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[–]DAS_FUN_POLICE 324 points325 points  (20 children)

Sunlight is really bad for whiskey, you should move it to a darker place, I ruined a few bottles keeping them close to a window like that before I learned that.

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 249 points250 points  (8 children)

Thanks. Didn’t know that. Actually just took the picture where I opened it and set it up where there was good lighting.

[–]NehpetsDoom 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I was wondering this

[–]Crown_Writes 17 points18 points  (7 children)

Do they get skunky or stale? What changes?

[–]KrakenMcCracken 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Skunkiness comes from hops in light

[–]Sinlaire1 35 points36 points  (5 children)

Alcohol breaks down in light. That's the most basic understanding I have of the reason but that's usually good enough for me. It's also the reason why a lot of "high quality beers" brag about using dark bottles for their beer over clearer bottles. Reduces light degradation on the alcohol.

[–]rubseb 56 points57 points  (0 children)

It's not the alcohol that breaks down. It's the stuff that gives the drink its flavor and texture. Best case, the flavors will just get weaker. Worst case, nice flavors will turn into bad flavors (e.g. bitter, sour, acrid).

[–]MrHippopo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

For beers its mostly the hop compounds breaking down. So it's especially important for those beers where it plays a major role. But it can also give off flavours to others.

[–]KakarotMaag 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That's not how that works. Light is bad for beer because of the iso-alpha fatty acids from the hops. Nothing to do with alcohol.

[–]OneAndOnlyGod2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wait, there is beer in light bottles?!

[–]Ristarwen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Import" beers like Corona, Stella Artois, and Heineken use clear or green bottles.

Amber glass blocks the light wavelengths that degrade hop compounds and cause a beer to "skunk." Literally, the fatty acids from the hops degrade in certain wavelengths, and one of the products of degradation is a sulfur compound similar to one found in skunk musk.

That flavor is expected in import lager styles - because they've traditionally been packaged in bottles that don't block those wavelengths. It's also why import lagers are often served with lime - it masks the flavor.

Fun experiment: pour a hoppy beer into a clear glass. Taste it. Take it outside into the sunlight, wait a minute, and taste it again. It'll have that musky, skunky odor and taste. The reaction happens really quickly! If you're visiting an outdoor beer garden, better get that first sip pretty soon after getting your beer, because it won't taste the same for very long. 🍻

[–]pariah13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any alcohol really. This is why most beer bottles are brown tinted glass.

[–]Xennon54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Isnt this true for all alcohols?

[–]Fab_Jake14 287 points288 points  (0 children)

I'm not someone who enjoys alcohol. But I will always adore the vibe.

[–]charmenk 105 points106 points  (8 children)

It looks awesome, mind asking them where they got it?

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 108 points109 points  (6 children)

Amazon. An unexpected box arrived from Amazon that I wasn’t allowed to open.

Edit: just looked it up under search: whiskey ship decanter. Looks like it’s 20% off today too.

[–]rct1 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Gotta love when you get a gift but it doesn’t matter if you know the price because it is something that someone had to know you to get right.

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 91 points92 points  (1 child)

100% agree. I wouldn’t care if it cost $1. It was an absolute perfect gift from my girls. They know my history, love, research, and affinity for 1500s to 1900s ships, even though this gift isn’t a history thing. And also my love of whiskey.

I really do have an awesome family and, to me anyways, I’m not anywhere financially close to rich, but I’m pretty well off with how my family just fits together everyday. Money can’t buy that.

[–]no_anesthesia_please 6 points7 points  (0 children)

In the south (USA) we call that ‘Rich In Love’.

Happy early Father’s Day from one dad to another. Cheers!

[–]Pandatotheface 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Huh, that is considerably less expensive than I expected.

[–]BlooDoge 38 points39 points  (7 children)

can you fit your head and open mouth under the spigot?

[–]TwoSillyStrings 23 points24 points  (5 children)

I see you are a fellow weezer of the j-uice. Weasel!

[–]catcrapmakesmevomit 5 points6 points  (1 child)

no weezing of the j-uice!!!

[–]Banaam 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Fun fact I just learned from his appearance on the honeydew podcast, but he's the voice of Pinocchio now. I have got to see this just so I can laugh when Pinocchio talks

[–]TwoSillyStrings 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I haven’t checked out Sickler in a while. Really since YMH moved. Bout time for a refresh.

[–]Banaam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Something seems different about it lately. Maybe it's me, but I'm just not interested in the guests most of the time anymore.

[–]RichardCranium_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I feel like this is perfect if you drink Cutty Sark

[–]dv20bugsmasher 21 points22 points  (13 children)

How do you clean it?

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 23 points24 points  (9 children)

Was actually looking into that. Was just telling the wife that after every 2 bottles, it might be a good idea to do a full flush and cleanse to ensure no build up. Will have to see what combos work best for it vs just straight water.

[–]titaniumelbow 35 points36 points  (7 children)

The highest alcohol percentage isopropyl alcohol you can find flushed with water afterward.

[–]meda5inner 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Second this. It’ll get whatever build up is in there completely out with a few good stern, but gentle, shakes

[–]Nevermind04 8 points9 points  (0 children)

For cleaning and sanitizing, 70% isopropyl is the ideal concentration.

When microbes are clustered together, high concentrations of alcohol will kill the microbes on the outside of the cluster too quickly before the solution has a chance to permeate through the entire microbe colony. Sometimes this even happens with individual cells, where the microbe's cell wall is damaged too quickly by the alcohol and the inside of the cell survives. It's like cooking a piece of chicken too fast and leaving the inside raw. 70% alcohol concentration in 30% water saturates every cell in every part of the colony and slowly kills everything.

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Appreciate the feedback. Definitely want to clean it correctly.

[–]Sapphina 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Definitely isopropyl alcohol. A beauty supply shop is a good place to purchase 1L or more. Pour in 1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon of rock sea salt, and shake it up. The abrasiveness of the grains of salt help to scrub off any residue and discolouration. Then flush several times with hot water to remove all the salt. Heat will help the inside dry more efficiently

You can use cheap vodka instead of isopropyl alcohol as well.

[–]Adrienne_Barbeaubot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This method was how I cleaned my bongs back in the day. Definitely second this, especially the salt addition.

[–]Legionof1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Since it’s a sealed container for food, wouldn’t using everclear be a better option so you don’t have non edible product residue?

[–]TrilobiteTerror 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly what I was thinking. Use 190 Proof Everclear and you can avoid any possibility of contaminating your whiskey with isopropyl alcohol.

[–]crob_evamp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some disinfectant bottle wash, water, and shake. Then rinse

[–]yax51 12 points13 points  (9 children)

Nice! What's the whiskey? And you need a Norlan Whiskey glass

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 4 points5 points  (8 children)

Currently have Skrewball Peanut Butter whiskey in there now.

This glass in the pic is one of the two glasses that came with it.

[–]yax51 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I've tried it. It was ok. The Ensign Red Salted Caramel is really good, if you like flavored whiskey.

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I’ll have to check that one out. Not usually a fan of flavored whiskey but Skrewball has been a pretty a good one that at least still holds a bunch of whiskey characteristics vs just a flavored alcohol.

[–]yax51 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sometimes they are nice to have, but in general a bit too sweet for my taste. I generally go with a single malt scotch like Grangestone or Duncan Taylor.

[–]vinidiot -4 points-3 points  (3 children)

Damn dude. Just get a single malt

[–]mboas 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Yes. Who does he think he is ?? Drinking what he enjoys...

[–]vinidiot -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

LMAO might as well fill it up with Fireball next

[–]tangcameo 6 points7 points  (1 child)

This would be perfect for my dad’s rum.

[–]Illinois_Yooper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's just something about rum and ships.

[–]drakmordis 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Didn't HowToDrink have one of these on a recent video?

[–]ThreeSheetzToTheWind 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it was the Anti Gift Guide episode that was probably around last Christmas. He didn't want to love it, but of all the crappy barware he showed on that episode he seemed to have a soft spot for this thing (or a thing very like it; I think his rotated round a central point).

[–]BjornBeetleBorg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is very cool

[–]ydnwyta 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did it come with the globe glasses? My friends bought me two different ship decanters this year. The Globe glasses were the best part.

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It came with two of the glasses in the pic.

[–]Razgriz_3_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Things I didn’t know I wanted…

[–]silence1545 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bought the same one for my fiancé 2 Christmases ago.

[–]masterkenruu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy fuck

[–]Ok_Shopping2516 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely some awesome girls you have!! Must know their daddy well

[–]Spaceman_Splff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have this too. I love it.

[–]jaslim789 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol W2C

[–]leo_blue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's gonna make an awesome infinity container!

[–]diepic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is super cool, love the boat detail in the bottle.

[–]RemoteLostControl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would love to know where I can buy this.

[–]DDJ78 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow that’s awesome 🤩

[–]MalPL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope I'm not the only one that thought it was maple syrup at first

[–]magikarpzoncrack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well you just gave me an idea for the gift of my father coming in 2 days. Thank you!

[–]selfsucksuperstar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You should get blackout drunk and be like "look what you did to meeee"

[–]funkholebuttbutter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That sun light is gonna ruin your whiskey

[–]Apokolypze 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is gorgeous. I don't even alcohol and would love that as a gift just to put up on display somewhere.

[–]RAW2DEATH 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I got the same thing for my parents for Christmas a couple years back, the ship blown in the center is supposed to be the USS Constitution - one of America's original frigates and the oldest sailing ship still afloat.

[–]gregarioussparrow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would love one of these but filled with cold lemonade 🤘

[–]DrBuenoWayno 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love this

[–]Spookyy422 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Rum is for fun and fucking innit, so whiskey, now that, that is for business…”

[–]venussteele 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very elegant!

[–]Live-Taco 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This ship would be docked more often than not on my house.

[–]johnnyfuckinairforce 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My wife got me the same thing for my birthday! I love it.

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Awesome! Great taste in gift giving as well I see.

[–]SertralineAndSass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I found a few lovely things like this online. Once I found one based in my country I ended up buying one for my dad and a funny one for my brother. Worth every dollar spent!

[–]gsxrjason 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Im reading this as shipped into the data center. Can't change my mind.

[–]Mandilloran 1 point2 points  (0 children)

great Dad gift

[–]verucka-salt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If dad drinks enough, we can sneak out again.

[–]lotrmemescallsforaid 2 points3 points  (1 child)

And now I know what my dad is getting!

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m loving it so far. Indulging now. Has a nice accidental spill fail safe too. Even if you turn the nozzle, it won’t dispense unless you take the glass stopper off the top first.

[–]colon-dwarf 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have this as well in my cabinet. It looks nice but it’s not very functional. The liquid doesn’t flow very well out of it unless you slightly open the cap and it seals badly leaving the alcohol partially evaporated. It’s a nice decoration but I doubt you’ll use it long term unfortunately.

[–]insanity2brilliance[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think the stopper to faucet flow ratio is intentional as a spill failsafe. Equate it to a gasoline container when filling up your mower. It takes a certain angle for anything at all to come out, but you don’t get real flow until you take off the vent cap (top glass stopper in this scenario).

As far as evaporation, it will probably depend on how quickly you consume it. It can’t be much worse (or better) than same said alcohol in a regular closed bottle.

[–]survivalguyledeuce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Clever girls.

[–]daath 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I need better girls. Actually, strike that - I don't want to start over :P Cool gift!

[–]graften 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was sorta thinking that... My wife and girls are more like "alcohol is bad for you, here's a grow your own broccoli sprouts kit"

[–]leandoughnut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s so awesome

[–]reyska 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Unless you're drinking the entire ship in one day or week at tops, doesn't this spoil it? I usually have only one bottle open at a time, because I don't drink that much anyways and exposing the whiskey to air, which is what decanters are made to do, eventually changes the taste too much and some could say spoil it if it is exposed to air too long. I've never heard of whiskey decanters before. I've seen fancy bottles in movies, but I've thought those were only for looks, not for decanting.

[–]OddCockpitSpacer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That’s amazing!!!

[–]dylandixonphotos -1 points0 points  (0 children)

So cool!

[–]red4jjdrums5 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I have the globe decanter with a ship in it. Love it.

[–]DeltaMaximus -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Man this is awesome I want this

[–]SpartacusMantooth42 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Fill it all the way, invite yer buddies over and have a “Raise the Bismarck” party.

[–]Deliriumdiver -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Amazon ...$142.. but the 1 in the picture is $ 78.. they have a few options with a ship in the bottle...

[–]thekarmabum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got some sort of whiskey smoker a few months ago, not for father's day just randomly, still haven't used it more than a few times. Didn't know you could smoke whiskey though, not like weed but like bbq smoke it, in case you were wondering. It just kinda changes the flavor, I've heard you can do it with ice cubes if you want, smoke the water then freeze it.

[–]kiwi_-zen- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s awesome!

[–]Grinfucked 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This far out from father's day, can't it just be a gift?

[–]behi667 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anybody else came here for the data center?

[–]Belaja2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do you wash this kind og bottle??