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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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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 pkt77242 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:58 am

Welcome aitor, hope you enjoy your time here.
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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 pkt77242 » Mon May 09, 2011 3:03 am

IronDawg wrote: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.


Welcome IronDawg, hope you enjoy your time here.
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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 pkt77242 » Wed May 11, 2011 3:49 am

IronDawg wrote: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.


Whisky Chat or Questions & Answers. Though if it is about how the whisky tastes youc could also post it in the Whisky Tasting portion.
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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!

Regards,
Gary
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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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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby pkt77242 » Tue May 17, 2011 4:37 am

Welcome to the Forums, Gary and Beetler.
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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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