Does brandy spoil?

Got a really old bottle of brandy from a friend. Like really old. Possibly 1800s or earlier era. So old that when i opened it and pulled off the wrapping to get to the cork, the cork was like jello. There is also nasty slime like floaties in it. If i filter it would it be safe to drink? It looks pretty nasty tbh but smells okay

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  • 1 month ago

    Brandy does not. Corks do.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Brandy doesn't spoil, unless it was made at home and someone goofed. It seems that the cork dissolved and spoiled the drink. This may have been caused by it not being properly seated in the bottle, which allowed air of some contaminate to enter it. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No brandy doesn't spoil but it could be contaminated with something that makes it unpleasant to drink - in your case by a decomposing cork!

    There's little if any chance of any bacteria surviving in brandy as it is at least 40% alcohol.

    Filter the bits out and taste and smell it. If it seems okay, it is okay.

  • 1 month ago

    No, but corks can. Filter it through a fine mesh screen, then through coffee filters and hopefully you will be rid of cork slime and down to the brandy.

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