I have received some new bottles of Bourbon for Christmas. I have some neighbors coming over tonight to sample some and I was wondering. Once opened, how long should I expect the condition of the Bourbon to remain good? In all likely hood some of these bottles will last 6 months to a year, is that time period significant for an open bottle? I also have a food saver system that has cork attachments so that I can “reseal” the bottle. Is that over kill or if the bottle is going to be stored for a while is it worth it?
Most of the bottles I have open now are corks, and they all seem to have a snug fit, what would be considered the maximum amount of time to have an unfinished bottle sitting around? Thanks for your help.