I have this classic bottle of Jack Daniels, 1 liter. Before serving it, I planned to chill it down a bit in a freezer (-17°C) for couple of hours. I know the alcohol freezing point is way below commercial -17°C (1°F), but I wonder is there any chance the bottle might burst inside the freezer?

I had some bursting of the spirits before, though those spirits were lower in the grade.

  • 1
    out of interest why do you need it that cold? – MD-Tech Jun 16 '17 at 8:14
  • The thing is, I dont. I assumed to make it ice cold and serve it like that. But after reading some articles, people advice not to do that, as it kills the flavor. I have moved it to fridge. – Wexoni Jun 16 '17 at 8:16
  • 1
    For good whisk(e)y I would advise serving it at room temperature but, since this is just JD, chilling it won't do much damage. are you planning to use it neat or with a mixer? I'd recommend adding ice if its with a mixer instead of chilling as the mixer will take away most of the flavour anyway – MD-Tech Jun 16 '17 at 8:22
  • There is a group of people with different taste. Some of them want it with rocks, some with Coke and some neat. I prepared some icecubes, chilled some coke to meet everyones requirements. Do you have any idea how to make it better, in terms of serving or ant other idea? – Wexoni Jun 16 '17 at 8:24
  • I'm the wrong person to ask as I abhor JD since there are much better american whiskies at the same price point without the needless attempts to make a mass produced product sound like a cottage industry. – MD-Tech Jun 16 '17 at 8:27

Putting a bottle Jack Daniels into the freezer for a couple of hours or so should be okay.

The average home freezer is about -17 C (-1 F). This is cold enough to freeze your food and ice, but not cold enough to freeze the average bottle of 80-proof liquor.

Water freezes at 0 C (32 F) and the freezing point of pure ethanol alcohol is -114 C (-173.2 F). Alcoholic beverages are a mixture of both alcohol and water (in some cases, sugars and other additives as well) so the freezing point of your alcoholic beverages is somewhere in between.

The exact freezing point of vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey and liqueurs (as well as wine and beer) is dependent on its alcohol by volume (or its proof).

The Freezing Temperatures of Alcohol

40 Proof Liquor 20%: -7 C (22 F) Includes many low-proof liqueurs like Irish cream. If left in a really cold freezer too long, these may get slushy, but this is rare.

64 Proof Liquor 32%: -23 C (-10 F) A liqueur like amaretto and a flavored whiskey like Fireball would fall in this range. These should be okay in the freezer.

80 Proof Liquor 40%: -27 C (-17 F) Includes most standard base liquors like gin, vodka, whiskey, etc. You're clear for the freezer! - Is Your Beer, Wine, and Liquor Safe in the Freezer?


| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.