View Full Version : bourbon longevity

07-06-2003, 04:55
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

07-06-2003, 09:32
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.


07-06-2003, 17:39
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.

07-06-2003, 17:59
If your bottle has a cork--&gt; 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...