Introduce Yourself

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:51 am

ZeClaw wrote:Howrya?

Been a lurker for a while but decided to get involved.

I've been "collecting" Irish whiskeys for about 2 years now in a very amateur way. I travel a lot so spend a lot of my time at The Loop checking what I can afford, but have recently got involved in some auction sites.

My main weakness is pretty much everything from a certain Distillery east of Cork City - though single pot stills will always be my "go-to". My wifes parents live 15 mins away so its always a pitstop when I'm down there.

Looking forward to being involved in the discussions here and there.

All the best,

Claw


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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby ZeClaw » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:37 pm

Whiskey! :-D
Whats my budget?!?

I suspect, I'd be fairly average in my tastes. Big fan of many irish whiskeys. most of the middle range stuff.

Top end....I love the RedBreast 21yo. I know its pricy, but flavour wise I'd take it over the recent Midleton VR's. or any of the "premium" scotches like JW Blue.
I have lots of Single Casks/Special editions, but haven't opened them yet - so who knows whats in there!

I'm only starting my Scotch exploration but partial to various Glendronach's at the moment. If I fancy drinking some turf - then Lagavulin 16.
Not a huge fan of the US stuff - but no doubt that will change with experience!

But my "go tos" would be RedBreast 12 or Greenspot (and their various sherry cask variants!) - These are the ones that hooked me on this nectar!
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:02 pm

Welcome ZeClaw, you've set yourself up nice with your go too drinks already. Just a matter of experimenting from here on it and see what suits you. You may buy a whiskey which you don't overly like but that lets you know what you like and as you go forward you may come back and see a different side to something you thought you didn't like and go ahh now I get it. Enjoy the journey :thumbsup:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby wchurst » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:23 am

Good Day All!

Nice little site you have here, and I'm glad to see one that is specifically focus on Irish whisky !!!

My name is Walter Hurst, and I am not much of a whisky connoisseur in any major way (though I like a
tot or two almost daily), but I have been a "bottle buff" with regards to collecting, dating & appraising
older bottle of spirits for nearly 10 years now... I can be found on several similar whisky sites helping
others to get answer to their bottle questions: Just websearch for me as "wchurst" & the any words
like "Whisky"/"Whiskey" and you will see what I mean.
:o

I'm hoping to see some interesting older bottles here, and to lending a hand with questions regarding
dating/age & valuation... So drag out those photos, and let's see what answer we can find for you!

Cheers,
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:27 pm

Hi Walter, great to have you on board, hopefully you can add to our forum with some nuggets of information as we do get a lot of queries on old bottles.

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Crisis400 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:10 pm

Hi All,
I'm John,
Compare to all here, I am just a wee budding Whiskey enthusiast. Very naive, I have been collecting Whiskey for a few years and accumulated about 30 bottles. Mind you they are Tullamore Dew as I work there.
I just love the smell, and the process that goes into making it.

I'm looking to learn from the best here, as recently pricing my collection, my wife reminded me that I do not have any overly expensive or exotic bottles. Thus I guess I must learn what is collectable and what is not.
Thanks for accepting me to your site.
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Paul's intro

Postby tuitep » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:20 pm

Hi Guys,
My name is Paul Tuite, living in Co Laois.
I like collecting whiskey from all over the world and occasional seller.
I am interested in artisan whiskey & spirits distillery & production.
Currently i like Irish and Welsh whiskey with Penderyn being a favorite producer.
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