no q/a - just observation. Two types of scotch drinkers...

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no q/a - just observation. Two types of scotch drinkers...

Postby aggiesipper » Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:48 pm

In my limited experience with SMs, I have come to one conclusion recently..

There really are two types of scotch (I wont even say SM) drinkers.

A. Scotch drinkers and
B. People that drink scotches

It does not take a very long discussion with an individual to find out which category they fall into. :wink:

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:49 pm

Um...which one are we? :?

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Postby Wave » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:08 pm

In my view there's 3 classes of Scotch drinkers.

Class 1;
Has tried Single Malts and has a few bottles.

Class 2;
Has a large collection and has made at least 1 visit to the Scottish whisky trails.

Class 3;
Cask owner

Cheers from Class 2! :lol:

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Postby aggiesipper » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:10 pm

I guess I could have added a little more content. :)

IMO, the more formal SM drinker falls in to the "scotch drinker" classification.

After hearing how many people ask for everything else (be it a cola or to a much lessor degree, even water or ice) with their scotch, Id think they would be the "people who drink scotch" category..


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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:26 pm

You should read this by my Buddy Tom , it pretty much sums things up pretty well .
I'm somewhere in stage 4 ......


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Postby Wave » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:55 pm

LOL! I love that SOI!!! I've read something like that in the past but that one is precious!

Definitely at Stage 3 - Fanaticism!


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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:29 am

I reckon I have to say I'm at 3.5 as I hover between 3 & 4. I have regular moments of clarity to stop myself spending a few hundred Euros on Ebay for a single bottles or a case of 12 from Germany but this of course is then balanced out with my obsessive compulsion as the next week I feel guilty that I did not try and maximise someones profit margins so I will purchase a case of whisky or another overly expensive bottle the following week. :lol:

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Postby maverick » Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:31 pm

First, I want to say that those stages are pretty much dead on!

I would have to rate myself as a 1.5, the reasons for this is because I feel I'm past the stage of curiosity. I really have a thirst for whiskey knowledge, I go on numerous sites and watch single malt tv as often as time permits. I wouldn't call myself a full grown 2 because I don't consider myself as a collector (although I have quite a few bottles) nor a connoisseur ( I think that you need not only experince in drinking but most importantly in years you've drank whiskey).

However, I must admit that I'm usually hesitant to offer my friends whiskey because I think it's just getting wasted on them because they generally don't care about what they drink. I've made the mistake of offering my friends good whiskey too many times and now I would like to say I'm wiser so I don't do it any more.

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Postby Scotchio » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:52 pm

Can't afford to hit stage 3, by that definition I am a connoissure. Hurrah, always fancied myself as one of them.

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Postby Ardbeg311 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:41 pm

Thanks for that Gordon!

I think I am just this side of Stage 3, although my bank account reflects I am well into it.

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Postby Laurentius » Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:33 pm

Think i am a disciplined Stage 2 strongly resisting the pull to stage 3 due to other expensive hobbies ( italian motorcycles) that keep a balance in spending. I have, however, visited Scotland, a pilgrimage to my obsession and am considering renovating my house to include a special whisky room that will allow for the storage and enjoyment of good whisky. I do, however, drink the stuff and not just collect it - never could get the collecting for the sake of collecting thing.


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Postby Lawrence » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:42 am

I'm doomed, stage 4.

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