Whiskey aging is a complex and fascinating process that significantly contributes to the final spirit's character, flavor, and quality. It takes place in carefully selected casks, typically stored within the distillery or bonded warehouses over extended periods. In this blog post, we'll explore how whiskey matures in barrels and discuss the factors that can impact the cask value as the spirit ages.
The whiskey aging process is an intricate dance between time, wood, spirit, and environmental factors that leads to the creation of an exceptional beverage. The barrel's impact on whiskey's flavor, aroma, and value cannot be understated, providing a unique experience for whiskey enthusiasts and collectors alike. By understanding the nuances of whiskey aging and the factors that influence cask value, we can better appreciate this storied spirit's journey from the distillery to our glass. Cheers!
'tis the season for all kinds of lists so we thought we'd curate the 30 under 30 list that you've all been waiting for. 30 of our favorite bottles of incredible whiskey - all 30 years old or younger.
World Wars I and II had profound effects on countless aspects of society, including the global demand and popularity of various alcoholic beverages. How did soldiers' rations of Scotch whisky during these turbulent years impact the whisky industry and the competition between Scotch and Irish whiskey? In this blog post, we'll delve into the military influence on whiskey consumption and the resulting shift in demand between these two iconic styles.
The Prohibition era in the United States, from 1920 to 1933, saw the ban on the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages within the nation. While the effects of Prohibition were undoubtedly felt domestically, it also had a significant impact on alcohol industries around the world. Among those affected was the Irish whiskey industry, which grappled with the loss of a key market and struggled to maintain its global presence. In this blog post, we'll explore the impact of U.S. Prohibition on Irish whiskey production and its ramifications on global consumption.
The whisky industry continues its upward trajectory, fueled by a combination of factors such as the opening of international markets, increasing demand in emerging economies, and the easing of tariffs. However, this growth has resulted in some notable consequences, including a scarcity of well-aged products and limited availability of new make whisky. In this blog post, we will delve into the industry's expansion, the opportunities it presents for collectors and investors, and the challenges faced by whisky enthusiasts seeking new make varieties.