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    A good bourbon 21 years from now

    I have a 1 year old son
    We recently made a time capsule for him that he will open when he graduates college, gets married, or whatever.
    What bourbon would you put in there and why?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: A good bourbon 21 years from now

    Quote Originally Posted by samstone View Post
    I have a 1 year old son
    We recently made a time capsule for him that he will open when he graduates college, gets married, or whatever.
    What bourbon would you put in there and why?

    thanks in advance
    Just one, born in early 2006? If so, then Rittenhouse 21yo single-barrel rye issued in 2006 -- especially if you could find a bottle from barrel #21 -- seems lined up to be a 21yo's prize.

    By the way, remember to store it upright if you choose a corked bottle. High-proof alcohol will degrade a cork over extended contact.
    Last edited by TNbourbon; 03-01-2007 at 16:31.
    Tim

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    Re: A good bourbon 21 years from now

    Putting away a bottle to sleep for a long time? Nothing more appropriate than Old Rip Van Winkle! If you can find one go for the ORVW 15yo, if not a 10yo version would be fine as well. A screwtop is essential in this endeavor and these are the best screwtops available.
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    Re: A good bourbon 21 years from now

    If the Rittenhouse is too expensive, I'd stick with something that was a special release or new in 2006. I'd do the GT Stagg or WLW.

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    Re: A good bourbon 21 years from now

    A good bourbon 21 years from now is any bourbon that is good right now. Unlike wine, bourbon does not age in the bottle and become better. Stored properly, the taste in 21 years should be the same as the taste today.

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    Re: A good bourbon 21 years from now

    I would go with your favorite today so he would know what you were drinking.

    bj

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    Re: A good bourbon 21 years from now

    How about the Evan Williams single barrel? Was your son born in 2006? There should be some Evan Willams 1996 bottles still around. Handwritten on the back, it shows the bourbon was bottled in 2006.

    Clearly marks his birth year!

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    Re: A good bourbon 21 years from now

    Quote Originally Posted by samstone View Post
    I have a 1 year old son
    We recently made a time capsule for him that he will open when he graduates college, gets married, or whatever.
    What bourbon would you put in there and why?

    thanks in advance
    IF I was in a good, IF I had a spare bottle and IF I thought the little tike would appreciate it some day...ORVW 15 yr 107. But damn that would hurt...

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    Re: A good bourbon 21 years from now

    I second the EWSB suggestion.

    There's a bit of a "why?" factor here. Possibly, as Tim suspects, the person who asked the question mistakenly believes the bourbon will age in the time capsule, which it won't.

    EWSB has the benefit of having the birth year on the front label (it shouldn't be hard to find some 1996).

    The alternative is just to put something in there that's very good. What we don't know, obviously, is why you want to put a bourbon in there in the first place, which goes to your concept of what this time capsule is supposed to say to your child in 21 or so years.

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    Re: A good bourbon 21 years from now

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I second the EWSB suggestion.

    There's a bit of a "why?" factor here. Possibly, as Tim suspects, the person who asked the question mistakenly believes the bourbon will age in the time capsule, which it won't.

    EWSB has the benefit of having the birth year on the front label (it shouldn't be hard to find some 1996).

    The alternative is just to put something in there that's very good. What we don't know, obviously, is why you want to put a bourbon in there in the first place, which goes to your concept of what this time capsule is supposed to say to your child in 21 or so years.
    Good point...save your money and just use Old Crow.

 

 

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