Got such thing like "if hard liquor is kept the longer,the better it taste"?!

Question: Got such thing like "if hard liquor is kept the longer,the better it taste"!?
I got some brandy at my house and I wish to give some to my relative!.But my friend told me not to because I have kept them for few years and the brandy are valuable!.Instead of that I should buy new one for my relative!.Got such thing like this!?For instance,if I buy Chivas 12 year old today after 6 years it becomes 18 year old!? I think it is kind of weird but just to make sure here!.Please explain why is it or why is it not!.ThanksWww@FoodAQ@Com

Wine ages in the bottle if stored correctly, hard liquor does not!. If you open the liquor it will change in taste, probably for the worse, very, very slowly!. If you open wine it will change the taste, probably for the worse, fairly quickly!.

A 12 year old bottle of Chivas is a 12 year old bottle even if you store it for 20 years!. The age represents time in barrels, not bottles!. So the only chance you have of something becoming valuable is if it was a very rare or collectible item!. For example, Bruichladdich PC5 was released a few years ago for $150 a bottle and is now selling for 3-5x that because they only made a few bottles and it was very highly reviewed!. A bottle of 12 year old Glenlivet from 10 years ago is worth slightly less than it was when you bought it because there's no collectible value!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Liquors like scotch are aged in charred barrels!. The barrels are burnt on the inside which caramelizes the sugars in the wood!. The whiskey sits in the barrels for months, even years!. This is what gives whiskey its dark color and sweet, distinct flavor!. Once the whiskey is bottled, the aging process ceases!. So a "12 year old scotch" will not turn into an "18 year old scotch" in the bottle!.

Certain wines and high-alcohol beers, on the other hand, can age and mature in the bottle when stored properly!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Different ages of liquors may or may not be worth much once they are bottled!. You would have to consult with a collector about that!. The age isn't as significant once its been bottled!. If it were cask aged for 18 years vs!. 12 years that would make a much bigger difference!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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