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How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby whiskynig » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:44 pm

There are definitely some players on this thread hee hee :D
I always used to open everything which I purchased. Couldn`t stand having a sealed bottle, too impatient to find out whether my taste buds had let me down, or if it was something new purchased just to try it out.
I am still pretty much in that vein, might purchse 3 or 4 at a time, but get them opened asap.
I do, however, now have 5 Rosbank f&f (having recently opened one up on my birthday) and a Duncan Taylor nc2 Mortlach which I had forgotten about in a different cupboard!!!
Everything else is open, and I normally get the urge to finish them off from about the bottom of the labels, although sometimes this means just getting it finished for the hell of it :dead:
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby randall fairbrook » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:54 am

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:03 pm

I'm presently 'hovering' somewhere between 35 and 40 bottles unopened.
I've never purchased with the intent of collecting, though.
The fact that I have even this number of bottles still sealed is entirely accidental. :wink:
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:09 pm

Thirtyfive closed, eight open. That ratio will not last long. :D
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Wub » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:43 pm

I don't understand the question.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby ClubSmed » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:17 pm

Wub wrote:I don't understand the question.


This formula should help you understand the question

Number of bottles of whisky you own - Number of bottles you have opened and sampled = Number of bottles closed
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby lockejn » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:24 pm

Heh heh. I think Wub was humorously implying that the concept of a closed whisky bottle is foreign to him.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby ClubSmed » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:46 pm

lockejn wrote:Heh heh. I think Wub was humorously implying that the concept of a closed whisky bottle is foreign to him.

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby johan brugge » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:58 pm

I've got 11 open and 4 closed.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:32 pm

Two. but i won;t be drinking. I'm waiting to swap 'em.

i got this Glenmorangie 18 which is worth twice what I paid for it, and a Macallan I won as a prize at a tasting. single cask, worth 4 times what it was worth then. Just waiting for the moment to sap 'em for a few less valuable, but highly drinkable malts...
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Wub » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:57 am

Actually, the 20cl Port Ellen from my Islay Collection remains closed, and I intend for it to remain that way until I recover my senses. Physical senses; I'm afraid the others are inexorably lost.

I can't afford to buy a bottle of whisky and not open it. People might try to tell me that I simply can't afford to buy whisky at all, which would result in one of those situations where grown men cover their ears with their hands and start humming silly tunes very loudly.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:32 pm

about 30 open and about 40 closed

as has been said, i buy quicker than i open - most of the time :wink:


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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Tightwad » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:29 pm

Five open and..... Hmmmmm.... Guess its time to buy more Whisky.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby robjohnston » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:50 pm

6 bottles is all I own and 6 bottles are how many I have closed!
I think ill have to have a room, with shelves about 15inches apart and store all my whisky that way....
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:39 pm

Nick I hope you have just posted this on the wrong thread, because otherwise it looks like you drank 155 bottles in the last 5 days, :o :D
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:41 pm

robjohnston wrote:6 bottles is all I own and 6 bottles are how many I have closed!
I think ill have to have a room, with shelves about 15inches apart and store all my whisky that way....

6 bottles? :D
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:16 am

So I didn't miss the invite to the party then? :D
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby ClubSmed » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:41 pm

I currently have 12 closed bottles (not including small bottles)
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Minnesota Malt » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:57 am

Just two closed here. (6 open). Both are Laph 15. I just picked one up a few weeks back because I saw it on sale for $42 :thumbsup:
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby ClubSmed » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:59 pm

Collector57 wrote:228 closed now. Some more are going soon so it's going down...

Collector57 wrote:284


Looks like you have had a big delivery recently
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby olikli » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:38 pm

All my bottles are open. I don't collect and I don't stock up. When it's gone, it's gone.

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Swedish Chef » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:42 pm

I'm at a record 39 with 8 opened.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Drammed » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:36 am

I try to keep them closed but I can help myself! :mrgreen: :empty:
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:45 am

All of mine are presently closed, but I open them when I want to pour out some whisky.

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:47 am

Drammed wrote:I try to keep them closed but I can help myself! :mrgreen: :empty:


Nice sig...I see you've been reading your Ardbeg Committee handbook! Good Man!
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Drammed » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:17 am

lohssanami wrote:
Drammed wrote:I try to keep them closed but I can help myself! :mrgreen: :empty:


Nice sig...I see you've been reading your Ardbeg Committee handbook! Good Man!


You bet. Loyal fan, but they still won't sell me any scotch because of the country I reside in.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby AVB » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:34 am

147 open Scotch & Bourbon, 164 closed. Not many duplicates but a few.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Bulkington » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:44 pm

10 opened
13 closed
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:02 pm

I'm still not 100% certain but recent attempts to have a count up would suggest that with multiples the figure is probably about 400. I'm buying a bit less these days though so maybe I can start to bring that down.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby johan brugge » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:38 am

At the moment I've got 12 bottles closed but next week (or the next one) I expect a new delivery so it might change.
400 bottles?? Waaw. I have no idea where I would store all these bottles.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:59 pm

Collector57 wrote:In a special rack, and on top of the bookcases, and on top of the hi cabinet, and on top of the piano and in boxes in the bedroom and in boxes in the loft and in cupboards in my office and..... well you get the picture.

I don't have a piano, but otherwise that's pretty much how it goes. :D
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:44 pm

Maybe you should count Willie... you may find that it is a bigger number than you might think... :o

I seem to finish a lot of bottles, but for some reason I think that I am still right there with you Nick in the 220 range...

oh well...

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:28 am

good luck... I hope mine will be in a downward slide for a little while...

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:44 am

I would settle for a wee reduction in the number of bottles. Trouble is there are always so many nice new bottlings these days. At some point it will sink in that I can't drink them all.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby lockejn » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:45 am

Willie JJ wrote:At some point it will sink in that I can't drink them all.

For most of us it will be about the time it sinks into the six feet of earth piled on top of our coffins :angel:
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