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The age of your collection

Postby Scotty Mc » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:16 pm

It's Sunday evening, I'm bored and I've finished all my Kopparberg Pear Cider :cry: :lol:

As I am bored, I have decided to see how old my collection is as a whole. This would be calculated from the age statement but as we know, they could contain older whiskies.
Based on 50 bottles (7 are with no age statment), my collection is at least 512 years old :shock:, giving an average age of 11.9 years per bottle.

I cannot be bothered to work out the RRP then the price per year :lol:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:36 pm

Good grief, can I really work this one out?

358 bottles with various ages ranging from 7 years to something like 45 years, although at a guess I would estimate and average of somewhere around 14 years.

Maybe one day I really will work it out exactly.
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Postby Scotty Mc » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:44 pm

Good man! :lol:

It's your call, although I wouldn't envy you :wink:
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Postby hpulley » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:06 pm

22 bottles with age statements, 346 years for a 15.7 year average.

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Postby Frodo » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:36 pm

Harry - I'm shocked! I thought you don't squirrel bottles away...
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:56 pm

With a mere 22 bottles, he looks a lot more like the grasshopper than the ant to me. :wink: How many of those are open, Harry? And how many are dupes from case purchases?
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Postby hpulley » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:59 pm

14 open at the moment counting full sized bottles only (not samples and minis). Oh, and counting scotch only here. There are a few open bottles of non-scotch around but I don't go to them often.

The only one I have more than one backup of is Glen Garioch 17yo DTC because no one else wants any of that case I picked up! I have one backup of Ardbeg Uigeadail and one of DTC '81 Glenugie. The other 15 types have no backups.

What _is_ rare for me these days is the number I have unopened: 10 bottles, most taken up by the 4 backup Glen Gariochs. I've had all of them before or have another bottle open already but I have 4 bottles right now which are unopened and are their only representitive. I may save my Rosebank for spring (or may not) and am saving a bottle of '91 9yo Ardbeg to compare to Ardbeg Almost There 9yo next year. I'm sure I'll open a bottle of Bruichladdich soon but have none open at the moment (two closed).

Several bottles are just about done too. Sad state of affairs, really...

When my case of ASY arrives the average age of my collection will drop for a while.

I am certainly more the grasshopper than the ant though in some versions of the story the ant becomes the hopper's meal... any ants have any nice bottles to pass on??? ;)

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Postby Frodo » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:46 am

hpulley wrote:The only one I have more than one backup of is Glen Garioch 17yo DTC because no one else wants any of that case I picked up!

Harry


HEY!!!
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Postby TheLaddie » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:31 am

OK. Now my head hurts...

69 of 90 bottles have age statements.

Total 944 years. Average 13.7 years for each of the bottles with age statements.

I need to go out and buy 56 years worth of whisky for a nice milestone. :)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:37 pm

I spent way too long figuring this out, proving once again that I don't have enough to do. There is a little guesswork involved on several vintage-dated bottles, and I assumed an average of eight years old for eleven NAS bottles--these include AVY and Oogling, which obviously are younger; Glenmorangie wood finishes, reputed to be tens, anyway; and a few others. 81 bottles, ranging from 6 to 30 years old (emptied the Sig Islay 5 in September!), every possible age between but 8, 9, 19, and 23; totalling 1246 years in the barrel (and considerably more, considering the youngest etc) for an average age of 15.38. Interestingly, the median bottle--#41 of 81--is 15.

11 NAS
11 12yo
9 10yo
6 15yo
6 18yo
5 16yo
5 25yo
4 17yo
4 24yo
3 13yo
3 14yo
3 20yo
2 21yo
1 ea 6, 7, 11, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30yo

I was going to weight for half bottles and such but figured this was anal enough!
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Postby Thesh » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:51 pm

476 years for the stuff that has age statements on the bottle, although there are quite a few that don't.
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Postby Aidan » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:57 pm

The average age of my collection is 2 years. Have I done something wrong?
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Postby dram_time » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:06 pm

55 Bottles with age statments,

856 total 'whisky' years,

15.5 year old average,

Interestingly, i don't realy consider myself a drinker of 'older' malts, and was a bit shocked that the average came out at 15 years.


So who else is going to own up to having all their 'whisky bottle' info in a spread sheet, I added a total cost colum a few months back :shock: It's amazing how it all adds up !!

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Postby dram_time » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:12 pm

Just made a chart from the age column, and the most 'hits' were grouped arround 10-12 years,

How sad am I.

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Postby TheLaddie » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:20 pm

Aidan wrote:The average age of my collection is 2 years. Have I done something wrong?


Yes
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:23 pm

dram_time wrote:Just made a chart from the age column, and the most 'hits' were grouped arround 10-12 years,

How sad am I.

Dt.


No sadder than I--we have pretty similar results. Expect most folks with a like number of bottles will be much the same.
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Postby TheLaddie » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:24 pm

dram_time wrote:So who else is going to own up to having all their 'whisky bottle' info in a spread sheet, I added a total cost colum a few months back :shock: It's amazing how it all adds up !!

Dt.


I have mine on an access database rather than a spreadsheet. I did this so I can't easily sum up the total cost.

I really don't wanna know... :o
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:26 pm

thought about giving this thread a go, but couldnt do the formula on my excell spreadsheet. thought about doing it the old fashioned way, but at just under 450 bottles in my collection, i dont have a spare day... :?
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:59 am

Yes another spearsheet man here :D

but to be quite honest I not that bored :lol:
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Postby Thesh » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:08 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:but to be quite honest I not that bored :lol:


Holier than thou, are we? >:(


:)


I'm sobering up while I'm cooking a pork roast. After I finish this, I will bring meself back to drunk while I watch Dexter (finally a show where I can relate to the main character).
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Postby Jan » Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:28 am

488 years for my collection.

And the average? .... 15,74 years :D

And yes - spreadsheets rule :lol:
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Postby Aidan » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:32 am

TheLaddie wrote:
Aidan wrote:The average age of my collection is 2 years. Have I done something wrong?


Yes


Could it be that I rounded pi down to 3?

If I do my calculation again, and it still works out as 2, does that mean my collection is technically not whisky and I should dispose of it?
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Postby MacChristensen » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:32 am

1121 years in total - 20.38 in average

Thanks EXCEL...... :lol:

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Postby TheLaddie » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:51 am

Aidan wrote:
TheLaddie wrote:
Aidan wrote:The average age of my collection is 2 years. Have I done something wrong?


Yes


Could it be that I rounded pi down to 3?

If I do my calculation again, and it still works out as 2, does that mean my collection is technically not whisky and I should dispose of it?


Try rounding it up to 4 :wink:
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Postby bamber » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:26 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:I was going to weight for half bottles and such but figured this was anal enough!


I assume you weighted for proof though.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:01 pm

Thesh wrote:
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:but to be quite honest I not that bored :lol:


Holier than thou, are we? >:(


:)





Oh but of course my son .......


you can call me Father IWC :lol:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:41 pm

bamber wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:I was going to weight for half bottles and such but figured this was anal enough!


I assume you weighted for proof though.


Oh blast....
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Postby Scotty Mc » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:40 pm

Nice to see I've given you chaps something to do :wink: :lol:

Although I haven't gone as far as a spreadsheet, I may do for insurance purposes :wink:

At least we're all sad together :shock: :lol:
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:50 pm

2600 years there abouts but the average age is pulled down the the cases of aberlour abunadh batch # 14 and Laphroaig Quarter Cask, avergae of 12 years.
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Postby Scotty Mc » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:56 pm

Lawrence wrote:2600 years


Eeek :shock:

I would estimate around 220 bottles?
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Postby dram_time » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:25 pm

That's alot of 'yearage' lawrence!!

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Postby Jacques » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:59 am

I also wanted to find out my numbers.... interesting...
541 years with an average of 16.4 and most incredibbly an average of 135 years per month since I began 4 months ago..... I wish I could keep up with the pace, but......!!!!! don't earn enough....LOL....

oooh and by the way, i did manage to drink about 50 years in the mean time....(of course not counted...!!!)
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Postby Lawrence » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:14 pm

Scotty Mc wrote:
Lawrence wrote:2600 years


Eeek :shock:

I would estimate around 220 bottles?


Eeeek, you're right!
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Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:49 am

Lessee, 1560 years divide by 119( musing under breath...)
Okay, 13.11 years per bottle.
Average cost of $100.00 per bottle... $12,000.00 replacement cost. :shock:
Ouch!
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Postby Scotty Mc » Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:04 pm

Lawrence wrote:
Scotty Mc wrote:
Lawrence wrote:2600 years


Eeek :shock:

I would estimate around 220 bottles?


Eeeek, you're right!


Not hard really :lol:
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