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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:43 pm

Hello I'm Willie, 47 and I can't remember very well when I first really got into whisky. But then I can't remember that much about a lot of things. What day is it? :insane:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby CalvinK » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:56 am

Hi,

I am Calvin. I am 33 and live in the UK, USA and HK due to business reasons. I stay in London a few months a year. I am more a collector than a drinker. I got into whisky due to business reasons.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby John Barleycorn » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:14 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Hello I'm Willie, 47 and I can't remember very well when I first really got into whisky. But then I can't remember that much about a lot of things. What day is it? :insane:


Hi Willie and welcome to the forum. We are one big happy gang here. If there is anything you would like to ask do not hesitate, I'm sure someone will provide the answer, if they can remember what the question was.

Cheers John, I'm 56 and from Inverness and I'm a....I've forgotten what the question was.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby John Barleycorn » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:25 pm

Welcome to the forum Calvin. :)

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby slaine » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:48 pm

Fellow whisky lovers, I come here for inspiration on fine whiskies to slake my palate! Got into whiskies via a good friend a few years ago, who gave me a mini regional whisky tour, trying different bottles from his collection.

I find myself drawn to Islay whiskies so far, much as in lapsang tea, the smokiness of this region is what I love.

Dram's I've tried and enjoyed include Laprohaig 10 and QC, though find the 2010 Cairdeas too sweet for my liking, also Lagavulin, Talisker, Bruichladdich Rocks, Waves and Peat.

Bought a bottle of Bowmore recently, but it's lacking the smokiness I'm looking for. Want to build up a nice collection focusing on this smokiness\iodine flavourings, and this seemed a perfect place to ask for thoughts!

Look forward to sharing ideas
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:20 am

Welcome slaine.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby slaine » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:39 pm

Thanks Collector57 & Ganga :)

I'm based in the West Midlands, UK

Got a nice specialist wine and whisky outlet not too far away, where the staff are friendly, and they have a great selection, which I've used a bit, though I've been keeping my eyes out for supermarket specials lately and have done well with £30 bottles frequently knocked down to £20!

Going to ask for some advice in the chat forum, thanks for the welcome!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:57 pm

Welcome from the West Slaine. I first read it as "Sloan" then re-read it and laughed at myself - all sorts of sloan ranger comments leapt to mind for a second there.

C57 and ganga are both a wealth of knowledge well worth cultivating for information. I'm just a Colonial with a few bottles tucked away for a snowy day. Enjoy the WM forums and the characters that populate it.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby timotheon » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:27 am

Hello everyone,

My name is tim and I'm from San Diego, CA. I was introduced to single malt scotch through my brother-in-law a few years ago. Since then I have come to enjoy and appreciate scotch for its uniqueness, complexity, and elegance. I am a fan particularly of Islay and Speyside malts but I am quickly learning that being open to diversity can be rewarding. I have recently renewed my interest in single malt scotch and look forward learning more of this beloved spirit from everyone here.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:36 am

Welcome to the forums. Nice to have another So. Californian.

Feel free to ask questions of the group. You will get answers.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pengwyn » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:46 am

Hi I'm Pengwyn, been drinking single malts for 14 years now. Started by visiting the Cragganmore Distillery and loved it from day 1. Currently have 2 bottles a Balvenie Doublewood 12yo and a Lagavulin 16 yo. The Lags already open and the Balvenie will be open tomorrow. My favourite whisky is Port Wood ones I've tried the Glenmorangie Port wood finish from years ago just about to purchase a Quinta ruban one and maybe get the Edradour one thats matured totally in Port Butts to see what thats like.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:37 am

pengwyn wrote:Hi I'm Pengwyn, been drinking single malts for 14 years now. Started by visiting the Cragganmore Distillery and loved it from day 1. Currently have 2 bottles a Balvenie Doublewood 12yo and a Lagavulin 16 yo. The Lags already open and the Balvenie will be open tomorrow. My favourite whisky is Port Wood ones I've tried the Glenmorangie Port wood finish from years ago just about to purchase a Quinta ruban one and maybe get the Edradour one thats matured totally in Port Butts to see what thats like.



Welcome to the forums Pengwyn. Have you had the Cragganmore Distillers Edtion that is finished in Port casks?

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby RegularChumpington » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:28 am

Hey everyone,

Just thought de-lurk. I've recently gotten into whisky - maybe a three year thing for me now? Had the obvious overconsumption in college and the underdeveloped palate at my first encounter with some scotch (I want to say Glenlivet 12, about 10 years ago) which left me uninterested.

Fast forward to a wild hair and a try of Macallan 12. Everything changed, and the palate was most assuredly ready. Tried the 18 next, completely floored. Dabbled here and there since, but now am starting to cast a wider net.

Mac 12 is my bread and butter and reference but I've also REALLY enjoyed a handful of Balvenie expressions that I've tried, as well as Bruichladdich Golder Still. Off the single malt side of things, I was tipped off to Noah's Mill and am really loving it.

Enjoying exploring the LA area shops for new things to try. Also now enjoying finding out who in the industry is hip to it (which is a smaller number than I expected). Finding the LA Whiskey Society's page has only made things worse for my wallet, as have some of the christmas gifts (David Wishart's book which I'm finding useful in tracking down things like I've had before, as well as things new and different).
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pengwyn » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:47 am

pkt77242 wrote:
pengwyn wrote:Hi I'm Pengwyn, been drinking single malts for 14 years now. Started by visiting the Cragganmore Distillery and loved it from day 1. Currently have 2 bottles a Balvenie Doublewood 12yo and a Lagavulin 16 yo. The Lags already open and the Balvenie will be open tomorrow. My favourite whisky is Port Wood ones I've tried the Glenmorangie Port wood finish from years ago just about to purchase a Quinta ruban one and maybe get the Edradour one thats matured totally in Port Butts to see what thats like.



Welcome to the forums Pengwyn. Have you had the Cragganmore Distillers Edtion that is finished in Port casks?

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I never got around to trying that. Its been a long time out now so probably hard to find still I may have a look on google you never know.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:59 am

Welcome to the forums pengwyn and RegularChumpington.

Reg, I too am in Los Angeles and can tell you a few places to go for variety. Let me know where you are at in general and I will point out some stores to you.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby RegularChumpington » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:38 am

Ganga,

I'm in/around Westwood but frequently in the valley or Hollywood. I've found and really like..
- Beverage Warehouse in Culver City
- 20/20 in West LA (though, $$)
- K&L Hollywood (again, $$ but not bad)
- Wally's in Westwood

.. and oh yeah, Wine & Liquor Depot in Van Nuys. 8)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:55 am

Ok, next time you are in the Valley go to Wine & Liquor Depot @ Saticoy and Balboa.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby RegularChumpington » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:03 am

Definitely planning on it. I just picked up some Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye and Aberlour A'bunadh batch 30 that I have to drain before buying any more. (Wish W&LD took amex though..)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:35 am

Welcome to the forums pengwyn and RegularChumpington.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby nulty » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:26 pm

Hello everyone :)

I discovered single malts two years ago and I'm starting to really get into it :)
I'm trying to taste a lot of different stuff now, after going through a "peat period" if you will :)

See you guys around !
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:15 pm

Hey nulty! I see you found this place too. :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby nulty » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:05 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Hey nulty! I see you found this place too. :thumbsup:


Same way I found WWW :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:08 pm

Hi nulty and welcome to the forum
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:59 pm

Welcome nulty. Glad to see you are progressing in your journey.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Theus » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:27 am

Hi whisky fans...
I'm 26 and I'm from Brasil. I was (and still am) used to drink vodka and blendeds.
But 2 years ago I took a Glenlivet 12 and became a Malt fan.
Here goes a list of some of what I've drank:
Glenfiddich 12, Glenlivet 12, 15 (French Oak), 16 Nadurra, 18, Laphroaig 10, Talisker 10, HP 18, Ardbeg Uigeadail, Auchentoshan 21, Aberlour 10, Glenmorangie Nectar Dor, Dalwhinnie 15...
The problem is that there ir no such variety here, and those online shop stores dont ship to Brasil!
Sorry for my English...

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby AdamMY » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:33 am

Welcome Theus,

Sounds like you have tried some great Single Malts so far!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:53 am

Welcom RegularChumpington, Nulty, and Theus. I hope you enjoy your time here.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:36 am

Theus wrote:Hi whisky fans...
I'm 26 and I'm from Brasil. I was (and still am) used to drink vodka and blendeds.
But 2 years ago I took a Glenlivet 12 and became a Malt fan.
Here goes a list of some of what I've drank:
Glenfiddich 12, Glenlivet 12, 15 (French Oak), 16 Nadurra, 18, Laphroaig 10, Talisker 10, HP 18, Ardbeg Uigeadail, Auchentoshan 21, Aberlour 10, Glenmorangie Nectar Dor, Dalwhinnie 15...
The problem is that there ir no such variety here, and those online shop stores dont ship to Brasil!
Sorry for my English...

Theus


Welcome aboard Theus. This is worldwide community so it's great to see Brazil represented. As for having whisky shipped to Brazil, there is always a way!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:11 am

Welcome Theus. Have you checked for stores in some of the larger or more international cities for Brasil? I would think you would be able to get at least a small variety somewhere in your country.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Theus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:01 pm

AdamMY, pkt77242, dramtastic, and Ganga... Thanks!
I found so much information that I want free time to read some!

AdamMY: Nice to know that some of the drams are considered great!
dramtastic: If you know some way to do this, feel free to contact me!
Ganga: Yes! The problem is that there is such little variety and the ones I find, are the ones I've tried! But stores here are improving! 2 years ago was so difficult to find any SM!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:22 pm

Welcome Theus. Seems you already had some nice malts.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby climber1977 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:21 pm

Привет. Меня зовут Игорь. Я из Беларусь. Я интересуюсь виски 2 года.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby climber1977 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:23 pm

Sorry)))
Hello. My name is Igor. I am from Belarus. I am interested in whiskey 2 years
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:45 am

A very big welcome to you Igor.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:00 pm

Welcome to the forum Igor
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