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How many bottles of whiskey do you have open?

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Bret Bret

I usually have no more than 3 open at one time. I like to sip or experiment with them before I will open another one. It gives me a chance to appreciate the finer points of each one.  I know others who have dozens open and go to a particular bottle that meets their taste at that time. How about you?

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flahute

Oh about 70 or so. I taste single barrels and current batches right away after purchasing so I can decide if it's worth making sure I have backups of each.

I also like versatility and don't want to be hemmed in which I would be if i only had 3 bottles open.

That said, I do sometimes get on a roll and stay focused on 2-4 bottles at a time in which case they get emptied quickly.

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TwoFingers

Three bourbon, one rye.  I generally only have a few open at once.  I also don't have a large bunker but that isn't my reason for only opening a few.  Having a proper place to keep all the open ones is more the issue. 

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Curtis Reed

right now?  9

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pyro273

Probably not as many as I should......

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JakeySnakes

3, which seems to be the sweet spot for me...WT 101, EW SB, and W12

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BottledInBond

I fluctuate a lot. Usually I have at least 20 open but sometimes a lot more. Then once in a while I’ll decide to focus on the low ones to kill them off for a while before I open anything new, and end up back down to around 20. Cyclical for sure

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callingtom

Guessing about 25+.....to much fun opening new ones.

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Richnimrod

Never actually counted, and frankly don't care to now, even if it means I'm inaccurate with this answer...

I'm probably pretty close to flahute with about 6-dozen or so open at the moment.   This of course will vary from time to time; but is likely pretty typical... for much the same reason(s) as flahute.

 

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BMartin42

Currently 18 on the upstairs bar and 9 on the basement bar.

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evasive

Seven or eight possibly, but I haven’t done a count.

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Jazz June

43

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kevinbrink

Way too many probably close to 200 less if I don't count whisky without the E. 

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Bob_Loblaw
5 minutes ago, kevinbrink said:

Way too many probably close to 200 less if I don't count whisky without the E. 

Wow! That’s impressive. 

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Charlutz

Maybe 35? Who knows. 

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kevinbrink
2 minutes ago, Bob_Loblaw said:

Wow! That’s impressive. 

It's probably a sign of some psychological disorder in reality

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pyro273

Given some of the numbers being posted, we now know who the real whiskey disciples are; I would fall under the "poser" category......

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TimeWillTell

61 bourbon and rye. I second the poster above: too much fun opening them!

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Bob_Loblaw

Normally 15-17 (it’s what fits on my designated drinking shelf). Currently about 25 as I expanded to a second shelf to crack all 10 4R recipes. I also keep a good amount of samples on hand which helps me gain shelf space faster while giving me a chance to revisit certain offerings. 

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JCwhammie

I think I'm the 60-70ish range. When I first got really into it I thought I'd keep it around 10-15, but that didnt last long. 

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jodytek

All of them!

Well, unless I have extra bottles like Weller and Taylor, but there are probably like 6-8 that I drink more regularly, not that there easy to come by, but they are delicious ;-)

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LCWoody

Around 120, a few (maybe 10 to 15) are Rums, Tequilas, and Mezcals  

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kevinbrink
1 minute ago, LCWoody said:

Around 120, a few (maybe 10 to 15) are Rums, Tequilas, and Mezcals  

Oh no don't make me count Rum, Brandy and Gin. I can count the tequila and Mezcal on exactly two fingers I like them fine but I haven't delved into them very deeply.

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BigSkyDrams

I’m at about 3-4 bottles, plus my infinity bottle which I’ve been sampling and tinkering with every week.

 

Basically, I have one primary sipper/rotator which I enjoy and share liberally, unconcerned with how quickly it’s draining (other than the general stuff, i.e. health, responsibilities, that kind of thing 😁). I replace it with another sub-$40 every other week or so, once it’s empty. 

 

But I also keep another 2-3 of my more special bottles open at a time.  Typically, they only get cracked when it’s a special occasion or a guest wants to try something special.  Once they’re opened, I’m far more judicious in my personal pours, of which I’ll have just a few over the course of the weekend, to introduce some variety and for when I’m more focused on the cerebral aspects of the experience 🤓

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Jfletchgu

Own about 50 total about 14 are currently open.

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