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Cocktails & Spirits

"Why Ultra-Aged Spirits are Ripping You Off"

patsully | Aug 14, 201908:48 AM     6

"If you sip a 40-year-old Bourbon or 50-year-old Scotch, you’re basically sipping on oak tannins, bragging rights, a sense of history and little else."

I've always assumed as much, but good to have some helpful guidelines:
- Bourbon and rum: Best aged 5-12 years
- Scotch whisky: Best aged 12–25 years
- Armagnac: Best aged up to 50 years

Why Ultra-Aged Spirits are Ripping You Off

Can spirits like Scotch and Bourbon age too long? Absolutely. Here's why you should skip over-aged bottles, and a guide to the best years for your spirits...

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