Bourbon is a spirit that can be enjoyed for many years if it is stored properly. Whether you want to store it for a special occasion or you have already enjoyed some of it and want to store it for another day, here are some tips on how to store your bourbon to maintain the highest quality.
Storing Bourbon Before You Open the Original Bottle
- Store the bottle in a cool, dark place. The ideal temperature for storing bourbon is between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Keep the bottle away from direct sunlight. Sunlight can cause the bourbon to spoil.
- Store the bottle upright. This will help to prevent the cork from drying out and crumbling.
Storing Bourbon After Having Opened the Original Bottle
- Store the bottle in a cool, dark place. The same temperature range applies as for unopened bottles.
- Keep the bottle sealed tightly. This will help to prevent the bourbon from oxidizing and losing its flavor.
- If you are not going to finish the bottle in a short period of time, you can transfer the bourbon to a smaller bottle. This will reduce the amount of air in the bottle and help to preserve the flavor.
- Avoid storing bourbon in the refrigerator or freezer. The cold temperatures can cause the bourbon to become cloudy and lose its flavor.
- Do not store bourbon in a humid environment. The humidity can cause the cork to dry out and crumble.
- If you are storing bourbon for a long period of time, you can consider using a wine cellar or other type of climate-controlled storage unit.
- The type of container that you use to store bourbon can also affect its flavor. Glass is the best option, as it will not interact with the bourbon. Plastic and metal containers can impart flavors to the bourbon.
- If you are storing bourbon for a long period of time, it is important to check the bottle periodically for signs of spoilage. If the bourbon becomes cloudy or develops a strange odor, it should be discarded.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your bourbon will be stored properly and will last for many years to come.
Cumberland Falls Bourbon
Cumberland Falls Bourbon is a small batch bourbon made in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass. We use only the finest ingredients, including 51% corn, rye, and barley, and we age our bourbon in new, charred oak barrels for at least two years. The result is a bourbon with a smooth, complex flavor that is perfect for sipping neat or mixing into cocktails.