Introduce Yourself

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby sghambari » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:07 am

Greetings to you all Whiskey lovers,
My name is Seyamak Ghambari. I know it’s a hard name to remember,. My friends call me Mak.
I am originally from Iran, but I have lived in Cork for the past 38 years. I work in Midleton Distillery, the home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. It’s a great pleasure to join Irish Whiskey Society and I look forward in meeting you and enjoy testing Irish Whisky with you.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:48 am

Hi Mak and welcome. Here's a link to the Cork chapter. There's regular tastings in Cork & Dublin. If your down in Dingle there will be one in April too.

You'll probably know some of the members too. I look forward to hearing about your work in the Distillery. You must have seen some changes over the years.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:33 am

Welcome Mak and great you could join us. Feel free to add to the discussion :thumbsup:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby birdman1099 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:54 pm

Slainte everyone....

I registered a while back but haven't officially introduced myself.

I live in the Midwest of the United States. I am a collector, and enjoyer of all spirits. I have an extensive Bourbon collection. I've recently come to really appreciate Irish whiskey.

I currently have a decent pile of Irish whiskey, but I am looking to go deeper......

If there are any collectors that would like to trade for Bourbon, Im your huckleberry. ;)

I will most certainly bother anyone that can get me whiskey. It appears that a lot of Irish Whisky does not get released to the US. I will most certainly be looking for a Mule to ship it to me. :)


Cheers Everyone.....
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby RIirish » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:22 pm

Hello All - New poster here. I'm from Rhode Island - small state on east coast of USA. I am posting with a very specific request, but look forward to sharing more information and other conversations soon.

I'm a member of the Celtic Whiskey Club and received a number of anonymous samples for last years Irish Whiskey Awards. They came in sample bottles with code numbers. It was a large group and I did not get through all of them, so some friends and I are planning a little St. Pats tasting for tonight. Trouble is, I CAN'T FIND MY LIST (or any other) that identifies the samples. If anyone else was involved with the awards and has a list, I'd love to get it. Maybe post it here or I can send my email address.

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:17 am

Welcome and hopefully you'll have a great St. Patrick's day. I noticed a David has got you the list.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby DavidH » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:13 am

Welcome to the forum! I hope the tasting went well. Any surprises?
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:21 pm

Big welcomes to birdman1099 & RIrish good have new blood on the forum.

Hope ye all can raise a glass of the Oirish Tomorrow but remember quality rather than quantity everybody :thumbsup:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby spirit_magic » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:26 pm

Hi everyone My name is John and I live in north Georgia, USA. I am originally from Tipperary. I am still educating myself on all whiskeys but I do have a love of single pot stills. Most of my drinks cabinet is taken up by good quality bourbon, but that is mostly because of my location.

I look forward to getting to know you all

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby birdman1099 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:42 pm

spirit_magic wrote:Hi everyone My name is John and I live in north Georgia, USA. I am originally from Tipperary. I am still educating myself on all whiskeys but I do have a love of single pot stills. Most of my drinks cabinet is taken up by good quality bourbon, but that is mostly because of my location.

I look forward to getting to know you all

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Welcome fellow Bourbonite...... funnny meeting you in an Irish Whiskey Forum. ;) IM in a similar situation. way too much bourbon, not enough Irish.

Hope to see you around.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:35 pm

Welcome John,
I hope you enjoy the forum. Most of us are fans of Bourbon too. I'm a big fan of Pot Stills and glad to see them coming back in force.

Thanks to Birdman for keeping the forum going for the last while. I look forward to catching up.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Wilson_smyth » Sat May 02, 2015 8:52 pm

Hi all.

Quick intro, I'm from Ireland and only recently got into whiskey properly (where I don't mix it with crap). Used to just drink the standard bar whiskey in Ireland, Regular jameson, paddy, powers, teachers. All mostly fire and little or no taste.

Then My other half got me a bottle of lagavulin as a gift and I couldn't believe whiskey could taste so good.

Since then I've been on a sampling rampage and discovered green spot, and jameson select reserve black barrel which could be the nicest drink ever.

Looking forward to some advice on this forum from people infinitely more seasoned than myself.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sat May 02, 2015 11:59 pm

Welcome to the Forum.

The Jameson Black Barrel is sweet stuff.
I'm a big fan of Redbreast, Powers John's Lane and Yellow spot. Well worth spoiling yourself now and again.

There are some great Scotches, bourbon & other out there too. I noticed even the small supermarket are stocking a better choice of whiskeys.

Enjoy the sampling. If your in Dublin or Cork the Society do regular tastings that are worth trying.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby old bridge » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:32 pm

Hi, I'm Old Bridge, with emphesis on old.
Live in Norway, educated in the troubled north, drink irish whiskey, scotch whisky and is interrested in learning more about the spirit of life.
I do travel to Ireland regularly, and have spent much of my holidays there for the last 45 years.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:41 am

Welcome to the forum Old Bridge. I hope you enjoy it.

What Irish whiskey do you enjoy. Actually what Whiskeys/Whiskies do you enjoy?
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby old bridge » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:19 am

Thank you for the welcome, Good Whiskey Hunting.
I drink most single malts from Scotland, and like many, but have favourites in Campbeltown, Islay and Northern Highlands.
Among the irish whiskeys, I must say that single pot stills, Redbreast is the one I like best.
I drank a fair bit of Powers gold label in the 70s and liked it a lot. Then I didn't taste it for many years and what I got then was the crafted version at 43,2%. You may disagree, but I think I preferred the old version. Has the flavour changed much over the years?
Scottish single malt favourites: Lagavulin, Longrow, Clynelish, Glenfarclas and Aberlour.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:51 pm

Your very welcome Old Bridge,

You'll find a lot of us are big fans of Scotch Single malts too.

I personally love Lagavulin as well as the likes as Laphroaig, Caol Ila, Glenrothes, Dalwhinnie (very underrated or over looked in my opinion).

And I've enjoyed many a Glenfarclas and Aberlour too.

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It will come up as in text and then will appear as a smilie once you have posted it ;)

Great to have you on board and make yourself feel at home :salut:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:00 pm

old bridge wrote:I drank a fair bit of Powers gold label in the 70s and liked it a lot. Then I didn't taste it for many years and what I got then was the crafted version at 43,2%. You may disagree, but I think I preferred the old version. Has the flavour changed much over the years?


I think the flavour has change a lot. I've a few older bottles and like trying them against newer one. The same goes for most Whiskeys.

If you like pot stills like Redbreast you should try Powers John's Lane. It's a 12 Pot Still that was introduced a couple of years ago and is excellent.

As IWC says you'll find most of us here like other Whiskeys/whiskies too. I like the peaty Islays and lots of others.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby old bridge » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:48 am

Thanks for the replies.
We shall have one night in Dublin this summer and SWMBO ;) has very kindly agreed to a “light pubcrawl” after lunch. This generosity I shall take advantage of and follow your advice given in 2012 to a Belgian woman making vouchers for pubs and drinks for her partner.
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Has there been many changes since then in the recommendations, or can I still follow that advice?
As I said earlier I drank much irish whiskey in my time in Ireland, but only in the last 10 years got interested in the taste aspect of the water of life, as opposed to the effect when at uni. For the last 2-3 years I have also started taking a new liking to irish whiskey.
Teeling 21yo silver bottling is very good. Is it Bushmills too? (like the 26yo and 30yo)
PJL shall be tested, but it is not sold here in Norway. The dutyfree allowance have before been filled with Redbreast, 12yo, CS and 21yo. The 15yo have been drunk when in Ireland.
On my list of what to try this year is PLJ, green and yellow spot, Writers tears and Kilbeggan.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:35 am

I don't frequent Dublin as I used to but I am guessing the advice will not have changed much, but hopefully on eof our Dublin members might make a comment or 2.

I would second the Powers JL edition as a must try, enjoy your day in Dublin :thumbsup:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby old bridge » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:20 pm

I had a fantastic day!!
The Palace bar had a young man from CWS giving the staff a talk on potstill whiskeys and I was invited to join in. 1 hour and a half of pure pleasure, plenty of new knowledge and some samples, before lunch. Made my day!
The pubcrawl after lunch included: The Brazen Head, Long Hall, The Stag’s Head, Brooks Hotel, Grogan’s, Pete’s Pub and a couple more. A thoroughly enjoyable start to our holiday in Ireland.
Thank you Dublin!
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:35 am

old bridge wrote:I had a fantastic day!!
The Palace bar had a young man from CWS giving the staff a talk on potstill whiskeys and I was invited to join in. 1 hour and a half of pure pleasure, plenty of new knowledge and some samples, before lunch. Made my day!
The pubcrawl after lunch included: The Brazen Head, Long Hall, The Stag’s Head, Brooks Hotel, Grogan’s, Pete’s Pub and a couple more. A thoroughly enjoyable start to our holiday in Ireland.
Thank you Dublin!


I was in Dublin & had a quick one in the Palace myself before heading back to Wexford.

Glad you had a great day. I really like the Long Hall. It's a little gem.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby PhilT » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:27 am

Gidday from New Zealand,

I had the pleasure of living and working in Ireland for 10 years, during that time on a visit to the Celtic Whiskey Shop...more out of curiosity than purpose Paul (I believe he's since retired) introduced me to Whiskey. Not the mix it with coke I was more familiar with but real proper amazing tasting nectar.

From then on I sampled and collected. Many were indulged in during evening where the world was put right :drunk: and a good few hitched a ride with me on my return home to New Zealand. Years passed and my collection languished in a shipping box whilst we renovated an old house, as this has neared completion I have finally built a display cabinet for them and my interest in them is renewed.

Of course I have still brought and sampled the odd bottle here; thankfully many great Irish Whiskeys are now available on this side of the planet.

I hope to learn more about whiskeys, maybe share my collection (feedback on it would be most welcome ofc) and get ideas of which whiskeys to sample or add to the collection.

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:37 pm

Welcome Phil and thanks for taking the time out to introduce yourself. New Zealand is a wonderful place and I'd been there a good few years back and loved the place.

Great that you that you liberated the stash .... Just don't get sucked in too much or you may have to build a few more cabinets ;) :P

Enjoy the forum and feel free to ask any question you feel ... none is too small ask.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby PhilT » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:17 am

Pleased I found such a great forum. And I look forward to joining in. As for the stash and the possible need for increasing cabinet size; two thing I enjoy....although my missus may have a limit on the number of cabinets :D
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