Preservation

  • marksealey
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    Is there a better alternative than the stopper/cork tightly replaced to preventing evaporation and preserving single malts, please… decanters? Equipment?

    Thanks!

    -- Mark
  • SanctTom Member SanctTom Joined: 19.07.2014Posts: 148Ratings: 0
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    You could try something like Vacuvin - I've been told this works quite well, especially if you don't open your bottles regularly.
    As for my own experiences - I don't use any preservation technique, not even parafilm, on my open (or closed) bottles - never had any problems at all... even though at about 160 open bottles there are some that have been open for a long time (years). :wink:

    And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man. (A. E. Housman)
  • marksealey
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    SanctTom,

    Thanks so much for your helpful reply!

    I actually use VacuVin for wines… not recommended for more than a week. For that it does work well.

    But if there's no risk with a presumably more volatile (because higher in ABV) spirit, I'll stick to the way the manufacturer implicitly recommends :smile:.

    Appreciated…

    -- Mark
  • Xounlistedxox Member Xounlistedxox Joined: 25.12.2014Posts: 29CollectionMy CollectionRatings: 59
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    I have a few bottles that have been open for over a decade, I haven't noticed any degradation in quality, or taste. Some I would say tase slightly better. I use vacuum caps too, but only on bottles with failed corks.

  • marksealey
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    Thanks so much, Brandon: that's really helpful too :smile:.

    I'm satisfied…

    -- Mark
  • ben Member, Administrator ben Joined: 01.07.2014Posts: 272Collectionbens CollectionRatings: 92
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    This is a coincidence. Tomorrow Horst will publish a Video about Sealing a bottle of opened whisky.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7lzy-nhgI0
    Available on the:
    Munich (Germany - Bavaria) Montag, 19. Januar 2015, 03:00:00 CET UTC+1 hour
    San Francisco (U.S.A. - California) Sonntag, 18. Januar 2015, 18:00:00 PST UTC-8 hours

    I work for whisky.com
  • marksealey
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    Thanks very much, Ben; although I'm satisfied with - and grateful for - the replies that people have kindly given here, I would like to watch it.

    It's private (now?) though. Is there a password etc, please?

    TIA!

    -- Mark
  • ben Member, Administrator ben Joined: 01.07.2014Posts: 272Collectionbens CollectionRatings: 92
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    No, it was just a Youtube thing. All the not yet published Videos are shown as private.

    I work for whisky.com
  • marksealey
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    Thanks, Ben - Yes :smile:

    I suspect ParaFilm is only really worth the trouble for hugely expensive bottles left open for months or years. Wouldn't like to have to wrap-rewrap every night.

    And anyway - as everyone (here) has kindly said - let the angels have their share: it's minuscule!

    Thanks again…

    -- Mark
  • ben Member, Administrator ben Joined: 01.07.2014Posts: 272Collectionbens CollectionRatings: 92
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    :biggrin::biggrin:
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