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    Just can't Finish Bottles

    There are two types here.. ones that you just can't finish because they just do not tickle your fancy... and the ones you just can't finish because it makes you so sad that it will be gone.


    Cant Finish Because I do not like:
    Woodford Four Grain
    Bulliet
    FRSB

    Can't Finish because I cannot get another:
    EV Anabellum - man I love this stuff... probably won't finish it until I find another.
    Others I need to think upon

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    There are two types here.. ones that you just can't finish because they just do not tickle your fancy... and the ones you just can't finish because it makes you so sad that it will be gone.

    Cant Finish Because I do not like:
    Woodford Four Grain
    Bulliet
    FRSB
    If I try a bottle and just don't like it, I can usually give it away to one of my bourbon drinking friends. Everyone's palate is different, and even if I hate it, one of these guys usually likes it. This sometimes includes bringing it to the Gazebo. People there might want to try it if it is something unusual. If neither of these work for you, don't feel bad about ejecting it into the trash bin. Life's too short and the bunker too large to be drinking crappy whiskey!
    Mike

    "You're the best bourbon drinkers ever!" - Margo (waitress at Bourbon's Bistro in Louisville)

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Any bottles I don't like go into making Leslie's Manhattans. Err, I mean, only the good stuff for you honey

    I used to have about 50 bottles with only 1 or 2 drinks left, but a few years ago space considerations, and common sense dictated that I couldn't keep doing that. Plus, there were times when I would look at all of those little bits of great bourbon, yet couldn't bring myself to finish them off, so I would pour myself a Maker's and just stare at the WT 12yo. Sad really. So, I set out on a mission to put all of those old soldiers to rest. That was a fun month Now I have less than 10 bottles open at a time, and I'm not afraid to drink them! Leslie's happier too, because it's all about her
    Simplicity is the essence of universality - MK Ghandi

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    No matter. I finish all bottles.

    Geb

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by Huegeb View Post
    No matter. I finish all bottles.

    Geb

    Hehe, that's my philosophy as well.

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    There's very few bourbon's that I dislike...most I like or love and gladly pour away. One exception is the gold foil Hirsch. I don't like it so I actually used that the other day to make a whiskey sour.....sacrilege, maybe.....drinkable..definitely.
    “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” - P.J. O’Rourke
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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    tough to finish because don't particularly care for

    RR rye 90 proof

    Tough to finish because I can't (easily get another)

    Handy
    Stagg (131.8)
    WT 12 split label

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Once a bottle is opened, it gets finished. Stuff that I know I can't replace usually remains unopened until a special occassion presents itself. But once opened - down the hatch.

    I can only recall pouring down the drain three bottles of "bad" hooch - a couple of Michter's jugs where the whisky was tainted by the ceramic, a Van Winkle New Jersey Centennial commemorative (same reason), and a liter of JW Dant BIB that was just foul.

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    When I open a bottle, I save 4oz and 2oz in high quality sample bottles, so I can have access to nice, fresh, non (or at least low) oxidizaed samples long after the bottle is finished. This lowers the stress of finishing a soon to be difficult to find botteling.

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by drrich1965 View Post
    When I open a bottle, I save 4oz and 2oz in high quality sample bottles, so I can have access to nice, fresh, non (or at least low) oxidizaed samples long after the bottle is finished.

    I like this idea, where do such empty HQ sample bottles come from?
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