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Very Very Old Fitzgerald, Bottled in 1965

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Very Very Old Fitzgerald, Bottled in 1965

Postby otezucar » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:38 pm

I have this unopened 100 proof Very Very Old Fitzgerald, barreled in 1952 and bottled in 1965.
Is it still good to drink or is it now more a collectors item?
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Re: Very Very Old Fitzgerald, Bottled in 1965

Postby oldrip57 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:21 am

For the umpteenth time now: bottled whiskey doesn't go 'bad' -- it is ALWAYS good to drink.
This particular bottle, if you can manage to arrange a sale somewhere near its 'retail' value, will bring upwards of $300 U.S.
Frankly, though, if you're any kind of whisk(e)y aficianado, it's worth more than that to taste it!
Ebay, however, exists for the money-grubbers.
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Re: Very Very Old Fitzgerald, Bottled in 1965

Postby DukeofSandwich » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:43 am

I would actually disagree with the ALWAYS assertion. I've had plenty of soapy mini's that would seem to indicate there is a reaction going on in the bottle. You can search for my earlier saponification post (shameless plug). And I've had a soapy Very Old Fitzgerald! In particular, old bourbon is risky because it was relatively inexpensive and people didn't care for it. That bottle might have sat in a hot barn for 40 years.

And clearly this guy is not a whisky aficionado, and just because he wants to sell something he doesn't want (like everybody else on Ebay), doesn't make him a money-grubber. I'm glad that people sell whiskey on Ebay, otherwise I wouldn't have the opportunity to buy it!

UPDATED: And now I just found a post by you on the very same day stating that it can go bad! What's up with that?
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Re: Very Very Old Fitzgerald, Bottled in 1965

Postby oldrip57 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:09 am

DukeofSandwich wrote:I would actually disagree with the ALWAYS assertion. I've had plenty of soapy mini's that would seem to indicate there is a reaction going on in the bottle. You can search for my earlier saponification post (shameless plug). And I've had a soapy Very Old Fitzgerald! In particular, old bourbon is risky because it was relatively inexpensive and people didn't care for it. That bottle might have sat in a hot barn for 40 years.

And clearly this guy is not a whisky aficionado, and just because he wants to sell something he doesn't want (like everybody else on Ebay), doesn't make him a money-grubber. I'm glad that people sell whiskey on Ebay, otherwise I wouldn't have the opportunity to buy it!

UPDATED: And now I just found a post by you on the very same day stating that it can go bad! What's up with that?

Basically, it means I can have bad moods like most humans.
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