Willie JJ wrote:For those sitting happily in stage 3, it might be a wake up call to note that the following features of stage 3:
He may drop $1000 or more in a single liquor store visit. Cases of whisky begin filling his closets; he may invest in industrial grade shelving to store his malts.
lead rapidly to these features of stage 4:
probably has more whisky stored than he can drink in the remainder of his lifetime. ... Bank accounts are drained, maybe carrying a balance on credit cards or a second (or third) mortgage to finance his malt aquisitions.
The transition is swift one folks. Be careful out there
(Quotes copyright of Dr. Entropy: The Evolution of the Single Malt Fanatic)
1. Getting to the point where you've purchased more than you can possibly drink in a lifetime.
laddie teun wrote:1. Getting to the point where you've purchased more than you can possibly drink in a lifetime.
ah well, whisky is best enjoyed in good company anyway
laddie teun wrote: for my 450 whiskies (all open).
jhershauer wrote:Warning to fellow whisky newcomers. This was my whisky counter for this year's New Year party (and there are several other bottles not out for the party).
Last year, there were 5 bottles.
dramtastic wrote:Ok, I am now up to whatever stage is.............
Where you set the alarm on your phone(vibrate so the missus can't hear it), put it close to your body so you can feel it, and then get up some time in the middle of the night( 'cause you know what time the bidding on that whisky finishes) and live bid for some obscure Japanese whisky on an obscure Japanese website. Sometimes last minute bid and counter bid for half an hour or so. Oh and I really can't afford it but am ready to not eat for a few days to do so!
We might call this stage.............I'M A LOST CAUSE!
Muskrat Portage wrote:Yes, I have more whisky than I could drink in my lifetime. Looking forward to invading Scotland this fall.
Ganga wrote:Is there a Stage 6? You know, where you return to warn others like the Ghost of Marley.
Rob B wrote:Stage 2.
I am still very much finding my way and have a long way to go to consider that I might become a connoissuer. There is an element of collector in me, but in the sense of squirrel rather than nut. When I have found a whisky I really like, and if the price is tempting, I will buy a couple of bottles for a rainy day.
I began with the Islays and Islands, finding peat and pepper to be distinctly moorish, but of late I have started to discover the delights of the sherry monsters. I don't think of this as me learing to become a connoisseur, more a case of me being an enthusiastic amateur explorer.
The most I have spent to date on a bottle has been about £50 and although more expensive bottles have found their way into various on line shopping baskets, the nerve has not held.
Were I to stop buying, I have enough whisky salted away to keep me going at current levels of consumption for about 5 years. Given the range of whiskies sitting on the shelves however, I would consider it more a stash than a collection.
So in summary, a stage 2 explorer with squirrel like tendencies.