odd
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odd asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 4 weeks ago

Does Scotch age after it's been bottled or does it actually have to sit in oaken barrels for 12 years?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Unlike wine, whiskey does not mature in the bottle. So even if you keep a 12-year-old bottle for 100 years, it will always remain a 12-year-old whiskey. As long as the bottle is kept out of direct sunlight, the Scotch Whisky will not deteriorate, even if it is opened.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 week ago

    I've been thinking of an experiment in which I buy some young scotch and then add charred oak or activated charcoal tablets to it and wait a few years. Have a second bottle as a control. I suspect the one with the charcoal will taste better. But I'm not patient enough!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Scotch ages in the barrel, it stops ageing once bottled. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Once it's bottled, it just gets older, not better.

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  • Goerge
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No. Wine does age in the bottle but Scotch stops aging after it's bottled.

  • Brian
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Scotch doesn't age in the bottle.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Do you think they would use barrels if it didn't affect the aging process?

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