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Cocktails/shelf life


Hello David, my first question is shelf life of liquors, not realizing that vermouth is actaully wine i left in in my bar for quite sometime, and some fruit fly's were swimming in it. I know that wiskey, and scotch can stay room temp, should the baileys be refridgerated? also is is safe to keep a bottle of wiskey with the pourer on and not the cap? also i would like to stock my bar with most of what i would need with out going crazy.
basicially im trying to determine what goes in the fridge and what can stay in the bar.

Thank you

Hello Joe,
I'm sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I've been doing some work on my website and haven't had the time.
By midnite Monday I'll have the answer to your question in a new section on my website,
I'll be doing some computer maintanance on Sunday and will have everything posted by midnite Monday.
Thanks for your patience,


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David D. Tucker


I can answer almost any Bartending question you may have. I've been Bartending for over 30 years in a variety of environments including fast-paced "Nite Club" tending as well as Fine Dining "Cocktail" tending. In that time I have been a Bartender,Manager, and an Owner.


I train new Bartenders,Barbacks,and Servers. I also train Tableside Wine Service. I am a Martini, Manhattan, and Old Fashioned expert. These are Cocktails that are essential for any Bartender to know how to make properly. I can assist in party planning for big and small parties. I also do a Bar Operations Consulting Service and can be contacted at my own website: I currently Bartend at Yono's/DP an American Brasserie at 25 Chapel Street in downtown Albany, NY.

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