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07-08-2011, 10:37
LOL!! Somehow, perhaps due to over indulging I lost the cap to my bottle of VOB BIB last night. The question I have is does bourbon go bad if it is left uncapped? It really is no big deal I only have a quarter bottle left and it is cheap. I just wondered.

07-08-2011, 10:39
Well eventually, and quicker than you might assume, the contents will evaporate if left uncapped. Probably best to apply a makeshift cap of some sort.

07-08-2011, 12:04
Parafilm, or always have an empty bottle on hand is my reccomendations


Bourbon Boiler
07-08-2011, 13:51
I used Aluminum foil and a rubber band in a similar cirumstance.

07-08-2011, 14:25
Saran wrap and/or a wine cork (of course I, too, have an ample supply of empties...) Yes, the whiskey will oxidize if left unsealed.

07-08-2011, 14:30
Corks tend to dry out, so might not do the work. Screwcap is the best, but the quality of screwcaps do vary- I like the standard japanses ones like. I got my Hakushu and Yamazaki bottle, I have seen similar on some old style bourbon bottles

Steffen (screwcap fan)

07-08-2011, 14:47
Or ... drink up!

07-08-2011, 14:51
Use one of those devices that they use to cork wine bottles!


07-08-2011, 14:58
I recommend zip lock bags.

They come in all sizes.

07-08-2011, 18:07
I recommend zip lock bags.

They come in all sizes.

To cover the neck, or as containers for the bourbon?

07-08-2011, 18:54
To cover the neck, or as containers for the bourbon?

They work great as containers for the bourbon if you are going somewhere they may object to a flask, like a football game. Or so I read somewhere.

07-08-2011, 21:11
Start keeping caps and corks. I have a small collection of them, as they come in handy when 1 out of 4 caps break (I tend to over tighten to reduce the chance of evaporation). Almost all screw caps are the same. And most corks are the same size.

07-08-2011, 23:33
Quarter of a bottle is a good snort I say. Drink it and throw the bottle out. Problem solved.