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Shipping whisky during weather extremes?

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Shipping whisky during weather extremes?

Postby Alzarius » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:49 pm

Is shipping whisky during severe weather extremes (hot or cold) a bad idea? I've always wondered. I know its bad for wine, and I avoid shipping any wine during hot months, but are spirits susceptible to heat damage as well during a 4-5 day shipment?
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Re: Shipping whisky during weather extremes?

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:51 am

Alzarius wrote:Is shipping whisky during severe weather extremes (hot or cold) a bad idea? I've always wondered. I know its bad for wine, and I avoid shipping any wine during hot months, but are spirits susceptible to heat damage as well during a 4-5 day shipment?


I would say maybe during hot but a definite no to cold. Where are you getting the whisky shipped from that it is taking 4-5 days (UK?)?

I have ordered whisky from all around during all seasons of the year and haven't noticed any issues but I don't want to say that it doesn't happen.
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Re: Shipping whisky during weather extremes?

Postby Ganga » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:54 am

I have heard about folks having some issues during severe cold. Some of the unchill filtered whiskies have clouded up and never cleared again. However, the recipient didn't notice a degredation in any other aspect of the whisky.

Definitely say "no" to extreme CHANGES in temps.
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Re: Shipping whisky during weather extremes?

Postby Alzarius » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:37 am

ordering from all places, some great prices on the east coast, and some exclusive stuff of course from the UK. I have a bad habit of looking for deals all year round, but have only bought locally so I can avoid shipping during the really hot months. Recently I was thinking of doing a shipment during the summer, but you guys have confirmed that it really isn't a great idea.
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