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@jeanluc
jeanluc started a discussion

So, you just joined Connosr and are still finding your way around? This is a thread were you can say 'hello', get to know other members and ask any questions you might have.

We're a friendly whisky community made up of folks from all around the world. Some are beginners, some are experts – but most of us are somewhere in between – the cool thing is that we all share a love of whisky and have plenty of knowledge to share around.

11 months ago

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Rossy replied

Manager at Waitrose cookery school and keen whiskey enthusiast. Long term culinary judge and member of the craft guild of chefs. Looking for new and exciting whiskey experiences, developing my knowledge and enjoying more amazing tipples.tumbler_glass tumbler_glass tumbler_glass

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas replied

Welcome, @Rossy! What whiskies have you especially enjoyed so far?

11 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@jeanluc

I wonder if it might be possible to pin this discussion so new members will always see it...

11 months ago 0

Wlinkrou replied

Hi folks, just joined the site, really looking forward to exploring it more and joining everyone on their whisk(e)y journey. I'm primarily into American whiskies these days, especially rye, but still have a few bottles of scotch that I dip into from time to time. Cheers,

William

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@casualtorture

@Wlinkrou you'll love it. I've been here a few months and it's the best social group I'm in online. Lots of smart guys and the conversation is never boring. What's your favorite rye at the moment? I'm primarily into scotch myself.

11 months ago 0

Wlinkrou replied

Hey, glad to hear you've enjoyed it here. My favorite rye right now is the Redemption 8 year barrel proof, but I'm also really digging the latest act of High West's A Midwinter Night's Dram, both are total flavor bombs. Pikesville 6 year is another favorite.

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@nickrs
nickrs replied

Hi,

Im a Whisky drinker from Wales so a fellow Celt to the Scots. I tend to support brands from areas I know well such as Isle of Mull, Caithness and Orkney. I'm not too keen on heavily sherried Spey Side.

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

Hi @nickrs, glad you joined Connosr.

Caithness is the in North East of Scotland right? Have you heard of Wolfburn a new distillery (which recently bottled its first single malt) and is Scotland's northernmost mainland distillery I believe.

10 months ago 1Who liked this?

@nickrs
nickrs replied

Hi, @jeanluc yes indeed Caithness is the most northerly corner of the British mainland and a lot closer to Bergen in Norway than it is to London. The most famous distillery of the area is Old Pulteney in Wick but I have just discovered the Wolfburn which is a new operation on the outskirts of Thurso on the north coast, this makes Wolfburn the most northerly mainland distillery. Scapa and Highland Park are about 50km away to the north east near Kirkwall in Orkney (hill, clear day, visible?). Caithness and Orkney are special places to me for a number of reasons, I hope to visit the area again this summer on an extended motorcycle ride. I've tried a sample of Wolfburn recently and really enjoyed it, I have another sample left which I might taste this evening! I've also got a number of Old Pulteney Lighthouses to try too. Recently I purchased a bottle of Scapa Skrien which I'm delighted with, but I most admit Highland Park is my default choice if I'm offered a malt when out and about.

Nick

10 months ago 1Who liked this?

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@Robert99
Robert99 replied

@nickrs Welcome to Connosr. I would love one day to visit your country. Having Old Pulteney and Highland Park in your backyard is great. I hope you will let us know what you think of any Wolfburn you get to taste. If you are in the field to trade samples, I am convince many would be interested by it. And finally, if you are looking for a different Speyside, you should look into Benriach Septendecim, 17 yo peated malt finished in bourbon cask. I just bought a second bottle which is something I do only with a few like Abunadh, Lagavulin 12 yo CS, some Octomore if I have the $ and the opportunity, etc.

10 months ago 1Who liked this?

@roro
roro replied

I'm @casualtorture girlfriend. He made me join, but I do like drinking scotch with him. Smokey whisky is the best to me.

10 months ago 5Who liked this?

@jeanluc I am a long time whisky drinker (40 yr plus) but I must confess I have only just learnt to savour and take the time to appreciate my dram. It has been a revelation, I am getting so much more from my favourites and have rediscovered many I discarded. looking forward to participating in these discussions.

10 months ago 1Who liked this?

@CaskTime
CaskTime replied

I'm a whisky/whiskey appreciator from the UK; just discovered connosr so thought I'd join up. Lot's to look through here!

10 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Pete1969
Pete1969 replied

Welcome @CaskTime, what area of the U.K. Are you from?

10 months ago 0

@CaskTime
CaskTime replied

Thanks @Pete1969, I'm currently living in Brighton on the south coast

10 months ago 0

@GoodVintage
GoodVintage replied

Just saying Hello and doing a bit of Sunday whisky research.

9 months ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

@GoodVintage thanks for dropping by, enjoy the research. I might 'research' some whisky this afternoon too wink

9 months ago 1Who liked this?

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

Hello! New here! Found the site as a lot of the individual connosr review twitter feeds have been following me recently so I thought I'd pop along to see what the deal is.

I make video reviews on youtube as penmanship isn't really my thing.

Slainte Vin PF No Nonsense Whisky

9 months ago 1Who liked this?

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

Hi @NNWhisky, thanks for popping by. I've stumbled across your YouTube channel before and enjoyed your videos very much. I've been thinking of adding a feature which aggregates new YouTube videos by Connosr members. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy it here and make some new whisky friends.

9 months ago 1Who liked this?

tastethedram replied

Hey guys! big Whisk(e)y love here. Gf and I have a whisky lifestyle website, where we do whisky reviews, distillery interviews, and interviews with whisky related products or people! Would love to be part of your community and learn more!

9 months ago 1Who liked this?

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

@tastethedram thanks for joining our community – it's great to have you here!

9 months ago 0

Astroke replied

@NNWhisky Welcome Vin, I have seen most of your videos and sometimes comment under Peter White. Cheers

9 months ago 0

@NNWhisky
NNWhisky replied

@Astroke Hi Peter! Very glad to have you watching the videos and your comments are always welcome.

9 months ago 0

Nickh replied

Just to say hello from the peak district in the UK. Looks like a great forum you have here. I'm new to Whisky although i have enjoyed the odd Bourbon before. I found myself on the Balvennie Distillery tour in Speyside last week with a Whisky loving friend...amazing! It was a bit of a 'Damascus' moment for me! I came back with no less than 10 bottles.....

8 months ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

Hi @Nickh, welcome aboard. It sounds like you've started off your whisky journey in real style! smiley I'm also based in the UK but the Connosr community is a great blend of whisky lovers from around the world and wonderful source of knowledge. I hope you have fun continuing your adventure here...

8 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Nickh Welcome to Scotch! 10 bottles on the first day! I think hat pushes the record for many of us. Even now there are not too many distilleries that I have 10 bottles of. Are they all different?

If I can give you any advice it would be use discretion in your zeal to accumulate a collection. If you're opening them, fine, but bottles that you put away untried today may be far from the profile you develop a taste for in the future. This is how I got stuck with a few age-stated Aberlours, some Glenlivets and others that I have now unloaded (some to charity) as I try to strengthen the quality of my cabinet.

On the other hand, in my quest for cask strength power I may have missed out on some gems that actually do well at lower strength, such as the Macallan 12 and 18 that are now impossible to find around here. And I'm not keen on opening a 25 just to see if I like it now...

8 months ago 3Who liked this?

Nickh replied

@jeanluc Thanks for the warm welcome!

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