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- Age Statement
Knowing the age of your whisky is very important. Whisky’s tend to increase in price exponentially as they age.
The age statement of a Whisky depends on how long it’s been in wood for.
So you can have a whisky that’s 20 years old – so that means it’s been in the barrel for 20 long years.
If you take it out of the barrel, and it stays 10 years in the bottle, then that’s still a 20 year old whisky.
So the amount of flavour and colour that these bring on in the barrel, that’s all dependant on how long they stay in oak for.
Secondly, well Whisky doesn’t increase in age in the bottle but it will most likely increase in rarity over time
Owning a rare bottle is very important when you are collecting
Either you can get a bottle that was produced in limited numbers where the number of bottles produced is displayed on the bottle itself.
Or you can aqcuire a bottle that was incredibly popular in its day.
An example is the Bowmore black 1964,bottled in 1994 at 30 years of age. This was released at only 80gbp on the high street, scored very well with critics, and following a buying frenzy and being drunk
only a few now remain.
It is hard to believe that in the 1990s you could buy a bottle of Black Bowmore for £70. With this latest sale we are now seeing bottles change hands for over 150 times that amount