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Repeat Poll: Do You Collect or Invest in Whisky? — Dramming

Repeat Poll: Do You Collect or Invest in Whisky?

by Oliver Klimek on October 5, 2010

The older readers among you might remember that before switching from Whisky Rating to the new Dramming site I was running a poll about your views on collecting whisky. Originally I had in mind to publish the result here. I have to admit that I nearly forgot about that. But when I just tried to find the poll results I had to find out that they somehow had evaporated.

So decided that it may be best to just restart the poll from scractch. I only takes a couple of seconds to cast your vote anyway. Please apologize any inconvenience…

Let me also take the opportunity to point you again to Keith Wood’s excellent guest article on whisky collecting in case you have not read it yet. And here is the original poll announcement, for the sake of complicity:

There has always been a debate about collecting whisky. Some say “Whisky is made for drinking. Period.” while others have shelves full of bottles that are unlikely ever to be opened at all.

What is your view on collecting whisky? To find out, I created a poll that you can find at the right sidebar. Possible answers are:

  1. I stock up on my favourite drams but drink them all
  2. I try to make quick bucks by trading
  3. I don’t want to collect but I buy too much
  4. I collect eveything from a single distillery
  5. I try to build up a valuable collection to eventually sell
  6. I want to have as much whisky around me as possible

Only one answer is possible this time. I’m one of the bottle openers in case you are interested. The poll will run for several weeks. Don’t hesitate to share your views in the comment section!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael October 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I collect Karuizawa a bit. I also have Brora and Port Ellen whiskies that I do not intend to open yet.
Otherwise, I have whisky from eight distilleries that I may buy and not open immediately (Laphroaig, Karuizawa, Port Ellen, Brora, Ardbeg, Highland Park, Lagavulin, Yamazaki). I am “experimenting” with another four distilleries (Bowmore, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Mortlach) and have a few more whiskies (including blends). I often buy two bottles and keep one unopened.

I do not know how I can qualify my answer but I would say that I:
“Collect some whiskies without any plan to sell them”

By the way, I like your recent epistle on the Malt Maniacs very much!

Thank you,


jake paul October 13, 2010 at 3:28 am

i like to collect i like to drink them as well problem i have is all the people i associate with are the drinking period people so what can you do ?


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