Fact 2 – The Age of Whiskies
The law is quite strict about what can be classed as whisky: It has to have been matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least 3 years. Usually the whisky in blended ones is at least 5 years old – that means that the whisky has been in the cask for 5 years. If there is a statement of age on the blended whisky, then this is the youngest whisky in the blend. Unlike wine, whisky doesn’t continue to mature in the bottle. Single malt whiskies are usually at least 10 years old and can be as old as 50 years.
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