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do you actually collect whisky or just drink?

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I have an unopened collection
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I collect but drink most of them
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I collect but drink em all
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I dont really collect, just buy to drink
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do you actually collect whisky or just drink?

Postby Marvin » Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:56 pm

Do you collect whiskies and keep them unopened? Or do you drink all of them?
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Postby les taylor » Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:11 pm

Marvin good to see your not disheartened by that poll put up by IWC. I voted the way i have beacuse although i collect and have never sold anything from my collection who knows what will happen in the future. I can say that at the moment I collect for me and not for resale. But have many bottles unopened which could be sold if I needed to, or died. Although not planning that for some time.

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Postby EdipisReks » Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:20 pm

i buy to enjoy drinking it. i buy a lot so that i can enjoy drinking it with friends. i've never been a big collector of anything, though.
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Postby Choochoo » Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:41 pm

If I buy an expensive bottle, like an older IB or something, I may say to myself, "I'm going to store this away untill some point in the future when I really want to open something special. And who knows, I may even sell this bottle one day rather than drinking it, which would justify the amount I just paid for it."

But then I get home and within a few hours I've opened the bottle, had one or two glasses, and probably written a post about it on this forum.

So i'd like to be a collector, but so far I've done a terrible job at doing it. I just enjoy drinking the stuff too much.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:01 pm

Almost everything I buy is bought with a view that it might get opened - although I buy more than I can open and I know that some when I buy them that some bottles are unlikely to get opened.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:47 pm

I vote for the unopned collection but I have 2 collections really :oops:

One is my Irish WHiskey Collection which I started a good few years ago but I'm kind of going off the collecting a small bit. I'm still proud of my collection and don't really worry about whether people think it's right or not as it's my thing and it makes me happy. I have about 60 bottles from the collection on display in a glass cabinet in my home and I get great pleasure looking at them which some people may not appreciate but I see the collection as something of a historical view of Irish whiskey.

The other is my anything goes collection which is to be opened and drunk. I have lately added more to this than the first collection and I'm getting to the stage I've way too much so I think I'll have to put a stop on buying for a while until I drink up.
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:53 pm

i voted for the unopened collection, as i myself have a fair size unopened collection, (about 450 70cl and 75cl bottles)
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Postby Scotchio » Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:42 pm

I collect with the intention of drinking,mostly closed distillery stuff. I just hope that increasing values don't make things too difficult to open in the future.
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Postby Marvin » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:27 pm

vitara7 wrote:i voted for the unopened collection, as i myself have a fair size unopened collection, (about 450 70cl and 75cl bottles)


Bloody hell! Where do you keep them? :lol:
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:31 pm

marvin, its a struggle. i have had to convert a couple of walk in closets into shelfing for them and that still isnt enough. whats worse is when they have to be dusted....
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:13 pm

In the words of that great religious leader, Father Jack Hackett - 'DRINK'
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:46 pm

can you imagine the length of time it would take to drink 450 bottles of whisky.... its prob near to a lifetimes supply
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Postby Thesh » Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:04 pm

vitara7 wrote:can you imagine the length of time it would take to drink 450 bottles of whisky.... its prob near to a lifetimes supply


I think you can easily get through a bottle a day if you tried hard enough.
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Postby Mustardhead » Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:46 pm

Nick Brown wrote:Almost everything I buy is bought with a view that it might get opened - although I buy more than I can open and I know that some when I buy them that some bottles are unlikely to get opened.


That's close to my approach. I'm unlikely to collect too many old or rare bottles, they'll just get opened and drunk :)

Unless some of them become valuable enough to sell in which case I'll sell them and buy more malt :)
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:53 pm

a bottle a day.... imagine what a liver would look like after 450 bottles in 450 days, most bottles i have are single cask, cask strength ones. you wouldnt be in much of fit state to do anything if your taking in 35-40 units a day. thats about a recommened weeks worth for a male adult.
those 450 days would just be a blur...
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Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:00 pm

I voted "drink"! It's never even occurred to me to collect.

How about you, Marvin - what did you vote?
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Postby Drrich1965 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:21 pm

I buy with the intent to drink, but as other have said, not always right away. There is something special about opening a bottle that may not be easy to find anymore. Opening a bottle such as that can punctuate life's finer moments,and create some good ones in and of itself.
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Postby Marvin » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:56 pm

Thesh wrote:
vitara7 wrote:can you imagine the length of time it would take to drink 450 bottles of whisky.... its prob near to a lifetimes supply


I think you can easily get through a bottle a day if you tried hard enough.


Yes and I reckon you'd probably live 450 days and that would be it... :lol:
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Postby Marvin » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:58 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:I voted "drink"! It's never even occurred to me to collect.

How about you, Marvin - what did you vote?


I voted drink. I dont have the cash to collect, and if I did collect I'd probably drink them anyway, that's my philosophy with stuff like that, whisky is for drinking, no point buying it if you aint gonna drink it!
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Postby Thesh » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:13 am

Marvin wrote:
Thesh wrote:
vitara7 wrote:can you imagine the length of time it would take to drink 450 bottles of whisky.... its prob near to a lifetimes supply


I think you can easily get through a bottle a day if you tried hard enough.


Yes and I reckon you'd probably live 450 days and that would be it... :lol:


I'd take that challange if it wasn't for the money. I guess I could do it with this "Kavlana Vodka" stuff that they sell around here fr $6 for a 750ml bottle...
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Postby Marvin » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:21 am

Thesh wrote:
Marvin wrote:
Thesh wrote:
vitara7 wrote:can you imagine the length of time it would take to drink 450 bottles of whisky.... its prob near to a lifetimes supply


I think you can easily get through a bottle a day if you tried hard enough.


Yes and I reckon you'd probably live 450 days and that would be it... :lol:


I'd take that challange if it wasn't for the money.


See you in the afterlife dude! :lol:
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Postby Thesh » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:23 am

Marvin wrote:
Thesh wrote:
Marvin wrote:
Thesh wrote:
vitara7 wrote:can you imagine the length of time it would take to drink 450 bottles of whisky.... its prob near to a lifetimes supply


I think you can easily get through a bottle a day if you tried hard enough.


Yes and I reckon you'd probably live 450 days and that would be it... :lol:


I'd take that challange if it wasn't for the money.


See you in the afterlife dude! :lol:


Hey, after a bottle I am completely invincible!
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Postby Di Blasi » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:14 am

Hey Marvin! I have a nice few bottles I'm not sure what I'll do with yet, drink or sell them off one day. I do like to taste what I have, so if I can't elsewhere, I'm sure I may eventually open it and drink it myself. I have yet to sell a bottle of whisky from my collection. And a few bottles I have had the longest are almost 2 years in my collection, so maybe I may do that one day when I see the price exceed the desire to drink.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:15 am

Can't think anyone would make 450 days on a bottle a day.

I have an accidental collection of about 80 bottles. In the course of my work, I get credits at duty-free shops, so I've been "stocking up" for five or six years. As well, I bring home about eight bottles from Scotland a year. Then I buy stuff throughout the year, whatever looks interesting. I figure some day I will not be able to collect like this, but will still have plenty to drink. And I picture myself struggling to get through a bottle of Glen Googly Barrel of Monkeys Finish and wondering, "Why on earth did I buy this?"

As usual, didn't vote...don't know which option fits.
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Postby mikeymad » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:29 am

"I collect but drink most of them"

It is a hard question to answer because I have not drank them all... Yet!
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Postby Jan » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:11 am

I buy to drink. But some of the rare/expensive bottles will not be opened right away, waiting for a special occasion. So no collection, but a few prized bottles stashed away...


Di Blasi wrote: I have yet to sell a bottle of whisky from my collection. And a few bottles I have had the longest are almost 2 years in my collection, so maybe I may do that one day when I see the price exceed the desire to drink.



My sentiment exactly :D
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Collecting

Postby Quaichuser » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:58 pm

Have tried collecting but seem to have a nasty evaporation problem :)
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Re: Collecting

Postby Mustardhead » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:42 am

Quaichuser wrote:Have tried collecting but seem to have a nasty evaporation problem :)


What an excellent first post :D
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:53 am

From the home of the telephone and the Great One....
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:59 am

use parafilm, its great for stopping nastey evaporation in minis and older bottles.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:00 am

I don't think he really wants to stop it, v7!
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:01 am

yeh i know...
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Postby Quaichuser » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:09 am

Thanks Mustardhead. Hope I can contribute more in the future. Also very astute Mr TattieHeid. Also home of James Hillier inventor of the electron microscope.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:36 am

Who you callin' a stute? :wink: Anyway, welcome aboard, Q--god knows we need more Ontarians.... :P
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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:39 am

vitara7 wrote:use parafilm, its great for stopping nastey evaporation in minis and older bottles.


Great advice vitara7! I use it, it works!
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