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How long does whisky last once opened?

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How long does whisky last once opened?

Postby Nic Rhodes » Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:41 pm

I would be interested in how long people think malt can last once the bottle has been opened?
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Postby jobarez » Tue Jul 02, 2002 8:38 pm

I dont know. But i do know that every time you open the bottle you let in air that slowley kills the good taste.
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Postby Ize » Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:45 am

Go to Questions & Answers Forum and search or just find manually topic "Storage?" or just click here ->

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Postby Ileach » Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:46 am

And I know that every time I open a bottle of malt some of its contents seem to magically disappear and on one sad day all's gone!
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Postby yorkie » Thu Jul 04, 2002 8:22 pm

And as you get older the time from full to empty seems to shorten as the measures get larger!
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Postby MaltMan » Thu Jul 04, 2002 9:43 pm

My experience is that when you store your whisky in a cool (NOT cold) and dark place AND you use a good cork you will be able to store the whisky about 6 months before changes in taste will occur.

It also depends on the ratio whisky:air in the bottle, the emptier the bottle, the faster changes will occur.

Sometimes when it's been a while since you last had a drink from an already opened bottle it seems that the taste has changed. But if you add just a little bit of water (a drop or 2 will do fine) and let the whisky 'breathe' for a minute, it will usually recover from the long and quiet period in de cold and dark place it has been.

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Postby Ian_Hamilton » Thu Jul 04, 2002 10:10 pm

I dont know how long and i think it may differ from one brand or even age to another but after opened I always try to finish the bottle before six months has passed since opening it, I usually have ten bottles going at any time.

Yeh, I know its a tough job to have them all finished but someone has to do it,
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