how long does a bottle of whiskey or sherry last from once they are opened ?

Discussion in 'Shooting the Breeze' started by Molli, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Molli

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    Just wondering how long does a bottle of whiskey or sherry last from once they are opened ?
     
  2. bazermc

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    Depends on how nice it is?
     
  3. truthseeker

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    I would have thought pretty much forever.

    You can check on the manufacturers website.

    Baileys doesnt keep - maybe 6 months from the date of opening, same with Tia Maria. (I only know because I had to throw out partially full bottles of each after checking on the manufacturers website) - but I think that 'spirits' keep.
     
  4. Shawady

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    I don't the spirit will go off, but if there is a large head space in the bottle the alcohol will start to evaporate and the spirit may not be full strength.
     
  5. Molli

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    Just tasted the Harveys Bristol Cream, the bottles been there for years opened maybe with just 1 glass gone out of it and it tastes ok to me, saying that I'm not into drink anyway. I just dont want to poison anybody.
     
  6. IsleOfMan

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    My father gave my children cornflakes when they were 6 years out of date when they were staying over.
     
  7. Vanilla

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    I feel that this should be only the opening sentence in at least a paragraph...


    was it intentional? did your children get sick? so many questions.
     
  8. bazermc

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    I use to give the kids out of date Crisps when they called at halloween!
     
  9. Bill Struth

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    :eek:
     
  10. Purple

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    I'm sure it didn't kill them (and if it did I missed the media coverage).

    "The Cornflake Killer", no, I couldn't have missed that.
     
  11. oldnick

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    I used to give the kids out-of-date crisps when they called at halloween....

    Did your neighbours give you funny looks ?

    ("Look Mummy what that mean xxxx at no 8 gave us"

    "stop complaining , they're better than the cornflakes grandad gives you" )
     
  12. Vanilla

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    lol :D
     
  13. Deiseblue

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    CEREAL KILLER - perhaps ?
     
  14. Vanilla

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    Excellent!:)
     
  15. IsleOfMan

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    No I meant "when my children were six years out of date".
     
  16. Vanilla

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    Curiouser and curiouser...:p
     
  17. IsleOfMan

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    He also used to give them their Christmas pressies wrapped in the previous years Christmas paper. There was one year he sent them a card with the original recipient's name blacked out and their name inserted beneath.
     
  18. Leo

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    Way ahead of the 'Reduce, REUSE, Recycle' campaign!
     
  19. oldnick

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    When he gave flowers on, say, Valentines Day, did he remember to remove the attached card that said " in loving memory" ?