Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA
Hello Sirs. Just joined today. I'm a big fan of single malts, specially Islay ones. I'm from São Paulo, Brazil, which is a big disadvantage, since the market here is completely taken by blended - and specially cheap - whiskies.
However, in the last 1-2 years, I've noticed an increase in the variety of single malts available to us, and have been able to buy most of my favorite basic whiskies from the shelves of brazilian stores. Hopefully, sometime soon, we will have access to whiskies such as Lagavulin and higher-end Glenmorangies (I have these bottles, but bought them when travelling).
I also have a very small collection of scotch, basically, the bottles I stumbled across and that I believed were too good not to be acquired, and too rare around here to be drunk. In the collection, my favorites are Octomore 5.1.169, Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix and 18YO Special Reserve (gold bottle), Lagavulin 12YO 2004, a recently acquired Macallan Over 25 Anniversary Malt and a Glenrothes Vintage 1985, which was Distilled 10 days after I was born.
My favorite whiskies are (not in order) Lagavulin 16YO, Ardbeg Corryvreckan, Glenmorangie Signet, Glenfiddich 15YO, Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or and Octomore, which I had the opportunity to taste a dram in the store I bought my bottle.
I'm really interested in learning more about whisky and also about collecting them, such as: which whiskies are worth collecting and which are worth drinking, which will become valuable with time and which won't etc. I'll be following the forum on a weekly basis!!
See you guys.