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Ask Adam: Why Do Some Bourbons Not Include Age Statements?

7 days ago   |   By Vine Pair

Age statements are a tricky beast. When it comes to bourbon , we love the idea of drinking something with a bit of age on it, but often age alone is not what creates the most delicious liquid. Let me explain.
Almost all bourbon, unless it is single barrel bourbon , is created by blending several different barrels of whiskey together in order to create the most delicious liquid possible - that is why the role of master blender in bourbon is so important. When an age statement is stamped on a bottle of bourbon, the distillery is legally bound to not include a single drop in that bottle that...
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