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Guess we don't drink much rum--frugality alert

Postby Redwinger » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:40 pm

There really isn't a point to this post, but...
NJ needed some dark rum for a cake recipe and asked if we had any on hand. I just shrugged "I dunno, lemme look downstairs". After a brief search I emerged holding a bottle. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a quart bottle of Bacardi Dark. A quick search shows they haven't bottled US booze in non metric volumes since 1977. Therefore I strongly suspect this is a remnant from our 1974 wedding reception. Even more telling about our frugality is the fact we have moved at least 10 times since then and apparently have diligently packed this each time. <sigh>
Now where did I put that dime the tooth fairy left under my pillow circa 1951? :wink:
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Re: Guess we don't drink much rum--frugality alert

Postby Frank Deis » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:52 pm

If you still have that silver dime, let me tell you it's appreciated quite a bit!

I have a bottle of Scotch, I think it's "Pinch" which an older friend gave me -- unopened and clearly from the "Mad Men" era with the name painted on the glass with rather thick white paint. I'm almost scared to open and drink it, feel like it would be better in an antique store than a liquor store.
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Re: Guess we don't drink much rum--frugality alert

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:27 pm

Liquor doesn't go off so feel free.
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Re: Guess we don't drink much rum--frugality alert

Postby Hoke » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:36 pm

Frank Deis wrote:If you still have that silver dime, let me tell you it's appreciated quite a bit!

I have a bottle of Scotch, I think it's "Pinch" which an older friend gave me -- unopened and clearly from the "Mad Men" era with the name painted on the glass with rather thick white paint. I'm almost scared to open and drink it, feel like it would be better in an antique store than a liquor store.


If it's unopened and the seal is intact, that bottle could indeed be worth some money. Craigslist might be worth a shot. Or a local whiskey society.
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Re: Guess we don't drink much rum--frugality alert

Postby Howie Hart » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:07 pm

I started making wine in 1976 and friends have saved bottles for me to recycle over the years, which sometimes get re-used several times. I still have a few bottles designated as "4/5 Quart".
Chico - Hey! This Bottle is empty!
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