I would like to share my short graduation documentary film about an independent Dutch whiskymaker in the process of creating his very first whisky. The film is really aimed at knowledgeable whisky aficionados, that's why I turn you folks to get honest feedback.
Looking forward to hearing from you all!
Big fan of the Forums. Have been browsing for a little while. My gf and I love all things scotch with occasional Bourbon.
Some of our favorites that we love and own are Bowmore 25, Springbank 18, Scapa 16, Ghosted Reserve 26.
Looking forward to being a productive member.
I'm Ross Scottish born and bred, been drinking whisky since I can't remember when. I believe my fist taste was age 4 on my fathers knee...he'd probably go to jail for that nowadays!!
I Recently popped into Glen Garioch for a visit and enjoyed the tour there - despite doing loads of tours I find there's always a little something new to learn!
I'm a long standing member of the scotch malt whisky society, I've recently started a tour company focussing on whisky distillery day trips and multi day trips into speyside and the rest of Scotland. Happy to help people get around and develop itineraries too
Sorry this is such a shameless advert, I didn't really want it to be :-/
I've been a whisky drinker since I was 13, raiding my parent’s liqour cabinet (they really didn’t drink just had it on hand) J&B, Segrams 7, VO and Canadian Club. Also during holidays on my fathers side his family were huge booze hounds, which is where I met Dewars and Soda.
I started working in restaurants and bars @ the ripe old age of 17 and started getting into Johnnie Black, Chivas 12 and their Royal Salute when I could get my hands on it. But Dewars was always the all time favourite.
Once making decent money I started hitting the single malts and have tried a bunch. First was Macallans at Keen’s Chophouse in midtown. I was hooked.
As another poster mentioned one of the advantages of getting older is the ability to afford good whisky. But I rarely spend the super big bucks, maybe about once a year I’ll spring for a bottle of 25 year Macallan or a high end 17/18 Japanese Hibiki/Yamazaki, hell I even enjoy Johnny Blue when I can score a liter duty free for $150USD.
I’m not really pigeon holed into any type of whiskey and do like a variety depending on the season, mood, where I am etc… Working in a few good bars I have tried some decent bourbons, neat or with a little ice and they never really do it for me. Some of my good friends are the opposite and can never be found without Bookers or Woffords and some of the other big ones.
My basic day to day is Glenmorangie Madera or Sherry wood and for something a bit bolder I go Balvenie Doublewood. When I am up for it a few times a month Lagavulin is something special, especially now that I have 6 bottles left of the old vintage purchased in 2006. A strong peat bomb that just makes my mouth and my senses go to a place that reminds me of 1988. Good times!
Other big scotches I like are Bowmore or Ardberg - Talisker if I am out and there is none of the former two. But I don’t really keep these on hand and prefer to go with the new Lagavulin which arguably is not bad at all – but Lagavulin should have kept the old recipe and started a new 16 bottling calling it something different like LagaLite .
I drink wine with just about every prepared meal, home or restaurant, white or red depending on the meal and mood and have been somewhat of a sommelier in a few restaurants I have worked in although never certified.
Upon turning 27 I rekindled a Wall Street career but this time in IT. I moved out of the good old USA in 2003 and never looked back although I visit about 4-5 times a year.
I have been collecting cigars since 1995 and have two large humidors holding approximately 85 boxes, some of which date back to 1987. But truth be told I only smoke about 1 cigar a month. That’s the way I roll.
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