I have an unopened bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream that says "ideally consumed by" and has a date of 9/2008. My new bottle says - "Best Taste Before" 8/2010. So, would you drink the first bottle? Maybe refrigerate after opening? Or, chuck it?
And on a related note, do you refrigerate Baileys after opening? My dad says to b/c it has "cream" in it, but I never have.