Nothing But a Number

Nothing But a Number
Barrels at Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Ky. (Kristina Krug)
Mar 31, 2018

Not all whiskeys age the same and some don't taste better with time. To understand that incongruity, you have to shed the belief that age is the only gauge of quality. Wine Spectator's Jack Bettridge explains.

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