View Full Version : Drink, Hoard or Both?

05-10-2005, 15:40
I "collect" bourbon in the sense I like to try different things so all my bottles get opened. However, I do know people who collect and keep full bottles without ever trying the goodness inside. I suppose there are even those that follow the scotch drinkers guide to collecting and that is to buy three. One to drink, one to save and one to sell/trade.

What do we have here?

Spelling spaz, of course it is hoard.

05-10-2005, 17:01
Actually, I try to keep the hordes away from my hoards. (I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist -- I'm a punster at heart. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif)

05-10-2005, 17:58
I always think I'm going to hoard...but I always end up opening and drinking them. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/drink.gif

05-10-2005, 18:27
I usually open everything. A drink is no good if it isn't drunk http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/skep.gif Much like a book is no good if you don't read it http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/skep.gif
But once opened and sampled, a good or rare bottle will only get re-sampled on special occasions or with someone who will definately appreciate it http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

05-10-2005, 18:39
Both, but I generally only bunker a specific bottling if I find something that's a) really good, b) not very common, and/or c) available at an unusually low price. Of course, my bunkered bottles will eventually get opened, but it may take a while.

That being said, my other form of hoarding is buying different bottles that I haven't tried before, even though it might take months for me to get to them. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

05-11-2005, 16:11
Every thing I buy is to drink. I have some unopened bottles, but there is no notion that I will keep them sealed, forever.


05-11-2005, 17:10
Every thing I buy is to drink. I have some unopened bottles, but there is no notion that I will keep them sealed, forever.


Ditto. Although some bottles may take longer to open than others.

05-12-2005, 07:49
It is not so much that I hoard, but that I buy it much faster than I can drink it... I drink it a little faster than I should, too!

At this rate, there ought to be a few hundred bottles, opened and unopened, for my heirs when I go, hopefully in the far distant future.