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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
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13%
4-10
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30%
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Total votes : 47

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby johan brugge » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:25 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:Or Japanese? :) Or Indian? :D Or Welsh? :lol:

Or Belgian? :o Yeah, I know.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Drammed » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:46 pm

lockejn wrote:I'm a little surprised you don't have a slot for a Canadian whiskey. Glen Breton perhaps? :D


I've had my share, your share and about 3 moe people share of Canadian whisky as I was growing up, so I really can't stand it these days. way to sweet.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Alan Gold Label » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:45 am

Hi, I'm new.

Alan from Ireland :)


All of my whiskeys (bar a back-up bottle of Powers) is open.
They are (in no particular order):
Black Bush
Tullamore Dew
Redbreast 12yr
Powers
Powers 12yr
Glenmorangie Original
Glenfiddich 15yr
Jameson Crested Ten
Jameson (only a drop left)



I only buy whiskeys that I'll drink (unless it's a really really special offer or I'm buying in Nothern Ireland and buying in bulk to stock up. As you can see, lots of Irish. No Cooley unfortunately as the Middleton/IDL lot dominated my last visit to Newry. I only got a small (350ml) Black Bush and I'm desperately trying to save it. Such a damn good whiskey...
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:12 am

Collector57 wrote:Just finished the Scapa 14.
61 open now

Hey Nick, do recent events mean that the countdown is over?

Will there be a count-up now? :D
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ganga » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:12 pm

From my standpoint, the Countdown is a little less depressing now that you have some work. Of course, this is always subject to change but I hope not.

In thinking about it, we may be about the same point in number of bottles open.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:12 am

Collector57 wrote:Willie, I am now firmly in a "drink these open bottles" mindset. I'm also in an "I have enough whiskies and I shoudn't waste any more money on more I won't ever get the chance to drink" mindset (but I doubt that will last long :mrgreen: ).

So the countdown will continue I think

I hear you, but I think that for every bottle you choose not to buy the money should go into an emergency dramming account. Just in case you ever get to the last bottle. Then you can have tons of fun reloading the cabinets.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Drammed » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:15 am

my emergency drammin account is comming. the wife is thinking about getting preggers again so i'll need to stock up before that happens!!!!!!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lockejn » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:40 am

I'm up to about 38 full-sized bottles and a smattering of a dozen or so smaller bottles. This is probably my maximum capacity and at least 10-15 more than I really want to have in stock. It's all down hill from here - the hardest part is deciding which one goes next.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Drammed » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:42 am

lockejn wrote:I'm up to about 38 full-sized bottles and a smattering of a dozen or so smaller bottles. This is probably my maximum capacity and at least 10-15 more than I really want to have in stock. It's all down hill from here - the hardest part is deciding which one goes next.


If you have any problems with Islay sampling, give me a PM as I'm always up to the challenge :D
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby TheTross » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:43 am

I'm down to 15 open bottles myself, some of which are close to being extinct. I do have ten closed bottles - most of which will stay closed for the foreseeable future though, with a few in it for the long haul - so my whisky stock's looking in a right sorry state.

It's all by design though and I may well get round to restocking at some point, but it won't be for a while.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Minnesota Malt » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:57 pm

I'm up to 6 open bottles, the most I have ever had open at one time.
Laphroiag 10
Ardbeg 10
Lagavulin 16
Highland Park 12
Balvenie Doublewood 12
Black Bottle NAS

And two closed bottles of Laphroaig 15.

I'm very bummed because I' have had a very bad cold the last few days (maybe even swine flu, not sure) so I haven't been able to have a dram and to top it off, there was the St. Paul Scotch Festival going on today that I had to miss as well :cry:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:48 am

Money will be the limit to what I have open(or closed) at any one time.
At the moment I have open
Scottish

Aberlour 10
Aberlour a'bunadh #20
Balvenie 15 SB
Hart Brothers Benrinnes 17
Benriach Curiosiatas 10
OMC Bladnoch 15
Bruichladdich 3D2
OMC Coal Ila 12
Glenfarclas 21
Glenlivet Nadurra
Glenrothes Select Reserve
Lagauvlin 16
JW Green
Laphroaig QC
G & M Longmorn 12
OMC Macallan 21
OMC Port Ellen 22
Scapa 14
Hart Brothers Springbank 11 Portwood Finish
Sprinbank 15
Tullibardine 1993 Sherry Wood Finish

Japanese
Hokuto Pure Malt 12
The Hakushu SM 15 CS
Ichiro's Malt The Game CS
Karuizawa 17
Mars Moltage SM 10
The Blend of Nikka
Nikka Pure Malt Black
Suntory Royal Aged 15 Years
Yoichi 10
Yoichi 12

Also closed
Karuizawa Vintage 1992
Nikka Whisky From the Barrel
The Cask of Hakushu 1993 Heavily Peated
The Cask of Yamazaki 1990 Sherry butt
OMC Macallan 21
On order 2 x The Cask of Yamazaki 1993 Heavily Peated





Mars Moltage SM 10
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:07 am

Minnesota Malt wrote:I'm very bummed because I' have had a very bad cold the last few days (maybe even swine flu, not sure) so I haven't been able to have a dram and to top it off, there was the St. Paul Scotch Festival going on today that I had to miss as well :cry:

It's been my experience that if you get your blood/alcohol level high enough the nasties don't like it and leave. :wink:

Of course there may be some other side effects, but we'll not go into that. :coffee:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Minnesota Malt » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:21 am

Nice Willie JJ, I like that. I'm starting to feel better now. I had a wee sip of Balvenie Double wood the other night and I couldn't taste anything except for the alcohol. I couldn't smell a thing from it either. Opened up my bottle of Laph 10 and could barely smell that. :shock:

I think I will be able to taste and smell again fully by the end of the week and I'm thinking I will have to treat myself to a new bottle of something... I have had my eye on the Balvenie 15 SB.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:47 pm

Just passing on a wee bit free medical advice Nick. :wink:

I believe folks have to pay for it in the US.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby johan brugge » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:34 pm

Nice to see you count down Nick. It make me want to buy more bottles. :)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lockejn » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:16 am

Collector57 wrote:Longrow CV finished tonight.
57 bottles open.
In theory I should open one for every one I empty now, to keep it at 57!

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

Postby Drammed » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:23 am

Collector57 wrote:Longrow CV finished tonight.
57 bottles open.
In theory I should open one for every one I empty now, to keep it at 57!



That is the spirit!! :iwbrnt:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:18 am

Hey! Started my first bottle in a while just now - a Longrow CV!!

Up to 4 open now!

Yes! Stay like Mr. Heinz - 57 varieties!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:13 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Hey! Started my first bottle in a while just now - a Longrow CV!



And what a great start. Love the CV! :thumbsup:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Drammed » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:34 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:Hey! Started my first bottle in a while just now - a Longrow CV!!

Up to 4 open now!

Yes! Stay like Mr. Heinz - 57 varieties!


What are the other 3?
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby ClubSmed » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:30 pm

Finished Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve and Aberlour 10yo this weekend taking me down to 27 bottles open (not including small bottles)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Drammed » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:27 am

Damn my weak will power. My open bottle inventory keep growing. I'd rather keep it limited so I can enjoy what I am drinking instead of comparing it to other open bottles, but when I bring home a new bottle it just screams DRINK ME!!! :empty:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:34 am

I don't know exactly how many I have open but it is somewhere between 60 and 70. I keep trying to lower the amount but they keep magically opening up. :o

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby johan brugge » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:38 pm

I've got 13 open bottles at the moment which is more than enough. In fact I plan only to open more 'daily' whiskies and buying them double so I can stock the more 'exclusive' ones.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:23 am

I'm still at the high 50s mark but having sorted through the collection recently just realised only 1/3 is open. Here I figured I was at the halfway mark! Also discovered a spare Ledaig and a Scapa I didn't remember buying.

It's always good to reveiw the actual stock from time to time and update the list.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby robjohnston » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:42 pm

Im doing my best to have only 3 open, i got some new bottles and im resisting the urge to carry on untill i finish at least one!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:19 am

What are you up to Nick?
Have you sold your cupboard?
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Lawrence » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:02 pm

Currently I have about 100 open but we're having a party mid December so it will spiral downwards to about 6 open......

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:04 pm

Yeah, 'spiral downwards'. I can see that. :wink:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:34 pm

Okay see you in December Lawrence.. :) ----> :empty: ----> :dead: ----> :iwbrnt:

Cheers,
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:59 am

When I posted Originally I was 26-50 group ... it's now over 70 :oops:

Even worse I can't even drink after an op I had last week.

Well I can drink but there is no point as it is doing absolutely nothing for me until my nose clears up ... could be another week :(
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:07 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:When I posted Originally I was 26-50 group ... Even worse I can't even drink after an op I had last week.

Well I can drink but there is no point as it is doing absolutely nothing for me until my nose clears up ... could be another week :(

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The whisky will wait for you to be healthy enough to get close and personal once more. I've put out the lowest levels of SMS to the front of my storage shelves so they are easily accesible now. I had them strewn all over the floor while I was renovating the Lair but have been able to return them to the storage unit.

Problem is that they are 5-6 deep on the shelf (deep shelves) so you have to dig through them to find a particular whisky. (sigh)

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:32 am

Nick I think you have got everyone clearing out their open stock. :)

I've been finishing up a lot more than I've been opening recently and after finishing 5 in the last week I'm down to 31 open and I have quite a few with not much in them. The number of closed bottles is creeping up though. :roll:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:22 am

Collector57 wrote:Just finished the Monkey Shoulder.

50 open now


Wow...you've really done some cleaning up in the last several months.

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