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"Best Before" of "Use By" date on an Abe

Postby Onefortheditch » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:33 pm

In the tube that holds my Aberlour 10YO bottle, there is a date of Nov 2405. (Yes 2405) I wonder if this the sell by date or best before date.

If so, how do they work it out? :?: :?: :) :)

If its right we shouldn't be too worried about the long term storage of whiskies....
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:00 pm

If only we could be sure humanity will make it to Nov 2405!

I suspect a bottling date of Nov 24, '05.
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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:01 pm

I think you are right. If the whisky fans of the future were to send us a sample back in time I hope they would send us something a little more interesting than Aberlour 10...
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Ah ha!!

Postby Onefortheditch » Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:46 pm

You could well be right Mr T, however I will leave the bottle unopened for my descendents to check....

Digressing a tad...can anyone think of any other food or drink that can be consumed (safely) after 100 years? When you drink very old whisky you actually taste the past...as opposed to reading about it or looking at pictures/paintings!!
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