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  1. #21
    Connoisseur
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    How long before an open bottle goes bad?

    Is it me or that so many threads today have a lot of humor but also contains a lot of good info. Hahaha.

    I am hoping my bourbon doesn't outlast me! I'm going to drink them all even on my last day or at least all the open ones.

    Some I have found to "open up" over time but that heavily depends on which. Also, how long is a factor, if we are talking decades I won't know but I have open 40-50 year old bottle that has shown signed of evaporation or cork compromised and tasted great. Most of my bottle doesn't stay open for unreasonably long time, like years.

    Cheers
    Hugh

  2. #22
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    Re: How long before an open bottle goes bad?

    I just polished off a bottle of Vintage 17 that has been near empty for some time. The remaining whiskey was as good or better than I remembered. If you're finishing the bottles within a year or so, you're probably fine. The low bottles of Scotch that sat around for 30 years probably lost a lot of their alcohol content to the air in the bottle. Unless you plan to let your bottles sit around that long, I wouldn't worry about it.
    -Brian-

    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
    -Agent Kay

 

 

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