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  1. #11
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    Post Re: What's in your bunker?

    • Two bottles of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, v. 2002
    • Kentucky Spirit
    • Old Grand Dad 114-proof

    I'm not sure what else. Those are my prizes.

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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    • Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit (bottled 1994, also open)
    Tim, I see this WTKS you have opened since 1994, when is the last time you tried it? Is it still good?
    I have heard that you should not let them go for more than 12 to 18 months.
    What is your experience on this?



    this is an edit,....I see now that it says "bottled in 1994"
    my mistake, but what is the longest you have had something opened and was still good?
    Last edited by OscarV; 01-21-2007 at 09:10.

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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    ...what is the longest you have had something opened and was still good?
    Probably a 1978 Bourbon deLuxe quart I currently have, of which about 40% remains, is the longest-open bottle I've ever had -- about 18 months now. I don't notice any change even now, I just don't care for it all that much (I've been trying to remember to mix it with cola, et al, lately to get it gone).
    So, Oscar, I've never known one to go 'bad' -- though I've known quite a few (usually higher-proof) that seem to improve after you take an inch or two off the top.
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    what is the longest you have had something opened and was still good?
    My bottle of Old Setter was given to me six years ago by my father-in-law. It was already opened, with a broken tax stamp across the cap and no barcode on the label. He told me he had received it as a givt long ago.

    I guess that means it was around thirty years old when I finally polished it off last month. It tasted different from other bourbons - its finish was more tangy than hot - but it was by no means unpleasant.

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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    Probably a 1978 Bourbon deLuxe quart I currently have, of which about 40% remains, is the longest-open bottle I've ever had -- about 18 months now. I don't notice any change even now, I just don't care for it all that much (I've been trying to remember to mix it with cola, et al, lately to get it gone).
    So, Oscar, I've never known one to go 'bad' -- though I've known quite a few (usually higher-proof) that seem to improve after you take an inch or two off the top.
    I have noticed that it seems you can keep mostly full bottles for quite a while without much- if any- change (though a long ago bottled bourbon, can indeed improve with a breath of fresh air). I'm currently drinking on a bottle of Old Charter 7yo BIB that was bought at the place Tim works part-time about 370 days ago (I looked up the post). It was opened basically upon arrival in Louisiana. The bottle was nursed for quite a while, knowing that it is a hard to come by bottling and all, and only got down to half way 2-3 months ago. The bottle is now down to its last inch (I consider a half empty bottle as one that needs to get gone) and is just now starting to display some damage to its flavor-it seems a bit lighter in body and the caramel and spice are starting to wane.
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Modest compared to others here:

    Several botles of each of the 2006 BTAC --- these will be consumed over the next year so I'm not so sure they qualify.

    An extra bottle of Hirsch 16

    Several bottles of S-W ORVW.

    That's about it... I'm much more a drinker that a hoarder.
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    ...these will be consumed over the next year so I'm not so sure they qualify...I'm much more a drinker that a hoarder.
    Don't assume a large number of unopened bottles signifies any of us is 'just a collector'. I don't own a bottle I don't intend to open. But when I see a bottle that I would like to drink, but may never see again, I'm disinclined to hope I'll run across another one when I'm finally ready to open it.
    Tim

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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    Don't assume a large number of unopened bottles signifies any of us is 'just a collector'. I don't own a bottle I don't intend to open. But when I see a bottle that I would like to drink, but may never see again, I'm disinclined to hope I'll run across another one when I'm finally ready to open it.
    Point well taken... my choice of "hoarder" was perhaps ill-conceived. I didn't mean in any sense to be pejorative. What I was really trying to convey is that I see bourbon as something to be enjoyed and shared "today"... because who knows what tomorrow will bring.[/FONT]
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    2 AHHirsch
    1 PVW23

    I'm trying to finish off the 10 open bottles during the game so they don't spoil. Hic!

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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Ok,...unopened, right? then here goes.

    A H Hirsch 20yo
    A H Hirsch 16yo
    Society Of Bourbon Connoisseurs 20yo Batch No.80-045
    Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection;
    ....French Oak Aged
    ....Twice Barreled
    ....Fire Pot Barrel Aged
    Buffalo Trace Antique Collection;
    ....George T Stagg 2004
    ....George T Stagg Fall 2005
    ....Eagle Rare 2005
    ....William LaRue Weller 2005
    ....Sazerac Rye 2005
    ....Thomas H Handy Rye 2006
    Eagle Rare Single Barrel
    Eagle Rare 101 10yo
    Sazerac Rye (AKA Baby Saz)
    Joseph Finch
    Henry Clay
    Old Fitzgerald 10yo 101pf, 1978 release in faux crystal decanter
    Pappy Van Winkle 23yo Bottle #A209
    Pappy Van Winkle 20yo
    Pappy Van Winkle 15yo
    Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yo Lot "B"
    Old Rip Van Winkle 15yo 107pf, Lawrenceburg
    Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo 107pf, Frankfort
    Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo 90pf, Frankfort
    Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye
    Four Roses;
    ....Single Barrel, current KY-Japan release
    ....Single Barrel, old Seagrams release
    ....Single Barrel, current European release
    ....Small Batch
    ....Super Premium, Japan release
    W L Weller 12yo
    W L Weller Centennial
    Old Weller Antique
    Elmer T Lee Single Barrel
    Wathen's Single Barrel
    Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve
    Old Chater 12yo The Classic
    Jefferson's Reserve 15yo (not the undated)
    Old Grand-Dad;
    ....114, Lot No 1
    ....114, Lot No 2, pre-Beam?
    ....BIB
    ....86pf
    Very Old Barton 8yo 86pf, 1972 release
    Old Forester Birthday, Dis-1990 Bot-2003
    Prichard's Doubled Barreled
    Michter's Single Barrel Bourbon 10yo
    Michter's Straight Rye
    Booker's True Barrel, 10 Year Annaverary Bottle
    Black Maple Hill 21yo
    Vintage Bourbon 23yo
    Vintage Bourbon 17yo
    Noah's Mill
    Rowan's Creek
    The Classic Cask 13yo, Bottle No#68
    Tom Moore BIB (with Fed Tax strip)
    Mattingly & Moore (current stuff)
    Kentucky Mist, made at the old Hoffman Distillery
    Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Four Grain, 2005 release
    Wild Turkey;
    ....Tribute Jimmy Russell 50th Anniversary
    ....Rare Breed, signed by Jimmy Russell
    ....Kentucky Spirit, Bottled August 22, 2003
    ....12yo Split Label
    ....12yo Gold Foil
    ....12yo Japan release, 700ml bot
    ....Russell's Reserve 101pf
    ....Russell's Reserve 90pf
    ....101 8yo
    ....101 current no date
    ....80

 

 

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