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Maturation in Casks

Read about Maturation of Scotch Whisky in the cask. Learn how different oak types and caring, toasting turn wood sugar into aromas you love in Malt...

Types of Whisky casks

Learn about the types of casks used in the whisky maturation. See how Bourbon, sherry and different wine casks effect the aroma of the whisky.

Scotch - Filling the casks

Read an overview about how Scottish Single Malt whisky is filled from the spirit vat into the different casks like American standard barrels,...

Introduction to the Cask Maturation of Whisky

The Scotch whisky gets most of its unique taste from the casks it is being matured in. Find out how a cask is manufactured.

The Scottish Pot Stills

Read about the Scottish pot stills. Learn about the Wash-, Intermediate-, and the Spirit still. See the different sizes and shapes and how the reflux...

Related Distilleries


In 1889 the distillery was founded by Tom Moore under his name. It was closed down due to prohibition in 1920. Later after the 21st Amendment in Dec....


The Ardmore distillery was founded in 1898 by Adam Teacher near the town of Kennethmont. It is a typical Scottish Speyside distillery.


Arran is a very young distillery, but already has many bottlings in its program. There are also a lot of whiskies with wine finishes done by the...


Laphroaig distillery was officially founded in 1815, although rumor say that the brothers Alexander and Donald Johnston actually built the site in...


The Lagavulin distillery on Islay is home to perhaps one of Scotland's most famous whiskies. The peat and iodine of the sea give its renowned flagship...