NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

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Postby johan brugge » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:27 pm

Nice to have you Greg.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby AdamMY » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:14 pm

Welcome Greg.

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Postby borgom » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:09 pm

Hi Greg! :smoke:

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:04 am

Hi, I'm Muskrat Portage from the wilds of Northern Ontario.

Actually I'm an "old hand" but have been away from the Forums for so long that I'm starting to feel like a new member again. Tearing the heck out of the tendons in one's ankle certainly dissuades any inclination to hobble down the hall and sit at a keyboard!

Welcome to the other new fellows, especially Rob... Uh, ...watch out for WillieJJ at New Years, he does enjoy toasting the Auld year for every time zone!
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I'm still teaching myself how to walk properly and once I've mastered upright locomotion, I'll work on using my opposable thumbs again. (I feel like I'm starting from scratch for God's sake!) Other than healing up, no news except we're gearing up for another Usquebach tasting here and I've prodded the other fellows for a date and location. Not sure what we'll sample but I'll browse the Lair and post some thoughts shortly.

Musky

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Klas » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:18 am

Welcome to the forum Drammed, Robjohnston and Greg!

and good to see you back at the forum Musky. (one of the few members that seems to get the delivery each issue of the Whisky Magazines later than me... :P )

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:40 am

Welcome back Musky. :)

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:33 am

Welcome to all the new forummers who've logged on since I wandered off into the wilderness to lick my wounded ankle. Thanks Klas and dramtastic and my long distance dramming buddy Ganga for your warm welcome back. I'll try to be a bit more involved again as this forum has a lot to offer and a crew of great people to interact with.

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Postby SvH » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:30 am

Hi All,

Hello from me, Cape Town South Africa!

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Postby borgom » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:22 am

Welcome to the forum SvH!

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Postby johan brugge » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:30 pm

Join the club SvH!

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Postby Klas » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:46 pm

Welcome to the forum, SvH!

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby MrPotatoHead » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:19 pm

Hi there, First post time :D

I am Jez, from the UK. I have been into the whisky thing for a few years now. It all started when on holiday in my favorite part of the world Speyside. One cold wet afternoon we visited a distillery one thing lead to another and I'm now hooked. I have a modest collection mostly from distilleries I have visited some info here. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/jezgovan/whi ... whisky.htm

I'm sure I will post a bit more when i get the hang of it

Jez :thumbsup:

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby johan brugge » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:31 pm

Hello there Mr. PotatoHead,

Good to have you. I hope you enjoy your time here.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby AdamMY » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:19 am

Welcome Mr. PotatoHead, Look forward to many good posts from you.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Drammed » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:45 am

Welcome SvH and MrPotatoHead. Pull up a seat, kick back and enjoy

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:26 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:Welcome to all the new forummers who've logged on since I wandered off into the wilderness to lick my wounded ankle. Thanks Klas and dramtastic and my long distance dramming buddy Ganga for your warm welcome back. I'll try to be a bit more involved again as this forum has a lot to offer and a crew of great people to interact with.

Muskrat Portage


Hi Musky(I used to say rat, but Musky sounds better imho!),

long time no seen, good to see you back here. :D

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:30 pm

Nice to see you here, SvH and Jez(btw - good looking website!) :)

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Dubois » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:08 pm

Welcome to this forum SvH !

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Postby AnnieB » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:18 am

I am willing to taste any drink once. [/quote]
I joined after reading the posts written on the Whisky Bible (some of it rather heated), but there you have what makes life interesting..different opinions! The same holds for views on whiskies and I enjoy reading all these varied opinions, from the clearly experienced to the novice taster. A passion for all here I see.Perhaps some of you will be at the Whisky Fest in Victoria in January?

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:36 am

Hi AnnieB. Welcome here and enjoy your stay here :)

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Postby johan brugge » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:33 pm

Join the club AnnieB. I'm looking forward to read some more posts from you.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby AdamMY » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:47 am

Welcome AnnieB

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Drammed » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:34 pm

Welcome to the forums AnnieB. Pull up a section of couch and enjoy.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby AnnieB » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:53 am

How very welcoming you all are!! I have viewed some of your collections and note many of us have very similar tastes in' Favorite Whiskies'. The classics are all there, though I admit to being a bit envious of some of the spirits many of you have that are unavailable to me on Vancouver Island. I know some of them will be present if only for a 'nose & taste' in Victoria, so I'll have to be happy in the knowledge true whisky lovers are enjoying them elsewhere in the world...Cheers

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Postby Drammed » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:45 pm

AnnieB wrote:How very welcoming you all are!! I have viewed some of your collections and note many of us have very similar tastes in' Favorite Whiskies'. The classics are all there, though I admit to being a bit envious of some of the spirits many of you have that are unavailable to me on Vancouver Island. I know some of them will be present if only for a 'nose & taste' in Victoria, so I'll have to be happy in the knowledge true whisky lovers are enjoying them elsewhere in the world...Cheers


I might head over for that event, but the details are not yet pusted on the website. I do already have my tickets for Hopscotch in Vancouver though :thumbsup:

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby JesperOlsen » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:07 am

Gday all.

I'm pretty new to the world of whisky, but what a magical world I am learning it is.

I've been browsing the forum to help me choose my malts at the beginning of my journey.

As I write I am revelling in the delights of my first ever dram of Ardbeg 10 (wow!), purchased based on the enthusiasm I have seen for it on here, so a big thank you to you all is on order.

Cheers!

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby dramtastic » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:24 am

Welcome JO, always good to have another aussie on the forum. I look forward to hearing from you as I'm just as interested in the thoughts of brand newbies as I am from the veterans.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby johan brugge » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:06 am

Hi JesperOlsen, nice to have you on this forum.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby JesperOlsen » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:12 pm

Not quite another Aussie, dramtastic. I moved over from Britain about three years ago. A trainee Aussie, if you will.

Thanks for the welcome. And you too Johan.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Drammed » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:29 am

Welcome Jesper,

Enjoy the stay and please feel free to ask questions :thumbsup:

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby JesperOlsen » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:44 am

Thanks all for the welcome!

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby johan brugge » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:15 pm

Hey Alan Gold Label. I don't think anyone of us has welcome you to this forum yet. Well ... welcome to the forum. I look forward to read some more interesting posts from you.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby johan brugge » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:52 pm

Sorry, I obviously didn't notice it.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby Chef! » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:23 pm

Name is Eric and I've recently taken-up a strong interest in fine whiskies in order to educate myself and just because it's great stuff.

I am a chef here in California (born and raised but do have a lot of relatives in the UK). During the rise of all the wonderful micro-breweries here in the States I drank and studied beer as most of you here do with whisky. I landed a job at as executive chef of a premier wine restaurant which forced me to really get serious about wines. I'm no expert by any means but love wine as much as beer and now whisky.

I suppose I was always a bit apprehensive about whisky and other spirits as I stayed away from anything over 80 proof. I guess that had a lot to do with stupid experiences as a teenager and in the military being under the influence of anything in that category. :yuk: I left that restaurant earlier this year for an chef instructor position and decided to dive in head first with fine whiskies, most especially single malts.

I love whisky because it's an entirely different beast that can have an equal (or greater) level of complexity. Plus, given the time to make such whiskies really makes me appreciate it that much more.

So that's my introduction... hopefully I can learn a lot from all you.

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Postby andyt » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:57 pm

Welcome Chef!, if your time here is as entertaining and educational as mine has been then you're in for a great time, don't worry about the stupid teenager bit, a surprising amount of us had a similar baptism of fire. :thumbsup:


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