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  1. #1
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    bourbon longevity

    i have a bottle of Old Taylor bonded in 1942 which was opened several years ago but was not completely used. is it still good? <font color="green"> </font>

  2. #2
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    Re: bourbon longevity

    As far as I know, bourbon doesnt go "BAD", it may be oxidized and not taste very good (which I supposed you would only find out by tasting it) but it won't spoil.


    TomC

  3. #3
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    Re: bourbon longevity

    The stuff will not go bad. It has too much alcohol in it for any stray yeast to start a secondary fermentation as in wine. Evaporation over the years may alter the proof and the taste I suspect,but not to any significant degree.

  4. #4
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    Re: bourbon longevity

    If your bottle has a cork--&gt; Make sure you store it upright and not on its side like wine. It will deteriorate the cork and make your bourbon taste like such...

 

 

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