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1945 Park & Tilford Reserve

Postby hard times » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:30 pm

Was given a bottle of 1945 Park & Tilford Reserve whiskey today as a gift for some work
my brother and I had done earlier in the day.
It is unopened but the cork has dried up and about a third of the contents is gone.
Can't say how good it would taste after 63yrs or if I should even try it, might just try and seal
the bottle better and let it be a conversation piece.
Dadgum thieven angels :)
If you enlarge the picture of the back label, you can see how it was blended.

Thought it was pretty cool and wanted to share.
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Re: 1945 Park & Tilford Reserve

Postby Dan P. » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:08 am

A cool thing to have. It might even be valuable?
Too bad about the missing content. I wonder what that kind of evaporation would do to the taste.
You probably already know this, HT, but for those who don't; anything with a cork in it should really be stored on its side, otherwise the cork dries out and the bottle is left unsealed.
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Re: 1945 Park & Tilford Reserve

Postby zedzedtop » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:51 am

Champagne and corked belgian beers don't. The intense compression of the cork is enough to keep them sealed. I think that the small amount of leakage from a whisky bottle (not considering THIS old though) would be minimal. With wine you care more about miniscule amounts of O2 causing oxidation reactions. I would think that the amount of air exchange needed to drop a whisky bottle by a cm would be enough to foul several hundred bottles of wine....
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