osiris wrote:Nice to have this welcome for someone from the Netherlands as well. I_SPEY, you might want to check out this topic. It is about a Dutch whisky I received this week as a gift.
It's a very nice gift, osiris. I've tried it quite some time ago and I liked it.
I think you will like it too(Hollanders zijn tenslotte gerenommeerde- sterke drank- drinkers!). Meanwhile I hope you will enjoy your stay here and look forward to your posts.
Tennessee Dave wrote:Hello to all. Sorry it took me a while to post. Just been reading and learning. I have been a bourbon drinker for quite some time and now I want to expand into the world of single malts. I've only had a few. I did receive a wonderful gift of Balvenie 21 yo Portwood from my wife and I must say that if there are a lot more out there as good as this I will be in trouble. I have also enjoyed Oban and have experienced Lagavulin though I don't think it will ever be a favorite. I tend toward wheated bourbons like Weller and Van Winkle. Looking forward to learning and tasting a lot. Recommendations accepted.
Dave, welcome! Not knowing my bourbons that well, I can't really recommend any single malts that might branch off of yours that you mentioned above, but I would say to not write off the Lagavulin quite yet. Took me a while to 'get it' as well, but if you don't, well, no biggie. I think you'll like that Portwood, and I'd recommend keeping an eye out for malts matured in bourbon barrels to start with, although some of the sherried Macallans are quite popular as well. Lots to choose from - enjoy, and don't be afraid to ask questions!!
Hello all. My name is Doug, and being a freshly admitted member of the Whisky Magazine forums, I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to everyone here.
I reside in Montreal, Canada. Despite partaking of my very first dangerous dram at the tender age of nine, I have only been an avid whisky enthusiast for the last Â¼-century and a bit. Single malt Scotch is my tipple of choice, though I also thoroughly enjoy American and Canadian as well as Irish and Japanese whiskies, not to mention Rum, Brandy, Tequila, Liqueurs and just about any other spirit under the sun. I'm very partial to wine, as well. And it's a rare evening at our household when dinner is not accompanied by the gift of the vine.
Over the past few years, I've been smitten by the writing bug and - apart from managing to publish a modest book on single malt Scotch - have regularly contributed wine and spirits articles to the Lifestyles section of the Cigar Weekly Magazine Page. My column there is entitled "A Rich Pour".
Like anyone with some Scots blood in their heritage, I tend to seek out good value, and therefore more often than not eschew the extravagant while favouring the best bang for the buck.
My latest purchases? Caol Ila 1996 Distillers Edition, Caol Ila Cask Strength, Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra Cask Strength and Bowmore 1991 Port Matured Cask Strength.
My latest received gifts? Arran Tokaji Wine Cask Finished, an early edition of Glenmorangie Port Finish and Crown Royal Cask No.16.
Thank you for having me.
Pillliwinx wrote:Hello all
I am "new" to whisky and am looking for tips on the ones to try.
I like the sound of the tastings etc and will try and give you my tuppence worth!
Welcome to the Forums Pillliwinx! It would be helpful for us to give you suggestions, based on what you have tried already, and what you like/don't like. Also be sure to check out the Live Tastings Forum, that's where you'll find the schedule for the Monthly Live Tastings. The next is Talisker on January 10th, even if you don't have any Talisker at home, feel free to pop in and check things out and say hello.
I am quite new to whiskey. I have had some exposure to single malts, so I have known that I like them. I am actually a craft beer drinker, and now I have a couple of bottles in a small collection, dominated by peat (namely, Islay). I don't know much else about other types of whiskey, but that is why I am here. I want to learn more.
Somewhat new to Single Malt Scotches. I know very little about them but am very interested in learning more. Currently, I am enjoying a Balvenie Doublewood and on special occassions I like Oban. I am a 20+ (pre boom) cigar fanatic. I am glad to be here and certainly welcome any knowledge available.
I am fairly new to the site, I have been into whiskey for the last four years, but started getting "serious" (taking tasting notes, etc.) about a year ago. I have tasted around 70 whiskeys, primarily SMS. The selection in my area isn't the greatest, so I make sure to try out new things whenever I am traveling.
I have enjoyed reading the forums and have learned a lot, it has definitely helped me in describing the odor and tastes.
My name is Danny i'm 34 and am a whiskyholic. Well let's just say i like a nice dram from time to time. I've started drinking whisky years ago but since April of 2008 it started to get a bit more serious, since then i've discovered an area of Scotland previously unknown to me. Islay
To be honest i'm a collector/drinker. More the latter than the former and managed to get hold of 41 bottles in this perion and enjoy every sip.
i'm new here, and i just want to say "hi" to everyone!
maybe it seems a little bit uncommon for you that a woman loves whisky!
but i fell in love with it when i tasted the whisky of my dad at the age of 21!
i'm glad to found this forum here! looking forward to interesting discussions about whisky ...
Oh, and I'm a 007 nut, too.
kyorke1 wrote:Welcome to the forum Steffen! I have learnt a lot here in the year I have been a member and like me, your interest in whisky will probably grow more, so stick around and I'm sure you will enjoy it. What sort of classical piano are you into? I recently haven't been able to stop listening to Rach's Piano Concerto No 2.
What kind of classical piano am I into? Virtually everything...my favorite concerti are Beethoven's 3rd and 5th, Brahms' 2nd, and Rach 3...(though I do also like #2). As far as solo works, I'm a huge fan of the Bach English and French suites (I love playing the gigue from the 5th French suite), as well as (of course) the Beethoven sonatas. My favorite pieces to play have to be Chopin's nocturnes, though...Op. 55/1, among others. Back to whisky--I just went out and dropped a bit more cash than I really should have on a Laphroaig 10yo...wanted to broaden my horizons a bit...hopefully it will pan out well. Worst case, I'm sure my father won't mind helping with it.
Seeing you liked your Glenlivets maybe try Macallan 12, Cragganmore 12 or Glenmorangie The Original 10. If you find your not to fond of the Laphroaig 10 at the start, leave it for a while and come back to it, you'd be surprised how your your taste buds develop with time.
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