dicko Posted March 11, 2010 Share Posted March 11, 2010 I don't really have a strong opinion either way but Phillip Hills in his book "Appreciating whiskey" does... "Whiskey is for drinking. It is the sole raison d'etre. You can do a lot of things with it other than drinking but none of these things takes any cognizance of its reality as whiskey. Collecting is a sort of idiocy, the collector seeking simply aggregate a holding of whatever takes their fancy." He goes on to differentiate between 'collector' and 'cellar' - the cellar being someone who holds a temporary collection of drinks with the intent of drinking them at some stage. He also argues that collector take spirits out of circulation for the rest to enjoy. The book is awesome, technical but accessible to a beginner such as myself. So what are your thoughts on this? What do you think about this argument in terms of the cigar world? Personally, even if I had the resources I couldn't see myself as collecting for its own sake or to make a profit. Even if I had something very rare I would probably still smoke it lol Would love to hear your views... Dicko Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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