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  1. #11
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    Re: What bottle(s) do you find yourself reaching for?

    I like to keep a lot of bottles open. Currently:

    89 Bourbons
    12 Ryes
    2 Wheat Whiskies
    5 Corns
    and 13 others (Scotch, Canadian, Irish, etc.)

    because I like to do a theme flight each night (sometimes blind set up by my wife...which is usually very humbling)

    But.... after the flight I usually go to the three decanters I have on my barrel which contain:

    OWA
    FRYellow
    and a rye (rotates between WT and Rit BIB)

    If I open a bottle and don't really like it then it goes to my CrapBox which I use for infusions, cooking, or giving to my daughter's boyfriends.

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    You don't worry about evaporation/over aging due to the air?

  3. #13
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    Re: What bottle(s) do you find yourself reaching for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janko View Post
    You don't worry about evaporation/over aging due to the air?
    1. Whiskey doesn't "age" in a bottle.

    2. If properly sealed and cared for (kept away from direct sunlight), the amount lost to. The angels should be minimal.

    3. Oxidation due to air exposure... Maybe a bit. This arfued and debated by people with more refined palates than mine, but I have a bottle of Chivas that has been with me for 16 years (obviously not one of my go to bottles), and it hasn't evaporated nor does it taste markedly different than it did in 1994 when I opened it.

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    Re: What bottle(s) do you find yourself reaching for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janko View Post
    You don't worry about evaporation/over aging due to the air?
    Hasn't been a problem yet.

    I have never experienced any tasting worse than when I opened them. I have several that I think taste better sometime later after opening them. None of them last over two years. I eventually get tired of looking at them and decide to finish them off (Just finished doing this with a newer WTKS.) or really like them and replace them.

  5. #15
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    Re: What bottle(s) do you find yourself reaching for?

    4R1B, Bulleit are my Go-To pours. 4R1B when I rich, Bulleit when I'm poor

  6. #16
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    Re: What bottle(s) do you find yourself reaching for?

    I probably have about 20 open. MM, MM46, OGD 114, EC, EWSB tend to sit there. Pappy 23 and 20 wait for guests or special occasions. WTAS and WT Trad are hit more frequently for the high level stuff. The others go in spurts, but I very seldom am away from Blanton's or VOB for more than 2 weeks.

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    Re: What bottle(s) do you find yourself reaching for?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    I am generally an "everyday pour" sort of drinker. I normally reach for either Wild Turkey 101 or Old Grand Dad 86.

    Tim
    Me too, but I opt for the OGD BiB. George Dickel 12 is always in the mix, as well.

  8. #18
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    Re: What bottle(s) do you find yourself reaching for?

    ETL various CnB SBs
    TPS AAA
    SB Blend
    WT Rye 101
    ORVW 10/107

  9. #19
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    Re: What bottle(s) do you find yourself reaching for?

    bourbons - KC and KCSB, ETL, 4RSB (regular and TPS OBSK)
    scotches - Lag 16, Springbank 10/100

    I swear, KC is like an ugly girlfriend/boyfriend - secretly, I like it, but I'm afraid if anyone sees me with it. Also, after every pour I think it'll be the last, I'm moving up!

  10. #20

    Re: What bottle(s) do you find yourself reaching for?

    I find myself reaching for the expensive bottles the most, unfortunately.

    Lately, that's the a Willett 15 year, Abraham Bowman Bourbon (Barrel #1), and Rock Hill Farms.

 

 

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