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gburger
02-13-2012, 14:20
A fire breaks out, what 3 bottles do you grab on your way out? Excluding Pappy.
Pappy is an easy choice for many, so I excluded it on purpose.

My 3 are: Parker's Heritage Wheat or Cask (which ever one is fullest)
William Larue Weller
Four Roses 2011, my other variations are already gone.

I also am chugging some George T. Stagg on the way out, might as well be buzzed while watching my house burn down.

yountvillewjs
02-13-2012, 14:49
depends -- if I think the house could be saved, I'd take the Stagg's, as they are accelerants. if not, I have a few bottles of wine worth more than anything I have on the whiskey side, but for the argument, I'd grab the Saz 18's.

camduncan
02-13-2012, 15:27
My signed '40th birthday' bottle of Fred Noe Select, an Evan Williams bottle that has a personalised label commemorating our first visit to the US, and then whatever else got in my way as I ran for the door.

fishnbowljoe
02-13-2012, 16:09
Three bottles of 07 WLW. :rolleyes: What can I say? :grin:

JayMonster
02-13-2012, 16:30
Hmmm... This is a tough one as I have little to nothing that most people would consider worth saving, but for argument sake, Eagle Rare 17, Old Rip Van Winkle 10/107 and Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve.

Edit: Damn, forgot that one of these would have to be left behind to take the last bottle of Whiskey my father bought. It is nothing special per second,a bottle of Usher Irish Whiskey from about 83 (still has the tax band intaxt), but it is the one that (for sentimental reasons in particular) cannot be replaced. So I guess the Knob Creek (easiest to replace) would be sacrificed to the fire.

Ejmharris
02-13-2012, 16:36
I am sure this kind of thread has been done in different variations before, but I still love the concept. Here are my three:

Bowman rye
Bowman SB bourbon #5 barrel
Hmmm.... Tough call on the last one.. Probably the Taylor BIB from '74. And hope the EH Taylor Tornado survives another calamity.


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wripvanwrinkle
02-13-2012, 16:39
An Old Overholt bottled in '87 and a couple of Wild Turkeys distilled in the early/mid 80's.

Enoch
02-13-2012, 16:52
Three bottles of OGD 114 bottles in 1980. On a lighter side I'm posting a picture of my emergency kit. You just crack it open when completely out of bourbon.

Old Lamplighter
02-13-2012, 16:56
4R1B Gift Shop #3
Bowman Rye
WT12

ThomasH
02-13-2012, 17:00
WT12, Weller Centennial Louisville and Weller 19!

Thomas

JB64
02-13-2012, 17:12
If a fire were to really break out in my house I would be a frantic mess and whiskey would be one of the last things on my mind. A couple of years ago I managed to set an exterior wall of my house on fire with charcoal ashes from about 4 days prior that I thought were completely spent. I put the fire out myself but that really freaked me out. I had cleaned up my smoker in the morning, went to the store, and when I returned I walked in my house to find smoke in the air and my 14 year old son playing PS3. My son says, "Hey dad it's getting kind of smokey in here", doesn't take his eye off the video game for a second.

Just to play along and since I don't own anything that is really hard to replace I would grab the three most expensive bottles. I guess that would be my Talisker, a THH I bought last year, and my ORVW 10/107. I think I paid more for the Blantons but I would take the ORVW instead. My son would probably grab his PS3.

MarkEdwards
02-13-2012, 18:24
Impossible to choose - I'd go up in flames trying to make the decision.

LostBottle
02-13-2012, 19:05
Easy one for me...

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u415/elttob/L1000691.jpg

Let's take a closer look....

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u415/elttob/L1000692.jpg


Yup, pre-tanked Saz. Not something I plan on opening for a very long time and special enough I don't really count them as part of my drinkable bunker...yet.

nivto
02-13-2012, 19:41
I also am chugging some George T. Stagg on the way out, might as well be buzzed while watching my house burn down.

:slappin:thanks for the visual

Bourbon Boiler
02-13-2012, 19:47
1. Bottle of WT 101 signed by Mr. Russell
2. Bottle of wheated bourbon I aged myself (not that it's great, but it wouldn't be easy to replace)
3. WT American Spirit or Tradition, whichever had the most left in it.

White Dog
02-13-2012, 19:51
All unopened.

1. My last PHC Wheated.

2. Vintage 21yr Rye

3. Hirsch 16yr Gold Foil. (Only because I'll need a downpayment on the next house.)

dridge11
02-14-2012, 07:25
Gts 2011
Orvw10/107
Owa

thezenone
02-14-2012, 10:46
Glenfarclas 25 Year
Eagle Rare 17
Vatting of scotches I couldn't replace

Perhaps I should stock up on more good bourbon.

ratcheer
02-14-2012, 10:56
Bourbons: Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, Old Forester Birthday (2002), Old Grand Dad 114

If non-bourbons are included, I would have some tough choices to keep it down to three.

Tim

pepcycle
02-14-2012, 11:09
The same ones I brought to the dessert island 10 years ago.

docbible
02-14-2012, 12:19
If the blaze from the burning bourbon wasn't too intense, 20yo a.h. hirsch, jd 1996 bicentenial bottle saved for retirement, and a 23yo orvw decanter set to toast the response team. tim

CorvallisCracker
02-14-2012, 12:46
Three very large ones I have filled with compressed Halon.

gblick
02-14-2012, 12:47
My 3 would probably be:

Old Fitzgerald BIB 6yo '70/'76
ORVW 15/107
Wild Turkey Tribute

Clavius
02-14-2012, 17:47
I don't have that much bourbon on hand at the moment. And if I can't grab my bottles of Pappy then I guess I'd have to grab my Lagavulin 16, Laphroaig 10 and Ardbeg Uigeadail.

BroInBourbonMD
02-14-2012, 18:15
First thing I'd grab is my bung hammer signed by Mr. Russell to smash through anything that is in my way of getting to my stash! I chug the last of my open William Larue Weller, then I'd grab
1. Bottle of WT 101 signed by Mr. Russell
2. WT American Spirit or Tradition, whichever had the most left in it.
3. Maker's Mark Founders bottle that I dipped myself on my first trip to the KY Bourbon Trail...I know it is not worth much, but Maker's in Coke was my everyday nectar for years before I got turned on to the finer side of bourbons.

Bourbon Boiler
02-14-2012, 20:28
First thing I'd grab is my bung hammer signed by Mr. Russell to smash through anything that is in my way of getting to my stash! I chug the last of my open William Larue Weller, then I'd grab
1. Bottle of WT 101 signed by Mr. Russell
2. WT American Spirit or Tradition, whichever had the most left in it.
3. Maker's Mark Founders bottle that I dipped myself on my first trip to the KY Bourbon Trail...I know it is not worth much, but Maker's in Coke was my everyday nectar for years before I got turned on to the finer side of bourbons.

Let #3 go, and dip another one next June.

Lazer
02-14-2012, 21:28
I only have three bottles of bourbon in my house right now, FR1B, WTRB, and KC, that's what I'd grab. My other bottles are still at the store. Some of them are still in barrels in KY.

SeaninSD
02-14-2012, 21:39
WLW
GTS
Vintage 17

BroInBourbonMD
02-15-2012, 18:41
Let #3 go, and dip another one next June.

Good point...I'm grabbing the decanter set #3 then, and sharing it with whichever fire fighter rescues the rest of the bunker from the blaze!

barturtle
02-16-2012, 09:23
But since all my whiskey is already stored in cases, wouldn't it be quicker and easier and save more whiskey to just grab a couple of boxes and head on out the door?

ckgdrums
02-16-2012, 14:48
Three very large ones I have filled with compressed Halon.

Love it! :lol: as the son of a firefighter, I agree!

dohidied
02-18-2012, 01:42
I'm going to have to choose based on difficulty of replacement. Since we're excluding Van Winkles, the VWFRR is going up in flames. What a damn shame. The Bowman Rye and Bourbon are going to be very hard to find, so I'm grabbing those. The last bottle has to be something fairly dusty and I'm having trouble deciding. Do I take the ND OGD BIB that I know is phenomenal and I haven't seen elsewhere? Or do I take the ER101 Lawrenceberg that I've never tasted? I think I'd always wonder what the ER101 tasted like, whereas I've enjoyed the OGD, so I'll grab the ER.

hectic1
02-18-2012, 09:17
Or do I take the ER101 Lawrenceberg that I've never tasted? I think I'd always wonder what the ER101 tasted like, whereas I've enjoyed the OGD, so I'll grab the ER. What are you waiting for?

dohidied
02-18-2012, 12:28
What are you waiting for?

I don't know. I had too many open bottles when I bought it, so I wanted to save it. Then I think I kept passing over it because it's in a wooden gift box and I kept forgetting it was there. I guess it's time.

tigerlam92
02-18-2012, 16:51
Without hesitation, this will be my last priority in that situation and hope that they survive somehow.

The first two is easy:
1. VVOF18
2. VXOF

3. Is going to be hard and will force me to wait to long and get burn deciding:
Toss up between one of my VVOF, the AH16 Blue wax, the "really old" OWA, or maybe the ORVW15.

Pappy is not even on the list or my thoughts in that situation, unless ORVW15 counts since that bottle kick start my addiction of SW juice.

Maybe I will just toss my valued bottles into my freezer and refrigerator since it's right near it and deal with the important things.

Cheers
--Hugh

yountvillewjs
02-18-2012, 17:10
Note to self: Get to know tigerlam92 in '12. Any chance your Bay Area is near Wine Country?


Without hesitation, this will be my last priority in that situation and hope that they survive somehow.

The first two is easy:
1. VVOF18
2. VXOF

3. Is going to be hard and will force me to wait to long and get burn deciding:
Toss up between one of my VVOF, the AH16 Blue wax, the "really old" OWA, or maybe the ORVW15.

Pappy is not even on the list or my thoughts in that situation, unless ORVW15 counts since that bottle kick start my addiction of SW juice.

Maybe I will just toss my valued bottles into my freezer and refrigerator since it's right near it and deal with the important things.

Cheers
--Hugh

tigerlam92
02-18-2012, 23:18
Not too far, relatively speaking. I'm in Fremont. With many good SW opened.

cheers
Hugh

tommyboy38
02-19-2012, 08:53
I think I should drink up everything in the bunker so i never have to make this choice.
I'd be standing in the bunker trying to decide while the house burned down with me inside.