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What you use to size your collection.

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What you use to size your collection?

Bottles
44
80%
Shelves
3
5%
Cupboards
4
7%
Rooms
3
5%
Litres
0
No votes
HectoLitres
0
No votes
Number brands
0
No votes
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes : 55

Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Ryguy » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:35 pm

Just bottles for me, although I'd like to think it will be a 'room' one day! :D :D :D
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby vitara7 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:32 pm

so far im on two large walking closets, both each the size of my bathroom, floor to celing on three walls all the way round on shelfs spaced just far enough to fit a bottle between, that and i also have about 30-40 boxes full off bottles up the loft, so i recon that would fill another half of these closests.
so im going for 2.5 bathrooms :p
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:36 pm

I voted for bottles, but I think the poll should have included another choice: "casks." For the fortunate among us... :D :P
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:39 pm

vitara7 wrote:so im going for 2.5 bathrooms :P


I can see the real estate listing now... "Newly renovated house on a quiet street. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Perfect for entertaining."
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:18 am

I am on one cellar, but when referring to the collection, I specify a number of bottles.

But I do hope you are talking about 'collections' and not inventories for drinking?
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:33 pm

So far I am 19 bottles, not bad though since June. I am happy with it so far.
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby les taylor » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:39 pm

vitara7 wrote:so far im on two large walking closets, both each the size of my bathroom, floor to celing on three walls all the way round on shelfs spaced just far enough to fit a bottle between, that and i also have about 30-40 boxes full off bottles up the loft, so i recon that would fill another half of these closests.
so im going for 2.5 bathrooms :p



Probably 1 and a bit bathrooms. Do bathrooms come a standard size? Our family bathroom is quite a nice size
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Moose » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:22 pm

Currently my collection includes the following:

25 bottles of Single Malts
10 bottles of Bourbons
12 bottles of Canadian Rye
02 bottles of Irish
10 or so Blended Scotch

and a bunch of other bottles of various gin,vodka,rums... etc.etc...

I won't go dry just yet... :P

So i voted for bottles but i do have a very nice 3' X 6' room with walls covered in stone with rod-iron door entrance. Bottles are on glass shelves...and wife's wines are in a 60 or so rack.

So there... that's mine.
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:04 pm

Bottles but I don't know how many somewhere in the neighborhood of 80ish. Oh, plus a portion of a cask. :D
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby laddie teun » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:40 pm

how about:
- years that i can last with my current collection?
or
- friends to share it with
or
- money spent
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:26 am

les taylor wrote:
vitara7 wrote:so far im on two large walking closets, both each the size of my bathroom, floor to celing on three walls all the way round on shelfs spaced just far enough to fit a bottle between, that and i also have about 30-40 boxes full off bottles up the loft, so i recon that would fill another half of these closests.
so im going for 2.5 bathrooms :p



Probably 1 and a bit bathrooms. Do bathrooms come a standard size? Our family bathroom is quite a nice size

Les, v7s bathroom is apparently 60-80 boxes so 360-480 bottles. I guess (because I don't count 'em anymore) that I might have nearly a bathroom's full at the smaller estimate, although I really don't know. Not much more than that I would guess.
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Jimmy321 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:01 pm

About 50 closed and 10 open and a few casks, two have turned 5yo this month, might be time for a wee sample to see how they are getting on.
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:19 pm

Time and health to keep enjoying these liquids and some ducats.... :wink:
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:30 pm

vitara7 wrote:i also have about 30-40 boxes full off bottles up the loft

I hope you have a strong ceiling
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Wave » Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:20 pm

In Cupboards! (cabinets really)

Atm about 160-ish full bottles of single malt scotch and 35 opened + 40 other bottles that includes 22 Rums and 8 American Whiskey and Bourbons in 3 cabinets. Oh and 3 Japanese whiskies too!
:o

Cheers!
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby cathach » Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:53 pm

Cases of malt.....? Anyone?
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:44 pm

C_I et al:
I count 'em up and keep an inventory which at present, including 9 SM duplicates, is as follows:

SM: 132 + 9 = 141
Vatted malts: 4
Blends: 12
Irish whiskey: 6
Bourbon: 1
Other whisky:(Includes Canadian) 5
Whisky Liquers: 2
Sma' cask (Whisky works DIY) 1

Of these around 50 are open and readily available for depredation. All but one are subject to sampling but I try to rein myself in a bit.

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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby mrblack » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:58 pm

I havent counted them, but I have 200 different Islay bottles. 80 of them i Port Ellen.
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby upright » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:22 pm

mrblack wrote: 80 of them i Port Ellen.

Well slap me silly and call me Susan. Way to go!!! :shock:
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby peatjunkie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:36 pm

One big room and a lot of bottles in it :P

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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby Klas » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:57 am

Bottle inventory for me. I would love to vote for room, but I need a bigger house before I can dedicate a single room just for my whisky.
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Re: What you use to size your collection.

Postby upright » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:04 am

i started on my second cupboard now. Small ones.
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