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Old 11-07-2011, 10:48 PM   #101
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I use marbles or smaller bottles, but marbles let you keep the spirit in the same bottle which looks nicer than using different bottles.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:49 PM   #102
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Default Balance oxidation against alcohol heat

Interesting point about the oxidation. Fortunately nothing in my collection worth drinking alone has been open for six months. However I do find that time has been very kind to several rums. I have a Zaya that for the first month was overshadowed by the heat of the alcohol. It's now very smooth and enjoyable!
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:36 AM   #103
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I find that it has to do with degree of oxidation. A certain amount of oxidation is essential to the maturation process. It has to do with the length of the chain of molecules. Long chains should be retained while short chains are welcome to leave. But oxidation is essential to the formation of long chains.

Your post is very interesting. After opening the bottle some oxidation process takes place. Thanks for sharing this information.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #104
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I just recently had a friend give me a bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, it is about 7 years old, and has been opened twice according to him. It still looks normal, and smells normal, should it be safe to drink?
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #105
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I just recently had a friend give me a bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, it is about 7 years old, and has been opened twice according to him. It still looks normal, and smells normal, should it be safe to drink?
Yes, that should be safe to drink. Stored in a closed bottle, rum should stay more-or-less good indefinitely. Oxidation could change the taste, but wouldn't impact the safety in any way.

The one drawback to that bottle is that, even after 7 years, it's still Captain Morgan
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #106
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Yes, that should be safe to drink. Stored in a closed bottle, rum should stay more-or-less good indefinitely. Oxidation could change the taste, but wouldn't impact the safety in any way.

The one drawback to that bottle is that, even after 7 years, it's still Captain Morgan
Yes I know, I'm not really a collector, but Rum is my favorite drink. Sadly my favorite that I've had is Sailor Jerrys. I prefer cheapo san juan over Captain.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:52 AM   #107
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Yes I know, I'm not really a collector, but Rum is my favorite drink. Sadly my favorite that I've had is Sailor Jerrys. I prefer cheapo san juan over Captain.
Nothing wrong with Jerry's I shoot this regularly with my friends
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:12 AM   #108
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Thumbs up don,t let your rum oxidate

I only open the next bottle of rum when the other bottle is emtied.
So you can have 10 bottles rum or more but when jou have only 1 open
then there,s no time for the rum to oxidate!
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:55 AM   #109
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Well! And here I had uncharitable thoughts about the Screech we had at a Newfoundlander's house a while back. I thought he might have a teenager who was using the classic "top-it-up-with-water" trick. I now suspect that he might not drink, and that the bottle may have been sitting in the house for some time. Hmm. Screw top though...

Time to get at that "It cost how much?!" Zacapa before the YLB gives up on me and quits stocking it.

And I'd better see what else I have that has a cork in it.
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It wouldn't hurt, especially the nice bottles you have, to use "wine gas."
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