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The cork broke on my Chivas 21 bottle

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The cork broke on my Chivas 21 bottle

Postby szach » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:13 am

I recently purchased a bottle of Chivas Regal Royal 21 Salute. Upon attempting to open it the cork broke in half, with half still stuck in the bottle. Although the remaining cork appears to still have maintained a seal, I am concerned that the bad cork may have allowed the whiskey to spoil. Before I serve it to friends, I was hoping someone would have some answers to my questions. Is it likely spoiled or likely still okay? What are the reasonable concerns I should have? Does whiskey get 'corked' like wine?
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Re: The cork broke on my Chivas 21 bottle

Postby bredman » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:02 pm

szach wrote: Does whiskey get 'corked' like wine?
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It does, but not often. It is possible that the cork disintegrated but the whisky is fine, you won't know for sure until you try it. Just remove the cork and any bits.
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Re: The cork broke on my Chivas 21 bottle

Postby szach » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Thanks!
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Re: The cork broke on my Chivas 21 bottle

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:54 pm

A good reason to make sure to have some spare cork stoppers from emptied bottles kicking around.
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Re: The cork broke on my Chivas 21 bottle

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:21 am

or some empty bottles to decant to. :thumbsup:
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