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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby I_SPEY » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:36 pm

A warm welcome to riggy, The Bone Ranger, robenim, PhilipM and osiris(landgenoot!) :D

Nice to see you all here :D
Enjoy your stay. :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby osiris » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:36 pm

Nice to have this welcome for someone from the Netherlands as well. I_SPEY, you might want to check out this topic. It is about a Dutch whisky I received this week as a gift. :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Tennessee Dave » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:05 am

Hello to all. Sorry it took me a while to post. Just been reading and learning. I have been a bourbon drinker for quite some time and now I want to expand into the world of single malts. I've only had a few. I did receive a wonderful gift of Balvenie 21 yo Portwood from my wife and I must say that if there are a lot more out there as good as this I will be in trouble. I have also enjoyed Oban and have experienced Lagavulin though I don't think it will ever be a favorite. I tend toward wheated bourbons like Weller and Van Winkle. Looking forward to learning and tasting a lot. Recommendations accepted. :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby TreacleSponge » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:16 am

Hi Dave, you joined a year ago, so I guess you don't like to rush into things then? ;) Welcome :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:30 pm

osiris wrote:Nice to have this welcome for someone from the Netherlands as well. I_SPEY, you might want to check out this topic. It is about a Dutch whisky I received this week as a gift. :D

It's a very nice gift, osiris. I've tried it quite some time ago and I liked it.
I think you will like it too(Hollanders zijn tenslotte gerenommeerde- sterke drank- drinkers!). Meanwhile I hope you will enjoy your stay here and look forward to your posts.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby osiris » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:59 pm

Perhaps I will take a drink this evening. I will post my experiences in the Whisky Chat topic.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby osiris » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:23 pm

I opened the bottle and tried to make a taste report at viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10377

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby UUNetBill » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:08 am

Tennessee Dave wrote:Hello to all. Sorry it took me a while to post. Just been reading and learning. I have been a bourbon drinker for quite some time and now I want to expand into the world of single malts. I've only had a few. I did receive a wonderful gift of Balvenie 21 yo Portwood from my wife and I must say that if there are a lot more out there as good as this I will be in trouble. I have also enjoyed Oban and have experienced Lagavulin though I don't think it will ever be a favorite. I tend toward wheated bourbons like Weller and Van Winkle. Looking forward to learning and tasting a lot. Recommendations accepted. :D

Dave, welcome! Not knowing my bourbons that well, I can't really recommend any single malts that might branch off of yours that you mentioned above, but I would say to not write off the Lagavulin quite yet. Took me a while to 'get it' as well, but if you don't, well, no biggie. I think you'll like that Portwood, and I'd recommend keeping an eye out for malts matured in bourbon barrels to start with, although some of the sherried Macallans are quite popular as well. Lots to choose from - enjoy, and don't be afraid to ask questions!!

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Tennessee Dave » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:51 pm

Thanks for the kind words from all. Didn't really realize it had been a year since I joined and no posts :oops: . I know when I joined I was looking for bourbon information. Glad I got back here with my new found interest in single malts. Picked up a couple of more today...The Balvenie Doublewood and Glenmorangie D'Or. :thumbsup:
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Postby UUNetBill » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:16 am

Time flies, doesn't it? Enjoy your new acquisitions!!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:38 am

Welcome to the Forums Tennessee Dave! Enjoy your whisky adventure!! :D :D :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:18 am

I've also posted the following in the Whisky Magazine forum...

Hello all. My name is Doug, and being a freshly admitted member of the Whisky Magazine forums, I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to everyone here.

I reside in Montreal, Canada. Despite partaking of my very first dangerous dram at the tender age of nine, I have only been an avid whisky enthusiast for the last ¼-century and a bit. Single malt Scotch is my tipple of choice, though I also thoroughly enjoy American and Canadian as well as Irish and Japanese whiskies, not to mention Rum, Brandy, Tequila, Liqueurs and just about any other spirit under the sun. I'm very partial to wine, as well. And it's a rare evening at our household when dinner is not accompanied by the gift of the vine.

Over the past few years, I've been smitten by the writing bug and - apart from managing to publish a modest book on single malt Scotch - have regularly contributed wine and spirits articles to the Lifestyles section of the Cigar Weekly Magazine Page. My column there is entitled "A Rich Pour".

Like anyone with some Scots blood in their heritage, I tend to seek out good value, and therefore more often than not eschew the extravagant while favouring the best bang for the buck.

My latest purchases? Caol Ila 1996 Distillers Edition, Caol Ila Cask Strength, Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra Cask Strength and Bowmore 1991 Port Matured Cask Strength.

My latest received gifts? Arran Tokaji Wine Cask Finished, an early edition of Glenmorangie Port Finish and Crown Royal Cask No.16.

Thank you for having me.
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how much does a 32 year old Chivas Regal cost?

Postby palaniappan » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:17 pm

hippl pls tell me how much does a 32 year old Chiavs Regal[whisky] cost? Or for what cost will i be able to sell it now?? :roll:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Pillliwinx » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:26 pm

Hello all

I am "new" to whisky and am looking for tips on the ones to try.

I like the sound of the tastings etc and will try and give you my tuppence worth!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ryguy » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:03 pm

Pillliwinx wrote:Hello all

I am "new" to whisky and am looking for tips on the ones to try.

I like the sound of the tastings etc and will try and give you my tuppence worth!


Welcome to the Forums Pillliwinx! It would be helpful for us to give you suggestions, based on what you have tried already, and what you like/don't like. Also be sure to check out the Live Tastings Forum, that's where you'll find the schedule for the Monthly Live Tastings. The next is Talisker on January 10th, even if you don't have any Talisker at home, feel free to pop in and check things out and say hello. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby bankerjoe » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:54 pm

Hi all.

I am quite new to whiskey. I have had some exposure to single malts, so I have known that I like them. I am actually a craft beer drinker, and now I have a couple of bottles in a small collection, dominated by peat (namely, Islay). I don't know much else about other types of whiskey, but that is why I am here. I want to learn more.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ryguy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:06 pm

Welcome to the Forums bankerjoe! You've come to the right place, there are so many very knowledgable people around here. Enjoy your whisky adventure! :D :D
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Lucas » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:41 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm a student based in Edinburgh. I have been interested in whisky for a while now. Hope I can learn from you lot and share my own experience.

Sláinte :wink:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby docschlock » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:40 pm

Well here is another newbie for you. As i said in my about me bit i have a lot of catching up to do, but i sure am enjoying it. I get the impression that everybody seems to be a bit negative towards collecting issue, but im quite happy to be doing so. Any way this is the first forum i have ever joined as until recently have been in the dial up stoneage. Down side of being a bus driver is you cant sample every night, but it gives you something to look forward to. :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Klas » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:26 pm

Hi Bankerjoe, Lucas and Docschlock.
Most welcome to the forum!
I look forward to seeing you around.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby normal5 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:22 pm

I guess it's time to introduce myself. I think that I've only been a member for about three weeks but I visit the site every day. I am totally hooked! I've been sucked into the world of Scotch whisky by my father-in-law who came to the US from a little town outside of Glasgow at the age of 15. In the past two years I have grow to appreciate the beauty in the beverage. I live near Tampa Florida with my wife and three dogs. I have to say the scotch is in no short supply down here with so many liqour store. I now have a new hobby which involves hunting scotch. I will often bring a pen and paper into the store and write down the names, ages, and prices of all the available whiskies and upon the return to my house, spend an entire evening researching and gaging the prospects of another Purchase. I have been averaging one bottle a week in purchases. While I do my nightly research I enjoy the fruits of my labor. Currently I am drinking Glenrothes select reserve and the 91, Glenmorangie Maderia, Balvenie DW, and Highland Park 12. I'd like my next purchase to be the Ardbeg 10 however I've found a Glenrothes 74 for $100 that I just can't pass up. Anyway I'm enjoying learning about everything scotch and would love to open a distillery (definately a pipe dream). I have also started a topic on the Glenrothes If anyone is interested. Thanks for the great forum.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby txcigarmadcap » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:52 am

Hello all,

Somewhat new to Single Malt Scotches. I know very little about them but am very interested in learning more. Currently, I am enjoying a Balvenie Doublewood and on special occassions I like Oban. I am a 20+ (pre boom) cigar fanatic. I am glad to be here and certainly welcome any knowledge available.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby lpkchri1 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:05 am

Hello all,

I am fairly new to the site, I have been into whiskey for the last four years, but started getting "serious" (taking tasting notes, etc.) about a year ago. I have tasted around 70 whiskeys, primarily SMS. The selection in my area isn't the greatest, so I make sure to try out new things whenever I am traveling.

I have enjoyed reading the forums and have learned a lot, it has definitely helped me in describing the odor and tastes.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Klas » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:46 am

Welcome to the forum Normal5, Txcigarmadcap and Lpkchri1!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Danzer » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:28 am

Well after more than a year lurking the board i think it is time to contribute a little more than just my mere pressence.

My name is Danny i'm 34 and am a whiskyholic. Well let's just say i like a nice dram from time to time. I've started drinking whisky years ago but since April of 2008 it started to get a bit more serious, since then i've discovered an area of Scotland previously unknown to me. Islay :D
To be honest i'm a collector/drinker. More the latter than the former and managed to get hold of 41 bottles in this perion and enjoy every sip.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby les taylor » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:38 am

Welcome Danny, I hope you enjoy the journey. :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:38 am

Cheers Danny,

Welcome from another new member. Look forward to your input.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Danzer » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:44 am

Many thanks Les and Dramtastic. And to the both of you many pleasant evening with your favorite dram. That the barrels may never dry out.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby bianca007 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:58 am

hi guys!

i'm new here, and i just want to say "hi" to everyone!
maybe it seems a little bit uncommon for you that a woman loves whisky! ;)
but i fell in love with it when i tasted the whisky of my dad at the age of 21! :D
i'm glad to found this forum here! looking forward to interesting discussions about whisky ...
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:59 am

Hi Bianca007and welcome,

Great to have another lady on the forum.

p.s Who is your favorite Bond?
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:09 pm

Welcome Danny, it's great that you've joined in after all that lurking :thumbsup:

And welcome Bianca, there are probably more girls here than you think :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Steffen787 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:50 pm

Hi, I'm Steffen! I just found your forum a few days ago, and am very new to Scotch, so be gentle with the newbie. :D I'm an Aerospace Engineering student who loves classical piano, airplanes, and is developing a taste for Scotch. I know basically nothing about Scotch yet. I tried The Glenlivet 12yo and enjoyed it, so I picked up a bottle of the 15yo French Oak Reserve on sale...just opened it and liked it as well. Any clues for something else in that basic budget range to pick up?
Oh, and I'm a 007 nut, too.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby kyorke1 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:44 pm

Welcome to the forum Steffen! I have learnt a lot here in the year I have been a member and like me, your interest in whisky will probably grow more, so stick around and I'm sure you will enjoy it. What sort of classical piano are you into? I recently haven't been able to stop listening to Rach's Piano Concerto No 2.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Steffen787 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:13 am

kyorke1 wrote:Welcome to the forum Steffen! I have learnt a lot here in the year I have been a member and like me, your interest in whisky will probably grow more, so stick around and I'm sure you will enjoy it. What sort of classical piano are you into? I recently haven't been able to stop listening to Rach's Piano Concerto No 2.


What kind of classical piano am I into? Virtually everything...my favorite concerti are Beethoven's 3rd and 5th, Brahms' 2nd, and Rach 3...(though I do also like #2). As far as solo works, I'm a huge fan of the Bach English and French suites (I love playing the gigue from the 5th French suite), as well as (of course) the Beethoven sonatas. My favorite pieces to play have to be Chopin's nocturnes, though...Op. 55/1, among others. Back to whisky--I just went out and dropped a bit more cash than I really should have on a Laphroaig 10yo...wanted to broaden my horizons a bit...hopefully it will pan out well. Worst case, I'm sure my father won't mind helping with it.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:36 am

Hi Steffan and welcome to the forum.

Seeing you liked your Glenlivets maybe try Macallan 12, Cragganmore 12 or Glenmorangie The Original 10. If you find your not to fond of the Laphroaig 10 at the start, leave it for a while and come back to it, you'd be surprised how your your taste buds develop with time.

Happy draming!!
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