Drink that stuff.
Nice! I have a small collection of 22 bottles. Mostly unopened but I recently started to indulge. I started with a goal of 18 bottles two years ago. I resisted opening any till I reached my goal. I have multiple bottles of some of my favorite ones. Such as Balvenie 12, Oban 14, Lagavulin 16. I never want to run out of those. I drink blends usually and save my single malts for weekends or special occasions.
What is the cost of Lagavulin 16 in the U.K.? In California it goes for $65.
Every once and a while I'll get a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase from a large wine and liquor store. That's when I will splurge on something extra nice. I have my eyes on Oban Little Bay next time I get my hands on a coupon.
I was putting together a collection, but I got a bit worn out on it. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that I a smaller handful of bottles that covered a variety suitable enough to please myself and any guests. I'm winnowing the current collection down to that.
I'm sure I'll get a wild hair every now and than and pick up something else, and I wouldn't be surprised to receive the occasional gift, and there always will be room on the shelf for that. That's just the point of the winnowing, too. There will be room.
I started a scotch collection 2 years ago. Had 25 bottles at one time. I had a pretty diverse mix of bottles. As I sampled my way through them I found some less appealing and didn’t restock those. I now keep Islays, Highlands, and Spayside scotch’s. Those three regions appeal to my taste buds moods. I’m slowly adding bottles to back stock my favorites with an occasional something special from certain distilleries. Currently waiting for Oban 18 to be stocked so I can add that to my special occasion bottles.
I saw this article recently that might interest you all? This man rents a house to hold his whiskey collection.
You Been to JB’s Whiskey House? | PUNCH