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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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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:46 am

I suspect you're right :)
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:38 pm

A year ago they were eight, but they are slowly increasing. At the moment I have fifteen closed bottles.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby upright » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:29 am

It is now 98, but i cheat a bit, 16 of those are 5 and 20cl (ml) bottles. After December it will be a lot less. I plan to have a lot of tasting sessions with the small bottles.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby lockejn » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:26 am

With tonight's opening of the 1.75L of White Horse I'm now officially at 0 (zero) closed bottles. Aside from the rare "special occasion" bottle or two, and short-term logistical backlogs I expect to keep it that way. My pace is slowing to 2-3 bottles / month which I should easily be able to keep current with and even that should drop off some before this time next year.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby daveski » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:44 pm

Up to 48 Closed bottles today with the purchase of the PE AR 9. Was 49, but have opened a different PE for a 60th birthday.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby ClubSmed » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:16 am

I have just received 3 bottles taking my total up to 25 (not including half bottles and miniatures)
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby orangedogofglory » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:17 am

While I aspire to 230 bottles, I'm currently at 29. Over 10% the way there! :thumbsup:
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Maccy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:58 pm

I have a very humble 7 closed bottles.

I struggle to keep them closed for long unless it is a second bottle of the same expression!
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Wave » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:18 am

The Knockando I bought today puts me at roughly 187 closed SMW's.


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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:46 am

6 soon to be 3

I buy, I open, I drink!
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:07 am

Dramtastic, that's a good method.

I'm working towards a goal of 100 sealed. Currently around 65.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby rthomson » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:41 am

Currently have five: a cask strength Rosebank; two Port Ellens; Ardbeg 17 yo, 40%; and a hand filled non-sherried Aberlour. I've had hand-filled Aberlours in the past and tend to open them once I know I'll be heading back there and can get another. Non-sherried Aberlours are fantastic!

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:05 am

3 Cragganmore 12yr
2 Lagavulin 16yr
1 Knob Creek
1 Glenkinchie 12 yr
1 Glenkinchie DE (1992/2007)
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby MacDeffe » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:07 am

79 sealed

There used to be room for 100 in my whiskycupboard, but with all these "new" fancy bottlesizes I got room for much less

(You'd think they sell more from having weird bottles, but it leaves me room for 20% less, well more actually since some of the bottles ar nomal shaped and I do have to have a few stored outside the cupboard)


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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:55 am

Received a couple more sealed bottles that won't be opened for awhile. Then again, opened the Finlaggan and the Rebel Yell tonight.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Maccy » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:27 am

I have two new closed bottles:

A Highland Park25 y.o. and a Talisker 25 y.o.

Do I keep them closed?
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby johan brugge » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:28 am

I've got 20 bottles closed at the moment. But that can soon change.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Ardbeg311 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:05 am

With the four I bought yesterday, approximately 96. Now down to 95. By the end of the afternoon, probably 94 closed bottles.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby bcrossan » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:19 pm

Just counted last night... 92 total bottles, about 65-70 of those are closed.... plus 2 rare Ardbegs waiting for me at the post office :thumbsup:
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Wave » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:30 pm

Maccy wrote:I have two new closed bottles:

A Highland Park25 y.o. and a Talisker 25 y.o.

Do I keep them closed?

For the first 20 years of drinking single malts I never once thought about having any sort of 'collection' other than several back-up bottles of favorites. The only reason I have so many now is in the last 7~8 years I've slowed down considerably the drinking of (due to health reasons) but my buying of hasn't. :wink:


The answer to your query is, they're great whiskies you'll love them.
Drink them and buy more!


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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:34 am

7 closed 90 open :o

Umm, time for me to start killing off bottles.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Ardbeg311 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:57 am

pkt77242 wrote:7 closed 90 open :o

Umm, time for me to start killing off bottles.


:o Do you put the remaining 1/4 bottle into smaller bottles? How do you save that much whisky or has that not been a problem?
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Drammed » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:55 pm

I have 17 closed Ardbegs (5 corry, 5 10, 4 uigeadail, 1 anb, 1 blasda, 1 supernova) and 3 from other distilleries at the moment.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby blacksabb » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:06 pm

pkt77242 wrote:LSD,

I also agree with the people who say Talisker 18, a classy version of the 10yo. Not as peppery but a tad saltier anda little smoother.

Sean



The Talisker 18yr has just became avaliable in my regular bottle shop, so I'm going to have to give that a try. This is my collection so far:




1. Glenmorangie original 10yrs.
2. Glenmorangie Nectar D'or.
3. Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban.
4. The Balvenie Double Wood.
5. Cragganmore 12yrs.
6. Lagavulin 16yrs.
7. JW Green Label.
8. Yamazaki 12yrs.
9. The Dalmore 12yrs.
10. Glenfiddich 15yrs Solera Reserve.
11. Glenfiddich 18yrs Ancient Reserve.
12. Highland Park 12yrs.
13. Dalwhinnie 15yrs.
14. The Glenlivet 15yrs French Oak Reserve.
15. Bruichladdich 12yrs Second Edition.
16. Oban 14yrs.
17. Glenkinchie 10yrs.
18. Macallan 12yrs Fine Oak triple cask matured.
19. The Glenlivet Nadurra
20. Old Pulteney 12yrs



I feel sorry however for lawschooldrunk and his Glenrothes Select Reserve. That is terrible. The only whisky so far I hated.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:08 pm

Though, and maybe it's only my imagination Nick. but you seem to have mastered the art of buying a new bottle and finishing a different bottle in equal measure?
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Fscott » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:32 pm

New here to the forum.

250, 300 bottles? Wow.
I currently have about 40 opened and 4 closed. They are:
Signatory 1990 Linkwood
Signatory 1992 Bladnoch
Unchillfiltered Collection Auchentoshen 7yo
Glengoyne 12 Cask Strength

I can't seem to keep them closed.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Fscott » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:57 pm

Thanks, Collector 57.

Santa also brought me an Old Pulteney, but since I'm a neophyte it was only the 12 year. Damn fine dram for the money, though.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby AdamMY » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:01 am

Where I am financially, and in terms of living situation, I never really have a closed bottle longer than a few days, and I rarely have more than a couple of bottles on hand all of which are typically opened shortly after going to the Liquor store. Although I would love to have such a collection to where I have double digits worth of closed bottles in my possession.
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Lucas » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:12 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Fscott wrote:Thanks, Collector 57.

Santa also brought me an Old Pulteney, but since I'm a neophyte it was only the 12 year. Damn fine dram for the money, though.

Indeed it is - a staple in my cupboard (and may well be joined by the 17yo of which I have just started my first full bottle)


Do you prefer the 12 or the 17yo Old Pulteney?
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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Lucas » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:11 pm

OK, will stay tuned in.
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