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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

One
0
No votes
2-3
6
13%
4-10
16
34%
11-25
14
30%
26-50
8
17%
more than 50
3
6%
 
Total votes : 47

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:13 pm

Twelve out of thirty-five currently. I'll try to limit myself to between ten and fifteen open ones.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Kernow » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:46 pm

Collector57 wrote:Down to 101.
I have identified 3 as low ones to be worked on. That would allow me to open 2 more, as the rack holds 100 open!



Your the man Collector57 :smoke:

Ive just come on this thread to reduce my count to 3ish being in construction times are hard :(
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby randall fairbrook » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:14 am

randall fairbrook wrote:i have 28 bottles open now


i have 42 open bottles now, i really need to get on that...
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby matthew2512 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:25 pm

26 open at the moment. I like to have options :)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby matthew2512 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:52 pm

26 open at the moment. I like to have options :)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby matthew2512 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:53 pm

oops double post
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:53 am

11 open 18 on deck in the queue
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:26 am

I'm at 24 now, and I thought it would be fun to update my opened bottles picture. Some new ones, and some still not finished.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby randall fairbrook » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:44 am

those ardbeg bottles are handsome, what is that bottom left next to the connemara?
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:41 am

randall fairbrook wrote:those ardbeg bottles are handsome, what is that bottom left next to the connemara?


Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary!!!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby robenim » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:37 am

I only got about 3-4 open bottles. For the moment:

Ardbeg Rennaissance
Laphroaig 10yo
Laphroaig Cairdeas
And a bottle of Japanese whisky which I got as a present. Tastes really nice.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:59 pm

At present, six bottles open:

- Teachers
- Ballantines
- Black Grouse
- Famous Grouse Gold Reserve
- Macallan 12
- Johnnie Walker Gold.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby kyorke1 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:23 pm

Up to 42 now :) 7 unopened. This will probably change tomorrow as Supernova becomes available.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby UUNetBill » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:02 am

I'll have to do a recount this week, as we just had a party Saturday night and there were quite a few people wandering through the wine/whisky room unsupervised. :o

I think I can trust most of 'em. . .but you never know!!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:57 am

Hey Bill...invite me to your next party. I swear you can trust me unsupervised!!!

:wink:

I'm at 28 now with a few emptied a few more opened since last time.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby UUNetBill » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:22 pm

lohssanami wrote:Hey Bill...invite me to your next party. I swear you can trust me unsupervised!!!

:wink:

Oh, I'm QUITE sure I can. . .

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:39 am

Danke!

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby UUNetBill » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:44 pm

Bitte!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:46 pm

Normally in the thirty to fourty range, I'd say.
Things seem to have gotten a little out of hand lately, though. :o
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby triguy42 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:05 am

Oh man...I kinda feel bad admitting this. I currently I have 106 bottles open. :shock:

I did a semi-scientific test over the past couple of years, and found that as long as there is at least 1/3 of the bottle full it doesn't seem to affect the flavors much at all. I had several bottles that I had bought "doubles" of 3-5 years before, and then did a head-head test between unopened and stuff that had been open a long time. In general I found that the heartier malts were really difficult to distinguish, and the harsher malts tended to age out to smoothness. I had one bottle with only two fingers in it, and that one had turned really stale. Of course I store them in a light-sealed armoire usually in the original tins, so that probably helps.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby jazz lover » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:32 pm

Around a dozen opened
I pour my high end whisky
into 4oz. jars. I call them
travel samples.I like to
travel alot.(locally)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby jazz lover » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:11 pm

:shock: I worry about oxidation.
I can't drink that fast and I don't
have that many drinking friends.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby kyorke1 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:08 pm

Collector57 wrote:I'm down to 98


:lol:

jazz lover wrote::shock: I worry about oxidation.
I can't drink that fast and I don't
have that many drinking friends.


Me too, I am starting to finish bottles before opening recent buys now. Soon I intend to do a side by side tasting of Lagavulin 16yo, one thats been a third full for over a year, one thats been half full for 6 months and another unopened to see how much different they are.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:32 pm

I had drifted up to the high 50s, but for the last three months I have been dilligently trying to clear up bottles that don't have much in them. I've got it down to about 35 now and I'm still working on it. It's a tough job ... :)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:06 am

Well done Willie your such a work horse! :thumbsup:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Knolly » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:05 am

Willie JJ wrote:I had drifted up to the high 50s, but for the last three months I have been dilligently trying to clear up bottles that don't have much in them. I've got it down to about 35 now and I'm still working on it. It's a tough job ... :)


Willie JJ: I feel your pain. :) I was in a similar situation with about 50 open bottles (though about 10 were Tequilas) and I have been trying hard to get the most empty ones finished. This became quite apparent when a few old bottles started to go "off". Most of them were standard bottles that I could take or leave, so no big loss, but now I'm a little more careful opening new bottles when I have a bunch of mostly drank, but not finished bottles kicking around.

Good luck with tackling the challenge!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:04 pm

Knolly wrote:...I have been trying hard to get the most empty ones finished. This became quite apparent when a few old bottles started to go "off".

It's a challenge, to be sure. :wink:

But that's one reason I always try to have small (50ml to 200ml) empties at hand in which to transfer those diminishing quantities languishing in the larger bottles.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Knolly » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:36 am

The Third Dram wrote:It's a challenge, to be sure. :wink:

But that's one reason I always try to have small (50ml to 200ml) empties at hand in which to transfer those diminishing quantities languishing in the larger bottles.


Totally good idea. Smaller bottles aren't very common here, but perhaps some sample bottles would be a good idea. Or a argon / nitrogen wine saver might well work also...
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Knolly » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:05 am

lawschooldrunk wrote:Finished my laphroaig 15 year old.

It tasted like I was eating wood.

Down to 5!


????

Laphroaig 15 is one of my favourite "regular" drams - you didn't like it? I love this stuff!!!

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:04 am

I'm down to 21 open bottles now. For all future opened bottles, I'm going to pour a 50ml sample right after it's opened, and I'll compare it when the bottle is almost empty. This could be interesting!!!!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lincoln imp » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:55 am

I used to have usually over 50 bottles but i am down to about 35. My current thinking is to drink the cheaper ones before buying anymore. I sold some last year but rather than collect now i will buy to drink etc. :P
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby d4m0n » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:23 pm

Currently have 15 open bottles, but I'd like to not have more than 6-8 open at a time. I'm just starting out and had been sampling everything I bought immediately - hence all the open bottles. I've had a couple bottles of tequila go "off" and I'd like to avoid that w/my single malts. :yuk:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby borgom » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:58 am

Jees! I thought I was bad with 40 to 50 open (which I've now reduced to 20ish)!!!!! I'm probably a little obsessive compulsive but I'd be worried about oxidisation by the time I got around to finishing off 93 bottles!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby evanstonwhisky » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:13 am

when do you people drink all of these bottles????
after breakfast? before also?

in lunchbreak?

bathroom breaks? (sidenote -what is a good bathroom whisky? Loch Dhu?)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:26 am

Off the top of my head I would said under 10. (i've culling quite a few lately.) But when I checked it's probably about 20. Still more work to do. :D

evanstonwhisky wrote:when do you people drink all of these bottles????
after breakfast? before also?

in lunchbreak?

bathroom breaks? (sidenote -what is a good bathroom whisky? Loch Dhu?)


I guess anything from the Flora and Fauna range. You could imagine some nice soaps made by Flora & Fauna. :)
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