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Alden
05-26-2013, 14:56
I have a few bottles partly empty stored in my garage. It gets down to about 70 at night, and in the high 80's, sometimes even 90 during the day here where I live in the summer.

Will the heat affect the flavor after a month or two or three?

P&MLiquorsEric
05-26-2013, 15:05
If they are corked, those corks will be pushed up if it gets hot for long periods of time.

squire
05-26-2013, 15:07
Not at those degrees, no, but I wouldn't store them in an unairconditioned attic in our Deep South climate.

Alden
05-26-2013, 15:17
Not at those degrees, no, but I wouldn't store them in an unairconditioned attic in our Deep South climate.

Yeah I spent two summers in Hattiesburg at USM. It gets just as hot as central Florida in MS.

Richnimrod
05-26-2013, 15:28
Why store in the garage? I wouldn't take the chance of a popped cork. Normally you won't pop one in under high nineties, but why take a chance? Mine are all in the air conditioned house, just for convenience and safety. Of course in Michigan it rarely gets into the high nineties; but it certainly gets well below freezing in the Winter months, sometimes for days on end. ... Just sayin' :rolleyes:

shoshani
05-30-2013, 10:27
I'll go against the grain here. When we moved into our last apartment, I stored all my bourbon and rye on the top shelf inside a side-room pantry that adjoined an external wall of the building. As it happened, this pantry was the only place that didn't have any air conditioning.

Midsummer, when it was in the high 80s and 90s out, it was the best time to drink any of that whiskey. I found that when it was very very warm, as it was in a non-air-conditioned room near an outside wall, the flavors in the whiskey just opened up and bloomed. It was like drinking a symphony.

Now, if you're risking oven-like temperatures, I wouldn't. But remember that that whiskey itself HAS been in oven-like temperatures in the barrel, especially if it's spent any time in the buzzard's nest of the warehouse. But glass is a temperamental beast, as is cork (or even plastic screw caps), so I wouldn't risk temperature extremes with those.

Flyfish
05-30-2013, 12:07
[QUOTE=shoshani;345982]Midsummer, when it was in the high 80s and 90s out, it was the best time to drink any of that whiskey. I found that when it was very very warm, as it was in a non-air-conditioned room near an outside wall, the flavors in the whiskey just opened up and bloomed. It was like drinking a symphony.


Some people enjoy their brandy warmed a little. I have heard that the shape of the brandy snifter is designed not only to funnel aroma to your nose but to promote a slight warming of the nectar by your hand.
I normally sip my bourbon neat in a Glencairn. This afternoon, though, I'm going to hold it a few minutes in a snifter to see if I can come close to duplicating your symphonic experience. (Typically, I am more than satisfied with the jazz quartet bourbon st. experience.)

Flyfish
05-31-2013, 06:49
Well, that was....almost said "disappointing." Tried hand warming my bourbon in a snifter. Didn't get a "symphony" but it was clearly unrealistic to expect one. (What a maroon!) Used a snifter years before I started with the Glencairns so I should have known better. Besides, with the huge data base provided by SB, lots of bourbonistas would be touting the snifter if it were clearly superior. The snifter provided a pleasant experience, and it holds more, but I still prefer the nose the Glencairn offers.
Nothing more to see here. Go back to what you were doing.

squire
05-31-2013, 07:55
To make the snifter work one must extend one's pinky just so.

Dolph Lundgren
05-31-2013, 08:01
I find that microwaving my whiskey works wonders.

squire
05-31-2013, 08:04
I prefer to bring whisky up to body temperature the natural way by swallowing it.

Dolph Lundgren
05-31-2013, 08:23
Squire is right. Body temp is best. And please don't microwave your whiskey.

More seriously, be careful with heat. I brought a bottle of FR SB (retail BP bottle) to Costa Rica in Feb. It was 100+ everyday and the bottle broke bad real quickly after it was opened. Air might have had something to do with it, maybe not. Point is - you probably dont want to mess around with heat.

Meruck
05-31-2013, 11:43
Well, that was....almost said "disappointing." Tried hand warming my bourbon

You can go blind doing that you know.

ChainWhip
05-31-2013, 11:53
You can go blind doing that you know.

I think I just had some of my drink come out through my nose! LMFAO!

Flyfish
06-01-2013, 12:48
You can go blind doing that you know.

Is is OK to do it just until I'm a little near sighted?

Meruck
06-01-2013, 18:40
Is is OK to do it just until I'm a little near sighted?

Sorry it took me so long to respond, I had to put my glasses on to see.....................................Yes.

ebo
06-01-2013, 18:45
Ya know, I like to hand warm my bourbon also. I've noticed that my reading glasses keep getting stronger. :skep:

MyOldKyDram
06-01-2013, 19:26
You all should let someone else hand warm your bourbon. A whiskey fluffer, if you will.

mosugoji64
06-02-2013, 00:00
You all should let someone else hand warm your bourbon. A whiskey fluffer, if you will.

Didn't think they used fluffers anymore with the advent of artificial warming methods.
:slappin:

BFerguson
06-02-2013, 05:22
That's one of those two word combo's that I'd never think to hear or read by any sort of reason, but yet, it may be the funniest thing I read all year!!

B

squire
06-02-2013, 11:28
I can think of a handful of things but propriety precludes comment.

WAINWRIGHT
06-02-2013, 12:28
You all should let someone else hand warm your bourbon. A whiskey fluffer, if you will.I'll tell you what,you come up with some off the wall funny comments but this is f#*king insane,yes I will be using this term in the future!