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HighTower
12-18-2008, 05:55
So I get a phonecall from my wife today.....
She heard a noise and wasn't sure what it was.
Then copped an overwhelming banana smell.
Followed by an overwhelming bourbon smell :bigeyes:

Eventually found the Wild Turkey Stampede bottle that had exploded. Sitting there one minute minding it's own business and in pieces the next.

Keeping in mind I did purchase this bottle empty, and filled it myself with a mix of 8yo 101, RR101, WTKS, WTRB, WTAS, WT12 etc it still brought a tear to my eye. I was looking forward to trying that mix!

It's a good thing I just scored a full and sealed Stampede just yesterday:cool:
Thanks David! It eases the pain a little.

has anyone else encountered this??

It's pretty hot here right now, but tomorrow is supposed to be hotter, which has me worrying about the rest of my bottles.

Scott

spun_cookie
12-18-2008, 07:24
There must have been some weird tension in the bottle and in found a flaw in the glass... it brings a tear to my eye seeing it though...

I have seen this happen in composits, crystal structures and in lumber (internal heat and water expantion) but not glass I can think of... sorry for you loss...

Gillman
12-18-2008, 08:15
Very interesting. As a non-scientist, I wonder if the liquor expanded in the neck due to the heat, created pressure against the capsule (held down securely by the old-fashioned pot-stopper closure) and that pressure was transferred back down to the glass frame and split it, perhaps finding a seam or other weak point. It's a reminder I think to safely store liquors of any kind since, not so much from this rare event, but other types of accidents, bottles can lose their contents in one way or another. I try to keep mine segregated so that if something happens any breakage or liquid seeping is localised but it's not always easy to do this.

Gary

barturtle
12-18-2008, 08:17
Is there a chance that sunlight (or even a strong reflection) focused on the bottle, causing the liquid inside to heat up enough to pressurize the bottle and cause it to burst? Those swing cap bottles seal really well, and unlike a cork wouldn't possibly be the first point of failure in a pressurized situation.

OscarV
12-18-2008, 13:30
What a heartbreaker Scott but on the positive side it didn't have Stampede in it.

polyamnesia
12-18-2008, 14:30
Very interesting. As a non-scientist, I wonder if the liquor expanded in the neck due to the heat, created pressure against the capsule (held down securely by the old-fashioned pot-stopper closure) and that pressure was transferred back down to the glass frame and split it, perhaps finding a seam or other weak point...

not a scientist either, but that's exactly what i thought. that stopper i bet did it...a cork would've been the weak link in the 'chain' and woud've popped.

bvscfanatic
12-18-2008, 17:22
Eventually found the Wild Turkey Stampede bottle that had exploded. Sitting there one minute minding it's own business and in pieces the next.

Keeping in mind I did purchase this bottle empty, and filled it myself with a mix of 8yo 101, RR101, WTKS, WTRB, WTAS, WT12 etc it still brought a tear to my eye. I was looking forward to trying that mix!


Sounds to me like the problem was sociological. Look at all the different (possibly incompatible) turkeys you tried to cram in to one single bottle. And WILD turkeys to boot. I'd say the bottle exploded cuz there was a major cockfight takin' place inside.

GOCOUGS2002
12-18-2008, 17:35
a mix of 8yo 101, RR101, WTKS, WTRB, WTAS, WT12...

Also known as Chuck Norris' daily pour.

Attila
01-13-2009, 04:41
What a heartbreaker Scott but on the positive side it didn't have Stampede in it.

Sorry, to me, its a heart breaker. I would have loved to try that vatting.

Jaysus
01-13-2009, 14:55
Also known as Chuck Norris' daily pour.

:lol:



P.S. 16 characters.

Stones
01-13-2009, 16:57
It might have been all the wild turkeys trying to get out. Its a sad thing you weren't able to savour a mouthful of such a great mix. :rolleyes:

Buffalo Bill
01-14-2009, 08:35
Too many Turkey's and not enough juice?!? Boom-boom!!!