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Repeat Purchase Percentage

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What percentage of your purchases are repeats?

0-20%
42
46%
20-40%
28
30%
40-60%
15
16%
60-80%
6
7%
80-100%
1
1%
 
Total votes : 92

Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby MacAttack80 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:53 pm

Right now I am trying to build a diverse collection so my repeat percentage is 0%. I do plan on replacing the Glenfiddich 15yo Solera and Bushmills Black Bush when the bottle runs dry. :iwbrnt:
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby mikeymad » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:49 pm

0-20%

But it is more like 2-5%...

It is rare that I rebuy... but when I find some things I like at the price I like... I have no problem with the 'give me another bottle of that'

A few:

Lagavulin 16yo (43%, Original Bottling)
Mortlach 12yo 1991 (46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon/Syrah)
Macallan 12yo (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1986 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 25yo (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 30yo (43%, Original Bottling)
Campbeltown Loch 25yo (40%, Blended)
Glenfarclas 11yo 1996 (46%, Original Bottling, Traverso's cask 685)
Dalmore NAS (43%, Original Bottling, Cigar Malt )
Dalmore 12yo (43%, Original Bottling)


Among others..... :wink:


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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:29 am

mikeymad wrote:Mortlach 12yo 1991 (46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon/Syrah)

:mrgreen:

I stock up on things I like that are becoming unavailable, otherwise I don't buy repeats. I quite often get them as presents though.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:57 am

I'm in the 50% bracket. At the liquor store, I invariably buy two bottles, one being an old standby (ie. Teachers) and the other somthing I have never had before.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Klas » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:50 pm

I voted 0-20%. I keep record of all tasted whiskies and re-purchase the ones that I have best enjoyed, if they are affordable. Probably 1 out of 5 bottles are repeat purchases.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:45 pm

I am yet to buy a repeat, but I know I will after a while. I will certainly get another A'bunadh when mine runs dry...
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby badgerbrown » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:57 pm

Thought I would post a review of replies to this re-instated poll to see if anything has changed from the original results. The new results are:

0 to 20% - 14 votes (54%)
20 to 40% - 7 votes (27%)
40 to 60% - 5 votes (19%)
60 to 80% No votes
80 to 100% No votes

The main changes seem to be that votes in the 20 to 40% range have dropped 13% and votes in the 40 to 60% range have increased 11%. Votes in the 0 to 20% range are also up 6% and there are no votes now in the 60 to 80% range.

So it would seem that repeat purchases are more likely now than when this poll was first run. Now the question is, is this a result of the current economic downturn or not? Or is it more a question of availability of different brands in various markets that is affecting this?

I guess it's a difficult question to answer, as most people do replace certain favourites (I know I do with Ardbeg 10) and most people posting here are enthusiasts who want to try as much as possible, so perhaps the poll is a bit loaded in that sense.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:05 pm

All I know is that I didn't hesitate to run out and nab a backup bottle of Ardbeg 10YO when I noticed that local supplies were depleting rapidly, and that I still kick myself for not doing the same when those bottles of Longmorn 15YO began to disappear from the shelves. :(
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby LagaDrinker » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:16 pm

Even if the results are a little loaded I still think it is an interesting point for discussion.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Rob B » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:50 am

Relatively speaking, whisky is a finite resource, so when I have found an expression I like, I have bought a couple of bottles put away to enjoy in later years when funds are tighter, and at which time the whiskies may not be available.

However I will observe that I am in the process of becoming an enthusiast, so maybe my buying pattern will change as my tastes develop.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby scotchdrinker » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:35 pm

I don't purchase a lot of whisky. Usually, it is a gift and most people buy me Johnnie Walker Blue Label. I have been drinking whisky for about 10yrs now and have tried a lot of different ones. Normally i drink it with my father who has a lot of Single Malts in his collection.

My favorites are:
Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish
Macallan 12yo
Tormore 11yo
Johnnie Walker Green
Johnnie Walker Blue

I don't like:
Oban 14yo
Taliskar 10yo

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should try to broaden my horizons? Also any suggestions on good shops to go to in the New York Tri-State Area.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:59 pm

The horizon is as broads as you want, Scotchdrinker!

From lighter whiskies from the "Lowlands" to the rugged, peaty , smoky Islay giants, there's soooo much to experience! From "official bottlings" to single cask independent bottlings...from "standard strength(40-46%) to cask strength( up to 64%) From unfinished whiskies like the Gelnmorangie standard(I see you like the Glenmorangie Portwood. this too was one of my early favourites - too bad it's discontinued|!)...to "sherry monsters" like the Aberlour Abunadh, matured exclusively in sherry casks and bottled at@ 60% abv...

Glenmorangie have a replacement for the Portwood, a little stronger at 46%, which you might try, called "Quinta ruban". I actually preferred their original...but in the same range is the excellent, rather sweet "Nectar D'Or" finished in "Sauternes"(sweet 'pudding' wine) casks, and the "Lasanta" finished in "sherry" casks.

It's a jorney which can take you in many directions. Highland Park, especially the 18, is highly thought of, but if you don't like Oban and Talisker, it may not be to your tastes...though in time your tastes will change.

It's worth giving your tastebuds a shock with a dram of the "big three" peatmonsters from south Islay - Lagavulin 16, Laphroaig 10, or Ardbeg 10 at some point, just to see what's out there at the other end of the scale...but take it slow! Beneath the medicinal, iodine-y maritime flavours lie subtle sweet or citric notes...and a clean, reassuring finish that sometimes lasts 'til next week! Not "easy drinkers" to begin with, but fascinating nonetheless!

Whatever you end up liking, there'susually a cask strength version, or something close, available.

Also, from your preferences so far, I would definitely recommend the Glenfiddich 15 "Solera Reserve." The best easily available 'fiddich..and a lovely round, sweetish balanced dram. Easy, and classy!
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Iain » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:51 pm

0-20% mostly!

Methinks this is a site predominately visited by whisky tarts.

Ooh! you are awful...

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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:48 am

Why thanks, Iain! I am sweet and tasty. :lol:

0-20 here. But that will probably change when my seven bottles of Talisker 18 arrives. And I think the percentage will go up as I've found my affordable favourites, not to mention that really fine whisky served to my mediocre palate and nose is pearls to a swine. But I will still try new expressions from my favourite distilleries and others too.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Doug1937 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:05 am

The only repeats I've made are Laphroaig 10 and Lagavulin 16, primarily because I can get those rather inexpensively plus I want to try as many different expressions as possible. However, I wouldn't mind a repeat purchase of the following:

Ardbeg 10
Dalmore 12
Dalwhinnie 15
Caol Ila 12 (any Islay, for that matter)
Famous Grouse
Glenmorangie 10
Highland park 12
Macallan 12
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby smn » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:26 pm

About half of my purchases and about a quarter of my cupboard contents are repeats. I like to have some familiar daily drams and spice that up with some exploration, which often leads to finding new daily drams and the old daily drams will be phased out.

Stuff that can currently be found in my cupboard that are repeats include Ardbeg Ten, Ardbeg Uigeadail, Balvenie Doublewood, Balvenie Rumwood, Hazelburn 8, Highland Park 18, Laphroaiq QC, Longrow 10 100proof, Longrow CV, Springbank 15, Springbank 1997, Talisker DE.

Stuff that have been repeated often but are not there are bottles like Balvenie 10, Balvenie 21 Portwood, Ben Nevis 10, Bowmore 12, Bruichladdich 10 & 12, Caol Ila 12, Clynelish 14, Glenfiddich 15, Glenmorangie 10, Highland Park 12, Laphroaig 10, Lagavulin 16, Macallan 10, Springbank 10, Talisker 10, Yoichi 10.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby ClubSmed » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:28 pm

As I am new to this I am not repeating many of my purchases while I try new whiskies to add to my (slowly) growing collection
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby newdad » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:15 pm

I'm new to scotch and I'm trying to try everything I can. That said, I live in the great state of Pennsylvania; here we have a state controlled liquor system and selection is pretty lousy. I have decided I don't want to be out of Glenmorangie Original or HP 12...ever. At least for now :)
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Liechtenstein » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:07 pm

I am a long time whisky drinker and repeat purchase only Lagavulin 16 and Crown Royal.

:shock: Crown Royal? yes...it is my everyday-relaxing-whisky.

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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby hearts151 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:11 am

What would mine be? Its technically 0% (only been drinking for 3 years, my bottles are on my whiskybase wish list) but have a few bottles just now which I definately want to replace, but havent done so yet, so will be over 20% come a few months!
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby dramtastic » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:50 am

ClubSmed wrote:As I am new to this I am not repeating many of my purchases while I try new whiskies to add to my (slowly) growing collection




Same here.

Repeat purchases have been,

Laga 16, OMC Macallan 21 1985, Hart Brothers Springbank 11 1995, Springbank 15, BNJ, Aberlour 10.

Others that will be repeat purchases are,

JW Green
Glenlivet Nadurra
Aberlour A'bunadh
Laphroaig QC
Balvenie 15 SB
Talisker 10/18
Balblair 97
Longrow CV
Yoichi 12
Nikka Whisky From The Barrel
Nikka Pure Malt Black

There would be more Japanese whiskys that I've tried on the list but I can't purchase them in Australia and they are hard to buy even in Japan.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Ganga » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:30 pm

Previously I rarely bought a second bottle of anything. However, over the last two years, maybe a little less, I've been repurchasing quite a bit or buying two at a time. This period would likely represent more than 50% of my purchases.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:28 am

If itsa good, I buy again...if itsa bad I don't buy again!
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:47 am

At the moment, I have never repeated a purchase, and I will continue to buy different bottles for a long time, I hope.
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:04 pm

Man, a home without an Ardbeg 10 is not a home!
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby AdamMY » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:20 am

I said 40-60%, but I agree with something said earlier "there is so much to taste."

I have to say 40-60% as currently I can not afford alot of high end bottles, or I picked up bottles on closeout and such so they are either a rare treat or no longer available. But Why I say my retry rate is so high, is this is based off of not only what I have rebought, but bottles, I look at and say... "Yes I will re-buy you without thinking about it." :iwbrnt:
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Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:10 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Man, a home without an Ardbeg 10 is not a home!

Don't worry, I'm not going to invite you to my home!!
Maybe you are right, but I am more tempted by the bottles I don't know, and they are too many!
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