Aging Bourbon For Too Long Has An Opposite Effect Than You'd Expect

Letting bourbon age for too long may actually harm its flavor!

Aged Bourbon in Barrels
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Aged Bourbon in Barrels

For years, the age stated on a bourbon label has been a key factor in assessing its value, with the assumption that older means better. However, the world of bourbon is far more nuanced than a mere aging process. In reality, letting bourbon mature for too long can potentially compromise its flavor. This article delves into the intricacies of bourbon aging, exploring the delicate balance between time and taste that distillers meticulously navigate to create the perfect pour.