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How do you Display your collection?

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How do you show your collection of whisky?

On display, alphabetically. It's easier to replace them.
5
4%
On display, by region.
29
22%
Where-ever I can find room, in the dining hutch, under the stairs, wherever there's room
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45%
Hidden away under lock and key for safety.
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13%
I drink what I buy so don't waste the space.
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5%
It's none of your business.
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3%
You have enough to display? What's the address?
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7%
 
Total votes : 130

Postby vitara7 » Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:14 pm

AVB wrote:I'm slowly closing in on 200 bottles, far more then I ever thought to have. The first 150 or so are nicely arranged in order in bookcases but the rest are finding homes wherever I can fit them. I'll have to do something soon though because the evil eye from the better half is getting pretty intense.


as soon as you find room for the rest of the bottles, graduly youll build up more bottles and have to find room for them too.

ive converted two walk in closets floor to celing shelfs all the way round for my lot, and ive still got about 150 bottles up the loft...
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby IainB » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:56 pm

On a big 'ol bookshelf that used to be in the living room. Got rid of the books down to a bedroom, moved the shelf into my "bar" and loaded it up. It's not perfect, as the whiskies are now 3 deep on some shelves.

Then I've a few other smaller shelves with a couple of bottles on them, and finally the "special" bottles are safely hidden away.
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby zippy » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:18 pm

I have a nice cool cupboard in the corner of the kitchen for the bottles, plus there are usually one or two around in the living room. I don't order them or anything, it's more a case that the ones I have recently had are at the front. As I usually only have around a dozen open and I am not a collector, this works out fine. I don't really feel the need to display them, particularly as certain friends and family members would assume that I have a drink problem!
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby lincoln imp » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:27 pm

I split them up like football divisions.
Premier league whisky = Cask strength, collectables and favourites.
1st division = Whisky that i dram on a regular basis.
2nd division = The ones that i have tried but do not really like but am willing to try again.
And finally
Blue Square Conference whisky. The ones that are just plain bad, cheap or nasty.Mind my brother always appreciates these when he gets them for nowt.
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby mattbuty » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:13 pm

Mine are gradually filling up the floor in the lounge.

So far there are 20 whiskys, 8 brandies, 5 rums and 5 vodkas. I need to sort this out before the divorce papers are served... :thumbsup:

What are the best conditions for keeping the boxes nice?
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby les taylor » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:18 pm

mattbuty wrote:Mine are gradually filling up the floor in the lounge.

So far there are 20 whiskys, 8 brandies, 5 rums and 5 vodkas. I need to sort this out before the divorce papers are served... :thumbsup:

What are the best conditions for keeping the boxes nice?



Matt somewhere dry, cool and not in direct sunlight. My collection is in my office in the north facing part of the house.

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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby les taylor » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:20 am

Willie your a poet
and you don't know it.


Willie welcome. And it's good to see you on the forums. It's always good to see an enthusiast makes his way to the forums.



:)
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:39 pm

Looking at this discussion witha different hat on, one of bar owner as opposed to collector, I have realised that the bottles in The Arc are displayed by region / style.

On the right of the shelf are Irish whiskies, then come the internationals to their left, then the Scotish ones - working from right to left with Lowlanders and the more gentle / flowery drams, giving way to Speyside and The Highlands, then Islay and the maritime ones (like Old Pulteney) over to the right.

Maybe this calls for a picture?
I'll see what I can do next week.
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby ClubSmed » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:14 am

Mikey, that is pure inspired genius!
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:06 am

Willie and Mikey, you bring whisky drinking to a different level.
8) :thumbsup:
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby scotchdrinker » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:26 pm

Mikey that is a wonderful invention.
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby r900p » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:59 pm

All you need to do now is make it remote controlled and a video link so you'll never have to move from your seat and the video so you can navigate it from room to room.

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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:47 am

That whisky cart is awesome, Mikey! :thumbsup:

I got tired of my old cabinet not displaying the boxes/tubes very well, so I ripped out some books from the shelves and put them there instead:
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby johan brugge » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:05 pm

Nice picture SC, and nice collection too. You're giving me an idea there. I'll have to convince the Mrs. first though.
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby ClubSmed » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:18 pm

Nice idea with the book shelf, as I use ebooks now I have some book shelf space going spare...
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby hyperfuji » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:21 am

at the moment, on the floor in my closet.
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:08 pm

johan brugge wrote:Nice picture SC, and nice collection too. You're giving me an idea there. I'll have to convince the Mrs. first though.


ClubSmed wrote:Nice idea with the book shelf, as I use ebooks now I have some book shelf space going spare...


Thank you gent's! I got another couple of bottles last week so now it's looks a bit crowded. No problem though, I just brought a few bottles up stairs witin easy reach of the computer. :)
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Re: How do you Display your collection?

Postby jazz lover » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:01 pm

Having to store in a climate controlled storage.
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