How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

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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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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Lucas » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:31 pm

Yeah, great notes, Nick.

I think the slight bitterness on the finish you are detecting can be attributed to several different things, not necessarily excessive use of e150. I find Pulteney to vary slightly from batch to batch (a good barometer of that is the famous 'saltiness' which I sometimes find there and sometimes don't).

With regard to Pulteney 12 vs 17, I love the 12 but am probably the biggest fan of the 17 in the world. I think it's a true highlight of the range, I even prefer it to the 30yo.

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Wave » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:58 am

As of last count 206 single malts, I haven't counted my bourbons lately they seem to be scattered around in various parts of the house (I ran out of storage cabinet space long ago!).


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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Knolly » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:56 am

I'm purchasing less bottles, but they seem to be more high end or hard to find whiskies (at least in N.America) these days. Definitely getting pickier with my purchases...

Currently around 60 closed and 40-50 open I think, though I have been unsuccessfully trying to reduce the open bottles down to a couple of dozen over the past year or so...

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby seanmcgowan » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:38 am

Not one single bottle is left untasted shared discussed and enjoyed
so
unopened= 0
Opened = more than my spouse knows about

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:02 am

73 bottles of whisky / whiskey presently, which leaves me a little less than 200 short of Nick...

A noble goal, that. :wink:

(Though one I'll likely never consider trying to achieve.)

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:06 am

... batch 32 ...

"sigh"

...y'know Nick, sometimes I just marvel at you and other times I despise your good fortune.
Closed bottles are still around the 66% mark of the collection.

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby psr-740 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:16 pm

Since I can not predict how long I will live... my belief is that all bottles should be open. except of doubles.
All my bottles are open (over 150). there are more then 50 closed bottles , but they are doubles.
I use Argon gas to make sure there is no oxidation in the open bottles.

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:33 am

Collector57 wrote:I'd like to make the 17 a regular on the shelf but haven't decided whether the extra cost would be justified. I'm tempted to say yes on the evidence of this current bottle, but probably no if compared with older batches of the 12.

Haven't opened my 17YO OP as yet, but have enjoyed the 12YO tremendously (just so bloody drinkable!).

Closed bottles... 77 as of today. I'm concentrating on working on what's already had the cork popped more of late.

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:43 pm

Collector57 wrote:Killed some, bought some - 272

Just what was that address again?

Just did a quick count of the inventory...
75 sealed so that means over 100 opened. I thought it was the other way 'round!
Damn! Maybe I'm not behind in my drinking...

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:42 pm

Up to 78 closed with the 25YO Glenfarclas I nabbed today.

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby johan brugge » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:52 pm

I've got about 41 bottles closed and 21 open. But that will change soon, no doubt about that.

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby MARS » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:21 pm

About 12 bottles open and +- 300 closed(not sure, long time I stop to count). The number of unopened is going to rise more as I have no intention to open more thant 12 bottles(it's more than enough as I have also many samples).

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby johan brugge » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:30 pm

MARS wrote:+- 300 closed

:shock:
Jeezes, MARS. If you need any help getting this number down let me know. I can be there within 1 hour. :mrgreen:

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby slaine » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:11 pm

Up tio 28 closed bottles now, though 4 of those are Lagavulin 16, so 25 unique closed bottles.

I'm hosting a whisky tasting party next month (On St Georges day, and kicking off with my St Georges Distillery Chapter 9 no less!), and will probably be opening 5 or 6 of these bottles then. All in a good cause though :-)

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:16 am

pkt77242 wrote:I am at about 10-12 closed but 2 of those will be opened today or tomorrow (just brought them home today).


Sean yours may as well come already opened!

Up to my all time record of 17. I'm a serious collector now!

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby MARS » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:04 am

johan brugge wrote:
MARS wrote:+- 300 closed

:shock:
Jeezes, MARS. If you need any help getting this number down let me know. I can be there within 1 hour. :mrgreen:


We can arrange a tasting session one day!
They are some members of the forum who badly want I come to brussels with a few bottles. Don't have much time for the moment but if you are interested I will send you an e-mail.

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PS : I don't have many peated single malt and only 2 ardbeg. (and I can't open the bottles of glendronach I don't have twice as I collect them)

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Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:28 pm

I like this God of War fellow! plus or minus 300 closed bottles and willing to hold a tasting. Makes me think I should go there in 2014 instead of Russia for the winter olympics!

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