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    It's interesting what's considered a beginners whisky. My first (after the Bells I used to spike my coffee with) was talisker 10 yo which isn't usually recommended for beginners. My second was laphroaig 10 yo. Anyone else remember their first? Was it a typical beginner whisky?

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    I started with a highland park 12 and would certainly recommend it to others. Looking forward to an older HP at some point...

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    That's a lie. I started out drinking my mum's laphroaig 10 year old. The first bottle I went out and bought was an HP 12

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    Johnnie Walker red for me - I believe I was 8 or 9 at the time, it was new year's eve and I rather liked it when one of our guests let me have a taste
    After the party that night the leftover bottle was in my room, so when I got up I had another swig along with some leftover roasted peanuts that were on the table next to it... and then repeated it few times throughout that day. And that was the beginning of a life long ongoing relationship

    These days when I'm in the mood for blended I go for the Johhnie Black, but I think the next time I'm in the store I'll pick a bottle of the red for the good old times' sake

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    Oh, how did this become a new thread? I thought I was posting in the whisky thread. Did it get moved or did I just post wrong? Ah well, carry on, I'm still up for some chatter.

    By the way, Bell's and coffee doesn't taste as good as I remembered.

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    For beginners, "whisky".

    For advanced drinkers, "whiskey".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMoo View Post
    For beginners, "whisky".

    For advanced drinkers, "whiskey".
    I'm not sure I agree with that, but then I'm not sure if the Jack Daniels and Jim Beam I've tasted would really represent whiskey to it's fullest. What whiskey would you recommend for a more advanced drinker?

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    What makes you say that scotch whisky and the like is for beginners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMoo View Post
    For beginners, "whisky".

    For advanced drinkers, "whiskey".
    ???

    I'm similarly confused by this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekiel81 View Post
    Oh, how did this become a new thread? I thought I was posting in the whisky thread. Did it get moved or did I just post wrong? Ah well, carry on, I'm still up for some chatter.
    It seems that it's a fairly different topic that deserves its own thread.

    The scotch/whiskey of the day thread already has close to 800 posts. Keeping separate topics to separate threads and splitting them in different sections makes the site useable.

    Just imagine if all posts were in one giant thread - that wouldn't work at all.

    Similarly some people start the same conversation in a number of different sections. They think that the extra exposure will give them better answers, which obviously is not the case. When this happens the duplicates are deleted and the multiple threads merged in a single one.

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