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Feb 12, 2013 11:01 AM

Unopened Liquor Store Eggnog - Keep Refrigerated or Not?

Okay, I know this may sound like a dumb question, but I'll take my chances.

Was cleaning out the fridge today, & found an unopened bottle of "Old New England Eggnog". We're not eggnog people except around the holidays, & I obviously don't need it cluttering up the fridge until next Xmas.

Since the bottle isn't opened & the product is sold unrefrigerated, can I remove this bottle to the liquor cabinet & re-refrigerate it this coming November, or will the quality suffer because it was chilled?

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  1. I think the quality will suffer because it will be old, regardless of fridge/shelf.

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    1. re: splatgirl

      I thought that at first, but then I somehow couldn't picture liquor stores/companies throwing away all those unpurchased bottles of eggnog.

      1. re: Bacardi1

        Valid point. I dunno. I guess if you think it's going to survive the year, by the same logic, I would consider it a product that temperature abuse isn't going to bother too much.

    2. I think it'll be fine.
      I've always heard that real eggnog is considered at it's best when well aged. I doubt that transferring it from the fridge will hurt it (especially if you can store it in a cool, dark place).