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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 Ganga » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:25 pm

I'd say I'm up to about 40+ right now even with the 4 I've finished in the last two weeks. Of course, it also means that I only have about 25 sealed at the moment. :?
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby bcrossan » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:37 pm

Ganga wrote:I'd say I'm up to about 40+ right now even with the 4 I've finished in the last two weeks. Of course, it also means that I only have about 25 sealed at the moment. :?


Sounds like a good to reason to buy some more to me!! :lol:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby jazz lover » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:37 pm

A good bathroom whisky
Loch Dhu-Dhu :lol:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:51 pm

In Texas wouldn't that be Dallas Dhu-Dhu? :o
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby bcrossan » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:59 pm

Ganga wrote:In Texas wouldn't that be Dallas Dhu-Dhu? :o


Good one!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby RogerB » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:08 pm

100+

~45 Single Malts
~48 Bourbons
~15 Irish
~2 Canadian
~4 Tennessee

plus ~20 Tequilas, ~8 Rums, 8 Gins, 4 Vodkas, and some liqueurs. :P
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby evanstonwhisky » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:08 pm

:D
I'm sorry to have "let loose" this thread

back to the matter at hand: i only have 6 open bottles- but thats the only whisky i have anyhow. i envy you all wil like 50.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby kyorke1 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:16 pm

RogerB wrote:100+

~45 Single Malts
~48 Bourbons
~15 Irish
~2 Canadian
~4 Tennessee

plus ~20 Tequilas, ~8 Rums, 8 Gins, 4 Vodkas, and some liqueurs. :P


:shock:

Do you not worry about oxidation?
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby RogerB » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:50 pm

kyorke1 wrote:
RogerB wrote:100+

~45 Single Malts
~48 Bourbons
~15 Irish
~2 Canadian
~4 Tennessee

plus ~20 Tequilas, ~8 Rums, 8 Gins, 4 Vodkas, and some liqueurs. :P


:shock:

Do you not worry about oxidation?


Not really. I haven't noticed any ill effects.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:15 am

Nick,

With all that you have been finishing the last few weeks, have you noticed any that had gone bad or the flavors/aromas had really softened?
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:37 am

I am up to 50 open (or is that down to, I am never quite sure). Only 7 unopened.

35 single malt scotch
2 scotch blends
7 bourbons
2 irish
2 rye
1 canadian
1 japanese


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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:51 am

Managed to get mine down to 12 open now, I want to keep it at 5 open.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby thecraft » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:41 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:Managed to get mine down to 12 open now, I want to keep it at 5 open.


Sounds like a fun weekend!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:28 am

Currently 17 open. I tend to replace empties straight away so I guess around this number will be maintained. Finances permitting of course.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:32 am

thecraft wrote:
LagaDrinker wrote:Managed to get mine down to 12 open now, I want to keep it at 5 open.


Sounds like a fun weekend!

It may take longer than a weekend but I am working hard at getting them down :wink:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:07 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:I've been in the 25 -50 bracket for the last year averging around 40 open bottles which is way too much.

I had previously been around the 20 mark which was more manageable but I went through not being able to leave stuff closed ... :o

Ah well all the more for me ..... :thumbsup:



Decided to check if I commented on this originally ..... I did.

Well it has gotten worse since then I now have over 60 bottles open :oops:

At this rate I'll have over 100 open in 2 years :o

Okay time to pull in the reins not that I want to :cry:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby upright » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:31 pm

I usually have about 25 open. The glass beads is a nice idea. tnx
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:19 am

15 to 20
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby d4m0n » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:55 am

Up to 17 now. :P

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby borgom » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:29 am

That's a great looking display you've got there!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Minnesota Malt » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:12 pm

Usually 3 or 4. I'm still pretty new at this. Right now I have Laphroaig 10, 15 and Quarter Cask, HP 12, JW Black and Black Bottle. So six now.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lockejn » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:26 pm

10-15 is my goal. Beyond that things get cluttered or I have to start looking for other, less convenient, places to store them.

At the moment I've got 28 open. Five of those are 375ml but the rest are full-sized bottles. I've also got 15-20 mini (50ml) bottles open right now but that's just because I've been on a bit of a bourbon kick lately and those are readily available around here.

There are another 25-30 bottles I'd like to pick up before the year is out to wrap up my whisky tour. Then I'll choose the best 10 or 12 for regular stock and leave a few slots open for rotating trials.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby kyorke1 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:56 pm

41 and still not enough choice.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby SoMK » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:56 pm

Down from 40 to 24... Plan on keeping this number I can manage :lol:
I spotted a few variations too but I've been lucky so far, I thought they were rather for the better. I stick to one rule though, when reaching the lower 1/4, the bottle has to be emptied in priority.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Liechtenstein » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:45 pm

I keep it below 10 bottles now. I'm at 8 at the moment and will soon purchase an Irish and a Canadian, bringing me up to my limit.

I keep no unopened bottles of whisky. I drink them all.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:02 am

Collector57 wrote:Just killed a 1982 23yo SMWS Aultmore - 73.20 - and down to 86 open :dead:


Nick, I think we are going opposite directions as I am up to 74 open bottles.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:54 am

Holy Cow Sean...you've been on a tear!

I'm at 18 open right now...
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby borgom » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:36 am

Somewhere between 20 and 40 for me.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Doug1937 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:59 pm

pkt77242 wrote:
Collector57 wrote:Nick, I think we are going opposite directions as I am up to 74 open bottles.

Sean


Is that because you drink too infrequently or because you buy too often? 8)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby ClubSmed » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:06 pm

28 open at the moment though that will probably change later this week when I get a delivery
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:51 am

Currently 26 open.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:35 am

lohssanami wrote:Holy Cow Sean...you've been on a tear!

I'm at 18 open right now...


Tim, the wife has started to notice as well. The other day she started to count them and I quickly had to suggest we go get ice cream so she wouldn't find out how many there are. :o

You are doing well to stay at 18.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:38 am

Doug1937 wrote:
pkt77242 wrote:
Collector57 wrote:Nick, I think we are going opposite directions as I am up to 74 open bottles.

Sean


Is that because you drink too infrequently or because you buy too often? 8)


Doug, a little of both, my purchasing has increased in anticipation of not buying for a couple of months after the baby is born, and I am drinking slightly less as I am working more hours and getting the house ready for the baby.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:53 pm

I'm up to 17. But the Nàdurra won't last 'till last light tomorrow, I think. It'll be hard not to open the replacement bottle straight away. Not to mention the Yamazaki 18 when that arrives.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby bbrownri » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:30 pm

I usually have between 6 and 10 open: several Islays from different distilleries or different expressions from one, then a blend and something sweeter. I almost never have closed bottles: I buy bottles to try them, and I usually can't stand the suspense! :lol:
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