NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

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Ray-Central-America
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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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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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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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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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Postby cosmichq » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:03 am

Hi Iam Sripal From CosmicHQ Company,Iam a Technician,I was new to the Whiskymag.com Forum,I would like to Share my Ideas and my Post the articles in your Site :shock:

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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!
Nick

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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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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.

Cheers

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

I see the latest name the arsehole is using is Scottycep.

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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.
Musky

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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.
Musky


That sounds like a great idea, Musky, cheers :iwbrnt:

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:11 am

Slante!

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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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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
Rich

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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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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!
Maria

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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 :-)
Widdy

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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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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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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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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?

Steve

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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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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.
James

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

Thanx for the welcome Ganca , appreciated .

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

Oops , Ganga , not Ganca , sorry about the typo there .

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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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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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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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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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Postby MrMajestyk » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:28 pm

Hi, just new to this site but not to whisky,20 years plus drinking experience. Hope to contribute.


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