Originally Posted by vwfergie
In all my books and magazines on whisky - I have yet to find anything suggesting how to store bottles for long term keep without opening them...
Should my bottles be stored on their sides like we do withwines?
If I keep them upright, will the cork keep fresh and NOT crack when i open one up in 10+ yrs?
I know of the light and temperature effect but can't seem to find anything related to the cork.
No, scotch does not have to lay on it's side as wine due to the higher ABV ( alcohol by volume ). Scotch has on the average 3X the ABV of wine, therefore creating a higher vapor pressure. It's the vapor pressure that keeps the cork moist. So the higher the ABV, the greater the vapor pressure.