Does anyone collect something else other than music.

 I guess all of us must be collectors at heart, both music and kit, but are there other collecting obsessions out there? Many people collect watches, cars, mountain bikes and so on.

I have started a small collection of good Scotch malt whisky. Always loved whisky, but never studied the range and quality available. It may be a bit easier for me, living in the UK, although most bottles seem to be available in the US, at comparable prices too. The only drawback is that I don't get to drink any of the good stuff, as the collection is something I intend to leave to my kids, who all have tastes above their pay grade. Whisky has always been collectable, but prices do seem to be on the up. It is staggering what bottles, particularly of the best distilleries and closed ones, can go for. Prices over £100,000 for one bottle, aren't unusual, with interest from all over the world.

 I like all whisky, but my current favourite is probably Caol Ila, a not too heavily peated  Islay distillery. Glad to say my consumption has remained very modest. Unfortunately, when we emerge from Covid 19, I think there are going to be a lot more problem drinkers.

 So what do you collect? If you are a whisky fan too, perhaps post your favourites and bottles worth collecting.


I also collect cymbals. I play drums for fun. But I had some great teachers who helped me develop an ear for finding a decent cymbal.
Cymbals are truly another rabbit hole universe in percussion.

They can be dry, bright, trashy, dark, warm, etc. and we can be talking about undertones and over tones. There’s the sticking, attack, sustain, saturation and decay. Do those terms sound familiar?
My best cymbal is a 19” crash gifted to me by the Zildjian family (long story). This cymbal made me realize that what most people buy at retail is simply not what sponsored professionals have access to. There is a world of difference. 
You gently tap this cymbal and it actually crashes lightly like a thin crash. You lean into it hard and it doesn’t saturate and fall apart but responds like a thicker rock cymbal. How is this possible? It’s magic. Lots of sustain. You can play jazz, pop and heavy metal with this thing. 

Rum.  My top 2 are Zacapa XO and Opthimus 25.  The first is perfectly balanced and the second is deliciously sweet.I've also recently begun to collect blu-ray discs.  Still more stunning to me than anything streamed.
Well I collect tools as I am working on projects.  Then when I let my daughter and son in law borrow them I have to go collect some more since they hardly ever come back to me.