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how many open bottles do you have?

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number of open bottles in your possession

1
7
8%
2
1
1%
3
7
8%
4
6
7%
5
7
8%
6
5
6%
7
5
6%
8
3
4%
9
4
5%
10
2
2%
more than 10
18
21%
more than 20
20
24%
none
0
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Total votes : 85

how many open bottles do you have?

Postby Marvin » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:40 pm

How many do you have open right now?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:47 pm

Five--that's about usual for me. Many more than that and they're open too long.
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Postby Dubois » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:27 pm

About 35... 8)
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Postby bamber » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:58 pm

About 40 !
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Postby Wave » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:10 pm

About 25 atm, trying to cut some of these back! :wink:


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Postby Jan » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:18 pm

7 right now - which is just about the number I should strive towards in order to ensure they don't go off on me.

But actually I mostly have more open, sometimes up to 15.

I have been a good boy lately and very soon I will go out and purchase a few rewards :lol: :lol:
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Postby Mustardhead » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:24 pm

11 right now - I discovered one today which was in hiding! Probably be 12 by tomorrow night. Several of these have only had a dram take off the top just for testing :)

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Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:19 pm

Just three for me.

Plus the 51 I have behind my bar :D

Mustardhead - what a lovely suprise to discover a sneaky bottle hiding itself :)
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Postby Choochoo » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:13 pm

28 open right now. At some point I'd like to be more in the area of 5 - 10 open bottles at a time.
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:16 pm

3, but they're getting close, 2 of them are anyway. I'll be opening another in the next week or 2 probably.
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Postby TheLaddie » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:23 am

26 but I'm gonna try and narrow it down a bit having read Mr T's enlightening posts on how whisky can deteriorate once opened. I think I have too many open and don't drink it very fast so I'm risking them going off a bit through neglect and that would be shameful. :oops:
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Postby Mustardhead » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:27 am

TreacleSponge wrote:Just three for me.

Plus the 51 I have behind my bar :D

Mustardhead - what a lovely suprise to discover a sneaky bottle hiding itself :)


51 :D Now that sounds good

The sneaky one is a litre of Glen Moray Chardonnay so nothing amazing but even so, nice to find, and about 3/4 full too :)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:50 am

TheLaddie wrote:26 but I'm gonna try and narrow it down a bit having read Mr T's enlightening posts on how whisky can deteriorate once opened.


Uh oh... :shock: someone's paying attention? I better start watching what I say!

I'm hardly the expert, TL, but I read what other people say here and try to take a variety of opinions and experiences into account when I shoot my mouth off. Even so, sometimes I'm just plain wrong! It's true! As far as bottles deteriorating, I would say that having a bottle open a long time increases the chance that it will go off, and more so as the level gets lower. Some here have reported bottles open for two or three years without harm. I say why take the chance? More than once I've been offered a dram from someone's prized bottle of Snackitty Bockitty, only to taste a whisky that has long gone by. And of course, the special ones are exactly what we try to save for the longest time.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:05 am

MrTattieHeid wrote: More than once I've been offered a dram from someone's prized bottle of Snackitty Bockitty, only to taste a whisky that has long gone by. And of course, the special ones are exactly what we try to save for the longest time.

Snackitty Bockitty LOL! There's every reason to worry when they start smell like batter cakes - or even worse; grandpa's ford pickup .........
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Postby Thesh » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:06 am

I have over 60 open bottles. I would keep it down, but limiting myself to a dozen whiskies doesn't seem right. Then again, most of my whiskies aren't really close to being empty. My Lagavulin is getting to the point where I should just finish it off (it has been open for over a year); maybe I should buy a new bottle and do a blind tasting to see how much of a difference there is.
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Postby TheLaddie » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:27 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:Even so, sometimes I'm just plain wrong! It's true!


I know. You have disagreed with me on several occasions... :wink:
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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:00 am

Eight open, which I am trying to make my max. After sending off holiday samples, I may be able to open another one or two in a few weeks....
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:01 pm

21 at the mo .....


Usually hovers around the 20 mark
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:12 pm

Just three open at the moment, that's because I re-stock at this time of year when there a lot of deals on offer.
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Postby Scotchio » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:27 pm

About 20, although I aim to keep it down to 14,there's an overlap as some get to dregs and new bottles open.Also a silly number of minis at present many of which have already been opened and sniffed,in the case of the Ledaig 73 and 18, repeatedly. infact they smell so good I'm afraid to drink them.
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Postby Cam » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:32 pm

I have 12 open. Of course I only have 12 different SM's in the cabinet. Can't seem to bring home anything new without giving it a try right away.

At the moment I'm snowed in by 2 1/2 feet of snow. Good time to sit back with a dram or three. Too much snow for me to shovel.

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Postby gregralls » Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:58 am

i actually have 0 right now. i'm still new to this (and not blessed with a large wallet), so i usually buy one at a time. in the last few months, i've worked through several bottles of auchentoshan select & just finished a bottle of glenmorangie 10-year. when i voted yesterday, i still had a little wild turkey 101 that i finished last night. for the near future, i'll only be drinking single malts, anyway.
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Postby Admiral » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:27 am

Hmmm...as I write this, 50% of respondents account for 10 bottles or more.

It's good to see that we're serious! :D

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Postby gregralls » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:50 pm

i now have 2. laphroaig & talisker - 10-year-olds both.
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Postby vitara7 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:59 pm

one ata time for me... im too ight to open any more at a time in case of any waste. and right now its an old fav, talikser 10yo
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Postby Mark » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:37 am

I have 3 open just now. I very rarely have more than 3 bottles open at any one time, it only happens if i am close to polishing one of the open bottles off and i get impatient if i have a bottle waiting to be tasted i havent had before.

I must say i find it a little surprising the amount of bottles some of you in this poll have open.

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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:12 am

TheLaddie wrote:26 but I'm gonna try and narrow it down a bit having read Mr T's enlightening posts on how whisky can deteriorate once opened. I think I have too many open and don't drink it very fast so I'm risking them going off a bit through neglect and that would be shameful. :oops:


I thought the forum would like to know that since posting this I have opened another 3 bottles and now have 29 open.

So much for narrowing it down... :?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:48 am

Attaboy! I'd be happy to stop by next year and help you out, but aside from Heathrow, I've never been south of York.
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Postby Admiral » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:30 am

Oi, Tattie....what are you doing here? I thought you eschewed the polls?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:44 am

Well, it's just a matter of counting. It's the "favorite this" or "best that" that I can't vote on!
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Postby EdipisReks » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:54 am

i currently have 10 bottles of SMS and 2 bottles of bourbon open.
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Postby lapianoman » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:32 pm

I have 7 open at the moment, but 2 are almost gone. I try to keep a range of styles available (a few Islays, a sherried or 2, and an obligatory bourbon.)
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Postby gregralls » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:37 pm

interesting thread. i usually just buy 'em & drink 'em, so i can't foresee myself ever having more than a bottle or two open at any given time.
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Postby Jesse » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:33 pm

6 bottles, but the Tomintoul 16 is getting to that lonely low level. I rarely let a bottle last more than 2 months, and I always finish the last 2 drams quickly to prevent it from "going off" (sounds like a viagara dosage problem). All that leaves me is the Johnnie Walker sample pack and a fresh bottle of the Peat Monster :twisted: Santa better bring some Lagavulin!
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Postby Frodo » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:54 pm

4 Bottles open here. 2 rum, 2 scotch...
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