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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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Total votes : 47

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu May 15, 2008 1:37 am

Usually only one...as in, cork out, ready to pour.

I think I'll go and open one right now!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat May 17, 2008 6:05 am

I'm in a similar position to The Tross, with far too many open (60+)and I'd like to get it down to a reasonable amount, say around 20.

On top of it all, I've been so busy with the house renos (again) and my service organisations, that I've not had time to 1) drink whisky or
2) post that I'm unable to drink whisky on the WM website.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat May 17, 2008 12:07 pm

Musky, in the time it took you to turn on your computer and type this, you could have popped a cork and been sipping something fine!

Oh, I get it. It's not the popping and pouring, its the poring over which of your 60 open bottles to rummage. I quite understand. That must be very time-consuming!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun May 18, 2008 4:20 am

I have to admit that it is a tough choice sometimes. Luckily there is a variety of distilleries, each with their own nuances and pleasures to mull over. (Bad pun - Mull)
I've been leaning towards the smokey ones of late and away from the Sherry finishes.

I have been planning on gradually polishing off another 10 but it's getting harder, as the remaining bottles are now getting up to the 1/2 full mark.

And then there's the new one (a Glen Rothes) from the Portugal trip that keeps calling out to me. So yes, RB it can be a very tough decision some times.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Glen Lovett » Sun May 18, 2008 8:19 pm

I have a problem with not being able to finish off all the bottles I have as I'm a bit of a horder!! However I did have a friend over last night and decided to finish off 5, Dalwhinnie, Black Bush, an old Macallan, Glenlivet and a Balvenie. However I don't think I can bear to finish off a couple of older/rarer ones as I quite like having them in my collection!!! So I'm left with 23 opened bottles at the mo and after last night a bit of a hangover :empty:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon May 19, 2008 5:03 am

Collector57 wrote:ImageImageImage

Sick East Anglian!

I would never deign to take pleasure in anothers' misfortune.

Well, okay maybe a bit of a snicker at your expense but then I would be very solicitous and sympathetic. Of course you know where to find "sympathy" in the dictionary. Eh?

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby I_SPEY » Mon May 19, 2008 7:22 am

At this moment 7. Normally 8 - 10
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon May 19, 2008 4:55 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I seem to have got it down to about 30. Time to open a few maybe. :D
DOWN to 30? My God man that's been a stalwart efort on your part!

I certainly think you deserve to open a new one in celebration. My collecting will be taking a decided downtown for the next few years. My buddy with the local bottle shop has elected to retire.

I'm very pleased for him but am aware that it will be a bit more difficult to find those "gems" I once had easy access to. There's a lot to be said for having another lover of whisky working in your favorite provincial distribution centre.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Lawrence » Tue May 20, 2008 3:00 am

20 or so currently, time to open a Bladnoch Sheep and a few others....
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed May 21, 2008 1:17 am

Willie JJ wrote:
Muskrat Portage wrote:I certainly think you deserve to open a new one in celebration. My collecting will be taking a decided downtown for the next few years. My buddy with the local bottle shop has elected to retire.

That sounds like a disaster Peter. Are there no alternatives within reasonable access? Maybe someone else will see the gap in the market and open up a new shop.
The local LCBO will still be there, they're just parachuting in a new manager from Northeastern Ontario.

My buddy, being a true lover of SMs, has always kept an eye open for me for unique products. And then when he gets one, he springs it on lil' ol' unsuspecting me, usually around payday. So, I cough up and buy it and then wonder how to slip it into the collection without being noticed.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed May 21, 2008 1:29 am

It's a hard life eh. MP?

There's an economic downturn in the air I can feel it. Last week alone I finished a Lasanta, a Lagavulin 16, the new Ardmore OB, a Glenmo' rum and a Laphroaig QC, and my compass box Asyla is down to its last dram(one of the BEST aperitif drams ever)...ditto the Glenmo Portwood(oldie...)and the Talisker 18.

thankfully i have a new T18, but otherwise...no replacements.

Help! I'm down to 15 bottles and many o'them are near the bottom!!

Hey Mr. clapton, d'you need a backup guitar player??? My bottles are getting lower. My wishlist is getting longer...and THAT's the blues!

Meantime it's a fullmoon over here, i'm in songwriting mode, and I replenish myself from a bottle that IS half full rather than half empty...the Ardbeg almost there!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby laddie teun » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:19 pm

all my bottles are open (currently 387)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:05 pm

laddie teun wrote:all my bottles are open (currently 387)


Wow...do you own a bar?
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby laddie teun » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:49 pm

well no not really
althuogh there's a bar in my SM basement (SM = Single Malt of course)
see for yourself: http://www.teuneneline.nl/whisky/kast.htm
and the list of currently open bottles: http://www.teuneneline.nl/collectie.htm
(hmmm, needs updating i see)

And no i so far i haven't encounterd problems with oxidation. Although some of the bottles are open for about ten years now. Sometimes it seems like becomming a problem, but just give teh whisky some time in your glass and usually it's oke
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby laddie teun » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:54 pm

you're more than welcome to drop by
just bring a closed bottle and we'll put it to the test.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby laddie teun » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:59 pm

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

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:53 pm

J H C :shock:

That is so cool laddie teun

and I am so jealous ....

by the way I think I know why you have not been on hte forums that much in hte last 6 years .......


.... in all fairness you have enough to keep yourself occupied with that amazing bar :thumbsup:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:44 am

That basement is amazing!!!!

Very nice work!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby UUNetBill » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:03 am

I know - makes you want to buy a one-way ticket to the Netherlands, doesn't it?!?

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby laddie teun » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:11 am

everybody is more tahn welcome to drop by

and reason i have'n't been that active on this forum is mainly because of a very active dutch forum where i spent quit a lot of time
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Sherried Malt » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:39 pm

Laddie Tuen, that is one gorgeous bar! I especially like what you did with the lights along the side. Doubly gorgeous!!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:15 pm

Laddie Tuen, WOW, very nice setup there! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:12 pm

My compliments Teun, nice setup. :)
My girlfriend thinks you are totally nuts... :)

I liked this: "All my bottles are open", I loved it when I read the amount.

Everyone on the forum wants to be your friend now. :angel:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby laddie teun » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:25 pm

Ras Mazunga wrote:My compliments Teun, nice setup. :)
My girlfriend thinks you are totally nuts... :)

I liked this: "All my bottles are open", I loved it when I read the amount.

Everyone on the forum wants to be your friend now. :angel:


only if everyone here also opens all there bottles ;-)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby TheTross » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:57 pm

Wow laddie teun, I'm seriously impressed - not only with the amount of bottles (all open?!), but also with the display. Nice work! It certainly beats my bottle storage of a wardrobe and a bookcase :oops:

I've never been to the Netherlands, but Nijmegen is taking my fancy all of a sudden...
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Sherried Malt » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:45 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:Hey Mr. clapton, d'you need a backup guitar player??? My bottles are getting lower. My wishlist is getting longer...and THAT's the blues!


I'm afraid you might have to wait until Mr. Trucks goes on sabbatical... :D
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Klas » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:36 pm

Laddie teun,
A very nice collection and an absolutely an amazing display of them!!
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:13 am

Laddie Tuen:

...so what do you store in the vault? The unopened rarities?

A lovely display of SMs. The sort of Lair I'd have if the ceilings were high enough in my den of iniquity.

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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby kyorke1 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:16 pm

That's an amazing basememt laddie teun! I will have one like that after I have won the euromillions lottery.

I currently have 26 opened bottles and 6 unopened.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby laddie teun » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:56 pm

ah that's it
i thought i did something wrong
first win the lottery...
damm
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby LagaDrinker » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:03 am

only two bottles open at the mo Laph 10yo and Talisker 10yo. Just going back to basics for a while :wink:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby lohssanami » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:20 am

I am up to 17 open, and I won't hesitate to open more if the need strikes.

Ardbeg 10 (L5)
Ardbeg Renaissance
Balvenie 21 PW
Bruichladdich 15 2nd Edition
Caol Ila 18
Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon
Ellenstown 10 CS
Glendronach 12
Glenfiddich 12 Special Reserve
Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve
Highland Park 12
Lagavulin DE 1991
Laphroaig 15
PC5
Scapa 12
Talisker 18
Teachers (mid 80's bottle)
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:35 pm

Arran, Premier Cru Sauternes, 56,2%
Ardmore TC
Ardbeg 10
Ballantines 12
Balvenie 10, 12, PW21
Bunnahabhain 27,1979, 46%
Bowmore Enigma
Clynelish, Daily dram
Elijah Craig 12
Glenfiddich 12, 18
Longmorn 15
Macallan 10, CS, 58.8%
Scotch Blue 21
Wild Turkey 12
Yamazaki 12
That makes 19. :D
Two months ago I had almost 30 open bottles. , that was too many. I'll try not to exceed the 25... :angel:
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:59 am

Forgot Laphroaig 10 and I just opend a Baker's 7, 53.5%
That makes 21 open bottles.
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Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Postby SoMK » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:36 am

Samples don't count, right ? :o

So 23 for me... from Redbreast 12 and 15 up to Brora/HP 30 via lagavullin, Laphroaig QC, various Ardbeg, multi various HP and quite a hord of Glenfarclas.

Drat, we gotta stop opening and start drinking. :oops:
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