An interesting question came up in the Facebook group today — the gist of is, why do you keep whisky boxes and tubes?
Personally, I keep some of them.
I put most of my whisky in a cabinet — a pair of simple Ikea Detolf glass display cases. If a bottle is open or I intend to open it in the near future, it sits in there with my glasses.
I put any “special” whiskies up on a bookshelf where I can, from time to time, smile and admire them from afar. Some of them are special treats for myself, gifts from others, or just look nice. I keep those boxes.
Otherwise, I keep the boxes and tubes that I like. If it’s hard to find (or at least hard to find for me!), then I keep it as a reminder.
Adam, in the group, gives a great reason to keep boxes — one that I’m going to steal:
“I keep a few tubes & boxes around for travel purposes. If I’m bringing 2 or 3 bottles to a local club tasting, it’s less stressful to place in tubes first, and then my backpack, rather than having the glass bottles clink around.”
Other reasons include protecting the whisky from light, which is a good reason but my open bottles don’t last long enough for that to matter!
Do you keep your whisky boxes and tubes? Why or why not?