Can peach schnapps ever deteriorate because of time?

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  1. Howard

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    If I keep an unopened bottle for 15 years and open it, will it be as good as when it was first purchased?
     
  2. JohnCU

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    anything can deteriorate, smell it
     
  3. The Boston Dangler

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    if it's kept out of the light, especially in a dark bottle, it should be fine. only wine continues activity after bottling.
     
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    Continues what?

    And you're wrong. Some beers are bottle conditioned.
     
  5. The Boston Dangler

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    continues fermentation, flavoring, or other chemical changes intended as maturity. especially something like schnapps - not exactly centuries old craftsmanship like decent wine or brown liquor.

    can you tell me more about these bottle-conditioned beers?
     
  6. biggestmuff

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    That would require the bottle to contain yeast and sugar which would clearly be visible as sediment in the bottle.

    That's exactly what a bottle conditioned beer is.
     
  7. Squisher

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    I have thrown away stuff like schnapps because it developed little wisps of dark discoloration. I assumed it was mold and pitched it, but we are talking maybe 5-10 years here.

     
  8. waffleironhead

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    FWIW, when i make homemade liquors, they have a peak of flavor around 2 1/2 to 3 years. after that the flavor gets weaker/less pleasant. These bottles are capped so its not air infiltration.
     
  9. Howard

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    This bottle is far out of style and has crazy dust on it. I don't know how old it is.

    The style of price sticker still on it reminds me of the ones used in the early 90s.
     
  10. Gibsons

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    What % alcohol is it? Most things 80 proof or more have very long shelf lives. Another thing is just how airtight is the seal. Even a little bit of leakage will allow alcohol to evaporate out over such a long period, but you can probably spot this by seeing how full the bottle is.
     
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    Err, you are the cooking guy and you are asking this kind of question?

    Videotape you drinking it and stream to a friend so he can post it for you sine you will not be in condition to :)


    Joking aside, snapps should be good for a long time, assuming it is unopened. 15 might be pushing it though since oxidation would have definitely got to it.
     
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    Your question is fundamentally flawed in that it implies that peach schnapps is good to begin with!

     
  13. Howard

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    Do you know what deteriorate means?
     
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    Yes, it's what this thread is about to do ;)
     
  15. Turin39789

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    google then wiki can -

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottle_conditioned

    "Filtered beer tends to have a relatively short shelf life, rarely more than a year, as many compounds in the sterile beverage break down into unpleasant tasting ones. Live yeast inside the bottle acts against these processes, giving the beverage a much longer shelf life. A good bottle conditioned beer can maintain its drinkability for many years, and some can be aged for decades"
     
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    Westmalle Triple is absolutely heavenly. Good choice for the picture in the article.:thumbsup:
     
  17. Modelworks

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    From the web

     
  18. biggestmuff

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    You should see my beer run purchases from the other night. I bought $136 worth of mainly Belgian beers.

    4-pack Duvel
    4-pack Delerium Nocturnum
    2, 750ml bottles of Westmalle Triple
    4-pack St Bernardus Abt 12
    6-pack Weyerbacher Merry Monks'
    6-pack Stoudt's Triple
    4-pack Pater Dubbel
    4-pack Palo Santo Marron