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Old 05-16-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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Does bourbon age well?

I hate moving, yet I love it. Packing up my stuff yet again I found two sealed bottles of EWSB 1994. That was a stellar year for the EWSB. I do know that much. What I don't know: does bourbon age well or do I now have two bottles of old crap?
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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I hate moving, yet I love it. Packing up my stuff yet again I found two sealed bottles of EWSB 1994. That was a stellar year for the EWSB. I do know that much. What I don't know: does bourbon age well or do I now have two bottles of old crap?

It doesn't age once in the bottle. If they haven't been opened they should be as good as the day you got em.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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They age for shit once out of the barrel. Please send them for disposal to the address in my profile.







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It doesn't age once in the bottle. If they haven't been opened they should be as good as the day you got em.
Correct...but with one caveat: If the cork degrades, as they may do over time, then you have a problem.
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Correct...but with one caveat: If the cork degrades, as they may do over time, then you have a problem.
Nothing a seine can't fix.

Personal experience, it may not age but it certainly does mellow. But we are talking 20+ years.
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Nothing a seine can't fix.
Not really. If the cork degrades to the point where oxygen gets into the bottle, the bourbon will go downhill pretty quickly. Personal experience, that.
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Oh, I see. The cork in the bottle I experienced did not fall apart until I tried to remove it from the bottle. Decanted the bourbon through a seine into a crystal decanter and enjoyed it enormously.
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Decanted the bourbon through a seine into a glass and enjoyed it enormously.
More likely.
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Well, not all at once...
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