• Can Maturation be Slowed Down for Extra-Old Whiskeys?

    6 days ago - By Chuck Cowdery

    Deep inside Buffalo Trace's perfectly innocuous Warehouse P is an unexpected sight, a huge silver door. What could it be?
    Let's have a look, shall we?
    What's this? Whiskey barrels? In a giant refrigerator?
    Yep. What happens when you age whiskey for more than about 15-years in a conventional Kentucky warehouse? Most of it goes to heaven. When distilleries harvest their oldest barrels, many come out dry. The rest contain a mere fraction of what went into them originally.
    But what is left often can be sold for hundreds, even thousands of dollars a bottle.
    It is no secret that barrels for...
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