By @jeanluc on 16th Jan 2017, show post
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@Nozinan Yes, I certainly picked up my bottle out of province although $118 tax in from NS was not cheap but within reason for Canada/Ardbeg.
4 months ago 0
@Astroke Ah... you originally said $180, but I agree $118 is in Canadian terms a steal.
@Nozinan $180 was the SAQ price mentioned in the post. I responded that $205 was the LCBO price?
Hi everyone. I'm Dan. I live in the Midlands in the UK.
Been serious about Whisky for about 10-12 years. I was a drinker of Johnnie Walker Black label at the time was round a friends house and saw some bottles of whisky on his shelf. I mentioned I liked JWB for it's smokiness. He then gave me my first ever glass of single malt which was Lagavulin 16 (back when it was great and not merely good) Doors of perception well and truly blown off so to speak from the first sip!
I like pretty much all whisky from Bourbon and Rye to Scotch but tend to favour Single malt scotch. I like everything from Sherry bombs to peat monsters. My favourite whiskies at the moment tend to come from the likes of Old Pulteney, Springbank (and still) Lagavulin although these days I favour the 12yo CS over the 16.
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Welcome here Dan! Like you I'm a fan of all good whiskies regardless what style it is. That's s great quality considering the selection becomes almost endless!
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Welcome @abgreenway! Too bad you are so far north in Edmonton. If you were a little more in the southerly driving lanes, you'd be instantaneously popular with Canadians, East and West. Alberta is still the whisky price Mecca of Canada, you know.
Hi - I signed up for a friend actually who doesn't have a computer. She has a vintage bottle of Gooderham & Worts 1867-1967 l00 Centennial Rare Old Whisky - aged l5 years. bottled l952 with the original Box, Bag & Tag - all mint condition (purchased by her father) and she is curious about its worth.
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@Yvette Welcome to Connosr. Tell your friend to bring it over to our December tasting ton Toronto and we'll have a good idea of it's worth. Always happy to taste vintage Canadian Whisky.
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@Yvette Welcome to Connosr. Tell your friend to bring it over to our December tasting in Toronto and we'll have a good idea of it's worth. Always happy to taste vintage Canadian Whisky.
Or have her go to a library and look up the following website:
Thanks Nozinan - what date would that be in December and at what location in Toronto?
@Yvette I think you may have mistaken my sarcasm for something more serious. At the December tasting we would drink it, not buy it...
lol - that's me - gullible! thanks for your help - you have a very good site by the way - too bad I wasn't a whisky drinker
@Yvette I would thank you for the compliment but I am just a member. The real kudos go out to @jeanluc and @pierre
Hola amigos, soy nuevo por acá
@bernicestocksti That's very kind, thank you.
I don't wish to sound cynical but I hope you're here for the whisky and not to promote your essay writing service. We keep a close eye on things to protect our community from the spam accounts which pass through.
If you're here in the right spirit (excuse the pun) then welcome aboard.
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@jeanluc I think the resounding silence answered your question.
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Is there a way to manually categorize my bottles with an "unknown" location?
My name is Nick. Been a keen whisky drinker for about 20 years and started buying some unusual casks a few years ago, with the idea of setting up a small "boutique" whisky company when I retired. Anyway, long story short, I lost my job so I'm doing it a bit early now. Still beats working in IT :)
Starting to use my new found "free time" to get involved in whisky communities, set up the website in readiness for the whiskies etc. Speaking of which the website is here...kelpiewhisky.com but nothing to buy (yet!)
In the meantime, I'm hoping to chat on here.
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Welcome, @KelpieWhisky! Sweet profile picture.
Did you have that name already picked out before Ardbeg released their "Kelpie"?
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@KelpieWhisky Welcome Nick. This is a really great and helpful community.
@KelpieWhisky - Good luck to you in your new venture and welcome! I'm a fairly new member myself but have to say they are a friendly and helpful lot.
Will we be seeing 'mates rates'?
@KelpieWhisky welcome aboard. I had a quick look at your website - very impressive. The casks sound interesting alright and a nice background story to go with them. Bit of a tease with the countdown until they're available! All the best with your venture and the next part of your journey.
@MadSingleMalt Yes I registered the domain, limited company and everything after years of pondering what to call it... still I like the "story" as you can say "Loch Indaal" when you clearly mean Bruichladdich without getting into trouble
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@RianC - Yeah I suspect no one will end up paying full price, the list of "mates" is growing daily
Thanks @Hewie and @OdysseusUnbound
@KelpieWhisky, Good luck with your endeavor Nick. Hope to see you around Connosr.
@KelpieWhisky - ha! I was only teasing!
Hello there ! Time to introduce myself properly in the discussions section :)
I'm a French gal in her thirties. My job doesn't matter here, but it involves science and writing. I thought I didn't like Whisky (associated in my head with strong alcohols), until someome made me discover Islay's whiskies with their peat and smoke. Since then, I like scotch whiskies for their dynamic taste: it's never flat, it's like tasting something vivid, in movement at each sip. Plus, we lack appropriate words (ie concepts) to describe taste and smell. It's not like sight, or hearing. That makes writing about whisky tasting interesting. It could be interesting to write whole stories from them, from the classical nose/taste/finish.(Just thinking aloud)
Since I tend to be a nerd in everything I do, here I am, trying my best to learn and trying to hone my tasting skills. And reading you. : -)
@WhisQueer Bienvenu à Connosr!
@WhisQueer welcome aboard. I too have a science background and I'm fascinated, not just the science, but also the craftsmanship that goes into producing the huge diversity of whisky. Plenty to be learned here from many who are much more knowledgeable that myself.
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