My dad, who isn’t a drinker, used to work construction, in a union. For several years back in the late 70’s, he would bring home bottles of Seagrams, Canadian Club, Fleischman’s Vodka, Cutty Sark, etc around the holidays. He just put those bottles down the basement under the stairs, in a big box w/ the rest of his "stuff".
My twin sister would come home from school for the holidays and help herself to a bottle of vodka, but most of the whiskey remained untouched.
While cleaning-out my parents’ basement a couple of years ago, I unearthed about a dozen bottles of mostly Seagrams & CC. Not too long thereafter, I had a "Celebrating the 70’s" party at my house to help my wife celebrate her 39th b-day. Several of those bottles were distributed to winners of the trivia contest we had.
I have 3 bottles remaining, all unopened. However, a friend of mine opened his bottle that I gave him and we tried some. Smooth? I don’t think so – that was a rough trip down the esophagus. Maybe I’ll find some use for my 3 remaining bottles. A marinade, perhaps??