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08/20/2015 11:29:25 PM · #1
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Thanks Mike -- looks like the guy there was optimistic; the bottle I'm looking at now (not sure it's the same one though) appears to be 1990.


Is it still sealed? '90 juice is still glut whiskey, so I'd be interested. ;-)
08/20/2015 07:53:43 PM · #2
Thanks Mike -- looks like the guy there was optimistic; the bottle I'm looking at now (not sure it's the same one though) appears to be 1990.
08/20/2015 07:41:31 PM · #3
Jack Daniels got back to me...


Michael,

Thanks for visiting the Jack Daniel's website and dropping us a line. We appreciate your interest in Jack Daniel's, and I hope I can help you tell how old your bottle is.

First of all, you might be able to determine its age by looking on the bottom of the bottle. If you see a series of numbers and letters, look for a two-digit figure next to the "I-O" symbol. That would indicate the bottling year (i.e., 85 would indicate it was bottled in 1985). I hope this helps, but please let us know if you need more information.

Thanks again for writing.

Cheers,

Your Friends at Jack Daniel's


08/20/2015 03:01:14 PM · #4
its good thing you saved your money, carbon dating wouldn't have worked.
08/20/2015 02:45:56 PM · #5
Mostly we just thought it was a cool idea. If we were 1%-ers we probably would have gone ahead -- I did some quick research and it cost "only" about $125 per sample.
08/20/2015 02:43:36 PM · #6
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Mike:

my wife works for a juice manufacturer, she could you the date and time when a particular juice was bottled by looking at the date code pretty quickly, I'm sure someone at Jack headquarters is equally versed :P

Juice expires and so has a date and a relatively short shelf life from which it's easy to calculate the bottling date.

Whiskey has an essentially unlimited shelf life and comes with a coded lot number, not a date, which the distillery could probably look up to find the date of bottling, but I'm pretty sure they weren't open at the time, and I doubt that we were in any condition to read the lot number or think of phoning Tennessee ...


Whiskey DOES oxidize and phenols and other volatiles do evaporate. That's why I keep my collection under argon.

As for how to determine the age of a bottle of whiskey, check this site out. Even then it's not always straight forward. Obviously date/laser codes help a great deal.

Message edited by author 2015-08-20 14:44:46.
08/20/2015 02:42:44 PM · #7
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Mike:

my wife works for a juice manufacturer, she could you the date and time when a particular juice was bottled by looking at the date code pretty quickly, I'm sure someone at Jack headquarters is equally versed :P

Juice expires and so has a date and a relatively short shelf life from which it's easy to calculate the bottling date.

Whiskey has an essentially unlimited shelf life and comes with a coded lot number, not a date, which the distillery could probably look up to find the date of bottling, but I'm pretty sure they weren't open at the time, and I doubt that we were in any condition to read the lot number or think of phoning Tennessee ...


ok, now i understand the carbon dating.
08/20/2015 02:42:04 PM · #8
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

My drinking days are well in my past. It's a big thrill when I have my semi-annual martini now.


I honestly just hope I can go through most of the better bottles before my days are over.

One evening my friend Dickie and I were "arguing" over whose bottle of Jack Daniels had been sitting on the shelf longer, but after a little research we decided that the cost of Carbon-14 dating was just a little too expensive to be worth it ...


As much as I like Jack there's a fine chance the ones on my shelf will still be there when I'm 90.
08/20/2015 02:38:33 PM · #9
Originally posted by Mike:

my wife works for a juice manufacturer, she could you the date and time when a particular juice was bottled by looking at the date code pretty quickly, I'm sure someone at Jack headquarters is equally versed :P

Juice expires and so has a date and a relatively short shelf life from which it's easy to calculate the bottling date.

Whiskey has an essentially unlimited shelf life and comes with a coded lot number, not a date, which the distillery could probably look up to find the date of bottling, but I'm pretty sure they weren't open at the time, and I doubt that we were in any condition to read the lot number or think of phoning Tennessee ...
08/20/2015 02:32:57 PM · #10
my wife works for a juice manufacturer, she could you the date and time when a particular juice was bottled by looking at the date code pretty quickly, I'm sure someone at Jack headquarters is equally versed :P
08/20/2015 02:23:01 PM · #11
Originally posted by Mike:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

My drinking days are well in my past. It's a big thrill when I have my semi-annual martini now.


I honestly just hope I can go through most of the better bottles before my days are over.

One evening my friend Dickie and I were "arguing" over whose bottle of Jack Daniels had been sitting on the shelf longer, but after a little research we decided that the cost of Carbon-14 dating was just a little too expensive to be worth it ...


a simple phonecall to the distributor probably would have been more effective.

BUE170107460

Wait until 9pm Pacific time and let me know how long it takes to find out how old it is.
08/20/2015 02:08:00 PM · #12
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

My drinking days are well in my past. It's a big thrill when I have my semi-annual martini now.


I honestly just hope I can go through most of the better bottles before my days are over.

One evening my friend Dickie and I were "arguing" over whose bottle of Jack Daniels had been sitting on the shelf longer, but after a little research we decided that the cost of Carbon-14 dating was just a little too expensive to be worth it ...


a simple phonecall to the distributor probably would have been more effective.
08/20/2015 01:51:37 PM · #13
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

My drinking days are well in my past. It's a big thrill when I have my semi-annual martini now.


I honestly just hope I can go through most of the better bottles before my days are over.

One evening my friend Dickie and I were "arguing" over whose bottle of Jack Daniels had been sitting on the shelf longer, but after a little research we decided that the cost of Carbon-14 dating was just a little too expensive to be worth it ...
08/20/2015 01:13:20 PM · #14
FYI, when I or any of my team click on the League -> Overview page we still see that we're playing Glasseye. If you can get around to fixing that too...

:-)
08/19/2015 08:49:57 PM · #15
Thanks for clearing that up, boss!
08/19/2015 08:40:21 PM · #16
Bad news bump. =[

The results for Round 1 of the DPL Season 3 Playoffs have been recalculated, as they were automatically calculated a day ahead of schedule yesterday at midnight (instead of today at midnight). Due to In The Works' performance in the Shopping Carts challenge, they are now in the finals against Glasseye.

My apologies for the error, unfortunately the DPL week was calculated to end on the last challenge's voting deadline instead of the following date (post-results). I'll be fixing the calculation (as it's currently miscalculated for the finals as well).
08/19/2015 07:52:53 PM · #17
Originally posted by Cory:

And the Balvenie? GRAND stuff. The 1401 in particular is stunning.

At 700 years old that must be pretty expensive ... ;-)
08/19/2015 07:49:46 PM · #18
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I know from personal experience that Robert's a conscientious, well-grounded mariner, so I'm sure he'd agree with me that access to that "room" and his boat ought NOT to be mixed :-)

FWIW, I have ONE of those bottles at my house, a 12 year-old Balvenie. My drinking days are well in my past. It's a big thrill when I have my semi-annual martini now.


I honestly just hope I can go through most of the better bottles before my days are over. And the Balvenie? GRAND stuff. The 1401 in particular is stunning.

08/19/2015 06:46:00 PM · #19
I know from personal experience that Robert's a conscientious, well-grounded mariner, so I'm sure he'd agree with me that access to that "room" and his boat ought NOT to be mixed :-)

FWIW, I have ONE of those bottles at my house, a 12 year-old Balvenie. My drinking days are well in my past. It's a big thrill when I have my semi-annual martini now.

Message edited by author 2015-08-19 18:48:58.
08/19/2015 05:32:50 PM · #20
I do see some angels envy which is my current favorite on the top shelf.
08/19/2015 04:53:25 PM · #21
My eyes are not what they used to be but recognise a few fine single Malts there, some of which are in my cupboard (not enough for a room).
08/19/2015 04:43:02 PM · #22
Oh yeah, that's MY room.
08/19/2015 04:39:32 PM · #23
Originally posted by Ecce_Signum:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by yakatme:

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by yakatme:

again, cross posting with Cory.


ROFL. You and I need to cross paths in the real world again soon.


Yes, we need to make that happen. Maybe this weekend?

Get a room guys! Sheesh :-)


I think that's the plan ;)


Oh, I've got a room. And he has a boat. We're pretty much set.

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08/19/2015 04:37:56 PM · #24
Originally posted by yakatme:

I used a bare flash held high and to my left in my left hand. I had umbrella soft boxes in the car and I had a gray card with me. But, honestly, I was a little flustered and rushed this a little in anticipation of getting confronted and kicked out so I just rushed it without using either. Getting the color temperature corrected was really tough and I still don't think that I got it quite right.

I haven't had good luck through this DPL season with my entries. I got questioned by the police for my graveyard entry, delayed by them a little while they ran a check on my ID, and then they kicked me out of the cemetery saying that it was private property. I thought that I was going to get hit by lightning while paddleboarding on the bay on my way back from Vizcaya for my attempt at a Golden Hour shot (which I never got). So, I was fully expecting to get kicked out of Publix, but several employees peeked around the corner and a couple of managers stood at the end of the aisle looking on for a few minutes before they moved on. I was very surprised that they let me continue.

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by yakatme:

again, cross posting with Cory.


ROFL. You and I need to cross paths in the real world again soon.


Yes, we need to make that happen. Maybe this weekend?


I think so. Yes.
08/19/2015 04:18:45 PM · #25
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by yakatme:

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by yakatme:

again, cross posting with Cory.


ROFL. You and I need to cross paths in the real world again soon.


Yes, we need to make that happen. Maybe this weekend?

Get a room guys! Sheesh :-)


I think that's the plan ;)
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