I bet you would never guess I have many friends who share my passion for bourbon....well, I have many. As a byproduct, we do a lot of sharing and horse trading.
I met a good friend at a local cigar lounge today to just visit over a pint of Founders Porter and enjoy a nice Juan Lopez Corona Gorda. He's a big dusty hunter and has pulled in some very nice bottles over the last year.
Recently, he fell into a horde of vintage bourbon from a guy dumping bottles picked up at an estate sale up in PA. The original owner had boxes and boxes of old bourbon in his basement and a couple of those boxes contained 1962 Old Grand Dad Bottled in Bond. My buddy was kind enough to share some of the OGD; it was a very nice gesture and one I gladly took advantage of.
The stopper and cork on this decanter was compromised so the bourbon had to be re-canted in order to eliminate any evaporation or oxidation so I dumped the whiskey into an empty I had laying around. The fill level on the bottle was actually quite impressive considering it's been sitting around for 50 years. I would say less than 10% loss over that time.
I tried a small sip of the bourbon and it has that musty old quality to it; one that I like very much. I'll do a more in depth tasting in the near future.