View Full Version : A quick intro from NYC

12-07-2006, 23:18
I joined this forum a few months ago after returning from a visit to Japan looking for the IW Harper brand in the States.

Prior to joining, I've had several bourbons since I work a few blocks from one of the best whiskey retailers in NYC (LeNells). My first bottles were the 1849 and the Wellers Centennial. Then I moved onto the EC18 and the ER 101. I've tasted others and at the moment the Pogue stands out.

I currently have four (half empty) bottles in my bar... Pure Kentucky, 1849, EC18, and Black Maple Hill. I just purchased three other bottles today... Wellers Centennial, ER 101, and the Rittenhouse 21 so I won't feel bad finishing off the other four bottles.

I also enjoy scotches particularly from the Islay region. My two favorites are the Lagavulin 16 and the Laphroaig cask strength 10-year.

Oh, lastly, I really enjoy pairing cigars with the bourbons and scotches.

Anyway, hello to you all!

12-09-2006, 08:23
Well Hello to you as well. You are lucky to have such a great store down the street. I hope you enjoy your time here.

12-09-2006, 12:08
Howdy! (As we say out here in cowboy country.)

I find it interesting that even though I have a few dozen bourbon/rye bottlings on hand, you've managed to acquire four that I've never had the opportunity to sample or buy -- even in the L.A. area before I moved to the outback two years ago.

You'll be happy to know that I won't be competing with you to acquire either of the scotches you mentioned. :grin: Of the single malts I've tried only Highland Park 12 y/o comes close to making me shell out the big bucks to buy it again. I also enjoy Famous Grouse and JW black; I even consider the FG a good value for the money (around $18 here), a rarity for me where scotch is concerned.

Welcome aboard!

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield