I've decided to think waaaay ahead, and buy some good bottles of whiskey, wine, etc. to age for several years. I plan on giving some as gifts, and of course, enjoying some myself. I am a very occasional drinker, and I usually stick to a few favorite drinks. Martinis are the staple. I know I'm going to get a few bottles of Merlot to stick in the back of the closet, but what are some other good red wines to age? I'm not a Scotch fan, but I will probably get an already aged bottle to keep and give as a gift, or for some special occasion. Any good brands that age well? My father is a big fan of Jack Daniels, so, I was thinking either a bottle of Single Barrel, or Gentleman Jack to age and give to him down the road. How long is the ideal minimum time to age a bottle of whiskey, wine, etc? Can clear/light alcohol be aged? I mean vodkas, gins, tequila, etc. Would the flavor even change? What are some of your favorite bottles to age and enjoy down the road? Any particular prize bottles you've got tucked away?