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18 year Glenfiddich

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18 year Glenfiddich

Postby ddlm0214 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:47 pm

I have a 18 year Glenfiddich, I'm thinking about keep it sealed for a couple years then open it. Is the taste gonna be better or the wine is gonna go bad? Help please.
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Re: 18 year Glenfiddich

Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:27 pm

If it remains sealed properly, you should have no problems with the whisky. If the cork develops issues, then it is possible for it to turn.
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Re: 18 year Glenfiddich

Postby bredman » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:50 am

Try to store it upright and keep the cork dry. Also avoid direct sunlight.
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Re: 18 year Glenfiddich

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:25 pm

Then open it and sip away! :wink:

(very tasty Highland whisky)
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Re: 18 year Glenfiddich

Postby bscepter » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:47 pm

from what i've read, unlike wine, whisky does NOT mature in the bottle. so once it leaves the cask, it can be drunk now or in 40 years and not make a difference.
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Re: 18 year Glenfiddich

Postby bredman » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:41 am

bscepter wrote:from what i've read, unlike wine, whisky does NOT mature in the bottle. so once it leaves the cask, it can be drunk now or in 40 years and not make a difference.


"Maturation" with whisky is the interaction of the spirit and the wood, so no, whisky can't mature in glass. However, over time the whisky can alter. Something called old bottle effect (OBE).
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Re: 18 year Glenfiddich

Postby whiskgeek » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:23 pm

It generally happens with exposure to air. So the less air in the bottle, the longer it lasts. From what I've heard, once a bottle gets down to around a quarter remaining, it should be finished quickly or it will oxidize. Over half full, and it should still store indefinitely.
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