We got to taste 3 kinds of single malt whiskey: not so old, kinda old, and really old. The longer the spirit sits in the barrel, the more oaky and woodsy aromas are embellished in its flavors. I think the oldest was 14 years in the cask and I could hardly finish this 1.5 ounce elixir. I really love whiskey as a sipping drink, but for my taste buds at 26 years old, I will go with the 8 year old scotch and a smooth cigar while talking with friends on politics, philosophy, and the meaning of time. Cheers to good health.