Learn how to Search the Whiskystats Database
Some numbers and figures may not match what you find in the Whiskystats 2.0 database.
Information is worth nothing if you cannot find it, and with thousands of bottles and tens of thousands of prices in our database you are likely to get lost. This is why in this article we want to show you how to efficiently browse the whiskystats database.
Note that this article stays updated if there are any changes made on our search functionality.
Pretty much all of Whiskystats is a view at our database in one way or another. We summarize pricetrends to form indices, we pick out the most outstandig pricemovements or even condense the whole market into one single number. But at the core of this game of numbers lie the priceobservations of each and every single bottle. And to make this data accessible, a proper search mask is essential.
The Quick Search
If you navigate to our whisky database you will find one single textfield. Just start typing in the specifics you are looking for and you will see that the matching bottles will be displayed live in the search results. Note that you can mix up any information that is displayed in our database. So if you are looking for an Ardbeg Original Bottling with a vintage of 1998 simply type in “ardbeg original 1998” or even “ardbeg original 1998 58.3” to display the one single ardbeg original bottling from 1998 with 58.3 volume percent.
The Detailed Search
If you don’t know exactly what you are looking for or simply want to browse our database you might want to change to our detailed search. Here you will find another textfield called “Search Term” and serveral lists you can choose from. The search term has exactly the same functionality as the quick search. In addition you can now choose from all distilleries, bottlers and regions which bottles should be displayed or not. There is also the possibility to sort the search results with the “Sort By” list. Simply choose the characterstic you want the results to be sorted by. By default, this sorting will be done in ascending order. You can change this with the “Sort Style” field.
The 100 to Speed Things Up
You may notice that if there are more than 100 bottles that suite your search request, only the first 100 in sorting order will be displayed. You can load more by scrolling down to the end of the list and click the obvious button. The reason why we explain this is that if you sort the results by clicking on the table headers (only possible on large screens) only the displayed bottles will be ordered!
On whiskystats.net we are always anxious to improve your user experience. So if you have any suggestions on how to make the search mask more efficient please let us know and leave a comment.