Originally Posted by Unregistered
Is the taste/quality of whisky affected if it's stored in the fridge and then stored at room temp. I know that once beer is stored in the fridge and can not be stored at room temperature. This is how we usually get that "skunky" beer taste. Does the same apply to whisky?
General rule is that you don't want flucuations in temps. However, what affects the change in the taste of whisky most is air. Even the best sealed bottles eventually allow air to seep in. The whisky will not go bad, the taste will just start to change as years pass. Don't keep it in the fridge - cellar like temps are best, keep it OUT of sunlight and store straight up (not in contact with the cork) is best. If you ask me, I'm going to tell you to enjoy your whisky NOW