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    bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    Last night, with cigars in hand a neighbor and I opened a recently purchased (sometime in 2014) bottle of ER10. Something was not right and neither of us could drink it. We tried fresh glasses and left off the ice. Still no good. Can bourbon turn? Can it go bad? ER10 and Old Scout are by usual favorites so I'm used to the flavor profiles of both of these. Since we couldn't continue with the ER my neighbor had a bottle of Woodford so the evening was not lost. Should I comment to my local store or call Buffalo Trace to report this?

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    Re: bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    Was it the single barrel or new version?

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    Re: bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    I have three bottles including this open one and none of them say "single barrel" anymore. When did this change occur? I am oblivious to this. So I guess these are the new ones.

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    Re: bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    Sounds like most likely cork taint.
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    Re: bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyScout View Post
    I have three bottles including this open one and none of them say "single barrel" anymore. When did this change occur? I am oblivious to this. So I guess these are the new ones.
    Earlier this summer I guess it was. The new neck label will have just stars on it now.

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    Re: bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    I would contact your store as well as Buffalo Trace. Save the remainder. If your store and Buffalo Trace have serious customer service they may want to taste it to identify the root cause of the problem.

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    Re: bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    And let us know how it all turns out after you contact Buffalo Trace and your local bottle shop about the issue. BT can raise prices and cry shortages, lets see if they can handle customer service as well ;-) They should take care of you.

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    Re: bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    By all means return it to the store, get a replacement or refund, and let them contact Buffalo Trace.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    or try another day. ER10 used to be a regular and I found it consistently good till a big 1.75 wasn't. But tried it another day and, though different and perhaps not as good, it was still okay... and soon gone.

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    Re: bad bottle of Eagle Rare 10

    Does it smell and taste of old wet musty cardboard? That is typically what you get from a "corked" bottle of wine.

 

 

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