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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby lincoln imp » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:30 am

lincoln imp wrote: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

Now on his 2nd day has posted 688 times,
I think this is a wind up, it must be.



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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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:01 am

You speak for more than you now.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:06 am

BTW, it is now over 1200 posts. In day 2 our friend has achieved Double Gold. Will he make matured cask by Thursday night? Tune in tomorrow. :insane:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby lincoln imp » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:11 pm

I see the latest name the arsehole is using is Scottycep.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:17 am

Lincoln imp, I like the cut of your jib. If I should ever have the opportunity to return to the UK, we will have to arrange a meet for a dram.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby lincoln imp » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:02 am

Muskrat Portage wrote:Lincoln imp, I like the cut of your jib. If I should ever have the opportunity to return to the UK, we will have to arrange a meet for a dram.
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That sounds like a great idea, Musky, cheers :iwbrnt:
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Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:11 am

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby lincoln imp » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:47 pm

Hooray, Site Admin have done a good job clearing out the rubbish, lets just hope we can keep the fake members and posters of spurious shite out long enough to start enjoying it again :)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby lincoln imp » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:54 pm

Jesus, could not even get more than 1 single day before the arseholes returned. :evil:

OK here is my suggestion.

1 - Bar any new members from joining for at least 2-4 weeks or however long it takes.

2 - Ban all the posters of spam and advertising who have joined recently and delete their accounts.

I know site admin is busy but this forum represents Whisky Magazine, if you cannot sort your forum out then how do you expect genuine whisky people to be interested in buying your magazine?

I will notify admin but one final point.

3 - If site admin is really serious about sorting this problem out, I respectfully request points 1 & 2 are put into play now, otherwise just pull the plug on this lame dog and we can all go on Whiskybase or www etc.

I forgot you cannot actually write down in full WWW as it displays whisky mag :o

whiskymag - I actually wrote WWW - interesting

PLEASE HELP :iwbrnt:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby richie26 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:09 pm

Hi there
Im relatively new to the Whisky world and I'm looking for some input from experienced heads about how to get started with a small collection as an investment.
I've spent some time looking at rare and old whisky websites and there are obviously some incredibly expensive bottles on them but I really have no idea what makes them so special. How do I sort the wheat from the chaff, and how do I recognise a bottle which is going to increase in value against one which will reduce?
If I was looking for a first bottle at around £200 for example, how do I start?
Any input at this stage would be hugely appreciated and I look forward to hearing from anyone who feels inclined to help out.
Many thanks
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby galland1 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:09 pm

a salute to all users of the forum, my name is Sergio from North Italy near Mantua, recently introduced to the world whiskey are here to learn, and possibly start a collection, (for now only a bottle :cry: ) in advance excuse for my English
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:22 am

Welcome Rich and Sergio. Hope to see you come out, ask a few questions and so forth. Participation will greatly increase your knowledge and appreciation.

As for building a collection, it is difficult to guess what will be sought after. Peated whiskies were not the big thing when I started; it was the Highland and Speyside malts. Around 1999 or so, peated whiskies, especially Ardbeg became all the rage. The best thing to do is start listening to what people really like. If they love something, especially something that is a one time release it is likely going to gain in value. It might take a number of years to do so. At this time, the whiskies likely to decrease are the ones that everyone has already collected and no one is drinking. In other words, the collectors already have what they want.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Terra Blues » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:53 pm

Hi there, 

I'm posting on behalf of Terra Blues, NYC's last remaining blues venue. Aside from preserving the spirit of authentic American blues music, one of our main priorities over the past few years has been to acquire as many American whiskies and bourbons as possible. Although we currently have over 200 American brands, our search for new American whiskies is never ending!

I thought this may be a good place to discover new brands and distilleries, see what whiskies and bourbons people are fond of, and maybe even get a few suggestions on what to add to our bar. 

And of course, if anyone out there is local to NYC, or will be passing through in the future, stop by and take a gander at our bar...you won't be disappointed! (you can preview our whiskey selection here: http://www.terrablues.com/Whiskies.html)

I'm excited to learn so much more about the Wide World of Whiskey here. 

Cheers!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:08 pm

Welcome Maria. I am a West Coaster. Some thoughts for you on American whiskies which you may or may not have acquired because they are located out west.

High West Distillery (Utah) - they do a wide range of things from bourbons to ryes to bourye. I really thing they do some wonderful stuff.

Las Vegas Distillery (Nevada) - first distillery in the state and very limited distribution. What I have tried has been interesting but it is all still pretty young stuff.

Charbay (California) - I have found their whiskies to be all over the place in quality and they are on the expensive side. First release was very good though.

McCarthy's (Oregon) - they do a peated single malt. Very unique in the US.

Westland's (Washington) - new up and comer. I have had some very good single malts from them.

Colorado has a number of distilleries that I do not know very well. Amongst them is Stranahan's.

Good luck.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby widdydank » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:23 am

Evening All,

Was getting tired of waffling about whisky to my friends to no avail! Only really getting into single malts in the last year or so. I havent exactly got a favourite brand or style as yet. Hoping to continue my education using this forum.

Loved Laphroaig from my first taste so hoping to pick up a bottle of Ardbeg 10 next. Ive a few new bottles to work my way though first, Nikka Coffey Grain and Woodford Reserve.

Expect numerous questions :-)
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:05 pm

Please feel free to post any questions you might have. The worst that can happen is that we don't have the answer or an opinion. Welcome! :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby cjf022dogs » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:19 pm

How do I post a topic of gen :? eral interest without having to respond to a specific user??
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:28 am

At the top of the list of topics in any of the forums you will find a "New Topic" button. Hope this helps. :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Jasio78 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:08 am

Good evening.

Really have enjoyed this site over the recent weeks, reading, learning, and taking in as much as I can.

So I thought I'd better do the honourable thing and come and say hello.

Very new to scotch. I have spent years enjoying wine, some gins, and also really like a strong IPA. But needed to find something new. I was on holiday with the family and randomly purchased a bottle of Jura origin. Although I'm sure, only an entry level into the world of single malt, I fell in love.
I have worked my way through several different bottles over the last year or so, some enjoyed more than others. Up until recently I have been restricted to supermarket shopping, although this week found a specialist whiskey shop not too far from home.

So sticking with the plan to find some good everyday single malts. Most of my money goes on my beautiful family at the mo, so I won't be spending £££ anytime soon. But looking for some £50 ish and under purchases to drink and one or two bottles to keep along side when I fancy a treat.

My experiences so far have led to a lot of mainstream Speyside drams. Some very pleasant. But beginning to think they're a little sweet. Just picked up an Arran 10 year, and a G&M caol ila 2003. Looking for a bit of peat and smoke and was recommended the is lay.

Hope your all good.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:40 am

Welcome. We're here to help if you have any questions. :smoke:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby lukescooper86 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:09 pm

Hi.
I am Luke.
I am a beginner to whisky. At the current time I am attempting to teach myself by reading a few tasting notes here and there and buying the occasional bottles to try. Where possible I have bought taster packs put out by distilleries.

So far I would say my go to is Chivas Extra.

I have tried Glenfiddich 12, 15 and 18yr. Easily found the 18yr best.
Having read a few reviews I have decided to try some Glenmorangie as I was hoping to get a bit of a richer more complex flavour than the Glenfiddich without movie to far towards the smokier flavours. I really enjoyed the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, the Nectar D'or with the Quintan Ruban coming out on top; I really enjoyed the chocolaty flavour.

I have also recently tried Lagavulin 16yr as this was recommended as a good first step into the Islay and the peaty/smokier scotch. I have to say it wasn't bad but I am still on the fence with regards to how much I like the smokier flavour. I have heard it does take some time with those flavours though.

I have tried a bottle of Dimple and Monkey shoulder, enjoyable but Im not in a hurry to buy them again when I can get Chivas for the same price. As far as blends go I'm looking forward to trying some well aged Dewar and Ballantines in the future.

Happy for any advice or tips, other than that Im just going to keep trying different drinks and comparing what I find against other peoples tasting notes.

Cheers.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:03 am

Welcome Luke. My suggestion is to try some of those tasters while reading the tasting notes of others for the whisky. I particularly suggest that the notes should be recent as even standard bottlings will change over time. Again, welcome.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Makersblackforsale » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:45 pm

Hi - grew to be here

I have a bottle of Makers Mark Black stored safely for over 20 years.

How do I go about selling it?

Do you think anyone will wish to buy it or is it just good for the drain?

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:38 pm

Welcome Steve. While I don't know the market for older American whiskies like Maker's I don't think you need to pour it down the drain. If stored properly the whisky should be capable of being drunk. Maybe Maker's isn't your thing but you might have a friend that would enjoy it. Just some thoughts.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby altimanmalt » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:52 pm

Newbee here , want to learn about whisky from Canada.

Glad to be here .
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jke11y » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:33 pm

Hello all!
I am new to this Forum, joining today!
An avid collector of Rosebank,and St Magdelene for over 20 years now. I also own an Independent wine merchant' shop in Kilmacolm, west of Glasgow airport, with it's very own whisky Investment Corner. I sell customer's bottles on a small commission basis, just launched and it is growing!
Looking forward to swapping Whisky stories end events.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:26 pm

Welcome altimanmalt and James. Glad to have you here. Feel free to share some stories, experiences or even ask a few questions. :thumbsup:
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby altimanmalt » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:05 pm

Thanx for the welcome Ganca , appreciated .
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby altimanmalt » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:06 pm

Oops , Ganga , not Ganca , sorry about the typo there .
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby jimsa2 » Tue May 10, 2016 1:18 pm

HI I AM TRYING TO FIND BEST PLACE TO SELL 30YR SUNTORY HIBIKI ??
ANY IDEAS, THANK FOR HELP
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby drawman623 » Sat May 14, 2016 11:53 pm

Greetings All

I'm new to the forum, joining today. I'm from the Northeastern United States.

I was introduced to whiskey appreciation only recently and have muddled about for the last 7 years or so enjoying the varied complexities of whiskey without a guide or mentor.

I've found several that make me quite happy and I must admit, the path to finding my favorites, though slow and untidy, has been a joy.

My likes to date:
Ballentine's 21
Macallan 18
Oban 21
Yamazaki 18

Those that I tend to shy from are the Islay single malts known for their peat smoke. I enjoy that experience on occasion, but I have yet to develop a particular liking for that flavor.

To best describe my motivation, I entered whiskey appreciation for the friendships that can be savored with every dram. Now I find myself challenged, perhaps in a good way, to make sense of this vastly varied taste experience.

I've learned the vocabulary of Japanese kitchen knives, collectable pool cues, watches, even firearms within the discipline of marksmanship... but describing a sip of whiskey makes those worlds seem simple by comparison. This one will be a journey.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Thu May 19, 2016 6:01 am

Welcome! Yes, it is a journey. Each sip can be different from the previous; do not get discouraged if you change your mind on how to describe something.

Oh, BTW, not all Islay whiskies are peated. :D You might try Bunnahabhain or some of the Bruichladdich (make sure this one is not the peated versions like Port Charlotte or Octomore).

Enjoy your journey.
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby drawman623 » Thu May 19, 2016 10:30 pm

Ganga wrote:Each sip can be different from the previous; do not get discouraged if you change your mind on how to describe something.

Enjoy your journey.


Thanks for the greeting. I'll keep your advice in mind.

I continue to marvel at how broad a variation there is describing whiskey. I have read commentary from "experts" who characterize the same expression so differently I cannot see anything common between the reviews.

Wet gingerbread...bubble gum...nutty

I would feel much better knowing the implicit rules to speaking of whiskey. Can I say anything that comes to my mind? It seems the imagination of others is boundless to capture the tasting and nosing experience.

I'm just a new guy and want to proceed thoughtfully, and to show respect to others whose experience is broad and refined... help!
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby drawman623 » Thu May 19, 2016 10:39 pm

I spent a half hour nosing an Oban 21. In all that time and contemplation, I came up with two words that were, for me, a certainty.

Rasins, vanilla.
Dried fruit, possibly citrus was present but so faint, I feared I was making it up.

Meanwhile others are spilling the banks of the English language.

Is there, perhaps an ideal type of descriptive review? A shell or template to be colored in with the taster's impressions?

I realize this is a new person introduction thread, but I suspect I'm not the first new member to puzzle over such questions
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Ganga » Fri May 20, 2016 2:41 am

I would tell you that your experience will develop your whisky lexicon. One thing I will tell you..."If you haven't experienced something, you won't have that item in your nomenclature." Ok, two things..."People from different parts of the world will have different names than you do." That is, most in the US won't know what treacle is.

I have at times gone totally off the reservation with my descriptions. I once described the grassy notes in the whisky as "June grass on a warm August afternoon in North Dakota". It is what I was experiencing but very few folks will know what I am talking about.

My suggestion is for you to pay attention to all the smells and aromas around you, especially when eating.
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