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    Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Does anyone know where to get these? Which brand is good? I think they're nitrogen, but I'm not sure- the things that you spray air into the bottle to displace the air and keep it from going bad.

    Can you get them on ebay or amazon? Is there a good place to buy them? Is there a good brand or brands to watch out for?

    Also- not totally sure if this is the right section of the forum.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    I use Private Preserve which seems to be one of the most common and is available on Amazon. Hard to know how it compares with whiskey (I'm going to put an experiment together, but it will take time) but the wine folks seem to like it.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Here is one of the one's available on Amazon

    Wine Enthusiast Private Preserve Wine Preservation Spray

    Yes, it says "wine" but is the same for all purposes.


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    whopps, seems sku was a bit faster.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    I absolutely swear by this stuff. Many people don't notice it, but I stand by my claim that whiskey gets stale a month or two after you open the bottle. If you are one of those people that have dozens of bottles open for years at a time and don't think the flavor changes, then God bless you. I wish I was like that. But I can definitely taste the flavor deteriorate if I don't spray after each pour.

    If you are a nut-job like me, get together with your friends and buy it a case at a time from here, works out to $6.50 / bottle delivered.

    http://www.winepreserve.com/

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    I also use Private Preserve and love it. Until I get down to about 1/4 bottle left or so. Then I get a friend or two together and we just finish the bottle.

    It also ensures a good supply of friends.
    Publisher and Editor of Whisky Advocate magazine.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHansell View Post
    I also use Private Preserve and love it. Until I get down to about 1/4 bottle left or so. Then I get a friend or two together and we just finish the bottle.

    It also ensures a good supply of friends.
    Agreed! I also tend to decant into smaller bottles as the fill level gets down, to minimize the amount of airspace.
    Mike

    "You're the best bourbon drinkers ever!" - Margo (waitress at Bourbon's Bistro in Louisville)

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    I prefer nitrous oxide. It makes everything taste better.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Do you put the NO in the bottle or in you?

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by steeltownbbq View Post
    Do you put the NO in the bottle or in you?
    First swig should come straight from the bottle, then pour as normal.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    I've been using PrivatePreserve for a few years now. I like it b/c I don't have to feel rushed to finish a bottle and that allows me to have 20+ bottles opened at once.
    Never experienced an issue with whiskey oxidation while using it, and I've had some bottles opened over a year.
    -Kevin

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    Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.

 

 

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