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.
I have chronic Whiskirexia nervosa and I need help.
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!
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?
I think the latter might be worse, but that is a 2 for 2 (assuming the change is acceptable) :D
3 for 3
4 for 5
5 for 6
5 for 7
6 for 8
6 for 9
7 for 10
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
No for me - but that is why I know all the best liquor store ownersQuote:
12. Have you moved closer to the motherland to get a better selection or do you spend your "off" time in Kentucky?
8 for 12
Nope... but I can store a lot of usless information.... :DQuote:
13. Do you have more bottles bunkered than you can remember - requireing a list
and one more
Not yet, but I am planning on it ... so another miss - 8 for 14Quote:
Do you ever have host Bourbon themed gatherings with bourbon games?
8 for 14... so.. a solid case here indeed.... but there is room for growth :slappin:
I'll add in Joe's too:
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:
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:
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.
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.)