I have a 20 or so year old bottle of rum is it still ok to drink? ?!

Question: I have a 20 or so year old bottle of rum is it still ok to drink!? !?
it appears to have floaty bits in it!. tho it's never been opened!.
what do you think!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

No, that bottle won't be any good!.

Please pack it up and ship it to me for proper disposal!.

My address will follow soon!.


Although some connoisseurs prefer fresh rum, most consumers prefer the more elegant taste of an aged spirit!. Today, almost all rum is aged in used oak barrels that once held whiskey or bourbon!. Aging can last from one to thirty years or more, making rum one of the most varied of the distilled spirits!. During the aging process the rum acquires a golden color that changes to a dark brown with time!.

Although some rum is bottled directly from the still, most rum is aged and then blended before it is bottled for consumption!. Once the spirit is bottled the benefits of age are arrested and little change occurs!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

Don't worry it's OK to drink!. At worst the little floaty bits are from the inside of the bottle top!. Spirits last indefinitely!. Even beer and wine last 20 years in a sealed bottle!. I once opened some cans of beer which were 16 years old!. They were undrinkable; the varnish from the insides of the cans had flaked off and formed a thick sludge!. So we distilled the alcohol and drank it!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

"floaty bits"!? hmm!. shake it!. do the "floaty bits" go away!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

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