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Are you a Whisky Drinker or a Whisky Collector?

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Are you a Whisky Drinker or Whisky Collector?

I am a Whisky Drinker.
I am a Whisky Collector.
I am both a Whisky Drinker and Whisky Collector.
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Re: Are you a Whisky Drinker or a Whisky Collector?

Postby MacLlyr » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:57 am

I collect so that I can drink exceptional whisky in the future!
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Re: Are you a Whisky Drinker or a Whisky Collector?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:40 pm

woodhill wrote:I'm glad we have established one thing.

There is nobody here who collects but doesn't drink!

Cheers :thumbsup:

We have one of these now, according to the poll. But I suspect there are rather more of them around these days...
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Re: Are you a Whisky Drinker or a Whisky Collector?

Postby vengey » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:49 am

It's a difficult question to answer, for me anyway.

If I buy 5 or so bottles, I will see which ones I really like and then order another 2. I sell it to myself with the following line "well, it might not be readily available in the near future"

Of course, it also helps knowing that good Whisky doesn't really lose it's value and is likely to only gain. So, in my mind, I'm not really spending money, I'm investing :D
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Re: Are you a Whisky Drinker or a Whisky Collector?

Postby smokey » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:45 am

Been a long time gents. I've left Japan. Wonderful country. Terrible laws regarding children and custody when things can't be reconciled. I've landed back in the states, and am raising two small children by myself. I appreciate those that say whisky should be consumed and not hoarded, their sentiment that is, but after seeing what the card series went for in the last auction in Hong Kong, I feel luc..... no. That's not the right word. I haven't felt lucky for years. I feel validated.
I no longer have the resources I once did. After lawyers and the transition that was every bit as difficult as I had expected, it turns out that those bottles of whisky may be the one thing that can get me on my feet. I did get those 3 kings back, as well as quite a few others including the ace that someone paid very dear for a few weeks ago. To drink that whisky now?? I couldn't. It would be irresponsible. It could put my lawyer in my rearview mirror, get me the tools that I need for my new career, and I'd still have enough to get a case of green spot, which I truly miss, having consumed the three bottles I brought over years ago.
Gotta catch up and see what Badmonkey and the Admiral have posted.
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Re: Are you a Whisky Drinker or a Whisky Collector?

Postby » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:52 pm

I have a reconnaissance/acquisition mindset...I drink first, but if I find something I really like I'll buy another bottle and put it away. I'm about 9 years in now at 45 years of age, and at some years later point will start cracking the bottles I've saved. I only have 15 or so bottles so far, so I'm not collecting at a rapid rate at all...maybe one or two a year.

My intention is not to hoard against future value, but rather to get a second chance at something really good later, and to trigger memories of good times gone by. There's nothing like smell and taste to take you back in time, and I should have a lovely stockpile of bottled memories to get through a few years from now.

And of course it keeps rolling...find a good'un, put another away. I hope my daughter drinks whisky one day :).
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Re: Are you a Whisky Drinker or a Whisky Collector?

Postby Ivan the Immigrant » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:12 am

Drinker here... :D
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Re: Are you a Whisky Drinker or a Whisky Collector?

Postby noface0711 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:14 pm

I voted for both, but I collect those whiskies I like drinking so if the collecting goes tits up I can drown my sorrows with whisky I should at least enjoy.
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