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@bvburnes
bvburnes started a discussion

I am looking for an elegant way to display a collection of unopened bottles. I've seen furniture pieces that I'd call a Whisky Cabinet. They typically are a hutch, made of wood with glass paned doors, and glass shelves deep enough to hold two rows of bottles.

I am trying to find such a thing online, but don't turn up much. Is Whisky Cabinet the wrong name for this thing? Admittedly, I've not gone to far as to venture to a furniture store yet. :)

Thanks, BB

11 years ago

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@Donski
Donski replied

You might get more results if you search liquor cabinet

11 years ago 0

@WhiskyBee
WhiskyBee replied

@bvburnes, I've been looking for the same thing, so let me know what you discover. I'm currently hogging two kitchen cabinets for my whisky, which doesn't thrill my wife. Our condo is not large enough to install a bar, so a tall, free-standing cabinet seems the best option. Searching on "liquor cabinets," however, turns up either a selection of cabinets too small for my collection, or those designed mainly for wine (which, unlike whisky, can be stored on its side).

So if you find something tall and shallow that can accommodate about 60 - 100 bottles, please post it here!

11 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills replied

I also don't know where to buy it, but to get some impressions, I'd like to have something like this:

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or this:

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Those pics are from a German forum. The awesome barrel is build by a Glenfarclas Hogshead, but I remember to have seen a (quite expensive) similar one to buy somewhere.

11 years ago 0

@bvburnes
bvburnes replied

@Wills Yeah, see the second photo is what I was thinking. All the cabinets I've turned up put the shelves down near the floor where they're not easily seen (and lovingly adored)! So weird; Thought this would be a slum-dunk to find--that I'd be awash in options! :)

11 years ago 0

@bvburnes
bvburnes replied

@buoy37 Thank you! That's very nearly exactly what I was looking for!

11 years ago 0

@systemdown
systemdown replied

@bvburnes What about Ikea? "Liatorp" glass door cabinet and "Hemnes" glass door cabinet might fit the bill. I have a Hemnes book shelf and it fits my whisky bottles perfectly (with the adjustable shelving).

11 years ago 0

@bvburnes
bvburnes replied

Hi everyone, thanks for your help!

I found quite a few options by searching google for "tall cabinet with glass doors" (without the quotes). Prices appear to range from a few hundred to over a thousand US$.

11 years ago 1Who liked this?

@systemdown
systemdown replied

@bvburnes Would be good if you could let us know what you end up going with! Might save someone some research time if it ends up being a good buy. Cheers.

11 years ago 0

ganagati replied

Wait - if you display all of your goods, won't your wife start saying you've got too much and question you when a new one shows up?

11 years ago 3Who liked this?

@systemdown
systemdown replied

@ganagati The solution, as I do, is to not put all on display! Also it helps when the significant other is not into whisky in the slightest and has never catalogued what I actually have.. "oh I never noticed that before" she says, to which I reply "funny, it's been there for ages.." =D

11 years ago 1Who liked this?

@lmann86
lmann86 replied

@systemdown I moved recently and my wife saw all the boxes full of Whisky...she freaked! I don't display mine for that purpose alone. No woman wants to see a shelf with 50-100 bottles of scotch... Only reason to display is if you're lucky enough to have a man cave!

11 years ago 3Who liked this?

@lmann86
lmann86 replied

My friend just suggested to just make sure you have a recent picture of her shoe collection to counter argue your Whisky collection!

11 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Wills
Wills replied

At least one advantage of being a single ;)

11 years ago 1Who liked this?

@buoy37
buoy37 replied

@ganagati, Haha!!! Just yesterday, my wife told that between all my hobbies, we could have put new windows on the house.

I am with you on this one ganagati....I'll need to spread my collection around.

11 years ago 0

@bvburnes
bvburnes replied

I am very fortunate in that my wife is quite supportive of my "hobby" :)

11 years ago 0