To my horror (or delight ), I got back from work today (Friday) and Fedex had delivered the package early. No-one was home to sign for the delivery, and my whisky had been sitting in direct sun at 112 degrees for four hours!
Anyway, I opened the box, none of the bottles are cracked, but one has obviously seeped through the cork stopper, and both bottles were very warm to the touch.
OK, so could this heating have been deleterious to the whisky contained within?
You're right about it being hot, and it'll stay this way until mid September! My wife, young son and I were back in northern England a couple of weeks ago visiting my family, the weather was nice and cool, and the beer deliciously warm.
I suppose that I will have to taste my whiskies this evening. I sort of know what to expect with the Highland Park, but it is a long, long time since I had Longrow that I doubt I can remember it, although it ought to be like a Springbank but with loads of juicy smoke overtones (maybe some iodine?).
The problem with this is if your not sure how the whisky tastes you don't know whether it is affected or not
Hope all is all right though ....
Also, if anyone else has any commentary on the 115 degree heat (120 the other day, unbearable) and its affect on whisky, I'd appreciate hearing it.
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