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Whiskey?
« on: April 15, 2017, 09:00:39 am »
This question kinda came up on another board and prompted my curiosity.
 

 
I have this Fifth that was given to me in 1968, and it is still unopened.  The seal is intact even though the whiskey has evaporated, or whatever, to a lower level in the bottle.

Now the question; does whiskey continue to age or just get old in a glass container?
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 09:14:10 am »
I have been a keen observer of whiskey for over 50 years and have never let a bottle be abandoned such as this.  However, whiskey is aged in oak barrels where the char, wood, and oxygen do the aging.  Sealed in a glass bottle would seem to be of little effect, except as  you noted that it has evaporated some, flavor may have changed with the loss of alcohol.

That is my story and I am sticking to it.   8)

(PS, my knowledge, other than the experience of having imbibed my share, is based on a visit to that Institution of Higher Learning, the Jack Daniels distillery in Tennessee)
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 09:33:37 am »
I did not even think about the year 1968.  Next year it will have it's 50th Birthday!   8)
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 11:08:06 am »
open it drink it then have some one take pic of you to see if it still has a kick  :D :D

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 12:07:47 pm »
Save it for next year and then open it.  It will either smell and taste like whiskey or smell and taste like varnish.  I don't drink now but had this happen to me many years ago.
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 12:24:09 pm »
I have never acquired a taste for bourbon, it must be a southern thing like grits.
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 12:44:00 pm »
Whiskey stops aging when it comes out of the barrel.

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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2017, 06:44:31 pm »
Bring it to Georgia.  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 09:13:13 pm »
So 7 year old Whiskey in a bottle is frozen in time and will forever be 7 years old.

The Devil  smiley_devil went down to Georgia and sat on a Hickory stump  fiddle-smiley but this bottle ain't going.  think_not
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 10:26:47 pm »
Yes, bring it to Georgia and we will get to the bottom of this problem  :D
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 10:58:25 pm »
Hey.
This is crazy - I just passed through Georgia and my Johnnie Walker Black is mostly gone.
Evapo-rated right past the cork, I guess.  ::)
Can't just be Georgia though, it started disappearing in Florida.
Might take a Research Project to solve this one . . .
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 11:09:14 pm »
Yup, sorry, don't nothing age in glass. In the barrel that loss was called the angels share.

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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2017, 06:03:34 pm »
Yes, bring it to Georgia and we will get to the bottom of this problem  :D

And when we get to the bottom of it, Jake will make a propellar out it.  :D :D :D
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2017, 06:20:40 pm »
Send it to me and I will test it and then dispose of it safely. You can't be too careful here, but I am knowledgeable about these matters.

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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2017, 07:46:55 pm »
Send it to me and I will test it and then dispose of it safely. You can't be too careful here, but I am knowledgeable about these matters.

If I read this correctly I believe he said he would rinse his kidneys out with it.
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Re: Whiskey?
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2017, 01:46:13 pm »
The age of a whisky is based on how long it is in a oak barrel.  But white whiskys(moonshine) mellows a lot after just 6 months sitting in glass.  I don't know how much more it can mellow in an additional 50 years though.