How to Store Expensive Whisky?

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The value of collectible bottles is now more intimately tied to the worlds of art and timepieces than it is to the world of alcohol or bartending.

If you have a collection (or even just a few bottles), you should store them properly. So, how to keep costly whiskey?

How to store?

If there isn't a cold storage facility in your neighborhood, you should store high-quality whisky in the coolest room of your home.

How to store?

That way, no alcohol evaporation, also known as the "angel's share" by industry insiders, will be taken away, decreasing the value of the bottle.

How to keep them?

Whisky must be stored upright, unlike wine. Whisky should be stored upright to avoid sediment buildup, unlike wine.

How to keep them?

If a bottle is kept on its side, the strong alcohol content will dissolve the cork, allowing whisky to escape.

In what light condition to store it?

Keep bottles in the dark to preserve labels. This will also affect the whisky's future value, as mint labels are worth more than damaged ones.

Keep these considerations in mind the next time you decide to purchase some Luxury Whisky, and enjoy the results of your labor. Slainte, cheers, and thank you!

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