What are the pros and cons of “Non Age Statement” Whisky

What is a no age statement whiskey?

Simple. NAS is short for No Age Statement Whisky. It’s the spirit is bottled, without its maturation age being stated on the label. It all came about because of simple market economics: a surge of demand for Whisky in the last five to ten years meaning aged stocks have been depleted.

Does cheap whiskey get better with age?

Unlike wines, distilled spirits do not improve with age once they are in the bottle. As long as they are not opened, your whiskey, brandy, rum, and the like will not change and they will certainly not mature further while they wait on the shelf.

Does age matter in whisky?

The truth is, whether your taste buds prefer a whiskey that is aged in an oak barrel for several years or for decades, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that distillers are praised for their impeccable craftsmanship and create exciting new spirits to challenge current norms. Happy tasting!

How old is bourbon with no age statement?

The use of new charred barrels and the temperature swings in a Kentucky warehouse both mean that bourbon matures more quickly. When a bourbon is labeled as “straight,” it must be at least 2 years old, and if it’s older than 4 years, no age statement is required.

What does NAS stand for in bourbon?

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In modern times, whisky companies are hopping on the NAS or ‘no age statement‘ bandwagon because it’s time for a much-needed change in the whisky industry (and a bigger whisky market for the newfound whisky fans around the world!).

What is the youngest whiskey?

If a bottle of Scotch whisky shows an age statement, e.g. “12 Years Old” means that the youngest whisky in the bottle is at least 12 years old. Scotch is bottled at a variety of ages, from 3 years to 50 years. Grain whisky is most often used between 3 and 5 years old in blended whisky brands.

How long does whiskey last unopened?

If sealed correctly, scotch whiskey has a shelf life between 6 months to 2 years, whereas an opened bottle of wine can only last for a few days. Proper storage of unopened whiskey gives it a shelf life of about 10 years.

Does whiskey expire?

If the bottle is at least half full, it lasts one to two years, but if it’s almost empty, with only a quarter or less whiskey left, it’ll expire in about six months. Basically, the more whiskey in the bottle, the longer it’ll last, because less oxygen will have made its way into the bottle.