How many of you are reluctant to finish the last ounce or two of your last bottle of a particular bottling?
I had been hanging on to the remains of three bottles, Russell's Reserve, Elijah Craig 12 y/o, and Maker's Mark, for different reasons. I hate to be out of RR because it (with an assist from its younger sibling, WT101) has become my "go to" bourbon. I like to have EC12 around for the times when I want a real jolt to my taste buds. I keep Maker's Mark around more as a reference point than anything else. (Like others hereabouts, I buy it only on sale, usually at Rite-Aid Drugs for about $18. Compared to Rebel Yell for $11 at Trader Joe's, even that isn't a great deal, IMO.)
A recent bourbon purchase forced me to start clearing some space. Three days ago I finished the RR (not that it did any good, space-wise; I immediately drove 40 miles to buy a replacement bottle, and while I wasn't looking EWSB '92, OF 100, and Wathen's -- all on sale -- jumped into my cart). Last night I finished the EC12. This afternoon it was the MM. (It took three glasses to finish it off; those wide bottles fool me.)
Maybe I should make good on my threat to start dumping leftovers into one bottle ... Naaah!