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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pmcd » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:45 am

Hi everyone,

My name's Paul, I'm 29 and I'm from Glasgow. Only got into whisky in the past few years but so far I've developed a fondness for Islay and also Springbank, with Longrow CV being my favourite of recent times.

I need to branch out a bit more and try some other styles, although I've recently moved to Auckland, NZ (on a temporary basis) and I've got a bit of a fright at the price of malt out here!

Nice to be on board!

:)

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:44 am

Nice to see new members appearing to share in their experiences and to pick up things from some of the old dogs and doggets here. :D

Nick (aka C57) is a real asset to the forums and is much more dependable than I, whom will drift in and out of the forums on a whim. Feel free to drop a PM if you have a question as I am always willing to chat about whisky, Canadian idiosyncrasies and live tastings - eh Ganga?

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Dubois » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:22 am

Welcome on board Paul !
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:48 pm

Yes Musky, always live tastings. :D

Welcome Paul. Enjoy the forums.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby cakebits » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:10 pm

Hello all, Cakebits here from County Cork.

Had been a regular beer drinking bloke with maybe a whisky as a night cap type of bloke for years.

As a wedding gift, 5 years ago, i received a Talisker 18.
I left it there for a few months untouched as i had never heard of it and thought that i wouldnt like it. When i spoke to the guy who gave me the gift - he quizzed me about it and was shocked that i hadnt opened it yet.
I opened it that night and never looked back.
I have bought a few more bottles of Talisker since then but I have only recently (last 2 weeks) decided to go fully committed and i have bought a few whisky glasses, a cabinet and 2 bottles of whisky (talisker 10 and Laphroaig 10).
I have been promised by the missus 1-2 bottles per month so i need to be careful with what i select.
I am hoping to build up a big collection but this means going easy on the whisky :roll:

Anyway, just thought i would introduce myself and i will be posting lots of questions as i am a complete newbie as ive only ever tasted Talisker really.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:58 pm

Welcome Cakebits. As you explore whiskies feel free to ask questions. I know that the first recommendation you'll get is Ardbeg 10. I'd say this is a safe bet if you like the Laphroaig 10.

Have fun and I look forward to seeing more from you.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby flen » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:40 am

:) :) Hi Can someone please help me !!! I have a bottle of whiskey bought in February 1969 that has never been opened. It is 12 year old Johnny Walker Black label with 400 stamped on the lid. 4/5's of a quart and 86.8% proof. Am I able to sell this and if so how much would I be looking at? Thanks for your help as I am only new to all this!! :oops:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby cakebits » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:36 pm

Cheers Lads.

Thanks for the welcome - I have added the below to buy from a website called 'whisky exchange'.


Aberlour A'bunadh
Caol Ila 12 Year Old
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Talisker 18 Year Old
Ardbeg 10

I will save for 2 months (with my allowance :x ) and just buy it in bulk.

Thanks for your advice and nice friendly welcome.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:11 pm

While you have to save up your allowance, you get better bang for the buck as you reduce your shipping costs. :thumbsup: Great choices too.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:13 pm

flen wrote::) :) Hi Can someone please help me !!! I have a bottle of whiskey bought in February 1969 that has never been opened. It is 12 year old Johnny Walker Black label with 400 stamped on the lid. 4/5's of a quart and 86.8% proof. Am I able to sell this and if so how much would I be looking at? Thanks for your help as I am only new to all this!! :oops:


Flen:

You will get better information by posting this querry over in the valuations subforum. The funny thing is that I just tried this last night. It is sublime.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Maccy » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:52 pm

Hi Paul, Hi Cakebits - Enjoy the forum and keep posting.

Cheers,

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby flen » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:05 am

Thanks for that. While we were in Scotland last year we were lucky enough to visit Bruichladich and Arbeg distilleries on Islay. My husband loved it!! and bought home a bit for his little collection. He loves the peaty taste and loved the island. 8) We are still very new to this and have not long had the pleasure of having a baby boy after 19 years!!! So great all round! :angel:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby brummage » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:25 am

Hello Everyone.

I spent a week in Scotland (Glenelg) in May. I went to the local pub and said to the barman "I suppose I'd better have a Scotch". He asked me which one (they had three blends on optic plus 8 or nine malts on the shelf), and I replied "Oh, any. They taste pretty much the same don't they?!".

After picking himself up off the floor he asked me where I was sitting and told me to go and sit back down with my wife. He followed me shortly with a tray on which there were three different bottles of Scotch, a glass and a jug of water. He then proceeded to give me a tasting session in which my eyes were opened to the incredible differences there can be between different whiskies. A whisky fanatic was born!

Since then I've tried several different bottles from blends such as Grouse and Bailie Nicol Jarvie (nice) to some standard malts such as Tobermory and Glenfiddich.

I realise that revealing that I actually like some blended whiskies and even the Glenfiddich will not sit well with some of the more well developed palates among some officianados, but like them I do and I look forward to sampling many more whiskies in the years to come.

To that nice barman at the Glenelg Inn I say thank you. Thank you very much indeed.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:09 pm

Good story brummage and welcome aboard.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:16 am

Welcome Brummage and I hope you enjoy your time here.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby brummage » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:40 am

Thank you all for your warm welcome. I have already learned a lot from this website.

We are lucky indeed in these modern times to have such resources as this available to us. Just 20 or so years ago websites and forums hadn't been heard of !

Thanks again.

Brian
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Moggy » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:53 pm

hello whikymag folks...

i'm a 26yo male from north east england and i've been exploring whisky since christmas.
my first whisky love was laphroaig, sweet smoky and delicious and for a while i only really drank that one whisky. Then at christmas i was given a johnnie walker gift set (black, green, gold and blue) i was never really keen on the black but i drank it anyway but the green and gold were lovely and the blue i thought was phenomanal. I figured if whisky can taste this good i bet it can taste better so my quest started.

i've been trying as many as i can lately but a few that stood out for me are
Nikka from the barrel
JW blue label
JW gold label
laphroaig quarter cask
glenfiddich 18 year old

i'm currently waiting on some isle of jura: prophecy and glenfarclas 105 to sample and i'm always looking for reccomendations.

nehoo got a bit waffley there so i'll finish.

nice to meet you all
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby brummage » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:01 pm

From one newbie to another - Welcome Moggy!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby bobby_29 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:26 pm

Hello everyone from Stouffville, Ontario Canada. I have been a fan of Whisky for a number of years now, but have just recently started purchasing bottles outside of what the LCBO sells.

I have always been a fan of Johnnie Walker and can't wait to try Green for the first time, the only one of the 5 labels I have yet to try.

I have been diving into single Malts and have given Dalmore 12, Cragganmore 12, Ardbeg 10, and a Glenfiddich 12 a try. I have to say while I like all of these I prefer the Cragganmore.

I look forward to being as active as a newbie can, but really hope to learn as much as possible from all of you and continue to try whatever I can get my hands on.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Maccy » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:53 pm

Hi Brummage, Graham & Bobby - Good to get you on board. see you around the forum. :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:12 pm

Welcome Graham and Bobby. :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Moggy » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:07 pm

thanks for the welcome, i love the whisky bottle smilies. nice touch 8)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby bobby_29 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:55 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome!! I look forward to whisky discussion with all of you.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Maccy » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:34 pm

Hey - missed you Moggy - Welcome. See you around. :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:01 am

Welcome to bobby
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:17 am

I like the sounds of these latest members. Bobby_29 I would recommend that if you get to Toronto, to check out the "tasting towers" that the LCBO has. Queen's Quay, 2 Cooper St; Summerhill; and a third one I've been to but the location escapes me.
Someone will prompt my memory shortly, I fear. :D

You get to sample some exceptional scotch at a reasonable price. Only 2 drinks per customer though.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:36 pm

I'm back. :D I've been out of touch for a couple of weeks but would really like to welcome all the new members. Have a great time exploring the "halls" in the various forums.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby hyperfuji » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:14 am

welcome Graham and Bobby and moggy, hope you enjoy your stay
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Bozo » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:37 am

Greetings all, from Sydney Australia.

I've just signed up so figured I'd make my first post here......

Well to introduce myself, I'm not an expert by any means and will probably be asking more questions then answering......

I spent a couple of months in the UK for work earlier in the year (at St Andrews for the most part - amazing part of the world). In Edinburgh I wandered into Royal Mile Whiskies, not knowing a thing and, after talking to the owner (a fellow Aussie!), I exited with a Royal Lochnagar 12yo. I didn't try it until I got back to Australia, but now I've tried several others (favourites at this point from what I've tried - HP 12yo, Tallisker 18yo, A'bunadh). I'm starting to get a bit of an idea what's going on, and I really wish I knew more when I was over your way as there's a lot of malts I'd have tried that you just can't get here, or at least not for an affordable price. For this reason I'm planning to put in an order from RMW, but I'll post about that elsewhere......

Anyway, I'd better not clutter up this thread with a massive post, but I'm really looking forward to becoming a part of the community!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:09 am

Welcome aboard Bozo,

As a fellow Aussie I hope you stay a while.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:15 am

Just as an aside Bozo, Nicks online and theoddwhiskycoy are 2 places in Australia with a fair selection of whiskys, though as you say a bit over priced. If you have a Vintage Cellars nearby they also have a decent range and often some excellent prices on independently bottled whiskys.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Maccy » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:42 am

Hi Bozo - see you around.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:03 am

Welcome indeed Bozo. Good to have more folks from down under on the forum.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:13 am

Welcome to the boards Bozo.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:40 pm

Welcome Bozo. Good to have you here.
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