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  1. #1
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    Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    Seal in tact and he said it felt "pretty full"

    Question is, is it safe to drink? I hope so



    $15

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    Re: Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    Only one way to find out.

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    Re: Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    You MUST post this on the faux-Michters Facebook page, assuming the knaves would let it through.
    Mark
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    Re: Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Only one way to find out.
    Yep. Have a friend try it first!

    Actually, after some careful cost/benefit analysis, I think you should just go for it.

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    Re: Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    Quote Originally Posted by jtgraves View Post
    Yep. Have a friend try it first!

    Actually, after some careful cost/benefit analysis, I think you should just go for it.
    Hey, friend, I'm here to help!

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    Re: Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    I'd measure the contents first (I had a mini-decanter I thought felt pretty full, but when dumped it was about half the volume it should have been - so I didn't bother). If based on that the fill is pretty solid, I'd go for it (although maybe just a sip from time to time - I mean, if there IS lead, a small sip may not be that dangerous . . . says the guy who has watched a lot of House MD, but not really had any formal training )
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    Re: Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    I'd be really careful about trying anything that's been in a 'pottery' style decanter, rather than glass, for any great length of time.
    Here's a question on this issue I'll just throw out there:
    "How can any 'lay person' quickly, conveniently (inexpensively) tell whether a whisky is lead-contaminated???"
    Any takers???

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    Re: Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    A friend shared a pour from an identical bottle last weekend. It was late and we had been sippin for awhile but I recall it had a funky flat taste that we thought could be the pot still or perhaps just old whisky funk. At any rate it wasn't magic.

    Might want to pour it through a red wine aerator and see if it wakes up.

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    Re: Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Richnimrod View Post
    I'd be really careful about trying anything that's been in a 'pottery' style decanter, rather than glass, for any great length of time.
    Here's a question on this issue I'll just throw out there:
    "How can any 'lay person' quickly, conveniently (inexpensively) tell whether a whisky is lead-contaminated???"
    Any takers???
    FDA approved test kit.

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    Friend found this and is gonna buy it for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Richnimrod View Post
    I'd be really careful about trying anything that's been in a 'pottery' style decanter, rather than glass, for any great length of time.
    Here's a question on this issue I'll just throw out there:
    "How can any 'lay person' quickly, conveniently (inexpensively) tell whether a whisky is lead-contaminated???"
    Any takers???
    I don't know about a quick method but it would be free minus shipping. I'm guessing it would take at least 25 mL applied to a glass slide multiple times allowing for drying between each application. I can shoot it with an SEM at work and check for any lead. Probably not practical but it could be done if someone were very leery.

 

 

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