Whether it’s aged in a rackhouse, dunnage, or palletized warehouse has a big impact on a whisky’s flavor.
Its imitators have been numerous, but this single malt distillery set the standard for Speyside whisky long ago.
Distillers are maturing the agave spirit in casks that once held bourbon, rye, and even peaty scotch—to great effect.
Inspired by scotch and bourbon, France’s foremost distillers are rethinking maturation, age statements, and blending.
Testing three popular cooling techniques, we measured temperature and dilution over time to determine what’s best for the whisky.