Scotch Barrel Guide Ask yourself what do the distillers do? The cask contributes oak extractives and color, and its char layer helps to change the characteristics of the new make American spirit. When new-make single malt is filled into a once-used barrel, the oak extractives are diminished by the bourbon it previously held. With that being said, ask yourself what you want in a scotch - do you want a buttery and creamy scotch like a Dalwhinnie 18-year-old, or would you like a beautifully finished Macallan sherry cask oak whisky?
Whatever you choose to do please do not put an already beautiful hand crafted scotch into a virgin oak barrel and consider the greedy angels above. Our smaller line of barrels are used for immediate and quick flavour over the course of 4 to 7 weeks.
Please make sure you've prepped and cured your oak barrel before proceeding.
Barrel-Aged Scotch Guide #1