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Ask a Beverage Pro: Why Do Wine and Beer Age in Bottles, but Spirits Don't?

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Often praised for how it contributes aromas, flavors, and complexity, the process of alcohol aging is most commonly associated with barrels. Synonymous with spirits such as whiskey , rum , and brandy , producers of wine and beer also employ the practice, albeit to a lesser extent.
Beyond prevalence - and indeed the use of barrels - something else sets apart the aging of spirits and that of wine and beer. Namely that when spirits find their final resting and serving vessel , their evolution and development is all but complete. But for wine and beer, a next stage of aging awaits - bringing...
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