Looking for help

  • Csherman82
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    Joined: 19.05.2016Posts: 1Ratings: 0

    Hey guys new to the forum and looking for help. I want to get a bottle of either whisky or bourbon that was bottled in December 4th of 2009. That is the day my son was born and would love to have a mans drink with him on his 21st birthday from something that was bottled the day he was born. Can someone help me on how I would make that happen?

  • kroman Member Joined: 16.04.2016Posts: 157Collectionkromans CollectionRatings: 17

    Super cool idea, but it's gonna be a challenge.

    I was able to find something that, although aren't bottled on that date, were DISTILLED in November 2009. It's a cask strength Kilchoman, so don't forget to dilute it with water, especially if it's his first!


    I think one of the best way might be to look for single cask releases. While most scotches use multiple casks for most expressions, there are certain ones that only use one cask. Often times, the distillery will be more likely to advertise the date those casks were filled or bottled. For example: http://glendronachdistillery.co.uk/single-cask-releases/

    Independent bottlers are also more likely to advertise when their liquid was distilled and bottled. This 13 year old Glen Grant from Signatory Vintage was bottled in Feb 2010.

    If all else fails, you can wait until 2020 when Balvenie will release a special 2009 distilled whisky as part of the celebration of the retirement of their master distiller, David Stewart. It'll be beautiful and a noble bottle, but will likely set you back well over several hundred dollars...at least you'll have time to save!

    Hope this somewhat helped...if not, it was at least fun for me to look! Happy hunting

  • horst_s Administrator horst_s Joined: 01.07.2014Posts: 402Ratings: 704

    I was confronted with this questions several times before. Unfortunately there is only a small chance that you succeed. The Reason is quite simple. There aren't not many independent bottlers on the market, which bottle with the date on the label. There are only a few hundred bottles on the market. And they represent an age range from 2010 down to the 90s. Divide a few hundred by 20 years (7'300 days) and you end up with one tenth of a chance in the best case.

    But it is not impossible. I saw these things happen already.

    Kind regards, Horst Luening, Master Taster, Whisky.com
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