Greetings all from Copenhagen!
I am a fairly young bloke of 28 summers (born 1982) working full time in a wineshop in Copenhagen. We carry a medium/small selection of single malts too but are nowhere near the best assorted in Copenhagen. I am mostly a wine guy but have been really hooked on whiskies too the past year or two
I got interested in liquors and mixing cocktails in my late teens but soon thereafter moved to wine as my main interest and have worked professionally with wine since 2001. I have always enjoyed a good glass of whisky, though, and a trip to Scotland summer of 2009 didn't lessen the interest
. I'm still not spending as much money on single malts as I am on wine but the gap is definitely narrowing
I quite like all styles of whisky, having been initially hooked on the peaty flavours of Laphroaig and Lagavulin, the latter not so much the normal 16 YO, which has never really hit a spark i me, but rather the Destillers Edition from 1987. This blew my mind some years ago. Today Islay's are not so much my favourites but I still enjoy a glass occasionally. At the moment I'm more into the aromatic, soft, "caressing" kinds of whiskies, that I mention in my profile, e.g. Glenfarclas 15 YO, Highland Park 18 YO and Longmorn 15 YO.
I have purchased the Whisky Bible of Jim Murray and find his scores very helpful, although I disagree on a number of instances too. Especially do I find his scores on Ardbeg and Glenmorangie to be too high although they are great malts for sure. I especially enjoy Ardbeg but perhaps don't find it so much above all else as JM seem to do. Nonetheless a wonderful tool, I think!
Anyway, I'm very much looking forward to reading this board and hopefully participate in some of the discussions.