Introducing Viewer Mail! This Week: How To Properly Store Tequila Bottles

We get a lot of tequila questions sent to us via our website –anything from “What tequila is a must-try?” to “Where is a good place to get married in tequila country?”

Up until now, we’ve just been hitting reply, but then we thought, why not answer them publicly so everyone can get the answers! So, we’re happy to introduce a new segment called “Viewer Mail” where we answer readers’ questions on video. If we don’t have the answers, we’ll dig into our network of tequila experts to find the answers for you.

Our first question is about something many tequila lovers want to know: “How can I safely store my tequila treasure bottles?”

To find the answer, we asked our friend and tequila expert David Yan, marketing director of Casa Noble tequila in Mexico.

Do you have a tequila question you’d like to be answered on air? Send your questions using the form on the Contact Us page on our website and we’ll do our best to get to the bottom of it!

-Taste Tequila

4 Responses to “Introducing Viewer Mail! This Week: How To Properly Store Tequila Bottles”

  1. OK, but how about all those hundreds of half empty bottles I have? Wine cellar, yes, but is nitrogen helpful to preserve freshness? Replace corks with synthetic stoppers? Drink faster? Other suggestions?

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  2. Bleugene: No nitrous, that will not benefit the tequila. replacing DAMAGED corks is a good idea, but is they are in good condition, leave them on. One good indication of YOUR preservation environment is to check for “evaporation signs” in your bottles: are there “dew” drops INSIDE the bottle, over the empty bottle space?. That is a tell-tale sign of the dynamics inside your bottles, why? Becouse those dew-drops confirm the presence of condensation, and that will slowly, but steadily, change your tequila. Some people have bar displays that have a lot of direct light on the bottles, and in most cases (unless they are using LED´s or something like that) that light translates into HEAT, so all those heating-cooling events will also interfere with the bottle condition, including its contents. The BEST way is to Keep them in a dry, cool place with very little air circulation.

    On rare ocassions )just like I showed on the video), bottles with old/loose cork tops give way to mold (specially in tropical areas where humidity is high) and THAT will chew away the cork and taint the tequila for sure, no mater if the plastic seal is on: I have several bottles I can show you that have that situation going.

    Enjoy!
    DY

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  3. Not too long ago I bought a bottle of Chinaco Reposado at the local liquor store. I tasted it and it was terrible and I had to dump it out. I know that something had to be wrong with this bottle because I had heard too many good things about this tequila, so I believe the bottle must have been “corked”. Is there any way to tell if a new, unopened bottle of tequila is “corked” before buying it?

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  4. Scarlet I am that lucky bastard with cases of Casa Noble Reposado 1994 and 1995.. Just watched your video with David Yan. You all did a great job and I thank you. One thing Dave mentioned was removing obviously bad corks and replacing them to slow down the evaporation or spoilage. Two questions….1. Where do I find the correct corks for these rare bottles and since all bottles remain sealed will that de-value the collectable bottle? Again…thank you so much …job well done. Tommy White, Oklahoma City

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