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How many bottles of Single Malt do you own?

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How many bottles of Single Malt do you own?

0-5
17
11%
6-10
17
11%
11-20
28
19%
21-50
29
19%
51-100
21
14%
101-150
15
10%
151-200
9
6%
201-350
7
5%
351-500
7
5%
 
Total votes : 150

How many bottles of Single Malt do you own?

Postby corbuso » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:30 am

Everyone is talking a lot about single malt and by curiosity, I would be interested to know how many bottles of single malts do you own (open and sealed).
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Postby GreyArea » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:25 pm

I'm in the '21-50' category, at least for a while...!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:03 pm

About 70. Ideally, I would not have so many, as it feels a little too much like a collection, and I would rather think of it as drinking stock; but circumstances in the past few years led me to stock up. I seem to be at a rough equilibrium now.
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Postby sunsolid » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:01 pm

Sadly, I'm in the 6-10 range for full bottles. Are we counting miniatures?
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Postby sasse » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:10 am

I've got about 80 bottles but its some doubles.

Here is the latest picture on the Whisky´s

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I dont have my latest bought, The Auchentoshan special with Bordeaux barrel.

I have not tasted it yet, it was only 72 of them to Sweden so it little special.

(its also a couple of nice blended like the Blue Label but that dont count´s :wink: )

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Postby GreyArea » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:46 pm

Ooooh. Nice.

Here's a (slightly old) picture of mine:

http://www.UrsaMinorBeta.co.uk/whiskycabinet.jpg

Bought the two cabinets from Ikea on New Year's Eve. <shudder>

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:09 pm

Nice photos, I always like to see bottles on display either behind glass or on a shelf. I have to get off my duff and do something because I have my collection/stock in a cupboard and it's just wrong.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:15 pm

I love the photo, sasse, and enjoy trying to see if I can identify them all. Do you think you can reduce it in size a bit so we can see all of it at once?
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Postby comicmutt » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:15 pm

Great photos! more, please if you've got them out there. I only have 5 bottles now, but I'll probably settle off with about ten at once. That's a good round number for our space situation right now.

I'll just have to drool over the pictures here. :wink:
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How Many bottles ...

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:08 am

Hmmm, Single malts? I guess around 130 at last count not including duplicates for the odd favorite (Signatory Edradour sherry cask1989, Aberlour Abunadh, Mortlach, Port Ellen 21 yo)). Unopened, roughly 2/3 as I prefer not to sample alone and wait until a friend can find time to trundle over.

I'd post a picture but don't have a website yet. Sorry.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:02 am

Kenora?
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Postby Badmonkey » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:06 am

Right now, only 2, though I did convince the neighbour that his Balvenie Doublewood would be safer here than at his apartment. I had to drink off or give away my collection in Tokyo before I returned, thanks to our friends at Canada Border Services.
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Re: How Many bottles ...

Postby GreyArea » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:19 am

Muskrat Portage wrote:Hmmm, Single malts? I guess around 130 at last count not including duplicates for the odd favorite (Signatory Edradour sherry cask1989, Aberlour Abunadh, Mortlach, Port Ellen 21 yo)). Unopened, roughly 2/3 as I prefer not to sample alone and wait until a friend can find time to trundle over.

I'd post a picture but don't have a website yet. Sorry.


If you want, you could email me the picture and I could host it for you?

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Postby Nock » Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:52 am

Right at 20 for the moment (11 are open)
but that 21st is just around the corner
(tomorrow if all works out :wink: )

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Postby jimidrammer » Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:06 pm

84, including reserve bottles. The picture is out of date, though, since they have invaded a sixth shelf!

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Postby Leonidych » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:57 pm

This is part of my collection. Need another book-cabinet to contain all my 150+ bottles...
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Postby MGillespie » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:10 am

Tovarich, that's an impressive collection!

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Postby PoppaMitch » Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:46 pm

I've got just over 150, a third of which were gifts. It has always been my intention to drink these bottles but it has gotten out of hand. At my rate of consumption, I'll finish what I've got in around 50 years. This link shows my display of the cooler ones, but I've got many others stashed around for easy grabbing. What I need is some help drinking some of these, especially the open ones!

tinyurl.com/8zzsb
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:04 pm

Currently 19 in the house. Usually keep to 18 (can't remember why I picked this number).

All but two are open/to be opened soon. The exceptions are "Port Ellen 4th Release" and "Talisker 20yo" - investments?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:26 pm

PoppaMitch wrote:I've got just over 150, a third of which were gifts. It has always been my intention to drink these bottles but it has gotten out of hand. At my rate of consumption, I'll finish what I've got in around 50 years. This link shows my display of the cooler ones, but I've got many others stashed around for easy grabbing. What I need is some help drinking some of these, especially the open ones!

tinyurl.com/8zzsb


Hmmm...Cheshire's not so far....
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How many is too much?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:29 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
PoppaMitch wrote:I've got just over 150, a third of which were gifts. It has always been my intention to drink these bottles but it has gotten out of hand. At my rate of consumption, I'll finish what I've got in around 50 years. This link shows my display of the cooler ones, but I've got many others stashed around for easy grabbing. What I need is some help drinking some of these, especially the open ones!

tinyurl.com/8zzsb


Hmmm...Cheshire's not so far....


Y'know, being a bit north of you, TH ... I could pick you up on the way by.
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Postby MGillespie » Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:32 am

Hmmmm...it's probably about halfway between Philly and Springfield, T...I think we might just be able to help Mitch solve his problem! ;)

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Postby GreyArea » Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:28 am

PoppaMitch wrote:I've got just over 150, a third of which were gifts. It has always been my intention to drink these bottles but it has gotten out of hand. At my rate of consumption, I'll finish what I've got in around 50 years. This link shows my display of the cooler ones, but I've got many others stashed around for easy grabbing. What I need is some help drinking some of these, especially the open ones!

tinyurl.com/8zzsb


Hey, you're in Cheshire! That's only 40 miles away from me, I could help you out.

<checks>

Ah. Not my Cheshire. Damn.

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Postby PoppaMitch » Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:51 pm

Cheshire is not far from Springfield (MA) at all. A bit of a stretch to England, though. If you want to fly over, let me know - I may need you to bring some bottles back!
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Postby Leonidych » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:06 pm

Mark,

Thank you! Yes, I am proud f it. Only collected the stuff that I liked. Maybe a couple of misses among the things I bought blind (like Imperial Private Collection or Knapogue Castle 1992). And that's a working collection: I almost have no unopened bottles in it! :)
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Picture on web

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:43 pm

I, like Greyarea have an older picture of the collection to post for viewing.

Jim has very generously offered to put it on the web for me so it can be shared with the rest of you. There is a newer one but it is too busy and cluttered. so the tidier one is at:

http://www.UrsaMinorBeta.co.uk/halls/thebar.jpg
(Corrected URL Jan 9/05 - Thanks Jim - MP)

The sign is from a friend in the business which I framed in Red Oak. It's biligual, in keeping with Canadian traditions, on the other side, so I framed it with an open back.

Enjoy

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Re: Picture on web

Postby GreyArea » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:53 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:
http//www.UrsaMinorBeta.co.uk/halls/thebar.jpg



(small URL error correction)

http://www.UrsaMinorBeta.co.uk/halls/thebar.jpg

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Thanks Jim

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:00 pm

Thanks Jim, I'm an idiot. Lousy transcriber too! Eh?
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Re: Thanks Jim

Postby GreyArea » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:10 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:Thanks Jim, I'm an idiot. Lousy transcriber too! Eh?
M.P.


You may laugh (in fact I encourage you to) but it took me five minutes of staring at the link before I worked out what was wrong with it, and I do this sort of thing for a living, partly. It's worrying.

Getting back slightly on topic, I've noticed a slight problem with having a collection in a display cabinet (or on show at least) which is: you become slightly less likely to actually drink any of them, in case you accidentally finish one and have to remove it from the others. You find yourself thinking things like "I won't have the Doublewood because there's only a dram or two left in it and it'll leave a gap".

My liver is quite happy about this but my sanity self-checking routines are worried.

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Postby patrick dicaprio » Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:28 pm

i have to say i am amazed at the number of bottles you guys have! i ususally only keep three around, and replace one as i finish it. now i feel so inadequate.....

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Postby patrick dicaprio » Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:29 pm

PoppaMitch wrote:I've got just over 150, a third of which were gifts. It has always been my intention to drink these bottles but it has gotten out of hand. At my rate of consumption, I'll finish what I've got in around 50 years. This link shows my display of the cooler ones, but I've got many others stashed around for easy grabbing. What I need is some help drinking some of these, especially the open ones!

tinyurl.com/8zzsb


feel free to "re-gift" some of those to us!!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:00 am

patrick dicaprio wrote:i have to say i am amazed at the number of bottles you guys have! i ususally only keep three around, and replace one as i finish it. now i feel so inadequate.....


Not inadequate; merely sane. Obviously you don't belong here!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:04 am

Almost at 350, but not quite.
A few are not "Single" malt and a couple are not Malts.

All may be viewed here on my personal website:

http://www.whisky-emporium.com
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:48 pm

I just visited an old friend this weekend, one I turned on to malts a couple years ago. He has exactly one bottle (at present Ardbeg 10). Fourteen guitars, though. Guess he doesn't quite get it yet! I told him he wouldn't qualify as a whisky lover until he had at least as many bottles as guitars. He doesn't drink very much, though, and just now has no one to share with. I'm going to have to bring him some samples, or he'll never learn anything. (For the record, he says he can't imagine anything being better than Ardbeg, so, despite Nick's eyeballs rolling, he's not totally stupid!)
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Postby Badmonkey » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:30 am

I'm at 19 now and the number will soon be 20. I have far more than I need, and far less than I want.
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