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Smoker nonsmoker

Postby 37degrees » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:42 pm

A lot of folks here seem to love the islays, while I think they are a little too peaty. Once in a while I enjoy my Lagavulin, but normally Talisker is as far as I'd like to go (I'm a nonsmoker).

I wonder if your likings have to do with your smoking habits, so here we go: Are you a smoker? (new years eve doesn't count!)

Well, actually I prefer if you would tell it in a comment. It would probably help us to evaluate your comments on peaty whiskies!
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby v1p » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:13 pm

I'm a smoker
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby matteo » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:54 pm

Rarely, but very rarely I smoke a cigarette. And about 5 cigars in summer.
So I define me as a "nonsmoker"
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Dubois » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:55 pm

Heavy smoker :oops:
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby andyt » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:16 pm

Heavy smoker and I'm pretty sure that is why I tend to go for assertive, in your face drams in general, however I do have a pretty good sense of smell, probably something to do with having a rather large hooter.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby 37degrees » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:06 pm

Hooter?

my english is rather bad, so I had to check the dictionary. No answer there, but I think I know what you mean, Andyt. Mine is probably not much prettier :wink:
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby lockejn » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:12 pm

37degrees wrote:Hooter?

my english is rather bad, so I had to check the dictionary. No answer there, but I think I know what you mean, Andyt. Mine is probably not much prettier :wink:

Wow, we have a restaurant chain here in the US called Hooters. Thank god they're not referring to noses! :shock:
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:35 pm

I am a non smoker. I may have 1 cigar every 2 years or so (usually special occasions, bachelor party, baby being born, etc).
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:02 pm

I'm a nonsmoker and an Islay whisky lover (along with all the other whiskies).
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:06 pm

37degrees wrote:Are you a smoker? (new years eve doesn't count!)

Just out of curiosity what's the significance of New Year's Eve?
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Liechtenstein » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:38 am

I'm a non-smoker but I used to smoke and always enjoyed it. I will still smoke if on vacation in a place where I can get some unusual smokes (Cuba, for example.)

I enjoy in-your-face whiskies, not the dainty Lowlanders.

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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby lockejn » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:45 am

I'm a non-smoker. I used to smoke (anything that would burn) socially in my youth. Never been much of a cigar smoker - too much of a commitment. I like most whiskies, but am less a fan of the sherried types. I love all of the peaty ones I've tried except Ardbeg.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:59 am

Non-smoker here except for the occasional cigar (every three years or so). I love the subtle Lowlanders and the big Islay monsters and bourbons, Japanese, even the occasional rye and Irish whiskies.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby 37degrees » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:42 am

Willie JJ wrote:
37degrees wrote:Are you a smoker? (new years eve doesn't count!)

Just out of curiosity what's the significance of New Year's Eve?


In Denmark nonsmokers often enjoy a cigar and use it to light their own fireworks. I think that kind of occational smoking shouldn't count ..

Well, up till now I don't see a pattern in the answers, it was just an idea :?
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby jazz lover » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:28 pm

Ex-smoker.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:40 pm

I used to smoke, quit six years ago and got into whisky two years ago.
I usually prefer some smoke in whiskey, more smoke in the winter and less during the summer.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby scotchdrinker » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:32 pm

I am a smoker but decided this morning I am going to quite. But I am not a fan of the smokey whiskies for the most part.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby charlano » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:46 pm

nonsmoker but i really enjoy the peaty and bold flavour wiskies :D
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Drammed » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:17 pm

non smoker although i do enjoy the odd cigar in the summer. I appreciate all SMSW not just the Islays.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:53 pm

37degrees wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:
37degrees wrote:Are you a smoker? (new years eve doesn't count!)

Just out of curiosity what's the significance of New Year's Eve?


In Denmark nonsmokers often enjoy a cigar and use it to light their own fireworks. I think that kind of occational smoking shouldn't count ..

Ok thanks. don't think there is a tradition of cigars or fireworks in Scotland at New Year. Maybe I've just led a sheltered life (or maybe I just cant remember :dead: ).
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby MacDeffe » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:59 pm

I'm a nonsmoker and an Islay whisky lover (along with all the other whiskies).


me too

/willie-wanna-be
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby hyperfuji » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:59 am

non smoker and a peat freak
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:11 am

Willie JJ wrote:I'm a nonsmoker and an Islay whisky lover (along with all the other whiskies).


Me too.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby dramtastic » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:27 am

I smoke my Egyptian Shisha pipe every now and again, but you don't draw the smoke into your lunges. I had a cigar the other day while watching the Australian GP but I've probably only smoked about 5 cigars in my lifetime.

I enjoy all styles of whisky and don't find that I have a mood or a season where I enjoy one more than the other. Every whisky I own has it's own character and I'll choose what I'm going to drink on that basis. It's all fairly random though.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:34 pm

MacDeffe wrote:
I'm a nonsmoker and an Islay whisky lover (along with all the other whiskies).


me too

/willie-wanna-be

:lol: :lol:

For goodness sake man, have some ambition.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:55 pm

Non smoker and always have been. As a child I was told that smoking stunts your growth, this has always been a challenge.

I do have 3 Weber's though and used the Kettle on sunday to cook the beef. I love that smoke and smell. :thumbsup:
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Rob B » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:16 pm

I used to smoke, but I gave up 30 years ago today. Through the winter I regularly light the fire and often as not burn bord na mona peat briquettes that smell absolutely wonderful. Somehow Islay malts strike chord in my soul too.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby John Barleycorn » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:01 pm

I used to smoke but gave it up 12 years ago. I was one of those very fortunate people who were able to kick the habit without going through the withdrawal symptoms.

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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby vision*R » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:02 am

Non-smoker but I don't think this is related with liking peaty whisky. I do like peaty whisky although I prefer subtle peat smoke rather than the obvious ashtrays.
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Re: Smoker nonsmoker

Postby Maccy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:08 pm

I have never smoked.

I was once a county x-country runner so did not get hooked in my teens when I was chasing Steve Cram around Markeaton Park in Derby at the English Schools Championships!

Love smokey whisky though, but cannot connect the two habits.
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