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ggilbertva
01-20-2007, 19:52
Related to the question in another thread as to what bottles you currently have open, I pose the following question.

What bottles do you currently have in your bunker that are un-opened?

I just checked and here's what I have in my small collection:

GTS Fall '05 (second release)
THH Saz
VW Lot B (x2)
OGD BIB
Bernheim
Four Roses Single Barrel
Four Roses Small Batch
Old Charter Proprieters Reserve
WT Tribute
EW SB '96
Crown Royal
Dalmore 21 :skep:

TNbourbon
01-20-2007, 20:26
Unopened American straight whiskeys (bourbon and rye)

Old Charter "Classic 90" 12yo
Evan Williams Black Label 7yo (NAS open)
Corner Creek
Maker's Mark
Rittehouse Rye 80 proof
Rittenhouse Rye BIB (both DSPs 31 and 354)
Rittenhouse Rye 21-year-old single-barrel (Barrel #23, also open)
Four Roses Small Batch
W.L. Weller 12yo (4 different single-barrels from Stitzel-Weller stock; also a couple open)
W.L. Weller Centennial (Louisville)
W.L. Weller Special Reserve (Louisville, standard and metric)
Old Weller 107 (Louisville, also open)
William Larue Weller 2005
William Larue Weller 2006 (also open)
Thomas Handy Sazarac rye (also open)
Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 8yo
Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yo Lot B single-barrel ("Van Blankle", also open)
Very Old Barton BIB (old triangular label)
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Four Grain (Batches 1 and 2, #2 also open)
J.W. Dant BIB (distilled 1953, bottled 1957)
Old Grand-Dad BIB (distilled 1957, bottled 1961)
Century Bonded BIB (distilled 1950, bottled 1955)
Old Fitzgerald BIB (Stitzel-Weller)
Very Old Fitzgerald 8yo BIB (distilled 1956, bottled
1964)
Bulleit 90 proof (original BT version)
Old Grand-Dad 114 (National Distillers)
Old Charter 10yo (half-pint)
Old Charter 7yo/86 proof (500ml)
Old Taylor BIB (National Distillers, also open)
Old Crow 86 (National Distiller, also open)
Old Crow 10yo (1969, chess decanter, also open)
McCormick SBW (distilled in Illinois, also open)
Sam Houston 10yo
Benchmark
Ezra B 15yo
Old Ezra Brooks 7yo/90 proof
Yellowstone (Louisville)
Jefferson's Reserve 15yo
Walker's Deluxe (distilled in Illinois, also open)
Evan Williams Single Barrel 1995 (also open)
A.H. Hirsch 16yo (gold foil; blue-wax open)
Ancient Ancient Age 10yo
Ancient Age 10yo Barrel 107
Early Times bourbon (Wisconsin decanter)
Fighting Cock 8yo
Fleischmann's BIB (Owensboro)
Very Old Heaven Hill 10yo BIB
Kentucky Deluxe
I.W. Harper Gold Medal 4yo
Old Heaven Hill 6yo BIB
Old Charter BIB
Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve (Louisville)
Old Grand-Dad 86 (National Distillers)
Old Forester 86
Old Forester BIB
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2002 (also open)
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Spring 2003
Old Taylor 80 (National Distillers)
Old Taylor 86 (National Distillers)
Old Rip Van Winkle 10/90
Jim Beam Black 8yo
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15yo
Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yo Rye (also open)
Wild Turkey Jimmy Russell Tribute 15yo (also open)
Old Fitzgerald BIB Four Seasons decanter (distilled 1959, bottled 1965)
Old Fitzgerald Prime 86.8 (Wildlife decanter)
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit (bottled 1994, also open)
George T. Stagg 2006

ggilbertva
01-20-2007, 20:30
Was that from memory or did you have to look?

TNbourbon
01-20-2007, 20:31
Was that from memory or did you have to look?

I remembered them all -- after I looked.:grin:

FlashPuppy
01-20-2007, 20:54
Well, if you put all of Tim's stuff on a dart board, I would have everything but the bullseye and the triples.

barturtle
01-20-2007, 21:09
I remembered them all -- after I looked.:grin:

Show off:cool:

Sweetmeats
01-20-2007, 21:33
3 bottles of Wild Turkey 101 (I can't pass up bottles when they are on sale for 13.99)

1 bottle of Rittenhouse BIB

1 Bottle of Ancient Ancient Age

1 bottle of Elmer T. Lee

I'm jealous of TNbourbon.

TNbourbon
01-20-2007, 21:57
Well, if you put all of Tim's stuff on a dart board, I would have everything but the bullseye and the triples.


Show off:cool:


...I'm jealous of TNbourbon.

Jeremy, Timothy, Mark -- remember, this is post-sale. A few months ago, the list would have been at least twice that long. Still, I know of a number of members here who can put it to shame.

barturtle
01-20-2007, 22:27
Jeremy, Timothy, Mark -- remember, this is post-sale. A few months ago, the list would have been at least twice that long. Still, I know of a number of members here who can put it to shame.

The fact that it's post sale makes it even more impressive:bowdown:

HighTower
01-21-2007, 02:55
As I started off collecting bottles for 'fun' - (yeah it's a great hobby!), I don't know if I would call it a bunker or more of a collection. Most are on display. Some of the bottles were purchased for drinking. Every day I spend on here reading about some of the bottles I have makes me want to drink them, and I think one day more than a few of them will be in the 'open bottles' thread. So here they are:


Evan Williams Black Label 8YO
EW SB 94 & 95
Elijah Craig 12 x3
Elijah Craig 18
Kentucky gold 1L
Bulleit 80 Proof
Bulleit 90 Proof
Cougar XS (86 Proof)
Booker's 10th Anniversary
Booker's x2
Baker's x2 (B-85-001 & B-90-001) Old label and new label
Basil Hayden's
Knob Creek
Jim Beam Gold Label 100 proof
Jim Beams Choice
Jim Beam Black label
Blantons - Gold, Silver, Special Reserve and Original
Pappy 20
2006 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (All 5 bottles)
Maker's Mark - Red Wax, Christmas green over red, Affirmed, VIP (Signed by Bill), 911 1L (Signed by Bill), Gold Wax 101:bowdown: (Thanks Troy)
WT Honey Liqueur
WT 8YO 101 (Signed by Jimmy)
WT 12YO 101 (Signed by Jimmy)
RR 90 x3
RR 101 x3
WT Tradition
WT Sherry Signature
WT KY Spirit 2005
WT KY Legend 101
WT KY Legend Single Barrel Barrel Proof (Japan)
WT Rare Breed (WT-01-97) (Signed by Jimmy)
WT Tribute (Japan & US)
WT Freedom (Signed by Jimmy)
WT 17yo (Japan)
Crown Royal XR (I opened it but haven't tried it yet)
Crown Royal 1L
George Dickel Ivory
Jack 1904 Centennial 1.75L US
Jack Daniel's Gold Medal Collection (1904, 1905, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1954, 1981)
JD Monogram
JD Silver Select
JD 1895 Replica
JD Tennessee Bicentennial
JD Maxwell House
JD Barrel House 1
JD 150th Birthday
JD Scenes 1,2 & 3 (750mL Signed by Jimmy) scene 7 1L
And a very cool "Family Of Fine Whiskeys" cabinet which is numbered 4/150, with COA signed by Jimmy - it contains a Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack and an old no 7)The Jack bottles are just collectables, different proofs etc, but after being on this forum I want to drink most of those turkey bottles, thanks guys and girls! If any of you come to Australia, you are more than welcome to visit!:grin:

There's also 20 that I'm ordering from Binnys, so the list will grow, also thanks to the kind folks on here:grin:

Scott

ratcheer
01-21-2007, 07:44
Two bottles of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, v. 2002
Kentucky Spirit
Old Grand Dad 114-proof
I'm not sure what else. Those are my prizes. :cool:

Tim

OscarV
01-21-2007, 08:36
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit (bottled 1994, also open)

Tim, I see this WTKS you have opened since 1994, when is the last time you tried it? Is it still good?
I have heard that you should not let them go for more than 12 to 18 months.
What is your experience on this?



this is an edit,....I see now that it says "bottled in 1994"
my mistake, but what is the longest you have had something opened and was still good?

TNbourbon
01-21-2007, 09:16
...what is the longest you have had something opened and was still good?

Probably a 1978 Bourbon deLuxe quart I currently have, of which about 40% remains, is the longest-open bottle I've ever had -- about 18 months now. I don't notice any change even now, I just don't care for it all that much (I've been trying to remember to mix it with cola, et al, lately to get it gone).
So, Oscar, I've never known one to go 'bad' -- though I've known quite a few (usually higher-proof) that seem to improve after you take an inch or two off the top.

Solomon2
01-21-2007, 09:24
what is the longest you have had something opened and was still good?

My bottle of Old Setter was given to me six years ago by my father-in-law. It was already opened, with a broken tax stamp across the cap and no barcode on the label. He told me he had received it as a givt long ago.

I guess that means it was around thirty years old when I finally polished it off last month. It tasted different from other bourbons - its finish was more tangy than hot - but it was by no means unpleasant.

barturtle
01-21-2007, 09:35
Probably a 1978 Bourbon deLuxe quart I currently have, of which about 40% remains, is the longest-open bottle I've ever had -- about 18 months now. I don't notice any change even now, I just don't care for it all that much (I've been trying to remember to mix it with cola, et al, lately to get it gone).
So, Oscar, I've never known one to go 'bad' -- though I've known quite a few (usually higher-proof) that seem to improve after you take an inch or two off the top.

I have noticed that it seems you can keep mostly full bottles for quite a while without much- if any- change (though a long ago bottled bourbon, can indeed improve with a breath of fresh air). I'm currently drinking on a bottle of Old Charter 7yo BIB that was bought at the place Tim works part-time about 370 days ago (I looked up the post). It was opened basically upon arrival in Louisiana. The bottle was nursed for quite a while, knowing that it is a hard to come by bottling and all, and only got down to half way 2-3 months ago. The bottle is now down to its last inch (I consider a half empty bottle as one that needs to get gone) and is just now starting to display some damage to its flavor-it seems a bit lighter in body and the caramel and spice are starting to wane.

jburlowski
01-21-2007, 11:45
Modest compared to others here:

Several botles of each of the 2006 BTAC --- these will be consumed over the next year so I'm not so sure they qualify.

An extra bottle of Hirsch 16

Several bottles of S-W ORVW.

That's about it... I'm much more a drinker that a hoarder.

TNbourbon
01-21-2007, 11:55
...these will be consumed over the next year so I'm not so sure they qualify...I'm much more a drinker that a hoarder.

Don't assume a large number of unopened bottles signifies any of us is 'just a collector'. I don't own a bottle I don't intend to open. But when I see a bottle that I would like to drink, but may never see again, I'm disinclined to hope I'll run across another one when I'm finally ready to open it.

jburlowski
01-21-2007, 12:18
Don't assume a large number of unopened bottles signifies any of us is 'just a collector'. I don't own a bottle I don't intend to open. But when I see a bottle that I would like to drink, but may never see again, I'm disinclined to hope I'll run across another one when I'm finally ready to open it.

Point well taken... my choice of "hoarder" was perhaps ill-conceived. I didn't mean in any sense to be pejorative. What I was really trying to convey is that I see bourbon as something to be enjoyed and shared "today"... because who knows what tomorrow will bring.[/FONT]

Empty Glass
01-21-2007, 14:15
2 AHHirsch
1 PVW23

I'm trying to finish off the 10 open bottles during the game so they don't spoil. Hic!

OscarV
01-21-2007, 15:31
Ok,...unopened, right? then here goes.

A H Hirsch 20yo
A H Hirsch 16yo
Society Of Bourbon Connoisseurs 20yo Batch No.80-045
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection;
....French Oak Aged
....Twice Barreled
....Fire Pot Barrel Aged
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection;
....George T Stagg 2004
....George T Stagg Fall 2005
....Eagle Rare 2005
....William LaRue Weller 2005
....Sazerac Rye 2005
....Thomas H Handy Rye 2006
Eagle Rare Single Barrel
Eagle Rare 101 10yo
Sazerac Rye (AKA Baby Saz)
Joseph Finch
Henry Clay
Old Fitzgerald 10yo 101pf, 1978 release in faux crystal decanter
Pappy Van Winkle 23yo Bottle #A209
Pappy Van Winkle 20yo
Pappy Van Winkle 15yo
Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yo Lot "B"
Old Rip Van Winkle 15yo 107pf, Lawrenceburg
Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo 107pf, Frankfort
Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo 90pf, Frankfort
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye
Four Roses;
....Single Barrel, current KY-Japan release
....Single Barrel, old Seagrams release
....Single Barrel, current European release
....Small Batch
....Super Premium, Japan release
W L Weller 12yo
W L Weller Centennial
Old Weller Antique
Elmer T Lee Single Barrel
Wathen's Single Barrel
Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve
Old Chater 12yo The Classic
Jefferson's Reserve 15yo (not the undated)
Old Grand-Dad;
....114, Lot No 1
....114, Lot No 2, pre-Beam?
....BIB
....86pf
Very Old Barton 8yo 86pf, 1972 release
Old Forester Birthday, Dis-1990 Bot-2003
Prichard's Doubled Barreled
Michter's Single Barrel Bourbon 10yo
Michter's Straight Rye
Booker's True Barrel, 10 Year Annaverary Bottle
Black Maple Hill 21yo
Vintage Bourbon 23yo
Vintage Bourbon 17yo
Noah's Mill
Rowan's Creek
The Classic Cask 13yo, Bottle No#68
Tom Moore BIB (with Fed Tax strip)
Mattingly & Moore (current stuff)
Kentucky Mist, made at the old Hoffman Distillery
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Four Grain, 2005 release
Wild Turkey;
....Tribute Jimmy Russell 50th Anniversary
....Rare Breed, signed by Jimmy Russell
....Kentucky Spirit, Bottled August 22, 2003
....12yo Split Label
....12yo Gold Foil
....12yo Japan release, 700ml bot
....Russell's Reserve 101pf
....Russell's Reserve 90pf
....101 8yo
....101 current no date
....80

barturtle
01-21-2007, 16:02
I had posted mine last night, then realized I need to update my Excel file, so down it came, and here it is again:

A H Hirsch 20
A H Hirsch 16 Gold Wax
Ancient Age 86
Ancient Ancient Age 10yo
Ancient Ancient Age Barrel 107
Benchmark Premium
Benchmark Single Barrel
Black Maple Hill Rye 15
Blantonís Barrel Proof
Booker's
Buffalo Trace
Corner Creek
Eagle Rare 17 2001
Eagle Rare 17 2005
Eagle Rare 17 2006
Eagle Rare 10 101
Eagle Rare SB
Elmer T Lee
Evan Williams 1783
Evan Williams SB 1989
Evan Williams SB 1990
Evan Williams SB 1991
Evan Williams SB 1992
Evan Williams SB 1993
Evan Williams SB 1993
Evan Williams SB 1994
Evan Williams SB 1995
Evan Williams SB 1996
Forty Creek Barrel Select
Four Roses Yellow
George Dickel #8 1960s
George Dickel No 12
George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve
George T Stagg 2002
George T Stagg f 2005
George T Stagg s 2005
George T Stagg 2006
Georgia Moon
Georgia Moon 100
Heaven Hill 10 100
Hirsch Rye 10 Lburg
I W Harper 15
Jack Daniels 1914 Gold Medal
Jim Beam Rye
Johnny Drum 8yo
Johnny Drum 12 101
Johnny Drum 15 101
Knob Creek SB (yes a single barrel!)
Makers Mark
Makers Mark Louisville 200th
Makers Mark Redheads
Michterís 1753 Small Batch Straight Rye Lburg
Old 1889 Royal
Old Bardstown 10 101
Old Bardstown 4 100
Old Charter Bottled in Bond
Old Charter Classic Lville
Old Charter Proprietors Reserve UDV
Old Charter Proprietors Reserve BT
Old Crow
Old Fitzgerald 1849
Old Fitzgerald BIB
Old Forester BIB
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2003
Old Forester Bonded Dimpled 750
Old Grand-Dad 114
Old Grand-Dad BIB Pre-Beam

Old Grand-dad Bond
Old Overholt
Old Potrero
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 90 Lburg
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 107 Lburg
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 107 Ffort
Old Rip Van Winkle 15 17 Lburg
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Lburg
Peter Jakes Private Keep
Rittenhouse 80
Rittenhouse 100
Rock Hill Farms (old style)
Sazerac 2000
Sazerac 2001
Sazerac 2002
Sazerac 2003
Sazerac 2004
Sazerac 2005
Sazerac 2006
Sazerac Jr.
Thomas H Handy
Twisted Spoke
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye "c" Lburg
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye "F" Ffort
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye "H" Ffort
Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B Lburg
Very Old Barton
Very Special Old Fitzgerald
Vintage Rye 21
Virginia Gentleman 80
W L Weller 19 2001
W L Weller 12
W L Weller Centennial UDV
W L Weller Centennial BT
W L Weller 12 Everettís
W L Weller SB BR01
Wild Turkey 101
Wild Turkey #8
Wild Turkey Gold Foil 12
Wild Turkey Rare Breed WT-01-99
Wild Turkey Rare Breed WT-03RB
Wild Turkey Russellís Reserve 101
Wild Turkey Rye
Wild Turkey Rye Green Label
Wild Turkey Tribute 15 101

Willettís Rye
William Larue Weller 2005
William Larue Weller 2006
Woodford Reserve

I'm not hording...I'm opening judiciously!

doubleblank
01-21-2007, 16:08
I'll offer at least a partial answer as I'm too lazy to type out all the names. Also, a lot of these were acquired from trades/gifts with the fine members of this forum. I keep my inventory list on an excell spreadsheet. Total bottle count for bourbons and ryes is approx 340. Here are some of my faves to either look at and/or drink.

Weller, Old Fitz, Dickle, Old Charter, IW Harper from the Bourbon Heritage Collection
Staggs from 2002 to date incl 2005 Spring Lot A and Lot B
Pappy 20 and 23's from original bottling AKA "green glass" Pappys
A H Hirsch 16 in Gold and Blue Wax
A H Hirsch 20yo
Evan Williams 12yo and 15yo for Japan market
Waterfill Frazier distilled in Juarez
Van Winkle Family Reserve 17yo
Weller 12 SB's from SW (5 different barrels)
Van Winkle 12yo Lot B -- Van Blankle
WT Tribute and Stampede

Over 90 different bottlings in total including 10 pre pro and prohibition bottles. Current house pours are the Weller 12 SB's, Van Blankle and ORVW 10/107 L'Burg. Current fave special occasion pours are Tribute and Hirsch 16yo.

Mike R
01-22-2007, 08:42
Oscar and Barturtle,,,,, Wow, just Wow!

Oscar, I see we're not far from each other,, mind sharing store info?

For my bunker

IW Harper 15 yr.

That's it,, from memory too :lol: .


Cheers,
MikeR

nor02lei
01-22-2007, 12:56
Hirsch Rye 10 Lburg
!

Whats that? Never heard of it.

Leif

barturtle
01-22-2007, 13:48
Whats that? Never heard of it.

Leif

That should be Hirsch 13yo Rye Lburg (bottled by Julian), Sorry

straightwhiskeyruffneck
01-22-2007, 14:22
ancient ancient age 10 yr
baker's
booker's 6yr 9 mo. 127 pr.
corner creek
1792 ridgemont reserve
russel's reserve 90 pr.
wathen's (san diego bottling)
ezra brooks single barrel 12 yr.
old charter propietor's reserver 13 yr.
bulleit (newer bottling)
george t stagg 141.2
evan williams single barrel 1994
eagle rare single barrel 10 yr.
wild turkey 101
wild turkey rare breed
blanton's single barrel
old weller antique 7yr. 107
very old heaven hill BIB 10yr.
woodford reserve (newer bottling)
knob creek
old forrester birthday bourbon spring 1993
elmer t lee single barrel
jack daniel's 150th anniversery
jack daniel's single barrel million dollar cowboy bar barrel signed by jimmy

soon to have pappy 20 (hop and vine's reg. price: $78.00!)

TomH
01-22-2007, 15:51
I call this my Liquid IRA rather than a bunker. Putting it back to drink after I retire (just a little over 1 year and 4 months - not that I'm counting). This list does not include the scotch I've put back.

Bourbon

A. H. Hirsch Reserve 16 YO
Black Maple Hill 14 YO
Black Maple Hill 21 YO
Blanton's
Bookers
BTEC - Fire Pot Barreled Aged
BTEC- French Oak Aged
BTEC - Twice Barreled
Elmer T. Lee
Elmer T. Lee - Sam's Barrel 28
Elmer T. Lee - Sam's Batch 4
George T. Stagg 2004
George T. Stagg 2005 Spring
George T. Stagg 2005 Fall
George T. Stagg 2006
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2003
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2004
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2005
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2006
Old Rip Van Winkle 10/107
Old Rip Van Winkle 15/107
Old Rip Van Winkle 15/107 Premiere SB 6
Old Rip Van Winkle 15/107 Premiere SB 7
Pappy Van Winkle 15 YO
Pappy Van Winkle 20 YO
Pappy Van Winkle 23 YO
Rare Eagle 2002
Rare Eagle 2004
Rare Eagle 2005
Rare Eagle 2006
Rare Eagle Single Barrel 10 YO
Rebel Yell (Stizel Weller)
Sam Houston
Van Winkle Special Reserve (Lot B)
W. L. Weller 12 YO
W. L. Weller 12 YO (Everetts (SW))
W. L. Weller Centenial
Wild Turkey (export)
Wild Turkey (split label)
Wild Turkey Sherry Signature
William Larue Weller 2005
William Larue Weller 2006

Rye

Black Maple Hill -18 YO
Hirsch - 21 YO
Isaiah Morgan
Michter's - 10 &YO
Sazerac 2002
Sazerac 2004
Sazerac 2005
Sazerac 2006
Thomas Handy Sazerac 2006
Van Winkle Family Reserve G series
Van Winkle Family Reserve H series
Van Winkle Family Reserve
Vintage Rye 21 YO

TN

George Dickel Select

Irish

Bushmill Single Cask 1608 (Rum Cask)
Bushmill Single Cask 1608 (Sherry Cask)

Japan

Suntory Hibiki
Suntory Yamazaki

Jazzhead
01-22-2007, 17:03
There's a lot of good drinkin' in this bunker - but first I gotta make a dent in the open bottles!

3 bottles of WTRR101 - my all-time favorite pour!
3 bottles of Old Forester BIB, dimpled - my all-time second favorite pour!
4 bottles of EWSB, three 1987 vintage and one 1995 vintage
2 bottles of Old Kentucky Tavern (Glenmore whiskey)
2 bottles of Wild Turkey Rye (seventies vintage, distilled in Maryland)
2 bottles of Old Heaven Hill, 10 yo, 86 proof (the best $7.99 whiskey I've ever tasted)
2 bottles of I.W. Harper 15 yo

Plus the following single bottles:
AH Hirsch 16 yo
Van Winkle Lot B
Old Fitzgerald BIB (eighties vintage)
Old Hickory (Publicker, eighties vintage)
Old Taylor BIB (eighties vintage)
OGD 86 proof (ND whiskey)
Elmer T Lee (black label)
Eagle Rare 17 yo
Eagle Rare 10 yo single barrel
Jim Beam 200th anniversary
Bernheim Wheat
Rittenhouse Rye
Bellows Club (seventies vintage)
Ten High (eighties vintage)
Walkers Deluxe
Old Charter 10 yo (just got this one in trade!)
Michter's Pot Still Whiskey (hex sign bottle)

IronHead
01-22-2007, 17:18
Newbie chiming in:

Woodford Reserve 4 Grain
Noah's Mill
George T. Stagg (140.6)
Old Pogue Master's Select
Bernheim Oringinal
Blanton's Single Barrel
Ridgemont Reserve 1792
Rittenhouse BIB Rye
Evan Williams Single Barrel '89

SBOmarc
01-22-2007, 18:41
According to these posts, not enough.

Edward_call_me_Ed
01-22-2007, 20:59
If you don't count open bottles, very little. Mostly Eagle Rare 101, I think I have five of these unopened. One AAA 10 year old, two AAA ten star that I bought thinking it was the ten year old. Since I really liked it I wasn't disappointed. One OGD BIB that I just haven't gotten around to. And a few bottles of Scotch, Irish, and Japanese whiskies that I haven't opened because I drink bourbon so much more often.

Basically, everything I buy gets opened either the evening I buy it or within a few days of getting it. Unless it is something that I won't be able to replace, then I buy a few bottles.


Ed

Edward_call_me_Ed
01-22-2007, 21:10
Probably a 1978 Bourbon deLuxe quart I currently have, of which about 40% remains, is the longest-open bottle I've ever had -- about 18 months now. I don't notice any change even now, I just don't care for it all that much (I've been trying to remember to mix it with cola, et al, lately to get it gone).
So, Oscar, I've never known one to go 'bad' -- though I've known quite a few (usually higher-proof) that seem to improve after you take an inch or two off the top.

That is what I have found, too. Either it gets a little better or I don't notice a change. If I could find some cheap glass bottles, say 50 to 100 ml, I would do some tests. Fill the bottle with the first pour and then my glass. Taste, maybe write some notes. Then set the bottle aside for six months or so after it reaches the one good pour level, then do a side by side. Do another bottle the same way but for a longer time.


I do have a similar experiment underway with Teacher's Scotch. I have two bottles that I bought at the same time. One is unopened the other has one good pour in it, maybe two. It has been open for exactly two years. I will have to do the head to head soon.

Ed

fitzharry
01-22-2007, 23:47
My small but ever-growing collection consists of:

Old Grand-Dad 114
Old Grand-Dad BIB 100
Old Rip Van Winkle 10/107
Wild Turkey Rare Breed 108.2
Wild Turkey 101
Old Charter 10/86
Old Charter 12/90
Old Weller 107
George T. Stagg 140.6
Wild Turkey Rye 101
Old Overholt Rye 80
Jim Beam Rye 80
Laird's Straight Apple Brandy BIB 100
Laphroaig Cask Strength
Laphroaig 10
Bushmills 16
Seagram's VO

I also have opened bottles of Jim Beam Black, J.W. Dant BIB 100, Elijah Craig 12, Bernheim's Wheat, Booker's 125.3, Platte Valley, Redbreast 12, and one each of most of the ones listed above as unopened except the Stagg.

Old Bill
01-23-2007, 11:14
In reserve:

Heaven Hill BIB.
Regular Even Williams
Platte Valley Corn whiskey
Wild Turkey 80
Jamison Irish
Old Grand Dad 80......


nothing too interesting, I suppose.

BobA
01-23-2007, 11:19
I have a few unopened bottles of regular stuff, such as OGD 114, but I don't consider those "bunkered," just the results of finding a good price. "Bunkered" is for bottles either gone or so far away/rare they may as well be, to be consumed with some care. There are open bottles in that category too, but they're "out on the shelf," so actually, "bunkered" is stuff I've tried, liked, and sought out more of, but a single bottle gets opened. In the bunker:

WT RR 101 - 3 bottles
ER 10/101 - 1 bottle
Stagg (2005, I think) - 1 bottle

Not really much.

Bob

doubleblank
01-23-2007, 11:43
Like you Bob, I don't bunker anything that I can stop at my local retailer and pick up on the way home. Nor do I bunker anything I don't like or won't drink a lot of. Several years ago I stumbled into over a case of ORVW Old Time Rye. I'm not a big drinker of rye, so those bottles ended up in the bunkers of other members here. I kept a single bottle and still have 1/2 of it left.

The likes of Makers Mark, Beam, BT, WT 101, ER SB, etc etc.......I let my local retailer be my bunker for those bottlings.

Randy

gluce
01-23-2007, 15:46
6 bottles pappy20 (1 open 5- sealed)
11 bottles WT12yr (sealed 10 split 1 foil)sealed
10 Hirsch 16 yr (9 foil 1 gold wax)sealed
1 pappy 15 sealed
3 orvw (1 op3n 2 sealed)
4 Bottles lot B sealed
2 van winkle rye (1open 1 sealed)
4 sealed woodford reserve ( henderson)sealed
3 woodford 4 grain (1 open 2 sealed)
6 ETL sealed
2 ER 17yr sealed
2ER 10 yr sealed
1 ocpr sealed
1 weller centennial sealed
1 whiskey river ( saving to give to someone I don't like) sealed
3 WTRB sealed
1 1792 sealed
1 McKendric western style sealed
2 evan williams 1995 signed by Craig Beam sealed
1 Michters US1 American open ( do not like it too much)
1 OFBB open

Irish

5 Midleton VR (2-04 3-05)sealed
3 Jameson 18 yr (1open 2 sealed)
4 Jameson 15 yr sealed
4 Jameson Gold (1 open 3 sealed)
4 Jameson 12 yr sealed
3 Knappougue 94 sealed
2 Bushmills 16 yr 3 wood sealed

ratcheer
01-23-2007, 18:04
Tim, I see this WTKS you have opened since 1994, when is the last time you tried it? Is it still good?
I have heard that you should not let them go for more than 12 to 18 months.
What is your experience on this?



this is an edit,....I see now that it says "bottled in 1994"
my mistake, but what is the longest you have had something opened and was still good?

I have a bottle of Remy-Martin XO and one of Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary, both purchased and opened in 1990. As far as I'm concerned, both still taste as good as new. "When you have a pig that good, you don't eat him all at once." :slappin:

Tim

Big Chipper
01-30-2007, 10:31
PVW 15/107 (x2)
WLW '06 (x2)
GTS '06 (x1)
VW Lot B (x1)
BT (x1)
OGD 114 (x1)
Weller Antique 107 (x2)
ETL (x1)
ER 10 SB (x1)
WT RB (x1)

reg
01-30-2007, 14:57
Old Ezra 101 15 year old - in since 1985, 2 bottles
Evan Williams Single Barrel, 1994, 1996, 1 each
Russells Reserve 101 , 3 bottles
Conecuh Ridge, 3 bottles, can no longer purchase from Ala. ABC
Hancock's President's Reserve, 1 Bottle, opening soon
From The Bourbon Heritage Collection: missing one, saw only these on self
W.L Weller Centennial, 1 bottle
Old Fitzgerald Very Special 12 year old, 1 bottle

Plus other spirits, scotch , vodka ,tequilia.

heatmiser
01-30-2007, 15:27
AMERICAN WHISKEY:


AH Hirsch 16
Ancient Ancient Age
Bakers - mini
Basil Haydens - mini
Black Maple Hill 14
Bookers - mini
Buffalo Trace (Binny's)
Bulleit - mini
Eagle Rare 10 Single Barrel
Eagle Rare 17
Elmer T Lee
Elmer T Lee (Binny's)
George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve - mini
George T Stagg
IW Harper - mini
Jim Beam Black - mini
Knob Creek - mini
Makers Mark
Old Charter Proprietors Reserve - mini
Old Fitzgerald 12 - mini
Pappy Van Winkle 15
Pappy Van Winkle 20
Rittenhouse Rye
Sazerac 18
Thomas H Handy
Van Winkle 12 Lot B
Vintage Bourbon 17
Wild Turkey 101 - mini
Wild Turkey Rare Breed - mini
Wild Turkey Russells Reserve 101
William Larue Weller
WL Weller Centenial - mini
Woodford Reserve - mini

SCOTCH WHISKY:


Aberlour A'Bunadh
Balvenie 12 Double Wood
Balvenie 15 - mini
Balvenie 21 Port Wood - mini
Bowmore 17
Bowmore Darkest
Caol Ila 12
Chivas Regal 18
Clynelish 14
Cragganmore 12
Dalwhinnie 15
Glenfarclas 17
Glenfiddich 15
Glenfiddich 18
Glengoyne 10
Glenlivet 16 Nadurra
Glenlivet 18
Glenmorangie 10
Highland Park 18
Lagavulin 16
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Longmorn 15
Macallan 12
Royal Lachnagar 12
Scapa 14
Talisker 18
Tamdu

IRISH & CANADIAN WHISKEY:


Bushmills
Connemara - mini
Connemara 12 - mini
Connemara Cask Strength - mini
Crown Royal
Crown Royal Reserve
Redbreast 12


TEQUILA:


4 Copas Reposado
Cava de Don Augustin
Chaya Blanco - mini
Cielo Anejo - mini
Cielo Reposado
Don Fulano Imperial
Don Julio 1942
Don Julio Anejo
Don Julio Blanco
El Tesoro Anejo
El Tesoro Blanco
El Tesoro Reposado
Espolon Anejo
Espolon Reposado - mini
Gran Centenario Anejo
Gran Centenario Reposado
Hacienda de la Flor Reposado
Herradura Anejo
Herradura Reposado
Herradura Selection Suprema
Jesus Reyes Reposado
Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia
Jose Cuerve Traditional - mini
La Cofradia Anejo
Los Fernandez Blanco
Los Fernandez Reposado
Marquez de Valencia Reposado
Oro Azul Reposado
Partida Reposado
Real Hacienda Reposado
Sauza Tres Generationes Anejo
Sauza Tres Generationes Reposado

RUM:


Bacardi 8
Barbancourt White
Cruzan Singel Barrel
Goslings Black Seal
Havanna Club
Mount Gay Extra Old
Pyrat
Ron Zacapa 23 Year
Santa Teresa 1796
Sea Wynde
Zaya


VODKA:

Hangar 1
Stoli
Stoli Elit
Stoli Blueberry
Stoli Raspberry
Tito's
Turi

GIN:


Bombay Sapphire
Tanqueray
Tanqueray #10

ggilbertva
01-30-2007, 18:24
Wow...big bunker. Mine is still small time. Although, I did add 1 '06 Stagg and a bottle of Wathens SB. I guess building the bunker happens one or two bottles at a time.

TBoner
01-30-2007, 19:34
What's in my bunker? A helluva lot more than there was before I found this site.

Off-hand, I'll say:

5 bottles of OGD BIB from the ND era.
Old Fitz BIB
Old Heaven Hill BIB
J.W. Dant BIB
WT 101
ER 101
WTRR 101
WT Rye
Charter 12yo
Heaven Hill 86 proof
Old Weller 107 - Louisville bottling
Booker's
Old Forester BIB
ERSB 10-year

Some others, but that's most of it...

TimmyBoston
02-01-2007, 23:57
Here's a picture of my bar, now there is Scotch in there and a couple bottles of tequila is you look really hard.

3651

ggilbertva
02-02-2007, 11:56
What's in my bunker? A helluva lot more than there was before I found this site.

Isn't that the truth. Before this site, I had maybe 5 bottles. I think I'm up to 25 and will be adding many more by next week.

Cheers/g

heatmiser
02-02-2007, 12:06
Mmmmm... Ardbeg Uigeadail...

BTW - I like the Macallan Cask Strength over their 18 year. Good choices Tim!

OscarV
02-02-2007, 17:02
Here's a picture of my bar,3651[/ATTACH]


Nice pic, I like your set up.
So how do you like the WT Tibute?

Wade
02-06-2007, 13:46
Here's my small collection. The BT and Rittenhouse were just added, but they'll be opened soon.

Buffalo Trace
EWSB 88
EWSB 94
GTS (140.6 proof)
Old Forrester BIB (70's 1.75L)
Rittenhouse Rye BIB
Seagram's Benchmark
VW Lot B
WT Kentucky Spirit ('97 I believe)
WT Russell's Reserve 101 (2X)
WT Rye
WT 12YO (current export bottling)

Wade

TimmyBoston
02-07-2007, 19:59
Nice pic, I like your set up.
So how do you like the WT Tibute?

IMO it's the best bourbon I have.

OscarV
02-08-2007, 14:30
IMO it's the best bourbon I have.

Oh man, oh man,.... I was afraid you would say that.
Now I will have to do a search for a Japanese seller and pay a ton of bucks for one.

HighTower
02-08-2007, 14:37
Oh man, oh man,.... I was afraid you would say that.
Now I will have to do a search for a Japanese seller and pay a ton of bucks for one.
That bottle is the US Tribute, the Japanese one is in the same bottle as KY Spirit , bottled at 110 proof opposed to the 101 proof with the US bottle.


Scott

leebo
02-08-2007, 17:06
hirsh 16 yr
vw 15
wtrb
wtrr, 101,(3)
black maple hill, 11yr
eagle rare 17yr, 03, 04
bookers, 63.4
ewsb,89,92,04,06
gt stag, 02, 03 ,04,(3),
gt stag spring 05(3)
gt stag fall 05 (2)
gt stag 06 (2)
w larue weller, 05, 06
ofbb ,05
vw 12 yr, lot b
-----
rye
hirsh 13 yr, 47.8 %
vwfrr, (7) yeehah
saz rye 18 yr, 01, 03 ,04 ,05 (3), 06(2)
rittenhouse 100 %
thomas handy (3)
plus some open ones and a few unaccounted for


----

snakster
02-09-2007, 10:28
Okay, I'm new to this bunker concept, so I only just started mine. Right now it consists of 2 bottles:

AH Hirsch 16YO
Pappy Van Winkle 20 YO

Not a bad start. More to come as poker winnings permit.

OscarV
02-09-2007, 12:18
That bottle is the US Tribute, the Japanese one is in the same bottle as KY Spirit , bottled at 110 proof opposed to the 101 proof with the US bottle.


Scott

I plead tempoary insanity,
I knew that but I think I am becoming obsessed with Wild Turkey's exports
because I can't get them.:grin:

JDutton
02-09-2007, 12:48
I doubt if my bunker will ever be very large, but I will probably include items that I can't get easily. At the moment I've got

Jacob's Well
Eagle Rare 101
OFBB 2006

There's been a pretty good supply of EWSB 95 around here, but if it starts getting scarce I might stash a bottle or two.

Jeff

HighTower
02-09-2007, 14:15
I plead tempoary insanity,
I knew that but I think I am becoming obsessed with Wild Turkey's exports
because I can't get them.:grin:
I'm with you there, Oscar, I'm with you there...

Scott

ggilbertva
02-11-2007, 18:46
This is a repeat from another thread but it's applicable to my original question. I've added the following to my bunker (notice the WT 101 8 year)

Bruichladdich 15 year
Edradour - port and marsalis 10 year
Four Roses Yellow Label
WT 8 Year
Blantons Silver
Blantsons Gold
Blantons SFTB
Bacardi 8 year
Bacardi 12 year Special Reserve (only sold at the Bacardi Distillery)
Bushmills 16 year malt

Isoflex
02-13-2007, 18:09
Bunker!? BUNKER!? (Think Jim Mora)

I drink my bunker....don't have enough cash to stock a bunker AND enjoy bourbon. My bunker is 3 bottles of WT RR 101 which I will open for special occasions, hopefully every couple years or so. I envy many of you.

ggilbertva
02-13-2007, 18:15
Oh, I have every intention of drinking every bit of my bunker. For instance, my current bottle of Lot B was a bunker bottle, now it's an open bottle. My bunker is in constant rotation.....one bottle in, one bottle out....maybe two out.

Jazzhead
02-13-2007, 18:32
Whiskey is unique in that it can be bunkered, as opposed to beer, the other alcoholic beverage I care about. Beer that isn't fresh quickly becomes terrible. Whiskey keeps - which makes it fun to have 15 or so open bottles, and nipping from them all! :)

brian12069
02-13-2007, 18:36
Oh, I have every intention of drinking every bit of my bunker. For instance, my current bottle of Lot B was a bunker bottle, now it's an open bottle. My bunker is in constant rotation.....one bottle in, one bottle out....maybe two out.

What he said...

ggilbertva
03-16-2007, 13:22
Well, I figured I would update my bunker collection. In addition to what I previously posted, I've now added the following:

ORWV15
WT 12 year SL
WT 8 year
Four Roses Yellow Label
Blantons Silver
Blantons Gold
Blantons SFTB
Saz 18
WLW '06
GTS '06
Weller Centennial (L'ville Bottling)
W.L. Weller Special Reserve
Weller 107
Weller 12 year
George Dickel Barrel Select
PVW 15
PVW 20

jburlowski
03-17-2007, 12:25
I don't really bunker much... at least compared to some of the folks here. I purchase mostly to consume. Having said that, I've got a couple of bottles of S-W ORVW, Hirsch 16, PVW 20, and the odd GTS or two set aside.

jwrussell
05-13-2007, 14:49
According to these posts, not enough.

:slappin: :slappin:

I hear you. Though I have this sinking feeling that I'll be posting a decent sized list hear pretty quick.:skep:

Phischy
08-13-2007, 14:10
Bringing this back since now I can post in it:

BTAC '06:
GTS x2
Saz
Handy
ER17
(looking for the Larue Weller)

Four Roses:
Small Batch
Single Barrel - in Texas

Small Batch Collection:
Knob x2 (1 open @ 19.99 this is an everyday pour)

Van Winkle:
Lot B x2 (1 open)
I think a 10yr 107-but it's in Texas
15yr-only bottle I've ever seen of this, scored it today (8-13)

Old Pogue

ER10 (open)

Noah's Mill (open)

1792 (open)

Mitchner's Rye (open)

And from my memory recall that's all I can visualize in the box/cupboard/top of fridge. Thankfully I brew and am generally having a pint off my kegerator vs. a snog of bourbon so this stuff tends to stick around. I do have 1 more bottle in TX my sister got for me on a trip to KY but for the life of me I can't recall what it is.

smokinjoe
08-13-2007, 19:36
Very nice, Phischy. Bunkers in multiple states is very impressive! The next step, when you know you've made it, is to be like Cliff, and establish an off-shore bunker!!:)

:toast:

JOE

barturtle
08-13-2007, 20:22
Very nice, Phischy. Bunkers in multiple states is very impressive! The next step, when you know you've made it, is to be like Cliff, and establish an off-shore bunker!!:)

:toast:

JOE

Biggest problem with bunkers in multiple states is the fact that you always want the bottles that are where you aren't....:smiley_acbt:

Phischy
08-13-2007, 20:30
My sister is a fan so if I hear of something in Houston I can always send her out. I'll be bringing those bottles back at christmas time for sure. Thankfully no one other than my mom really likes bourbon but she's a wine gal. My dad hasn't touched the hard stuff since college, likes my beer and is a wood smith in his spare time. He enjoyed the process when we visited BT, esp barrel production. Good thing, as I dragged them 2hrs in the wrong direction on a recent road trip.

The plus side to an out-of-state bunker is you won't be dipping into it!

HipFlask
08-13-2007, 21:40
My bunker has grown to inlcude just a few. the wife slows me down as she says I have enough whiskey. But here goes. un opened

2 Four Roses single Barrel
2 Four Roses Small Batch
1 Templeton Rye batch #1
2 Rittenhouse Rye BIB
1 ETL
1 Blanton's
1 PVW 15 yr
1 PVW Rye 134 yr

Thats all folks

ggilbertva
08-14-2007, 06:08
My bunker has grown to inlcude just a few. the wife slows me down as she says I have enough whiskey. But here goes. un opened

2 Four Roses single Barrel
2 Four Roses Small Batch
1 Templeton Rye batch #1
2 Rittenhouse Rye BIB
1 ETL
1 Blanton's
1 PVW 15 yr
1 PVW Rye 134 yr

Thats all folks

Nice start. I too started off with a respectable yet small bunker. It's now grown to a state that I have a hard time finding places to store the bottles. Keep collecting....it's great having a broad selection of bourbons; especially over varying decades.

ggilbertva
08-14-2007, 09:38
In comparison to when I first posted this question, my bunker has grown considerably. Many bottles from the generosity of SB.com members. Here's the latest tally.....

A.H. Hirsch

Basil Hayden

Blanton's Gold

Blanton's Silver

Blanton's Straight From The Barrel

Bookers

Eagle Rare

Elmer T. Lee

Evan Williams 1783

Evan Williams Single Barrel (1990)

Evan Williams Single Barrel (1992)

Evan Williams Single Barrel (1996)

Evan Williams Single Barrel (1996)

Evan Williams Single Barrel (1996)

Evan Williams Single Barrel (1997)

Fighting Cock

Four Roses Single Barrel

Four Roses Small Batch

Four Roses Yellow Label

George T. Stagg

Henry McKenna BIB

J.T.S. Brown

Jack Daniels Gentleman Jack

Jim Beam Black 8 Year

Maker's Mark (1L)

Old Bardstown

Old Bourbon Hollow BIB

Old Charter Proprietors Reserve

Old Fitzgerald 1849

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

Old Forester Signature

Old Grand Dad BIB

Old Pogue

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year

Old Weller 12 Year

Pappy Van Winkle 15 year

Pappy Van Winkle 20 year

Rock Hill Farms

Van Winkle Family Reserve Lot B

Very Old Barton 100

Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12

Virginia Gentlemen

W.L. Weller 12 Year

W.L. Weller Antique

W.L. Weller Centennial (Frankfort)

W.L. Weller Centennial (Louisville)

W.L. Weller Special Reserve

Wathens Single Barrel 10 Year

Wild Turkey 8 year

Wild Turkey 12 year

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spririt

Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Wild Turkey Tribute

William LaRue Weller


Bernheim


Eagle Rare 17


George Dickel #12


George Dickel Barrel Select


Rittenhouse Rye BIB


Sazerac 18


Thomas H. Handy

Ancient Ancient Age 10 yr
Cabin Still
Canada Dry Stitzel Weller
Cream of Kentucky
Eagle Rare 101 10 year
Fleischmanns Blended
Heaven Hill 80
Hiram Walker Ten High
I.W. Harper 15 year
I.W. Harper Gold Medal
Jim Beam Black Label
Jim Beam White Label 1982 bottling
Old Charter 12 YO 90 proof
Old Charter 8 year
Old Charter 7 year
Old Crow
Old Fitzgerald BIB
Old Fitzgerald Prime 80
Old Fitzgerald Prime 90
Old Forester 86
Old Forester Bottled in Bond
Old Forester Bottled in Bond (dimpled sides)
Old Grand Dad 86
Old Grand Dad BIB
Old Rip Van Winkle 15 year
Old Setter
Old Taylor 80
Old Taylor 86
Old Taylor BIB
Rebel Yell (Louisville, S-W)
W.L. Weller Centennial (Louisville)
Wild Turkey 8 year 101
Wild Turkey 86.8
Wild Turkey Russell Reserve 101
Yellowstone

blux
08-14-2007, 13:33
G.t.s. 140.6

snakster
08-15-2007, 18:54
Considering I only recently latched on to the concept of "the bunker", mine is modest currently, but Im slowly working on it.

Pappy 20
AH Hirsch 16 x 2 (foil)
Berheim
WT 101 (it was a rescue)
Baker's
Eagle Rare 10 (1.75L)
El Tesoro Anejo (still a soft spot for Tequila)

Open bottles include:
AH Hirsh 16
WT Kentucky Spirit
Bernheim
Buffalo Trace
Thos. Handy Rye

I suspect the WT 101 will soon be joining the ranks of the open bottles.

Eggman
08-16-2007, 14:27
Howdy,

I'm new to alcohol. I've recently acquired:

Dickels 12 yr old.
JB white
JB black

Eggman