Well, they say a fine wine gets better with age... Does this go for cognac/brandy as well? Would a old bottle of brandy taste any different from a newer bottle? Some say the high alcoholic content kills all the good bacteria as contained in wines, so high alcoholic content does not "age". I recently read this article which has rekindled my curiousity: http://www.smh.com.au/news/money/just-a-wee-deoch-an-doris/2006/03/27/1143441084630.html Now, why would a person want to pay for a older bottle of scotch when there should not be any difference to todays bottle (if the high alcoholic content killing bacteria philiosophy holds)?