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Old 50ml liquor bottles - Still safe to drink?

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Old 50ml liquor bottles - Still safe to drink?

I was given a bunch of those 50ml bottles of liquor/whiskey/vodka from my wife's elderly aunt, thinking we would enjoy having them on display somewhere. She collected them from trips to Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republic, etc. I am sure some of these are at least 20-25 years old.

Some are about half the volume they used to be. Some are plastic, others are glass. I'm sure the taste isn't the best (but, hey, if you need a shot...why not?).

Would you drink them?
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Eh... I'd go ahead and drink them. I'm sure they're OK except for any creme based ones like Irish Cream.
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Just opened a bottle of Wild Turkey. Date on bottle is May/96. Not bad.
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thinking the glass ones are ok.....I wouldn't try the plastic ones as the plastics might leech something.....

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I still have a bottle of Johnnie Walker that my grandfather got on a cruise in the 1950's. Its got a bit of sediment floating on the bottom but we use it every year to light up the Christmas pudding.
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icantfigureoutausername wrote: I still have a bottle of Johnnie Walker that my grandfather got on a cruise in the 1950's. Its got a bit of sediment floating on the bottom but we use it every year to light up the Christmas pudding.
Do you turn out the lights so you can see the flames better?
This brought back some great memories - thanks for the post!
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Yup, that's exactly why. about 2-3 tsp., turn off the lights and set it on fire. A very British tradition, I think. Merry Christmas.
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nope. Keep passing this down to your grandkids and make this a tradition, until the stuff is 200 years old.
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drink it all, live once...i mean you only live once

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