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@NNWhisky
NNWhisky started a discussion

Hi All, I just posted in the new member thread, so I figured I'd chance a post here too. I'm a YouTube reviewer as I'm not particularly articulate enough to write meaningful reviews. I much prefer to convey my thoughts as if I were having a conversation with a friend. Anyway, if you're interested, I've posted my most recent review Lagavulin 8 yr. If not, don't worry! I won't be posting all my videos.

Slainte Vin PF

4 months ago

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@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Wow, I definitely did not need to add the thumbnail as a picture as well!

Sorry about that laughing

4 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@NNWhisky, you can update references/links to NNW, just as @markjedi1 does with his Whisky Ramblings Discussion. This has long been accepted practice here. Welcome to Connosr!

BTW, you are not alone in liking the conversational aspects of whisky interaction. I am active in Connosr mostly because of the ongoing conversation available. I have no interest in doing a blog myself, because it seems too solitary.

4 months ago 2Who liked this?

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

@Victor Thanks Victor. It's always a daunting thing, entering a new group of people who already know each other well so I didn't want to step on any toes etc.

Thanks for the warm welcome

4 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@NNWhisky, you are welcome. Maybe one day I will see you in Coventry!

4 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Thursdays is my traditional upload day. This week I have a look my first on camera Irish whiskey

4 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Hi Everyone,

followers of my twitter account may know I'm running a giveaway across my social platforms to win a bottle of Highland Park 12 yr.

If any of you would be interested, please do consider taking a look. Unfortunately, its UK entrants only this time! goo.gl/iKS8u1

Thanks!

4 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

I recently attended the Whisky Birmingham festival and recorded a very short vlog including a little interview with the former host of Whisky Wednesday Joe Ellis and a very quick look at That Boutique-y Whisky Companys' Glenturret 35yr! Hope you enjoy!

4 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Hi All, This week's review of a proper Islay classic, the Laphroaig 10 year old. Certainly not the best entry level Islay, it has the power to put the unexpecting newbie off the genre for a good while. But for those ready to peat it fully embodies the vibe for the island. Enjoy!

4 months ago 1Who liked this?

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Hi Everyone,

It's time for another No Nonsense Whisky Review!

This week I take a look at The Dalmore 12 Year Old. Very nice despite being added colour and bottled at 40%

4 months ago 1Who liked this?

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Hi All,

It's been a year since I uploaded my first trailer (although not quite a year since I started uploading every week) so I thought it high time I updated it. If you have yet to take a look, why not see what my channel is all about!

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Completely forgot to add this last week. Finally got round to trying my sample of Glenfarclas 105. Before filming I'd only experienced it at events and festivals. It's certainly on my to buy list now!

3 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@NNWhisky Have you ever tried any glass other than a tumbler? If so, have you noticed any difference with the same spirit?

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

@Nozinan like most folk I've used a glencairn. Personally, I don't find it enhances the aromas and flavours much at all. Part of my ethos is not to delve too deep into lavish tasting notes so I find a tumbler does the job well enough.

3 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

This weeks review is, in my opinion, a bit special.

3 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

With all the amazing stuff around at the moment, it can sometimes be easy to forget the cheap and acceptable stuff. Let's take a moment to appreciate solid everyday drinking whisky at an affordable price

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Hi All, I'm starting a 5 episode series where I take a look at Japanese Whisky. Join me for the next month and a bit for some truely great drams.

This week its a dram with a serious love story behind it. More details in the video (and on the upcoming review)

3 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Part 2 of my 5 part series on Japanese Whisky covers a well known but hard to find dram, the discontinued Hibiki 12. If you see a bottle, get the bottle!

2 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Next up, and midway through, my Japanese season is the Hakushu Distiller's Reserve.

2 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Here's episode 4/5 of my Japanese Series.

2 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Hi All, this week it is the last week of my mini series of Japanese whisky. It's a big one too! I'll be doing a few random videos next but then I'll be doing a longer series on American Whisky! Make sure you keep an eye on this discussion (or better yet, subscribe! :D)

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

This week is a dram that will barely need introducing. The Oban 14

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@NNWhisky Oban 14 has been a bit of a chameleon, in my experience. My first experience with it was at a friend's place. It is his favourite scotch, bar none. And it was a marvelously good experience. My first bottle of Oban 14 was fantastic. But I've liked it much less in pubs and restaurants. Perhaps the bottles there stay open too long, but the last time I had it in a restaurant, I asked the server if she had, in fact, given me the right whisky. My Oban tasted like water. It had no character whatsoever. The experience in that particular restaurant was also unpleasant because the server kept trying to correct my pronunciation, with a great deal of attitude. My wife forbade me to inform the server that a person FROM SCOTLAND taught me to pronounce it. "It rhymes with OPEN", he told me, in his thick Scottish accent. Lesson learned; I may buy it again, but I won't order it in a non-whisky pub.

about one month ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

@OdysseusUnbound wow, that waiter sounds like an arse! I suppose they were trying to get you to say o-ban. I'll bare in mind what you said and maybe I'll leave a dram or two in the bottom of the bottle and hold on to it for a year

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@NNWhisky The way she said it rhymed with "Oh-Dan". Now I don't normally correct anyone's pronunciation, but her attitude was the worst. I'm interested to see what happens to it with time. My guess is that restaurants and pubs that don't specialize in whisky may have a bottle of scotch open for over a year before it's all gone, so who knows what happened.

about one month ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

@OdysseusUnbound yea that's all kinds of wrong. It can be tough to get some pronunciation right as a lot of it isn't really phonetic in English

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas replied

Boo. I hate it when people are tools about pronunciation. After all, except for the 0.1% of us who grow up with Scots Gaelic, we're all just learning from others and trying have a good go at it—and hopefully having some fun in the process.

People will always be pronouncing this stuff differently. Any time it comes up in conversation and the outcome isn't something friendly along the lines of "Oh, you heard people say X? I heard Y! How interesting" then someone's probably being a tool about it.

about one month ago 0

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