Preserving Old Bottles! Any Suggestions Helpful

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Preserving Old Bottles! Any Suggestions Helpful

Unread postby tradingboiler » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:16 pm

I just got my hands on two bottles of OGD BIB this weekend. One is a 1959 and the other a 1962 bottled version. The older of the two still has the label and is going to be kept for a special occassion. The other has the cork in tact but the tax stamp came off when transporting. I was just curious the best way to preserve both bottles although I was thinking of cracking the bottle with the loose stamp as a celebratory pour this Saturday after a big accrediation exam I'm taking this weekend. Any thoughts or expertise with this question would be great. Thanks all.
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Re: Preserving Old Bottles! Any Suggestions Helpful

Unread postby Bourbon HQ » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:24 pm

The first thing I would recommend is to replace the corks. And then don't lay them on their side.
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Re: Preserving Old Bottles! Any Suggestions Helpful

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:51 pm

Store them in a cool, dry place. They will then live a long time.
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Re: Preserving Old Bottles! Any Suggestions Helpful

Unread postby tradingboiler » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:35 am

Thanks gentlemen. I have a couple good solid bottle stoppers to replace the corks and they will both hit the basement to stay cool and dry. Appreciate the words of wisdom.
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