5-6 weeks makes a big difference
I know that once a bottle has been opened, an amount of oxidization occurs and the flavour of a whisky can change dramatically.
I have even written about this happening to one of my favourite drams - the Glenfarclas Quarter Casks, which changes completely after just 2 weeks. But the Glenfarclas QC doesn't deteriorate, it just changes.
Today I re-visited a Bruichladdich "Waves" 7 years old which was originally opened in early December (2006).
I really like this whisky, a good, albeit slightly young 'Laddie which offers typical Bruichladdich fruit, along with a young spiciness not seen in other 'Laddies.
Today, after about 5-6 weeks, the spiciness was almost completely missing, the fruit tasted old and it just wasn't exactly pleasant.
The bottle is about 2/3 empty and I just can't believe the very negative change in such a short time.
Do you have any similar experiences?