STEP FIVE

 

This is when our customers are able to purchase Newly  Fill Whisky Casks. The liquor is put into oak casks and stored. The most common types of oak casks are those that have previously been used in the bourbon, sherry or wine industries. The spirit must mature in casks for a minimum of three years before it is legally deemed Scotch. During maturation the flavours of the spirit combine with natural compounds in the wood cask which gives the whisky a unique flavour and aroma. ​During each year of maturation around 1-2% of the spirit is lost through natural evaporation which is referred to as the 'angel's share' and explains why older whiskies are less readily available and more expensive to buy. There is simply less whisky in the cask to bottle.

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