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sailor22
12-09-2009, 07:00
My friend is a builder and is finishing a large expensive historical house renovation. After telling him the stories of people finding bottles of Bourbon in walls of old houses he loved the idea and decided to leave something for someone to find later.

We want to put a bottle or two of Bourbon in the wall of this house. Planning on boxing it/them so they don't get broken when the wall is eventually torn out .

What Bourbon would you put in the wall?




steve

spun_cookie
12-09-2009, 07:12
ORVW 23yr and Hirsch Red Wax :D

Grab something that will not rot (screw cap) and covers a couple key areas.

I recomend you get an older bottle of OWA 10/107 and EWSB 2000

StraightBoston
12-09-2009, 09:31
You want something to represent 2009: I suggest Red Stag.

docbible
12-09-2009, 09:56
What an unplesant surprise a stray nail would create. Cherry yuck. tim

sailor22
12-09-2009, 10:38
That's just mean.

jburlowski
12-09-2009, 12:09
OFBB 2009, FR Mariage 2009, or FR SB 2009.... something with the current year on it.

JamesW
12-09-2009, 12:14
I agree with the idea of safeguarding against rot and so a screwtop sounds like a good idea to me. In that case I'd put an ORVW 10/107 and either a Ritt BiB or OWA 7/107.

OscarV
12-09-2009, 12:15
Grab something that will not rot (screw cap) and covers a couple key areas.
I recomend you get an older bottle of OWA 10/107 and EWSB 2000


OFBB 2009, FR Mariage 2009, or FR SB 2009.... something with the current year on it.

Yep, any of these will do, except of course the OFBB 2009, don't want the finder to smell like you know what.
Right Em?:grin:

sailor22
12-09-2009, 13:20
After being frustrated by a lot of old bottles and decanters that had the cork take over the taste, I'm going with a screw top and probably dip it in wax to discourage evaporation.

loose proton
12-09-2009, 16:45
I agree with the idea of safeguarding against rot and so a screwtop sounds like a good idea to me...
Ditto. Maybe something that represents today that won't be around tomorrow. I fear that may leave Red Stag out, I've got the feeling that's going to be around for a long time.

p_elliott
12-10-2009, 08:16
After being frustrated by a lot of old bottles and decanters that had the cork take over the taste, I'm going with a screw top and probably dip it in wax to discourage evaporation.

if your going with a screw top how about OGD BIB?

sailor22
12-10-2009, 10:33
Nice. OGB BiB and ORVW 10/107 or maybe BT are my top two choices at the moment.

This brings up another question - new topic and should be anew thread - what are the best Bourbons with screw tops?

funknik
12-10-2009, 10:46
Nice. OGB BiB and ORVW 10/107 or maybe BT are my top two choices at the moment.

This brings up another question - new topic and should be anew thread - what are the best Bourbons with screw tops?
good question -- personally, I would say Weller 12 is my favorite screw top bourbon in current production . . . but both the VSOF & OCPR from the BHC had screw caps and they were pretty damn good . . . of course Dickel #12, OWA & ORVW all have screw caps -- all good, although I don't like any of themas much as the Weller 12.

troyce
12-13-2009, 15:53
hell, If I left a great bourbon in the wall, it would be some future, flavored vodka drinker that found it.

theDon
12-13-2009, 16:10
I agree it needs to have the date on the bottle. I don't think the OF B-Day bourbon would fit the between wall specifications as it's a super wide bottle. How about Wathen's? It's dated right? Or WTKS? It should fit within the walls.

ebo
12-13-2009, 19:15
I agree it needs to have the date on the bottle. I don't think the OF B-Day bourbon would fit the between wall specifications as it's a super wide bottle. How about Wathen's? It's dated right? Or WTKS? It should fit within the walls.

I seriously doubt that there is any bottle of bourbon that won't fit in a wall. Studs are 16" on center. The bottle would have to be 14.5" wide not to fit between studs. Bottle thickness would be more of an issue. Standard studs are 3.5" wide. What does a standard bottle measure? I'd guess around 3".

theDon
12-14-2009, 11:55
I seriously doubt that there is any bottle of bourbon that won't fit in a wall. Studs are 16" on center. The bottle would have to be 14.5" wide not to fit between studs. Bottle thickness would be more of an issue. Standard studs are 3.5" wide. What does a standard bottle measure? I'd guess around 3".

Why would I be talking about the bottle being able to fit the 16" between the studs? I of course was talking fitting the 3.5" front to back of wall space and an OF B-Day bourbon bottle is 5".

sailor22
12-14-2009, 13:03
I'm picturing the dry wall down at the bottom with a 3" semi circle bump out. Three generations of owners would be wondering what it was all about assuming it was a high tech green thingamajig in the wall....

ebo
12-14-2009, 15:57
Why would I be talking about the bottle being able to fit the 16" between the studs? I of course was talking fitting the 3.5" front to back of wall space and an OF B-Day bourbon bottle is 5".

Sorry for the misunderstanding. You said the bottle was "super wide"... not thick. ;)

spun_cookie
12-14-2009, 17:02
Sorry for the misunderstanding. You said the bottle was "super wide"... not thick. ;)


I have had this problem... I just lube her up :) and use rubber boots as required :D