When we think of Scotch Whisky, on the surface it seems to be a relatively uncomplicated drink. Be it malt, grain or blended Scotch Whisky, there are a wide range of flavours and aromas that can be created from only three components or ingredients. However the reality is that there are many ways we can […]
Romance of the Cask
In part two of the Romance of the Cask series we are exploring the past life of a whisky cask and what that has to do with the taste of your whisky. Specifically we’re looking at what your cask was used to store previously, and how many times it has been used to mature whisky. […]
In the third part of our Romance of the Cask series we are discussing the effects of toasting versus charring and explaining why size does matter when it comes to cask maturation. If you haven’t already you can read parts one and two.
In the final part of our Romance of the Cask series we are discussing the end. Specifically we are looking at how warehouses, including their location, can impact your whisky, what finishing is, and what is in store for a cask once it can no longer be used for whisky. If you haven’t already you […]