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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 07:06

So Many Whiskies: By The Numbers

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I thought I would use the milestone of over 440 whisk(e)y reviews to analyse exactly what it is I have been drinking over last 18 months since I started www.somanywhiskies.com.  The results I have to say are not particularly surprising given my tastes and location.  440 whiskies sounds a lot (and is some ways it is.... especially when try finding a whisky I have not yet tried in a "typical" store or bar) but when you consider most conservative estimates (and I don't mean that in a Fox News sort of way) suggest the number of world whiskies is comfortably over 10,000 I still have quite some way to go.  Assuming that I could find them at same rate as I currently acquire whiskies it would take me about 32 years to get to 10,000 reviews.   To paraphrase the movie Jaws..... I'm going to need a bigger server.  And an internal digestive tract made of titanium or perhaps the same stuff they make airplane back boxes out of.  Anyway, I digress, below is a very high level breakdown of the first 440....

255 Scotch whiskies

89 American whiskies

31 Irish whiskies

19 Canadians

14 Japanese

Which by my University of Wales maths means 32 fall into the category of "Others”

 

222 single malts

175 of 202 Whiskies to Try Before I Die (just 26 to go.... then what?)

90 blends

52 bourbons

15 Rye whiskies

15 blended malts

 

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