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What Makes Aged Whiskey So Expensive?

December 01, 2016

In a world obsessed with young and fresh, the whiskey market goes against the grain. What is considered to be the best tasting, and most expensive whiskey, tend to be those that have aged considerably. To understand what causes the higher cost, you need to understand how age is affecting the flavor. The whiskey world was buzzing earlier this year when the exclusive Bowmore brand announced that it would be releasing a super-premium scotch. This fifth, and final, installment in the Black Bowmore Series has been locked inside the distillery’s number one vault for 50 years. “Black Bowmore The Last Cask” was first distilled on November 5th, 1964 at the Bowmore distillery on Islay. History was in the making as...

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