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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby atalby » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:37 pm

Hi

Have always had one or two bottles of Malt in the house usually a Glenmorangie & a Highland Park.

I’m brand new to the forum & newly an enthusiastic amateur Whisky buyer. This started three or four years years a go with a bottle of Lagavulin 16 year old given to me by father in law who said you won’t like the first glass or two but give it chance which i did and now love it with a wee glass of espresso after a meal. This coincided with a professional interest in Whisky which has found me regularly visiting many Distilleries in my line of work & can’t resist a wee purchase at the visitor centres while i’m there so now have a fast growing collection of Malts from all corners of Scotland. My good lady is nearly encouraging in my new hobby.

Just loving the diversity of Whiskies we have & learning all the time. Think it is great that we are about to have a lot of new distilleries adding more elements into the mix & believe this will ensure the longevity / success of Whisky.

Next step is to do a couple of tastings, keep learning more about our great whiskies & enjoying drinking them.

Cheers

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:37 pm

Welcome. I look forward to seeing more thoughts coming from you. My love goes back some 20 years now... :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby gogsonline » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:45 pm

Hi
Just joined the forum tonight.
I live in Edinburgh.
46 years old and fallen in love with whisky over past 5 years after a lifetime of hating it !
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:59 am

Welcome. We're always here to help. Fire away with any questions.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby SoMK » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:05 am

Old member coming back ;) *waves at people I know* and hi to the new ones!
I'm back in Europe for a few years... :p
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Blackadder » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:44 am

Hello all,

I have been drinking Scotch on and off for a few years now...recently I have gone a little over the top (...trying to run before I have learned to walk I suppose). I have come to this forum looking for advice.

I have acquired 12 bottles of Scotch in the last month (6 around $50 each for a tutored tasting as laid out by Whisky Classified and 6 averaging about $200 each...just because they seemed interesting) I also bought a dozen or so samples.

I feel a bit lost if I am honest. They all taste wonderful to me and while I can certainly pick favorites I am not sure what should be my next step. I suppose I should finish a bottle or two before I buy anything else.

I have been attending local tastings as well.

My goal at the end of the day is to learn as much as I can about Scotch and be relatively competent at tasting and scoring.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby ScotchandallthatJazz » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:14 am

New member here, looking forward to meeting folks who enjoy and share knowledge of Whisky. Looking forward to being here.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:43 am

Blackadder and Brian, welcome to the forums. I hope that we can provide information to you as your request and have some fun in exchanging information. SoMK, WB... :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Trevor Johnston » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:23 am

Hi there,

I'm Trevor from Auckland New Zealand.. I love all different Whiskies & do some Youtube Reviews under Whiskey Aficionado.
One of the reasons I have created this chanel is to moderate my drinking..Since April 2014 I have lost 30Kg's "Mainly cause I stopped drinking BEER.. :headbang:

Hope you check me out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWEd5D ... v7D9nD5PYw

Hope its ok to post that link here? "Admin if not, just remove it"

If not I'd love to here your tasting notes on the whiskies you have tried.. We all don't get the same experience & its great to see the differences.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:11 pm

Well Trevor, it is good to "see" you. One of the places that used to be terrific for tasting review was the Live Tasting sub-forum. You can still find it and it has some good things to look at. There are tastings where a group actually was having the same whisky and sharing thoughts. I encourage you to take a look.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby ryeboy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:19 pm

Hello to everyone in the whisky world!
I'm Gary 59yrs young ,live in Brighton, On, Canada . I have enjoyed scotch whisky for many years and have converted my brother to scotch and golf as well.
While I really like the sherry finished bottlings some are TO over the top and need to change to something else for a while like Glen Moray or a nice rye whisky. Vodka and cranberry juice when whisky just won't do. While I frequent a few other forums I am not much of a poster, so pls forgive my long silences, I'll chime in once in a while.

Take Care
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby sgt_colon » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:54 pm

Hi,

My name's Tom. I started to develop a taste for the finer things in life while I was at university in Bath. There is some fantastic real ale around that part of the world and I think I sampled it all in my time!

Unfortunately, probably coincidentally, after a particularly yeasty real ale festival in my home town and, what I thought at the time was the mother of all hangovers, and, subsequently, a number of visits to the doctors. I found out I was intolerant to wheat (gluten) and it was 'bye bye' to all of my favourite real ales.

Luckily, it didn't take me long to find the wonderful world of whisky and once again I had a vice to indulge. This one was arguably even more of a love affair, particularly as a research chemist, I've been fascinated by the stuff ever since and very partial to a dram or two.

By a bizarre sequence of events, I now find myself back in the UK and embarking on an exciting new journey! I'm starting a small independent distillery on the South coast of England. I won't be releasing any whisky in the immediate future, but it is certainly the eventual goal. In fact, if any of you have a few minutes, I have a market research survey I could use some help with.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7SDQKMY

(I did message the admins, but not heard back yet if this is OK. If not, please remove the link and let me know.)

Look forward to hanging out here and sharing the journey.

Cheers,

Tom
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:31 pm

Cheers Tom. As for your wheat allergy, I don't think any of the whiskies will be an issue as it is a distilled spirit and not merely fermented. I hope you enjoy your journey.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:02 pm

Welcome Tom :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby theja » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:03 pm

Hi, I am whisky lover, Single Malt especially, from about two years.
I like all of them, do not have my favorite yet.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:46 am

Welcome.
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Postby Ray-Central-America » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:44 pm

Hello All,

My name is Ray, I am from Texas and now I live in Costa Rica. I am kind of new to drinking Scotch.

See in the past I have enjoyed a cold beer or a nice glass of wine at the end of the day. Well, beer down here in Costa Rica is rather expensive, with the average bottle of Imperial costing about $3.00 per beer.

As you know, beer helps the belly grow and we want to lose weight. This is when I happened upon the positive aspects of having a wee dram of scotch. It is very low in calories, no carbs, if any and there is plethora of brands to try.

My first bottle was Crawfords 3 star. It was kind of harsh, but not to bad to sip with a slight burn. I then purchased a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 yr old. It was a lot better than and a little smoother.

But it was when we were checking out a liquor store that we do not normally patronize and there was a bottle of Johnnie Walker Swing. The price was about $40.00. We took that home an had a wonderful glass and today it is our favorite "good stuff" scotch.

Others Scotches...

Grant’s Cask Editions Sherry Cask Finish - very good, some good nose an a surprise peat / smoke aftertaste.

William Lawson - It was ok. I like the commercials more and it is kind of a harsh scotch. Definitely made to be mixed with.

Passport Scotch - This one is made with Scotch from Scotland but then watered and bottled in Brazil using Brazilian water. It is also a mixer, but you can sip this one as well. It has some interesting tastes.

So that is what I have been starting with and we enjoy going out and closing the day with a glass of scotch and talk about the day.

Thanks for a great website. I will be posting more as I try more Scotchs.

Ray
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:05 pm

Welcome Ray. I look forward to seeing what your experiences are as you try more. I have not been in the blends too much so seeing you comment will help me.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:27 pm

Welcome theja and Ray
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Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:15 am

Um, there are some falsehoods in your statements sir. Bourbon must be made in the US thus any of the distillers would not be making bourbon. Tequila cannot be made outside of Mexico (I believe it is even more regional than that).

Also, I don't see how you can say that scotch has any further need for promotion. The cost of scotch is far outstripping that of inflation and the distillers have resorted to using NAS bottlings that allow them to mix in younger whiskies and still keep the name.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby UBPFC » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:33 pm

I'm a Brit living in Arkansas (no comments please). Worked in casinos for over 20 yrs and spent 11 yrs working on 23 cruise ships (also casinos) all over the globe.
If there are any other present or former casino employees here they will confirm the job goes hand in hand with drinking. Don't know why but it always has.
Working on the ships is where I got the taste for whisk(e)y. The crew bars were usually 50cents a drink so you can imagine the state of the crew most of the time.
I never got into premium whisky until my 30's. I remember in the gift shop on one of the ships they had a box of Johnny Walker whisky with 4 small bottles. Black, green, gold & blue. That was it, I was forever hooked. Obviously from then I started trying all the good stuff I could find.
Now at the age of 51 I know what I like, love & really love. Hard to find any I really detest as they all have there own qualities but here are my top drams:
Macallan 18
Macallan 12. My daily drink of choice.
Johnny Walker Blue
Bushmills 12
I look forward to meeting you all over a nice single malt and a cigar.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby mlkies0 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:41 pm

Hello my name is Jerry.I have an old Scotch whiskey.Johnnie Walker. How and where can i show it to learn if its worth anything ?
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby UBPFC » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:33 pm

mlkies0 wrote:Hello my name is Jerry.I have an old Scotch whiskey.Johnnie Walker. How and where can i show it to learn if its worth anything ?

Don't sell it, drink it.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:36 am

Well, I'd just like to take the time to welcome both UBPFC and mlkies0 to the forums. :iwbrnt:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:06 am

I apologize for not welcoming you earlier. Welcome. come out and play!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Whisky Waffle » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:41 am

Greetings fellow whisky enthusiasts - or as we say - fellow whisky wafflers!
My name is Nick and I am from the little state of Tasmania down here in Aus. I'm rather proud that my state makes some stellar drams and is continually growing its whisky industry.
Myself and my fellow waffler, Ted, love to travel around to the distilleries down here and write about them on our blog: www.whiskywaffle.com
I thought I'd jump onto this forum to meet other people who like talking - waffling - about whisky.
So keep on waffling, and talk to you soon!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:36 am

Welcome Nick. I look forward to seeing more posts from you.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby OldNavy » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:44 pm

Hi All.
Jim from California Wine country, beginning my journey into the world of Single Malt's
so i don't know a whole lot. I'm at the early stages of exploration, buy a few bottles
try a couple of drams from each, buy more bottles & repeat.

Have run into issues using the MyWisky database function. How does one add bottles
that are not listed? For example I get nothing when trying to add

HazelBurn Rundlets & Kilderkins

GlenDronach 15 " Revival"

The Balvenie 15 Single Barrel "Sherry Cask" @ 47.8 %
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:24 pm

Welcome Jim. I feel for you in some ways. There used to be some great places around you like Equus. I used to go there and could try malts by the glass instead of trying different bottles.

I don't use the MyWhisky database so I don't know what's up with it anymore.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby ACT77 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:50 pm

Hi Guys,

I've been a member since March, only really discovering the forum.

Based in Glasgow. Luck enough to work in the whisky industry, previously with Diageo now Douglas Laing. I'm the guy that makes sure all the bottles, labels, cork.... is in place for bottling and for new product developments.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Woods5362 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:05 pm

I have only just joined and was looking to find out how I can sell my bottle of macallans 18 year old whisky as I am new to this game.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:41 am

You would need to look at an auction site located near you.
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Postby Highflowing » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:30 pm

Hello there WM members. New to the sight, have a ton if questions. Found a interest a few years ago in making homebrew and have got really good at it. Now I want to advance myself. Looking for some help. Looking for some Mash recipes for Rye Whiskey. :?
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby lincoln imp » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:20 pm

I would like to formally welcome a new member who has joined the forum today just before noon and has already clocked up a staggering 266 posts

Bravo to new member - RolandoCit

No hang on a minute once again some moron is being allowed to fill up everypage of the forum with utter shite.

I hope this is only a wind up by this new member to show how easy it is for fake members to join and post crap all the time, if it is then genuinly bravo because you have done a good job of highlighting this very contentious issue.

If you are just doing shameless advertising and are a fake member do everyone a favour and just F*** off

and when you have just F***** off you can go away and just F*** off some more.

I apologise to any members of a nervous disposition about the above comments but it is from the heart :cry:
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