bscepter wrote:from what i've read, unlike wine, whisky does NOT mature in the bottle. so once it leaves the cask, it can be drunk now or in 40 years and not make a difference.
"Maturation" with whisky is the interaction of the spirit and the wood, so no, whisky can't mature in glass. However, over time the whisky can alter. Something called old bottle effect (OBE).