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The "introduce yourself" post 
4th-May-2011 06:00 pm
OK, to get the ball rolling, I thought I'd make an introductory post for myself. :)

I started drinking whisky perhaps half a year ago after I saw a pack of various miniatures at a local supermarket and bought it on a whim. These weren't exactly fancy, but they were interesting enough to make me want to try more.

When another, bigger supermarket had an opportunity to sample various single malts, I took advantage of the opportunity, and shortly thereafter, I bought my first "real" bottle (Glenfiddich's 15 year-old variety). I don't drink a lot – at most one glass per week, on average –, but when I eat out with the family, I sometimes take advantage of the opportunity to have a nice malt after the meal, if the restaurant's got any.

Whiskies I've tried so far include Glenfiddich (12 and 15 years), Glenfarclas (12 years), Talisker (10 years), Bruichladdich Waves, Arran (cask strength), Springbank (15 years), Smokehead, The Glenlivet, Lagavulin, two special Glenfarclas bottlings from 1988 and 1973 (this being the latter) and Glenmorangie (25 years). I've also tried a couple of others that aren't Scotch single malts, including Johnnie Walker Black Label, Jack Daniel's and Tullamore Dew.

Out of these, my favorites are probably Glenfiddich 15 years, Smokehead, Lagavulin and the old Glenmorangie.

Everyone, feel free to make introductory posts of your own! :)
26th-Oct-2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
Hi there.
On behalf of consuming-for-more-than-20-years quarters may I just propose that you may wish to try a sort of restarting your investigative quest which I would call "single malt way". And my proposal for the first stop on this way would be old traditional Auchentochan.
26th-Oct-2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
Restarting? How do you mean?

Thanks for the tip, though, I'l give Auchentoshan a try when I get a chance to.

And hello! :)
27th-Oct-2011 06:56 am (UTC)
I mean your list of tried whiskies and not too long experience allows you to move on (and that's my point of restarting)in a more "scientific" way :)). Your list so far includes both blended whiskies and single malts, some just decent and some real articrafts (in my humble opinion, of course). Auchentochan, I would argue, is a good restarting point on a long way of thrilling single malt journey. I came to "single malt" affection after 5-7 years of experiencing well known internationally marketed blended brands like Johny Walker and Ballantines. If you like whisky, it will inevitably bring you to this "single malt" thing. Lowlands produced Auchentochan is, I think, an easy-go (light, airy, triple distilled but with superb character)excellent single malt.
27th-Oct-2011 09:13 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I agree. I've been trying a couple of others since this post was made, too, and I certainly plan to try many more. :)
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