I am new to the whiskey scene....Although I spent many a year disprespecting the spirit by mixing it with cola or ginger. A good friend of mine has shown me the light recently however!
My interest in Scotch started when someone gave me a bottle of Glenlivet as a gift. I fully expected to see it take up permanent residence in the back corner of the liquor cabinet. But, the friend mentioned above was over one night and we decided to enjoy! I now have 6 bottles of various scotches, several decent bottles of bourbon, rye and a steady supply of Drambuie for the odd Rusty Nail! A smaller collection I agree....but I see no signs of stopping
I went to a recent KSMS dinner and was completely impressed.....I look forward to future evenings with the group and learning more from the wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm that resides in the Society.
A quick note about me personally.....
I'm 40yrs old, Married, no children (2 Australian Sheppards though). We live just south of Inverary, near collins lake. I'm Originally from Bancroft Ontario, but I have lived in the Kingston area since 1998 (went to St. Lawrence College that year)......so it's my new home! My wife and I both work with the Ministry of Transportation in Kingston. I am a Maintenance Superintendent there covering the area from Camden East to the Quebec border and north to Smiths Falls and Ottawa.
I own or am involved with serveral technology companies in Kingston. Most notably Response IT and Canadian Cloud Backup. My duties now include marketing, net working, community service and partnerships. Looking to increase my enjoyment of the finer things in life.
I've been living in Kingston since 2008 and enjoying all that the city has to offer since then. Cooking, hunting, reading, camping, skiing are all favorite pass times and recently I've gotten into climbing as well - generally anything involving the outdoors holds my interest.
I only discovered that I really enjoy scotch (both single and blended) about four years ago and have never looked back since. I'm always on the lookout to try a new taste, and I was surprised that I enjoy the more heavy, peaty ones most of all.
My wife Shann and I retired in 2007 and moved to Kingston from Thunder Bay in August 2009. I was Professor of Forest Biometrics at Lakehead University until I retired. We have three adult daughters and one granddaughter. Shann and I are both interested in gardening, ballroom dancing, and good food. In addition, I enjoy swimming, golf and chatting on Skype with granddaughter Madeleine Ruth.