Aside from concentrating alcohol during the distillation process, the still has a significant impact on a whisky’s flavor.
As the category is reborn after years of decline, today’s Irish distillers are working to ensure its health and protection.
Diageo—the conglomerate behind Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, and Bulleit—is putting money into micro-distilleries around the world.
There’s a new class of distilleries popping up in the American whiskey scene. They’re too big to be considered craft; yet too small to be considered major. Meet America’s “middle ground” distillers.
Scotch distillers have long aged their whisky in bourbon (and sherry) casks. Now cognac, wine, and more exotic casks are being used for maturation.