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    kenoshasquid Posts: 8, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 15, 2007, 05:02 PM
    Does Liquor go bad?
    I was always under the impression that liquor does not go bad... the older the better.

    What's the real truth? I gave a friend some irish whiskey that I had laying around for about ten years and he said it was watery.
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    Aug 15, 2007, 05:10 PM
    I'll have to ask someone who knows for sure, but I'm certain that there is a process to "aging" alcohol.

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    Aug 16, 2007, 01:29 AM
    If its been opened then you have to expect some loss of taste and colour over a long period if the drink has sugar and cream in it then it doesn't last forever for obvous reasons.
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    Aug 16, 2007, 02:39 AM
    I would think after 10 years, it wouldn't be good anymore...
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    Aug 16, 2007, 03:03 AM
    After ten years id have though that was pretty obvious especially if it hasn't been stoored correctly as I said above.
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    iAMfromHuntersBar Posts: 943, Reputation: 146
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    Aug 16, 2007, 03:54 AM
    Whisky only ages when it's in the barrel, never in the bottle. This is a very common mis-conception. After 10 years I'm not surprised it tastes strange! Would you drink anything else that's been say around for 10 years? Lol!

    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia - whisky
    "Whiskies do not mature in the bottle, only in the cask, so the "age" of a scotch is the time between distillation and bottling. This reflects how much the cask has interacted with the whisky, changing its chemical makeup and taste. Whiskies which have been in bottle for many years may have a rarity value, but are not "older" and will not necessarily be "better" than a more recently made whisky matured in wood for a similar time"
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    kenoshasquid Posts: 8, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 20, 2007, 06:42 AM
    Ok, now that everyone is done laughing at my stupidity, perhaps one of you could give me a constructive answer as to how long it is recommended that a bottle be kept before it is no longer considered consumable. There are no expiration dates, so how is one to know?

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