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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    Storing in a freezer can create some issues for the corks, but as long as you avoid this kind of extreme you should be fine. The barrels saw a range of probably 10-100 F, so the liquid is hard to damage.

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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    Good point, it's doubtful any of us will ever subject the whisky to the extreme temperatures it has already weathered.

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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    Come to think of it, the barrels stored in the top tiers of a warehouse probably reach a temperature a good bit higher than 100 degrees.

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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Come to think of it, the barrels stored in the top tiers of a warehouse probably reach a temperature a good bit higher than 100 degrees.
    The barrels definitely see a wide variety of temperatures, but what's in the bottle usually has water added to it. Is the solution's ability to resist degradation increased or decreased with the addition of water? Or does it even make a difference?

    If only I had been a bourbon drinker when I took chemistry class.

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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    Considering Bourbon is placed in bottle at 40% or above alcohol by volume (ABV) I don't think it makes a difference.

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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    Keep in mind that those bottles that are "found" hiding in a distributers warehouse and offered for sale far after their release date, have been stored in a nontemperature controlled environment. tim

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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    I think we can all agree whisky is pretty durable stuff. A cork or less than tight metal closure is the weak link.

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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I think we can all agree whisky is pretty durable stuff. A cork or less than tight metal closure is the weak link.
    Why they stick a potential contaminant (cork) in the bottle is beyond me. It's like using a lemon wedge as a milk lid. Maybe not that bad, but still...

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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    Bourbon while aging goes from well below freezing to well over a 100 degrees. So I wouldn't worry too any much about normal household temp fluctuations. Just keep it out of direct sun light. In any house out of direct sun light that you are comfortable it will be too.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: Whisky Storage Temperature?

    I'm comfortable just knowing a supply of whisky is in the house.

 

 

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