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    Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year....anyones Favorate?

    How can anyone not drink a bottle of this in a week?


    It makes me drool now to think about having three fingers of it.

    This is my favorate regular pour now. For $28 a bottle, who could resist this smooth nector of the Gods!

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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year....anyones Favorate

    The 10 is good but the 15 is my goto drink although I don't do a bottle a week.

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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year....anyones Favorate?

    How can anyone not drink a bottle of this in a week?


    It makes me drool now to think about having three fingers of it.

    This is my favorate regular pour now. For $28 a bottle, who could resist this smooth nector of the Gods!
    The bottle a week part cracks me up... ...

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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year....anyones Favorate?

    I'd drink my bottle of 10yo in a week, but I can't easily replace it....so it's had to go on my 'once every few weeks' drinks list

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    How Long to Drink a Bottle of ORVW 10 y/o?

    Until I fell in with the StraightBourbonians, I had never thought of how long it might take to finish a bottle. I suppose I thought a bottle might last a lifetime, especially if the owner is old to begin with and has many bottlings open. It came as a shock the first time I actually emptied a bottle. That prompted me to do the math.

    One bottle is 750 ml. I figure one drink is 50 ml. (At least that's what the airlines seem to think. I don't know how that compares to a bar shot.) That means there are a paltry 25 drinks in one bottle. If I have two drinks a day from that bottle, it will be gone in less than two weeks.

    Can I imagine consuming a bottle is as little as one week? Barely. That would mean almost four drinks a day, every day. That's almost too much of a good thing even when it's ORVW in the glass. Now and then I'll get carried away and have that many drinks, or even one or two more, in one day/evening, but I usually find it very easy, almost preferable, to skip the following day.

    I am commenting on myself, no one else, when I say, drinking one bottle in a week on a regular basis would be a problem (in at least two senses of the word.)

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    Re: How Long to Drink a Bottle of ORVW 10 y/o?


    One bottle is 750 ml. I figure one drink is 50 ml. (At least that's what the airlines seem to think. I don't know how that compares to a bar shot.) That means there are a paltry 25 drinks in one bottle.
    Dave, didn't you used to be an engineer? That is 15 drinks, not 25.

    Tim

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    Re: How Long to Drink a Bottle of ORVW 10 y/o?


    One bottle is 750 ml. I figure one drink is 50 ml. (At least that's what the airlines seem to think. I don't know how that compares to a bar shot.) That means there are a paltry 25 drinks in one bottle.
    Dave, didn't you used to be an engineer? That is 15 drinks, not 25.

    Tim
    . . . which is why I figure on something more like a bottle/week!

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    Re: How Long to Drink a Bottle of ORVW 10 y/o?

    Tim,

    Yeah, but obviously not a very good one.

    Naturally, I switched to program planning & control and then to accounting.

    Believe it or not, I've had that erroneous factoid embedded in my mind so long that I haven't even questioned it. I suppose if I had ever drunk from only one bottle until it was empty, I might have discovered my error. (If I were a real engineer I would have done the lab work.)

    Yours truly,
    Dave "Bottle a Week" Morefield ( X 15)

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    Re: How Long to Drink a Bottle of ORVW 10 y/o?


    One bottle is 750 ml. I figure one drink is 50 ml. (At least that's what the airlines seem to think. I don't know how that compares to a bar shot.) That means there are a paltry 25 drinks in one bottle.
    Dave, didn't you used to be an engineer? That is 15 drinks, not 25.

    Tim
    According to Scottish legend, there are 18 shots in a bottle, hence 18 holes on a golf course!

    Matt

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    Re: How Long to Drink a Bottle of ORVW 10 y/o?

    Matt,
    According to Scottish legend, there are 18 shots in a bottle, hence 18 holes on a golf course!

    Funny, we have that conversation every year at the Bourbon Open ...

 

 

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