Glenfiddich whisky barrels in warehouse. Photo: Glenfiddich
Explainer | Does a whisky’s age really matter? How barrel-ageing became Scotch standard
  • Modern distillers like America’s Lost Spirits sparked controversy for claiming they could condense a 20-year ageing process into just one week
  • Single malts have grown in popularity – Gordon & Macphail’s 80-year-old Glenlivet is the world’s oldest single malt and was auctioned in Hong Kong this year
10 Jan 2022 - 10:40AM