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William Segui
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#1 Post by William Segui » October 31st, 2017, 10:33 am

What other spirits post the date they were dumped/bottled? My son was born on 9/22 of this year and I was thinking anything bottled on that date would be hitting the shelves about now. (Subtle as a sledgehammer hint: if anyone sees anything dated 9/22/17, please grab it for me)

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#2 Post by Scott Butler » November 1st, 2017, 9:51 am

I checked most of the bottles I have at home, and none were dated - the closest was my Sazerac 18yr which was dated with Month/Year, but not the day.
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#3 Post by William Segui » November 2nd, 2017, 9:56 am

Thanks!

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#4 Post by Bill Buitenhuys » November 3rd, 2017, 2:30 pm

Lots of spirits have laser codes somewhere on the bottle (usually on the side, near the bottom) that represent when they were bottled. It might be a code like LLYYDDDTT:TT. LL= lot, YY=year, DDD= day of the year, TT:TT is time. Lots of variations on how the info is presented in the code.
Google "bourbon laser codes".
Most (all?) Weller, BTAC, Van Winkle have them. Others too. Happy hunting.
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#5 Post by Drew Goin » November 4th, 2017, 3:31 am

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:Lots of spirits have laser codes somewhere on the bottle (usually on the side, near the bottom) that represent when they were bottled. It might be a code like LLYYDDDTT:TT. LL= lot, YY=year, DDD= day of the year, TT:TT is time. Lots of variations on how the info is presented in the code.
Google "bourbon laser codes".
Most (all?) Weller, BTAC, Van Winkle have them. Others too. Happy hunting.
+1

This type of discreet date-stamping is commonly found on Sherry bottles as well.

Chartreuse has an obscure way to determine what year the liqueur was bottled, but no date with the month or day.

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#6 Post by Mike Maguire » November 9th, 2017, 3:42 pm

Will, they should be out there.I picked up a couple Blantons this week one was 9/25/17

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#7 Post by Mattstolz » November 16th, 2017, 8:00 am

there are several other bottles with bottled dates and dump dates. always single barrels. for a low cost one, Henry McKenna and Evan Williams have barreled and/or bottled dates. I believe most BTACs and Van Winkles do too.

if you're looking for particular dates, some facebook groups that may or may not exist may or may not have a "blantons dump date ISO list"

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#8 Post by Jared M. » April 8th, 2019, 7:58 am

I got incredibly lucky. I also have the same birthday as your son and I found a blantons bottle that was dumped on 9/22/2009 which is actually my 21st birthday. I was young and dumb and ended up drinking it😞
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