Broken Cork

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RobertJM
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Broken Cork

Postby RobertJM » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:10 am

Good Evening,

New to the forum and first post.

This might well have been dealt elsewhere and be a simple question.

I have a bottle of 16 year old Lagavulin, which has just had its cork break in half. The bottle is 90% full so I don't want to get rid of it.

I don't have any corks spare that would fit and want to know what is the best thing to do to seal the bottle? Can I buy a regular bottle stopper, for wine/other bottles, or would that be an incomplete seal?

Many thanks in advance.

David.goelles
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Re: Broken Cork

Postby David.goelles » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:33 am

You can definitely buy a regulsar bottle stopper as long as it seals the Bottle so there is no real Oxygen Exchange.
So anything that closes the bottle shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Broken Cork

Postby Eldoras » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:44 pm

Get a decanter and transfer over

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Re: Broken Cork

Postby WhiskyEnthusiast » Thu May 25, 2017 5:07 pm

I would decant it as well. Easiest way of getting rid from cork. Do the same with my wines. Always, no the matter with cork.

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Re: Broken Cork

Postby lincoln imp » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:23 pm

only use a decanter that has a really good snug fitting stopper otherwise air will get to it very quickly and you will end up throwing it out.

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Re: Broken Cork

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:21 pm

lincoln imp wrote:only use a decanter that has a really good snug fitting stopper otherwise air will get to it very quickly and you will end up throwing it out

I agree 100%. Decanter stoppers are notoriously variable in terms of offering a proper seal. And while I realize you don't have a spare cork at the moment, broken corks are the reason I always keep a bag full of spare ones (from emptied whisky bottles) on hand. In a pinch, you could also temporarily use some food wrap tightened over the top of the bottle with an elastic band.


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