Cocktails & Spirits

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to drink or not?

MinnesotaP | Dec 17, 2011 07:36 PM

I have a very expensive bottle of Armagnac that has been stored in its original box, unopened - in a wine cellar for over 10 years. Today i decided to open it -- and discovered a break in the original cork -- which has leaked brandy out slowly for the past 10 years. About 1/4 of the bottle is gone due to leak or evaporation.

My nose does not pick up any foul smelling bacteria -- but this obviously has been exposed to air for some time. Color and clarity is OK -- taste is slightly flat from what I would expect. Maybe not the best for sipping but could be used in other ways.

Any risk of health related contamination?

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