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cowdery
11-22-2008, 11:52
Whiskirexia nervosa is a whiskey buying disorder characterized by a distorted whiskey inventory image and an obsessive fear of running out of whiskey. Individuals with whiskirexia nervosa tend to already own more whiskey than they can ever drink, even as they continue to buy more.

ACDetroit
11-22-2008, 11:55
Hi, my names Tony and I have Whiskirexia nervosa! I'd like to thank everyone for having me here!

Thanks!

cowdery
11-22-2008, 12:04
Welcome, Tony. Who's next?

ILLfarmboy
11-22-2008, 12:15
Does an obsessive desire to aquire an inventory of quality samples of every major style and sub category (that I enjoy) qualify?

Edited to add: Apart from my "drinking stash".

Dr. François
11-22-2008, 12:17
Hi, my names Tony and I have Whiskirexia nervosa! I'd like to thank everyone for having me here!

Thanks!

I was going to out Tony...Though I support his disorder!

spun_cookie
11-22-2008, 12:38
Hi, my names Tony and I have Whiskirexia nervosa! I'd like to thank everyone for having me here!

Thanks!


errrr... My Name is Emerald and I will see you at the meetings Tony :crazy: :icon_pidu:

I do understand there is only one cure: Increase intake!

ThomasH
11-22-2008, 12:47
Hi, my name is Thomas and I have whiskirexia nervosa maximus. I was recently perscribed some George T Stagg to ease the symptoms!

Thomas

OscarV
11-22-2008, 15:14
I concur with ThomasH, a Stagg prescription is a valid remedy.

barturtle
11-22-2008, 15:46
Whiskirexia nervosa is a whiskey buying disorder characterized by a distorted whiskey inventory image and an obsessive fear of running out of whiskey. Individuals with whiskirexia nervosa tend to already own more whiskey than they can ever drink, even as they continue to buy more.

My image of my whiskey inventory is not distorted, I have a fairly accurate spreadsheet telling me exactly how much whiskey I have.

I have no great fear of running out of whiskey anytime soon, thanks to the aforementioned spreadsheet.

I do not have more whiskey that I could reasonably drink (assuming I live to anywhere near the standard life expectancy for someone my age), so therefore it would be okay for me to continue to purchase whiskey.

So based upon this thorough analysis, there is no way I could qualify for the mentioned ailment. Thank you for clarifying this for me, I was beginning to get worried, but that seems to have been unwarranted.

ratcheer
11-22-2008, 16:23
Whiskirexia nervosa is a whiskey buying disorder characterized by a distorted whiskey inventory image and an obsessive fear of running out of whiskey. Individuals with whiskirexia nervosa tend to already own more whiskey than they can ever drink, even as they continue to buy more.

I don't have it. A few years ago, I may have, but not any more. It is made easier by the fact that my state has very few interesting items to choose from.

Tim

BourbonJoe
11-22-2008, 19:19
I got it......Bad.
Joe :usflag:

fishnbowljoe
11-22-2008, 19:25
Hi, My name is Joe and I have Whiskirexia Nervosa. I have gone 4 hours without buying a bottle of bourbon. I'd like to thank you all for being here for me.:crazy:

RM High
11-22-2008, 19:45
Whiskirexia nervosa is a whiskey buying disorder characterized by a distorted whiskey inventory image and an obsessive fear of running out of whiskey. Individuals with whiskirexia nervosa tend to already own more whiskey than they can ever drink, even as they continue to buy more.

Ummm, my name is Brad and I too have Whisikirexia nervosa. Umm, on my last trip to North Dakota, I went in to a liquor store just to see what theyu had in the way of bourbon. I didn't buy any, just looked......

fishnbowljoe
11-22-2008, 21:18
Hi, My name is Joe and I have Whiskirexia Nervosa. I have gone 5 minutes without thinking about buying a bottle of bourbon. I'd like to thank you all for being here for me. Ooops. Excuse me. I just spilled my Weller 12. Damn! I'll have to buy another bottle.

HighTower
11-22-2008, 23:47
My name is Scott and I am currently receiving treatment for Whiskirexia Nervosa. It has been 3 days since I have brought any new bourbon into my house, though I can see a relapse in the near future!

Scott

sku
11-23-2008, 00:52
I knew there was a name for it. I actually have been studying this phenomenon in myself for quite sometime, so I thought this diagnostic tool might be helpful.

Questions to ask yourself to determine if you have Whiskirexia Nervosa:

1. Do you have a better whiskey collection than most restaurants and bars in your city? state? country?

2. Do you have bottles stored in the bedroom? the bathroom? the kids' room(s)?

3. Do your local liquor store owners/staff know you by name?

4. Do you have on-line liquor stores bookmarked?

5. Have you ever missed work to ensure you're home to sign for a parcel that requires an adult signature?

6. If you leave a liquor store empty-handed do you feel disappointed? Panicky? Do you develop a rash?

7. Do you have a written inventory of your bottles? When someone comes over for a drink, do you offer them a printed list?

8. When travelling, do you visit liquor stores just in case they have something you can't find at home?

9. Do you spend more time buying whiskey than drinking it?

10. Have you ever considered opening a bar, just with the stock you currently own?

If you've answered yest to five or more of these questions, you may have Whiskirexia Nevosa (also known as Whiskyrexia Nevosa). You should consider seeking immediate medical attention.

edo
11-23-2008, 01:29
Ummm, my name is Brad and I too have Whisikirexia nervosa. Umm, on my last trip to North Dakota, I went in to a liquor store just to see what theyu had in the way of bourbon. I didn't buy any, just looked......

I'm edo and I do this at stores in my own town, including my own neighborhood and I do it regularly just to see if there's been any change. I have a notepad for prices.

I do this in spite of buying mostly online now. I got a shipment of six bottles today.

I hit five out of ten on the skulist. Am I borderline?

edo
11-23-2008, 01:50
I lied. It was eight bottles in my November shipment, (two were Scotch, though) ...

I'm cutting back next month ... if nothing's on sale.

OscarV
11-23-2008, 05:34
7. Do you have a written inventory of your bottles? When someone comes over for a drink, do you offer them a printed list?


:grin: :slappin: :lol:

doubleblank
11-23-2008, 06:27
Thanks for giving my condition a name Chuck. I realized there was something going on when my housekeeper said that I had opened bottles/decanters with glassware in seven different rooms in my house. Den, dining room, kitchen, tv room, computer room, formal living room and master bed room plus a handle of Beam Black out in the BBQ pit. "You don't want to have to go very far when you or your friends want a drink" I said. She gave me an unconvinced look.....like I was odd in this behavior. Glad to see I'm normal around here.

Randy

PS

Is the most valuable piece of furniture in your house used to showcase your best bottles/collection?

Was buying said piece the only time you've ever been to a furniture store?

barturtle
11-23-2008, 06:55
I knew there was a name for it. I actually have been studying this phenomenon in myself for quite sometime, so I thought this diagnostic tool might be helpful.

Questions to ask yourself to determine if you have Whiskirexia Nervosa:
Okay, I'll give it a go.


1. Do you have a better whiskey collection than most restaurants and bars in your city? state? country?

But, of course!

That's one.


2. Do you have bottles stored in the bedroom? the bathroom? the kids' room(s)?

Bedroom? Check! Bathroom? Check!

That's two.

3. Do your local liquor store owners/staff know you by name?

Interestingly, no...and I'd like to keep it that way.


4. Do you have on-line liquor stores bookmarked?

They don't ship to KY anyway, so there's no point.


5. Have you ever missed work to ensure you're home to sign for a parcel that requires an adult signature?

See the former.


6. If you leave a liquor store empty-handed do you feel disappointed? Panicky? Do you develop a rash?

Actually that sensation would be relief...


7. Do you have a written inventory of your bottles? When someone comes over for a drink, do you offer them a printed list?

Nope, mine's digital, and that information would be "need to know" and nobody else really needs to know...and what is this you speak of? "People coming over for a drink?" Never heard of such a thing.


8. When travelling, do you visit liquor stores just in case they have something you can't find at home?

What other use is there in traveling?

That's three.


9. Do you spend more time buying whiskey than drinking it?

Nope...but I combine trips with other shopping, so I don't have to count the driving time.


10. Have you ever considered opening a bar, just with the stock you currently own?

Hell no...I've worked in bars for years, you couldn't pay me enough to deal with those types of employees.


If you've answered yest to five or more of these questions, you may have Whiskirexia Nevosa (also known as Whiskyrexia Nevosa). You should consider seeking immediate medical attention.

Only three, I seem pretty safe.:grin:

Special Reserve
11-23-2008, 07:32
I knew there was a name for it. I actually have been studying this phenomenon in myself for quite sometime, so I thought this diagnostic tool might be helpful.

Questions to ask yourself to determine if you have Whiskirexia Nervosa:

1. Do you have a better whiskey collection than most restaurants and bars in your city? state? country?

2. Do you have bottles stored in the bedroom? the bathroom? the kids' room(s)?

3. Do your local liquor store owners/staff know you by name?

4. Do you have on-line liquor stores bookmarked?

5. Have you ever missed work to ensure you're home to sign for a parcel that requires an adult signature?

6. If you leave a liquor store empty-handed do you feel disappointed? Panicky? Do you develop a rash?

7. Do you have a written inventory of your bottles? When someone comes over for a drink, do you offer them a printed list?

8. When travelling, do you visit liquor stores just in case they have something you can't find at home?

9. Do you spend more time buying whiskey than drinking it?

10. Have you ever considered opening a bar, just with the stock you currently own?

If you've answered yest to five or more of these questions, you may have Whiskirexia Nevosa (also known as Whiskyrexia Nevosa). You should consider seeking immediate medical attention.

What a great list! Count me in: 1,2,3,4,6,8,9

My name is Will and have Whiskyrexia Nervose, but I'm loving it!

To tell the truth, this summer I had purchased a few bottles of Wild Turkey 12 year old cheesy gold label and did not open it for 3 months. Additionally, that's not the first time I made a purchase of a unique or highly prized bourbon and did not open it for months. Now, that's sad.

ggilbertva
11-23-2008, 08:09
I have chronic Whiskirexia nervosa and I need help.

fishnbowljoe
11-23-2008, 09:40
Hi, My name is Joe and I have Whiskirexia Nervosa. I had a restless sleep last night. I think I made it through the night without thinking/dreaming about bourbon. I got up early to make breakfast and had to walk by my sideboard. That's when I relapsed. I stopped to look at my stash, and immediately thought about what I could buy next to further enhance my collection. Help!

PS I have to go to the grocery store later with my wife. I don't know if I can do it without visiting their great liquor department. Help! Help!

fishnbowljoe
11-23-2008, 10:53
I have a number 11 to add to this list.

11. Do you spend more than 3 minutes deciding on what bottle from your stash you're going to have a pour from?

Joe

spun_cookie
11-23-2008, 12:40
Questions to ask yourself to determine if you have Whiskirexia Nervosa:

Ohh... what Fun... I love tests


1. Do you have a better whiskey collection than most restaurants and bars in your city? state? country?

Yes 1 for 1


2. Do you have bottles stored in the bedroom? the bathroom? the kids' room(s)?

If I may add "or do you have a special room make to store your stash"

I think the latter might be worse, but that is a 2 for 2 (assuming the change is acceptable) :D


3. Do your local liquor store owners/staff know you by name?

Not in Tucson (there is no selection), but I do in Westboro Mass and Binny's Chicago, as well as a few staff members at 5-6 other spots- that should count right :D

3 for 3


4. Do you have on-line liquor stores bookmarked?

Yes. 4 for 4


5. Have you ever missed work to ensure you're home to sign for a parcel that requires an adult signature?

No, my wife or my neighbor will sign for me - I had to develop a staff of helpers :lol: - this should probably count, but time for a miss :rolleyes:

4 for 5


6. If you leave a liquor store empty-handed do you feel disappointed? Panicky? Do you develop a rash?

I do feel disappointed - very empty

5 for 6


7. Do you have a written inventory of your bottles? When someone comes over for a drink, do you offer them a printed list?

None written down at all. I might be scarier, but I have all of them memorized including where they are located on the shelves and box.

5 for 7


8. When traveling, do you visit liquor stores just in case they have something you can't find at home?

err... big time

6 for 8


9. Do you spend more time buying whiskey than drinking it?

Well, I usually drik while I am looking, but do not always look while I am drinking

6 for 9


10. Have you ever considered opening a bar, just with the stock you currently own?

For a moment, but mostly to get the wholesale discount :D

7 for 10


11. Do you spend more than 3 minutes deciding on what bottle from your stash you're going to have a pour from?

Sometimes longer while I enjoy reorganizing them again for fun

8 for 11

I also think one to make it more realistic for Barturtle two more are required. These will put you into 5 easy there Timothy... and they are fair questions


12. Have you moved closer to the motherland to get a better selection or do you spend your "off" time in Kentucky?

No for me - but that is why I know all the best liquor store owners

8 for 12

and


13. Do you have more bottles bunkered than you can remember - requireing a list

Nope... but I can store a lot of usless information.... :D

and one more


Do you ever have host Bourbon themed gatherings with bourbon games?

Not yet, but I am planning on it ... so another miss - 8 for 14

8 for 14... so.. a solid case here indeed.... but there is room for growth :slappin:

barturtle
11-23-2008, 14:03
12. Have you moved closer to the motherland to get a better selection or do you spend your "off" time in Kentucky?

This one is not accurate, I have actually never moved out of Kentucky for anything other than school, so my State-of-Residence has never changed. So that would still be a negative. Going home is a tradition for college students when school is out.


13. Do you have more bottles bunkered than you can remember - requiring a list?

I can't remember most things without writing them down, including my mothers' phone number and birthday...I wouldn't consider a poor memory as being indicative of a clinical disorder.


Do you ever have host Bourbon themed gatherings with bourbon games?

Not really...I have played tour guide for a few fellow Bourbonites, but I was not the one who organized the event.

I'll add in Joe's too:


11. Do you spend more than 3 minutes deciding on what bottle from your stash you're going to have a pour from?

Nope, I keep few enough bottles open at any one time as to avoid that problem.

Since we are up to 14 questions now, you would need to increase the number of required positive answers to increase as well, to 7...since my number of affirmative answers hasn't increased, I'm actually swinging toward an even more normal diagnosis than all you mental cases.:grin:

Looks like I'm just a normal, well-adjusted, non-OCD whiskey collector/drinker.:grin:

I seem to have noticed something that may be a contributing factor: most of you poor, afflicted people are married...not all, but most...I'm not sure why marriage could help to push so many who would otherwise be borderline into full-blown clinical diagnosis, but it may be something to look into.:skep:

spun_cookie
11-23-2008, 14:28
They say admitting the problem is the first step to recovery... I'm not saying anything to anyone in particular... I'm just saying that is what they say...

... I am not sure self actualization is really a step towards recovery. It seems like clarity on how to focus on what you now realize is your passion.. :skep:

barturtle
11-23-2008, 14:57
It may be time to add in some statistics based questions:

15. How many Whiskey Forums do you have more than 100 posts on?

One for me

16. How many of those forums have you accumulated more than 1000 posts in your first year (or maintain a more than 3 posts per day average)?

zero for me.

17. Add one for being an Whiskey Forum administrator/moderator/owner (per forum).

zero for me.

18. Add one for owning more than 25 bottles, two for more than 100, three for more than 400.

that's two for me.

19. Add one for owning more than 12 of any one bottle.

zero for me.

Okay 19 questions, we'll go with 9 is a positive.

I now get 6 out of 19...still not a positive.

Stu
11-23-2008, 15:13
Stop adding questions! I'm already a diagnosed case! I'm going to Santa Fe to spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws, and I called Byrons in OK City with an order. I have to take my truck because it won't fit in my jeep! I'm 68 and I have at least 2 to 3 years worth of inventory and I'm buying another year's worth! The bad part is I know that while in Santa Fe I'll have to drive up to Kokomans on the indian reservation to see what goodies they have. The sad part is making two trips/year to Kentucky and one to Scotland, I don't think there is any hope for me! If someone forms a WRA, count me in as a charter member. I've always said I'm not an alcoholic because I don't go to meetings and I don't have a drinking problem because I can find my mouth every time, now you point out that I do have an affliction. I used to like you, Chuck, before you pointed this out to me! (but I still look forward to raising a glass with you at the Sampler and learning more of your knowledge of bourbon.)

sailor22
11-23-2008, 17:07
I'm Steve and I have Whiskirexia Nervosa. Have it bad.

I am yes to 10 of 11 from the original list - But now that you mention it perhaps a bar wouldn't be such a bad idea...:rolleyes:

I'm 2 of 3 from the new questions. Moving isn't an option.....yet.

fishnbowljoe
11-23-2008, 18:56
Hi, My name is Joe and I have Whiskirexia Nervosa. I had to go grocery shopping with my wife today. We stopped at four grocery stores, (my wife couldn't find the right potatoes) and I didn't buy anything from any of their liquor departments. We also stopped at two liquor stores. The only bottle I purchased, was a Canadian liqueur/whiskey, that is for a friend. Honest, Really. I'm not kidding. For real. I mean it. I ate when I got home. Then ...........I poured myself a stiff one and proceeded to take an inventory of my collection! I'm a nervous wreck! Thanks Chuck, you've helped make me more of a blithering idiot than what I normally am. Honest. Really. I'm not kidding. For real. I mean it. I'd like to thank you all for being here for me.

cowdery
11-23-2008, 19:21
I knew that I had this condition a few weeks ago, when both of my sisters were in town for a visit. We went to a liquor store because they each like a brand of beer they can't get where they live. While there, I bought one bottle of Rittenhouse Rye BIB, because I was out. After observing that whiskey now dominates my kitchen and dining room (plus a few other places I didn't show them), they gave me a hard time about buying more. They just didn't understand that yes, I have a lot of whiskey, but I didn't have any Rittenhouse Rye BIB. Yes, I have a couple other straight ryes, including some Rittenhouse 80 proof, but I was out of the BIB and it's only $13 a bottle.

Is there, I wondered, something wrong with me?

I also wonder how many people go to the web, looking for a support group, and find instead loads of eager enablers?

barturtle
11-23-2008, 19:32
I knew that I had this condition a few weeks ago, when both of my sisters were in town for a visit. We went to a liquor store because they each like a brand of beer they can't get where they live. While there, I bought one bottle of Rittenhouse Rye BIB, because I was out. After observing that whiskey now dominates my kitchen and dining room (plus a few other places I didn't show them), they gave me a hard time about buying more. They just didn't understand that yes, I have a lot of whiskey, but I didn't have any Rittenhouse Rye BIB. Yes, I have a couple other straight ryes, including some Rittenhouse 80 proof, but I was out of the BIB and it's only $13 a bottle.

Is there, I wondered, something wrong with me?

I also wonder how many people go to the web, looking for a support group, and find instead loads of eager enablers?

But Chuck, you know you did the right thing in picking up more Rittenhouse BIB. I'm not sure why you would question that.

I for instance do quite a bit of baking and as such I keep about 6 different types of flour at home, if I am out of one, I see no reason to question myself in picking up some more.

tritioch
11-23-2008, 20:59
I knew there was a name for it. I actually have been studying this phenomenon in myself for quite sometime, so I thought this diagnostic tool might be helpful.

Questions to ask yourself to determine if you have Whiskirexia Nervosa:

1. Do you have a better whiskey collection than most restaurants and bars in your city? state? country?

2. Do you have bottles stored in the bedroom? the bathroom? the kids' room(s)?

3. Do your local liquor store owners/staff know you by name?

4. Do you have on-line liquor stores bookmarked?

5. Have you ever missed work to ensure you're home to sign for a parcel that requires an adult signature?

6. If you leave a liquor store empty-handed do you feel disappointed? Panicky? Do you develop a rash?

7. Do you have a written inventory of your bottles? When someone comes over for a drink, do you offer them a printed list?

8. When travelling, do you visit liquor stores just in case they have something you can't find at home?

9. Do you spend more time buying whiskey than drinking it?

10. Have you ever considered opening a bar, just with the stock you currently own?

If you've answered yest to five or more of these questions, you may have Whiskirexia Nevosa (also known as Whiskyrexia Nevosa). You should consider seeking immediate medical attention.

1,3(doesn''t really count as I work at one),4,5,6,7,8.
Then again, I am perennially searching for something new and exciting in whiskey (most recently a 3yr old barrel sample from KBD.... they are dragging their feet on bottling the damn thing too)

The bunker right now stands at 120btls with an additional 27 in inventory.... likely to increase substantially within the next weeks with single malts (watch for some retardedly low sale pricing as suppliers cut prices for December).

RM High
11-23-2008, 21:01
Stop adding questions! I'm already a diagnosed case! I'm going to Santa Fe to spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws, and I called Byrons in OK City with an order. I have to take my truck because it won't fit in my jeep! I'm 68 and I have at least 2 to 3 years worth of inventory and I'm buying another year's worth! The bad part is I know that while in Santa Fe I'll have to drive up to Kokomans on the indian reservation to see what goodies they have. The sad part is making two trips/year to Kentucky and one to Scotland, I don't think there is any hope for me! If someone forms a WRA, count me in as a charter member. I've always said I'm not an alcoholic because I don't go to meetings and I don't have a drinking problem because I can find my mouth every time, now you point out that I do have an affliction. I used to like you, Chuck, before you pointed this out to me! (but I still look forward to raising a glass with you at the Sampler and learning more of your knowledge of bourbon.)

Kokomans!!! I love that place!! On the Pojoaque Reservation. I actually used to do work in the area and visited the place as often as possible.

pepcycle
11-24-2008, 09:56
I've been away from Kentucky for a solid 5 months and it appears that some of the symptons of WN are subsiding.
I've taken the local liquor stores in Lexington off speed dial.
I didn't get any of the BTAC and seem to be surviving.
My collection has been in boxes for six months and, although I miss it dearly, I only went to check on it a few times and let it know that it won't be long before they can sit back on the shelf in 5 or more rooms of the new house.
The daily pour has become an occasional microbrew, but only at meals BEFORE lunch.
The doctor says the twitch will go away soon and the salivation upon hearing anything resembling a cork pop may subside by the end of next summer.

doubleblank
11-24-2008, 10:31
3. Do your local liquor store owners/staff know you by name?



Know me by name.....heck, the owners of Spec's Liquor send me a personal Christmas card and invite me to their suite at the Texans home games. When I was on my 6 week road trip this past summer, they called Val to see if I was alright as I hadn't spent any money in their stores for so long. I got an invitation to their child's graduation from Rice University.....seeing as how I paid for most of it.

Randy

Vange
11-24-2008, 14:37
Oh I have it and I have it bad!

fishnbowljoe
11-24-2008, 15:22
Hi, My name is Joe and I have Whiskirexia Nervosa. I didn't buy anything for myself today, but I had to stop at a liquor store to pick up two more bottles of Canadian liqueur/whiskey for my Tuesday night bowling buddies. Honest. Really. I'm not kidding. For real. I mean it. I did take a walk through the bourbon section, even though I was just there yesterday. Man, my mouth got dry. I'm going to have a Coke now and see if I can get me salivary glands working again. I'd like to thank you all for being here for me. Joe

PS Ahhhhh, screw the Coke. I'm gonna have some bourbon.:banghead:

T47
11-24-2008, 19:48
Oh I have it, but not as bad as the others...that's what I tell my wife!

TNbourbon
11-24-2008, 21:26
Good news! (I think.) I've been generally cured:coffeedrinker: , by a combination of time, a hyper-active consciousness which tolerates only varied interests, and better uses for my money. My remaining weakness remains the relationships I've collected while consumed with the stuff, which I hope never diminish.
Today, I hate myself for 'wasting' (remember -- I STILL have a fair number of quite drinkable bottles on the shelves in the pantry) money on whiskey, and stay out of liquor stores in which I don't work.
It's not impossible --you CAN lick this thing! If, of course, you want to.

smokinjoe
11-25-2008, 07:21
More, Top Ten signs that you may have Whiskirexia Nervosa:

10. Finally, you gladly accept an invitation for dinner at your wife's goofy best friend and her goofier husbands house, when you realize they live in a part of town you haven't "hunted" yet.

9. You no longer crack up with uncontrollable giggles when somebody describes some bourbons as having a "hint of anise" taste.

8. Although you hated any science class, and squeaked through high school chemistry, you now think you're Louis Pasteur, because you own a Buffalo Trace "Experimental Collection".

7. You dump your membership in the Sierra Club when you realize, " There's plenty good to come from cuttin' down American White Oak!"

6. You can't name the last 2 Super Bowl Champs, but you CAN name every "Bourbonian of the Year".

5. Parker Beam and Jimmy Russell are forced to get restraining orders on you so you'll quit hugging them every time you see them.

4. You tell Bill Gates "Thanks, but no thanks", to his Executive Vice President and Second in Command job, because you have it on good authority that Washington state's bourbon selection "Isn't competitive with other offers you have in Kentucky".

3. You tell your only daughter she can't get married in late April as she hoped, because it conflicts with KBF.

2. When the Hell's Angels pull into your local bar, and order up a round of Jack Daniel's, you knock back a shot of Stagg and begin to jeer and taunt them with quips like, "Hey Alice, how 'bout a skirt with that drink!"

1. Having been a life long agnostic, you suddenly accept the existence of God because you think it's a way to take part in the Angel's Share.

I gots da sickness...

reg
11-25-2008, 09:04
I live in alabama and every time i go out of state. the back end of my car looks like an old fashion bootlegger. Beer weighs more. two to three cases plus about five bottles of spirits.

Hondo
11-29-2008, 08:20
I think we should have a Whiskyrexia Nervose Anonymous meeting...

At the Liquor Barn!

ACDetroit
11-29-2008, 08:46
I think we should have a Whiskyrexia Nervose Anonymous meeting...

At the Liquor Barn!

Great idea! I like it, but I believe Chuck is having the first meeting at the Binny's South Loop Store on the 13th of December. Come on up if you can make it.
No promises of a cure but just understanding we have a problem...and knowing is half the battle.

Tony

fishnbowljoe
11-29-2008, 10:14
I have it so bad, that I thought Tony's post read, "....and knowing is half the bottle." My name is Joe and................

fishnbowljoe
12-06-2008, 18:33
Stopped at two liquor stores today while traveling out of town. Both had really good selections of bourbon. The only thing I bought was a 50 ml of Old Forester for my collection. Looks like I'm getting there. My name is still Joe..............

ggilbertva
12-07-2008, 08:20
I've been a good boy....no bourbon purchases. That is until my sister called from North Carolina and says "Uh...I'm at this big liquor warehouse and they have a whole section on bourbon...do you need anything?"

No...but that didn't stop me from getting a bottle of Repeal for $20 and a PKXO for another $20. HELP!!!!:bigeyes:

fishnbowljoe
12-31-2008, 00:28
Well the New Year is upon us. My name is Joe and......DAMN!:slappin: Happy New Year gang! Joe

OscarV
01-01-2009, 22:40
Good news! (I think.) I've been generally cured:coffeedrinker: , by a combination of time, a hyper-active consciousness which tolerates only varied interests, and better uses for my money. My remaining weakness remains the relationships I've collected while consumed with the stuff, which I hope never diminish.
Today, I hate myself for 'wasting' (remember -- I STILL have a fair number of quite drinkable bottles on the shelves in the pantry) money on whiskey, and stay out of liquor stores in which I don't work.
It's not impossible --you CAN lick this thing! If, of course, you want to.

I've been wanting to reply but your avatar said that you are closed,...so I'll just say "HI".

barturtle
01-01-2009, 23:03
Symptom number 72:

You travel with more bourbon than you and several of your friends can manage to consume (or even get around to tasting) in a weeks time.

Double points if none of the bottles you traveled with is available in either the state you left from or the state you are traveling to.

fishnbowljoe
03-05-2009, 20:08
Yep. Still have it. Made a batch of chili tonight for my wife, for her work's annual chili shootout. Last year I tried bourbon chili. This year she said no. :smiley_acbt: So, I made it anyway. I just drank the bourbon instead of putting it in the chilli. :rolleyes: My name is Joe..........

barturtle
03-06-2009, 08:39
Symptom number 328:

You travel with several days worth of whiskey, even for day trips, just in case the unforeseen might happen, you know like hurricanes striking Indiana or Ice Storms or broken down pickups...

IronHead
03-06-2009, 15:02
My wife says I have enough whiskey but I know she can't be right because there is whiskey I don't have.

The Boozer
03-06-2009, 19:38
Whiskirexia nervosa is a whiskey buying disorder characterized by a distorted whiskey inventory image and an obsessive fear of running out of whiskey. Individuals with whiskirexia nervosa tend to already own more whiskey than they can ever drink, even as they continue to buy more.

Point?

TJ
PS: so? (I need 16 charaters to reply)

SBOmarc
03-07-2009, 15:23
Point?

TJ
PS: so? (I need 16 charaters to reply)

A textbook perfect case of this dreaded disease.

cowdery
03-07-2009, 17:29
Symptom 742:

When you fly with only carry-on luggage, there is always a 50ml of bourbon in your ziplock bag for carry-on liquids, just in case.

Bourbon Geek
03-14-2009, 07:44
With careful planning, I think you can get about 7 mini bottles in your quart bag ... (may need to stretch the plastic just a bit) ... who needs shampoo and toothpaste anyway? Use the stuff the Hotel gives you ...

fishnbowljoe
03-14-2009, 08:00
Going out of town with the wife to look for dining room/patio furniture. I have the trip planned to coincide with liquor stores in the immediate area of the furniture stores. :skep: A little dusty hunting perhaps? My name is still Joe, and...............:bowdown: Joe

callmeox
03-15-2009, 07:02
You drive three hours east one weekend to pick up a bunch of discontinued but in demand bottles and follow it up the next weekend with a couple hour trip west to pass them along to another guy who also has it.


I'm Scott. I have it and I am an enabler. :cool:

OscarV
03-15-2009, 07:30
You drive three hours east one weekend to pick up a bunch of discontinued but in demand bottles and follow it up the next weekend with a couple hour trip west to pass them along to another guy who also has it.


I'm Scott. I have it and I am an enabler. :cool:

Being an enabler is nothing to be ashamed of, btw I got the bottles home safe and sound.

Stu
03-15-2009, 09:07
Those of us suffering from the affliction in dry areas bless the enablers.

callmeox
03-15-2009, 09:58
Those of us suffering from the affliction in dry areas bless the enablers.

Why do I always have "Eastbound and Down" by Jerry Reed going though my head on these trips? :slappin:

OscarV
03-15-2009, 10:09
A few weeks ago I did the one day road trip from hell, Rochester, NY and back, 16 1/2 hours, all kinds of crazy stuff going thru my head on that one, espicially when I got home. :shocked:

fishnbowljoe
08-22-2009, 10:30
Just bumping this thread up so some of the newer members can relate. :grin: Joe

Also as a friendly reminder to Ed. (pepcycle) :slappin:

DowntownD
08-22-2009, 13:29
Whiskirexia nervosa is a whiskey buying disorder characterized by a distorted whiskey inventory image and an obsessive fear of running out of whiskey. Individuals with whiskirexia nervosa tend to already own more whiskey than they can ever drink, even as they continue to buy more.

not yet, but I'm working on it...

Tennessee Dave
08-22-2009, 14:33
Yep. I definitely have it. It sort of snuck up on me right after I joined this forum. The really sad part is that there is no known cure and symptoms can only be temporarily relieved by more purchases. To my knownledge there is very little being done to find a cure.

MarkEdwards
08-22-2009, 17:48
Another symptom: You buy a bottle of rye, on the off chance that you might like it. Baby Saz, and yes, I do!)

smokinjoe
09-22-2009, 16:42
Another sign that you have Whiskirexia Nervosa: Your wife points out to you, "in the scary voice", that you have "more damn bourbon themed t-shirts than she has pairs of shoes".

The "scary voice" gets your attention, and lets you know that you got some jewelry shoppin' to do. :D

hectic1
09-22-2009, 18:04
I definitely have it...I couldn't sleep last night as I was trying to decide if I should get another bottle of Pappy 20 or JRPS 17 year for the bunker durning the Binny's 15% off sale...:(

fishnbowljoe
09-22-2009, 21:33
I'm sure I do. I spent over $300 on bourbon at the KBF. I had to take a trip to Milwaukee tonight, so naturally I stopped at a couple places on the way back. Spent about $60.00 more on bourbon tonight. My name is Joe, and............

tommyboy38
09-22-2009, 21:37
Nope...don't have it...I can quit anytime I want to.

ODaniel
09-22-2009, 21:39
I wish. I can't afford that disease!

DeanSheen
09-22-2009, 22:00
I'm sure I do. I spent over $300 on bourbon at the KBF. I had to take a trip to Milwaukee tonight, so naturally I stopped at a couple places on the way back. Spent about $60.00 more on bourbon tonight. My name is Joe, and............

Man you were good!

(yes I have it)

BBQ+Bourbon
10-11-2009, 13:15
I am starting to think I have it. Last night, I was at a gathering enjoying some wonderful food with friends when somebody mentioned that a couple party goers went to the liquor store. A light went on in my head: this is a not-so-great neighborhood and the store could be holding treasure! I conned a friend into taking me to the store and quickly found 6 bottles.

When I read posts on this forum from people who pass over dusties of S-W juice I am flushed with jealousy. I have considered driving to the dusty-rich areas and bringing home a lifetime supply.

pepcycle
10-11-2009, 13:24
Lifetime Supply has no definition.

ILLfarmboy
10-11-2009, 13:47
Here are a few thoughts:

Given my current rate of consumption, increased by 20%, and spread across all spirits, if I should start drinking only one bottling, just one of my favorites, It won't last more than 5 or 6 months.

Any effort to amass a lifetime supply would have to be a individual lifetime supply of ALL of my current favorites.

jburlowski
10-11-2009, 17:59
Here are a few thoughts:

Given my current rate of consumption, increased by 20%, and spread across all spirits, if I should start drinking only one bottling, just one of my favorites, It won't last more than 5 or 6 months.

Any effort to amass a lifetime supply would have to be a individual lifetime supply of ALL of my current favorites.

May you live a very long and full life!

ILLfarmboy
10-11-2009, 21:25
May you live a very long and full life!

To paraphrase The Nuge in a shooting related metaphor, I'm still gaining velocity........................

smokinjoe
12-06-2009, 08:04
You may have Whiskirexia Nervosa if you are extremely late leaving for that romantic weekend getaway with your wife, because you just spent the last 50 minutes staring at your bunker wondering which bourbon to take....











I took the 04 ER17....:crazy:

pepcycle
12-06-2009, 09:12
You might have WN if you go into a bakery, shoe store, candy store or lumber yard and comment that it smells like bourbon.

loose proton
12-06-2009, 13:55
Looks like it's been a year since barturtle posted on this topic. Is he still in denial?

spy247
12-10-2009, 19:30
Finally I have a name for my condition. I always wondered why I bought two of every bottling.
However I will not be seeking help, just more Bourbon.

bigtoys
12-28-2009, 23:09
of course. when 4R became available in Illinois, i bought 3 each of single barrel and small batch, in case they changed their minds. many Pappys bunkered and a few WT American Spirits, to name a few.

angelshare
01-02-2010, 17:57
We might have it. On second thought, I'm pretty sure we CAN drink it all. Nay, we WILL drink it all. You guys are all crazy. We better get to the liquor store to stock up.

nysquire
01-03-2010, 07:58
Hi, My name is Jim (nysquire to you all here) and I have it too.

Of course I have better (may be not more than) a lot of establishments, locally and/or statewide.
although my wife would disagree on the quantity part.

Of course all the stores know me by name and have my phone number for emergencies... (in case they get one in that I might not have). although most have an inventory sheet of my collection.

Of course I have bottles stashed through the house.(unopened extra's)

Yes, I can not visit a store without buying atleast on bottle.(helps with the shakes)

Sign me up and let me know where the meetings are!

pepcycle
01-04-2010, 14:44
Another sign today.

I tried to convince the Patty that an unoccupied spot in the bedroom might be perfect for a decanter set.

Some of you may know this is the last sanctuary in the Pepcycle household.

(Somehow this makes up for pillows and candles appearing in all other rooms, including the garage)

loose proton
01-04-2010, 16:05
...for pillows and candles appearing in all other rooms, including the garage)
OMG! not the garage, too!?!?!

MarkEdwards
01-05-2010, 04:09
Another sign today.

I tried to convince the Patty that an unoccupied spot in the bedroom might be perfect for a decanter set.

Some of you may know this is the last sanctuary in the Pepcycle household.

(Somehow this makes up for pillows and candles appearing in all other rooms, including the garage)

The pillows and candles can be overcome by ALSO having a pool table in the garage.

pepcycle
01-05-2010, 20:11
Yes, the garage.

Her half has the Bimmer, rolling flower pots, garden tools, a few pillows and an assortment of candles in waiting.

My half has the toolbox, sportbike, asst weaponry and keg refrigerator.

Nothing lies on the DMZ.

cowdery
01-06-2010, 16:30
Pillows or no, The Patty is still a saint.

AVB
01-06-2010, 18:18
I don't know if I qualify. I don't have more whisk(e)y than I could possibly drink even though it might take me 10 years.

birdman1099
01-06-2010, 18:57
well hell.... who doesn't !!!!:skep:

smokinjoe
01-24-2010, 15:57
You just may have Whiskirexia Nervosa when while at Church for the first time in a couple of months...(Well OK, maybe a little longer than that...:o) you begin to dig on the powerful words in the Processional Hymn, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name". During the second verse you glance down to notice that a certain Oliver Handel wrote the music for this song in.....1792...Hmmm...Which of course gets your mind to wondering that "I drained my last bottle of 1792 a few weeks ago"...and, "That really is a nice looking bottle, I need more"....and also begin pondering "I wonder what's going to happen to Barton with BT now owning them?"...and, "Wouldn't a Barton SB Barrel purchase be interesting?"...and, "I wonder if Oliver Handel was a bourbon drinker?"...and, "Do you think Oliver Handel knew Elijah Craig?".................................................. ..........................................., until the hymn is over, the congregation sits, and you're still standing with this deep and thoughtful look on your face.

You know you gots it then....

Thunderstorms are moving through the area tonight. I don't think I'll step outside...:D

jinenjo
02-07-2010, 22:29
The official soon to be released DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) will have either BRAD as a new addition to Axis I illnesses.

Bourbon or Rye Acquisition Disorder (it may also be referred to as R-BAD)

This I gleaned from being told about SRAD over at badgerandblade.com

Straight Razor Acquisition Disorder

ACDetroit
10-10-2010, 19:49
I truly thought I was getting better, until tis week. I have a work trip planned and mapped out all the cities I have to go through as well as the liquor stores of each city. Looks like I still have it! I'll see you all in the what did you purchase today thread on Tuesday :lol: !

Cheers!
Tony

BourbonRob
10-11-2010, 09:00
Count me in!!! I set out on my last Bourbon haul wanting to send $400-$500..figured that would last me all day...

Only problem was that budget only last the first 3 stores...there were many more stores to follow...just have to buy things when you see them.

imbibehour
10-12-2010, 20:04
I have a bourbon, whiskey, beer, cocktail, massive spirit, wine, brandy, digestif, aperitif, I'll have another one of those... nutyness things that I can't stop. I am not sure people can help with my classification... but... can I just say I belong and can join your support group?!

I have bottles in drawers right now cause I have no room (I am not making this up), do I have a problem??

MissinER101
10-13-2010, 04:58
WELL...I can truthfully claim a remission, I have been in Iraq for 16 months and haven't bought a bottle (OK I lied, last NOV on vacation we visited BT and I did buy 3 bottles; but only because I thought it was a requirement)

HOWEVER I feel a relapse coming on when I get home, especially since joining this enabling group, starting with the 3 bottles of GTS a buddy has reserved for me.

cowdery
10-14-2010, 23:09
A quote from Gary Regan: "I'm not a writer with a drinking problem, I'm a drinker with a writing problem."

SBOmarc
10-15-2010, 10:11
There is news on the research side of this affliction. It was done independant of any outside influences. It seems that the condition described here in this thread can not only be brought under control, but can be cured 100%.

I was innoculated by a new and more recent virus created in the lab... Accountus Emptius. It seems that this new virus does not actually cure WN, but renders it severly impaired. Early results are promising. Side effects are still being discovered. There is a yet to be named phenomenon that prompts patients to search bunkers and deplete them at an accelerated rate. Further research will be monitored and reported.

Of course the patient must want to be cured. The first blind trials indicate that this is a huge problem, one that has researchers scratching their heads in amazement.

Accountus is also not as strong a strain as WN, and the effects seem to be temporary. Researchers are quick to point out a 100% resitivism rate once AE wears off.

Just an update...

sailor22
10-15-2010, 12:06
My doctor has diagnosed my remission as caused by Retiremntitus Synrome. A condition I hope to cure soon.

ACDetroit
10-15-2010, 14:00
There is news on the research side of this affliction. It was done independant of any outside influences. It seems that the condition described here in this thread can not only be brought under control, but can be cured 100%.

I was innoculated by a new and more recent virus created in the lab... Accountus Emptius. It seems that this new virus does not actually cure WN, but renders it severly impaired. Early results are promising. Side effects are still being discovered. There is a yet to be named phenomenon that prompts patients to search bunkers and deplete them at an accelerated rate. Further research will be monitored and reported.

Of course the patient must want to be cured. The first blind trials indicate that this is a huge problem, one that has researchers scratching their heads in amazement.

Accountus is also not as strong a strain as WN, and the effects seem to be temporary. Researchers are quick to point out a 100% resitivism rate once AE wears off.

Just an update...

Marc some moths ago I found myself with a case of this. It seems mine was due to the automotive industry and lack of work. The government supplement (AKA placebo) or unemployment as it's referred to by the government officials, leaving my bank account with a severe case of "Accountus Emptius". Seemed at the end of the month I just never had enough left over to support the bunker!

Thanks for the info I knew there was a name for it!

Regards,

Tony

PS. Just to keep everyone updated, I still have it, though learning to cope with it as of late (a job helps!).

reg
10-20-2010, 11:22
Yes, roadtrips to Nashville , Atlanta, and Pensacola cures the urge. Dr Frugal MacDoogal helps the Alabama strain of outbreak.

barturtle
10-20-2010, 11:39
I momentarily showed some frightening symptoms...but once I got my years' allocation of BTAC, all seems better...if only they'd discontinue Saz18 I'd never have this issue...