Do People Keep The Scotch Boxes?
I normally stick to Bourbon, but I recently switched over to scotches. I bought Glenfiddich 12 year and it came in a nice box. I am contemplating keeping the box and putting it above my cabinets.
Is this weird? Is this something someone or people as a whole do? I think it looks nice but I don't generally do this type of thing and would like to know whether house guests would look down on me for it if I went ahead with it.
I am a sucker for gimmicky packaging and also a pack-rat, so I have about 20 of these things sitting up on my bookshelves. It does not look good.
"I hate packaging that makes me feel wasteful throwing it out."
+1. Potential and partial solution: If you have kids you don't mind corrupting (or is that improving?) with alcohol packaging, they seem to love the tubes that some whiskies (and, notably, Carpano Antica) arrive in.
I still have a Bombay (gin) tin from the 1980's on my office desk. I store Prismacolors (colored pencils) in it.
I have some sort of wooden box (I think it was Scotch) in my dining room china cabinet that now stores tapers (candles).
I keep long fireplace matches in an old cardboard round box (Again, Scotch I think....).
I guess I would say I keep these things around because they are sturdy, attractive and useful. I wouldn't keep them if they were just "clutter".
Depends. We store the bottles in the boxes until they are empty. But once the bottles are empty the boxes are tossed if another use can't be found. In the past the boxes stored syringes (new and used). Now a select few prop open windows in the summertime.