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  1. #31
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    If you don't count open bottles, very little. Mostly Eagle Rare 101, I think I have five of these unopened. One AAA 10 year old, two AAA ten star that I bought thinking it was the ten year old. Since I really liked it I wasn't disappointed. One OGD BIB that I just haven't gotten around to. And a few bottles of Scotch, Irish, and Japanese whiskies that I haven't opened because I drink bourbon so much more often.

    Basically, everything I buy gets opened either the evening I buy it or within a few days of getting it. Unless it is something that I won't be able to replace, then I buy a few bottles.


    Ed
    Bourbon makes me happy.

    Go Fighters!

  2. #32
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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.
    That is what I have found, too. Either it gets a little better or I don't notice a change. If I could find some cheap glass bottles, say 50 to 100 ml, I would do some tests. Fill the bottle with the first pour and then my glass. Taste, maybe write some notes. Then set the bottle aside for six months or so after it reaches the one good pour level, then do a side by side. Do another bottle the same way but for a longer time.


    I do have a similar experiment underway with Teacher's Scotch. I have two bottles that I bought at the same time. One is unopened the other has one good pour in it, maybe two. It has been open for exactly two years. I will have to do the head to head soon.

    Ed
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    Go Fighters!

  3. #33
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    My small but ever-growing collection consists of:

    Old Grand-Dad 114
    Old Grand-Dad BIB 100
    Old Rip Van Winkle 10/107
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed 108.2
    Wild Turkey 101
    Old Charter 10/86
    Old Charter 12/90
    Old Weller 107
    George T. Stagg 140.6
    Wild Turkey Rye 101
    Old Overholt Rye 80
    Jim Beam Rye 80
    Laird's Straight Apple Brandy BIB 100
    Laphroaig Cask Strength
    Laphroaig 10
    Bushmills 16
    Seagram's VO

    I also have opened bottles of Jim Beam Black, J.W. Dant BIB 100, Elijah Craig 12, Bernheim's Wheat, Booker's 125.3, Platte Valley, Redbreast 12, and one each of most of the ones listed above as unopened except the Stagg.
    Last edited by fitzharry; 01-23-2007 at 12:35.

  4. #34
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    In reserve:

    Heaven Hill BIB.
    Regular Even Williams
    Platte Valley Corn whiskey
    Wild Turkey 80
    Jamison Irish
    Old Grand Dad 80......


    nothing too interesting, I suppose.

  5. #35
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    I have a few unopened bottles of regular stuff, such as OGD 114, but I don't consider those "bunkered," just the results of finding a good price. "Bunkered" is for bottles either gone or so far away/rare they may as well be, to be consumed with some care. There are open bottles in that category too, but they're "out on the shelf," so actually, "bunkered" is stuff I've tried, liked, and sought out more of, but a single bottle gets opened. In the bunker:

    WT RR 101 - 3 bottles
    ER 10/101 - 1 bottle
    Stagg (2005, I think) - 1 bottle

    Not really much.

    Bob

  6. #36
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Like you Bob, I don't bunker anything that I can stop at my local retailer and pick up on the way home. Nor do I bunker anything I don't like or won't drink a lot of. Several years ago I stumbled into over a case of ORVW Old Time Rye. I'm not a big drinker of rye, so those bottles ended up in the bunkers of other members here. I kept a single bottle and still have 1/2 of it left.

    The likes of Makers Mark, Beam, BT, WT 101, ER SB, etc etc.......I let my local retailer be my bunker for those bottlings.

    Randy

  7. #37
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    6 bottles pappy20 (1 open 5- sealed)
    11 bottles WT12yr (sealed 10 split 1 foil)sealed
    10 Hirsch 16 yr (9 foil 1 gold wax)sealed
    1 pappy 15 sealed
    3 orvw (1 op3n 2 sealed)
    4 Bottles lot B sealed
    2 van winkle rye (1open 1 sealed)
    4 sealed woodford reserve ( henderson)sealed
    3 woodford 4 grain (1 open 2 sealed)
    6 ETL sealed
    2 ER 17yr sealed
    2ER 10 yr sealed
    1 ocpr sealed
    1 weller centennial sealed
    1 whiskey river ( saving to give to someone I don't like) sealed
    3 WTRB sealed
    1 1792 sealed
    1 McKendric western style sealed
    2 evan williams 1995 signed by Craig Beam sealed
    1 Michters US1 American open ( do not like it too much)
    1 OFBB open

    Irish

    5 Midleton VR (2-04 3-05)sealed
    3 Jameson 18 yr (1open 2 sealed)
    4 Jameson 15 yr sealed
    4 Jameson Gold (1 open 3 sealed)
    4 Jameson 12 yr sealed
    3 Knappougue 94 sealed
    2 Bushmills 16 yr 3 wood sealed
    Last edited by gluce; 01-23-2007 at 17:06.

  8. #38
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    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?
    I have a bottle of Remy-Martin XO and one of Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary, both purchased and opened in 1990. As far as I'm concerned, both still taste as good as new. "When you have a pig that good, you don't eat him all at once."

    Tim
    Self-Styled Whisky Connoisseur

  9. #39
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    PVW 15/107 (x2)
    WLW '06 (x2)
    GTS '06 (x1)
    VW Lot B (x1)
    BT (x1)
    OGD 114 (x1)
    Weller Antique 107 (x2)
    ETL (x1)
    ER 10 SB (x1)
    WT RB (x1)

  10. #40
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    Re: What's in your bunker?

    Old Ezra 101 15 year old - in since 1985, 2 bottles
    Evan Williams Single Barrel, 1994, 1996, 1 each
    Russells Reserve 101 , 3 bottles
    Conecuh Ridge, 3 bottles, can no longer purchase from Ala. ABC
    Hancock's President's Reserve, 1 Bottle, opening soon
    From The Bourbon Heritage Collection: missing one, saw only these on self
    W.L Weller Centennial, 1 bottle
    Old Fitzgerald Very Special 12 year old, 1 bottle

    Plus other spirits, scotch , vodka ,tequilia.
    "Mama wanted me to be a preacher. I told her coachin' and preachin' were alot alike." Paul Bryant

 

 

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