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How many open bottles do you normally have?

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How many bottles do you have opened?

Poll ended at Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:02 pm

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2-3
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Total votes : 47

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:05 pm

Not counting the little 'uns, 14 malt and 7 bourbon at the moment.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby SoMK » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:22 am

^Bourbons !? :shock: Heathen !!

:wink:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby UUNetBill » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:38 am

SoMK wrote:^Bourbons !? :shock: Heathen !!

:wink:

At least the ratio is favorable!! :D

And yes, I did read all the posts in the thread before I posted. :P
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:14 pm

SoMK wrote:^Bourbons !? :shock: Heathen !!

:wink:

The whisk(e)y world moves in fashions and fads and I'm just ahead of the times ;)

Seriously, you might not notice when the whiskey PR machines crank up the spin but one day you'll find that bourbon's day has come. And then you bourbon-mockers will be sorry. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon ... :P
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:38 pm

3 at the mo,
Macallan 10 yo
Talisker 10 yo
Laphroaig 10 yo

mmmmmmm :D
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:40 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:
SoMK wrote:^Bourbons !? :shock: Heathen !!

:wink:

The whisk(e)y world moves in fashions and fads and I'm just ahead of the times ;)

Seriously, you might not notice when the whiskey PR machines crank up the spin but one day you'll find that bourbon's day has come. And then you bourbon-mockers will be sorry. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon ... :P


I agree TreacleSponge! Bourbon is fantastic, to be discovered if it hasn't already been by the individual.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Gov » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:37 am

Bourbon takes time IMHO. I am digging the rye heavy stuff at the moment. I started with Makers Mark and was replused! It took me awhile, but then I discovered Wild Turkey :D
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ryguy » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:19 pm

I've been averaging about 34 open bottles lately, it seems to be a comfortable number for me, mostly due to space in the cabinet. Currently I'm at 35, counting single malts only.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby SoMK » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:15 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:The whisk(e)y world moves in fashions and fads and I'm just ahead of the times ;)


Honnestly, that's why the " :wink: " was here for.. I hope good bourbon will be available everywhere and easily. I have a rather soft spot for Evan William, Woodford or the very elusive George Stagg but the chase sometimes is tiresome.. Give us some good stuff !! :lol:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:54 pm

I currently have 22 open bottles.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ryguy » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:03 am

Nice looking setup lohssanami! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby JCSkinner » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:02 am

Er, lemme go look.
Okay, Redbreast 15 yo, Jim Beam Rye, Mellow Corn, Podhreen Mare, Edradour Tokaji finish, and Marks and Spencer Islay 10 yo all open currently.
(Though in my defence, the M+S belongs to the other half really, and the Rye and Corn whiskies were bought out of curiosity and to further my palate training rather than from pure lusting desire.)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby orangedogofglory » Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:33 am

JCSkinner wrote:(Though in my defence, the M+S belongs to the other half really, and the Rye and Corn whiskies were bought out of curiosity and to further my palate training rather than from pure lusting desire.)


no defense needed, mon frere

I think we all have bottles that don't match our collection/aren't to our tastes/we later regret/the spouse picked up/received as a gift/etc.

although, really, M+S? :oops:

...j/k :D
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby woodhill » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:14 pm

I didn't think the M&S Islay was that bad!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby objetti » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:28 pm

I used to have at least 20-30 open bottles of malts at any time but for political reason´s I have had to bring that down to 5-10
If it is not only whisky that counts there is still 20-30 open but the others have been unused (by me) for years (apart for some rhums)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:45 am

I'm shocked! i woulda, coulda, shoulda said 20...but when i counted...28!!

Definite twinge of guilt from this family man over here. I must say i have about 5 less than an eighth full...and one unopened - Talisker 18! two others open anyway - the Ten and 57 degrees...
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby JCSkinner » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:56 am

orangedogofglory wrote:
JCSkinner wrote:(Though in my defence, the M+S belongs to the other half really, and the Rye and Corn whiskies were bought out of curiosity and to further my palate training rather than from pure lusting desire.)


no defense needed, mon frere

I think we all have bottles that don't match our collection/aren't to our tastes/we later regret/the spouse picked up/received as a gift/etc.

although, really, M+S? :oops:

...j/k :D


It's working a treat to be honest. I managed to open up a Green Spot tonight and she was easily distracted by the M+S Islay so that my lovely pot-still went unravaged!
It really isn't great though. I'm no Islay nut, but I've enjoyed Laphraoigs, Bunnahabhains and Bowmores in the past. This tasted like some sort of smoke-damaged lemonade to me. :yuk:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby mikeymad » Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:45 am

Reggaeblues wrote:I'm shocked! i woulda, coulda, shoulda said 20...but when i counted...28!!
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I know how it is Regga... I thought I was getting low, but my list says I have 56 open... I got to say it may be right.

:roll:

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:47 am

mikeymad wrote:
Reggaeblues wrote:I'm shocked! i woulda, coulda, shoulda said 20...but when i counted...28!!
..


I know how it is Regga... I thought I was getting low, but my list says I have 56 open... I got to say it may be right.

:roll:

Cheers,


You have inspired me to open more bottles. Good man!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby mikeymad » Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:59 am

As long as I am an inspiration and the a 'cause'... :-)

It does make it fun and confusing when people come over.... where to start?

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:01 am

It is almost a 2-day event. :shock:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby mikeymad » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:08 am

lohssanami wrote:It is almost a 2-day event. :shock:


Next time my young apprentice.... and we will have to open a few as well....

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:26 am

mikeymad wrote:
lohssanami wrote:It is almost a 2-day event. :shock:


Next time my young apprentice.... and we will have to open a few as well....

Cheers,


HAHA...I'll have to arrive earlier. I will look to bring a new one or three as well.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby wolpertinger » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:07 pm

I am down to a all-time (well...at least a very long-time) low of 3 open bottles. Reason for that is that I will go on a 6 months round-the-world trip soon. :thumbsup:
Totally pointless to leave plenty of open bottles behind. :o
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:23 am

two to three at a time. I cant afford to have more than that open frankly.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Kernow » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:41 am

5 for me, the hardest thing is keeping it that way.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Jhelder » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:02 am

Somewere between 6-12 whiskies 8) (since a couple of years...due to increase of salary :wink: )
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lincoln imp » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:18 pm

At present i have 27 open bottles so best not start on another one :wink:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ryguy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:36 pm

It ranges for me, up to as many as 38, and sometimes as low as 32. It's always up and down, there is no rhyme or reason really. I just open them when I feel like it. :D :D :D
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:55 pm

Right now I have 35 bottles open and 10 or so unopened. But it usually flucuates between 30-40 open.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby andyt » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:01 pm

Reached 44 after opening a gift of a Glenmo Original 10YO, I have a philosophy of opening every bottle I get and having a nip, life's too short. :)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby AVB » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:32 am

Always trying new things and going back to some of the dusty ones on the shelves brings me up to about 110 open bottles of scotch and about 60 of bourbon.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Hereward » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:46 pm

'm being quite well-behaved at the moment and trying not to have everything open all at once. So, I've currently got 14 open and 11 in the queue.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby TheTross » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:45 pm

Currently have 61 open and 12 not. A couple of those unopened are replacement bottles but most are closed for the long term, to be opened either for a special occasion or just years from now when it feels right.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Gov » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:50 pm

9 open and 37 on deck
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