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Old 11-09-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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As will become immediately obvious, I am not much of a drinker. But in cleaning out our basement today I found some bottles of liquor that a friend brought over to our place about 10 years ago to keep for her. (She was moving to Italy.) She never came back for them, and I forgot about them.

My question: Is this stuff still any good? Most of the bottles have been opened but tightly sealed and stored in a cool basement. Again, I'd estimate this is all at least 10 years old.

Here is what we have:

LaSalle diluted bourbon whiskey
Plum wine
Coffee liqueur
DeKuyper Amaretto liqueur
Bailey’s Irish Cream
Bacardi light rum

Drinkers and mixologists, what's your opinion? Keep or pitch?
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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i'd keep the wine, whiskey, and rum and pitch the liqueurs and irish cream
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'd throw away the diluted bourbon just because it's probably nasty. I'd pitch the wine and the Irish cream, and keep the rest.

I just finished off a 14-year-old bottle of rum. Now I must go to St. Kitts to get another ...
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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I would not pitch anything. I would possibly keep the wine and rum, but give the rest to a needy local graduate student.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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I say offer it for tasting. Who know you may find a product that is actually better after it has aged 10 years.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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Thank you all for these responses!
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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it can last for centuries under stable conditions. 200 year old brandy is sometimes brought out by the cognac distillers in france for special celebrations.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Party at tntnb's! Y'all come by!
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Party at tntnb's! Y'all come by!
I'll bring chips n salsa!
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