No Age Statement Whisky

Skyrocketing demand for whisky has created a shortage of aged barrels of whiskey; distilleries simply weren’t producing enough whiskey 10 years ago to meet today’s demand.

To satisfy the demand, prices of aged whiskies are going up and distillers are releasing bottles containing younger whiskies and omitting the age statement from the label – we refer to these as No Age Statement Whiskies.

Any age printed on a bottle must be of the youngest whisky in a barrel, which can often misguide consumers to align age with quality— the assumption being that older whiskies are better or higher quality.  This isn’t necessarily true- a 10yo whisky isn’t inherently better than a whisky that spent 5 years in a barrel, many factors impact flavour and quality, not just age.