I seem to have accumulated more "valued bottles" than I'll ever have valued bottle-worthy occasions, so I've lowered the threshold on what it takes to open one.
For example, since today is 12-12-12, I've decided to open my 12th and last remaining bottle of GTS '12 at 12:12:12 and take 12 shots (one every 12 seconds).
Depending on how this works, I've got plans for my bottles of PVW 23 for the 23rd.
See you tomorrow.
The older I get the lower the threshold. I have come to realize noting is as special as a fun evening with close friends or family.
For the special bottles I have a few-
I have one of those Pappy23s in the fancy bottle in the wood box that I am saving for my 50th.
Both of my son's were born in Port vintage years so I have 6 or so bottles from each year that I am saving for special occasions like marriage, grandbabies and the like.
Best regards, Tony
Q: The threshold for cracking open a special bottle?
A: Because it's there!