How long does it take for bourbon to age?

How long does it take for bourbon to age?

Bottled (like other whiskeys) at 80 proof or more (40% alcohol by volume) Bourbon has no minimum specified duration for its aging period. Products aged for as little as three months are sold as bourbon.

Who makes 40-year-old Bourbon?

The rare spirits brand is owned by Sazerac, the same parent company as Buffalo Trace distillery. It’s unusual to hear of a bourbon being released 40 years after it was barreled. But this isn’t a 40-year-old whiskey either. Confused? Stick with us here.

What does 20 year old Bourbon taste like?

Bourbon gets more flavor in a shorter time from the virgin, charred oak, meaning a 20 year old bourbon and a 20 year old single malt scotch aren’t comparable at all. The longer a bourbon stays in the barrel, the more the barrel’s influence comes through in the flavor of the final product, ranging from sweet vanilla to peppery spice.

How old is a 40 year old whisky?

Once a whisky is bottled it ceases its maturation, unlike wine which continues to age in the bottle, so Forty year old whisky is frozen in time and will be considered 40 forever.