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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby John Barleycorn » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:42 pm

welcome to the forum Kevin.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby beastiealice » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:16 pm

hi im a new member but i not a whisky drinker i was looking how to get a bottle of whisky valued, it belonged to my grandad, i thought i may find a valuer on here?
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:56 am

Alice, I would recommend that you get some photos of the bottle. There is a forum here where you can ask for advice on the value of the bottle. At worst, we may point you in a direction to get better information.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Drammed » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:25 pm

welcome Kevin
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Lefty » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:22 pm

My first post... Hello!

I'm Iain, I live in rural Aberdeenshire, on the eastern edge of Speyside, very close to Ardmore, GlenDronach and Glen Garioch.

I've been drinkign whisky for about 15 years and have built up a bit of a collection. I buy to drink rather than invest...

I started a blog on the 1st January, I have a different dram every day and write some basic tasting notes about it.

http://www.dramperday.wordpress.com

I'd welcome any feedback, even criticisim (but preferably constructive!).

Slainte!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby John Barleycorn » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:48 pm

Welcome to the forum Iain

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:59 pm

Lefty wrote:My first post... Hello!

I'm Iain, I live in rural Aberdeenshire, on the eastern edge of Speyside, very close to Ardmore, GlenDronach and Glen Garioch.

I've been drinkign whisky for about 15 years and have built up a bit of a collection. I buy to drink rather than invest...

I started a blog on the 1st January, I have a different dram every day and write some basic tasting notes about it.

http://www.dramperday.wordpress.com

I'd welcome any feedback, even criticisim (but preferably constructive!).

Slainte!


Welcome Iain.

Constructive criticism. I read through more than a dozen. And while I may agree or disagree with your thoughts I do have one criticism. I would love to know what glass you are using when dramming? Is it always the same? Is it the one in the picture?

I ask because I have found that my enjoyment of a whisky varies by changing glassware and that the maximum enjoyment is not always in the same style glass. An example was this weekend when I really found the Wellers Centennial 10 bourbon to be much more enjoyable in a large brandy glass than in a glencairn. However, some of the higher abv whiskies just get too intense in the big bowl.

Again, welcome aboard.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Lefty » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:24 am

Thanks very much. Yes, the glass you see is what I'm drinking from and usually with varying quantities of water.

I agree that certain whiskies suit different glasses, I vary between a large tumbler, glencairn (I have a few different sizes and shapes of these) and small wine glasses (almost like large port goblets actually).
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby awhiskeydrink » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:13 pm

Hi Everyone,

Just enjoy sippin' scotch & bourbon on the weekends. I write reviews with my buddy from grad school for fun. I was just looking for like minded people. Looking forward to reading/talking about whisk(e)y :) .

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Oldgold » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:51 pm

Hello!

I am Malcolm, and have just joined. I spent a few minutes looking through the posts here and, finding them to be friendly and welcoming, decided to give it a go. I may not post too frequently (busy doing lots of things) but will do my best. Cheers to all! :lol:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Drammed » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:05 pm

Welcome Swift and Malcolm. Pull up a chair and stay a while.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:02 pm

A big welcome to Swift and Malcom. As Drammed alludes, we'd love for to come in and participate.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby John Barleycorn » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:27 am

Welcome Swift and Malcom. Pour yourselves a dram and unwind.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Lefty » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:24 am

Thank you! :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby whitehead_paul89 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:47 pm

Hello, i'm new to this forum and glad i enjoyed some great amazing things on here & on this website :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:41 pm

Welcome Paul. :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jlstuht » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:18 pm

Hi all! Been reading the forums for about a year now and finally got around to registering. I'm in Madison, WI, USA and am a retired recording engineer/producer. Visited the Highlands for the first time last year and had such a great time, we're headed back in 2012. Going to hit the islands and some of the areas we missed last time around.

Been enjoying Scotch whisky since my college days (back in the Stone Age - 1960's), but just began collecting more than a bottle here and there after our trip where we sampled as many different labels as we dared. (Was a driving trip, so had to be careful. Driving on the left was not that hard to get used to but definitely didn't want to temp fate by drinking until we had reached our evening destinations.)

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby MontyPeculiar » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:51 pm

Hi - another new member here. Been lurking for a few months, but thought it was time to take the plunge. I'm very much a newbie as far as whisky is concerned, and loving the journey so far!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby John Barleycorn » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:53 pm

A big welcome to Paul and Jim. :thumbsup:

Cheers John
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby John Barleycorn » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:59 pm

Sorry, I nearly missed you there Monty. Welcome to the forum. Glad you've taken the plunge, hope you didn't find the water too cold.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:40 pm

Welcome to the forums Jim and Monty. Hope you have a good time here.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby andyt » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:46 pm

A warm welcome to all the new members.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jazzbutcher » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:57 pm

Hi folks, I've just joined, just posted a reply to someone, want to be active, love whisky, live in Tansley near Matlock, born in Kirkcaldy in the Kingdom of Fife, I hate whisky snobs with a vengance, love people who drink it cause it's fantasticly varied, tried almost all I can get my sweaty mitts on, but love Mortlach 15 year old, it just gets caught on the cusp of pefection, still lively, stimulates conversation, full of flavour and probably the best I've tasted so far. Had a Japanese one the other week, Yamazaki 10 year old and jesus they got the Island thing right, couldn't believe they could make this in Japan. I also like the cheap bottles of Tobermory and Laidaig, that sort of seaweed taste is weird but familiar. Anyway, hope someone replies. Paul
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:44 am

Welcome Paul. I do hope to see you active on the forums.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:07 am

Wonderful! A bunch of new and iterested members. Welcome to the forums and FYI, Ganga is a lot of fun to "play with". He makes the live tastings very interesting and active.

You all will enjoy yourselves and may inadvertently learn somethign new nearly every time you log on.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:09 am

Gotta use spell check I guess. that's twice I've misspelled "something" tonight. "iterested" I think I'll just igore. :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Dibs » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:26 pm

Hello everyone,
I'd like to introduce myself.
My name is Duane and I'm from West Yorkshire in the UK.I'm 37 and am married with a son.
I've been drinking whisky for quite a long time but have decided to try investing in it now.I've read a lot of posts on this forum and found that there are a lot of very helpful people on here giving great advice.
I hope to learn more about the whisky i'm drinking and pick up suggestions as to collecting so that some day it may be me giving the advice to new comers like me.
Looking forward to being part of this great forum
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:23 am

Welcome Duane. There have been several threads where people have discussed collecting whisky. I start with a search for these threads.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Goodfella » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:32 am

Hello Everybody,

My name is Joel. I live in Utah (USA). I have turned into a Scotch Whisky fan over the last couple years, AND I LOVE IT!!!

I am currently in the planning stages of my first trip to Scotland. I am going in september. I will be attending the Whisky festival in Dufftown. I would be gratefull for Any help in planning!!!

I look forward to being a part of the forum...

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:13 am

Welcome Goodfella. I'm curious how's the selection in Utah? Where are you located in Utah? I have family in Price.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Goodfella » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:12 am

I rarely buy in Utah. I travel weekly for work. However I did just buy a Balvenie 21 Portwood in Utah!!! Yeeeaaaahhhh

I also have family in Price. I live in Provo. My last name is Marchello. There is a lot of us in Price. Small world.... Maybe you know some of us.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Dibs » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:26 am

Cheers Ganga,I'll have a look.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby TUFKAC » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:00 pm

Hello to all... (again)

Is this a new member account? Yes. Am I a new user? No.

Something has happened and apparently I have been branded a major spammer and *all* :shock: my posts have been deleted. So yes, I am a bit frustrated for not reaching double gold status. So, I hope I do not oxidise again into thin air, and hope I can reproduce most of my posts again if needed.

(maybe if someone here could inform me on what has happened...)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:49 am

Welcome back. Not sure how long you've been gone but Matt did some major purging of the forums last summer. Basically wiped out the bar. We've also had a recent spate of spamming and you may have got caught up in the lust to purge.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby TUFKAC » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:30 am

It looks like the deletion happened one or two weeks ago. I suspect the disappearance of the topic "Thanks" is related to it.
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