A US law states bourbon casks can only ever be filled once. As a result, bourbon must be matured in American oak barrels, usually for three to six years before being disposed of to Scotch distilleries. An ex-bourbon cask’s first fill will usually be a single grain whisky, destined for a blend, as they absorb the strong vanilla flavours from the wood. Once disgorged, the next fills will be with single malt whisky, for eight to 20 years at a time. A cask becomes inactive after around 35 years, and that’s when they come to us.
At 195 litres these casks are based on the default, slim, American oak cask invented for the bourbon industry, the most abundant size used for whisky.
Our large whisky casks are 64cm in diameter and 87cm high.
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