Refers to whisky that’s bottled at or very near its alcohol strength when it emerged from the barrel at the end of maturation, undiluted by added water. In the U.S., TTB regulations require “barrel proof” whiskey
In triple-distillation using pot stills, the still used after spirit emerges from the wash still and before it goes into the spirit still.
A locked box with a glass front that allows the distiller to watch the spirit leaving the still, measure certain characteristics, such as ABV and temperature, and divert the emerging spirit to different locations as
Refers to whisky purchased from a distiller by a third party and then bottled as a distinct brand. May be blended with other whiskies.
A term that is not legally defined, often used in marketing to suggest any product made in lesser quantites than the distiller’s standard offerings.
A producer that does not distill, but instead purchases whisky from a distillery to sell under its own brand name. Often abbreviated as NDP.