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SippinJim
06-18-2008, 14:54
To better define it; how many different unopened bottles do you have?

I am now up to 69 with the hopes to top the 70 mark in the next week or two.

I know I will catch the wrath of those who believe that a bottle of bourbon should be opened and enjoyed but I just want to see how large I can get my collection without opening any.

BTW, I always keep two or three bottles around for occasional imbibing.:)



A.H. Hirsch 16 year old
Bakers
Basil Hayden
Black Maple Hill
Black Maple Hill 21 year old
Black Maple Hill 23 year old
Blanton’s Single Barrel
Bookers
Buffalo Trace
Bulleit
Colorado Whiskey
Corner Creek Reserve
Eagle Rare
Elijah Craig
Elijah Craig 12 year old
Elijah Craig 18 year old single barrel
Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Evan Williams Black Label
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Ezra Brooks black label
Four Roses Single Barrel
Four Roses Small Batch
Four Roses “Yellow Label” 80 proof
George T. Stagg
Hancock Reserve Single Barrel
Jefferson’s Reserve
Jim Beam Black 8 year old
Jim Beam Green 5 year old
Jim Beam White label
Kentucky Vintage
Knob Creek
Makers Mark
Mitchter’s Small Batch
Michter’s 10 year old single barrel
Noah’s Mill
Old Bardstown
Old Fitzgerald Very Special 12 year old
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Old Forester Signature
Old Grand Dad 100
Old Grand Dad 114
Old Weller Antique Original 107 Brand
Old Whiskey River
Pappy Van Winkle 12 year old
Pappy Van Winkle 15 year old
Pappy Van Winkle 20 year old
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 year old
Peter Jake’s Private Keep 10 year old
Pogue Masters Select
Pure Kentucky Bourbon 107
Rebel Yell
Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel
Rowans Creek
Russell’s Reserve
Sam Houston Very Small Batch
Vintage Bourbon 17 year old
Vintage Bourbon 21 year old
Vintage Bourbon 23 year old
Wild Turkey 101
Wild Turkey American Spirit
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Willets Bourbon
Willett Single Barrel Family Reserve 25 year old (88 of 96)
W.L. Weller Centennial
W.L. Weller
W. L. Weller 12 year old
Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve 134th Kentucky Derby

NorCalBoozer
06-18-2008, 14:58
I counted about a month ago and had 180 unopened bottles. Most of it is stuff that I bunkered because i liked it at the time. Sure glad I did cause it would've cost me a lot more to buy it today.

I think a well stocked bunker is a great idea, especially in these times of rising costs and boubon interest, things arn't going to get cheaper.

felthove
06-18-2008, 15:08
I have about 35 open bottles and about 5 unopened. What does that say?

SippinJim
06-18-2008, 15:19
I counted about a month ago and had 180 unopened bottles.

180 different unopened bottles? Wow! I have some work to do! :D

jburlowski
06-18-2008, 15:45
Only 27... I feel so inadequate.

I think I need a drink.

Damn, now I only have 26 open bottles. I feel really inadequate. I really think I need a drink.

I can't count how many bottles I have opened.... I'm the man!

I deserve a drink!

Etc, etc, etc....

-------------------------

Seriously, 180 opened bottles! I wasn't sure there were that many brands / expressions.

cigarnv
06-18-2008, 15:50
Too many, or at least my wife thinks so....

NorCalBoozer
06-18-2008, 15:50
180 different unopened bottles? Wow! I have some work to do! :D

whoops, I have 180 total bottles including duplicates. just counting those was a pain the the b*tt so I don't have the inclination to find out how many different bottles i have, probably closer half of that or less as far as being different.

spun_cookie
06-18-2008, 15:53
~100 or so... all just waiting to be opened and consumed :D

fishnbowljoe
06-18-2008, 20:33
25 unopened, and 28 opened. Joe

ACDetroit
06-18-2008, 21:15
A.H. Hirsch 16 year old (Blue and Gold Wax and Gold foil)
Bakers
Blanton’s Single Barrel
Buffalo Trace
Eagle Rare (SB and 101)
Eagle Rare 17 yr.
Elijah Craig 12 year old
Elijah Craig 18 year old single barrel
Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Evan Williams Black Label 90 proof
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Ezra B Single barrel (12 and 15 yr old)
Four Roses 40th Anniversary
Four Roses 120th Barrel Proof
Four Roses Single Barrel
Four Roses Small Batch
Four Roses “Yellow Label” 80 proof (old and new label)
George T. Stagg (05 three releses, 06 and 07)
I.W. Harper 15 (BHC)
Jefferson’s Reserve 15 yr
Jefferson's Small Batch
Jim Beam 200 anniversary
Kentucky Vintage
Knob Creek
Makers Mark VIP (Gold)
Mitchter’s (1978 King Tut Decanter)
Old Charter 12/90
Old Charter PR 13 (BHC)
Old Fitzgerald Very Special 12 year old
Old Fitzgerald Prime 86
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Old Forester Signature
Old Grand Dad 100
Old Grand Dad 114
Old Weller Antique Original 107 Brand
Old Rip Van Winkle 10/107
Old Rip Van Winkle 15/107
Old Taylor 86 and 100
Pappy Van Winkle 12 year old
Pappy Van Winkle 15 year old
Pappy Van Winkle 20 year old
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 year old
Pappy Van Winkle 13 yr Family Reserve Rye
Parker Heritage Collection 122.6
Pogue Masters Select
Pure Kentucky Bourbon 107
Rebel Yell
Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel
Russell’s Reserve 101
Very Old Barton BIB
Vintage Bourbon 17 year old
Wild Turkey 12 yr.
Wild Turkey 8 yr.
Wild Turkey Tribute
Wild Turkey Tradition
Wild Turkey American Spirit
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Wild Turkey Rye 101
Willets Bourbon
W.L. Weller Centennial
W.L. Weller Special Reserve
W. L. Weller 12 year old
Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve four grain (2nd release)

That's all I'm typing for tonight. Oh and 40 open on the bar.

AC

ThomasH
06-18-2008, 22:03
Out of all the bottles pictured in my stash, 55 are unopened, including including 11 duplicates!

Thomas

HighTower
06-19-2008, 06:13
I just counted...there's 229 unopened, though there is lots of multiples.

Scott

burghguy
06-19-2008, 07:27
I have 143 unopened and a number of these are duplicates. I have just returned from a visit to Lexington, KY and I am afraid I went a bit overboard as it is impossible to get much of a variety in the PA liquor stores. I am really enjoying the Four Roses small batch and single barrel, and I found some of the BTAC in a small shop in Maryland and could not pass it up. Cheers!

PhilsFan
06-19-2008, 11:11
I have 12 bottles total...11 opened...the only one unopened is the ORVW 10/107 I just bought (a duplicate). It's a combination of lack of will power and getting a later start in acquisitions than the rest of you guys...But, I'm working on it.

-Joe

JamesW
06-25-2008, 05:47
I have 22 bottles of bourbon unopened and about 12 opened. The 12 is down from a previous high as I have been making an effort to reduce the # of bourbons on the shelf that I don't love. My new focus is to have about 10 of the one's I truly have to have and just bunker them well.

Attila
06-28-2008, 05:10
one bottle of Eliajah Craig (12yo) unopened.
5 bottles of bourbon and scotch opened.

Billie
07-07-2008, 18:19
Hi Sippin Jim,
In our collection we have only 9 un-opened bottles of bourbon. Of course all the bottles are signed by the master distiller. Any other bottle entering our home is "open game" especialy the small batches or single barrels! billie

AVB
07-07-2008, 18:44
211 bottles of Scotch, 94 unopened, 127 opened.

108 Bottles of Rye/Bourbon, 53 unopened. 55 opened

This doesn't count duplicates.

AVB
07-08-2008, 07:07
Jeez, don't try to do math in your head when you've had a few fingers.
211 Bottles of Scotch, 84 unopened, 127 opened.


211 bottles of Scotch, 94 unopened, 127 opened.

108 Bottles of Rye/Bourbon, 53 unopened. 55 opened

This doesn't count duplicates.

CorvallisCracker
07-08-2008, 08:46
Jeez, don't try to do math in your head when you've had a few fingers.

Heck, I can't do math without my fingers.

kitzg
07-08-2008, 12:16
I thought good bourbon was made to be tasted?

Okay, I have some signed bottles (some by deceased distillers) that I can't bear to open.

CorvallisCracker
07-08-2008, 12:21
I thought good bourbon was made to be tasted?

It is.

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fishnbowljoe
07-09-2008, 18:39
Canadian Whiskey: 2 opened-1 unopened

Rye: 1 opened

Bourbon:28 opened-25 unopened

I'm making a concerted effort to "drain" a few bottles so I can make some room for bunkering. Just sent a bottle of MM to the bin. Only a couple of swallows left, so I combined it with another bottle I forgot I had opened. Except for picking up a new bourbon occasionally, I've pretty much decided to concentrate on bunkering my favorites. Joe

StraightBoston
07-09-2008, 18:55
Full size (200 ml or greater): 33 opened; 35 unopened

Miniature (mostly vintage off eBay to compare with newer bottlings): 20 opened; 46 unopened

My wife thinks I'm crazy to have so many bourbon bottles... she doesn't know about you guys!

lovejones
07-09-2008, 22:41
I'm a recovering record collector who got caught up with bourbons a few years ago. I only drink bourbon, but not usually at home. I'm building a new house, and can't wait to have all these bourbons for my grand opening. So, for now, I haven't opened my bottles. I want to have a killer collection when I open my bar.

BTEC - Twice Barreled (2 bottles)
BTEC - Zinfandel
BTEC - Chardonnay
BTAC- George Stagg (2006, 2007)
BTAC - William Larue Weller (2006, 2007)
BTAC - Thomas Handy (2006, 2007)
BTAC - SAZERAC (2006, 2007)
Pappy Van Winkle 15 - Signed by Julien and Preston
Pappy Van Winkle 15
Four Roses 120th Anniversary
Four Roses 40th Anniversary of Rutledge
Four Roses Single Barrel - Bourbon Society Bottling
Willett Single Barrel Estate Reserve
Makers Mark Rupps Runts
Woodford Reserve Derby Bottle (130, 131)
Knob Creek - Signed by Fred Noe

JamesW
02-25-2009, 11:00
Updated list.... 28 in all plus a bunch of Scotch http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon12.gif

1 x Pappy 23
3 x Pappy 20
3 x Pappy 15
3 x BTAC WLW '08
2 x Hirsch 16 (Gold Foil)
2 x Lot B
7 x Julio's Weller Centenial
6 x ORVW 10/107
1 x VSOF 12

DeanSheen
02-25-2009, 11:33
My new bunker has: 3 bottles of Saz Jr. 2 bottles of RIT BIB.

Pray for me.

Josh
02-25-2009, 11:43
1 Four Roses
1 Jim Beam DS
1 Ten High KSBW
1 Virginia Lightning 100 proof Corn Whiskey
= 4 bottles

dean_martin
02-25-2009, 12:21
started an inventory list this week:

A. Open
1. RR 10yo/90
2. KC
3. WLWSR
4. VWSR Lot B
5. EC 12yo
6. WTRB
7. 4RSB
8. Saz Rye
9. Bowmore 12yo
10. Highland Park 12yo

B. Unopened
1. VWSR Lot B
2. PVW 15yo
3. WLaRueW
4. BT
5. ORVW 10yo/90
6. W Antique 107
7. ERSB 10yo
8. Blanton’s
9. Woodford Res.
10. WTRB
11. WT 101
12. OGD 114
13. OCPR
14. TH Handy Saz Rye
15. Saz Rye
16. Talisker 10yo
17. Ardbeg 10yo
18. Balvenie DW 12yo

theDon
02-25-2009, 13:14
Sitting at work in my head I figured I reached the 100 unopened mark by the end of 2008. I actually kept a log until my last 2 dusty shopping trips at the first of this year.

I usually try to keep around 20 open from verying degrees. About 10 are special, couple times a year sippers and actually sit in the upper part of the glass china cabinet. I keep 10 open everyday bottles like 1.75s in the bottom of the cabinet out of view.

My wife is pregnant and also a bourbon drinker and I have many of those unopened bottles she has been making me wait to open, when she can drink again. My unopened numbers should drop this summer.

burghguy
02-25-2009, 13:30
Someone stop me before I buy again. I responded to this thread back in June 2008. At that time I had 143 unopened bottles. As I am getting close to retirement and I plan to stop spending money on bourbon once I retire, I have been stocking up. Also, although PA has a very limited selection of bourbons, but really good prices on the BTAC, I have been loading up on those whenever I can. Two more trips to Kentucky over the winter now find me with 206 unopened bottles. I need to get a life. By the way, I don't just collect it. I have been known to consume my fair share.

TomH
02-25-2009, 13:36
I had the same idea about cutting back on buying after retirement. However, as they say, the best laid plans....................since I retired last May I've added about 40 bottles to the bunker. I think I may have finally convinced my self that I have enough....we went to Chicago last weekend and I didn't even stop at Binny's or Sam's.

Tom



Someone stop me before I buy again. I responded to this thread back in June 2008. At that time I had 143 unopened bottles. As I am getting close to retirement and I plan to stop spending money on bourbon once I retire, I have been stocking up. Also, although PA has a very limited selection of bourbons, but really good prices on the BTAC, I have been loading up on those whenever I can. Two more trips to Kentucky over the winter now find me with 206 unopened bottles. I need to get a life. By the way, I don't just collect it. I have been known to consume my fair share.

fishnbowljoe
02-26-2009, 00:16
At last count, and not a completely accurate one at that, I have 48 bottles bunkered. I also have 41 opened, but I'm working on that. :lol: In addition, I also have 32 50 mils unopened. The minis are just a little collecting (non-drinking type) hobby that I enjoy. Joe

ggilbertva
02-26-2009, 05:44
My wife is pregnant and also a bourbon drinker and I have many of those unopened bottles she has been making me wait to open, when she can drink again.

Don - First congrats on the pregnancy. And second, that's a sign of true love waiting until your wife can drink again......:cry:

ggilbertva
02-26-2009, 05:47
Unopened bottles somewhere north of 300. Opened (bourbon) is in the 20 bottle range. I'm not close to retirement any time soon so who knows how many bottles I'll have bunkered by then......I do know it will be way more than I can drink.

.....I need more drinking friends......

MissingKY
02-26-2009, 06:03
I'm somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 unopened bottles, but a lot of that is backup for out-of-production favorites (Old Taylor from ND, SW Old Fitz BIB, OCPR). I've got around a dozen unopened bottles that are in the "to drink soon" queue; I'm just waiting for the right time to crack them open.

funknik
02-26-2009, 06:06
.....I need more drinking friends......
I may be able to help you with that, Greg.....I'm looking at just under 40 bottles bunkered (in short order...all collected in the past 4 months!) Many of these are not special bottles per se, but simply things I can't get locally and picked up when I could to have extra stock...no real collecting going on here....I do have 10-15 dusties, though, mostly BHC. I keep around 10-12 bottles open, but I prefer to have 6-7....I just have a bunch of stuff open now that I can't bear to finish or that I wanted to try, but don't love enough to gobble down on a daily basis.

GOCOUGS2002
02-26-2009, 08:05
I have 43 unopened bottles here in San Antonio and about 20 more in Washington State. I have about 10 open at home and maybe three here...pretty good considering I didn't start buying until October.

While I plan on drinking them at some point my collectible bottles include a Hirsch blue wax and the recent acquisition of the Clay and Finch

theDon
02-26-2009, 08:33
Don - First congrats on the pregnancy. And second, that's a sign of true love waiting until your wife can drink again......:cry:

Thanks Greg! We are excited.

I have a few bottles that the wait is just killing me though, like the OF Repeal, VS Old Fitz 12 yr, ORVW 107 (I've never seen in Texas) and a 2001 WL Weller 19 yr. Soon, very soon!

theDon
02-26-2009, 08:37
I have 43 unopened bottles here in San Antonio and about 20 more in Washington State. I have about 10 open at home and maybe three here...pretty good considering I didn't start buying until October.

While I plan on drinking them at some point my collectible bottles include a Hirsch blue wax and the recent acquisition of the Clay and Finch

It is addictive Jason I can vouch for that. I started in July with a case and now I have over a hundred. I have slowed down considerably. I travel alot for work though and it's hard not to stop at a store I've never been too.

kickert
02-26-2009, 10:23
My wife is pregnant and also a bourbon drinker and I have many of those unopened bottles she has been making me wait to open, when she can drink again. My unopened numbers should drop this summer.

Its funny you say this. My wife's pregnancy is what drove me to bourbon. We both used to be very into wine and would do weekly tastings. When we started trying, she stopped drinking. I cut back on wine too because it wasn't really fair for me to enjoy a good pinot with a meal while she drank milk. I felt guilty, but found the same did not hold true for whiskey. She was not tempted at all when I sipped on bourbon. That was 6 months ago and the rest is history. Now we very rarely have a bottle of wine open. (why pay $10-15 on 5 pours in a decent bottle of wine, when you can pay $20-30 and get 15 pours of high quality bourbon.

GOCOUGS2002
02-26-2009, 14:09
It is addictive Jason I can vouch for that. I started in July with a case and now I have over a hundred. I have slowed down considerably. I travel alot for work though and it's hard not to stop at a store I've never been too.

Bourbon Hunting...its a hell of a drug

OscarV
02-26-2009, 14:16
Q: Unopened bottles?

A: 212

camduncan
02-26-2009, 14:39
At last count, not enough :(

p_elliott
02-27-2009, 07:42
Now we very rarely have a bottle of wine open. (why pay $10-15 on 5 pours in a decent bottle of wine, when you can pay $20-30 and get 15 pours of high quality bourbon.[/quote]


You can get 15 pours out of a bottle of bourbon? :drinking:

barturtle
02-27-2009, 07:51
too many

not enough

:duel::banghead::drinking:

ggilbertva
02-27-2009, 07:51
Bourbon Hunting...its a hell of a drug

Jason - you speak the truth. The hunt and the find drive me crazy.......

mozilla
02-27-2009, 07:59
Well, I made the case count today...25 cases of unopened bottles of which 6 are made up of handles. Also, I have one case of pints and half pints which probably consists of 16 bottles.

So, the grand total is 26 cases that yeild roughly 280 bottles.

BunkerBooze
02-27-2009, 13:52
600+ Scotches (95% are single malts)
500+ Bourbons/Ryes
100+ Other (Cognac/Armagnac/Rum/Tequila)

good chance that there is more but stopped counting after 1,200 but this also includes duplicates...

OscarV
02-27-2009, 13:57
Your screen name is appropiate.
I am jealous,... and so is the tax man.:grin:

theDon
02-27-2009, 15:13
After reading this thread, I have decided to start selling Bourbon Insurance. All the natural disasters are covered, so is theft and fire. Breakage while intoxicated is covered as long as you are not over a certain limit and my company will issue a home breathalizer machine to be administered shortly after such incidence occurs. Claiming you tripped and fell and the bottle some how opened and said contents of said bottle emptied themselves in your mouth is not covered. Unless during a hurricane, but only in Indiana. All of that will be covered under section 8.23A of the policy manual.

barturtle
02-27-2009, 15:16
After reading this thread, I have decided to start selling Bourbon Insurance. All the natural disasters are covered, so is theft and fire. Breakage while intoxicated is covered as long as you are not over a certain limit and my company will issue a home breathalizer machine to be administered shortly after such incidence occurs. Claiming you tripped and fell and the bottle some how opened and said contents of said bottle emptied themselves in your mouth is not covered. Unless during a hurricane, but only in Indiana. All of that will be covered under section 8.23A of the policy manual.
You need to cover "negligent openings" as well...

"Well, I didn't mean to oepn that super expensive collectible bottle" I need you to cover my loss of value.

theDon
02-27-2009, 15:24
You need to cover "negligent openings" as well...

"Well, I didn't mean to oepn that super expensive collectible bottle" I need you to cover my loss of value.

Section 10. 3694E under the heading "Mistaken Identity" subheading "SON OFA BITCH"

I can post the entire 800 pg policy manual if you like.

Blitz
02-27-2009, 16:31
600+ Scotches (95% are single malts)
500+ Bourbons/Ryes
100+ Other (Cognac/Armagnac/Rum/Tequila)

good chance that there is more but stopped counting after 1,200 but this also includes duplicates...

Wow. You have more than the average liquor store.

NYtaster
02-27-2009, 19:11
Are any of you guys out there with the huge stockpiles married? How????????

ggilbertva
02-27-2009, 19:33
Are any of you guys out there with the huge stockpiles married? How????????

Married for 22 years and have a huge stockpile. Wife just shakes her head and calls me "bourbon dork". She don't care.

Special Reserve
02-27-2009, 19:46
Married 35 years, the bourbon stock not as large as some but larger than most liquor stores around here. Wife has her own hobbies that she spends money on.

Hell, come to think about it, I'm (we) are helping to prop up the economy.

Will

independant
03-30-2009, 22:06
Evan Williams SB from 08 and 09
Russels reserve
Eagle rare
Evan Williams decanter

With another 53 bourbons opened on the bar

independant
03-30-2009, 22:13
Hell, come to think about it, I'm (we) are helping to prop up the economy.

Will

I tried to use this logic on my wife and she didn't buy it. She wanted to know why I didn't help the economy with things she liked to drink.

Special Reserve
03-31-2009, 03:12
I'd never suggest sharing with the treasury department.

docbible
03-31-2009, 07:50
Currently have 374 unopened including duplicates with 26 open. When I bring home a new bottle, I break the seal on the first one then set it on the shelf. That way I have to try everything I purchase. :cool: tim

squire
03-31-2009, 10:26
Don't keep that many unopened because once opened we tend to finish them.

independant
06-23-2009, 03:46
Evan Williams SB from 08 and 09
Russels reserve
Eagle rare
Evan Williams decanter

With another 53 bourbons opened on the bar


Three months later I have 44 in my bunker waiting to be opened and 56 on the bar.

ggilbertva
06-23-2009, 15:08
Three months later I have 44 in my bunker waiting to be opened and 56 on the bar.

Dan,

How much of your bunker and bar is "not available in VA". Are you venturing into non-controlled states and purchasing?

independant
06-23-2009, 16:45
Dan,

How much of your bunker and bar is "not available in VA". Are you venturing into non-controlled states and purchasing?

Virginia has about 65 labels in its ABC stores I believe and I have had most of them at one time or another I have not picked up a few of the bottom shelf 80 proofs. Not counting extra bottles that I have I have picked up 22 bottles out of state and if you count older dates of EWSB the number goes up to 29. And I have gotten bottles from a total of 6 states and DC.

OscarV
06-24-2009, 12:59
To answer the thread's title, it is,

CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

Maybe I'm paranoid but there are a lot of "lurkers" and we don't know what kind of info they want and how they would use it.

DeanSheen
06-24-2009, 13:13
To answer the thread's title, it is,

CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

Maybe I'm paranoid but there are a lot of "lurkers" and we don't know what kind of info they want and how they would use it.


I'm sorry to say that this has actually crossed my mind before also.

Damn lurkers!

Sipper
06-24-2009, 15:06
Gentlemen, no offense, but it's called OCD.

independant
06-24-2009, 15:41
We do have a lot of "lurkers" it seems that whenever I look to see who is on here the number of unmembers is always a lot higher then members. Why not become a member and join in the fun.

callmeox
06-25-2009, 18:59
Joining kills the cover that they use for snagging bottles and putting them on eBay.

Only partially kidding

Some of the "guests" are search engines crawling the site. The forums here are pretty heavily indexed by Google, et al.

TNbourbon
06-25-2009, 20:02
"Unopened" in my abode just means "haven't gotten around to it yet and/or again". Seriously, why would you own a bourbon you don't want to taste? Or, at least, why would you admit it HERE?!:skep:
Again, seriously, if you have such a bottle, PM me with particulars and a price! Let's get that sucker in circulation!:shocked: