20 Year Old
20 Year Old Whisky at The Rare Malt Whisky Company
20 Year Old Whisky is one of the most popular age statements in the whisky trade. The age statement represents the number of years that the liquid was ageing in the cask before being bottled. Despite what you may have heard, older isn’t necessarily better when it comes to rare whisky. It is likely, however, that the older the whisky, the more rare it is. Therefore, if the main attribute you are looking for is uniqueness, then older whiskies are for you.
Why is 20 Year Old Whisky Popular?
It is understood that 20 year old whisky is extremely popular due to two main factors. On one hand, 20 years is enough time for a whisky to have developed complexity and depth. Yet on the other hand, 20 year old whisky is young enough to have the amount of stock required for it to remain affordable.
Age Statements Explained
Age statements determine the quality and value of each bottle of whisky. Scottish whisky specifies a minimum age period of three years, and considering the length of time it takes for malt to mature, typically the age of a good whisky is 5 to 10 years. An important fact to remember is that some of the whisky in the bottle may be older than the stated age. However, the stated age is the youngest possible age of whisky in that bottle. It is better, therefore, to think of the age statement as a minimum age declaration.
How Much Should Be Spent on Whisky?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions from our customers. The answer is, unfortunately, different from bottle to bottle and sometimes customer to customer. There is no denying that there are people all over the world being charged far too much for bottles that are either counterfeit whisky, or else simply not worth the money. You should always purchase your rare whisky from certified suppliers such as The Rare Malt Whisky Company. The best advice we can offer you, is to seek help from a professional whisky supplier. If you are looking for something in particular we offer a service dedicated to sourcing specific bottles for clients.