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AaronWF
03-29-2012, 15:16
What bottle do you keep in your office?

A day like today makes me wish I had something in here. I did keep a 375ml bottle of the most recent Binny's ER10, but I ended up taking it on a trip (and won't be buying it again). It's rare that I want or have the opportunity for a drink during a work day, but today's one of those rare days.

Who keeps a bottle in their office? For those of you whose office is your car... nevermind...

dohidied
03-29-2012, 15:20
I had a 50ml of E&J XO brandy in my jacket today that I got from a customer. Does that count?

AaronWF
03-29-2012, 15:24
I had a 50ml of E&J XO brandy in my jacket today that I got from a customer. Does that count?

No. No it does not. Did you drink it?

DaveOfAtl
03-29-2012, 15:27
Highland Park 12 and Blantons. The bottles are short, so they fit in upright the desk drawers.

Rockefeller
03-29-2012, 15:44
ORVW 10/107
THH
Macallan 18

Brooklyn Lager in the fridge

berto
03-29-2012, 15:44
Bottle of Makers in the drawer.

clingman71
03-29-2012, 16:04
WSR7
WT Rye 101

dohidied
03-29-2012, 16:13
No. No it does not. Did you drink it?

No, I was planning on sampling it for educational purposes, but I put my jacket in the closet without remembering it. I'll have to save it for another day.

yountvillewjs
03-29-2012, 16:18
My bunker is here at the office. So I guess I keep Pappy, BTAC, tequila and few hundred bottles of wine.

AaronWF
03-29-2012, 16:25
Don't nobody keep no Piper Van Winkle up in thar?


My bunker is here at the office. So I guess I keep Pappy, BTAC, tequila and few hundred bottles of wine.

Ah. I guess you're living the dream, eh? I'm sure plenty of people work from home and so have access to their entire bar as well.

And I would imagine those of you involved in the wine and/or spirits business wouldn't have to look too far beyond your desk to find something to sip.

Some nice choices here...

JayMonster
03-29-2012, 17:10
With a teatotolling CEO, it would mean my immediate dismissal, so I do not have a bottle in my desk. I do however keep a few 50 ml bottles of JBB and MM in my laptop bag along with a collapsing cup.

camduncan
03-29-2012, 17:12
None! I work for our State Government and it's a sackable offence to have (open) alcohol in the workplace. :bigeyes:

White Dog
03-29-2012, 17:20
Depends on the month. Currently I have an Old Ezra 7yr. I tend to stick with solid but not flashy at work. OGD is also in the work rotation.

StraightNoChaser
03-29-2012, 17:25
In my office I have

Virginia Gentleman
Mt Gay XO
Grey Goose
Cointreau
Herradura silver
Dewars 18

I like to keep my options open

LostBottle
03-29-2012, 17:32
I have a bottle of Thomas H Handy in my desk drawer. Work is the perfect place for barrel strength rye;)

yountvillewjs
03-29-2012, 17:41
Don't nobody keep no Piper Van Winkle up in thar?



Ah. I guess you're living the dream, eh? I'm sure plenty of people work from home and so have access to their entire bar as well.

And I would imagine those of you involved in the wine and/or spirits business wouldn't have to look too far beyond your desk to find something to sip.

Some nice choices here...

Funny, when you are around it all the time, you don't find yourself reaching for it too often. Or at least I don't. That said, it sure is nice to have options when that moment does strike.

tmckenzie
03-29-2012, 18:21
I have tons of stuff in my office. And lots of time I have a rough Friday afternoon and am glad I work in a distillery.

Tucker
03-29-2012, 19:38
Zero tolerance policy at my office :(

Young Blacksmith
03-29-2012, 19:46
My main office is home, so I have access. But due to governmental and workplace regulations I cannot imbibe while working if I want to keep my job.

Office #2 is the car.... same thing....

Office #3 is the smoking lounge. They told me the other day no open bottles, but they will not look in my cup. Fortunately after 5pm I don't want to smoke there, I'd rather be home where I can smoke and drink all I want.

Restaurant man
03-29-2012, 20:16
Funny, when you are around it all the time, you don't find yourself reaching for it too often. Or at least I don't. That said, it sure is nice to have options when that moment does strike.

Exactly. It can be dangerous to work around alcohol if u can't limit yourself. I've seen it take a lot of good men down. No liquor in my office but tons down in the bars :bigeyes:

mosugoji64
03-29-2012, 21:22
Many places to hide it and many instances when it would be beneficial, but if I got caught tipping a bottle at work I would be sh*tcanned before I could swallow. Can't really complain, though. A healthcare setting isn't really where you want to see people drinking. :grin:

Brisko
03-30-2012, 07:41
How does the joke go?

"My daddy always said, 'the day I can't do my job drunk is the day they take away my badge and gun.'":lol:

Zero tolerance in my workplace, too. Too bad, I could have used a snort this week.

Special Reserve
03-30-2012, 15:44
Zero tolerance in my industry (clinical laboratory) as well.

There was a time when alcohol use was common in hospital. In fact my first professional employer had "liver rounds" on one Friday afternoon a month. This was a social gathering of the big shots in the board room.

In the 70's when the lab had a party, the pathologists would supply the alcohol that most freely drank. The chief pathologist would have the diener get a bottle for them to share in the autopsy room. Since the chief was Canadian he usually got Crown Royal. Those days are forever gone.

At one time I had full access to non-denatured pharmaceutical grade ethanol for use in the lab. All I had to do was got to where it was stored and get it. Use was not documented.

jeanraulmitchell
03-30-2012, 16:53
Right now I don't have bourbon in my office but a blended malt, great king street.

Let's see, in the past there has been GTS ORVW107 but I usually keep a single malt in there, that way I don't drink too much. If I have ORVW107 in there I'll be drinking as soon as I walk into my office, hence scotch.

dohidied
03-30-2012, 17:42
An older coworker was reminiscing today about when there was a bar next door. He was laughing about the days when certain Irishmen would have an Irish coffee before work, go have some beers every couple hours, and drink after work until they passed out in their cars. It might be entertaining to see how a day was like this, but it doesn't sound like much fun. For the record, I sell wholesale produce and we're so sleep-deprived it's like half of us are drunk sometimes.

sob0728
03-30-2012, 20:04
Timely thread. We had a bet with another team at our company golf outing last year that the losing team had to purchase a $40 bottle of whiskey to drink with the winners. We are settling the bet in the board room next Tuesday. Not too worried about being fired because three of the eight people in the room will be the CEO, CFO, and COO. :grin:

Dramiel McHinson
03-30-2012, 21:48
Sadly, I work in a facility where alcohol stored in one's workspace, belly or brain would result in a oneway armed escort to jail. But, I do have a home office where I store so much bourbon I had to advise the fire department to hose the office down first before attempting rescue of the occupants. I did have the presence of mind to store all of the reloading supplies at the opposite end of the house. I would never forgive myself if a primer popped and set my bourbon ablaze.

AaronWF
03-30-2012, 23:47
Well it sounds to me that the majority of us whose work doesn't forbid alcohol tend to keep less tempting bottles in the office rather than more dear samples.

That makes sense to me: don't keep something in your office that you'll find yourself wanting to get into when you get home. Rather, keep a solid mid-shelfer that is available when the occasion arises but doesn't tempt you otherwise.

Luna56
03-31-2012, 00:22
Sadly, I work in a facility where alcohol stored in one's workspace, belly or brain would result in a oneway armed escort to jail. But, I do have a home office where I store so much bourbon I had to advise the fire department to hose the office down first before attempting rescue of the occupants. I did have the presence of mind to store all of the reloading supplies at the opposite end of the house. I would never forgive myself if a primer popped and set my bourbon ablaze.

Excellent!

Cheers!

deathevocation
03-31-2012, 04:08
I keep the worst bottle of "rum" I've ever had the misfortune of tasting in my office. A client gave it to me - smells like bathroom cleaner. Anyhow, if anyone stuffs up on the job, they have to pay the penalty and have a nip of this "rum" after work. All in good fun.

BFerguson
03-31-2012, 05:48
At one time I had full access to non-denatured pharmaceutical grade ethanol for use in the lab. All I had to do was got to where it was stored and get it. Use was not documented.

I have this at work, but for work purposes only. It is now highly documented-and secured.

All has to do with being a tax free product.

But other than that, nothing here. Like most-no tolerance for this at work, which is good thing in a medical setting.

B

bad_scientist
03-31-2012, 06:38
I have this at work, but for work purposes only. It is now highly documented-and secured.

All has to do with being a tax free product.

But other than that, nothing here. Like most-no tolerance for this at work, which is good thing in a medical setting.

B

We have lots of 95% ethanol, USP, at work, which we use to STERILIZE gloves and surfaces. We pay out the nose for the bottles, so maybe we pay taxes on them.

M Pickle
03-31-2012, 09:55
Well it sounds to me that the majority of us whose work doesn't forbid alcohol tend to keep less tempting bottles in the office rather than more dear samples.

That makes sense to me: don't keep something in your office that you'll find yourself wanting to get into when you get home. Rather, keep a solid mid-shelfer that is available when the occasion arises but doesn't tempt you otherwise.

This is why I keep Bulleit at the office. Also, I don't want the mooches drinking my BTAC.:grin:

the Duff
03-31-2012, 18:52
This is why I keep Bulleit at the office. Also, I don't want the mooches drinking my BTAC.:grin:

Exactly! Everyone helps themselves to my stash after work. I learned very quickly to not have rare bottles on hand.





Depends on the month. Currently I have an Old Ezra 7yr. I tend to stick with solid but not flashy at work. OGD is also in the work rotation.

This is my philosophy as well. Currently an AAA and a JTS Brown BIB. I try to keep them under $20 too. Lots of VOB BIB!

Restaurant man
03-31-2012, 23:52
So who 's hiding a plastic bag of buds in their office? besides Aaron

Bigspur2011
04-02-2012, 17:03
Zero tolerance at my work also, in fact I drive a company vehicle and if I get called in for a drug test, my breath test has to be 0.00.

Jonny.Applebury
04-02-2012, 21:16
Right now I don't have bourbon in my office but a blended malt, great king street.

Let's see, in the past there has been GTS ORVW107 but I usually keep a single malt in there, that way I don't drink too much. If I have ORVW107 in there I'll be drinking as soon as I walk into my office, hence scotch.

I'm being nit-picky. Great King Street is a blended Scotch whisky, not a blended malt. :grin: It contains grain whiskies (alongside malt whiskies), and is thus not a malt.

As far as liquor at my office? Strictly prohibited. :smiley_acbt:

Kalessin
04-02-2012, 22:25
I can't have an open bottle at the office, but I'm okay with that.

My home office is located one floor up directly over the cabinet bar, so keeping a bottle in here would be kind of silly -- and I like the ceremony of walking down and opening up the bar for a glass and a pour or to get the components for a mixed drink.

Right now the open bottles are 4RSmB and WTRye101 for everyday, BMH for special times (it was a bday gift), some various single-malt scotches, and for very special times, my late grandfather's last bottle of WT 86.8.

Trey Manthey
04-03-2012, 16:01
I started keeping a bottle of ORVW 10/107 in my desk drawer. My employers have this preconception of me being some kind of Donald Draper-esque damaged genius, and pressured me into keeping something in on hand. They asked me what I drank, and I told them "Whiskey. Bourbon or Scotch." They threatened to pick up a bottle of JD for me, and I refused on the basis that I would bring my own and they could reimburse me.

Sometimes I realize how much I like working here.

BourbonGuy
04-04-2012, 02:57
Zero tolerance policy at my office :(

Ditto. Same for me.

p_elliott
04-04-2012, 09:09
Zero Tolerance ? I would get fired for being on this web site at my work.

Max Power
04-04-2012, 14:41
I work from home so there's a lot of bottles at the office. There is also a 3 year old and a 4 month old, so I don't get to enjoy them until the real boss gets from her job.

Special Reserve
04-05-2012, 15:45
Zero Tolerance ? I would get fired for being on this web site at my work.

I don't have access to this website at work. Hell, I don't have automatic access to things that I'm professionally interested in. I get access by having my boss grant it through our CIT. They spend too much resource restricting bandwidth.

dohidied
04-05-2012, 16:18
Wow, I should thank my lucky stars that I work in a place full of Mexicans prone to groping, stoned salesmen, and hardcore pornography on cell phones. Just today, I received an invoice with a hand-drawn penis.

anyexcuse
04-06-2012, 23:26
Wow, I should thank my lucky stars that I work in a place full of Mexicans prone to groping, stoned salesmen, and hardcore pornography on cell phones. Just today, I received an invoice with a hand-drawn penis.

I would either have to quit that job or resort to starting ever day with 3 fingers of WT 101 and escalate from there. No offence but no thanks.

barrelslime
04-14-2012, 21:36
In my office I have a lead crystal decanter of white label Jim Beam. I get lots of compliments on the bourbon and when asked what it is I just say its a Jim Beam Product. I guess Im a tight wad, but its cheap to keep full and I guess my clients and salesmen think its sum expensive Beam nectur.
I also keep a decaner of Crown Royal.

edo
04-15-2012, 00:03
For years, my office bottle was Early Times KSBW. It worked just fine. It was cheap (running around $7.50 -$9.00 a bottle at the exchange rates of the time) and plenty satisfying for me and whoever dropped by around quitting time (usually on Fridays). SMSW snobs might cock a snoot, but it always seemed to keep pace anyway.

Then I found this site ... and learned of a whole 'nother bourbon world out there ...

And then (through Japan-based sb member, Atilla) I learned that that world was available to me online through Kawachi-ya and Rakuten, and we started a club that ordered every month and bought one bottle to share.

So the first bottle, after 5-6 years of ET, was a bottle of VWFRR, the first run :grin::grin::grin:-13 years and no more in the barrel- no letters, just bottle numbers. That one was followed by ORVWR, then many other excellent bourbons, ryes and single-malts. The final one was 25 year old Highland Park.

Alas, the club got too big, and ... uhnm ... disorderly, surley? (some folks just can't drink and behave) and disbanded.

And I've gone back to keeping a bottle on my budget that I share in a less democratic manner. Right now, it's Very Old Barton 6 y.o. (even my British buddies like it, in fact, there is very little complaint against bourbon at all anymore.) Before that, it was OGD 86, OGD BIB, Jameson's, WT8y.o.(often), JBBlack8y.o.(often), Fighting Cock6y.o., Rare Pefection 16y.o. rye, Bushmill's10 SM ... oh yeah, and still an occasional Early Times yeller label.

Dramiel McHinson
04-15-2012, 07:08
... oh yeah, and still an occasional Early Times yeller label.

Great post Edo. While reading your post, I was transported back to those many afterhour working meetings where the genius of others was jimmied out with the wondrous lubricating effects of good bourbon. It's easy to turn up the nose to those popular lower shelf bourbons but they, more than the elites, have led to some of the greatest ideas and best of times among those challenged to achieve the silverback boss's unconstrained business objectives. I remember how great bourbon of the masses tasted when the label was unknown and our camaraderie was high, fueled by the bone aching stress of a deadline impossible to meet.

Inexpensive office bourbon might well be the secret to success.

ebo
04-15-2012, 09:43
Hmmm........... my "office" is a workbench. I suppose I could keep a bottle in my tool cabinet, but I'm sure it would be quite foolish to run table saws and such while drinking whisk(e)y. And.......... I would be promptly relieved of my job! :grin:

CoMobourbon
04-20-2012, 19:20
People generally frown on teachers drinking at school. But maybe I should keep a bottle of some horrible 190 proof grain alchohol under my desk so that when I finally reach my breaking point with some student trying to pass off some incredible bitching or bullshit I will be able to reach for an appropriate response.