Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Open Whisky Bottles

General chat and talk about whisky.

Open Whisky Bottles

Postby cakebits » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:49 pm

Hello all,

Being a complete newbie with Whisky and recently decided to turn dedicated 'collector / drink later', I wanted to ask the following question that is bothering me a little.

If I was to open a whisky today, cork it and put it back in the cabinet, how long would that whisky last before losing its punch.

Ive seen some people say that they have had whisky open for 2-3 years without finishing. But does the whisky lose a little by being open this long?

I apologise for a complete novice question but I cant find an answer on this. :oops:

Also, would be interested to know what was the longest period of time other members on this forum have had open bottles.

Cheers. :D
cakebits
New member
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:36 pm

Re: Open Whisky Bottles

Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:26 pm

If you poke around, there are a couple of threads that will discuss this issue.

I'd suggest that there are some factors that affect the life of the bottle after opening.

1. How did you store it?
2. Did you open it often?
3. How long has the bottle fill been down near the bottom?
Ganga
Matured cask
 
Posts: 23555
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:57 pm
Location: Sylmar, CA

Re: Open Whisky Bottles

Postby bcrossan » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:35 pm

Collector57 wrote:As Ganga says, there are plenty of opinions expressed on this n these forums. Use the forum Searh facility.
For the record, I've had bottles open for 6 or 7 years and then had respected people comment how good the whiskies were.


Nick - what was the level on these bottles you had open for so long?
User avatar
bcrossan
Silver Member
 
Posts: 412
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:45 pm

Re: Open Whisky Bottles

Postby cakebits » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:33 pm

Cheers - thanks for the advice.

Really appreciate it. :thumbsup:
cakebits
New member
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:36 pm

Return to Whisky Chat

Whisky gift and present finder