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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 hyperfuji » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:34 am

dramtastic wrote:
hyperfuji wrote:up to 28.. gonna need to start drinking faster


That only seems to encourage me to buy more!


its a viscious cycle isnt it :headbang:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Maccy » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:28 am

48 open and 10 closed.

Hopefully one in transit!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:50 am

Collector57 wrote:40 and falling


D'you mean "falling over?"

Nick, time does not permit me to hang out here as much as i used to, but hope you and Dawn and the little one are well.

BTW I must recommend "Whisky Lounge" in all its guises. Most friendly! Next event is an Arran tasting in St. James SW1 on Tuesday
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Maccy » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:50 pm

48 open, 17 closed
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:07 pm

I thought that I was doing better. Killed a lot of bottles... but just did a quick count and I am at 87 open.. oh well keep doing what I am doing..

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Maccy » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:32 am

48 open 19 closed.

Getting a bit itchy to open some but wanted to run a few down first!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ganga » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:38 am

It would seem that you have available stock there Nick. I will be opening one today for a friend's b-day.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:15 am

Collector57 wrote:I wouldn't like to risk running out...



Doesn't seem that is going to be a problem any time soon Nick!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ganga » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:50 pm

I think the strategy is "don't invite Ganga and Willie over." :P
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Maccy » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:42 pm

Collector57 wrote:40 open, 239 closed


So which one of that lot are you "itching" to open Nick? :lol:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Maccy » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:02 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Maccy wrote:
Collector57 wrote:40 open, 239 closed


So which one of that lot are you "itching" to open Nick? :lol:

You mean "which forty" Mac...



Hee, Hee. - I see what you mean! :iwbrnt:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Maccy » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:02 am

I'm going to add The Nikka from the barrel to the list which makes it 48 open and 20 closed.

(I don't usually add the blends or bourbons - If I did it would be 50 open and 21 closed.)

What do you think, should I add the blends? :lol:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:17 am

Maccy wrote:I'm going to add The Nikka from the barrel to the list which makes it 48 open and 20 closed.

(I don't usually add the blends or bourbons - If I did it would be 50 open and 21 closed.)

What do you think, should I add the blends? :lol:



Why not? If you can actually pick Nikka from the Barrel as a blend from tasting it let me know, you'd be the first.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Maccy » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:11 pm

dramtastic wrote: Why not? If you can actually pick Nikka from the Barrel as a blend from tasting it let me know, you'd be the first.


I know - Nick sent me a sample prior to this purchase and it was marvellous. I would never have believed that it was a blend if I hadn't already known.

I have to say that it has changed my opinion of blended whisky totally, (being a teenager of the 70's); and if other blenders follow suit with such fantastic expressions, then bring them on. :thumbsup:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:51 am

Mannochless then :)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:04 am

Willie, it's really the Mannochnomore. :P
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:35 am

Och, no more man.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:16 am

Currently 51 after knocking over the Nikka From The Barrel

Probably back to about 60 by the end of the week, delivery waiting for me at the post office.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Maccy » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:14 am

Still 48 open, but now 28 closed. I really want to finish a couple before opening more but getting very itchy now! :headbang:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:00 pm

Maccy wrote:Still 48 open, but now 28 closed. I really want to finish a couple before opening more but getting very itchy now! :headbang:


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

Postby dramtastic » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:00 am

dramtastic wrote:Currently 51 after knocking over the Nikka From The Barrel

Probably back to about 60 by the end of the week, delivery waiting for me at the post office.


60 :iwbrnt:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:15 am

Open bottles, open bottles.

Satan out. :P

PS. At least you didn't have to fast for 40 days to receive temptation. :mrgreen:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby johan brugge » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:49 pm

dramtastic wrote:60 :iwbrnt:

60 open bottles? :o
And how many of these are not Japanese whiskies?
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Leorin » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:19 am

I normally have round about 40 open bottles
(the 300+ samples do not count, right?)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:27 am

Collector57 wrote:
johan brugge wrote:
dramtastic wrote:60 :iwbrnt:

60 open bottles? :o
And how many of these are not Japanese whiskies?

We could have a sweepstake on that.
I go for 7



14 :P

Though I'm now down to 57 Open
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby dramtastic » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:11 am

Collector57 wrote:The perfect number DT!



:)

I guess I'll have to hold steady right at that number then Nick, lest evil befall me!! Well at least until it changes to 58!!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:54 pm

Went back over this and I am sad to say I am not improving ... or maybe I am depends which way you look at it :roll:

Here is my progress ...

25 Oct 2007, 16:17
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


25 Mar 2009, 16:07
irishwhiskeychaser wrote: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:


20 Nov 2009, 01:59
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:When I posted Originally I was 26-50 group ... it's now over 70 :oops:




Well update ... even after you guys started the fashion of reduction and I did try ... but as of today I am 1 off 90 :headbang:

I need help ... and before ye all chime in, yes, that help too ... a few people to drop by and drain a few bottles :dead:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby drinix » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:58 pm

14 open and 2 closed, a bottle of Ardbeg Corry and a 20cl of JW Blue that I got as a gift!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ganga » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:39 pm

At the rate you're going Nick you'll be negative by Xmas. :P What's that make, 75-80 bottles finished over the last two years?
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby bredman » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:05 am

Currently six. :|

Record high was about 25. 8)

Record low was about 1. :shock:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:24 pm

Nick you can console (kid) yourself with the thought that you have been finishing off the dregs in a few bottles which when combined wouldn't amount to much. :)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:33 pm

Collector57 wrote:Down to 30 now having finished the dregs of a bottle (:) )


Ah the goodness of the dregs...

Well done Nick.. I have been killing a lot over the last 6 months. But I think that I am still in the 60s+ (need a recount)... I have killed off most of the low ones.. just about all the ones open are around the half bottle+ fill levels... a little more work, but not a bad job if you can get it.

Shooting for around 48 (that is what fits into my rolling beverage cart).. :smoke:

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:10 pm

Collector57 wrote:My aim is to keep the top 4 shelves of The Cabinet for open bottles and the bottom 6 for "in the wings".
At the moment the top 4 are looking bare. Perhaps I should reduce it to the top 3?


Well there is the obvious... open a couple to fill in the gaps... you remember what happened to Old Mother Hubbard.. !!

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:18 pm

Spread your wings Nick. :)

mikeymad wrote:Shooting for around 48 (that is what fits into my rolling beverage cart).. :smoke:

Whisky a la cart :wink:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Maccy » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:26 pm

47 open, 30 closed.
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