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tachyonshuggy
10-16-2006, 11:38
Hi,

I came across an interesting stash of bottles in a newly-opened liquor store today. It looks as if they picked up some older stock from another store since there are quite a bit of faded labels in there.

My question is: does a faded label suggest a compromised product?

cowdery
10-16-2006, 12:43
Hi,

I came across an interesting stash of bottles in a newly-opened liquor store today. It looks as if they picked up some older stock from another store since there are quite a bit of faded labels in there.

My question is: does a faded label suggest a compromised product?

Not in the case of straight whiskey, i.e., bourbon. Light, heat and time can be hazardous to, in particular, liqueurs, but whiskey is pretty much indestructible.

FlashPuppy
10-16-2006, 23:38
Also, not all faded labels mean that the bottles are old. In the case of Van Winkles and Wellers the labels "antiqued", just something to keep in mind.

tachyonshuggy
10-17-2006, 07:55
Also, not all faded labels mean that the bottles are old. In the case of Van Winkles and Wellers the labels "antiqued", just something to keep in mind.

Ha ha no, not in this case :) Funny enough some of the bottles WERE Weller Antique 107 (and they looked like they had been sitting in a windowsill for ten years).

DrinkyBanjo
10-17-2006, 17:04
Not in the case of straight whiskey, i.e., bourbon. Light, heat and time can be hazardous to, in particular, liqueurs, but whiskey is pretty much indestructible.

My liver would disagree!

TimmyBoston
10-19-2006, 03:57
but whiskey is pretty much indestructible.

That makes me happy :grin: