Could this affect the taste/flavor/smell in the long run?
To say the least I was shocked.
Oliver wrote:Remember the Bowmore 40 comes with a weekend in the Bowmore guest quarters on Islay so that makes it all worth it Rolling Eyes
Does it include airfaire from anywhere in the world?
And the company of the proverbial French Whore?
Robb, I assume that was in the shop in Ailes on St-Catherine...lots of interesting expensive stuff there, a great deal of it actually intended to be drunk. Whether anyone who spends $10,000 on a bottle (even if it is Canadian) will actually drink it, or save it as a collectible investment, is an open question. Such a person has more money than sense, in my book.
As for light, whisky is not as susceptible to UV as beer is--it's compounds in hops that produce that skunky aroma when subjected to UV, and whisky has no hops. Normally it's not something you have to worry about. I wouldn't store a bottle where it would be subjected to direct sunlight, but that's just good sense for any bottled product.
The shop in question has a lot of interesting high-end stuff, particularly Douglas Laing bottlings, as well as cognac, armagnac, and even four or five calvados. Calvadoses. Whatever.
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