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Tuesday - February 6, 2007

How long does booze last?

I've often wondered how long hard liquor lasts after the bottle is opened. Here's a great article that explains the situation.


1. Distilled spirits don't go bad; they fade.
2. Cream and fruit and herb liqueurs will spoil.
3. More air = less flavor.

So the good news, distilled spirits like whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila and gin don't spoil. And full-proof spirits (40 proof and higher) can last for decades. The key is keeping them in a cool dark location if possible to minimize any fading.

Posted by jcraven at February 6, 2007 4:33 PM