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Are you a drinker or collector?
A drinker - all my whisky is for drinking now
10%
 10%  [ 17 ]
A collector - all my whisky is in the collection
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
Both - I drink it and the collection is an investment
8%
 8%  [ 15 ]
Both - I drink it and intend to drink the collection in the future
20%
 20%  [ 35 ]
I drink it, collect it and will sell it if it worth my while
59%
 59%  [ 100 ]
Total Votes : 168

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Big Mac
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:04 am    Post subject: Are you a drinker or collector Reply with quote

Are you a driker or collector?

This question was inspired by Alan (aka Woodwynd). Personally i am a drinker who also stashes away some good stuff to drink in the future. You know the stuff that will go up in price in the future and will be unaffordable to us mortals. So i am both a drinker and a collector but i dont intend to sell my colletion in the future i intend to drink it, if i live that long as i have over 400 bottles now Very Happy
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Samson
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drink it, collect the good stuff to dink in the future and i will happily sell it if it is worth loads
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JAB
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drink it
And collect it

Buy bottles to stash away to drink later but most of the time goes up in price and turns out to be a nice investment, so will sell it in the future to buy more to drink and maybe even a few pennies in the bank. or of course Open and drink Top Malt

Currently have around 40 open bottles with lots more 30ml - 60ml samples with anything from cask samples to 40yo glengoyne

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Woodwynd
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello big mac , it's the first time I've been accused of inspiring someone, cheers!
What was the inspiration of your user name ?
Was it ( a ) burger
( b ) macallans
Or ( c ) your name

Well anyway I collect and drink , I think the drinking part kicked off the collecting , I couldn't get through it quick enough so they started to collect themselves by accident , before long I had quite a few bottles and I got more interested in collecting , I still drink of course but there are some that I have that I probably wouldn't open, sad but true!
It's not for making money I just really enjoy collecting , I've only ever sold a hand full of bottles and when I do I buy more either to collect or drink !

A good way to feed the habit is to buy two of something that you really want sell one later and hopefully pay for the one that's left !

Cheers Alan. Wink
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Innes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drink it, collect it and will sell it if it worth my while - basically sums up what i do
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Big Mac
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woodwynd wrote:
Hello big mac , it's the first time I've been accused of inspiring someone, cheers!
What was the inspiration of your user name ?
Was it ( a ) burger
( b ) macallans
Or ( c ) your name


Laughing i suppose you could say all of the above with the big mac being an American invention and the US is now my home, Macallan being one of my favorite whiskies, and my surname is Maclean and i get called Mac by my friends and quite often i get refered to as Big Mac as i am 6ft 4in tall. So i thought it was a apt forum user name.
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Carson
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didnt set out to be a collector it just devoloped that way. I have only sold a few bottles myself as they had gained so much value.
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Bookie
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started as a drinker and sort of started collecting as i was buying more than i could drink. Now the collection is growing and i have a few which would be very difficult to just drink due to the value of them. Who knows i may sell them or open them in the future.
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Cuba
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a taste for it then started collecting what i personally thought was particularly good and then in recent years have started buying bottles which may make me some profit if not, not to worry as i will drink them some day Very Happy
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Harvey
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drink it mainly but have a small collection which may make me a few quid in the future.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mainly a drinker with some good stuff tucked away to drink some day. I have never really pursued the collecting as an investment thing but the way prices are going in the last few years it is new worth considering.
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Charlie
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only collect what i would drink myself, that way i wont be disappointed if it doesnt make me a barrel full of cash Smile I can still drink it Very Happy
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Josh
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drink and collect and only just recently sold a couple of bottles for the first time. I did start collecting as an investment but some bottles have gone up in value so much its hard to open them when you know how much you can now get for them. And that money can go towards buying some more bottles Very Happy
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Big Mac
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do most of you concentrate on collecting brands which you would drink yourself, perhaps some of you may only collect a single brand. My tastes vary, i do like the sherried malts so i collect a lot of them but i enjoy all styles of whisky so i would collect anything i think is good as i intend to drink it one day. My collection is not a money/investment/ profit making inspired collection, its a collection of whisky i like.
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Cuba
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have varied tastes for the more expensive malts which go into the collection i do only buy brands which i particularly like.
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