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dridge11
03-12-2012, 13:32
So I moved to our house this past week/weekend. I'll get some better pictures but got almost everything put away in the room that's going to be "the bar". I added some nice curtains and lighting, it turned out nicely.

If I loaded the pictures correctly, the tower is my growing bourbon collection with the boxes on either side making up my "bunker".

Then the wine cellar in view, racking is 2 bottles deep, and all the boxes are full. I need to drink a lot...soon.

Tico
03-12-2012, 13:37
I need to drink a lot...soon.

I know a few bozos that might be able to help you out with that :cool:

soad
03-12-2012, 14:13
, the tower is my growing bourbon collection

Hope you don't have kids or dogs who could bump into the tower. That top shelf Stagg and Pappy has a LONG way to fall :bigeyes:

Bmac
03-12-2012, 14:25
Hope you don't have kids or dogs who could bump into the tower. That top shelf Stagg and Pappy has a LONG way to fall :bigeyes:
I think that's Family Reserve Lot B. However, there is a nice Black Maple Hill there!

Either way, you have a point. That is one sad mess to clean up should it fall O_O

dridge11
03-12-2012, 15:27
No kids, I do have two smaller dogs so I should be safe. Most of the BTAC and all the Pappy is boxes up.

SDpappy
03-12-2012, 21:39
Looking good! I justified my bourbon purchases this month by saying, "It's going to look nice in a bar room one day!"

angler82
03-13-2012, 12:55
Looks great. Nice assortment of bottles. Gotta refrigerate the vermouth though

dridge11
03-13-2012, 15:14
Looks great. Nice assortment of bottles. Gotta refrigerate the vermouth though

Yikes...thanks. What about bitters?

unclebunk
03-13-2012, 15:30
Hope you don't have kids or dogs who could bump into the tower. That top shelf Stagg and Pappy has a LONG way to fall :bigeyes:

When I warned my young son not to run around in the liquor store because I'd have to pay for anything he broke, he responded "And you'd have to drink it off the dirty floor too." If it was Pappy or GTS, he'd have been right!:lol:

Scooter
03-13-2012, 18:51
You clearly don't live in California, with the 'top shelf' bottles on the top shelf. Oh wait, yes you do!

My Pappy's, BTACs, dusties etc sit on the bottom shelf, with the gifts and replaceable stuff up higher. Same with my wine. Only takes a 3.5 shaker to fill the room with an intense nose and lots of broken glass.

dridge11
03-14-2012, 10:52
Yeah, thought about that too. Eventually that tower will be replaced with a cabinet that has doors. Guess I should protect the top bottles in the meantime.

bgageus
03-14-2012, 14:47
You clearly don't live in California, with the 'top shelf' bottles on the top shelf. Oh wait, yes you do!

My Pappy's, BTACs, dusties etc sit on the bottom shelf, with the gifts and replaceable stuff up higher. Same with my wine. Only takes a 3.5 shaker to fill the room with an intense nose and lots of broken glass.

Not trying to steal the thread, but when we had the quake in DC this past summer. I came home, not thinking much except I was glad to be home. I went downstairs to find my wife's jams shattered on the floor, and our bottles hanging off the edge of the shelf. I immediately switched to putting the valuables on the bottom. That's when I realized God was a bourbon drinker.

dridge11
03-14-2012, 15:10
I appreciate all the feedback...now my Vermouth is in the fridge and the top shelf is cleared off. I actually need an entirely new setup for bourbon since the tower is built for wine.

smokinjoe
03-14-2012, 17:11
I appreciate all the feedback...now my Vermouth is in the fridge and the top shelf is cleared off. I actually need an entirely new setup for bourbon since the tower is built for wine.

Eh, just go ahead and post pictures of the rest of your house, and we'll help you decorate that, too. :D

dridge11
03-15-2012, 08:29
I was going to take a picture of my closet and let you decide my outfit for today.

mrviognier
03-17-2012, 07:57
Nice! Of course my eye was immediately drawn to (what looks to be) that Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis case on top. :grin:

coltcannon
03-17-2012, 09:04
They have high enough ABV they should be shelf stable.


Yikes...thanks. What about bitters?

Young Blacksmith
03-17-2012, 09:11
I don't refrigerate my bitters and they taste bitter enough for me.... :lol:

bigtoys
03-17-2012, 16:38
I thought the same thing--that bourbon cabinet looks tall, thin and questionable top heavy. Maybe secure it to the wall?
I just learned recently that vermouth goes bad and should be 'fridged, so I went out and bought all new.

I know the felling you have.....
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/WineInventorySept2011Avanti.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/WineInventorySept2011smallcoolers.jpg

upstairs
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/Barstorage.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/BarBourbons.jpg

dridge11
03-18-2012, 09:20
Nice! Of course my eye was immediately drawn to (what looks to be) that Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis case on top. :grin:

Yep, bought a case of 2005 Ampuis (the wood box) and a case of 1998.

bigtoys, lookin good there!