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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:40 pm

Aye, that thread got deleted. Evidently there was a bit of a maelstrom that day. I didn't see a thing. Came back to an overly placid forum.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:36 pm

I missed that excitment too. Only heard rumours about what happened. Hopefully things are a bit more stable now.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby TUFKAC » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:11 pm

I must have missed that too, the last post there I made 3 or 4 weeks ago.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby aitor » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:42 pm

Hello!

i asked something before introduced me! well, i´m from Basque Country (where is the incredible Gugenheim-Bilbao Museum), living and working in Madrid and finally i have access to enough whiskys so i decide join to this forum and share my experiences and ask some doubts or course....

I like a lot this forum, some people here know a lot of the whisky word...
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:12 am

Welcome aitor,
glad your enjoying the forum, look forward to hearing from you more.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:49 pm

Welcome aitor. Glad to have you aboard.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby IronDawg » Sun May 08, 2011 3:54 pm

Hello everyone I am looking forward to learning a lot about whisky from you all. I am a bit of an Islay peat freek and have visited the island twice now. I am branching out though. My wife is from Glasgow so I also have been to Auchentoshan and Glengoyne and I am hoping to try more Japanese whiskies after recently buying a Hakushu heavily peated. My favourite whiskies at the moment are Ardbeg Uigadail and Supernova 2010 and Bowmore 21. Anyway just introducing myself, so cheers all.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon May 09, 2011 2:29 am

Cheers IronDawg. Always good to have new opinions on whiskies. Hopefully we'll be able to help you a little in your journey. Dramtastic is the man when you have questions on Japanese whiskies.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby IronDawg » Mon May 09, 2011 10:05 pm

Cheers folks. Which is the best forum to go for discussions of peoples opinions on whiskies and distilleries? I don't want to post on the wrong one. Thanks.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue May 10, 2011 5:50 pm

I wouldn't say that there is a best. It is more of finding one in which you fit in with the other folks contributing to the forum. Since you have West Ham in your icon, I will assume that you are from the UK and that scotch/irish whiskies are more your thing.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby IronDawg » Wed May 11, 2011 9:46 pm

Hi Ganga, yeah I'm a scottish whisky drinker primarily and Islay in particular. Ardbeg Uigadail is my current favourite though I am a real fan of Bowmore 21. What about you? I shall be drinking a lot more of it soon once the Hammers are relegated!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sat May 14, 2011 2:52 am

I've expanded from scotch whisky to bourbons and ryes. Not as complex as many scotch whiskies but they do have their merits.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby beetler » Sat May 14, 2011 8:54 pm

Hi there
I'm new on here, and would like to ask if anyone knows about the Speyside 21 year old (Drumguish . Scotland) 75cl 43%vol, its in a small dumpy bottle.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby malthound » Mon May 16, 2011 10:16 am

Hi,

My name is Gary and I run the website malthound.co.uk which is a malt blog and price comparison site.

My favourite malts tend to be the 'peaty' ones including the Islay malts (Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain) as well as Highland Park.

But I also love Dalwhinnie and The Glenlivet.

I'm really looking forward to sharing a 'virtual' dram with everyone on the forum.

Sláinte!

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon May 16, 2011 1:17 pm

Welcome Gary and beetler.

Beetler, I don't recognize the Speyside 21 but there might be an older thread here. Try doing a search.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby malthound » Mon May 16, 2011 5:14 pm

Thanks Ganga!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Mon May 16, 2011 8:40 pm

Welcome to the WM forums beetler and malthound.
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Richard from Amsterdam

Postby Blackmoresknight » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:28 am

Hi, Richard here. I'm an Englishman living in Amsterdam. I have been a whisky enthousiast for the past 10 years and have fallen in love with Port Ellen (the whisky). I try to nose my way through as many tastings as possible to discover new and exciting bottles to add to my (very modest) collection.

I was the proud owner of a bottle of 21 year old Bushmills and whilst looking on the internet, for a new one, I came across the Make it 2 Bushmills contest and entered. I made it to the finals for the Netherlands. The next stage of the contest is to get as many votes on facebook as possible. On my quest to find votes I have come across many great sites and forums and joined quite a few!

I created a thread if anyone wants to help out and vote: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13942

Hope to see lots of tips, tricks and great whisky's in the near future.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:56 am

Welcome Blackmoreknight
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby malthound » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:07 pm

Welcome to the forum Blackmoreknight!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:35 pm

Welcome Blackmoresknight. Port Ellens can be fantastic whiskies. I look forward to seeing you out and about in the forums.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Drrich1965 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:23 am

Not a new member, but one that is back after after some time away. Life in Tacoma Washington- I have been here for thee years. Been a single malt fan for about 8 years now. Now down to 5 single malts that I have not tried, depending on how one counts, and of course, new ones are nearly hitting the three year soon.

Here are the ones I have yet to sample.
Ben Wyvis
Kinclaith
Ladyburn
Kinivie (Hazelwood)
Kilkerran/Glenyle

Recently tried Glen Flagler in Vancouver- a treat indeed. Look forward to more regular contact...
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:46 am

Welcome back. :thumbsup:

I've tried Flagler but not Killyloch, a different set of stills on the premises. Working on the group to purchase the Kininvie and the Killyloch. The only remaining one for me then is Daftmill, which has reached the appropriate age but has yet to have a bottling. BTW, Kilchoman has several releases available if you haven't tried them.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Drrich1965 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:28 am

Thank you kindly- feels good to be back in the thick of the whisky thang..
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:52 am

Rich: I am so pleased to see you back in the swing of things! I've been wandering in and out from time to time looking to see what's being commented on. Now, I'll be much more inclined to log in and enjoy the knowledge you share so well.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby snozzlecat » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:18 pm

Hi,

My name's Sarah and I'm hoping that someone might be able to give me some info about a whisky that I have. It's called Lass O'Gowrie - Blended Scotch Whisky which I believe may be about 50 years old and is unopened.

The bottle says "blended and bottled by Rigby & Evens Ltd - Established 1796 Liverpool and Bristol - Product of Scotland". It says it was distilled in Scotland but I think it may have been exported and re-imported back into the UK from Buenos Aires. The bottom of the label says:
"Importado por la - S.A. importadora y exportadora de la Patagonia. Avda. Pte. Roque Saenz Pena 547 - Buenos Aires"

I would really like to try and find out how old this whisky actually is and possibly any other historical information about it. I've contacted various places but nobody can tell me anything about it. Hopefully someone on here might be able to help and thanks in advance.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:04 pm

Welcome Sarah. I would recommend you repost this to the Whisky Questions Section. It might get missed in here.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby snozzlecat » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:39 pm

Many thanks, I'll do that. Hopefully someone's heard of it...
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby eol » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:12 am

Hello all - I've been shadowing this site for years and have appreciated all of the knowledge and expertise. I've quietly been involved with with whisk(e)y for years and may bring some insight to the conversation.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:21 am

Welcome eol. I hope to see you participate here. Fire away with any questions you may have.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Wi3rdo » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:20 am

Hi. I'm Dan. After years of drinking jack Daniels and coke with ice in the last few years as I hit my mid 30s I found my tastes changing to the point where I started to enjoy neat scotch. I was round a neighbours house and mentioned I like John is walker black and he said 'have you tried any single malts?' turns out he's a single malt fanatic. He gave me a glass of lagavulin 16yo and it was like the doors of perception opening! It's still so far my favourite single malt although initially I went and brought a bottle and wasn't sure about it (it's probably not the best single malt to start out with). At my neighbours suggestion I tried a few others Bunnahabhain, Dalwhinnie, Balvenie etc to develop my tastes. I then went back to the Lagavulin 6 months later and loved it. I liked Talisker 10 and of the Islays I've tried Caol Ila 12 and Ardbeg oogie. The only Islay I've been a bit disappointed with is Laphroiag 10 which seemed to me like a lot of smoke but not a lot else.

On my wish list for future purchases is:
Ardbeg 10, Laga 12 and DE, Talisker 18, Oban 14 and Aberlour A'bundah (I know that's not the correct spelling!).
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:55 pm

Welcome Dan! Hope you start making it to the site on a regular basis. I'm sure you can start to get some opinions on different whiskies that you are curious about. As for Laphroaig 10, I find that it varies a bit from strong smokiness to ones that are hardly smokiey at all but feature apples.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby grumpy » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:45 pm

Hi my name is Gus, better known as Grumpy to my wife and family...I'm 53 from New York "The Big Apple" and transplanted to Miami Florida since 1981. I have been enjoying Whisky for the past 30 years, and graduated to the single malts for the past 10 years. I still enjoy some of the fine blends, but my favorites are the malts. :D I enjoy the sundry expressions of The Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, The Macallan, and Cardhu. I am happy to be here with this fine bunch. 8)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby grumpy » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:54 am

Thank you for the warm greeting pkt77242...
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby AdamMY » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:43 am

Welcome Grumpy, hope to see you around the forum.
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