Does Scotch age after it's been bottled or does it actually have to sit in oaken barrels for 12 years?
- David B.Lv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
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.
- D50Lv 61 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!
- Fred3663Lv 74 weeks ago
Scotch ages in the barrel, it stops ageing once bottled.
- Bubba GubbinsLv 74 weeks ago
Once it's bottled, it just gets older, not better.
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- GoergeLv 74 weeks ago
No. Wine does age in the bottle but Scotch stops aging after it's bottled.
- BrianLv 64 weeks ago
Scotch doesn't age in the bottle.
- BillLv 74 weeks ago
Do you think they would use barrels if it didn't affect the aging process?