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Balcones Winston
06-09-2013, 10:38
Seal in tact and he said it felt "pretty full"

Question is, is it safe to drink? I hope so :D

http://i.imgur.com/7xSUN3J.jpg

$15 :eek:

squire
06-09-2013, 10:57
Only one way to find out.

mark fleetwood
06-09-2013, 20:57
You MUST post this on the faux-Michters Facebook page, assuming the knaves would let it through.

jtgraves
06-09-2013, 23:11
Only one way to find out.

Yep. Have a friend try it first!

Actually, after some careful cost/benefit analysis, I think you should just go for it.

mrmountainhop
06-11-2013, 20:16
Yep. Have a friend try it first!

Actually, after some careful cost/benefit analysis, I think you should just go for it.

Hey, friend, I'm here to help!

darylld911
06-12-2013, 03:58
I'd measure the contents first (I had a mini-decanter I thought felt pretty full, but when dumped it was about half the volume it should have been - so I didn't bother). If based on that the fill is pretty solid, I'd go for it (although maybe just a sip from time to time - I mean, if there IS lead, a small sip may not be that dangerous . . . says the guy who has watched a lot of House MD, but not really had any formal training :lol:)

Richnimrod
06-12-2013, 05:31
I'd be really careful about trying anything that's been in a 'pottery' style decanter, rather than glass, for any great length of time.
Here's a question on this issue I'll just throw out there:
"How can any 'lay person' quickly, conveniently (inexpensively) tell whether a whisky is lead-contaminated???"
Any takers??? :rolleyes:

sailor22
06-12-2013, 06:55
A friend shared a pour from an identical bottle last weekend. It was late and we had been sippin for awhile but I recall it had a funky flat taste that we thought could be the pot still or perhaps just old whisky funk. At any rate it wasn't magic.

Might want to pour it through a red wine aerator and see if it wakes up.

MauiSon
06-12-2013, 17:17
I'd be really careful about trying anything that's been in a 'pottery' style decanter, rather than glass, for any great length of time.
Here's a question on this issue I'll just throw out there:
"How can any 'lay person' quickly, conveniently (inexpensively) tell whether a whisky is lead-contaminated???"
Any takers??? :rolleyes:

FDA approved test kit.

whiskeyagonzo
06-12-2013, 18:23
I'd be really careful about trying anything that's been in a 'pottery' style decanter, rather than glass, for any great length of time.
Here's a question on this issue I'll just throw out there:
"How can any 'lay person' quickly, conveniently (inexpensively) tell whether a whisky is lead-contaminated???"
Any takers??? :rolleyes:

I don't know about a quick method but it would be free minus shipping. I'm guessing it would take at least 25 mL applied to a glass slide multiple times allowing for drying between each application. I can shoot it with an SEM at work and check for any lead. Probably not practical but it could be done if someone were very leery.

Colonel Duke
06-12-2013, 20:10
I would assume you could take a sample to your local health department. If I'm correct they already offer free blood analysis for those suspecting lead contamination. Shouldn't be much different to take your bourbon for a spin.


I'd be really careful about trying anything that's been in a 'pottery' style decanter, rather than glass, for any great length of time.
Here's a question on this issue I'll just throw out there:
"How can any 'lay person' quickly, conveniently (inexpensively) tell whether a whisky is lead-contaminated???"
Any takers??? :rolleyes: