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NeoTexan
12-01-2007, 04:55
Another tread got me to wondering .... how many bottles do members of this forum go thru a year. So .... if you are willing to fess up.....

How many bottles do you, personally, go thru in a years time?

TNbourbon
12-01-2007, 07:22
Hard to tell here since I'm generally pouring from alternate bottles, not the same one nightly. However, I toss one out about once every 7-10 days, so I guess we'll go with that. That likely works out to somewhere between 40-60 bottles a year.

BourbonJoe
12-01-2007, 07:30
3 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :shocked: :skep: (or somewhere north of there).
Joe :usflag:

squire
12-01-2007, 07:59
What Tim said is close to what I was thinking. Have dozens open and about one empty per week tossed, more on a week I'm entertaining, less during a busy work week, so 50-60 a year.
Regards,
Squire

OscarV
12-01-2007, 08:38
I need to catch up with you guys.
I toss an empty about every three weeks or a little less time than that.
So that works out to about 18 per year.

bigtoys
12-01-2007, 09:04
5-6 bourbons empty per year--Pappy 20 and Stagg seem to go fastest.
plus 5-6 more of single malt scotch, gin and tequila. I drink a fair number of margaritas and martinis, especially during the summer.

I keep trying to have mini whiskyfests to try to get more guys interested and move through my bottles. Guess I'll have to work harder at that.

barturtle
12-01-2007, 09:07
Hmmm...let's see.

25.4 oz in a standard bottle...365.25 days in a year...9 months a year at 30 degrees north 3 months at 38 degrees north...add in daylight savings time... hold on, need another sheet of paper...phases of the moon...magnetic declination of Molvania...current student loan debt...damn, broke the point on my pencil...number of characters left out of the movie version of the Lord of the Rings...okay...square root of that...divided by pi over 4...times the sum of the DSPs in operation

15.43...give or take atomic mass of Lithium

Rughi
12-01-2007, 11:09
One a month

Plus one extra on leap year (to drown my sorrows on election day)
Add one for each solstice
Ohh, one for the equinoxes
And one for when the Barturtle visits :lol:

18

Roger

PS - If the question is how many do I buy - well, that's where the discussion of addiction comes in...

FlashPuppy
12-01-2007, 11:11
Hmmm...let's see.

25.4 oz in a standard bottle...365.25 days in a year...9 months a year at 30 degrees north 3 months at 38 degrees north...add in daylight savings time... hold on, need another sheet of paper...phases of the moon...magnetic declination of Molvania...current student loan debt...damn, broke the point on my pencil...number of characters left out of the movie version of the Lord of the Rings...okay...square root of that...divided by pi over 4...times the sum of the DSPs in operation

15.43...give or take atomic mass of Lithium
:lol::slappin::lol::slappin::lol::slappin:I like that a lot!

I think that when I am on my normal consumption level, I tend to toss one every week or so. I will go with 50 bottles a year. Of course, I bunker them a lot faster than I drink them. I think I did a calculation one time and determined I will have over 3000 bottles when I die!!

ILLfarmboy
12-01-2007, 11:20
Current rate is about one bottle every three weeks. Lately I've been drinking' faster than I've been buying.

Bailey
12-01-2007, 18:26
If I find myself drinking more I simply start buying more so at least I can convince myself that I must not be drinking enough because my collection keeps growing. I probably kill about a bottle a week.

mythrenegade
12-01-2007, 18:40
I think I'm at about 1 bottle every two months or so. So 6 bottles a year tops.

I don't drink bourbon everyday. Mostly when I'm roasting coffee. I never mix it with anything, that would be wrong. :-)

Joel

HipFlask
12-02-2007, 08:38
32 or so. still doesn't seem to be that much.

Route 66
12-04-2007, 00:28
Probably about 1 bottle a month, likely slightly less. So I'd estimate 10 to 11 bottles a year. From that I mix it up with most quanity at the bottom(price wise) like Rittenhouse Rye BIB, Evan Williams 1783. Then decreasing quanity with great middle-of-the-road pours like Wild Turkey 101 and Old Grand Dad BIB. Finally with a little more pricey(for me) bourbons consumed less frequently such as Old Rip Van Winkle 10/107 and W.L. Weller 7/107 and 12 year.

gr8erdane
12-04-2007, 16:23
Do 1.75s count as one bottle? Like Tim said I have a lot of open bottles and while I tend to sip a bit from each from time to time, the bulk comes from my 1.75s of which I've only drained three this year. Additional farewells were said to about 5 750s. I really need to step up consumption to keep up with the pack it seems.

Chaz7
12-04-2007, 16:25
...number of characters left out of the movie version of the Lord of the Rings...okay...square root of that...divided by pi over 4...times the sum of the DSPs in operation
15.43...give or take atomic mass of Lithium

I could of sworn it was the number of characters placed to the second power, THEN divided by "apple" pi...Seriously, I was going through a bottle a week, but like most, I had several bottles open at any given time. Now I save (savor) my glasses on the weekend with wine during the week, increasing my cash flow considerably.

ThomasH
12-04-2007, 16:31
I average about 1 bottle a month. I have many bottles open so the empties don't occur all that often. Working swing shift cuts down own my drinking time depending on what shift I'm working!

Thomas

Stu
12-05-2007, 09:25
I'm in the bottle/week category (with my wifes help) (and a little help from my friends).

Stu

NickAtMartinis
12-05-2007, 20:43
How many bottles do you drink per year?


Fifteen Billion!

Solomon2
12-05-2007, 22:12
When a bottle gets half-empty, I buy two more so I have a wider selection. Four years after "discovering" bourbon, I've only thrown out two bottles. With eight close to half-empty, that works out to about 1.5 750ml bottles/year.

Eggman
12-24-2007, 15:23
Howdy,

About 1 bottle per month. I'm strictly a nightcapper.

Eggman

Sijan
12-25-2007, 21:53
Not sure I've hit a consistent average yet. I'm definitely on the low side in this group, from the sound of it. Maybe 6-12 bottles/year (including all types of whiskey). I tend to have a lot of open bottles of whiskey rather than drinking straight through one or two. It is fairly rare for me to empty a bottle. And I drink a lot of wine. And beer.

ACDetroit
12-26-2007, 06:36
OH! Three or Four!!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/Petepuma.jpg

Edward_call_me_Ed
12-27-2007, 19:31
Fifteen Billion!

I am somewhere between Nick and everybody else who has posted so far.

Ed

Old Lamplighter
12-27-2007, 20:30
Howdy,

About 1 bottle per month. I'm strictly a nightcapper.

Eggman

I'm with you.....but, if I had more time it could get dangerous......good thing I work 6 days a week.

jinenjo
12-27-2007, 21:48
What happens if you never finish a bottle, but keep on buying, and the ones that get low you place into 4 oz or minis to keep forever?

It's like the math puzzle: How long would it take if every minute you moved closer from pt. A to pt. B, by one half the distance?

But to answer the query, I'd say around a dozen. Or perhaps a baker's dozen (whatever that amount is--I think more than 12).

jinenjo
12-27-2007, 21:51
OH! Three or Four!!

I loved that lion!

But if you mean 3 or 4 per year, judging on your dusty finds, that a huge bunker, bro!

Virus_Of_Life
12-27-2007, 22:00
I'm with you.....but, if I had more time it could get dangerous......good thing I work 6 days a week.

Only 6? I work 7 days a week and drink 10 of those.

"I" probably "finish" 35-55 bottles a year. My good friend, the occasional visitor, and I probably polish off darn close to 70 a year.

HighTower
12-28-2007, 00:10
OH! Three or Four!!


Tony, that was per year, not per week!! :skep::lol:
I raise my glass to you brother!

Scott

NickAtMartinis
12-28-2007, 09:22
I am somewhere between Nick and everybody else who has posted so far.

Ed

:slappin:

Post of the day, Ed.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mark

hookfinger
12-28-2007, 12:35
Can we keep this info out of my insurance agents hands? I must range between 40 -50. Hard to keep track with so many open.

LarryG
12-28-2007, 13:06
I've never kept track, but at my current rate of consumption (which I watch pretty closely), it should work out to about 32-33 750ml bottles per year.

At first blush that seems like an awful lot, even to me, but if I did the arithmetic correctly, I'm still squeaking in under the gov't definition of "moderation" for a man, which is up to two 1.5oz drinks of 80 proof spirits per day. (Not that that's my limit; rather, it's a point of reference, for discussion purposes.)

Larry

wku88
12-30-2007, 21:22
Well, I don't feel bad about finishing a fifth (or a liter, depending on the week.) in seven days now. But that slows after the weather gets warm. I figger mebbe 5 months of that rate of consumption, and the rest of the year, it's beer or wine, with the odd flirtation with cocktails, like margaritas, and vodka/gin and tonics.

BourbonBen
01-01-2008, 16:25
About 20 bottles at home and about 20 bottles at work per year.

Side Note: Our liquor manager at work cleaned out the back shelves and gave me several bottles (2 WTRB and 2 RR) for the new year. Free bourbon is the best bourbon. :cool:

-Ben

TnSquire
01-01-2008, 20:04
Hard to tell here since I'm generally pouring from alternate bottles, not the same one nightly. However, I toss one out about once every 7-10 days, so I guess we'll go with that. That likely works out to somewhere between 40-60 bottles a year.

As generous as you are with your bourbon this does not surprise me at all.:drink:

gothbat
01-02-2008, 04:29
I'm not sure about how many bottles I drink. My drinking habits are fairly predictable but due to many factors sometimes they do change for a few months or weeks at a time. Reading what everyone else typed in this thread I'm probably pretty up there. Anyway, I think that this year I will try and keep a log of what I finished and when. This will likely turn out like my What are you Drinking Now Database idea but I'll do my best... Anything already open will be counted but also noted that it was not full at the beginning of 08'.

swampguy
01-02-2008, 06:01
I am a lightweight compared to some of you guys. I drink between 12 - 18 a year. But I also drink around 120 bottles of wine a year and a dozen or so bottles of port plus 12 six pack of cajun soda (beer). S

Rughi
01-02-2008, 08:24
I am a lightweight compared to some of you guys...

That's plenty of drinking there, "S".
Guzzling just exercises your liver, not necessarily your taste buds.

The great thing about drinking whiskey is that a tiny sip can give you an explosion of flavor that lingers for 5 to 10 minutes. I drink much less when I'm drinking straight than when mixing or drinking merely fermented beverages.

Roger

kbuzbee
01-02-2008, 11:41
I drink much less when I'm drinking straight than when mixing or drinking merely fermented beverages.

Roger

Ditto that, Roger and, any more, I almost never mix. Bourbon or Laphroaig.... neat.

By my count I'm WAY down from "the old days" (and even that was only around 20 bottles per year). Maybe 10 bottles per year these days and most of those are shared. But I make up for quantity with quality and, at this rate, I ALWAYS choose one of my better options.

As a related aside, MBW can't understand why there are 50 bottles in the pantry "You don't even drink them very often, why do you keep so many?". You guys know, you get them when you can. Three years from now I'll have a pour of Tribute or '05 Stagg and just smile.....

Ken

Rughi
01-02-2008, 12:02
..."You don't even drink them very often, why do you keep so many?"...
Ken

I tell my wife the alternative is to drink heavily to clear the decks for the new arrivals. She'd much rather have a lot of mostly full bottles on the hutch than a lot of empties in the recycling.

Roger

felthove
01-02-2008, 13:21
The great thing about drinking whiskey is that a tiny sip can give you an explosion of flavor that lingers for 5 to 10 minutes. I drink much less when I'm drinking straight than when mixing or drinking merely fermented beverages.

Roger

I agree with you in general but it was straight whiskey (mixed with a couple of bong rips) that put me under the table a little earlier than I would have liked on NY Eve. Let's just say my wife was a little peeved since we were hosting a party at my house...Doh! Won't make that mistake again.

OscarV
01-02-2008, 14:25
I agree with you in general but it was straight whiskey (mixed with a couple of bong rips) that put me under the table a little earlier than I would have liked on NY Eve. .

Damn bongs,...they have no respect for Family Values.

nor02lei
01-02-2008, 14:38
I got a very bad check on my consummation of American whiskey. My guess would be around 30-35 bottles/year.

Leif

Kendall
01-02-2008, 19:16
My best guesstimate is 20. probably not enough, I would drink more if I
could afford not to work.

birdman1099
01-02-2008, 20:55
i'd say I'm a bit reserved compared to most of this group.

I go through a bottle a week or so, so, 50 bottles/ yr. for me !!!!

jburlowski
01-07-2008, 18:10
i'd say I'm a bit reserved compared to most of this group.

I go through a bottle a week or so, so, 50 bottles/ yr. for me !!!!

C'mon, man.... you're dragging down the average!
:slappin: :slappin:

ggilbertva
01-07-2008, 18:55
It's really hard to tell since I tend to share my stock with friends and family. I myself don't drink heavily and typically pour an ounce or so 2-3 times a week so I don't go through bottles very fast. However, when the family men get together, we tend to make a good dent in a number of bottles.

Flatlander
01-07-2008, 20:49
Couple a month, so 24 a year. Rookie.