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What do you do with your empty whisky bottles?

Poll ended at Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:05 pm

Throw it away
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84%
Collect the empty bottles
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8%
Remove labels and paste on a book
1
4%
Reuse the bottle
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4%
 
Total votes : 25

Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby matthew2512 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:42 am

i usually throw away the bottles but sometimes keep the tubes, especially if it a rare one.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby hook55 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:20 am

:oops: Gee! after reading all your posts, I'm not sure if I should tell what I do with my Empties? :empty:

Oh well, I will... I leave the bottles in the tubes and put them on display.. don't have much space for them tho? :( most are on a shelf but my wifes keeps threatening to throw them out if they sit there for a long time! :cry:
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby woodhill » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:41 pm

In my last house I had a ledge running around the walls about 1.5ft from the ceiling and just wide enough for a whisky tube. They were running all around my lounge nrly 100 of them.

Then when I moved I was not allowed to bring them with :|

I tried them on eBay, no one was interested so I binned them.

Now on my cheaper range the tube goes straight in the bin when I open the bottle and the better stock stays in the tube/box until it's empty then all bottles go in the recycling thingy.

the only time I may keep a bottle is when I want to replace it and want to make sure I get the right one.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:24 pm

I like to keep the boxes or tins with the bottles, and I've only emptied out a couple of standard issues. I'm sure that I will keep them until I have too many to justify holding on to them.

The Lagavulin 16, Ardbeg 10 and Laphroaig 10 all went in the bin. I still have the tin from the Bruichladdich 3D2 Moine Mhor I emptied a few weeks ago.

For all you artists out there, cut out a piece from each box you empty, and after about 20-30, you put together a bunch and glue em to some sort of backing and frame it. Might be a nice framed pic for your bar.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby zippy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:59 pm

Sell the empties on ebay so people can make fakes :)

Seriously I can't really see the point of collecting empty bottles or labels. The stuff is there to be drunk! Collecting empty bottles may be a symptom of incipient OCD :)
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:44 pm

You save labels...
Loch Fyne sells packing tape to peel off labels and albums to put them in...

To each their own. I just know Mrs Musky would probably severly hurt me if I started to collect something else. My basement is already full of trains, books and whisky. With a set of railway magazines going back to the 1940's I shouldn't toss stones either.

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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:58 pm

Has anyone really tried those label peeling thing?

I was interested in them at one point, but they were a little pricy, and I would hate to screw it up. I would still maybe like it for my wines.

I have pretty much come down to taking a good digital picture of the bottle when I get it. Then another when I empty it (just to make sure). Then it goes bye-bye.

Not too much room in the townhouse for bottles to be kept. I have too many sealed and opened to worry about the dead ones.... :dead:

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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:04 pm

I think I still have all of mine. My girlfriend thinks I have OCD. Probably...

I like the sound of putting the labels in a book. I think I might try that.

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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby randall fairbrook » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:01 pm

i save tins, no longer save boxes....i have an empty ardbeg 10 bottle but i will toss it soon, i have an unopened replacement....
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby woodhill » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:04 pm

Target Practice :lol:
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby les taylor » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:27 pm

woodhill wrote:Target Practice :lol:


Woody who is the target that you throw them at. :wink:

I like your new signature. :thumbsup:
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby mikeymad » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:53 pm

Nice......

Not the same but you get the idea... :thumbsup:

http://www.rusticranchfurniture.com/candypress/ProdImages/rrf157.jpg

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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:08 am

Improved ambience? Sweet pic.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby woodhill » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:55 am

les taylor wrote:
woodhill wrote:Target Practice :lol:


Woody who is the target that you throw them at. :wink:

I like your new signature. :thumbsup:



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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby les taylor » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:16 am

Collector57 wrote:Yes, should we all adopt that signature as a footnote?



Good idea Nick. :thumbsup:
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby r900p » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:40 am

Guys there is a product out there that removes labels, itc a clear sticky sheet you put over the label then it peels off in one. My father uses it for his wines and always works, touch wood!

These sheets on the reverse have space for tasting notes, vintage and is pucnhed to put into a file.

Sticky sheets and file both available from http://www.presentsformen.com or co.uk

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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby r900p » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:43 am

Just seen C57 post, it the same as the wine peeler. :oops:

I recyle all mine the only thing i recycle, to do paper etc its a hlf hour drive.

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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby woodhill » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:22 pm

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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby les taylor » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:43 pm

Hey J thats one way to use up all your empties. I notice its only a single story dwelling. Can you imagine a 2 story house being built like that. One bottle cracks and they all go. It'd be like the story of the 3 little piggies.


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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:48 pm

Does anyone have good suggestions for books to stick labels in? Where did you get yours and is it a scrapbook-type thing?
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:49 pm

I think I'm also going to stick some candles into some of the nicer ones and spread them around the place.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:15 pm

butephoto wrote:I think I'm also going to stick some candles into some of the nicer ones and spread them around the place.

Trust me, unless your girlfriend has a collection of Mateus bottle candle-holders from the 80s, she is not going to think this is romantic. It's just one step deeper into your OCD.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby Ryguy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:00 pm

I recycle my bottles. Here in Maine they give you $0.15 for each liquor bottle returned and $0.05 for beer cans etc. So when I get around $20 worth, I return them and put the money towards my next purchase. :)
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby woodhill » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:08 pm

Thats 133 bottles of Whisky :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

need any help?
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby Ryguy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:13 pm

woodhill wrote:Thats 133 bottles of Whisky :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

need any help?


I could always use help drinking/enjoying my whisky, so if you're ever in the States (particularly Maine) look me up.

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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby hook55 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:48 am

I leave my empties all around the house, some in the kitchen, lounge and the rest in the bedroom. like to be reminded what I once had :P :smoke:
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby hook55 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:03 am

:D well, I had to clean up the house, the wife was getting mad about all the empty bottles! they is no recycling here that I know of? So i left the bottles next to the garbage bin in the street, after one day they were all gone? the local kids come round and pick up anything they can see and sell it. guess thats the recycling system here?
:P Now I have more room to put the full bottles? (when I get some more) :P
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby LeoDLion » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:39 pm

Now I need to collect my 750ml empties in preparation for bottling my oak barrels that will be maturing in 12 months.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby dylanf84 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:24 am

I'll be keeping my empties. But if I have two empty bottles of something, I'll only keep one of em.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby champa s » Fri May 02, 2008 7:59 am

I normally clean the bottle thoroughly and then do some glass painting on it and use it as a vase for keeping dry flowers or i sometimes put porpourri on the nice looking empty bottles and keep them as decorative items.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby bobbyb » Sun May 04, 2008 9:53 pm

Another right sad sod,I keep my empties in a spare room.

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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby jazz lover » Mon May 05, 2008 2:10 pm

Trash. :dead:
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby WhiskyViking » Sat May 10, 2008 11:16 am

Normal bottles go straight into the recycling bin, but I keep the corks for use if a cork breaks on another bottle.

Smaller bottles (35cl, 20cl and such) are kept for pouring samples into. Also used when the level in the normal bottles get low (pour the whisky into the smaller bottles to hinder too much oxidation).
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby TheTross » Sat May 10, 2008 2:23 pm

I take full-size bottles to the recycling bank. I used to do the same with all bottles, but I now keep miniatures for sample swaps.
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Re: What do you do with the empties?

Postby DanAir » Sun May 11, 2008 7:04 pm

I recycle mine. When I did finish my first ever bottle I remember considering keeping it for posterity but decided against it because I didn't want to become that kind of person (no offense to that kind of person, of course, I'm sure collecting empty bottles is a fascinating and noble hobby :D )
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