Understanding Whisky Casks

Casks, also known as barrels, are essential for maturing whisky. Majority (60-80%) of the flavours, aromas, colours and textures developed in a whisky are the result of its contact with the wood of the casks during maturation.

The type of wood, the size of the cask, its previous contents, times of filling, and the level of charring all influence the whisky’s final characteristics.