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i have a bottle of Old Taylor bonded in 1942 which was opened several years ago but was not completely used. is it still good? <font color="green"> </font> http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
As far as I know, bourbon doesnt go "BAD", it may be oxidized and not taste very good (which I supposed you would only find out by tasting it) but it won't spoil.
The stuff will not go bad. It has too much alcohol in it for any stray yeast to start a secondary fermentation as in wine. Evaporation over the years may alter the proof and the taste I suspect,but not to any significant degree.
If your bottle has a cork--> Make sure you store it upright and not on its side like wine. It will deteriorate the cork and make your bourbon taste like such...
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