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    Lost cap

    LOL!! Somehow, perhaps due to over indulging I lost the cap to my bottle of VOB BIB last night. The question I have is does bourbon go bad if it is left uncapped? It really is no big deal I only have a quarter bottle left and it is cheap. I just wondered.

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    Re: Lost cap

    Well eventually, and quicker than you might assume, the contents will evaporate if left uncapped. Probably best to apply a makeshift cap of some sort.

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    Re: Lost cap

    Parafilm, or always have an empty bottle on hand is my reccomendations

    Steffen

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    Re: Lost cap

    I used Aluminum foil and a rubber band in a similar cirumstance.

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    Re: Lost cap

    Saran wrap and/or a wine cork (of course I, too, have an ample supply of empties...) Yes, the whiskey will oxidize if left unsealed.
    Kevin

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    Re: Lost cap

    Corks tend to dry out, so might not do the work. Screwcap is the best, but the quality of screwcaps do vary- I like the standard japanses ones like. I got my Hakushu and Yamazaki bottle, I have seen similar on some old style bourbon bottles

    Steffen (screwcap fan)

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    Re: Lost cap

    Or ... drink up!
    Mark

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    Re: Lost cap

    Use one of those devices that they use to cork wine bottles!

    Thomas

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    Re: Lost cap

    I recommend zip lock bags.

    They come in all sizes.
    Colonel Ed
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    Re: Lost cap

    Quote Originally Posted by pepcycle View Post
    I recommend zip lock bags.

    They come in all sizes.
    To cover the neck, or as containers for the bourbon?
    Mark Edwards - Proof of Sanity Forged Upon Request

 

 

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