Of course, alcohol lasts for a shorter period of time if it is not stored properly. In addition, drinks that have a low percentage of alcohol will decline in quality over time because of the other ingredients in the bottle - the above dates are for pure alcohol. But remember, liquor, like a lot of other drinks, does not have a sell by date or a use by date so you must rely on your senses.
How to tell if Liquor is bad, rotten or spoiled?
Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent food born illness. Some common traits of bad alcohol are discoloration and a foul smell.
Properly stored pure hard liquor that has not been opened should not go bad and remain forever.
There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled drinks, so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy you drinks before their shelf life has expired!
How to store Liquor to extend its shelf life?
You can help alcohol stay fresh longer by storing it in cool, dry and dark place away heat.
You can also place your alcohol in a refrigerator or freezer (a home freezer isn't cold enough to freeze hard liquor). But, like any product should remain constant and not exposed to many temperature changes. Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.
How long is Liquor good for when prepared in a dish?
How long does alcohol last? That depends. How long does orange juice last? In general, alcohol will be the longest lasting ingredient in any recipe but save other ingredients from spoiling at some point.
What are our shelf life resources?
In determining how long Liquor lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Liquor.
*An important note about expiration dates...
Although the Liquor shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care prefessional. Please drink responsibly!