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Scotch - Maturation in the cask

Read an overview about how Scottish Single Malt whisky is matured in the casks, barrels and butts. See the dunnages (warehouses) and learn about the...

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.

Irish - Cask Choice and Maturation

Cask choice and Maturation Contents Cask choice and Maturation 1. Cask...

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...

Scotch - Bottling

Read an overview about how Scottish Single Malt whisky is bottled by the distillery or the independent bottlers. Learn about the different ABV levels...

Related Distilleries


The distillery was founded by James MacGregor in 1924. At the beginning it was a small farmers distillery with the aim of preserving their barley in...

Glen Elgin

The Glen Elgin Distillery sits in the Speyside region of Scotland. It was built by William Simpson and James Carle in 1898.

Glenury Royal

The Glenury Royal distillery was unfortuanately closed and the buildings now serve as flats. Read about its history and how it used to make whisky...


The Glenkinchie distillery's whisky is often known as the Edinburgh Malt, due to it’s close proximity to Scotland’s capital. It is one of the last...