. jed
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jed52 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:29 pm

Liechtenstein wrote:Well...welcome, jed52!

Keep on posting!

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So I didn't bore you with that long intro, Liechtenstein, or are you a glutton for punishment?
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:34 pm

Welcome Jed. If you decide to start looking for some interesting whiskies to try, consider perusing through the Live Tastings section. Also, you will find some good notes in the "What are you drinking now" and "What did you drink last night" threads (see Whisky Chat).

And fire away with any questions you have!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jed52 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:36 pm

johan brugge wrote:Welcome to the forum jed52!


Hello johan brugge, thanks for the welcome.
I just checked out your collection via the link. Very impressive. You're obviously a big Lagavulin fan. I've yet to sample any, but I intend to do it soon. Cheers.
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