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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby kyorke1 » Mon May 18, 2009 2:27 pm

Welcome aboard Rob, it is quite easy to get hooked judging by some of the posts here and there is no turning back.

As for the airport having the best selection, this is probably true. I can only speak for the city centre but there is no great shop for whisky in Manchester. I usually pop into Nicholas, Harvey Nicholas and Selfridges near Deansgate all of who have a different selection. There is a hidden Oddbins near China town which probably has the largest selection.

Hope you enjoy it here on the forums.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Klas » Mon May 18, 2009 7:40 pm

Welcome Scoty Utah, Stravaigar and RobMillenaar!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby RobMillenaar » Tue May 19, 2009 9:00 am

Thanks Klas and kyorke1 for your responses!
Kyorke1: I have been to the Oddbins near Chinatown and was really underwhelmed by their collection (even though I picked up a The Balvenie Founder's Reserve 10 yo which I rather like!!). The guys at the store told me that after difficult times the store was slowly building up their collection again. I will check them out next time I'm over there.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue May 19, 2009 3:01 pm

Welcome Scotty Utah, stravaigar and RobMillenaar. First let me say to you enjoy your journey and second feel free to ask any questions you have.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pkt77242 » Wed May 20, 2009 3:12 am

Welcome Stravaigar and RobMillenaar to the forums, and hope you enjoy it.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby OMGUI » Wed May 20, 2009 10:43 pm

Hi everyone, greetings from Manitoba, Canada. Im not a lurker no more,
happy to be part of the bunch. Looking forward to killing time at work with some of you folks! :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby SoMK » Wed May 20, 2009 11:33 pm

Hello OMGUI *waves*, can't have too many canadians :wink:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pkt77242 » Thu May 21, 2009 3:08 am

OMGUI wrote:Hi everyone, greetings from Manitoba, Canada. Im not a lurker no more,
happy to be part of the bunch. Looking forward to killing time at work with some of you folks! :thumbsup:


Welcome to the forums, OMGUI.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ardbegfan » Thu May 21, 2009 11:38 am

Greetings Friends,

I am new to the forum, and thought best introduce myself. I currently live in Scotland and have spent the last year or so kicking off my whisky collection. I have around 80 bottles so far, mainly from the distilleries over on Islay.

This weekend is going to be awesome as i am heading over to Islay for the 3rd year in a row now. Love the place!! Stunning scenery, great people and amazing whisky!! What more can you ask for than a bit sunshine!! :) Heres hoping its the same as last years weather!!!

Anyway, i think thats pretty much it for now. As the name says Ardbeg is where my passion lays although i have recently started looking at Bunna as i think these are massively underated.

Goodbye for now!

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby borgom » Thu May 21, 2009 12:27 pm

Welcome Ardbegfan! 80 bottles of islay whisky - I'm jealous already!!!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby I_SPEY » Thu May 21, 2009 12:52 pm

Welcome Scotty Utah, stravaigar, RobMillenaar, OMGUI and Ardbegfan :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ardbegfan » Fri May 22, 2009 10:15 am

Thank you for your welcome messages :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Klas » Fri May 22, 2009 3:26 pm

Welcome OMGUI and Ardbegfan!

"Cant have to many ardbeg fans around here.." :D
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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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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pkt77242 » Sun May 24, 2009 5:57 pm

Welcome AshDLS.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

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 pkt77242 » Sun May 31, 2009 10:22 pm

Welcome Jim750. What did you like about those whiskies, so that we know better what to recomend.

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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 pkt77242 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:14 am

jim750 wrote: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.


Glenfiddich 18 is a little older with some smoke but not as creamy or smokey. Cragganmore 12 has some fruit and some spice. Balvenie 12 doublewood would also work. Glenfarclas 12 or 15 (though the 15 is not available in the US) and my main suggestions would be trying the various Aberlours such as the 12 and 16 double cask and the Abunadh which is a favourite around here and has its own thread (just look at active threads and it is usually in the first or second page). If you live in the UK a lot more options open up such as the new Glendronach 15 revival, Dailuain 16 and others.

Jim, where you live might help us give suggestions as well, also you may want to start a thread asking for advice as there are plenty of people on here with more whisky experience than me.

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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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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

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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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

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 pkt77242 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:44 am

Welcome Red Hare and Kass to the forums. If you have any rye whiskies join us the weekend for our live tasting.

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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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