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    how to store whisky?

    We often get asked about correct ways to store whisky bottles and how long they can be stored once opened. So let’s first look at whisky storage.

    Storing your whisky

    We recommend that you store your whisky bottles in a cool dry place, out of the reach of direct sunlight. This is for two reasons; 1. Sunlight causes the whisky to lighten in colour 2. Sunlight will fade the label of the whisky, not what you want if you are a die-hard whisky collector. There are many storage options available for whisky collectors such as drink cabinets, drink globes and racks. These can be a convenient and appealing way to store and display your prized collection.

    Storing unopened bottles

    As long as the seal has not been broken or tampered with, and you keep the bottle in a cool dry place as advised above, then you will be able to keep an unopened bottle of whisky for ever.

    Storing opened bottles

    Once the seal has been broken and a bottle has been opened the length of time the whisky within will maintain its original character will decrease. Once air gets into the bottle it starts to change the character of the whisky. The more you drink from the bottle, the more air that is allowed to reach the whisky. This will speed up the rate of which the whisky loses its original character. Again we would advise that any opened bottle is kept in a cool, dry place, as this will at least reduce this deterioration in character. Opened and stored correctly you should be able to keep your whisky stored for several years, but the character may change.