Safe Ways to Store Liquor at Home

Whether you like to relax at home with a drink, or often have friends and family round for all-night parties, it’s important to have a safe place to store your liquor.

In this guide, we bring you some top tips about how to store your liquor safely and keep it in prime condition.

Jimmy bar cabinet

Store at room temperature

Most spirits should be kept at room temperature or just under to remain in prime condition.

Keeping your liquor in a cool part of your home will help to preserve its flavor and taste. When alcohol becomes heated it expands and can evaporate more quickly. Storing your opened bottle of liquor in a warm place can cause it to oxidize faster which can alter its taste, although it will remain perfectly fine for consumption.

So, to ensure that your liquor tastes as good as it did the day you opened it, especially those bottles you just get in for occasional guests that remain open for months at a time, make sure you store it in a cool place.

Keep away from sunlight

While you may like to display your liquor bottles so guests can see what they have to choose from, don’t leave your liquor out in direct sunlight.

Exposure to sunlight will adversely affect the quality of your alcoholic beverages, altering color and flavor. If you want to show off your collection, opt for a liquor cabinet that you can open up after sundown with all of your bottles lined up on display.

Use locked cabinets

Keep children safe and stop teenagers from sampling your expensive bottles behind your back with a lockable liquor cabinet.

If you like to stock up and have a good selection of liquor ready for the holidays or other events, it makes sense to keep your alcohol under lock and key. This will protect both your household and your liquor. It also helps to make more of an occasion out of enjoying a relaxing beverage, removing it from the sphere of the everyday.

Liquor cabinets often have space for glassware and a dedicated area for mixing your drinks. This makes them a great all-in-one solution for storing your liquor, showing it off, and getting it ready to be enjoyed.

Liquor cabinets are the best way to store your liquor and come in a huge range of styles, shapes, and sizes, so you’re sure to find one to match your decor.

Wandelina wooden minibar

Consider a bar cart

If you don’t have the space for a dedicated liquor cabinet or tend to enjoy drinks out on your deck, porch, or patio, then you may want to consider a bar cart to store and serve your liquor at home.

While it does not give you the same security or sunlight-blocking protection as a lockable drinks cabinet, you can wheel it to wherever your party is at. However, if you have a young family at home, it may be best to still rely upon a locked liquor cabinet for day-to-day storage and transfer your drinks of the night to the cart for easy outdoor serving.

Bar liquor cabinets

Opting for a large liquor cabinet with a flat top can make a great all-in-one unit for mixing and serving your drinks, as well as providing an entertaining area that you can sit or stand at.

Ranging from small to large versions, if you like to have a dedicated corner of your home for sitting down to a drink with a friend, then a bar liquor cabinet makes a great way to safely store your liquor as well as proving a focal point.

Kitchen cabinets

If you have a spare kitchen cabinet and are just looking to store a bottle or two out of the kids’ reach, then a high kitchen cabinet could well be your best bet for safely storing your liquor.

While it’s not going to be the best way to show off your collection, to stop people helping themselves while you’re out, or to make serving easy, it makes a great improvisation, keeping your alcohol out of sunlight and away from younger family members.

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