White Owl Whisky: The Clear Alternative from Highwood Distillers
on 25/10/10 at 11:14 amSpirits
White or clear whiskies aren’t entirely new to the market. American distillers have been producing them for years. Explaining their lack of color is simple enough: “fresh make spirit” – that is, whisk(e)y straight from the still – comes out clear.
White Owl Whisky takes a different approach. Unlike in the United States where regulations don’t mandate that a whisky needs to be aged, Canadian rules are closer to those in Scotland: a whisky must be aged for at least three years in wooden barrels to be called whisky.