Why Sherry Casks Are So Important To Scotch
on 28/02/14 at 11:22 amSpirits
Before writing my article last month, I had just visited Jerez in the south of Spain to see the production of sherry casks that Scotch whiskies end up maturing in. I’d mentioned last month that this month’s article will focus on why sherry casks are so important to the maturation of Scotch and the flavours they impart to the liquor.
The single most important thing when it comes to American bourbon, Irish whiskey, Japanese whisky or Scotch is the wood. Give a whisky maker a barrel he is not familiar with and he’ll probably end up with bad whisky.