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  • Drink

    20 48.78%
  • Horde

    0 0%
  • Both

    21 51.22%
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  1. #1
    Connoisseur
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    Drink, Hoard or Both?

    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.

  2. #2

    Re: Drink, Horde or Both?

    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. )

  3. #3
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    Re: Drink, Horde or Both?

    I always think I'm going to hoard...but I always end up opening and drinking them.

  4. #4
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    Re: Drink, Horde or Both?

    I usually open everything. A drink is no good if it isn't drunk Much like a book is no good if you don't read it
    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

  5. #5
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    Re: Drink, Hoard or Both?

    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.

  6. #6
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    Re: Drink, Hoard or Both?

    Every thing I buy is to drink. I have some unopened bottles, but there is no notion that I will keep them sealed, forever.

    Tim

  7. #7
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    Re: Drink, Hoard or Both?

    Every thing I buy is to drink. I have some unopened bottles, but there is no notion that I will keep them sealed, forever.

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

  8. #8
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    Re: Drink, Hoard or Both?

    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.
    Ed

 

 

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