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How many OPEN bottles do you have?

 
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How many open bottles do you have?
<5
8%
 8%  [ 21 ]
6-10
17%
 17%  [ 42 ]
11-20
23%
 23%  [ 56 ]
21-50
35%
 35%  [ 84 ]
51-100
13%
 13%  [ 31 ]
>100
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
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pedrox
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:08 pm    Post subject: How many OPEN bottles do you have? Reply with quote

Some are afraid of oxidation some losing value of their collection and some.... So how many open bottles you have currently?

I got around 80 bottles and about 25 of them are open. I usually put last 10cl to 10cl sample bottle to keep it fresh.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just spotted this poll, I always have a round 30 - 50 opened at any one time, around 20 of these would be regular drams which I replace when finished.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My open bottles are always around 20
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once kept a bottle open for over a year and when I tried it then, the whisky's profile was ruined. It went bitter. It was a nice whisky too, the most expensive one I had bought in my whisky journey so far. It also helps me stay disciplined in drinking and finishing a bottle before making another purchase. It's easy for me to buy more than I can drink in a year, so I only allow myself to replace what's finished with a new bottle.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rarely have more that 20 opened at any one time.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually have 4-8 open at one time. Go through them fairly often. Left a bottle of Highland Park 18 open with a low level too long and it was ruined. Very mindful of that not happening again.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Due the oxidation when is the maximun date to drink a whisky bottle once opened??

Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shut wrote:
Hello

Due the oxidation when is the maximun date to drink a whisky bottle once opened??

Thanks!!
I would say max 2 years in the bottle or decant the remaining whisky into a smaller bottle. This can vary depending on how good the stopper on the bottle is, but must modern stoppers are air tight.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T wrote:
Shut wrote:
Hello

Due the oxidation when is the maximun date to drink a whisky bottle once opened??

Thanks!!
I would say max 2 years in the bottle or decant the remaining whisky into a smaller bottle. This can vary depending on how good the stopper on the bottle is, but must modern stoppers are air tight.


Thank you James
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one rule in opening bottles one from the six regions at any one time with one in reserve unopened plusottle of cheap blended .
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anywhere from 10-15 usually and I also take 10cl out as soon as the bottle is opened for the years to come.
For lower abv bottle I also decant when the level is a quarter to a third in the bottle, 60% stuff lasts a lot stronger for obvious reasons and many high strength malts benefit from a little air.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always have around 10 bottles open at any one time these days but this can almost double when more than a few are coming to an end.
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