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  1. #11
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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    The ones I visit sparingly are my-
    Pappy 20
    4Roses 125th
    Angel's Envy CS
    JD Sinatra Select.

    I've got a can of nitrogen to help keep them fresh, but i don't know if any of them will be around long enough to need it...
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  2. #12
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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    What's the rule of thumb for when to do the nitrogen thing?

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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    Quote Originally Posted by dcbt View Post
    What's the rule of thumb for when to do the nitrogen thing?
    With a bottle I am nursing, I will spray for 2 seconds and 4 short bursts then cap the bottle.

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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    Quote Originally Posted by dcbt View Post
    What's the rule of thumb for when to do the nitrogen thing?
    I do an argon purge every time after I pour a drink right before sealing it.

    But I do prefer to drink bourbon while being nursed.

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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    Do you offer the nurse a drink as well?
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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    friend had a woodford sweet mash he was worried about. 3 of us got together with 3 bottles. one was only third full and been carried about, one was 3/4 full and stored with parafilm, one was 2/3 full and been under nitrogen and parafilm. one of us thought they were all identical; two of us thought just maybe the nitrogen one was tad richer. nitrogen, better from get go, or just imagination, who knows?

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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    Some ND OGD 86. It was the first dusty I ever found 13 months ago. I still have about 500ml of a 1.75 open. I don't know why. No special occasion. I just forget I have it sometimes and I rarely crave it. Also don't have any more once it's gone. But mostly I just forget it's there.

  8. #18
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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    I nursed a EC 18 for almost two years. At the time I bought it, it was the most expensive bottle I had purchased, and it was bottled on my daughter's first birthday. Plus, I just plain liked it, so I considered it to be special. Only busted it out for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Finally found another one to replace it this summer, so polished it off on its anniversary/daughter's birthday.

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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    I think I only have a few bottles that have been opened for more than 12 months, and that's only barely. Lagavulin 12 year 2011, 2012, and Lagavulin DE 2012. All were opened when a friend came into town last January. 9 months is a long time for a bottle to survive in the Yeti cave.

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    Re: Bottles that have been NURSED for years

    My last Pappy 20 and Family Reserve rye both lasted about 15-16 months, with small occasional pours. I can't make one last any longer than that, nor would I want to, since both exhibited some loss of "oomph" in the last month or so.

 

 

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