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It’s the age of the content, not the container

August 18, 2010

This entry prompted by a non-whisk(e)y forum “discussion”. One of the comments was that a bottle of 21YO MacAllan had been sitting, opened, for more than 3 years so now it was more like 25 years old. I pointed out that it was still only a 21YO MacAllan because the whisky, unlike wine, does not continue to age in the bottle.

Then there are the cases of Shackleton Whisky found in the Antarctic. The whisky is nowhere near 100YO, but the bottles are so what the world has is 100 year old bottles of whisky, not bottles of 100 year old whisky.

Slainte !!!

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