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Add Custom Bottles to Your Collections

16. December 2016 | 2K Views | 11 Postings
Please note that this article is based on the old Whiskystats database.
Some numbers and figures may not match what you find in the Whiskystats 2.0 database.

You now have the possibility to add bottles to your personal collections which are not yet included in the Whiskystats database. This article explains how to create these custom bottles and how to manage them. 

In our Whiskystats database we track the prices of tens of thousands of different scotch and japanese single malt whiskies. And yet we do not cover all of the different bottlings and expressions which are out there on the market. This is why you now have the possibility to add custom bottles to your collections. You will define your own purchase prices for this bottles as well as the latest price information which is known to you. In this way we can include these custom bottles when we estimate the total value of your collection or calculate the historic price development.
 
Add Custom Bottles
 
The first step is of course to create such a custom bottle. To do so, simply navigate to Your Collections and click on “Edit” for the collection you want to add a bottle. Below the listings of your bottles you will find a button called “Add Custom Bottle”. This will direct you to a form where you can define the characteristics of your whisky. After that, simply click on “Add Bottle” and the bottle will be added to your collection. In your collection stats it will be displayed under “Custom Bottles”.
 
Please Note: The custom bottles you create are not visible to the other Whiskystats users.
 
Update Latest Price Information
 
When you create a custom bottle you can define your purchase price and date as well as the latest price observation and the date of this latest price observation. When you edit your collection, you can update this latest price observation by clicking on “Update Price”. Thereby, the latest price date will be moved to the current month and year.
 
Note that custom bottles are always treated like if they were still in your collection when we calculate your collection´s indices. This means that there is nothing like a “Collection History” for custom bottles like there is for normal bottles of our Whiskystats database.
 
Manage Custom Bottles
 
When editing your collection, you can also add another bottle of an already created custom whisky. This added bottle will have the same purchase and latest price information. Likewise you can remove custom whiskies bottle by bottle from your collection.
 
So from now on you can fill those empty spots of the Whiskystats database with your own whiskies and price observations. We hope that many of you find this feature helpful!

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  • #7145
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    Jens Thomsen
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    Hmm does not work with Safari on a Mac –

    #7148
    Whiskystats
    Whiskystats
    Keymaster

    Hi Jens,
    which part is not working?
    Unfortunately I do not have a Mac/Safari setup to test this and on Windows/Firefox everything works fine.
    Please note that the buy-date has to be strictly smaller than the date of the latest price observation.
    Best wishes,
    Johannes

    #7150
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    Jens Thomsen
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    Hi Johannes.

    thanks for the answer.

    Please note that the buy-date has to be strictly smaller than the date of the latest price observation.

    made the difference !!

    thanks
    Jens

    #7152
    Whiskystats
    Whiskystats
    Keymaster

    Perfect!
    I will add some kind of warning message for this issue.

    #10282
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    jeff law
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    Yamazaki 2017 Limited Edition

    #10284
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    jeff law
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    Hibiki 12
    hibiki 17
    hibiki 21
    hibiki 30
    hibiki 35

    #10293
    Whiskystats
    Whiskystats
    Keymaster

    Hi jeff,
    Hibikis are no single malt whiskies, hence there are currently not tracked by us (maybe we add blends some day in the future). The Yamazaki Limited Edition 2017 will sure be added in the next one or two months (we always wait for a second price observation to list a whisky).

    Best wishes,
    Johannes

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    pye palm
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    Hi
    All about custom bottles.
    I tried to put in 3 diff price observations from other auction houses to give myself a visible development .So I put in a 2015 februari with price and tried to add a price update for a 2017 price obs, but unfourtneatltiy it didntwork out .
    And a smaller thing ,Custom bottle didnt accept decimals on %
    Pye

    #12374
    Whiskystats
    Whiskystats
    Keymaster

    Hi,
    the custom bottles only take two price observations: your buy price and the latest price observations you have. Hence they do not allow for tracking the price development. Only the relative change from your buy price to the latest price is considered. When you update the latest price observation it will be set to the current month with the value you typed in.
    How many decimals did you try to enter? It should allow for two (e.g. 40,63% vol). It also should accept both comma (“,”) and point (“.”) as the decimal sign. But maybe you could try both.

    Best wishes,
    Johannes from Whiskystats

    #15569
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    Daniel Grünwald
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    Hi,
    There is no Macallan 12 years Sherry Oak in the list ?

    #15583
    Whiskystats
    Whiskystats
    Keymaster

    Hi Daniel,
    I am pretty confident that the bottle you are looking for is listed in our database.
    My best guess is that only its series is not set to “Sherry Oak”.
    By any chance do you mean this bottle https://www.whiskystats.net/whiskydetail/?whisky_id=2228
    (note that you find pictures of the bottles when you click on one of the “Latest Observations” at the bottom)?

    Best wishes,
    Johannes from Whiskystats

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