If you're worried about oxidation, just move the juice into smaller bottles as needed.
where it's stored is also, issue. certainly not in the window, attic, car, next to furnace.
I would think you meant to say BEST!!!
Love that butterscotch....I bunkered up on Taylor 86s and Charter 7s from the 70s and 80s specifically for that reason.
And Tangle Ridge - I've got a bottle that's been open for 5 years and hasn't gotten any less awful in that time. It must be good for something...perhaps in a cake or compote?
I know and sometimes enjoy the butterscotchiness (is that a word? It is now, I guess) of the ND stuff, but the OC 7's aroma was so strong that I literally almost vomited once. It got stronger every time I opened the bottle, too.
But I guess one man's nausea is another man's yummy. At least I know where to send the next bottle I get like that!
In my limited experience with bourbon I have found that IMO a bottle usually changes for the better when its been opened 1-2 months.
I've not noticed degradation with age of open bottles. But I use parafilm on cork bottles. And, when a bottle gets below a half or third I go ahead and work on it. From what I see on this board, there's consensus, open bottles that are okay when they are opened stay okay until about a quarter full then it's hit or miss.
Oxidation, enemy of whiskey in open bottles, is also one of the positive things that happens during barrel aging. Because the atmosphere inside the air space of a barrel is different from the atmosphere inside the open bottle in your pantry, the effects there, if noticable at all, are more often bad, but they can be beneficial if the whiskey hadn't quite oxidized enough when it was dumped. It's all oxidation. It's also oxidation at work when a freshly-poured bourbon needs a few minutes in the glass to open up.
Col. Charles K. "Crotchety" Cowdery
"Whiskey Don't Keep."
I have an almost empty Lot B that's been open for well over a year and it's better now than it ever has been.
[Liberty Valance lays shot in the street]
(Dr) "Quick whiskey!"
[ Dr drinks from whiskey bottle, kicks over Liberty Valance]
(Dr) "He's Dead"