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    Alternative to Grey Goose Boxes?

    Now I've seen some who treat their "bunkers" as shrines, either to their collecting prowess, dusty huntin' acumen or the fattness of their wallets. And so they place their bottles in a visible location, for those deemed worthy to see. Now, I live in Chicago, and I don't have room for such a shrine. Plus, I don't want the authorities to keep tabs on my purchasing. I'm not saying who the "authorities" are, but let's just say I have a "forever roommate."

    So I keep my stash in boxes in the basement. My parents' (non-bourbon drinkers) basement.

    And unless y'all can help me with something less revolting, that means a Grey Goose box.

    The Grey Goose box is needed because it is, so far at least, the only reliably available box I can find that is tall enough to accommodate the height of the BTAC bottles. Sure, I often bunker the shorter, squatter type bottles (mostly 4R), but one stray BTAC is all it takes to screw things up. The GG boxes also are larger than a bourbon "case," holding 12 rather than 6 bottles. Although moving them boxes can cause back injuries, etc. for those not pursing a proper fitness regimen.

    I guess my problem is that I just freaking hate Grey Goose and all it stands for, and thus feel a bit revolted seeing my parents' basement full of Grey Goose boxes.

    So, what do you store your "bunker" in ... and why? Shelves would be nice -- but I don't want to "see" it -- I don't want "access." Or anyone else to have "access." I want to have to really need to break into it and work hard to find what I need. So a byzantine system of similar, non-marked boxes is needed. That way, there's no way to know where the [insert awesome bottle here] is hiding.

    OK, yeah, I'm fucking crazy.

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    Re: Alternative to Grey Goose Boxes?

    Belvedere vodka bottles are the same size as the Grey Goose. Is that less revolting?

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    Re: Alternative to Grey Goose Boxes?

    I use wine case boxes, they're tall enough for most things and come in a variety of styles for your personal taste.....

    May not be tall enough for the EH Taylor or BTAC's though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikeItWasSodaPop View Post
    plus, I don't want the authorities to keep tabs on my purchasing. I'm not saying who the "authorities" are, but let's just say I have a "forever roommate."
    I almost rolled out of my chair laughing when I read that. Laughing with you and not at you for sure. I just started into the Bunker building business and will surely run into the same problem with the authorities. Already getting the "you bought some more ..."



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    Re: Alternative to Grey Goose Boxes?

    This is a timely and funny thread. Hit very close to home for me and most others hear I think.

    I think I went on a bit of the extreme end and built my own boxes. Yep, you heard me right.
    My other main hobby, besides this, is woodworking. I have have some pretty cheap pine boards that I bought some time ago, they were really cheap because they had blue stain, it what happens when they don't dry fast enough and you get a fungus that starts to colonize the word, and stains it. I think its pretty neat and rustic looking myself.

    Anyway, got the hair brained idea to start building some boxes.s Measured my biggest bottles, the BTAC's, and started building. I used them for height and some others for width. They are pretty sturdy, and will hold 12 average bottles nicely

    I currently have six, but need to start on some more. I'll see if I can get a pic up later of them.

    Good luck with the authorities. I share you pain.
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    Re: Alternative to Grey Goose Boxes?

    I have two old truck tool boxes in the basement. http://frederickperformance.com/reso...d+crossbox.jpg

    They give me plenty of room and have two added benefits....my 'roommate' cant tell if there is one or 40 bottles in there, and once the kids get older I can lock them to keep my bourbon secure from the hordes of teenagers that will be in my house .
    Last edited by soad; 12-03-2011 at 07:10.

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    Re: Alternative to Grey Goose Boxes?

    I use paper boxes that I get from my office. Some of the tallest bottles do stick out the top, but with the lid under the bottom of the box, they're plenty sturdy. Not very aesthetically pleasing, but where they're stashed, it doesn't matter. But seriously, vodka, paper, amazon.com, a box is a box.

 

 

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