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is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« on: November 19, 2008, 10:12:23 PM »
I was over at my mother-in-laws house tonight and my wife was joking about all the old, unopened bottles of liquor they have in the closets - most of which were received as gifts over the decades.

anyway, I brought home an unopened bottle of "6-year-old" Seagrams v.o. with an import excise bottling sticker dated 1981 (exactly like this one i just found on ebay)

anyway, the bottle was sealed so I opened it and took a swig. I didn't go blind or anything and it tasted fine... is it ok to drink the rest of it (in moderation over time) or ....   :dunno:

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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 11:07:01 PM »
DRINK!

Had some 24 yr old Crown earlier this year...friend's GF stole it from her sober holder brother - her dad bought it when he was born and dad took one shot from it then...It was quite good.
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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 12:24:42 AM »
Liquor doesn't really go bad only gets better
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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 12:38:50 AM »
I think basically as long as there is no air contamination, spirits last for a lifetime and then some.  If you decant it now it will probably lose some of it's alcohol content.  You might get away with pouring it into a smaller bottle if you can't manage to finish it all.  Still, now you've opened it you're duty bound to finish it.  In a responsible manner of course  :devil:

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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 06:52:23 AM »
the only one's you really have to worry about is wine.  think it'll eventually turn into vinegar - or something like that.
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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 09:25:12 AM »
Beer also suffers from age...

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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 09:57:16 AM »
Depends on the wine. Some can only be aged so long
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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 10:36:01 AM »
Beer also suffers from age...
depends on the beer and the storage method

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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008, 11:53:33 AM »
I got the impression we were talking opened containers.

mmmmm...old open beer.... :)

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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008, 12:23:22 PM »
Once u open any alcohol the clock starts ticking. Well sort of good wine is done with a cork plug to allow it to breath
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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 12:32:00 PM »
I got the impression we were talking opened containers.

mmmmm...old open beer.... :)
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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 12:32:50 PM »
so now that i've opened it do I need to drink it any faster then I would a newer bottle? I already have a couple of bottles of opened whiskey in my cabinet - it usually takes me a year to drink a whole bottle (because I have multiple bottles to choose from)

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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2008, 12:39:21 PM »
chug it sissy

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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2008, 12:57:07 PM »
Inside 3 months I imagine
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Re: is 33 year old Whisky ok to drink?
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2008, 02:11:17 PM »
Inside 3 months I imagine

no. Whiskey is good for a pretty long time after it has been opened - probably around a year or so. You can prolong this by purchasing this divice that pumps air out of the bottle before closing it.
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