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I recently added the 75th bottle of whisk(e)y to my home collection. It seems like just yesterday that I was excited to reach bottle number 50 but since I regularly host private whiskey tastings my whiskey cabinet seems to grow exponentially these days. I am often asked, “What will you do when you get to 100 bottles?”… My answer, “Get more shelving” with a laugh and a grin.

Lately I’ve been questioning my burgeoning whiskey collection. I am running out of room and often wonder if I should be finishing open bottles… That is until I stumbled across a Facebook Group where people from all over the globe were posting pictures of their home whisk(e)y collections and was able to see that my collection is not only in good company but frankly much smaller than a majority of the more serious collectors. Multiple shelves of the Pappy Van Winkle line, hoards of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, hard to find Willets, Colonel EH Taylor, Hirsch, Jefferson’s Presidential, completed only by a ton of bottles made at the infamous Stitzel-Weller distillery that I wasn’t even aware existed.

Seeing that I was in good company, I feel affirmed in my decision to drink but not feel forced to finish bottles from my collection. There are so many fantastic bottles of whiskey out there and it’s always fun sharing with friends and family as well as advocating for the resurgence of whiskey and whiskey cocktails.

Without further ado – here are some pictures of my whiskey collection. Pardon the dust on some of the bottles; some are getting left out of the drinking rotation more than others. If you see something you have been curious about, please drop me a line and I’ll tell you what I thought, write a review or potentially get you a sample to decide for yourself.

 

Whiskey Bar overflow.

 

Main Whiskey Bar.

Also, if the labels are too difficult to read, here is a running list:

1.    13th Colony Southern Corn Whiskey
2.    Angel’s Envy Bourbon
3.    Baker’s Bourbon
4.    Balcone True Blue Corn Whiskey
5.    Balcone Brimstone Whiskey
6.    Balvenie DoubleWood 12yr
7.    Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
8.    Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
9.    Black Maple Hill Small Batch
10.    Blantons’ Single Barrel
11.    Booker’s Bourbon
12.    Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey
13.    Breuckelen Distilling 77 Wheat Whiskey
14.    Bulleit 10yr Bourbon
15.    Bulleit Boubon
16.    Bulleit Rye Whiskey
17.    Candian Club Small Batch 12yr
18.    Cleveland Whiskey Black Bourbon
19.    Collingwood Candaian Whisky
20.    Colonel EH Taylor Rye Whiskey
21.    Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon
22.    Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
23.    Death’s Door White Whiskey
24.    Eagle Rare 10yr Single Barrel
25.    Elijah Craig 12yr Kentucky Straighr Bourbon
26.    Elijah Craig 18yr Single Barrel Bourbon
27.    Elmer Tee Lee Bourbon
28.    Few Spirits Bourbon
29.    Forty Creek Canadian Whisky
30.    Four Roses LTD ED Single Barrel 2011
31.    Four Roses Single Barrel
32.    Four Roses Small Batch
33.    Four Roses Yellow Label
34.    Hudson 4 Grain Whiskey
35.    Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
36.    James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey
37.    Jameson Irish Whiskey
38.    Jefferson’s Bourbon
39.    Jefferson’s Presidential 18yr Bourbon
40.    Jefferson’s Presidential 21yr Bourbon
41.    Kansas Clean Distilled Whiskey
42.    Kinnickinnic Whiskey
43.    Knob Creek Rye
44.    Knob Creek Single Barrel
45.    Koval Lion’s Pride Oat Whiskey
46.    Makers Mark Bourbon 84 Proof (x2)
47.    Makers Mark Bourbon 90 Proof
48.    Masterson’s Rye Whisky
49.    Michter’s Small Batch
50.    Middle West Spirits – OYO Bourbon
51.    Middle West Spirits – OYO Whiskey
52.    Old Forester 2013 B-Day Bourbon
53.    Old Forester Classic Bourbon
54.    Old Overholt Rye Whiskey
55.    Prichard’s Double Barrel Bourbon
56.    Rebel Reserve Bourbon
57.    RedBreast 12yr Irish Whiskey
58.    Rich & Rare Candian Whisky
59.    Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey 100 Proof
60.    Sazerac Rye Whiskey (x2)
61.    Seagram’s 7 Canadian Whisky
62.    Smooth Ambler Old Scout
63.    St George Single Malt Whiskey
64.    Suntory Hakashu Single Malt Japanese Whiskey
65.    Thomas H. Handy 2012 Rye Whiskey
66.    W.L. Weller 12 Year Bourbon
67.    Watershed Small Batch Bourbon
68.    Wathen’s Kentucky Bourbon
69.    WhipperSnapper Oregon Whiskey
70.    WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey
71.    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Bourbon
72.    Willet Pot Still Reserve Whiskey
73.    Woodford Reserve
74.    Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
75.    Woodstone Creek Single Barrel Bourbon

  • http://twitter.com/ericnkatz Eric Nikolay Katz

    That is ALOT of whiskey. 🙂

  • nathanbweller

    Fantastic collection Ryan!

  • Eric!

    I hate to add to your woes, as a random stranger, but you are sorely missing islays, and, perhaps more complementary to your collection at hand, Willett Rye.

    Great collection though!

    • Whiskey With Ryan

      Thanks for visiting Eric, I picked up a few more bottles of scotch recently (although they aren’t my favorite) and a bottle of the 4yr Willet Rye – it was great! I’ll try to get my list updated soon.

  • Aramis

    Awesome collection..curiuos.. what is the facebook group you mention?