In 1980 a client gave us a bottle of 5 year old Jim Beam that had been encased in concrete with just a little bit of the label exposed. It has been sitting on the bookshelf since then. So it is now 37 years old. Yesterday we drilled out the top and sampled it compared to a new bottle of Jim Beam. I don’t ever recall Jim Beam being much of anything except inexpensive. But this is pretty darned tastey and smooth – and a whole lot better than the new stuff.
We are thinking we should put a cork in the hole, seal it with silicone and sample it again in another 30 years…