Your question: How long can you keep homemade liquor?

Which alcohol can be stored the longest?

The base liquors (e.g., brandy, gin, rum, tequila, vodka, and whiskey) are the most shelf-stable distilled spirits because they do not contain sugars. You can store these bottles for a very long time. Unopened, these liquors have an indefinite shelf life.

Does alcohol lose potency over time?

As time goes on it will lose its alcohol content, so after a decade or so the liquor may dip to below 25% abv. Keep an eye out, if not stored properly it may develop a strange odor and will need to be tossed.

How do you store liquor at home?

Keep it cool

For common distilled spirits, such as whiskey, vodka, gin, rum and tequila, the general rule of thumb is to store them at room temperature. Though some experts say the ideal range is slightly lower, between 55 and 60 degrees. Keeping them in a relatively cool place preserves them longer.

How long can you keep spirits for?

Most spirits have an incredibly long shelf life, and some will taste just as good 10 years after the first sip. That said, many spirit companies recommend storing your bottles in a cool, dark place and polishing them off within one to two years of opening.

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Can vodka spoil?

Does Vodka Go Bad? No, vodka really doesn’t go bad. If the bottle stays unopened, vodka shelf life is decades. … After about 40 or 50 years, an unopened bottle of vodka may have lost enough flavor and alcohol content—due to a slow, consistent oxidation—to be considered expired.

Is putting liquor in the freezer bad?

There’s no evidence that keeping liquor at freezer temperatures—even extremely cold freezer temperatures—has any lasting effect on the liquid in the bottle. … Just try drinking a room temperature Bud Light, and you’ll see the benefits that serving cold can provide.

What can you do with unwanted alcohol?

If nothing else, you can simply pour the alcohol down the drain. Gather your bottles of old liquor. You can safely pour two or so bottles down your sink’s drain without harming your septic system. Wait a few weeks before pouring out more alcohol if you need to.

How many bottles of alcohol can I keep at home?

So, the law states that no ‘individual’ can stock more than 18 litres of wine, beer, cider and alcopop and 9 litres of Indian and foreign liquor (whiskey, rum, gin, vodka) at home or for parties.

Is it OK to store liquor in the fridge?

The rule I use is: If it’s under 15% alcohol or if the base is wine, it goes in the fridge once it’s open. Spirits like whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, etc. don’t need to be refrigerated because the high alcohol content preserves their integrity.