I have recently opened a bottle of Cadenhead's 18-year-old sherry-wood Springbank, and it is really pretty disappointing, with something "off" about it (sob
). It has a cork stopper which looks rather soaked and manky, and I wonder whether the whisky has become "corked" like wine does sometimes. Is this possible with whisky? Certainly I have never experienced anything like this with a screw cap bottle (which I tend to prefer anyway, on grounds of lower likelihood of evaporation of my precious hooch).