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knoxdoc
02-03-2008, 15:28
Would an unopened 1912 bottle of Old Crow be drinkable? Has anyone ever tried a bourbon from that era? Are there any safety concerns when considering sampling a bourbon that old?

luv2hunt
02-03-2008, 16:27
If it's not cloudy....it's good. Yes people here have opened stuff that old. They're still alive too :) You don't know until you open it and try it.

gothbat
02-03-2008, 22:23
Yep, it's my understanding that so long as it hasn't been contaminated by something, not likely if it's sealed, all you have to worry about is it not tasting good. Assuming you have it and you want to drink it, enjoy! :toast:

StraightBoston
02-04-2008, 10:55
I had a half-shot of Old Mock (from 1917, I think) at Delilah's in Chicago and lived to tell. It was worth the pricey pour to explore what bourbon of that era tasted like.

(Were I to drop over $950 including shipping (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130190460292&category=825) to find out, I doubt I'd survive once my wife -- or you guys -- found out!)

gothbat
02-04-2008, 14:45
(Were I to drop over $950 including shipping (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130190460292&category=825) to find out, I doubt I'd survive once my wife -- or you guys -- found out!)

Wow, I'd swear I saw that exact same bottle (the extensive damage to the tax strip and labels is identical) listed by a different seller over the summer, it closed at ~$400.

knoxdoc
02-05-2008, 22:16
Thanks for the replies and the reality checks. I'm gonna quit looking at bourbons on ebay for awhile and enjoy those I have at home! So far I've liked my Pappy 20 and 23, Hirsch 16, 1959 VOF, Wild Turkey Rare Bird, and Dickel No. 12.:grin:

ggilbertva
02-07-2008, 21:29
Thanks for the replies and the reality checks. I'm gonna quit looking at bourbons on ebay for awhile and enjoy those I have at home! So far I've liked my Pappy 20 and 23, Hirsch 16, 1959 VOF, Wild Turkey Rare Bird, and Dickel No. 12.:grin:

Respectable bottles all....unless the Hirsch is the gold foil. The others though, all good pours.

knoxdoc
02-08-2008, 12:57
Respectable bottles all....unless the Hirsch is the gold foil. The others though, all good pours.

What is the "gold foil". Mine is the 16 year old A.H. Hirsch reserve.

cowdery
02-08-2008, 16:39
There were a few different bottlings of 16 year old A.H. Hirsch Reserve. The earlier ones had wax capsules, the last one has a gold foil capsule.

Greg is among the people who doesn't like the gold foil Hirsch. I happen to be one of the people who thinks it is fantastic and I have bought as much of it as I can afford. Okay, more than I can afford.

shyster512
02-09-2008, 18:13
I agree wholeheartedly with Chuck. The Gold Foil is fabulous.

knoxdoc
02-11-2008, 12:40
Thanks for the clarification on the A.H. Hirsch. Yes, mine has gold foil. It was the first bourbon I tasted after I read your book, Chuck. (Fantastic book, by the way!)
Are there any small distillers that use the copper pot still as the only distillation method?